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by ade_mcc
Tue Jul 31, 2012 2:34 pm
Forum: Surfing Dirt Main Forum
Topic: "alpine" type brakes
Replies: 12
Views: 1580

Hi Nick, do the mbs channel trucks need to be modified at all, i.e. the noggin bit cut/angle grinded off, or do they just fit over the top?
Cheers!
by ade_mcc
Tue Jul 31, 2012 5:39 am
Forum: Surfing Dirt Tv
Topic: motivation
Replies: 148
Views: 33178

Where The Trail Ends
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by ade_mcc
Tue Jul 31, 2012 3:09 am
Forum: Surfing Dirt Main Forum
Topic: How Many Of Us Have Ever Competed?
Replies: 24
Views: 3739

Hi Tom, yeah, without generalising too much, many of the younger riders ride in the bare minimum (skate-helmet, knee, elbow and wristguards), whilst many of the older riders up the protection a little. I call it the 'mortgage' effect. I think it's worth going for the uplift alone and the track is wi...
by ade_mcc
Mon Jul 30, 2012 5:53 am
Forum: Surfing Dirt Main Forum
Topic: Custom Brake for MBS Trucks??
Replies: 62
Views: 12257

Not the best answer, but here we go! Don't know about the PS Pros, but on the MBS Trispokes, the spacers create a small ~1-2mm gap between the disk and the plastic hubs. I'm lead to believe this is to stop the thermal transfer of heat from the disks melting the hubs. The RS Pros wont melt but in my ...
by ade_mcc
Mon Jul 30, 2012 2:19 am
Forum: Gear for sale + Wanted
Topic: ForSale- Alpine braking system
Replies: 9
Views: 1161

£90 cash in hand and I'll come and pick then up at a time convenient with you? I'm only in Chaddesden, Derby and work down London Road so anytime is good (except for tonight - I'm out riding).
by ade_mcc
Sun Jul 29, 2012 2:24 pm
Forum: Surfing Dirt Main Forum
Topic: How Many Of Us Have Ever Competed?
Replies: 24
Views: 3739

Downhill Round 2: http://www.atbauk.org/downhillseries-round2.html http://www.facebook.com/events/246051728811651/ http://the-dirt-box.blogspot.co.uk/2012/06/6-weeks-till-dave-round-2-saturday-18th.html http://www.worldalternativegames.co.uk/events/mountain-boarding/
by ade_mcc
Fri Jul 27, 2012 6:39 am
Forum: Surfing Dirt Main Forum
Topic: How Many Of Us Have Ever Competed?
Replies: 24
Views: 3739

In fairness, you normally get an uplift for the Boarder-X too. :)

Come on Dave, not long now!
by ade_mcc
Fri Jul 27, 2012 5:13 am
Forum: The Shed
Topic: Brake Handle Push Switch
Replies: 19
Views: 2865

Hmm, can't seem to see the actual reason you are doing it on the blog, I can't for the life of me work out why you would want such a thing. Boring, crappy answer - It's a stopwatch . Also, regarding the camera post - specifically the line "a camera firmware update switched the unit back to 30fps an...
by ade_mcc
Wed Jul 25, 2012 8:08 am
Forum: The Shed
Topic: best eggs
Replies: 17
Views: 2186

People had problems with the Dampas when using the no-spring modification, but at all other times swapping egg shocks for dampas is normal (and is actively encouraged!). Edit - didn't properly read your post. Pro trucks will be a bit tighter so eggs will fit fine, dampas, not so sure. I shouldn't po...
by ade_mcc
Wed Jul 25, 2012 4:57 am
Forum: How-To Forums
Topic: Kingpin removal & replacement
Replies: 6
Views: 2175

Both ways are possible, it's all a matter of either sufficient weight, or sufficient leverage. My preferred method would be to insert the kingpin and then springs/dampas as follows: <iframe width="420" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/T3KrDp3pEPc" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></ifra...
by ade_mcc
Tue Jul 24, 2012 7:46 am
Forum: The Shed
Topic: Brake Handle Push Switch
Replies: 19
Views: 2865

Travis wrote:Man I was way too sensible... erm... DINOSAUR DISPENSER!


Not at all - an adjustable truck stiffness button is a great idea! No idea how to implement it, but it's certainly worth thinking about.
by ade_mcc
Mon Jul 23, 2012 6:13 am
Forum: The Shed
Topic: Brake Handle Push Switch
Replies: 19
Views: 2865

Brake Handle Push Switch

I've adapted the brake handle of my ABS brake to incorporate a push switch on the end that can be easily operated when adopting the Goofy Mark style of brake operation. Regular Dirt-Box blog readers will know what my plans are, but that's not important right now. My question to you is, if you had a ...
by ade_mcc
Mon Jul 23, 2012 5:06 am
Forum: Gear for sale + Wanted
Topic: ForSale- Alpine braking system
Replies: 9
Views: 1161

Photos please! :)
by ade_mcc
Sun Jul 22, 2012 10:06 am
Forum: Surfing Dirt Main Forum
Topic: Alpine Braking Systems - A Full Review (Actually a full review)
Replies: 112
Views: 14452

Easy enough to re-drill, if you have the right tooling, then you'll need 5 longer bolts per disk, plus 5 spacers per disk. If you are buying from ABS direct then it should be a relatively easy option for Nick to do for you, or if you are buying second hand from somewhere, then ABS or someone with a ...
by ade_mcc
Fri Jul 20, 2012 5:05 am
Forum: Newbie Q&A
Topic: Real quick question.
Replies: 5
Views: 1001

So with the board in the central position, are all eggs free to wobble? If this is correct and I've understood your situation right, then in may be worth cranking down your springs a bit to avoid a wobbly bit in the middle before you have turned sufficiently to make contact with the eggs and can sta...
by ade_mcc
Tue Jul 17, 2012 3:34 am
Forum: Session Finder
Topic: Whinlatter Weekend III 28th-30th September
Replies: 59
Views: 9158

Why the long face?
by ade_mcc
Wed Jul 11, 2012 2:24 am
Forum: Surfing Dirt Main Forum
Topic: I Am McC
Replies: 15
Views: 2174

What happened to this forum??? :confused: :(
by ade_mcc
Tue Jul 03, 2012 6:17 am
Forum: Session Finder
Topic: Anyone fancy a day of downhilling??
Replies: 57
Views: 4532

Great write-up, Brennig, you should have blogged it!
Who made it in the end?
by ade_mcc
Fri Jun 29, 2012 2:46 am
Forum: Newbie Q&A
Topic: brakes
Replies: 2
Views: 808

Hey Petridis, is it the standard Core 95 - Vector Trucks and Twistar Hubs? If so, I don't think (but I'll happily be proved wrong) that the trucks have standard holes for the MBS V5 brakes to fit into. If the V5 did fit, then the metal disks to make contact with wouldn't fit onto the Twistar Hubs. A...
by ade_mcc
Wed Jun 27, 2012 6:57 am
Forum: Surfing Dirt Main Forum
Topic: Llanwrtyd Wells WAG Event / Dave Downhill
Replies: 8
Views: 1037

"all you need is a board" - not technically true - you'll also need pads and a helmet.

How will the medals work? Will it be the top three in the pros, or top three times overall?

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