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  • About chris661
    Audio, Mountain Biking.
    United Kingdom
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    "If you underspecify some resistors they can add extra phlogiston to the music mix. This gives a much more dramatic effect than refulgence, however superb it may be. Phlogiston can move a listener in a way that ordinary music cannot." - DF96


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  • Join Date: 26th February 2008


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Posted 24th August 2015 at 04:34 PM by chris661 Comments 0
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So, three years is a long time to wait, and a lot of things have happened since the last post, some of it quite personal. I'll put it all up in sections, so if there's a bit you're not too interested in, its easy to skip.

Sound Stuff, because hey, this is an audio forum.
I arrived at Uni with my Fostex & Tang Band FAST speakers: a bi-amped setup of a FE126eN and a W6-1139 a side, 500Hz crossover. They were used for parties occasionally in the shared area of the flat in first year, and then I bought a subwoofer - JBL GTO1214 in one of those pre-fabricated car sub boxes, since that was all I could get hold of at the time. Power was a Samson Servo-550 for that.
I used that lot for a while until I realised that the Fostex drivers have a lot of distortion when you increase the volume, which throws the sound well out of balance.
Found a pair of Behringer B2031P monitors and have been using those since. Much better for what I want, though they still...

Posted 7th October 2012 at 04:05 PM by chris661 Comments 0
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So I got my grades (AAAB in Maths, Physics, Chemistry and Biology respectively) and now I'm at Sheffied University, studying Physics.

Plenty of green stuff nearby, so of course mountain biking is high on the agenda.

Well, it was.

After the past couple of rides (with a club), my bike is pretty much knackered.

The forks have emptied themselves of oil; I've managed to snap (there's only half of it left) one of the rings on the cassette; the largest chainring (at the front) got badly bent and now the metal is all soft; the bearings around the rear shock are almost gone; the rear wheel has developed some play (probably more dead bearings); the pedal bearings have gone; and the entire drive train is apparently >100% worn.

Happily, the Hope brakes are soldiering on.

The cost to put everything right: over 400, and they're gonna have to send the forks off to be fixed.

I think I might look...

Posted 29th April 2012 at 03:44 PM by chris661 Comments 0
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After many months of riding and not cleaning my bike, I cleaned it.

It was considerably lighter after such a treatment, which was great when we (me and the college people) went up to Gisburn Forest for a ride around...

Note the pictures below aren't mine, but show where we went quite well...

and, of course, here's a vid of someone else trying the black run.

hully gully (rollercoaster) gisburn 05-06-10 - YouTube

Some great riding there - if you're reading this, and happen...

Posted 29th May 2011 at 02:42 PM by chris661 Comments 1
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Me again, here's some updated pictures of my bike...

I have only one question. Which smart-alec called a brake company "Hope"?!
Surely, DefiStop would be better?

First ride around was good, the fork needs a little fettling on the rebound/travel front (remote lockout is good though), plan to head up to the local woods and set it up there.


Posted 25th March 2011 at 08:27 AM by chris661 Comments 3
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Many years ago, (when I was 11, now 17), I got a bike for my birthday/Christmas combined present, I got a mountain bike. It was good for what it was: V-brakes, 21 gears, front suspension etc.
So, I enjoyed the bike for about a year, then decided the forks weren't great, and that upgrading them would make everything much better. Now, knowing nothing about bike geometry, I fitted some longer forks. Lovely, I could go over all sorts, land jumps and the front wheel always stayed attached to the ground. Being young and adventurous, I started doing drops - onto concrete. Needless to say the wheels that came attached to a 150 bike didn't hold up particularly well.
So, a little re-speccing later, the bike got some new wheels. These were heavy duty jump wheels that are designed for grown men to jump off stuff. A 13 year old would be fine. Due to the different hubs, I also had to fit a new rear cassette, and all the deraileurs and shifters that come with.
Seeing they were disc...
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