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SteveG



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 16, 2016 9:54 pm    Post subject: Learning Manuals Reply with quote

Ok so it's gona take me longer than 15 minutes in the back street to get the feel for manuals...

Struggling ... ANY TIPS?
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Attila



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 16, 2016 10:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The gmbn video on YouTube give some good advice, don't worry about picking it up fast, it will click all of a sudden.

If you aren't sure what you are doing wrong try setting up a camera and videoing yourself.

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SteveG



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 17, 2016 6:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah I think I will do, I think I'll break the stages down as I feel I'm fumbling my way through it.
Practice Pump, then position over rear wheel, then creating L shape.

Then try to merge it altogether ...
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 17, 2016 7:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm trying them too. I keep getting wobbly & falling off (which is weird for someone who can tightrope).
Bunnyhops - No problem.
Endos - No problem.
Wheelies & manuals - Problem! I used to have no issues at all lifting the front wheel up on my old 26er (that was 15 years ago though).
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Magnus



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 17, 2016 8:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I opened this thread expecting to see something by Haynes Rolling Eyes don't no what I was thinking there. Embarassed Embarassed Embarassed

And no I cant do them on my 29er but then i don't have the need.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 17, 2016 9:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Magnus wrote:

And no I cant do them on my 29er but then i don't have the need.


Oh yes you do. You just don't realise it! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 17, 2016 9:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

come on, Manuals are as cool as penguin piss!

I can it up (ooh er missus) but struggle to hold them...

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 17, 2016 9:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

xgsjx wrote:
Magnus wrote:

And no I cant do them on my 29er but then i don't have the need.


Oh yes you do. You just don't realise it! Very Happy


Commuting along a canal tow path?

The only reason I can see would be to look extremely cool in front of my Grandson Cool Cool And then to be extremely uncool as i fell off Embarassed Embarassed Embarassed

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 17, 2016 7:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's getting better... Nearly looped out a few times but starting to put the bits together ... Seems I was forgetting the push with legs
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 17, 2016 9:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Magnus wrote:
xgsjx wrote:
Magnus wrote:

And no I cant do them on my 29er but then i don't have the need.


Oh yes you do. You just don't realise it! Very Happy


Commuting along a canal tow path?

The only reason I can see would be to look extremely cool in front of my Grandson Cool Cool And then to be extremely uncool as i fell off Embarassed Embarassed Embarassed

You could always pretend that you're training for a triathlon as you launch from manual to canal, do a short swim & then run a bit. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 18, 2016 2:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

xgsjx wrote:

You could always pretend that you're training for a triathlon as you launch from manual to canal, do a short swim & then run a bit. Very Happy


Been there done that .. Embarassed

As kids we used to cycle along the tow path to the scrappy, and knick stuff for making go-carts (fu*ker used shoot at us with an air rifle Shocked ) .. any who, found an old javelin in the ally scrap didn't I Very Happy .. thought .. "I'm avin that!" ... bombing along going back home pleased with my booty, the bl00dy thing got a bit close to the front wheel, and ......... boom! locked the front solid instantly, OTB .. and into the mingin canal Embarassed

Learned a big lesson that day about the laws of physics and motion Laughing

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 18, 2016 4:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

xgsjx wrote:
Magnus wrote:
xgsjx wrote:
Magnus wrote:

And no I cant do them on my 29er but then i don't have the need.


Oh yes you do. You just don't realise it! Very Happy


Commuting along a canal tow path?

The only reason I can see would be to look extremely cool in front of my Grandson Cool Cool And then to be extremely uncool as i fell off Embarassed Embarassed Embarassed

You could always pretend that you're training for a triathlon as you launch from manual to canal, do a short swim & then run a bit. Very Happy


bin there done that but it was the result of un-planned endo after a kid stepped out infront of me Embarassed Embarassed Embarassed

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Lotus one plus one Columbus tubing 3 x butted
Campag chorus group including wheels

Marin Rocky Ridge 2001

Marin 2013 Indian Fire Trail 29er (best Marin ever)
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 18, 2016 4:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

KTM540 wrote:
xgsjx wrote:

You could always pretend that you're training for a triathlon as you launch from manual to canal, do a short swim & then run a bit. Very Happy


Been there done that .. Embarassed

As kids we used to cycle along the tow path to the scrappy, and knick stuff for making go-carts (fu*ker used shoot at us with an air rifle Shocked ) .. any who, found an old javelin in the ally scrap didn't I Very Happy .. thought .. "I'm avin that!" ... bombing along going back home pleased with my booty, the bl00dy thing got a bit close to the front wheel, and ......... boom! locked the front solid instantly, OTB .. and into the mingin canal Embarassed

Learned a big lesson that day about the laws of physics and motion Laughing


Shocked Shocked Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy

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Raleigh Shimano 105 team triathlon

Lotus one plus one Columbus tubing 3 x butted
Campag chorus group including wheels

Marin Rocky Ridge 2001

Marin 2013 Indian Fire Trail 29er (best Marin ever)
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Attila



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 18, 2016 7:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

KTM540 wrote:
xgsjx wrote:

You could always pretend that you're training for a triathlon as you launch from manual to canal, do a short swim & then run a bit. Very Happy


Been there done that .. Embarassed

As kids we used to cycle along the tow path to the scrappy, and knick stuff for making go-carts (fu*ker used shoot at us with an air rifle Shocked ) .. any who, found an old javelin in the ally scrap didn't I Very Happy .. thought .. "I'm avin that!" ... bombing along going back home pleased with my booty, the bl00dy thing got a bit close to the front wheel, and ......... boom! locked the front solid instantly, OTB .. and into the mingin canal Embarassed

Learned a big lesson that day about the laws of physics and motion Laughing


Laughing Laughing Laughing

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 19, 2016 1:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

BMX track is the best place to learn. Find some nice rounded doubles and use those to lift the front wheel and place it on the downslope.

Be careful about getting addicted and learning how to manual tripples as it will become all consuming.
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