Fred, There was a big article today in the NY times on this guy in the youtube video.. Danny MacAskill. Un freeking believable. IMHO. Edward Albert Chappaqua, New York, U.S.A. thevintagebikelife.com
On Wed, Dec 30, 2009 at 1:59 PM, Fred Blasdel <email@example.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Dec 29, 2009 at 6:50 PM, John Clay <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > "Trials"? In the context of the time I wonder if it wasn't really
> > to motorcycle trials, but more in line with the Technical Trials which
> > involved modest loads and difficult terrain.
> No, it really is exactly like Motorcycle Trials -- trick riding with
> extremely low gears.
> Trials bikes are typically built like a BMX with 24" or 26" wheels with
> wide tires, a tiny front chainring, and a megarange cassette with a
> derailleur but a shortened chain. Hydraulic rim brakes from Magura were
> common, but they seem to have mostly switched to discs for availability
> despite the loss of ground clearance.
> A recent popular example:
> -- Fred Blasdel in Seattle