Nukeproof Scalp

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Re: Nukeproof Scalp

Postby RockmonkeySC » Sat Feb 02, 2013 14:45 pm

Shimano Zee brakes fitted. Much easier to bleed than the Avids and a much nicer feel at the lever. Tomorrow's race should get the pads bedded in!
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Re: Nukeproof Scalp

Postby subzero64 » Mon Feb 04, 2013 10:47 am

really nice bike

im hoping to get a dh bike soon

how did the zee brakes cope this weekend
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Re: Nukeproof Scalp

Postby RockmonkeySC » Mon Feb 04, 2013 12:37 pm

They are really excellent. The track was too short to see if they will fade when they get hot but power, control & feel of the brakes is excellent.
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Re: Nukeproof Scalp

Postby RockmonkeySC » Wed Feb 27, 2013 20:06 pm

It's still putting a big grin on my mug every ride and my race results are improving though as the speed increases so does the size of the crashes.
Here's a pic from the final round of the 661 Mini downhill series at Forest of Dean
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Not the fastest run I have ever done but Minions just weren't gripping in the damp conditions.
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Re: Nukeproof Scalp

Postby mrmonkfinger » Thu Feb 28, 2013 10:01 am

you should try and sign for team nukeproof :)

the race course (was it sheepskull all the way down?) must have got trashed, corkscrew/gbu runs were quite dry.

what times did you score?
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Re: Nukeproof Scalp

Postby RockmonkeySC » Thu Feb 28, 2013 10:44 am

I think I would be great value for sponsors. Loads of advertising space on an XL jersey!
It was sheepskull, only the last 20 yards really got trashed. I crashed my first run, about 20 yards in, just went too hot in to a turn. Second run was a bit over cautious so I did a 1:41. I was getting 1:35 in practice so really disappointed.
Need to decide on a summer race series now, I'm thinking maybe Gawton summer series with a race or two at Taff Buggy and the Coombe Sydenham round of the Borderline series.
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Re: Nukeproof Scalp

Postby mrmonkfinger » Thu Feb 28, 2013 14:27 pm

that's pretty fly, podium spots were around 1:30 IIRC? (from my quick glance at the result page)

the bike seems to be working nicely for you
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Re: Nukeproof Scalp

Postby RockmonkeySC » Thu Feb 28, 2013 14:31 pm

Fastest time of the day was 1:24 so I was a little way off. I was hoping for top 15 in the masters but ended up 38th which was disappointing.
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Re: Nukeproof Scalp

Postby RockmonkeySC » Mon Apr 08, 2013 19:36 pm

More racing and shredding the local trails without a single fault. It still feels like new.
Since I managed to shift nearly three stone I thought I would treat myself to a softer rear spring which has really improved small bump sensitivity and grip. I also treated myself to a gopro and made a short video from a afternoon at Triscombe chasing one of the quicker locals.
http://youtu.be/S1BdtAWdkVM
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Re: Nukeproof Scalp

Postby RockmonkeySC » Fri Jun 07, 2013 21:40 pm

More stupidity with the Triscombe locals. This video makes the road gap looks a lot smaller than it is (25 foot gap, 7 foot drop).
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZNtLVsH6 ... e=youtu.be
I'm the third rider both times, cased it a little second time.
As always the bike is performing superbly though I'm taking the wheels to JD Tuning tomorrow to get them rebuilt with some Mavic EX721 rims. The Nukeproof rims are just a little soft and have a few dents now.
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Re: Nukeproof Scalp

Postby Ben_morris » Fri Jun 07, 2013 22:10 pm

Hi,

Great video.

If you was in the chesterfield area i would be interested in sponsoring you for next season.

Great bike btw.

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Re: Nukeproof Scalp

Postby RockmonkeySC » Sat Jun 08, 2013 20:54 pm

Thanks :)
I went for a session on it today. Crashed off the road gap in the video above, I guess the cross wind was more of a problem than I thought. After that I tried keeping up with one of the Rose Bikes team riders, that hurt as well :?
Managed to give it a bit more style on the hip jumps though so it wasn't all bad.
Wheels should be re-built with some Mavic EX721 rims by next weekend then it's back to training for the next race at Taff Buggy. Must get top 10
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Re: Nukeproof Scalp

Postby Ben_morris » Sat Jun 08, 2013 20:58 pm

Sounds like a good day racing.

How much does it cost per season to run a race bike? With upgrades, spares and repairs? PM if you prefer.

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Re: Nukeproof Scalp

Postby RockmonkeySC » Sun Jul 21, 2013 14:47 pm

I went to a local club timed practice session yesterday. Managed some pretty good times and had a lot of fun.
http://www.pinkbike.com/video/323360/
The bike was sounding like an old Orange by the end of yesterday so I have just fitted a set of new Koyo bearings. We have been using Koyo at work on quarry machines (wet, muddy & gritty) and found they are lasting a lot longer than NSK, RHP or SKF bearings. They are a little more expensive but I think they should be worth it.
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Re: Nukeproof Scalp

Postby Kowalski675 » Sun Jul 21, 2013 21:33 pm

I've used (and still am using) Koyo bearings in numerous motorcycle wheels, swingarms and headstocks over the years - cheap as chips from my local bearing factors and quality, durable kit.
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Re: Nukeproof Scalp

Postby DanDax1990 » Mon Jul 22, 2013 01:38 am

Great videos mate!
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Re: Nukeproof Scalp

Postby RockmonkeySC » Mon Sep 09, 2013 21:32 pm

A bit of suspension tweaking and a good service & it feels better than new.

A good session at Triscombe.
http://www.pinkbike.com/video/331216/

And my last race at FoD, my first top ten as well.
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Re: Nukeproof Scalp

Postby Kowalski675 » Mon Sep 09, 2013 23:19 pm

RockmonkeySC wrote:and a good service


For the bike or yourself?
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Re: Nukeproof Scalp

Postby RockmonkeySC » Tue Sep 10, 2013 08:29 am

Kowalski675 wrote:
RockmonkeySC wrote:and a good service


For the bike or yourself?


Bit of both. Nothing like a good service before a race.
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Re: Nukeproof Scalp

Postby felix.london » Tue Sep 10, 2013 23:00 pm

RockmonkeySC wrote:Shimano Zee brakes fitted


Gotta do this next year ^^ The Elixir R's on the Session just get progressively worse and worse. Literally rode the whole season this year not being able to stop properly and what a business it is to bleed them! They are just crap brakes...that's all. Next year, Shimano Zee stoppers, Renthal Fatbar and go tubeless (my puncture in the Mega Quali's still gives me nightmares)

Some nice race shots btw.
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