Once upon a time I owned the awesome beast below:
|Trials awesomeness guarded by extreme viciousness|
As with all trials bikes the gear lever is positioned a fair way forward of the foot-peg so you have to take your foot off the peg to change gear. This is so that you don't accidentally knock the gear-change while balancing on the pegs and clambering over stuff.
While it didn't feature modern advances like disc brakes, water-cooling, fuel in frame and parts made of unobtainium, it did have a built-in chain oiler. You would fill the left hand side swing-arm with any old oil and then open a little tap to allow the oil to drip onto the chain - you just had to remember to turn it on and off...
I never got seriously into trials but a mate and I would often take the bike down to the local river and play around clambering up banks, over rocks, ride through big puddles and also give it a bit of a thrashing every now when pretending it was actually a motorcross bike. It was pretty good at everything I mentioned except perhaps that last one. At any rate for the piddling amount I paid for it, it gave me a bit of fun and never let me down either.
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