Added reply in a thread Knee pads 4/27/2017 8:26 AM

These are what I use. They work well enough, though they've broken in a little more than I was expecting. They were pretty tight when I first got them, but the neoprene has loosened up quite a bit. They fit nicely under skinny-ish jeans. I don't run ... more »

Added reply in a thread Getting mad 4/26/2017 11:08 AM

Pretty much this, all of it. Remember, a bad day of riding is better than a good day of work...

Added reply in a thread Another shoe question! 4/26/2017 7:28 AM

I can't comment on Etnies either (though I do want a pair of those Maranas!), but here is my breakdown of shoes. Maybe there's one you can baseline off of? All sizes US men's. Vans Slip-Ons: 10 Vans Half-Cab: 10.5 Vans Rowley XL3 (yes, I still have a ... more »

Added reply in a thread Broken rib? 4/25/2017 12:00 PM

Professional. Go see one.

Added reply in a thread Wheelie Help 4/22/2017 8:12 AM

grumpySteve wrote: You don't need to do wheelies to do manuals. Once you find the balancing point, manuals are easier! Oh my God, this, the last sentence especially. If you want to learn manuals, abandon the wheelies and learn manuals. For your consideration, ... more »

Added reply in a thread Need help with adjusting my handlebar angle 4/20/2017 2:31 PM

Technically, yes, but the difference felt because of upsweep and backsweep is negligible compared to the movement forward of the bars by any noticeable amount, whether by a longer stem or by angling the bars forward. Consider that [most] people hold ... more »

Added reply in a thread Need help with adjusting my handlebar angle 4/20/2017 1:56 PM

Depends on how you define "responsive" and "sluggish". I'll interpret it two ways here for demonstration. 1) Amount of effort needed to turn some thing some amount, or 2) arc length of handlebar steer vs. degrees turned by front wheel. The more forward ... more »

Added reply in a thread Craziest rider? 4/19/2017 2:18 PM

Everything on Grow Up is insane! Ok, maybe not insane, but it's a great watch.

Added reply in a thread Need help with adjusting my handlebar angle 4/19/2017 1:38 PM

Definitely true, I'll gladly grant you that.

Added reply in a thread Hitch Bike Rack or Roof Bike Rack 4/19/2017 12:31 PM

I want—nay, need —this car in my life.

Added reply in a thread Need help with adjusting my handlebar angle 4/19/2017 12:02 PM

You're projecting, Steve. What's negative and normal to you != what's negative and normal for everyone else. Ride what you like, how you like. End of story.

Added reply in a thread Need help with adjusting my handlebar angle 4/19/2017 11:44 AM

This. And using Charlie's geo above, the 10" bars are ≈ .388" [horizontally] closer to the rider than the 8.5" bars. I personally wouldn't consider that a trivial amount, but that's just me.

Added reply in a thread Need help with adjusting my handlebar angle 4/19/2017 7:24 AM

Sam751 wrote: I am just going to angle my bars the way it feels good to me and if they are wide forward it´s ok for me. /thread. Do what you like, like what you do.

Added reply in a thread Alright guys - help me out here! 4/18/2017 1:06 PM

So your dad's not fond of the best value?

Ok, my ribbing aside, will he allow you to contribute cash to this purchase? Can you sell off whatever bits you have left of your other two bikes, and put that towards your allotment?
Added reply in a thread Alright guys - help me out here! 4/18/2017 11:26 AM

+1! This would be the better route, absolutely, though I'm not sure your dad will go for it. Seems like between two partial bikes and a new frame, you could have a pretty solid build.

Added reply in a thread Could 12+ years of skateboarding lead to bad habits on BMX? Am i riding like a dummy? 4/15/2017 10:29 PM

Haha, yeah. The local talent... they're an elusive bunch! Anywho, if I see you there, I'll holler!

Added reply in a thread Gaming youtubers 4/15/2017 8:25 AM

+1! "If it bleeds, we can kill it."

Added reply in a thread Ti-ceramic bb kit worth it? 4/15/2017 8:19 AM

It's ultra-expensive, that's the verdict on it! Seriously, though, it has a lot of different configuration/setup options, so you can get it built pretty much how you want. I have a friend who rides one and he loves it. He says he hasn't had to really ... more »

Added reply in a thread Could 12+ years of skateboarding lead to bad habits on BMX? Am i riding like a dummy? 4/15/2017 8:10 AM

That looks like a Nordstrom. He's a local! +1 for all of your local support! Moving on... Stay away from those granite sub boxes at House Park. They're death traps! I have no clue if that's where you futzed your chain, but it's good advice nonetheless.

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Added reply in a thread Ti-ceramic bb kit worth it? 4/14/2017 7:43 PM

The rear end is 13.2" slammed (rear wheel all the way forward in rear dropout). Kink doesn't say how much adjustability there is in the rear dropout, but according to danscomp, there is only adjustment up to 13.5". That's too twitchy/unstable for me, ... more »