So two weeks ago I bought a fly Springhanger brake, and one of the "knarps" on the spring/cable already popped off. Just like in this thread. Boo. Anyway, did anyone else go brakeless as a matter of circumstance, or did you all do it by choice? I ... more »
Added reply in a thread New bmx company? 2/22/2017 1:07 PM
I like the shirt, but let's get down to brass tacks. How much for the Spongebob clock?
Added reply in a thread Sprocket sizes? 2/22/2017 1:01 PM
Ditto. I love having things as dialed as possible, and I love the process of tinkering/trial and error to get it dialed. Millimeters can be expensive, but they count!
Added reply in a thread Sprocket sizes? 2/22/2017 8:07 AM
I'd like a 26t, both to take a little slack out of the system, and so my pedaling doesn't feel so lifeless. I don't go all that fast, but I don't like to pedal a lot either. Yes, I'm lazy.
Added reply in a thread Bmx 2/20/2017 3:21 PM
There's really no such thing as a "standard" any bike. Buy what you want and ride it on what you want. For what it's worth, with the exception of the toptube, the geometry on my bike is very close to that of the TRL and I ride park exclusively. At least
Added reply in a thread Help me please 2/20/2017 3:08 PM
This is what I'd do. You can ultimately get the aesthetic/style you want. Black frames and chrome bars and chrome forks are not difficult to come by. It just may take some time and money invested in the aftermarket.
Added reply in a thread Affordable BMX: Mongoose Mode 900 2/20/2017 2:40 PM
Nice ride. I'm willing to bet you'll be buying some more new parts as early as next week.
Added reply in a thread Got Bit by the Bug 2/20/2017 2:34 PM
Added reply in a thread My Brake Broke, Now I'm Brakeless. Probably Gonna Die... 2/20/2017 1:34 PM
Just got back from empire, got the fly Manual with the "traditional" springs-on-the-arms setup. I doubt empire is reading this thread, but a huge shoutout to them for doing the exchange without a receipt! Much appreciated! Off-topic, but I also bought
Added reply in a thread My Brake Broke, Now I'm Brakeless. Probably Gonna Die... 2/20/2017 1:29 PM
Hmm, yeah, sounds sketchy.
Added reply in a thread My Brake Broke, Now I'm Brakeless. Probably Gonna Die... 2/20/2017 1:28 PM
Right on, gotcha.
Added reply in a thread Knee and Shin pads? 2/20/2017 9:05 AM
Haha, I just started using shin and knee pads last week. I also took a pretty bad digger. Shin pads. I have the Shadow Invisalite shin pads. Slim and no straps or buckles, just elastic. Fits beautifully under the skinnies/slims I wear. Knee pads. I have ... more »
Added reply in a thread My Brake Broke, Now I'm Brakeless. Probably Gonna Die... 2/20/2017 8:54 AM
Haha, not yet!
Added reply in a thread My Brake Broke, Now I'm Brakeless. Probably Gonna Die... 2/20/2017 8:51 AM
Interesting replies. Thanks for the insights! I'm kind of haphazardly replying to all of you below in no particular order, though not necessarily by name. I was really stoked on the Springhanger, mostly 'cause I love simplicity. Function > gimmick. ... more »
Started new thread My Brake Broke, Now I'm Brakeless. Probably Gonna Die... 2/19/2017 7:35 PM
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Added reply in a thread If i get a new chain, should i also get a new sprocket? 2/19/2017 11:39 AM
I would. As other have stated, the chain and the sprocket wear together. As far as bar width, like p1p said, run what's comfortable. You can tweak the functional width by cutting the bars and/or changing grip length. My bars—right now anyway—are 28" ... more »
Added reply in a thread if i take my front gyro brake off, 2/18/2017 10:35 PM
Haha, I couldn't help but think of Dave Voelker's fabled flat-front-tire-20-mile manual in Lord Voelker .
Added reply in a thread if i take my front gyro brake off, 2/18/2017 8:49 AM
Nope. Unless you have a gyro setup with which I am unfamiliar, the front brake doesn't even use the gyro; it just threads through the steerer tube and out one side of the fork.
Added reply in a thread Guarded sprocket 2/18/2017 7:30 AM
Yep. So much ambivalence here. On the one hand, I absolutely appreciate and value the purpose. On the other? Gross.
Added reply in a thread Frame collecting 2/18/2017 7:26 AM
Haha, the only frame I have lying around is also an Eastern Dragon c. 2006.
Added reply in a thread Rust in tubing / HT 2/17/2017 6:44 PM
Business as usual. Ride it!