So, I've been having a good time on my 2012 MirraCo 20Forty. It's too much fun to ride. Like all the bicycles though, it requires maintenance. So, I took the thing apart in order to give it a thorough cleaning and lube. I had never done this before, ... more »
Added reply in a thread Hand Pain! With Picture 10/18/2013 1:11 PM
You might have a nerve pinch, a deep tissue bruise, or a bone bruise. You could change the angle of your bars so when the front wheel comes down or when you are pedaling hard, you aren't concentrating as much of your weight on the palm of your hand. ... more »
Added reply in a thread anyone ride a bmx to work 10/18/2013 12:54 PM
I ride to work 3 days out of 5, but, on my Giant Escape, not my bmx. California hills are too unforgiving for a single speed bike over the 34 mile round trip. I've ridden my bmx bike 15 miles before, but that was around Mission Bay where it's completely ... more »
Added reply in a thread Out with the old in with the new. 9/27/2013 12:15 PM
If you are looking at Soulrebelrastaman's bike those are 20" Animal MTT tires. If you are looking at my bike, they are 24" Odyssey Path P-Lytes. You just want to make sure you maintain a gear ratio that works for you. The 10/28 drive train that is on ... more »
Added reply in a thread Help me spend money!!! 8/6/2013 8:18 AM
DeGrizzle, a 24" bike is fine to sit and pedal. There is a really nice 12 mile ride along the water near my home that I ride with my wife and child on my MirraCo 20Forty 24". I tried out 20" bikes too, but the new-school geometry, although conducive ... more »
Added reply in a thread 24 inch rear wheel? 5/1/2013 10:59 AM
I am new and haven't ridden these, but the reviews are good for both the hub and the hoop. I'm considering getting the rim as a replacement for the front rim on my 24". The only other hoop that seems comparable in 24" is the Hazard Lite. I haven't heard ... more »
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Added reply in a thread Let's see 'em... 22/24/26" BMX bikes! 4/25/2013 9:13 AM
I like the red on that MirraCo so much more than the gold that is on my 2012. I like those red hoops so much, I might just with that color rather than the black I was planning on switching to!
Added reply in a thread Mirraco or Stolen 4/18/2013 3:13 PM
I have a 2012 Mirraco 20Forty and it has its merits. The frame is excellent. The rims, forks, and rims are really good for the price. The cranks, pedals, and rear hub are not bad. I didn't like the pedals or the chain at all. The Kenda tires absolutely ... more »
Added reply in a thread what was everyones first REAL bmx bike? 4/16/2013 1:05 PM
1977 Schwinn Scrambler Competition Model with the BX5-6 frame. Full chromoly bike full of awesome. I still miss it.
Added reply in a thread I need a new bike what type should I get 3/29/2013 8:13 AM
If you're not sure you want to continue riding and just want an entry level bike to get on and ride, the Strut is fine. It won't last if you progress very far because of the hi-tensile steel everything on it. For $100.00 more you can upgrade to a full ... more »
Added reply in a thread I need a new bike what type should I get 3/27/2013 2:41 PM
Partially built, like all bikes that are ordered online. You will have to put the handle bars, stem, seat, pedals, brake system, and probably wheels on the bike. The bottom bracket, headset, and forks are normally already in place. The wheels have already ... more »
Added reply in a thread Adventures in bottom bracket assembly 3/27/2013 10:31 AM
Yeah, I only used the one.
Added reply in a thread Adventures in bottom bracket assembly 3/26/2013 7:53 PM
Well, I made a cheap bearing press ($5.01) from a 3/4" x 6" threaded hex bolt, two washers and a couple of hex nuts, one of which I didn't need. I was almost stymied by my lack of a large enough socket, but luckily I had a large, adjustable crescent
Added reply in a thread I need a new bike what type should I get 3/26/2013 6:11 PM
Take a look at the Amber Resik.
Added reply in a thread I need a new bike what type should I get 3/26/2013 8:22 AM
You should definitely get a 20". My son is only 7 and about 4' 3" and he is riding an 18" right now. I doubt it will be more than a year before I put him on a 20" bike. Someone mentioned the Amber bikes from Vein. I've got to admit I like those quite ... more »
Added reply in a thread Adventures in bottom bracket assembly 3/26/2013 8:08 AM
Sure do. Thanks for the tip!
Added reply in a thread Adventures in bottom bracket assembly 3/26/2013 7:46 AM
The bottom bracket casing has a burr in the metal. I'm going to see if I have the right Dremel Tool bit to smooth it out. I'm also going to construct a simple bearing press since I'm having a hard time with the c clamp. I just can't seem to get enough ... more »
Added reply in a thread Adventures in bottom bracket assembly 3/25/2013 7:35 PM
Well, one half went in a treat. It took about 30 seconds. The second bearing I cannot seem to get in straight using the c clamp or the hammer. I'm worried that the frame might be messed up and that was why it was so difficult to get the bearings out ... more »