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Added reply in a thread Rich white children and bmx. 11/6/2013 11:53 AM

Life's not fair. Fair is a place you ride the Ferris wheel and eat cotton candy. Losers worry about what someone else has.

Added reply in a thread age matters????? 10/19/2013 9:48 AM

I'm 44 and just getting started. You can do this shit as long as you want. People sit on their asses and eat garbage for 20 years and blame their age for be a fat, falling apart piece of crap.

Started new thread Aaron Ross Pro or Broadcaster 2013's 10/14/2013 10:53 PM

Beginner rider, the bike is for park riding. Been riding a craigslist bike to get my feet wet before I spend much money. Which bike and why? Are the upgraded parts on the Ross even matter for a newb? Not building a custom. Thanks for any responses.

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Added reply in a thread Vegetable oil FOR my hub?? 10/3/2013 8:43 AM

Use Crisco. That shit was originally sold to make candles with. They marketed it as food when electricity was becoming available. Do anything with these fake oils just don't eat them. You do know bearing grease costs a buck or to at Walmart in automotive. ... more »

Added reply in a thread Supporting LBS? 9/30/2013 9:15 AM

I'm willing to pay a little more to shop locally but there is a limit. Service is worth money, but I'm not going to get raped on the price or put up with crap service. At some point it becomes charity.

Added reply in a thread finally learned hop whips! 9/26/2013 3:50 AM

Thanks for the quick video, I watched it a bazillion times, probably watch it a bazillion more. It looked super clean.

Added reply in a thread :( people at my local skate park are assholes!! 9/16/2013 8:03 PM

^^This^^ Not words of a gay guy Crazy, but entertaining.

Added reply in a thread Is this Sunday's Idea of Quality control 9/16/2013 7:54 PM

That doesn't look like a problem at all.

Started new thread Pegs 8/26/2013 9:59 AM

I've never had pegs in 35 years+ of riding bikes, trying to learn to grind. When I am not running over my calf with the rear peg, I am smashing my toe in between the ledge and front peg. Are they hazardous after you get used to them being there? I'm ... more »

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Added reply in a thread Two questions about striped stem bolts 4/12/2013 10:29 AM

Hollow bolts the same size and grade as solid bolts are not stronger. The material making up the "2 concave layers" of the hollow bolt would be there whether the bolt is hollowed or not. Removing material does not keep bolts from pulling apart. The statement, ... more »

Added reply in a thread Two questions about striped stem bolts 4/12/2013 10:12 AM

This bolts in a bmx stem have no side load applied to them in the manner you describe. The force applied is pulling them apart. A smaller amount of material being pulled apart is not stronger than more material. Your statement on vibrating forces has ... more »

Added reply in a thread Starter Bike 4/9/2013 3:18 PM

Thanks BMX_Forever. By my definition this makes them all Amber or Eastern, bikes within the same company often have different specs. I'm betting Eastern started Amber to get another stab at the market, due to the bad rap they have been getting. Of course ... more »

Added reply in a thread Starter Bike 4/8/2013 11:33 AM

Is there any connection, financially, in tech, or manufacturing? Does Eastern have a financial interest in Vein?

Added reply in a thread Starter Bike 4/8/2013 9:02 AM

Are the Ambers that Vein sells re-branded Easterns? It wouldn't surprise me. I'm looking at the Chief, vein says it's their top level dirt jumper, and the vessel, the amber version. Are the top level Easterns comparable in quality to other top brands? ... more »

Added reply in a thread opinions 4/2/2013 9:12 AM

Go ride. Forks get scratched, black looks better touched up.

Added reply in a thread opinions 4/2/2013 8:20 AM

Leave it, looks great.

Added reply in a thread Tech & flow bikes 3/18/2013 8:42 PM

I think you're getting a little over specific on your types of riding.

Added reply in a thread Tech & flow bikes 3/18/2013 7:29 AM

It doesn't make sense to me not to have a bike for each type of riding you do.

Added reply in a thread Need some help IDing this frame 3/11/2013 8:10 AM

Dyno

Added reply in a thread Pedals won't come off!!!! 3/9/2013 3:22 PM

Do you know the left pedal is reverse threads? That might be your problem.