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Added reply in a thread Does my headset look on right? 7/28/2014 7:57 PM

it's 'right' with regards to your spacer alignment, if that's what you mean (ie, the gap between the top of your head-tube and the 'race' thing [lol dunno what they're called])... if you mean the entirety of it, then hell no, your stem is wayyy high ... more »

Added reply in a thread hub guards 7/28/2014 7:50 PM

[yeah i just checked... google 'bmx hub guard install profile' and the 1st couple results you see are all their site explaining how to install front/back, drive and non-drive guards to their hubs]

Added reply in a thread hub guards 7/28/2014 7:49 PM

if you googled that question, you'd find that profile's website has specific writeups for all 4 hub-guard spots on their hubs (including pictures!) It's prolly the most detailed installs for specific-hubguards i've seen, it's on their main site (profileracing.com, ... more »

Added reply in a thread Best Trick Question 7/28/2014 7:41 PM

there's ymca's in lebanon? lol no shit. anyways as everyone's said, this is almost impossible to answer.. Seeing as how you can do stuff, including 360's, that do put you past the 'low level skill' you claimed, this is hardly something ppl can answer

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Started new thread How-To: align a drivetrain (and how to gauge/measure alignment or 'trueness') 7/28/2014 7:35 PM

My past bmx's were always cobbled-together, hand-me-down parts thrown together on a couple decent frames.. I've learned how to build/tune most parts on a proper bmx setup, but euro bb's and cassette hubs are still difficult for me to do anything besides ... more »

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Added reply in a thread How-to: Protect my sprocket from failed grinds, for cheap! 7/28/2014 6:23 PM

[OR, would the best long-term solution be to just go LHD? I like that idea, but that's very expensive to swap my hub & a crank-arm, and i don't know that I think moving it 3" out of the way will protect it that well... i know it'll help, but i'd ... more »

Started new thread How-to: Protect my sprocket from failed grinds, for cheap! 7/28/2014 6:21 PM

I ride a pretty basic 25t, crank-driven, generic (United) sprocket, and am mashing the thing on failed feeble grinds. What's the cheapest approach to protect my chain and, less importantly, my sprocket? (chain is far more important, though it's a cheaper

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Added reply in a thread How to install peg + hub guard 7/24/2014 7:35 AM

the peg is on now after modifying it a bit to shorten how much axle it was taking up (the pegs are 'black ops' full-polymer pegs, adn the amount of axle they want (~12mm) seems notably larger than 'normal' pegs.. after removing the rear aluminum plate ... more »

Added reply in a thread How to install peg + hub guard 7/21/2014 9:13 AM

that's the idea, but while in learning i'd rather not weaken my chain cuz i've had a few bad experiences with kneeing my stem when chains have broken on my older bmx's (and worse on my street bikes) I got it on by reducing the size the peg took up on ... more »

Added reply in a thread How to install peg + hub guard 7/20/2014 8:18 PM

wow, even then it only showed 2 lines of txt- is that my browser?? is the above post 2 lines or more?

Added reply in a thread How to install peg + hub guard 7/20/2014 8:17 PM

^that post isn't letting me edit it.. anyway post was supposed to be: that's dumb advice lol. hub guards are

Added reply in a thread How to install peg + hub guard 7/20/2014 8:15 PM

that's dumb advice lol. hub guards are

Started new thread How to install peg + hub guard 7/20/2014 12:11 PM

I'm getting nowhere with this! I have a primo plastic hub guard, and a peg. I want both on my driver-side rear. There's only enough room for one of them; i can install either separately, but if the hub guard's on there, there's barely a thread extra ... more »

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Added a product review for Shadow Conspiracy Vultus Handlebars 7/12/2014 4:30 PM
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Great bars

Rating:

The Good: Very strong (hacksaw w/ fresh blade couldn't touch them, had to get the grinder out!)

The Bad: price is (obviously) on the 'crazy' side for 2 pieces of steel tubing, but same can be said for most other bars on the market

Overall:

Have the 9.5" rise bars and cut their width from 28.5" to 26.5" (i'm not too big and don't like wide bars anyways) Also I've got my stem upside-down, so my 'effective bar height' is actually ~8.75" rise not 9.5" 

These bars look sick and I couldn't even touch them w/ a hacksaw with a fresh blade, had to get my angle grinder out to cut them down to 26.5" width. 

These are my 2nd set of 'nice' aftermarket bars, the 1st being Fit bars, and honestly I can say that these bars are both great, and not remotely worth the money, but, hey, i'm just cheap!  I've seen aaron ross' orange odyssey bars for $40 in the past couple days on some website, I just couldn't fathom spending $50+ on a set of handlebars! (no, i did not purchase these bars at cost lol)

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Started new thread How-To: add pleg&hubguard to United Supreme bike (not enough axle!!) 7/10/2014 3:38 PM

okay, i have a couple other threads on specific pegs, and one on hub guards, for this bike; i also have an email to United; I'm still at a loss, and would like to ride b4 hearing back from United and/or buying moar parts.... I have a United brand 'Supreme'

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Added a comment about video Vital BMX Explained: Handlebars 7/3/2014 3:49 PM
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BUT he did throw bars pretty tight in the beginning, so wasn't all bad :D

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Added a comment about video Vital BMX Explained: Handlebars 7/3/2014 3:48 PM
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I hope this doesn't come across harsh, but what a waste of 2min. The end point was "go with what feels comfortable", and any specifics were incredibly obvious (if you're taller, you'll probably want bigger bars) The part dealing w/ the bar:fork angle mentioned the obvious (closer makes bike feel shorter) but didn't mention steering angles; the part about measuring the bars (the diagram shown on-screen) was plain wrong, you don't measure from bottom of the bars to top of them, you measure from middle of bottom-tube to middle of top-tube of the bars.
Would have been could to hear things like 'shorter width gives you less stability, but easier barspins', and other functional / non-obvious stuff of that nature. Everything said in that vid would've been obvious to a parent buying bars for their kid (ie, bigger bars for bigger people, or 'go with what feels right')

sorry, i feel bad crapping on a video that was meant to help, but i really don't see how that coulda helped anyone :\

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Added reply in a thread which hub guard? 7/1/2014 11:15 PM

hah yeah that's good guess/probably right! if that's the case, is there any significant advantage to kink over primo? cuz the price difference is substantial.

Added reply in a thread which hub guard? 7/1/2014 3:44 PM

thnx that's very helpful

k will go plastic then for sure, hell my pegs are full plastic (not sleeved!) i'd rather more functional stuff that i just replace as-needed. i knew they'd slide better (and metal would bite- hell i only ride concrete, ... more »

Added reply in a thread which hub guard? 7/1/2014 12:31 PM

http://www.ebay.com/itm/PRIMO-ALLOY-PURPLE-BMX-BICYCLE-COG-GUARD/201058761155?_trksid=p2045573.c100033.m2042&_trkparms=aid%3D111001%26algo%3DREC.SEED%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20131017132637%26meid%3D8013659911309870889%26pid%3D100033%26prg%3D20131017132637%26rk%3D2%26rkt%3D4%26sd%3D350997836546 ... more »