Started new thread Long(est)-lasting tires available in 2.2-2.4"" 2/20/2017 12:28 PM

I was trying to determine which tires were slickest (ie no tread), and was going to, from that point, try to use weight to determine how thick the rubber is - I'm doing this to try and get an idea *how long-lasting* the tire is, but realized quickly ... more »

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Added reply in a thread Silver Surfer 2/12/2017 8:46 AM

I think my bike looked better when it was full black (excepting the purple sprocket and oil-slick chain), the first pic in this album just looks better than what I've got now IMO http://imgur.com/a/kTeHL Still have that black United SU2 frame (21") but

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Started new thread [Tires] Are T1's the 'slickest' tires out there? Also, are Hawks now 'Pursuit's? Also fitment Q's 2/12/2017 8:31 AM

I've got some tire Q's I'm hoping for clarification on (I love sliding my rear-end around and am just tearing through my rear, am probably weeks away from needing to get on with buying something new) Am currently riding 2.4x2.2 of the regular ody Hawks ... more »

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Added reply in a thread Can anyone else sit in their seat and flex their handlebars? Unsure if broken... 2/11/2017 9:23 AM

I'm afraid of my self-control when I look at frames (Cult's 'Too Short'? DROOOOL!!), last thing I need is to be goaded into buying new ;D (especially when I'm finally content that my bike is done / almost done!

http://www.vitalbmx.com/forums/Bike-Checks,27/Silver-Surfer,1311158#post_2239225 ... more »
Added reply in a thread Can anyone else sit in their seat and flex their handlebars? Unsure if broken... 2/11/2017 9:22 AM

Interesting to know thank you!! This is my 2nd set of them (both 9" vultus, the first were black and cut to ~26.25", never noticed this although I'd never looked, hell I didn't notice it in these chrome ones for many months) While they may be known for ... more »

Added reply in a thread Can anyone else sit in their seat and flex their handlebars? Unsure if broken... 2/11/2017 9:18 AM

they're 2-piece bars (chrome shadow vultus 9" bars cut to 27.0" wide; bars are cromo and butted, and I've heard them referred to as 'light bars' although when I compare them on danscomp they don't seem particularly light/heavy compared to other 9" bars) ... more »

Added reply in a thread Silver Surfer 2/11/2017 9:07 AM

Yeah gotta love empire!! Can you tell that on the other stay (seat stay) above it that the gold is the Animal logo? For everyone who's unaware, Empire is one of the companies that will allow you to mail them a self-addressed, stamped envelope to them

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Added reply in a thread Silver Surfer 2/10/2017 11:20 AM

Oh and it's now got a brand-new (well 2-3wks at this point) 10t odyssey driver, and I've built the chain in-place on the sprocket using the KMC half-link to reduce my CS from 13.75" to 13.5" :D Re pedals, yes they're facing backwards (regular pedals ... more »

Added reply in a thread Silver Surfer 2/10/2017 11:13 AM

bunch more pics here: http://imgur.com/a/5DzHC
Added reply in a thread Silver Surfer 2/10/2017 11:12 AM

(not my beautiful property in the background, for full disclosure lol)
Added reply in a thread Silver Surfer 2/8/2017 11:18 AM

gave up on the idea of polished-steel forks and painted them black, swapped my slightly-worn rear pleg to the front so I've got that nice quasi-worn flatness up front, and a relatively fresh pleg on the back now

Last thing I want to change ... more »
Added reply in a thread Silver Surfer 2/8/2017 11:14 AM

I love plastic

New MKIV GLAND guard fits like a charm, also just put on a new set of plastic Monster pedals, am ready to go burn through some plastic lol!!... more »
Added reply in a thread Can anyone else sit in their seat and flex their handlebars? Unsure if broken... 2/8/2017 8:06 AM

Just to be clear these are quasi-new bars, I mean maybe 1-1.5yrs old, the chrome is intact everywhere except the spots where my thumbs go (I usually ride with my thumbs over the bars not under), and I don't do big drops or beat on my bike, also I weigh ... more »

Started new thread Can anyone else sit in their seat and flex their handlebars? Unsure if broken... 2/8/2017 8:03 AM

I've ridden 9" Vultus bars for years, my last set I cut pretty short but this set is 27" wide and I noticed something - I'm able to sit in my seat, roll up to a wall and put my front wheel against it to position the bike, grasp the bars with the widest ... more »

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Added reply in a thread anyone know pedals that can be safely removed from their spindles? 1/21/2017 6:41 AM

Sundaybmxrr- I hope that's the case with some of my other pedals, as my first pair I attempted it on was *not* a double nut setup, it was merely a single nut at the end of a cromo spindle (there was a nut, a spacer and two sealed bearing cartridges) ... more »

Added reply in a thread Cranks became very stiff after replacing driver (driver spins perfect though..) 1/20/2017 5:13 PM

It was the compression nut, for some reason it was moving when I tightened the wheel in....left it ~1/16th turn looser before re-tightening the axle nuts and all was well, am in love with this new driver I've ridden 2nd-hand drivers and wheels for so ... more »

Added reply in a thread Cranks became very stiff after replacing driver (driver spins perfect though..) 1/20/2017 9:26 AM

I know I'm long-winded when I write so I'm guessing you didn't read my whole post but yeah it's a LHD driver lol, the pawls are catching beautifully (in fact I'm f'ing in love with the noise of them, mmmm fresh pawls bangin that hub w/ minimal grease ... more »

Started new thread anyone know pedals that can be safely removed from their spindles? 1/20/2017 9:11 AM

I ride with flipped cranks (ie my RHD cranks are on the opposite sides they should be), this puts my pedals backwards ie they tilt backward not forward - I figured the obvious answer would be to just pop off the outside plastic piece that protects the ... more »

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Added reply in a thread Cranks became very stiff after replacing driver (driver spins perfect though..) 1/20/2017 8:13 AM

the one that goes around the outer-most edge of the driver, sealing it against the outer-most ring of of the outside of the hub-body? I had a black (seemed more plastic than rubber) thin washer/gasket there, honestly I don't even recall seeing it yesterday ... more »

Started new thread Cranks became very stiff after replacing driver (driver spins perfect though..) 1/19/2017 8:34 PM

So I just replaced my hub's driver and I babied it, I mean I always do a good job of de- and re-greasing everything but this driver was a PITA to find (LHD 10t for older ODY driver, had to get help from odyssey who were FANTASTIC in helping me), I greased ... more »

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