Added reply in a thread Want to clean&condition my gum-wall tires, hoping for tips/tricks/ideas on *how*! 2/24/2017 8:07 AM

Thanks man that's good stuff

Added reply in a thread Long(est)-lasting tires available in 2.2-2.4"" 2/24/2017 7:42 AM

Minimum PSI being problematic due to tire selection?! VERY glad you brought that up, it's something I've wondered and always forget to ask! Sometimes tires have 'minimum psi', which I never understood - max-psi makes sense, but minimum? My current tires ... more »

Added reply in a thread Long(est)-lasting tires available in 2.2-2.4"" 2/24/2017 7:33 AM

What other tires can you compare them to? I'd have to double-check but I think those had an impressively light weight (like duo's, for instance DUO HSL's in 2.4, as a set, would save me almost a pound - a pound of rolling-weight at the outer-edge of ... more »

Added reply in a thread Long(est)-lasting tires available in 2.2-2.4"" 2/24/2017 7:30 AM

apologies, brevity isn't natural to me and I forget to go back and edit/shorten :/ The T1's got a lot of love in another tire thread I'd made, and when comparing their weight to other similar tires they're significantly heavier, I'd been interested to ... more »

Added reply in a thread Long(est)-lasting tires available in 2.2-2.4"" 2/24/2017 7:27 AM

That's funny, I'd seen those and thought they looked very cool aesthetically (at the time, am now a huge fan of slicks and the slicker-the-better, aesthetically) but at first I thought they'd last because of how thick that rubber was, but in reality ... more »

Added reply in a thread Want to clean&condition my gum-wall tires, hoping for tips/tricks/ideas on *how*! 2/23/2017 6:53 PM

wax huh? am surprised that didn't even cross my mind, I'm imagining you mean car wax right? Have you done this more than once on tan gumwalls with success? If so I'd really like to know which specific wax you used so I can be sure to get the right product!

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Started new thread Want to clean&condition my gum-wall tires, hoping for tips/tricks/ideas on *how*! 2/23/2017 11:47 AM

I've got a set of gumwall odyssey hawk tires, and while they're not so old that the rubber has any cracks, the gum-walls are starting to get 'stiff' ie threads/fibers starting to come loose, I cut them instead of pulling as they pull looong strands when ... more »

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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 »