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Added reply in a thread how-to: clean/grease my hub&driver. Thinking i want it loud 9/17/2014 10:31 PM

wow, what a terrible eve of tuning... there was no increase in noise, so guess my cassette was as smooth as it was machined for. but, the main problem (consistent grinding noise when pedal was in certain spot), was only reduced, and that reduction was

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Added reply in a thread how-to: clean/grease my hub&driver. Thinking i want it loud 9/17/2014 9:51 PM

damn, does nobody work their own bikes here?? If i post something about tricks, or part recommendations, i have a million replies, but something as (seemingly) simple as this and still no reply... my intuition - that most here are more talk than ride

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Started new thread how-to: clean/grease my hub&driver. Thinking i want it loud 9/17/2014 7:37 PM

i've always done hubs the same way i do headsets and bb's, which is - alcohol soak/scrub til fully-clean-metal, then - white lithium grease I have several things I need to tune-up right now and will need my rear wheel off anyways, so am gonna clean/tune

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Added reply in a thread Squatters (barbell/exercise) -- How do you find it affects your biking? 9/13/2014 8:47 PM

^sounds like advanced kegels ;P i ride bmx and fixed-gear street/distance, and see similar gains in both types of riding coinciding w/ "fitness" (strength, cardio-capacity, flexibility, etc), and anytime i hear ppl saying stuff like 'strength doesn't ... more »

Started new thread Squatters (barbell/exercise) -- How do you find it affects your biking? 9/13/2014 7:13 PM

I've seen a lot of people post 'leg strength isn't important for hops' and similar firm statements, but others (myself included) disagree. I'm mostly interested in squats:hop feedback (because i think it's the msot direct), but curious about any thoughts ... more »

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Added reply in a thread How-to: Protect my sprocket from failed grinds, for cheap! 9/13/2014 4:21 PM

appreciate the replies. am looking at the subrosa magnum, fit keyguard, and sunday knox. all are almost same price, so just gotta bite the bullet and splurge, lol. Main thing now is how many teeth i want, cuz 25:9 is farrrr too light and i'm hating it, ... more »

Added reply in a thread Why is RHD so much more common than LHD? (right/left hand drivetrains) 9/7/2014 4:50 PM

i don't think that, it was a central point i was trying to make, sorry i didn't get it across properly.. bmx isn't a big industry, and high-end stuff for ppl who ride hard is a small sub-section of that industry. Given that, companies making high-end ... more »

Added reply in a thread Why is RHD so much more common than LHD? (right/left hand drivetrains) 9/6/2014 8:22 PM

i'm probably a retard right now, cuz i cannot understand your post- you seem to agree w/ me, but don't.... my 'assertation' is that ppl grind on their comfortable side which, for most ppl, means right-side. I can grind on both, my friends can grind on ... more »

Added reply in a thread Why is RHD so much more common than LHD? (right/left hand drivetrains) 9/6/2014 2:56 PM

and on the whole pricing thing, it's asinine to pretend that most companies are not price-gouging. We had an argument about this in a thread on pegs not too long ago, w/ someone being belligerant about how it's legit for Animal to charge $40 for two ... more »

Added reply in a thread Why is RHD so much more common than LHD? (right/left hand drivetrains) 9/6/2014 2:46 PM

probably just runs both then.. i'd looked at some of my fav rider's setups shortly before i started this thread, and saw garrett w/ RHD here: http://www.vitalbmx.com/videos/features/Garrett-Reynolds-Bike-Check,49250/zachkrejmas,102445

Added reply in a thread Brayden's BMX Bicycle. 9/4/2014 1:41 AM

fuuuuuuuck.. sorry man that's terrible.. my brother's WTP got stolen a couple weeks' ago, it's so brutal when your bike's taken :\

Added reply in a thread Why is RHD so much more common than LHD? (right/left hand drivetrains) 9/4/2014 1:35 AM

your bike is sick

Added reply in a thread Why is RHD so much more common than LHD? (right/left hand drivetrains) 9/4/2014 1:33 AM

why ask you? cuz, i dunno, i figured a bmx discussion forum was the proper place on the web to pose this question.. call me crazy!

Added reply in a thread Why is RHD so much more common than LHD? (right/left hand drivetrains) 9/3/2014 9:44 PM

tom&brayden: i'll do ya 1 further- why not just make everything interchangeable? It's incredibly simple on the crank, you just gotta have both cranks ready for a sprocket; for the cassette/driver, i don't know how hard it is but i do know they're ... more »

Added reply in a thread Why is RHD so much more common than LHD? (right/left hand drivetrains) 9/3/2014 6:55 PM

josh- i've actually seen setups where you can configure the bike the way you want it, though i'm not sure how common those are (i don't just mean cranks that take the sprocket on either side, i mean those + cassettes that can be flipped to the other ... more »

Added reply in a thread Why is RHD so much more common than LHD? (right/left hand drivetrains) 9/3/2014 2:32 PM

if your drivetrain is setup strong, is there really a notable difference when power pedalling? I've never raced and definitely not strong enough to worry about that myself, but guess I just don't see the physics behind it being relevant so i'm not sure. ... more »

Added reply in a thread Why is RHD so much more common than LHD? (right/left hand drivetrains) 9/3/2014 2:13 PM

eskimojay- you're a condescending ass. By your logic, stevie churchill is a goon cuz he rides 4 hub guards, right? I mean, if he would just nail every trick proper and smooth, what would the problem be amirite? 8) mychaylo- thnx that's what i figured, ... more »

Started new thread Why is RHD so much more common than LHD? (right/left hand drivetrains) 9/3/2014 1:45 PM

Is it because of tradition, or am i missing something? If most people are right handed, then most bent sprockets are gonna be during right-peg grinds, ergo LHD seems the obvious choice to design bmx's, not RHD. I wish my bike were LHD and just don't

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Added reply in a thread Recommendations for 'harder' grips? ODI's are so spongey :( 8/10/2014 6:09 PM

actually i may just do that lol! I have handlebars (from a fixie) somewhere w/ locked on grips that were real high quality... will check that out to see if they fit my bmx bars, that's not a bad idea

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Added reply in a thread Recommendations for 'harder' grips? ODI's are so spongey :( 8/8/2014 6:19 PM

^ can i ask what your signature means / refers to? And thnx will look into those, too; I love that the ODI's have a uniform grip pattern (i'm anal/OCD in that i don't like 'expressive' grip patterns w/ variation to them), and they're soo damn long I ... more »