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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 »

Added reply in a thread Why do people tilt their slammed-seats so far up? 8/8/2014 6:14 PM

I'm a veteran and equally talented on both actually (no i'm not 'talented' in any way that i'm bragging about, just mentioning I have a ton of serious time behind each) The thing is that, for every small adjustment to a road bike, you can discuss it

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Added reply in a thread Why do people tilt their slammed-seats so far up? 8/8/2014 6:05 PM

What an ignorant way to approach something! Did it ever occur to you that ppl learn from others, instead of trying to reinvent the wheel for themselves? Of course there's a need to look into the 'why', at least IMO - and i think most would agree. Hell ... more »

Added reply in a thread Recommendations for 'harder' grips? ODI's are so spongey :( 8/8/2014 3:37 PM

....thanks? lol [edit: that was to the 1st responder, i submitted as you posted.. thank you, I will look into those! The last time I rode stiff grips it was annoying the 1st couple rides but very quickly got used to it

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Added reply in a thread Why do people tilt their slammed-seats so far up? 8/8/2014 3:35 PM

it depends and is (obviously) far more relevant because it's "part of your cockpit" on a road bike, whereas on bmx it's just there for when you're coasting (well for me, anyways) But on my fixed gear 'road bike' the seat is almost identical in its angle ... more »

Started new thread Recommendations for 'harder' grips? ODI's are so spongey :( 8/8/2014 2:47 PM

I hate ODI's until right before they're so thinned-out that they're near death. I rode a bike a while back that had incredibly tough grips, felt more like knurlled plastic than rubber... Any recommendations for grips that don't feel like stress-release ... more »

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Started new thread Why do people tilt their slammed-seats so far up? 8/8/2014 2:45 PM

I've enjoyed riding w/ a low seat for a while now, anywhere from a fist of post to fully slammed. I always feel like my seat looks awkward though, as i keep the nose way lower than most ppl; after trying it w/ the nose-up I always put it back. Why do ... more »

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Added reply in a thread Why does my left-crank arm come loose every.time.I.ride?!?! 8/7/2014 1:53 PM

what i'm thinking :/ thanks

Started new thread Why does my left-crank arm come loose every.time.I.ride?!?! 8/2/2014 5:00 PM

it's only my left (non-drive side) crank arm, and the f'er comes loose (to the point of falling off the spindle) every time i ride for over 10min... I carry a wrench and an allen key when riding, and have to constantly tighten the spindle's bolt then

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Added reply in a thread How-To: align a drivetrain (and how to gauge/measure alignment or 'trueness') 7/30/2014 4:27 PM

[i'd also appreciate any links to comprehensive or 'library style' collections of bmx tech stuff, like everything from product manufacture to repairs (I don't mean "what's new" i mean the science behind the geometry, the ride, the materials, the testing ... more »

Added reply in a thread Best Trick Question 7/30/2014 4:25 PM

maybe i'm not using technical in the sense it's used around here. I just mean he can do smooth/dialed and moderately big stuff, but he's technical too (technical in grinds in Nike BMX taipei; 'the hunt' has tons of technical stuff done wicked dialed. ... more »

Added reply in a thread Does my headset look on right? 7/30/2014 4:02 PM

you're wrong. Not only is it dumb to have only half the strength of contact your stem/steer-tube are designed to have, but when it's hanging half off the top like that the stress isn't evenly distributed to the stem.

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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