Started new thread Q's on building a small grind box 1/13/2017 4:44 PM

So I've got a pile of lumber that's been sitting for a while, and I just came into another pile twice as large, I know I can build a sturdy box around 8' long, is that too short as to be a complete waste? I'm fine at going distance on feebles & double

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Added reply in a thread Silver Surfer 1/8/2017 8:55 AM

Not bad for 400 grit, am excited to see where 1-2k grit gets me! I'm not sure how practical it is trying to match polished steel to chrome but hopefully it's enough to get a matching effect
Added reply in a thread Silver Surfer 1/8/2017 8:35 AM

LOVE them, like I don't know that I'll get a different grip for a looong time, I've tried a TON of different grips and was actually liking smoother stuff (cult DAKS for instance) but am in love with the hoders, I'll definitely be getting these for a

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Added reply in a thread Riding without the stem's compression bolt?! 12/28/2016 9:46 AM

ROFL! I agree though, I've had my weight-weenie phases, I brought my 24lbs (from factory) united su2 down to a hair over 23lbs, ended up making some sacrifices for comfort or practicality and had it right back to 24lbs (for different reasons, and now ... more »

Added reply in a thread Riding without the stem's compression bolt?! 12/28/2016 9:42 AM

Exactly! I feel like I'd *constantly* be worried about it, wouldn't be worth the 2nd-guessing it would cause, am going to continue using mine!

Added reply in a thread Riding without the stem's compression bolt?! 12/26/2016 7:42 AM

That's what I was suspecting, gotcha

I dig the look of it, but wouldn't consider doing it if it made that area weaker and i really suspect it does to some degree even if not major. I was looking at your bike-check, that's a great bike man! ... more »
Started new thread Riding without the stem's compression bolt?! 12/25/2016 9:37 AM

Ok so once again I saw a picture of a pro's bike and it's got no compression bolt on the forks! I'm so confused by this, am hoping someone can explain wtf the purpose of that would be? AFAIK, you cannot even properly seat the forks/stem/headset without

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Added reply in a thread I swapped all my parts to new frame, ended up with extra headset spacer that doesn't fit :( (pics) 12/22/2016 5:45 PM

For some reason it looks like my original reply didn't go through, so apologies if this is a double-reply (and for the fact it will be shorter/blunter than my original, my dinner's ready tho lol) There's no reason to believe those are cheap forks, in ... more »

Added reply in a thread Is shorter or longer TT easier to j-hop? Also, q's on shorter TT v shorter fork-rake 12/19/2016 5:25 PM

Yeah that last paragraph you write is what I've realized - but it requires me getting the parts of this geometry I like by buying both new frame (20.75) and like 25mm (shorter?) forks, and forks are stupid-expensive and frames usually are too, am unsure ... more »

Added reply in a thread Is shorter or longer TT easier to j-hop? Also, q's on shorter TT v shorter fork-rake 12/19/2016 5:18 PM

I dunno what to do now, I hadn't tried barspins yet on this and did today, with the bars forward, and the shorter TT, the grip was in my legs I couldn't do anything (27.75" bars) Am looking for cheap, short-rake forks now but not having lots of luck, ... more »

Added reply in a thread Silver Surfer 12/19/2016 5:38 AM

Thanks man, it's *feeling* awesome!! I'm in love with this new geometry and am killing it with it, also just gotta love when everything's tight and perfect, I went over every last bit to tune/tighten/adjust in the days following the actual build, it

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Started new thread Is shorter or longer TT easier to j-hop? Also, q's on shorter TT v shorter fork-rake 12/18/2016 5:47 PM

So I just swapped from 21" to 20.5", and when I did that I moved my bars forward in the stem, so that, in the end on the new frame, my grips were still the same relative distance from my seat/drivetrain/rear wheel. I've loved it so far in a lot of ways,

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Added reply in a thread Silver Surfer 12/18/2016 6:25 AM

Started new thread Silver Surfer 12/18/2016 6:24 AM

Well it was about a year ago that I made another bike-check thread (http://www.vitalbmx.com/forums/Bike-Checks,27/Starting-to-get-close-to-my-ideal-ride,1305708), so much has changed (frame, tires etc) since that it's very different so am making a new

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Added reply in a thread I swapped all my parts to new frame, ended up with extra headset spacer that doesn't fit :( (pics) 12/11/2016 2:03 PM

that must be the one I'm referring to, it's not a mm thick at any point, but the surface area and form of it seem entirely sufficient for even weight distribution from the dust cap's downward pressure into the headset bearing - is that not always there? ... more »

Added reply in a thread Need ideas for ghetto-DIY seatpost tightening *without* a seatpost-clamp! 12/11/2016 2:00 PM

ugh I hate quill stems! but yes you're absolutely right, I'm going to take the pivotal screw out and clean & re-grease it, and really torque it down if it moves from where i've set it now, am really hoping that I can keep it going without clamp because ... more »

Added reply in a thread I swapped all my parts to new frame, ended up with extra headset spacer that doesn't fit :( (pics) 12/11/2016 8:56 AM

Yeah you'd think so right? At least *most* of the parts are interchangeable, def gotta give credit to the industry's progress the past two decades!!

Added reply in a thread Need ideas for ghetto-DIY seatpost tightening *without* a seatpost-clamp! 12/11/2016 8:52 AM

it just flows so well!

Added reply in a thread Need ideas for ghetto-DIY seatpost tightening *without* a seatpost-clamp! 12/11/2016 8:32 AM

Yeah it's not quite broken, but it was definitely cut in a terribly aggressive and uneven fashion! And while I actually am eyeing new plush seats, I have one and have already installed it, I couldn't handle the small seat moving even with tape it'd move,

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Added reply in a thread Need ideas for ghetto-DIY seatpost tightening *without* a seatpost-clamp! 12/9/2016 9:09 AM

This is the stump I'm working with: