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Added reply in a thread bending a warped sprocket back to normal? 9/29/2014 11:24 AM

I can get guarded ones for $50 so will be getting one of those (knox, million dollar, magnum, etc) when I can but wanted to try bending it back in the meanwhile

Started new thread bending a warped sprocket back to normal? 9/28/2014 2:27 PM

Is this possible? My 25t sprocket is lightly bent, just enough that, if i run the chain tension that i like, it makes a grinding noise... so now i have to ride w/ a loose chain, or buy a new sprocket - or unbend this one. I have a bench-mounted vice, ... more »

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Added reply in a thread how-to: clean/grease my hub&driver. Thinking i want it loud 9/28/2014 2:24 PM

^can you elaborate on what you mean by you 'barely stretched the springs'? FWIW, I didn't get to greasing my hub immediately and, after a ride or two, it stopped any 'seizing' / binding at all, now it spins the same as before (and maybe a lil louder, ... more »

Started new thread 2012 United SU2 9/23/2014 4:21 PM

2012 united SU2 with shadow vultus bars 26.5" X 9.5" w/ ODI's odyssey lincoln stem animal seat nigel sylvester / animal pivotal post plastic primo hubguard and generic full-plastic peg kmc 510 chain nickel odyssey twisted pc pedals

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Started new thread How-To: Building a cheap/simple bunnyhop bar? 9/23/2014 1:52 PM

I'm hoping someone can help me w/ ideas for building the simplest/cheapest/quickest 'hop-bar'. I've never used a proper one before, but have had great success w/ doing make-shift, single-height things of this nature (like a 1/2" pvc pipe on top of concrete

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Added reply in a thread Question about forks ('flat' forks?) 9/23/2014 2:55 AM

i've seen two types of these forks where the dropouts are centered on the end of the forks, and noticed that the flatland ones keep the steer tube close-to parallel w/ the forks. I've seen others where there's a notable forward angle on teh forks where ... more »

Started new thread Question about forks ('flat' forks?) 9/22/2014 10:21 PM

I've seen a couple pics of bikes lately where the forks were not... 'normal'. Instead of the forks being parallel w/ their steerer tube, and having a dropout attached to the front-side of the fork legs, these forks instead had the dropouts directly at ... more »

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Added reply in a thread The Ride V7 (pic heavy) 9/22/2014 10:10 AM

Why do you say the guard sprocket is useless? I'd have that on my main bike if i were you!

Added reply in a thread Fit&Faded 9/22/2014 10:07 AM

they do 510 in nickel plate i grabbed one recently

Added reply in a thread The Ride V6 (A tiny pic heavy?) 9/22/2014 9:48 AM

great looking bike! Why the s&m badge on head tube tho? feeble's got a good idea on seat/grips to match your sidewalls, but w/ or w/o that it looks great hope it rides just as well

Added reply in a thread Squatters (barbell/exercise) -- How do you find it affects your biking? 9/22/2014 9:44 AM

biggy- yeah churchill is a beast (and has also been a great rider since like 12y/o.. great combo of strength and skill!) stocksy- this was just to discuss and out of curiousity, i'm in not needing for strength much at all, just technique. luckily i've ... more »

Added reply in a thread How-To: "Oil Slick" Steel Parts? 9/21/2014 2:27 PM

thanks that's all the help i needed.. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Physical_vapor_deposition Looks like this isn't remotely in the DIY arena lol

Added reply in a thread Squatters (barbell/exercise) -- How do you find it affects your biking? 9/21/2014 2:23 PM

it's relative, but yeah there are definitely people who are naturally strong for their weight. For ppl that are not, training helps them become stronger for their weight, and both groups (naturally strong or not) benefit from increased size. Surely you ... more »

Added reply in a thread how-to: clean/grease my hub&driver. Thinking i want it loud 9/21/2014 1:18 AM

SOOOoo, as-stated in that mess above^, i cleaned it w/ iso alcohol and left it dry... several days' later, and it's kinda 'biting' (gently seizing up) Fucking Profile website, talking about them being ok to run dry :| Too late to lube tonight (was this ... more »

Added reply in a thread Squatters (barbell/exercise) -- How do you find it affects your biking? 9/21/2014 1:12 AM

^my buddy's been doing those lately, but i gotta say it doesn't seem like it's even remotely dependent on strength, it's a timing thing it seems.. //i cannot do them tho, just observing lol

Added reply in a thread Squatters (barbell/exercise) -- How do you find it affects your biking? 9/20/2014 10:45 PM

lol

Added reply in a thread Squatters (barbell/exercise) -- How do you find it affects your biking? 9/20/2014 10:39 PM

if i were training in a proper gym right now, i'd def focus on olympic lifts* if i were looking for carry-over to biking. They've got so much in common w/ 'bmx strength', from the dynamics (fast/explosive movement) to the actual motion (focus on upper-body

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Started new thread How-To: "Oil Slick" Steel Parts? 9/20/2014 8:09 PM

I know some (most?) may think this new fad is cheesy or whatever, and I imagine i'd get tired of part(s) w/ oil slick after some time. That said, I dig it right now, not only as a style on bike parts, but as a steel-finish in general. Does anyone know

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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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