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Dillphack left a comment 8/14/2011 6:19 PM
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Hey boss, question. Your review on the '11 DK Opsis is pretty legit. I am strongly considering picking one up. Is there anyway I might be able to check out some pics of your Opsis with the mods you did? Also, whatever parts you used maybe I could get a list so I can look at swapping parts out? Thanks alot man. I'm looking forward to seeing some pics. Have a good one.
Added reply in a thread gauging ears? 4/1/2011 1:12 PM

PS, do not wear bone or wood plugs unless your ears are fully healed and relaxed, since bone and wood are porous they can spread infection if worn while ear is bleeding. If your ear starts bleeding, take the plugs out and let them heal.

Added reply in a thread gauging ears? 4/1/2011 1:08 PM

Most standard ear rings are a 14-16 gauge, so 12 gauge isn't a substantial jump. Keep in mind gauges only come in even number increments, the lower the number, the bigger the gauge and also the bigger the flare on plugs . This is very important to remember ... more »

Added reply in a thread just did my first 'real' rail 3/26/2011 8:42 PM

Awesome job man! Congrats! Interesting fact; the Ramones wrote a song about former president Ronald Reagan going to Bitberg Germany called "Bonzo goes to Bitberg". What the relevance of Bitberg is I don't know.......

Added a comment about video Gods And Queens "Untitled 16" By: Ryan Navazio 3/21/2011 9:38 AM
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Full face helmet anyone?

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Added reply in a thread Need Opinions on 2 frames 3/17/2011 9:01 PM

Really? I thought vertical dropouts were bad. There's no play for chain tensioning and it seems that it would be easy for the wheel to fall off in the event that the rear axle got loose? Sorry I'm no expert on dropouts....

Added reply in a thread Need Opinions on 2 frames 3/17/2011 8:57 PM

I would say no to the Cardinal frame, I wouldn't trust the vertical dropouts. While vertical dropouts are common on some kinds of bikes (road bikes) I wouldn't like them on a BMX bike because if your rear axle got loose and shifted a bit and you went ... more »

Added a product review for 2011 DK Opsis Bike 3/10/2011 9:05 AM
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Diamond in the rough....

Rating:

The Good: Requires some mods, stock it's very heavy, but under the heavy parts it's very nice, with a little work will serve you well. Please read overall review.

The Bad: Seat is absolute garbage, discard immediately. Stock pedals weighed a ton. Brakes were bulky and also weighed a ton. I ride brakeless so problem solved. Brake pads made of Plastic?!

Overall: When I got the bike I assembled it stock to see how it felt. The answer, garbage. Weighs a ton. The stock pivotal seat is the flimsiest thing I've ever seen, a lawsuit waiting to happen, threw it out. Replace seat, check. Stock pedals were by far the heaviest pedals I've ever seen, they weren't the normal pedals that DK sends stock, so I replaced them with actual DK stock pedals, which are actually very light. Perfect. Now the brakes are the shoddiest things I think I've ever seen, Brake arms weighed a ton and the brake pads appear to be made of plastic. Not rubber or silicone, hard plastic. I ride brakeless so off they go, removed the gyro and stripped off the stickers and the end result is stunning. This bike stock weighs a ton, but strip it down a bit like I described and it's actually a very light, very attractive bike. It's lighter than my street bike! Looks better too. Geometry feels good, haven't gotten a chance to testride it yet. Moral of the story; don't judge a book by it's cover. Under the heavy components it's actually a great bike. Oh, and pegs are very very light and seem well suited for flatland.

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Added reply in a thread Justridebmx! I hope you read this. 3/10/2011 7:03 AM

After my daughter was born I thought I'd never ride again, and while you won't see me jumping down a 12 set anytime soon, I still get out even if it's just for a cruise. Being older and having a family makes me value BMX way more than I ever did when ... more »

Added reply in a thread Sponsored Girl BMX Riders? 3/10/2011 6:31 AM

Thankfully there are a number of Female Pros, and thankfully they don't hang out here and endure the sexist mysoginistic views of their male peers. Peta Shepherd Nina Buitrago Alise Post Brooke Crain Sammy Cools Lea Dobrowski And too many other awesome ... more »

Added a comment about photo lord vador seat 3/10/2011 6:20 AM
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Really?! Very clever my friend, very clever indeed! It looks amazing!

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Added reply in a thread Hop Bars. 3/9/2011 2:25 PM

At least he's putting in some effort to learn and that gets you a hearty handshake my good friend! Hahaha! It looks good man, keep up the good work!

Added reply in a thread favorite rider ever? 3/9/2011 2:20 PM

Hmmmm, there are too many awesome riders to name here, but the guys who inspire me to ride the most are; Terry Adams (flat) Matthias Dandois (flat) Chase Hawk (great flow) and some Japanese cat named York, super tech stuff. Corey Martinez for interesting ... more »

Added reply in a thread My Sexy Whore! She Does Work!!!!! 3/9/2011 2:12 PM

Hmmm, does Kink have their frames made by the same people who make DK? That frame has the same finish as my DK Kvant 2010....

Added a comment about photo lord vador seat 3/9/2011 2:03 PM
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That's gorgeous! Did you paint that yourself? I couldn't ride with it though, I'd be too distracted.

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Added reply in a thread New camera 3/9/2011 1:57 PM

Sure Easternbiker, I'd love to see some of your pics! Well gentlemen, after long hours of deliberation I have settled on an Olympus PEN camera. I bought it at a local camera store which I am very thankful for because the gentlemen at Staples knew nothing ... more »

Added reply in a thread Looking for recommendations on 3/7/2011 7:46 AM

I ride a DK Kvant, for $400 it has full chromoly frame forks and handlebars. It has a 20.5 toptube, which is a bit small for me (I'm 6ft) but is very comfortable and I don't smack my knees off the bars or stem. For the money I think it's one of the best ... more »

Added reply in a thread Guitars. 3/6/2011 3:53 PM

I've never been a fan of schecters, I can't get used to the necks. Ibanez's are nice for shred style guitarplaying, but are a little too "clean" sounding for my tastes, if you run a lot of effects Ibanez's are good. Believe it or not I really am quite ... more »

Added reply in a thread Fixies 3/5/2011 8:49 PM

That video is the single greatest thing EVER! If you lived where I live you would understand how fantastically funny this is! Owning a fixie doesn't make you a scumbag, but using terms such as "post punk" "post noise" or "post ironic" does. I think the ... more »

Added reply in a thread Tricks to learn? 3/5/2011 9:12 AM

Well, if all you have is a driveway way you could learn some flatland. Seriously, don't knock till you try it. Every rider could benefit from flat training because it helps you gain bike control, and that is beneficial for every style of riding. Rock ... more »