Added reply in a thread How to persuade your city to make an indoor skatepark? 11/21/2014 4:44 PM
Coming from a Minnesotan, I would like to see you ride street in 2 feet of snow with a 40 MPH wind while it is NEGATIVE 40 degrees. Street is fun, but in other areas, you NEED INDOOR PARKS TO BE ABLE TO RIDE in winter. The OP lives where it rains mostly, ... more »
Added reply in a thread Brand New Chain Binding 11/21/2014 4:25 PM
Drivers (depending on the hub) are like 50-70 bucks. Sprockets are 20-70. If the teeth resemble a shark fin, they are worn, and it is time to start saving. Your driver/sprocket are worn, and the new chain is not, hence the issues you are facing.
Added reply in a thread How to persuade your city to make an indoor skatepark? 11/21/2014 4:19 PM
http://skatepark.com/skateparks/Washington This site has a list of skateparks in Washington. Some might be indoor. Check it out.
Added reply in a thread Winter 11/21/2014 2:26 PM
Haha 55 degrees is warm. 30s and 20s actually can be done too, if not too windy. I typically ride a parking garage down to about 10 degrees. I am dreading January and February this year...last year we hit -50's.
Added reply in a thread sponser 11/20/2014 11:47 AM
Be good, send vids in to companies, be a good person, use the SEARCH BAR on BMX forums to see how many other versions of the same question have been asked, and the answers to those questions.
Added reply in a thread Re-knurling a stem 11/20/2014 10:19 AM
I ALWAYS sand the clamping area, and then take a box cutter and carve notching into the clamping area, BE VERY CAREFUL AND CUT AWAY FROM YOURSELF OR HAVE SOMEONE HELP YOU.
Added reply in a thread What we want, but never get 11/20/2014 10:18 AM
My Momentums lasted 2+ years and I got another set cheap, and am at about a year on that set now, no issues.
Added reply in a thread Introduce Yourself 11/18/2014 4:02 PM
Dave, 28, Married, have a son, don't ride a lot these days, started riding in 99, so 15 years and change now. I have run pretty much every variation a bmx bike can have, front brakes only, back brakes only, gyro, straight cable, both brakes, coaster, ... more »
Added reply in a thread How old are you guys? 11/18/2014 1:18 PM
Old enough to know better, and young enough to not give a crap.
Added reply in a thread Found an idiot in > 1min 11/18/2014 1:14 PM
Everyone that rides near this guy should buy a freecoaster and fakie in circles around him.
Added reply in a thread 25 pounds 11/18/2014 8:34 AM
The bike I started on was 45 lbs without pegs or brakes. Back then at 160 lbs I could hop it bar height. There is a lot of technique involved. Now my setup with no pegs or brakes is around 21 lbs. I can't hop bar height anymore. Stem high is a good one ... more »
Added reply in a thread best plastic pegs 11/17/2014 11:23 AM
Well, if we want to nitpick, plastics offer smoother slides on rougher obstacles, giving an advantage. Also they allow you to slide ALUMINUM rails, where steel pegs would stick. So if not having that advantage is the game, why not run super narrow knobbies,
Added reply in a thread best plastic pegs 11/17/2014 9:21 AM
Pretty sure mine are V1, BUT I don't grind a ton, and what I have been grinding has been park stuff, so it isn't rough. Plus I do not slam into ledges. Why would you replace SIX sleeves, when you could buy new pegs for that cost? I smell bullshit.
Added reply in a thread Eclat Blind And Freemix 11/17/2014 9:02 AM
This. Although I think they actually source the internals to their manufacturing location, and assemble them on their own that way, BUT point valid. They just made a shell with specs from KHE.
Added reply in a thread Demolition free coaster probs???!! 11/15/2014 6:56 AM
Make sure cones are tight and that everything rolls smoothly. So take your wheel off and make sure the axle rotates easily, without what feels like grippy spots if that makes sense. If things feel smooth, make sure everything is snug. If not, you have ... more »
Added reply in a thread Someone help me find a good Bmx shop near me! 11/15/2014 6:52 AM
Bootleg huh? Perhaps you should obtain photos and send them to those companies? And GOING to a shop is a way better experience for someone who likes to see what they buy before they buy it, so they can see if it feels cheap or if it would not hold up. ... more »
Added reply in a thread Feeling weird on other bikes? 11/14/2014 2:19 PM
Everyone's bike is different, and even two of the EXACT SAME SETUP will feel very different, even with everything in the same spot. Just takes a little getting used to.
Added reply in a thread R.I.P Solid bike co. 11/14/2014 1:28 PM
Added reply in a thread R.I.P Solid bike co. 11/14/2014 8:20 AM
Based on how BMX is...you'd think others would have heard of all these S&M frames breaking...but you are the only person to state this that I have seen...so either you know people who are insanlely hard on bikes the NO ONE ELSE KNOWS OR SEES, or ... more »
Added reply in a thread R.I.P Solid bike co. 11/14/2014 8:16 AM
Laird Frame. Handmade in NC by Mike Laird himself. Boom. And I wouldn't call S&M and FBM wannabes, they have done a LOT for bmx over the years, whether you like them or not, and they are on the top of the custom frame game right there with Standard. ... more »