Added reply in a thread Bearing Advice V2 6/1/2016 11:26 PM
Clean all the extra grease around the bearing shell and it should be fine, assuming you don't ride trails/dirt and don't go launching your bike full on into water. If you're really paranoid, then get some big clear tape and put a strip over that side ... more »
Added reply in a thread Shorter cranks 5/30/2016 12:14 AM
I never really felt the difference from 175mm to 170mm. Odd..Maybe if I went all the way down to 165mm or even a crazy 160mm, then maybe. But I think the standard 175 should be fine. I've ridden them for years until like a year ago. Plus, I don't even ... more »
Added reply in a thread Glass Innertube Puncture Problems 5/30/2016 12:12 AM
I've never really used genuine Slime tubes, they're just too expensive and too heavy. Self-sealing tubes are somewhat affordable if that's all they have at the store. Otherwise, I've gone all the way up to 3 cut up old tubes wrapped around my main tube ... more »
Added reply in a thread Hub Guards / Spokes 5/24/2016 10:06 PM
Spokes are all the same, unless they're butted, as stated above. Those spokes are strictly made for weight reduction for racing, and Danscomp even states that they won't build wheels with those. Weight weenies have gotten so bad that Dans doesn't wanna ... more »
Added reply in a thread Cassettes vs. Freecoasters 5/24/2016 9:31 PM
I still can't get full cabs consistently. And I still get paranoid from time to time even with a tiny bit less than a full quarter crank of slack. I don't understand how people can run less than a full quarter crank of slack. I've engaged my hub twice ... more »
Added reply in a thread Metal grandstand pedals 5/24/2016 9:30 PM
Damn, those look good.
Added reply in a thread Not improving at all 5/22/2016 8:33 PM
I'll never see the day I stop having a love-hate relationship with being goofy-footed. It's been about almost 2 years since I started deciding to learn 3's seriously and I still can't land them flat properly. And on a good day, I can get them pretty ... more »
Added reply in a thread The problem with Sunday 5/18/2016 9:16 PM
+1 If this was Reddit, I'd have you a gold star.
Added reply in a thread My latest bike. 5/16/2016 9:22 PM
Ti spokes for street? Did you build the wheels yourself? lmao HALF ti spokes in the rear?
Added reply in a thread Going through a Divorce :( 5/16/2016 8:58 PM
I'm only 18 and getting married really blows my mind because I'm a REALLY indecisive person sometimes. And being committed makes me feel REALLY ENTRAPPED. Along with physical things that I hate, like wearing rings and all that for life. It makes me feel ... more »
Added reply in a thread Another freecoaster issue lol 5/16/2016 8:49 PM
Yeah, mine is going for almost over a month now, and it's starting to click a tiny bit right before engaging, but that's about it. I don't plan on maintaining it at all, really. It could just be my BB bearings. If not, I'll probably decide to maintain ... more »
Added reply in a thread Plastic Pegs with anti spin bolts? 5/16/2016 8:46 PM
Grinding forward on right = tighten Grinding forward on left = loosen Grinding backwards on right = loosen Grinding backwards on left = tighten So, depending on where your anti-roll pins sit when you tighten your hub, that may also affect your axle nut ... more »
Added reply in a thread Craziest trick you've ever seen? 5/16/2016 8:43 PM
There's tons of bangers or super technical riding. Just watch Garrett Reynold's recent work or the Nike Crew Glasgow trip. The Alex Donnachie TCU "On Everything" has Alex doing a bunch of NBD's almost every other clip.
Added reply in a thread Plastic Pegs with anti spin bolts? 5/15/2016 9:25 PM
Yeah, I don't think they'll ever properly exist. The plastic pegs with the aluminum cores have a smaller diameter at the bottom, so drilling out holes for the anti-roll pins would cause the entire to weaken and snap. And the plastic pegs that go over ... more »
Added reply in a thread Kink Incite Cassette Hub? 5/10/2016 8:26 PM
With the rapid decrease in price and all, I seriously thought this hub was going to be just as bad as the Viridian V1 and V2 front hub due to no one buying it, etc. The Kink Viridian hubs were the worst hubs I've ever ridden in my entire riding life, ... more »
Added reply in a thread Lets talk politics! 5/9/2016 8:14 PM
I just look at this and realize how utterly ignorant of a job I am doing as an American, being totally uneducated about US government. Hell, I can't even list all 50 states off of the top of my head for all that that matters.
Added reply in a thread Front hub issue 5/9/2016 8:09 PM
I hope I never get those bad batches. What pure crap luck to have to deal with.
Added reply in a thread Kevin Kiraly Bmx 2016 - #KiralyComeBack 5/9/2016 8:05 PM
Riders come and go, it's just the natural course. You can't force someone back into the scene, it just doesn't work like that. If someone is out, sometimes they're just really out of the game. Apart from that, that was one sick tribute edit you made ... more »
Added reply in a thread Bike Shop Rant 5/6/2016 8:47 PM
Where I live, certain specific sealed bearings are usually mostly available only online unless I have my local bike shop order for me, which I might as well at that point, order them by myself and install them by myself. Long years of trial and error ... more »
Added reply in a thread Oh no not another chain question 5/5/2016 8:45 PM
Yeah... I've never legitly snapped a chain (knock on wood), nor a master link as long as I've been riding.