Added reply in a thread Is top tube size that important? 6/23/2016 12:50 AM

I'm 5'8" and ride a 21.125 and LOVE it I'd be willing to be that you would feel better on a longer bike. I rode 20 inch top tubes for YEARS (i'm older than anyone else on this site, been riding longer than anyone on this site) and didn't realize how ... more »

Added reply in a thread How do I fix this? 6/21/2016 9:01 AM

adjust the tension on that brake arm. five mm allen wrench and a 17mm or adjustable wrench. tension will pull the pad away from the rim.

Added reply in a thread Going Backwards 6/19/2016 9:06 PM

When I was focused on learning new tricks, I would have three or four tricks I would focus on. I was never the rider that could try one trick over and over and over. I would try a trick five times, then move onto the next trick. Then go back to the first ... more »

Added reply in a thread Merrit Trifecta Tool? any experience? 6/13/2016 9:38 PM

I really only need a socket, 5mm and 6mm allen wrenches. For on the go stuff. T he other multi tools have far more stuff than I need to have in my backpack.

Added reply in a thread Nostalgia 6/13/2016 4:06 PM

Look at Danscomp.com (or EmpireBMX, or Albes), they all sell modern/current brand bikes. Today's bikes have steeper head tube angles, shorter back ends and most don't have brakes. I would suggest a bike with a longer back end (14 or so inches) as it ... more »

Added reply in a thread Nostalgia 6/13/2016 3:47 PM

I just checked the Chicago craigslist page. I didn't see anything that I would buy from there. Save up more money and buy a new complete in the correct size (21 inch top tube) If you're not going to ride hard/often, a mid range complete will last if ... more »

Added reply in a thread Nostalgia 6/13/2016 1:09 PM

I'd go with a 21 inch top tube. It's going to feel nice and roomy for ya. How much do you want to spend?

Added reply in a thread Bike ID? Returning freestyle 6/6/2016 4:43 PM

Make sure you get a bike that fits your height. That could be an actual kids bike, designed for a young child.

Added reply in a thread Glass Innertube Puncture Problems 5/27/2016 8:28 AM

learn how to patch a tube. Are you removing the glass from the tire after you get a flat? What tires are you running?

Added reply in a thread Don't stop.... 4/26/2016 9:47 PM

What bike did you end up getting?

Added reply in a thread Have you seen this? 4/15/2016 8:53 PM

well, color me wrong. The video in the tech section on their site is good. Still, not a frame I would ever consider buying.

Added reply in a thread Have you seen this? 4/15/2016 7:19 AM

Curious how the geometry compares to the Liquid Feedback. The headtube angle on this thing is WAY too mellow, IMO. Considering their frames are all on sale, I'm guessing their sales have been slow. FWIW, the Liquid is a 24 inch trail blasting machine. ... more »

Added reply in a thread Bell tube from walmart 4/1/2016 9:25 PM

Learn how to use a patch kit and save millions.

Added reply in a thread Noob "Best Of " Questions 3/30/2016 8:43 AM

I refuse to believe that a 45+ year old guy who coming back to riding bmx, would break any modern frame. You're gunna break yourself well before your frame breaks.

Added reply in a thread Noob "Best Of " Questions 3/28/2016 3:46 PM

I'm 45 years old. got my first 20 inch in 1977. Never stopped riding. Currently, I commute to work on a bike, ride mtn bikes but my real love is BMX trail riding. Today's modern freestyle frames are TWITCHY as fuck. I'd recommend something like the Fit ... more »

Added reply in a thread Learn manual 3/7/2016 7:36 PM

peg manual isn't the same as doing them on the pedals. with that said, put pegs on and go ride. HAVE FUN. falling is part of the game. stretch before/after you ride. I'm 45 and still riding bmx bikes. I'm jumping bigger jumps than I've ever jumped. You ... more »

Added reply in a thread Trails Only! Vital's 1st Laird Build 3/3/2016 11:22 PM

sent you a pm

Added reply in a thread Trails Only! Vital's 1st Laird Build 3/3/2016 8:12 PM

I can do a seat and wallet for you, sure. My wallets are four card/slots with an area for cash. They start at $50.00 This is a recent one I did. https://scontent-sjc2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xla1/t31.0-8/q85/s960x960/10669250_1090461747651075_4979888409919314061_o.jpg ... more »

Added reply in a thread Trails Only! Vital's 1st Laird Build 2/29/2016 11:41 AM

I don't have a website, just some pics up on dropbox. Here's a few items. Some of these are just test samples, some wallets and some seats, keychains, etc. https://www.dropbox.com/s/l4hg828bhs6ujb8/Photo%20Jun%2014%2C%204%2055%2019%20PM.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/cr9disxtd1ta9l8/Photo%20Aug%2016%2C%2012%2044%2011%20PM.jpg?dl=0 ... more »

Added reply in a thread Trails Only! Vital's 1st Laird Build 2/28/2016 10:44 PM

Make an offer on the seat. It's built on a Odyssey Dugan seat base. Or, I could make a custom one for you. Native makes good stuff but they're pretty simple. My leather seats are carved and dyed. A different process that gives different results. My seats ... more »