Added reply in a thread Bars Display plus Fastest use Part 7/28/2016 12:49 PM

How do you own a shop and not know what parts get used the most? New shop? Do you ride a bike? Seems like if you rode, you'd know what parts get used the most.

Added reply in a thread Bashguards are back ? 7/26/2016 9:12 AM

Wasn't a fan of bash guards when they came out. I don't see this taking off too well but would love to see what folks could do on one, now that riding has progressed and that frame probably won't break like the old frames used to.

Added reply in a thread got bored made a seat have like 30 lbs of leather planning on doing more 7/23/2016 9:44 AM

Is your stapler just the hand held one that sells for less than $40.00 or is it electric/air powered? I have a few different hand held (less than 40 bucks) staplers and they WILL.NOT. push the staples into the plastic seat base.

Added reply in a thread got bored made a seat have like 30 lbs of leather planning on doing more 7/23/2016 1:27 AM

What are you using to staple the leather to the underside of the seat? Your seats look great!

Added reply in a thread Old school set up with new school parts 7/20/2016 4:54 PM

so you want a larger seat that will surely get more in the way than a smaller seat?

Added reply in a thread Rider Weight 7/13/2016 8:15 AM

you weight 88 pounds. YOU are light. a lighter bike would be easier for you to ride. it's simple physics. you can't compare any other rider to you/your bike UNLESS they are the same height/weight as you. Just ride your bike and have fun.

Added reply in a thread TRAILS IS SHOUTIN' (Trail thread of 2010) 6/28/2016 11:25 PM

There is no 2016 trail thread. I am one of the few here that dig/ride trails. I don't post pics though. You should start a new trails thread. Show us your progress.

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.