Added reply in a thread bmx rider 5/23/2016 7:46 PM
inb4 it's a photo of Ben Lorson who told you he's pro for every company there is
Added reply in a thread fit pledge v.s United recruit 5/22/2016 9:57 PM
Out of those two bikes, the Fit is the better one. It's only a 20" top tube though, how tall are you? If you're on the taller side, you'll likely want a bike with a longer top tube. Also, there's a bunch of bikes on sale within the price range of the ... more »
Added a product review for Sunday Octave Fork 5/22/2016 7:29 PM
The Good: Strong, lifetime warranty, etc
The Bad: Nothing at all
Overall: They are great forks, basically the same things as Odyssey R32s. Backed with a lifetime warranty, these forks will take whatever you can throw at em. I had my last pair for 3 & 1/2 years and did manage to put a couple small cracks on the welds of the dropouts, and even twisted the legs, but even that didn't make them outright snap (Luckily haha) but that's what warranty is for, everything will break eventually.
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Added a product review for Odyssey Thunderbolt Cranks 5/22/2016 7:22 PM
The Good: Everything. They're stiff, the wedge interface is very good, and they're Odyssey... What more could you want?
The Bad: I guess if you care about the paint wearing off quickly from your feet rubbing the arms, that's bad. But I don't mind it.
Best cranks, seriously. Stop reading this and go buy them already! They're Odyssey so they're backed with a lifetime warranty for starters. Unlike 48 spline cranks, they will NEVER develop a wobble due to the splines wearing out, as they have no splines but a hexagonal wedge system instead which keeps everything nice & tight. Mine are nearly 3 years old and still feel as stiff as the day I bought them, and much stiffer than the 48 spline cranks I've ridden in the past. Get them!!
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Added a product review for Tree Bicycle Co. Straight Pull Front Hub Front Hub 5/22/2016 7:17 PM
The Good: Rolls AMAZING, super easy to lace up, & makes a stiff wheel build.
The Bad: Aluminum axle. I've stripped 2 of them.
Rode this hub for about 6 months, stripped 2 axles in that short time frame. Grinding is one of my favorite things to do, so I'm sure that has something to do with it. The first time, the threads just pulled out with my bolt when I took my wheel off... Tree warrantied this no problem though (which is awesome of them, no hard feelings!) but then it happened again as I came down on a 180 grind, and my peg almost fell off. I opted to just have helicoils installed in it to prevent this from happening again (Plus, warrantying it again would probably just yield the same results.) and they held up fine, I ended up getting rid of it a few weeks ago though, for reasons unrelated.
So overall, it's a very good hub if you're not grinding every other trick. Spins very well, but in my opinion they definitely should have gone with a chromoly center axle instead of aluminum (Even though they claim you can make it as tight as you want it and the threads still won't pull out)
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Added a product review for Cult Match Cassette Rear Hub 5/22/2016 7:08 PM
The Good: Rolls nice and has taken everything I've thrown at it for almost 4 years now.
The Bad: Nothing really.
It's the Primo Mix cassette just rebranded, so you know the internals are going to be good. Only somewhat bad thing about it is the non-drive side flange is a bit large and even with a hub guard, grinds tend to wear the spokes down and they eventually snap. Not a huge issue since it's not all the time though, and plus the v2 fixed that.
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Added reply in a thread Bearings 5/22/2016 2:52 PM
they do wear in some, but your seal looks pretty damaged so there's a good chance it's causing significant drag. I would just take it off and if you have your old bearings still then carefully take one of the seals off them and put them in that bearing. ... more »
Added reply in a thread Hub help (stranger ballast?) 5/19/2016 1:33 PM
Get the Cult Match cassette instead. Same thing as the Stranger, but it has larger bearings in it that will last longer & roll better.
Added reply in a thread The problem with Sunday 5/18/2016 11:16 PM
inb4 you shitpost another thread when you inevitably start breaking more parts
Added reply in a thread The problem with Sunday 5/18/2016 9:35 PM
if this was Reddit he'd already be downvoted to oblivion
Added reply in a thread The problem with Sunday 5/18/2016 8:08 PM
>Messes up parts due to user error >Blames company instead of himself Are you OneEye's brother or something? Don't blame Sunday for your lack of taking care of your bike. First off, you have a $350 bike. Did you really expect it to hold up to everything ... more »
Added reply in a thread Question for those who have experience 5/18/2016 7:55 PM
Yeah if a tube spacer doesn't fix the problem, a new wedge cluster might. But like Steve said, the elastic band doesn't really matter when they're installed, it's just for ease of use.
Added reply in a thread Question for those who have experience 5/18/2016 12:34 PM
Might be too many spacers/washers on the spindle… I think those cranks aren't meant to be used with a lot of spacers, in fact Odyssey's BB kit only comes with 1 cone spacer so that might be your problem. Try it with less spacers and see what happens. ... more »
Added reply in a thread DK Social Cranks 5/17/2016 9:13 PM
That's a flawed argument, they also got them for free if they break them and obviously don't disclose whether or not they do break them if they did. Not to mention imperfect welds and whatnot. For all we know they were breaking them every other month ... more »
Added reply in a thread Plastic Pegs with anti spin bolts? 5/16/2016 7:37 PM
I read somewhere it'd be more costly to do so since the axle and hardware would have to be custom made (not sure how true that is but it sort of make sense), not to mention replacement parts wouldn't be that common unless more companies started doing ... more »
Added reply in a thread Plastic Pegs with anti spin bolts? 5/16/2016 12:00 PM
Demolition did with their Anorexia cassette, and I think their Ashley cassette too. And Shadow made a front axle replacement for their Rant front hub years ago. I had the Anorexia cassette and it still came loose after awhile likely due to the vibrations ... more »
Added reply in a thread Standard Headsets 5/15/2016 8:54 AM
Yep, like this you mean? https://www.danscomp.com/products-Parts/301014/Mechanik_STI_Sealed_Headset.html
Added reply in a thread short or long stem 5/15/2016 8:16 AM
Damn can't believe it took that guy almost 4 & 1/2 years to type that wall of text up
Added reply in a thread Cranks feel like they have bit of slack like a freecoaster 5/15/2016 12:38 AM
The hub wobble is from the bearing seats wearing out, Profile are definitely aware of this because they offer a special bearing to help with that which is .05mm http://www.profileracing.com/estore/product.php?productId=129 "E. Oversized 6903-52RS (17MM ... more »
Added reply in a thread Built a ramp today (got it hit) 5/14/2016 8:36 PM
that thing is huge haha looks like it'll be fun though. I haven't built a kicker before, but I've built a box jump and the lip is modeled using kicker plans. I think you've seen it in previous threads I've had when I first started it. Currently in the ... more »