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Added reply in a thread Tube gue 5/26/2016 11:08 PM

Check that, if they're on the sides then it's either a pinch flat or damaged sidewalls if they're on the outside of the tube, it's something you're running over like glass or thorns, maybe even a hole in the tire somewhere if they're on the bottom, it's ... more »

Added reply in a thread Tube gue 5/26/2016 10:58 PM

Where are the holes in the tube at usually?

Added reply in a thread Tube gue 5/26/2016 10:52 PM

How much air pressure do you ride in your tires? If it's low, that's your problem. Pump em up some more, at least to 40PSI and no more than whatever the max PSI rating says on the sidewalls of the tires. tube "gue" as you put it, most likely won't work. ... more »

Added reply in a thread Baltimore Street Jam this Saturday!! 5/26/2016 11:44 AM

That jam's the 4th, I'll be going to that one too though. You should

Added reply in a thread Is stolen a good brand 5/25/2016 11:17 PM

I'm not Amanda Todd so there will be no bleach drinking for me. I always saw Stolen as an "meh" brand. They don't really seem good but they don't seem bad either. Besides their Team cranks anyway, those things are apparently really good. Which complete ... more »

Added reply in a thread Baltimore Street Jam this Saturday!! 5/25/2016 8:56 PM

Hell yeah I'll see you there I guess haha

Started new thread Baltimore Street Jam this Saturday!! 5/25/2016 7:13 PM

If you're in the area, you should go. It's in Baltimore, meet up at the infamous Port Discovery ledge at 1pm. I'll be going. here's the flyer going around. I'm pretty sure there's some goodies involved from Fiend, Haro, possibly Madera? Looks like it'll

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Added reply in a thread Oddessy warranty department 5/24/2016 10:19 PM

Yeah their warranty is awesome, I've dealt with them with my Sunday parts before since they both use the same warranty department (Obviously) The emails are usually overlooked or slow at times, but each time I've called them instead I've gotten things ... more »

Added reply in a thread Hub Guards / Spokes 5/24/2016 10:16 PM

idk about all this "all spokes are the same" thing. When I had Shadow spokes, I was breaking a few spokes a month. With my DT Swiss spokes, I break 1 every month or so, maybe 2. I'd go with DT Swiss or Sapim, I like them both. For guards, definitely ... more »

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
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Great forks

Rating:

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
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Best cranks ever.

Rating:

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.

Overall:

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
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I wouldn't recommend it if you're a heavy grinder.

Rating:

The Good: Rolls AMAZING, super easy to lace up, & makes a stiff wheel build.

The Bad: Aluminum axle. I've stripped 2 of them.

Overall:

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
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Amazing hub

Rating:

The Good: Rolls nice and has taken everything I've thrown at it for almost 4 years now.

The Bad: Nothing really.

Overall:

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

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