Added reply in a thread Tips on Boosting a spine 3/30/2015 10:40 AM
I'm gonna piggy back on this, cause the new park by my house has a 4 ft spine that has been killing me: Everything I had read said to kinda moto-whip spines and try to move sideways as opposed to forward so you can blast without landing flat. The issue ... more »
Added reply in a thread For those who ride TREE HUBS 3/30/2015 10:31 AM
Yeah. I got a set of the cromoly modular hub guards. They are kinda pricey, but stupidly nice. Also, being modular, if you ever get different hubs you can always re-use them with the universal inserts.
Added reply in a thread Fit Aitken 2 3/27/2015 7:26 AM
Personally, I would save the extra $90 and get the Dugan 3 for the full cromo frame. Same geometry, but LHD. I suppose the LHD part could be a problem if you are left foot fwd and want to ride pegs, but I would rather have the cromo frame. Generally ... more »
Added reply in a thread Hub Wars 3/27/2015 4:11 AM
c: your mom. she has a great rear hub.
Added reply in a thread What makes a bike dialed? 3/27/2015 4:10 AM
Clearly, the only way to have a dialed bike is to have all matching rasta-oil slick parts. j/k I use the basketball test. If I drop my bike from about a foot, it should bounce straight back up and sound like a basketball dribbling. I.e., no rattles or ... more »
Added reply in a thread Trail tires 3/26/2015 2:29 PM
Added reply in a thread Slick tire 3/26/2015 2:29 PM
Added reply in a thread Homemade parts/modification 3/26/2015 2:28 PM
I built some low profile brake mounts.
Added reply in a thread Getting back into it. 3/25/2015 8:52 AM
When I get bored with riding, I just let myself be bored riding. No point in forcing it, it will either come back, or it doesn't. Usually I find that it comes back pretty quick. I believe pretty strongly in Regression to the Mean. There are high points ... more »
Added reply in a thread One of those days. 3/25/2015 8:46 AM
I threw the shit out of my bike when I broke my ankle. It felt good. I might give it a little ghost ride or let it drop from time to time when I get frustrated. It helps a lot. Don't feel bad. In this time of political correctness, anti-bullying, emotion ... more »
Added reply in a thread black bikes 3/24/2015 8:44 AM
There are some people who don't really give a shit what their bike looks like as long as it rides good. Black is a good color for them.
Added reply in a thread New parts good or bad 3/23/2015 9:32 AM
Personally, I like Sweepstakes bars over Lumberjacks because of the upsweep. Not everyone likes upsweep though. Also 9" bars on a Fit High Top is a pretty tall setup. Some people like that. Personally, I would run an Enduro (30mm) with a 6mm spacer, ... more »
Added reply in a thread Best Stock Wheels? 3/23/2015 5:13 AM
So if you're really really limited, The $160 Revenge Ohm wheelset is pretty legit. It's the same wheels that come on the FIT level 3 completes. I rode the 22 inch version for awhile. If you have a few dollars, ODY A+ is as good or better than a lot of ... more »
Added reply in a thread Good Bars? 3/22/2015 1:03 PM
Unnecessarily heavy. I would think you could find bars with that Geo that are strong enough that don't weigh 10lbs.
Added reply in a thread what would your perfect Bike...? 3/21/2015 5:02 AM
I'm actually working on it now. Barcode/welded mounts Pitchforks (or R32s. I got pitchforks because I'm riding R32s now). T1 bars Tree Hubs/birdcages/Hawk tires No pegs
Added reply in a thread Animal Bikes 3/20/2015 7:26 AM
I wouldn't be surprised if they folded. This is all kinda going down like it did in the 80s/ 90s. First companies to fold were the ones that didn't seem to care (2-hip). Next the companies that weren't very smart folded (Eastern), then some of the legit ... more »
Added reply in a thread tires? 3/20/2015 7:21 AM
BSD Donnasqueaks seem to fit all that, unless they are too slick for you. I've never ridden them, but I suppose I would try them.
Added reply in a thread People who you look up to. 3/20/2015 7:16 AM
Anyone who looks up to me (as far as BMX is concerned) is a fucking muppet.
Added reply in a thread can you helicoil BMX crank/pedal threads? 3/20/2015 2:58 AM
generally speaking, there isn't enough material in steel cranks to drill it out big enough to helicoil. I would start saving for new cranks. In the meantime, you could use either some red Loctite, or there is some shit called Belzona. It's a really strong ... more »
Added reply in a thread Your Style Of Riding 3/20/2015 2:55 AM
I'll try to ride whatever, but If I wake up in the morning and have a choice, it's concrete tranny all day. I fucking love riding bowls. I would like to get into trails more, but I've got kids, a job, a house, a wife, all sorts of shit competing for ... more »