Added reply in a thread S&M ATF 11/17/2015 11:48 AM
I rode one for awhile. I kinda thought the BB was too high, but I also ran my chainstays at 13.5. I probabibly would have liked it more with a half link.
Added reply in a thread Eclat/WeThePeople Recall 11/11/2015 12:48 PM
Ron's splined forks are a fucking Rube Goldberg machine. It's a solution to a problem that doesn't exist. It pains me to say that, because Ron was my favorite rider BITD, and I actually still own my old Riot (I'm riding it in my avatar). Handlebars make ... more »
Added reply in a thread Eclat/WeThePeople Recall 11/5/2015 3:21 PM
It was Toyota with the uncontrolled acceleration. I have one of the affected trucks, and I haven't gotten it fixed yet. I figure if I road rage really hard one day, I can just ram someone and blame Toyota. I digress. This type of stuff is about the only ... more »
Added reply in a thread Eclat/WeThePeople Recall 11/5/2015 8:22 AM
First off, it's a recall, not a refund. They have to take those cranks back regardless of where you bought them. Second, as far as frames with slots, it's perfectly possible that excessive flex in the tube at the slot causes a crack in the weld. The ... more »
Added reply in a thread Eclat/WeThePeople Recall 11/4/2015 5:36 PM
2% is asshole horrible. Dreadfull. Substandard by any measure. How many people who bought those cranks are actually doing roofdrops? Maybe 20% tops? Apparently one of the 170 cranksets are still in your local shop. And yes, if you used them long enough, ... more »
Added reply in a thread Eclat/WeThePeople Recall 11/4/2015 8:25 AM
It's not so much of an issue that they tried something new, it's that they tired something dumb. Anyone with even the slightest exposure to power transmission knew that it was a very bad idea, but I don't think anyone could have predicted a 2% failure ... more »
Added reply in a thread Eclat/WeThePeople Recall 11/4/2015 2:33 AM
I'm sure the welds are great. They aren't breaking at the welds. We have alloy crank arms. Spindles are still heat treated steel. It's not just two little cuts, its two cuts and four stress concentraters at one of the highest stressed parts of the crank. ... more »
Added reply in a thread Interesting Read 11/3/2015 3:35 PM
Man, I've been trying to tell my kids this for while. First, obviously, you can't make a living riding. You could most likely count on one hand the number of riders living comfortably off riding alone. More importantly though, as soon as you start cashing ... more »
Added reply in a thread Eclat/WeThePeople Recall 11/3/2015 3:14 PM
Odyssey most likely sold more than 170 sets of Thunderbolts. Aeons were a shitty design that never should have made it past FEA. I can't possibly think of a more certain way to make sure a spindle breaks (under a combined torsional/bending loading) then ... more »
Added reply in a thread New Bars. (PICS!!) 10/31/2015 2:58 PM
Fuck a bunch of 2 up.
Added reply in a thread Odyssey keychain wow 10/31/2015 2:54 PM
Wow necro. I'm still running the same Keychain. It's got some issues as far as being sensitive to chainline, and I did snap a master link thus summer, but I generally like it and when I do replace it, its gonna be another Keychain.
Added reply in a thread Gsport Ribcage Vs. Fly Rear Rim 10/29/2015 4:12 PM
Added reply in a thread T1 BARCODE (Updated w/ Pics!) 10/29/2015 3:45 PM
I have two barcodes, and I suck. Oh, nice fucking necro.
Added reply in a thread 36h rear 48h front 10/29/2015 3:44 PM
Plx don't. Mags sucked so bad. Not only were they heavy as concrete dog shit, but so fucking flexy. It's like riding in sand.
Added reply in a thread Gsport Ribcage Vs. Fly Rear Rim 10/29/2015 3:41 PM
Those are like polar opposites. Fly rim is stupid light. Ribcage is stupid strong. So if you want a light bike, get the fly rims. If you beat up rims a lot, get the Ribcage. If you're a normal person, get a Birdcage, or if you don't like aero rims, a ... more »
Added reply in a thread Different sprocket 10/29/2015 10:11 AM
Wait... There's no way to know if that will fit. You need a 15/16" (or 24mm) bore size.
Added reply in a thread Different sprocket 10/29/2015 3:43 AM
Take the crank all the way off, then there is like a cone nut holding the sprocket to the crank. The bottom bracket is left hand thread.
Added reply in a thread Plastic vs. Metal Pegs 10/12/2015 9:17 AM
Yup. Pussy who hates shinners here. I'll take PC shinners over metal shinners all day long.
Added reply in a thread Sprocket Grinds 10/12/2015 5:17 AM
I did sprocket grinds BITD, like on a 44t with a Havoc Sprocket Pocket BITD. I kinda think they just look ugly. Smith/Pedal/Crank Arm grinds just look a lot smoother.
Added reply in a thread Plastic vs. Metal Pegs 10/12/2015 5:15 AM
I'm old as shit, but I prefer plastics if for no other reason than they don't destroy other peoples shit. You could ride a spot with plastics and no one would even know you were ever there. Sure, you'll blow through sleeves pretty fast, but its just ... more »