Added reply in a thread Grips containing lead 1/23/2016 12:56 PM

The lead content in rubber is less than 1000ppm. The allowable lead content in paint intended for toys is 600ppm, so your grips are slightly less safe than a toy you would hand to a toddler. The problem with lead is ingesting it. Don't eat your grips, ... more »

Added reply in a thread Harry main and Mafia can't compete unless u buy their shit 1/18/2016 6:03 AM

Yeah, I'm not even getting into "such and such company makes shitty bikes". I guarantee with 100% certainty that you can find examples of bikes from every single company out there with some sort of issue. Normalize it for sample size (I.e., S&M make ... more »

Added reply in a thread Core bmx brands 1/18/2016 5:52 AM

Really, Odyssey kinda belongs in that top tier. Yeah, they had some suspect times, but they survived. There was a time when the best a company could do as far as helping BMX was to survive. T1/Standard kinda get their own group. They do things their ... more »

Added reply in a thread Harry main and Mafia can't compete unless u buy their shit 1/17/2016 2:42 PM

S&M survived the huge crash in the 90's, which makes the current downturn look like a joke. S&M will survive Harry Main. Edit: the Harry Mainpocalypse. lol.

Added reply in a thread Bike frame jig 1/16/2016 1:05 PM

Since you can already weld, if you have access to a milling machine, or a lathe with a miling attachment, you could most likely build your own jig.

Added reply in a thread cleanest / best looking bike thread 1/16/2016 1:01 PM

I kinda like mine.

Added reply in a thread Harry main and Mafia can't compete unless u buy their shit 1/16/2016 12:53 PM

Who is Harry Main, and what is Mafia? More importantly, why should I give a fuck?

Added reply in a thread What's up with plastic pegs? 1/16/2016 12:50 PM

They don't damage spots. I'm kinda big on not wrecking other peoples shit, so that's why I run them.

Added reply in a thread Chase Hawk off Odyssey 12/19/2015 11:55 AM

You would probabibly have to drop two Dugans to keep Hawk. Besides, I like Dugan better. Chase Hawk is probabibly a better rider, and definitely smoother, but Dugan is just more fun to watch ride.

Added reply in a thread Chase Hawk off Odyssey 12/18/2015 3:36 AM

It's probabibly money. I would guess that he wanted a big pay raise after the killer few years he's had, and Odyssey didn't want to pay it. They haven't really gotten a good return on investment as far as clips go because the etnies video has been filming ... more »

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.