Added reply in a thread Calliper Brake on Brakeless Frame 5/19/2016 4:02 PM

Yeah, I see no reason you can't drill a hole in the seat stay bridge. I wouldn't do it though.

Added reply in a thread Tire advice/recommendations 5/18/2016 12:37 PM

I'm currently running 2.4 Dugans and 2.4/2.25 Donnasqueaks. I like both of those a lot, but the Donnasqueaks were a little slick until they broke in. The 2.4 Dugan is noticeably smaller than the 2.4 Donnasqueak. Oh, I have both because I wanted to try ... more »

Added reply in a thread New Cranks 5/12/2016 11:05 AM

What's worn out? You can get replacement bolts and wedges.

Added reply in a thread No title possible 5/6/2016 9:14 AM

So much AIDS in this thread.

Added reply in a thread Oh no not another chain question 5/6/2016 9:12 AM

I broke one. After a year of running it too tight with a fucked up chainline. I replaced the pin and have another year and change on it. Get a Hollow Keychain.

Added reply in a thread Please leave your opinion 5/3/2016 9:32 AM

It sucks

Added reply in a thread No title possible 5/2/2016 12:47 PM

Go self immolate over it. BTW, S&M stands for Swingrover and Moeller, as in Scott Swingrover and Chris Moeller, the dudes who started the company. Pardon the copypasta, but your definition of kink is slightly incomplete as well: 1 : a short tight ... more »

Added reply in a thread Accidentally engaging freecoaster going backwards 4/28/2016 3:25 AM

I'm guessing you already have it at max slack. If not, do that.

Added reply in a thread Female Coasters 4/28/2016 3:22 AM

Odyssey Clutch?

Added reply in a thread Now it's just getting annoying 4/26/2016 10:24 AM

Blue Loctite, if that doesn't work, replace the wedge.

Added reply in a thread I can half cab kinda high but i cant 180 flat 4/19/2016 4:18 AM

I am kinda dealing with the same thing. Some stuff I've tried that has worked to some degree: Don't carve too much. The more I carved, the more I landed at an angle (relative to the ground). Don't over rotate. You don't really have to huck a 180, just ... more »

Added reply in a thread More hub issues + my fork might be the cause of them 4/16/2016 6:37 AM

I wouldn't give up on the hub yet. Maybe swap the bearings again, and if it still sucks, maybe then. I love Tree hubs though.

Added reply in a thread Spokes? 4/15/2016 3:57 PM

Spokes are spokes, honestly. Unless you want some bling, there's no particular reason to pick any one brand over another. Just get the least expensive spokes available in whatever color you want.

Added reply in a thread More hub issues + my fork might be the cause of them 4/15/2016 11:03 AM

Saying heat treatment is of no benefit is a bit of a stretch. I'll give you unnecessary most of the time, but there are definitely benefits to heat treating parts. Even if you use the nicest, strongest materials, you still introduce residual stress when ... more »

Added reply in a thread More hub issues + my fork might be the cause of them 4/15/2016 10:59 AM

Absolutely, but there should be a cold set step after heat treatment, when the frame/fork/bars are checked in a fixture, and bent (or cold set) into alignment if necessary.

Added reply in a thread Need help 4/15/2016 4:34 AM

A pic might help

Added reply in a thread Weird ass bars 4/15/2016 3:38 AM
Added reply in a thread More hub issues + my fork might be the cause of them 4/15/2016 3:32 AM

The male axle is steel, so it's stiffer. When you tighten the front wheel, it deforms the forks to align with the axle.. The Tree axle is aluminum, which (although stronger) is more flexible than steel. So when you tighten the front wheel, the axle deforms ... more »

Added reply in a thread Weird ass bars 4/14/2016 9:01 AM

Haros were first, if you exclude the crazy shit like the Zeronines, Peregines and Odyssey, which were all sorta flatland specific and gimmicky. GT's were second, and were tons better. Geometry wasn't really advertised the way it is today, but I think ... more »

Added reply in a thread helicoils for stripped hub 4/12/2016 3:48 AM

If you find a complete helicoil kit, it will come with the drill bit (makes the hole bigger), tap (cuts the bigger threads), insert (threads into the bigger hole and makes it the original size) and instructions. Step 1. Read the instructions. Understand ... more »

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