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
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 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 »
Added reply in a thread Allright experts.... 4/11/2016 10:49 AM
Wait... I don't think any of those frames, or any of the frames mentioned in this thread have a 74° HT. Only bikes I know of with that slack of HT are the Ruben, and pure trails frames (e.g., CCR, Heartbreaker and Fit just did another run of BFs)
Added reply in a thread How to get stripped screws out 4/11/2016 6:54 AM
This right here. If that doesn't work, they make screw extractors.
Added reply in a thread helicoils for stripped hub 4/11/2016 6:52 AM
Added reply in a thread 2.5 tires are real 4/9/2016 5:22 AM
When I get really bored at work, I make those in AutoCAD.
Added reply in a thread Why do people like high rise bars? 4/8/2016 2:08 AM