Added reply in a thread Titanium sucks! 3/3/2015 3:53 AM
Tell your doctor it's heat treated 4130 or GTFO. fucking weight weenie doctors. It's not like it's rotating weight. J/K
Added reply in a thread Stem and bar height question 3/3/2015 3:50 AM
Stem rise and bar rise have the same effect on how the bike feels. Same with Headset stack height and any spacers you might have. Add all that stuff together, and that tells you how much total rise you would have. As an example, I'm currently collecting ... more »
Added reply in a thread Fit Benny 1,2 and sig difference? 3/3/2015 3:30 AM
So the primary difference betqween the different FIT completes at a given level is the TT length. There are some outliers with different HT angles (Benny and Conway), and the components are slightly different, but for the most part they are all the same ... more »
Added reply in a thread Trail Bike for an old(er) guy 3/2/2015 2:51 PM
Fuck no. GTFO with that bullshit. Source: I'm 38.
Added reply in a thread Worst trends of 2014/2015 3/2/2015 7:33 AM
Really fat tires can help dial in HT angle. I'm not suggesting that most people use them for that, just that it's possible and makes them useful. I also like the way big tires look. I think its left over from when I was into cars. Empty space in wheel ... more »
Added reply in a thread Trail Bike for an old(er) guy 3/2/2015 7:25 AM
If you wanna do a custom and need a frame; I think you can get on the next Barcode preorder if you do it like today. Also FBM has a run of Steadfasts dropping soon. The good old Trailboss is also available. Edit: I just clicked the link for that united, ... more »
Added reply in a thread New bars 3/1/2015 6:51 AM
I've got rules for my bars. At least 3°up No more than 11° back 8.7-9" rise 28 wide No more than 35 oz, no less than 28. Bars are personal preference. I went through like 4 or 5 sets to get there. You just got to figure out what you like.
Added reply in a thread New Seat 2/26/2015 4:17 AM
The think with the Tree isn't that it's soft, they have like a "speed bump" at the back, so if you run your seat flat, or slightly pointed up, it stops you from feeling like you are going to slide off the back. I can't express how much nicer the Tree ... more »
Added reply in a thread Empire BMX Custom Wheels 2/26/2015 4:12 AM
That black guerilla tape works great, and you only need one layer (rotating weight yo!). It also comes in 1 inch rolls.
Added reply in a thread Tire choice for 1/2 hard pack dirt and 1/2 street 2/26/2015 4:04 AM
Maxxis Grifters, or Rizer front/grifter rear
Added reply in a thread Cranks 2/25/2015 4:23 PM
Added reply in a thread Cranks 2/25/2015 3:07 PM
No, but the Thunderbolts are.
Added reply in a thread Cranks 2/25/2015 11:06 AM
Thunderbolts. Stong, light-ish and really easy to work on. They come on and off really easily. The only knock on them I have is the 15/16s sprocket boss limits your sprocket selection a little. If you want RHD, sprocket drive is also an option. The only ... more »
Added reply in a thread Getting wheels And I Have 3 Choices (2 used, 1 new) **Kind of long read** 2/25/2015 6:32 AM
Option 4: Sun Big Baller rim rim (1080200) Color: black $49.95 Madera v2 cassette hub (1093874) Driver Size: 10t Variation: LHD - anodized black Axle Type: CROMO female - 3/8" cromo Hex 17mm/8mm bolts $159.95 Empire BMX free T Size: LG 1 $0.00 USA Brand ... more »
Added reply in a thread Worst trends of 2014/2015 2/24/2015 1:42 PM
I still don't know if that was clear, but let's say you take that example, and changing nothing else, move the seat tube to 69 degrees. The dot moves backwards and brings the head tube with it. It moves the head tube closer to the bottom bracket unless ... more »
Added reply in a thread Worst trends of 2014/2015 2/24/2015 1:34 PM
Seat stay length is not important. I'm going to use my bike (Barcode) as an example here, and it's long, but stay with me If you start with a plane going through both axles, the bottom bracket is located 1.75 inches (bracket height - 10 inches) above ... more »
Added reply in a thread Just built a new BMX website... WANT YOUR FEEDBACK! 2/24/2015 12:41 PM
Serious question. Did you intentionally make it look kinda Miami Vice-ish, or has that aesthetic been baked into you? I mean eather way, I kinda dig it. I wouldnt buy one, but I've always thought it was cool when a brands aesthetic appears to be influenced ... more »
Added reply in a thread Worst trends of 2014/2015 2/24/2015 12:35 PM
I don't care. I'm certainly not crying. Ride a pretty pink Hello Kitty bike for all the fucks I give. What I think is getting missed is that if you have a constant top tube length, and decrease seat tube angle, or increase the stand over height, it effectively ... more »
Added reply in a thread Worst trends of 2014/2015 2/24/2015 7:50 AM
I'm struggling to understand how standover (and seat tube angle) affects the bike dynamically at all. It doesn't affect any of the pickup points and doesn't change the location of any of the controls. It really just locates the seat, which, if you're ... more »
Added reply in a thread Odyssey MPEGS 2/24/2015 4:36 AM
If you spin right (clockwise), you probabibly want the pegs on the left.