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Added reply in a thread Best chains?? 7/31/2014 11:18 AM

Those are both really good chains. The 710 is a little stronger in my opinion, it's my go to chain. I also really like the Cult 510 because as you can see it comes with a factory installed half link already. Basically any 510 or 710 and you are set. ... more »

Added reply in a thread What Kink bike should i get? 7/31/2014 9:06 AM

How tall are you? Do you ride pegs? Right foot forward or left forward? How old are you?

Added reply in a thread Tips for beginner at grinding 7/31/2014 9:03 AM

For feebles it really helps to keep your front tire as close to the edge of the ledge as possible. Double pegs, I just think about getting my front peg on and then my back will follow. Smith grinds, think about putting your back tire down on the ledge ... more »

Added reply in a thread top load stems?united valentino vs bsd race v2 7/30/2014 6:26 PM

I rode the Valentino stem for a few months and it worked well for me. One of our team guys has the BSD stem and has no problems with it. Get the one you like the best!

Added reply in a thread Best Front Hub? 7/18/2014 10:38 PM

Both hubs you listed are good. Get the one you like!

Added reply in a thread Are cranks not supposed to go on all the way? 7/18/2014 10:35 PM

The crank arms usually do not pull all the way on to the spindle - there is usually a bit of room left on the crank arms. With that said, it looks like you could got on a little further then just add a couple spacers. Maybe try taking it apart, applying ... more »

Added reply in a thread Are cranks not supposed to go on all the way? 7/18/2014 4:10 PM

First of all, make sure you grease the crank arms and spindle well before installing your cranks. If you've done that they should be able to pull on the rest of the way with the install tool. How big is the gap right now between your crank arms and your ... more »

Added reply in a thread New Cult Chase Hawk frame 7/17/2014 3:50 PM

It's going to be way different than your Wifi. It has a longer back end that is going to make it more stable, but less snappy. Also the head tube angle is a little less steep so it's not going to pop up on the front tire as easy.

Added reply in a thread Cult Butter Pegs 7/17/2014 3:47 PM

United Pegs have a very thick plastic sleeve. Also Fit Wizard sleeves last a really long time, but you will need a traditional 34mm peg to put them on.

Added reply in a thread Dual break cables, 7/17/2014 3:45 PM

If you have an integrated headset on your frame, your only option is to drill and tap your frame for gyro tabs. For the gyro setup, you'll need 3 pieces: an upper break plate, the detangler (something like an Odyssey GTX would be great), and some gyro ... more »

Added reply in a thread Best plegs? 7/3/2014 2:29 PM

No I don't have any real experience with those ones.

Added reply in a thread Crankarm Grinds on ledges? 7/3/2014 2:28 PM

Dude.... Pedal Grinds... Do it.... Just hop and stand on your back pedal on the ledge, throw your front tire up on it like a feeble. You are golden. Way easier then throwing a crank arm down on a ledge.

Added reply in a thread Best plegs? 7/2/2014 10:49 PM

The silencers are basically just a thin alluminum peg with a plastic sleeve so you could grind down to the peg, but it's pretty much just as likely as with any other plastic peg. The trick is to rotate them every once and a while so they last long. If ... more »

Added reply in a thread Wheels 7/2/2014 5:12 PM

If you're in Canada, check out La Casa wheels. They are very solid for the price. A double wall set, front and rear will cost $89 for the front and $179 for the back. This year the front wheels are coming with female hubs so they are a really good deal. ... more »

Added reply in a thread Best plegs? 7/2/2014 3:58 PM

If you're not worried about weight, you can't go wrong with Fit OG Pegs and Wizard Sleeves. They will seriously last you a very long time if you keep rotating them. If you want to save weight, find a peg you like with a plastic sleeve over top of an ... more »

Added reply in a thread Cult Sect IC vs. Odyssey R32 fork 6/29/2014 9:59 PM

Just get the ones you like most man. The Odyssey forks are very good and the warranty is great. The Cult forks do look really well made though and I haven't seen a pair of Cult forks break in our shop in the past few years so I'm sure they are good too! ... more »

Added reply in a thread Age 35, 6'3, 180lbs...looking for a cheap beginner freestyle BMX 6/29/2014 9:55 PM

Like Easy said... get a full chromoly bike. 21" top tube or longer. (21.125" might be real nice) Preferably with double wall rims if you can and you're in a decent place to start.

Added reply in a thread Best BMX Store 6/26/2014 10:39 AM

Thanks man. We're all just guys who ride here too, so we're doing our best to do it right!

Added reply in a thread Bike shop owners/workers 6/25/2014 10:43 AM

This blog post will give you some reasonable numbers to work with.
http://bikedealerblog.wordpress.com/2013/05/08/margins-and-survival-a-primer/
Here's another good link. http://blog.priceonomics.com/post/41960243010/starting-a-bike-shop

Added reply in a thread Topload & High bars. 6/17/2014 8:51 AM

Put the bars on your bike and ride them. If they are too tall, then switch your stem.

I think this is the easiest answer!