Hey guys. Just wanted to show you our shop edit that we just dropped. It features Jared Chilko (United, 1664 Distro, Savakas), Isaac Barnes (S&M, 1664 BMX, 1664 Distro), Trucker Dan (Team Captain, shop mechanic), Riley Abramyk, Colton Ponto, Sean ... more »
Added reply in a thread cutting bars 8/23/2014 2:00 PM
A lot of people cut their bars, if you've been thinking about it go for it! In the shop we just use a hack saw and a Park Tool SG-6 in a bench vice, just like the attached pic but with bars instead of forks.
Added reply in a thread Frame/Fork/Bar/Stem Kits 8/23/2014 11:02 AM
Best thing to do would be to talk to a shop and work out a price as a kit.
Added reply in a thread Bike size/bar size 8/23/2014 11:01 AM
I don't think you will really notice that but it will give you a bit more room. I also agree with bigger bars as a quick fix. It will give you a bit more confidence on your bike and make it feel more modern at the same time.
Added reply in a thread Tubes popping question 8/20/2014 11:27 PM
Is the hole coming from the bottom of your tube? With single wall rims, you will often find that you can get flats from the spoke nipples. (or anything sharp in your rim) Best thing to do is remove your rim strip, check for any sharp edges on spoke nipples, ... more »
Added reply in a thread Tubes popping at 70 psi 8/20/2014 4:41 PM
It sounds like the tire is not seated properly in the rim. Did you buy the tires from us? If so, next time just give us a call if you need help! The most important part is to make sure the bead is fully seated in the rim. To do this, inflate your tire ... more »
Started new thread Transition Spring / Summer Edit 8/15/2014 12:32 PM
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Added reply in a thread Stripped My Crank Arm, Pedal Falls Off.. Options? 8/13/2014 8:57 PM
You're probably out of luck to find a single crank arm, but search around. What you are looking for is an 8 spline, 170mm crank arm, either left or right side depending on what you stripped. The replacement crank for that is only $50 in the US so it's ... more »
Added reply in a thread Stripped My Crank Arm, Pedal Falls Off.. Options? 8/13/2014 8:49 PM
This is possible but it won't change the fact that your crank is stripped. Some hubs are right hand drive / left hand drive switchable, but the majority are not.
Added reply in a thread S&M frame. HELP PLEASE 8/12/2014 1:30 PM
All of the frames you mentioned are good choices. The BTM is a street machine, it is very popular around here and you will definitely be in to it. The Hucker feels very similar geo wise so I'm sure you'd be happy with that too. The ATF is noticeably ... more »
Added reply in a thread Recommendations for 'harder' grips? ODI's are so spongey :( 8/9/2014 9:07 AM
Fit Repeater, United Alchemists, S&M Logo Grip, Fit Eddie. All really thin harder grips.
Added reply in a thread Tractor chain? 8/8/2014 10:11 AM
Yes, you can use a regular chain breaker on that Tractor Chain. We used our Park Tool CT-7 chain breaker on it the other day.
Added reply in a thread Why does my left-crank arm come loose every.time.I.ride?!?! 8/3/2014 12:18 PM
If it keeps coming loose and you've ridden it this way, the splines on the arms and spindle are likely to be pretty worn. If this is the case, it will probably keep coming loose. It might be time for a new crank.
Added reply in a thread Broken crank bolt.. 8/3/2014 12:12 PM
Ya looks like a pain in the ass to get out. I would probably just sell a new spindle if this problem walked in to our shop. Fortunately 8 spline spindles are really affordable so it's not a big deal!
Added reply in a thread this rim any good? 8/3/2014 12:00 PM
This was the bomb proof rim from back in the day. Basically what everyone rode before the Odyssey hazard rim came out. They really do weigh a ton tough, and it will be 48 spoke.
Added reply in a thread 2004 mongose hoop d 8/3/2014 10:37 AM
Don't get a new frame for that bike. It would be a huge waste of money. Ride that bike, have fun and learn the basics. While you're at it save up some cash. For the price of a new frame, you're way better off with a new entry level complete. It will ... more »
Added reply in a thread Cult Match V2 FA 8/3/2014 10:32 AM
They are great for the price, and very reliable. The new one looks a little nicer, is a little lighter, but you will need two different size spokes now to lace it properly.
Added reply in a thread 27t/9t ratio 8/3/2014 10:31 AM
It's a nice ratio, I rode that for a while before making the switch to 28-9.
Added reply in a thread Btm clearance 8/2/2014 9:46 AM
It's really damn close. I set this up using a BTM frame, L7 30T sprocket and a thin curved bb spacer.
Added reply in a thread 25/8? 8/1/2014 12:28 PM
Ya go for it if you need to save some cash!
Added reply in a thread 25/8? 8/1/2014 11:57 AM
It will feel similar to a 28/9 gearing but will wear out significantly faster.