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iRidexXx92

Vital BMX member iRidexXx92
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6/17/2014 9:55 PM
Edited Date/Time: 6/17/2014 9:59 PM

I copped a WTP justice from dans comp it's dope. I only had to put the handle bars, pedals, seat, and front rim on. I love my bike I've been doing a lot of street riding and broke it in pretty quick. I never had it checked at a shop and I don't know too much about everything. my crank is started to squeak ( my bike never came with grease) I feel that when I back pedal at one point it's not smooth and kinda makes my chain jump it's weird. and my biggest problem is my headset/stem clicking when in turn might've gotten sand in it. SHOULD I JUST TAKE IT TO A BIKE SHOP EVEN IF A TUNE UP IS PRETTY EXPENSIVE or DO IT MYSELF? please don't be a dick

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6/17/2014 10:03 PM

Do you have the correct tools?

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iRidexXx92

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6/17/2014 10:11 PM

Stocksy wrote:

Do you have the correct tools?

yeah I'm having a problem getting my top cap off it's a hex key my Allen keys are either too small or too big I can only
get the 4 bolts off for the handle bars and the 2 on the the back. I have a
SALT “PRO” int. headset, sealed bearing. don't want to strip it

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6/18/2014 7:42 AM

iRidexXx92 wrote:

yeah I'm having a problem getting my top cap off it's a hex key my Allen keys are either too small or too big I can only
get the 4 bolts off for the handle bars and the 2 on the the back. I have a
SALT “PRO” int. headset, sealed bearing. don't want to strip it

I believe Hex and Allen keys are the same. Do you have a threaded fork? I saw someone on youtube loosen their top cap without using any tools.

You say BMX is your life but you barely ride.
BUT hey, That's none of my business.

iRidexXx92

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6/18/2014 8:18 AM

Stocksy wrote:

Do you have the correct tools?

iRidexXx92 wrote:

yeah I'm having a problem getting my top cap off it's a hex key my Allen keys are either too small or too big I can only
get the 4 bolts off for the handle bars and the 2 on the the back. I have a
SALT “PRO” int. headset, sealed bearing. don't want to strip it

neophyte16 wrote:

I believe Hex and Allen keys are the same. Do you have a threaded fork? I saw someone on youtube loosen their top cap without using any tools.

yeah I figured they were the same I never heard anyone call it hex before. I can see my tirethrough my cap but the cap feels like it won't budge. I saw the same video I think by twisting the handle bars to the left it should pop off after loosening the two back bolts. thanks I think I might just stop it off to a mechanic who can fully look over it.

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6/18/2014 8:32 AM

Take your bike to local bike shop. It's not that expensive. Ask if you watch so next time you can do repairs on your own.

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6/18/2014 9:00 AM

Brian_Griffin wrote:

Take your bike to local bike shop. It's not that expensive. Ask if you watch so next time you can do repairs on your own.

This is exactly how i learned.

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iRidexXx92

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6/18/2014 9:04 AM

Brian_Griffin wrote:

Take your bike to local bike shop. It's not that expensive. Ask if you watch so next time you can do repairs on your own.

thanks dude I'm gonna right now. I don't have time to watch. I am gonna ask the key question I had problems with tho.