Added reply in a thread 2.4 Rear/2.2 Front 11/24/2019 8:12 AM

These seem like legitimate reasons for running wide tires up front. Hadn’t thought about a large rear tire having an effect on HTA - interesting.

Added reply in a thread 2.4 Rear/2.2 Front 11/23/2019 5:45 PM

Frankly, I think the majority ride wide up front because that’s how it’s done, and don’t question it. I can see the benefit on a dirt race track but not so much on the pavement. Why do you need a fat front tire to go grind rails at the park?

Added reply in a thread 2.4 Rear/2.2 Front 11/23/2019 5:40 PM

Seems to me that having more meat out back surely couldn’t hurt my manuals, and a lighter, quicker front end wouldn’t either. Not going to be hitting too many drops at my age, so landings really aren’t a concern. Wish weather/work/life were more cooperative ... more »

Added reply in a thread Opinion on wearing helmets? 11/23/2019 5:21 PM

Soldiers, firemen, motorcycle cops, iron workers, top fuel drivers, fighter pilots, and other assorted pussies wear helmets.

Added reply in a thread 2.4 Rear/2.2 Front 11/23/2019 5:14 PM

I wish someone made 1.75’s for the 22” bikes. I’d be all over them in a minute.

Added reply in a thread 2.4 Rear/2.2 Front 11/23/2019 5:13 PM

I would disagree that you turn a motorcycle with body weight. You turn by moving the handlebars. It might look like they stay straight at all times, especially at speed, but that’s just because it takes less movement with higher speeds and heavier weight ... more »

Added reply in a thread 2.4 Rear/2.2 Front 11/23/2019 4:36 PM

Not being a smart ass, but what does it hinder? Telling me running a skinnier tire up front is an impractical hinderance doesn’t tell me much at all.

Added reply in a thread 2.4 Rear/2.2 Front 11/23/2019 4:32 PM

I like the idea of more traction out back, and you’re right, I should just swap them and try it for myself. I can see where maybe the front would be too light, and turn in too quickly with a smaller tire up front. Hundreds of thousands of miles riding ... more »

Added reply in a thread 2.4 Rear/2.2 Front 11/23/2019 4:28 PM

What do you mean by “not practical?” My understanding is that it originated with racing, and that it added extra traction in berms/turns. Since I’m not racing, not doing nose tricks and not landing hard on the front end, shouldn’t a larger tread patch ... more »

Started new thread 2.4 Rear/2.2 Front 11/23/2019 3:15 PM

Ride a Fit TwentyTwo. Honestly, my bag of tricks is limited jumping off curbs, manuals and hops, and just carving around wherever I am. At my age, an hour of this a few times a week satisfies my needs. I won’t be “hucking” much of anything. I’m not very ... more »

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Added reply in a thread Seatpost Extender 11/21/2019 9:44 AM

Doesn't pedantic roughly translate to following rules exactly, if not to an exagerated level? Wouldn't saying BMX bikes were not designed for seated pedaling be pedantic in a sense? I've seen an awful lot of people do it without causing harm to themselves. ... more »

Added reply in a thread Let’s hear stories 11/13/2019 6:30 PM

Put an old ten-speed seat on my Sting-Ray and a knobby rear tire and rode dirt jumps out in the woods. We called them “dirt bikes.” This is 1973. Soon after got my first motorcycle, and rode for the next 40-some years. Hung up my leather in 2015 (too ... more »

Added reply in a thread Can't decide on frame color 11/2/2019 5:59 PM

Glad you laughed because I’m just yanking your chain. I think the copper bits are awesome; looks great compared to what you see day in and day out. Good luck getting it sorted.

Added reply in a thread Ankle support? 11/2/2019 3:53 PM

https://www.thespacebrace.com Great product.

Added reply in a thread Can't decide on frame color 11/2/2019 2:41 PM

Hey, it’s freestyle - rock white tires all day, man. But you did ask for opinions, and in my opinion, humble as it is, you can’t get the frame right until you solve the tire problem. And the first step of solving a tire problem is admitting you have ... more »

Added reply in a thread Can't decide on frame color 11/2/2019 11:59 AM

Love the copper, but the white tires draw my eyes away from it. I’ll second the vote for black tires instantly helping this bike aesthetically. No frame color can correct the tire problem.

Added reply in a thread Praising/Ranting on BMX Companies 10/19/2019 6:28 PM

I’ve written or called several companies with questions or concerns. S&M/Fit, Terrible One, Profile and Odyssey have always been friendly and helpful. I spend money with them because I think they’re cool and they seem to appreciate my business. A ... more »

Added reply in a thread been a long time 10/15/2019 12:47 AM

Black and white background, black and white bike - great job. Dig the words of wisdom, too.

Added reply in a thread Tall Bars vs Short Bars 10/9/2019 6:24 PM

The trick for me is just getting out and riding. Taller bars are definitely more comfortable. That makes my “trick” much easier.

Added reply in a thread Tall Bars vs Short Bars 10/9/2019 5:29 PM

Six foot. Elevenz on a TwentyTwo. But I’m 57 years old and can do what I please. My back hurt before a lot of you were born.