Added reply in a thread Fork identification 1/21/2018 2:19 PM

They are either Easterns or Nitrous Afterburners judging by the cutouts. They came on a lot of the Eastern completes around 2010.

Added reply in a thread Pedals. 1/21/2018 9:08 AM

You can also raise the side pins slightly higher than the middle ones, providing a more concave feel. Thats what i did with mine and they felt great.

Added reply in a thread Pedals. 1/21/2018 8:39 AM

If you have an issue bending axles, definitely don't spend more money on sealed metals, since they still use a pretty typical axle in them. Look into JC/PCs, promise you won't be able to bend those

Added reply in a thread Pedals. 1/21/2018 7:48 AM

I spent $70 on sealed Trailmix pedals and was super let down when they cracked in a matter of months.. Not sure if it's a common problem with alloys or not, but because of that, I'd say that they're not worth all the extra money. Odyssey put me on a ... more »

Added reply in a thread i need the toughest most badass chain i can find. 1/21/2018 7:36 AM

I can't believe you just said that..

You heard the man!
Added reply in a thread Is this supposed to sound like that? 1/21/2018 7:32 AM

If you hold your chain while you bounce it, you are preventing the chain from moving side-to-side, thus keeping the rollers from rattling around. All you are hearing is your rollers moving around. Just ride it.

Added reply in a thread Is this supposed to sound like that? 1/20/2018 4:42 PM

Sounds like pretty typical chain rattle to me.. you're just hearing all the rollers moving on the pin and hitting the inside of the links. I wouldn't worry about it.

Added reply in a thread Stylish BMX. Opinions? 1/20/2018 4:38 PM

Colored tires are indeed softer and wear faster, but because of their softness they grip better too, which is more so function than the durability of the tire is. I've ran the red, blue, & sand colored BSD Donnasqueaks and they all lasted about a ... more »

Added reply in a thread Stylish BMX. Opinions? 1/20/2018 3:46 PM

Just so you know, the Black ones on Source are $40ea. Only certain colors and sizes are on sale for $25. I would go with the red ones if you're looking to save money. Otherwise, get black ones from a shop in the US for $30ea.

Added reply in a thread What's the purpose of a bigger front wheel than back? 1/20/2018 1:54 PM

Faster rolling rear tire and more front end cushion for your wrists. I personally prefer matching tires now because the bike feels so much more balanced that way. Thats just my preference though.

Added reply in a thread Need to know if I should use a spacer or not 1/20/2018 1:38 PM

Use a small spacer.

Added reply in a thread Problem with wheel size 1/20/2018 1:01 PM

Here is some Donnasqueaks on sale. You can get 10% off at check out this month with code JANSAVE10 aswell.

Added reply in a thread i need the toughest most badass chain i can find. 1/20/2018 12:55 PM

Also, I was the first person to break a production model Shadow Supreme chain

I beat down on one specific link so many times that I took a chunk out of it. That was after a year and a half of sprocket stalls, and it was only that one link. ... more »
Added reply in a thread i need the toughest most badass chain i can find. 1/20/2018 12:42 PM

Shadow Supreme because.. 1. It lasted me two years before I passed it on to its second owner (Keychain and all other chains I've tried didn't make it half a year, I do lots of sprocket stalls/grinds) 2. It has a lifetime warranty against breaking. You

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Added reply in a thread Does anyone have any info on where all the bikes are made? 1/20/2018 9:13 AM

I'm on my second set of Standard-made bars and the welds look great on both sets! I've only heard good about FBM & other Standard products, though I haven't seen as many as I have S&Ms, or owned any. I'd definitely try an FBM or Standard frame ... more »

Added reply in a thread Does anyone have any info on where all the bikes are made? 1/20/2018 8:53 AM

One thing that really grinds my gears is when people claim their US made parts were made by a craftsman.. But does anybody even know the names of the welders at S&M? Let alone if they're actually passionate about what they do, or if it's just another ... more »

Added reply in a thread Looking for a High End Complete 1/20/2018 8:41 AM

Or the WTP Envy. It has lifetime parts aswell and has different specs than the Soundwave. If you're spending $1000 on a bike, I'm assuming you know what you like spec-wise, so that gives you options. If you don't know what specs you like, I wouldn't ... more »

Added reply in a thread newbie tire advice... 1/20/2018 6:44 AM

Ive heard poor things about Tiogas for street use as well, even the street models. They're paper thin, so they rip apart pretty easy on concrete. My friends Street Blocks only lasted him a few months, and that was when we were 14/15 and didn't do anything ... more »

Added reply in a thread Does anyone have any info on where all the bikes are made? 1/20/2018 6:39 AM

I also find it ironic that people opt for S&M stuff specifically for the workmanship, but I've yet to see an S&M product in person that was higher quality than my Taiwan Made stuff.. The only two Americans I would let build a frame for me are ... more »

Added reply in a thread Does anyone have any info on where all the bikes are made? 1/20/2018 5:51 AM

I beg to differ I had an ATF with similar quality welds. Luckily I had paid basically nothing for it to build a bike for my ex, so I kept it. I never would have trusted it between my own legs though. Literally every weld on it was sloppy and crooked, ... more »