Added reply in a thread Street and Kendama. What is happening with this combination? 4/11/2021 8:27 PM

Funny, I thought it was a flatland thing...?

Added reply in a thread Freecoaster buyers remorse 4/11/2021 8:19 PM

Exactly. Nothing but wheels on concrete.

Added reply in a thread cranks go loose while riding 3/20/2021 9:47 AM

When I first installed my current crankset, one of the wide flange spacers that goes against the bearing looked basically the same from either side. I installed it backward, resulting in it rubbing the outer race just enough to squeak and work loose. ... more »

Added reply in a thread The “I got parts today” thread! 3/7/2021 5:39 PM

Thanks man! Made some mistakes if you look too close, but they work way better than I expected. It's surprising how much of the flex and squeak in the brakes comes from flex and slop at the lever.

Added reply in a thread The “I got parts today” thread! 3/7/2021 4:55 PM

I've been looking at the Vulcans, but they don't look front compatible? The Revenge look like what I'm after. Did they get discontinued?

Added reply in a thread The “I got parts today” thread! 3/7/2021 8:58 AM

Finished up my brake levers yesterday, the bearing pivot is buttery smooth. Anyone have recommendations for a sealed bearing U-brake? View this post on Instagram A post shared by Mark Johnson (@theothermaj)

Added reply in a thread The “I got parts today” thread! 2/27/2021 6:25 AM

Not quite what I had in mind, but that would be easier. This yours?

Added reply in a thread The “I got parts today” thread! 2/26/2021 8:20 PM
Added reply in a thread The “I got parts today” thread! 2/26/2021 7:31 PM

I finally pulled the trigger on a Lairdframe this month that should be ready by April, and I'm just starting to price out a flatland build. Meantime, I'm milling custom brake levers for it, and might try making a custom stem as well. Progress photo of

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Added reply in a thread Why does almost everybody want his bike as light as possible? 2/24/2021 6:06 AM

Where are you getting the ti bars and forks from?

Added reply in a thread London mod 2/13/2021 9:46 AM

Fixed upper cables vary depending on what lever and barrel adjusters they are designed for, in addition to the spacing allowed at the gyro. I run the Kink Restrain lever with no barrel adjuster, so pretty much every double upper cable has too much slack, ... more »

Added reply in a thread What is 25T good for 1/27/2021 5:16 PM

Never? I run 28t with 160 cranks, that's where it's at.

Added reply in a thread How to unbend bars? 1/25/2021 3:08 PM

Once they've bent, they will bend more. Get new bars if you can and try to find some that hold up. If you need to try bending them back, hammering is probably not your best bet. Try to find a longer pipe, clamp the bars, and use leverage instead of impact. ... more »

Added reply in a thread how long did it take to learn manuals 1/25/2021 2:54 PM

Good point, I didn't mean to imply otherwise. The older I get, the more I see riding as training, and wish I would have had that mindset earlier. Training on the manual machine is not the same as riding outside, but it can help as long as you don't expect ... more »

Added reply in a thread how long did it take to learn manuals 1/25/2021 11:59 AM

I have to disagree. Need for Speed trains the muscles in your thumbs. Manual machine trains the muscles you use while holding a manual. Only thing missing is the rolling, and the time to actually train. You can even add a weight vest if you want, think ... more »

Added reply in a thread So, BlackSwampGhost, you doing any flatlandish type tricks yet? 1/24/2021 3:32 PM

Let me know when you've tested the stem. I've been considering that one, but I'm suspicious of the combo clamp style. Normally you don't lose the steerer tube every time you adjust the bars, but I guess that isn't as much of a problem these days. BITD, ... more »

Added reply in a thread love short frames but keep hitting my damn knee against the stem lol 1/19/2021 10:58 AM

Depending on what you run now, another thing to consider could be shorter cranks. I'm the same height and ride a 19.5" TT, and switching to 160mm cranks helped with stem clearance

Added reply in a thread Experimenting With Stems 1/18/2021 4:50 PM

Aside from some increased flex with the longer bars, physics does not care what path the forces take between the grips and the head tube. To pick nits, the forces within each element of the assembly will be different (as buttmeate said, to snap your ... more »

Added reply in a thread BMX-related resolutions for 2021 12/31/2020 6:42 AM

I want to learn more front wheel flatland stuff, but also want to get to the streets and skateparks more than 3 or 4 times all year

Added reply in a thread 160mm cranks! 12/30/2020 5:27 PM

I mostly ride flat these days, I'm pretty sure they'd hold up. Slowly collecting parts for a second build, so I can weight weenie and street without changing parts first