Added reply in a thread Can i use a hub without the lock nut? 6/4/2020 7:17 AM

Bearings are assembled with an outer bearing race and an inner bearing race. With the ball bearings on between. The pressure shouldn't be on one or the other, rather an even distribution allowing the bearings to ride on the races. The locknut is there ... more »

Added reply in a thread are 165 cranks too small for tall rider 5/13/2020 5:55 AM

I'm 6' and have ridden/ride both 170's and 160's. You can ride either (or in-between) if you want. I will say this, with the 170's, I run a 28/9 gearing. I get the same "feel" from a 25/9 with the 160's. Right now (I just started riding the 160's), I ... more »

Added reply in a thread Need help New bike 5/12/2020 9:32 AM

I don't know what freecoaster you have (and I'm too fucking lazy to look it up) but you may be able to adjust the amount of slack.

Added reply in a thread Bmx history 5/10/2020 7:23 AM

Right, well,vi c was just referencing actual "BMX", as opposed to when people started doing tricks on bicycles. But yeah, it's been a while.

Added reply in a thread My new bike arrived today! It's time... 5/9/2020 9:53 AM

Love it! Yeah... Looks like a classic GT or some other 80's ride! Well done!

Added reply in a thread Help with buying my first bike 5/8/2020 8:20 AM

Asking is over budget (& they don't say what frame it is) but it's got some nice parts. Might be a great bike if you can confirm the frame and if you can get them closer to you budget: https://sacramento.craigslist.org/bik/d/placerville-bmx-bike/7118035882.html ... more »

Added reply in a thread Help with buying my first bike 5/8/2020 8:15 AM

Bummer. Well, you have a good resource here. Let us know what you find.

Added reply in a thread What is this bmx 5/7/2020 9:38 AM

Ooh.... yeah, someone got a deal. I've seen these go for $1000+.(&, yeah, it's a Mongoose Moosegoose)

Added reply in a thread 22 inch trims on a bike built for 20's ? 5/7/2020 9:27 AM

Why would you want to?

Added reply in a thread ID help 5/7/2020 6:03 AM

I had stock 2015 FIT PK3 complete. It came with a chromoly fork with an integrated bearing race. For what it's worth, the bike you are looking at doesn't have that. I don't know that THAT is a definitive identifier but an observation that might help.

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Added reply in a thread Filming an edit 5/6/2020 12:11 PM

If you are using a cell phone (or any equipment, I guess) and you aren't planning on dubbing music over everything, make sure you have some air protection for the mic. Nothing worse than trying to make out what someone is saying over wind noises.

Added reply in a thread Help with buying my first bike 5/6/2020 11:37 AM

That seems highly unlikely but possible (for it to be that small). If it's close by, go check it out & bring a tape measure with you.

Added reply in a thread Help with buying my first bike 5/6/2020 10:23 AM

That subrosa does look like it could be on the higher end of their completes. Either that (or in addition to that) the person may have installed some aftermarket parts that are better than most completes you would find. My only objection might be the ... more »

Added reply in a thread What does everyone think the next major change in bmx will be? 5/6/2020 7:27 AM

I've seen you post this several times, so I'm confident it was a serious comment & not a joke. Where do you see carbon being used (in BMX freestyle)? Do you think it is durable enough?

Added reply in a thread WHICH BIKE PLEASE HELP 5/5/2020 12:46 PM

Screw it, get the Sunday if that's what you want. I think, at your height, it's a slightly better fit as well. Get it, ride it, & enjoy it.

Added reply in a thread WHICH BIKE PLEASE HELP 5/5/2020 7:19 AM

They are a horse a piece as neither is full chomoly and I'm sure they have similar low-grade3 parts. That being said, you might want to consider the frame size and your height to help you make your decision. the Subrosa has a 20.85" TT vs. the Scout's ... more »

Added reply in a thread your ultimate bmx build 5/5/2020 4:56 AM

Ditto. I have thought about a custom built frame (not that I need one or can justify it). I sorta feel like you do in a video game when you have maxed out all your upgrades on a car or whatever and you just go race it because there's nothing left to ... more »

Added reply in a thread Bmx history 4/30/2020 3:51 PM

That all depends on your definition of "young". BMX is 45+ years old now. Sure, that's young compared to the age of the modem bicycle, but still. We have forum members younger than that. Like said earlier, look up those two documentations and you'll ... more »

Added reply in a thread Bmx history 4/30/2020 3:48 PM

That all depends on your definition of "young". BMX is 45+ years old now. Sure, that's young compared to the age of the modem bicycle, but still. We have forum members younger than that.

Added reply in a thread Woot! Got something to build now! 4/29/2020 6:07 PM

Maybe. I have it laced up but still need to true it.