Added reply in a thread What was your first BMX bike? 9/15/2016 7:30 AM

I had a sears supercycle that I thought was the schnitz when I was 11. It had a number plate man. It was the 2nd most expensive BMX in the store. My neighbour got the most expensive one - that one had to two different tire sizes and looked rad (2.125 ... more »

Added reply in a thread NEED HELP WITH WHAT BRAND OF FRAME I HAVE? 9/12/2016 12:35 PM

Compe/Zone never had ubrakes from what i recall. The switch to 1 1/4 inch threadless headsets (name brands anyway) was done by 94-95 and his frame is threaded.

Added reply in a thread NEED HELP WITH WHAT BRAND OF FRAME I HAVE? 9/12/2016 9:28 AM

Weird. 87 or later due to U brake. The seat area looks like a GT Performer, but they had Ubrakes undermounted and the bendy downtube. The Haro Sport (not master) had same type of frame, with above mount ubrakes, but they had built in rear standers which ... more »

Added reply in a thread Freaking Seat Busted 9/12/2016 9:18 AM

Why wouldn't the bike shop email Verde on your behalf? Doesn't sound like good after sale service!?

Added reply in a thread How to barspin and whip with straight line brakes 9/12/2016 9:12 AM

Learn everything oppo so you can unwind. Skills baby, skills!

Added reply in a thread Guess I need dedicated bmx shoes... 9/12/2016 9:04 AM

Vans only if you have brakes... The soft soles give great grip but are not meant to be ground along the road or your rear wheel.

Added reply in a thread Brake Pads (Color = Different Grip?) 9/8/2016 5:49 PM

Uhm...if they sit flat when the bike is still, they will pull away from the rim when the wheel is rotating. The purpose of toe-in is so they sit flat, when under braking pressure.

Added reply in a thread Frame chain stay bent inwards 8/31/2016 1:48 PM

Is your friend still alive? 'cause whatever did that, it hurt real bad....

Added a comment about news blog Garrett Reynolds - 10 Trick Fix in Shanghai 8/23/2016 10:06 AM
Oldguyjon

He starts near Lui Ja Ziu and the super brand mall. Then that huge silver building is on the grounds of the World Expo 2010 (which I went to!) and the later part is the science and technology museum near Century park. In case anyone wants to replicate this wink

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Added a comment about news blog Garrett Reynolds - 10 Trick Fix in Shanghai 8/23/2016 7:02 AM
Oldguyjon

Link doesn't work and cant find it on RB site...?

edit: thank kyle, Rb site was switching me to Canadian site - video now appears there.

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Added a comment about news blog Odyssey Collaborates with Kali Protectives 8/23/2016 6:59 AM
Oldguyjon

At 454g (1lb) it's heavire than Lazer extreme (415) and twice as much as the Armor

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Added a comment about news blog Garrett Reynolds - 10 Trick Fix in Shanghai 8/23/2016 6:52 AM
Oldguyjon

Love Shanghai...go often...a crazy, crazy town. rains a lot, but has the worlds largest indoor park! it's ridiculous.

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Added reply in a thread Kink bikes made in CHINA?! 8/20/2016 3:09 PM

If there is one thing China IS good at, it's making bikes. They make them because they are still the most common mode of transportation. My in-laws (wife is from Shanghai) never had a car or drove, and neither did my wife. They had bikes though. Built ... more »

Added reply in a thread What should I change?? 8/17/2016 6:30 AM

Add a front brake.

Added a comment about video Billy Perry Breaks Ankle in Barcelona 8/16/2016 6:52 AM

Love Barcelona, the med, the market, so much going on. But I would wear a helmet - traffic is crazy!

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Added reply in a thread Stuck on manuals :/.... 8/14/2016 5:56 PM

This. I can sit on the rear tire, and the front end will not come up. I'm 6' so I have long arms, but apparently I need them even longer to manual? I can cruise around arms out, just toes on the pedals, tire buzzing my nuts and the front wheel remains ... more »

Added reply in a thread 1987 GT Performer restore or leave it 8/10/2016 5:57 PM

This was not a high end bike when new ,it is heavy and that fake ubrake sucks and the fake Tech77's w/o lockout will kill your hands.. The frame standers and flip down (we called them 'slip down' ) fork standers were not very useful and also heavy. So, ... more »

Added reply in a thread On average how much do you ride per day? 8/9/2016 10:21 AM

I usually get two sessions a week. Sat morning with my 6yr old (he has a 16", loves to carve) and sometimes Sunday or tuesday night. Family obligations take the rest. We both try to learn tow new tricks a week. Last week I learned to hop up a 12" ledge

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Added reply in a thread Rear tire keeps rubbing 8/9/2016 10:05 AM

I have had this happen when doing my 170's (like a 180...but I don't quite make it all the way around). You need to tighten the rear wheel more, and a chain tensioner will help too.

Added reply in a thread The best freestyle bike of all time! 8/8/2016 1:14 PM

Just posted my 'barn find' RL20II bike check..25years hanging in a garage... check it out. Time warp to circa 1990! Link: [vitalbmx] RL2011