Added reply in a thread Foot slipping off the pedal + bunnyhop 7/12/2020 1:23 PM

I always found it easier to hop onto to or over something to get high and not just on the ground with no obstacle. Back in my prime I could bunny hop onto a 4ft or so wall, but would only hop a foot or two with no obstacle

Added reply in a thread Foot slipping off the pedal + bunnyhop 7/5/2020 5:53 AM

Those pedals should do the job. It must be technique. I ride with the ball of my feet centered on the pedal. Hopefully that helps. I don’t have much to go on. Maybe post a bunny hop video and we can see where you might be going wrong.

Added reply in a thread Another “Old Guy Thinking About BMX” thread here 6/30/2020 6:10 PM

It’s just south of Jacksonville Florida. Tiny little free park at a community park

Added reply in a thread Another “Old Guy Thinking About BMX” thread here 6/26/2020 5:09 PM

After riding my old bike at the skate park last weekend I pretty much agree on getting a new bike. I just want to make a few more trips to the park on the old bike to make sure I have the time to stick with it. I don’t want to buy a new bike and then ... more »

Added reply in a thread Free community skate parks question 6/24/2020 7:58 PM

Well, for right now I don’t even have pegs on the bike but when I do put some on again I’ll definitely get plastic pegs to avoid hassle. I never did a ton of grinding, my thing was always tricks over box jumps and dirt jumping.

Added reply in a thread Question about pegs 6/24/2020 6:26 AM

In for info too. Back when I was originally into bmx there were no plastic pegs. There were steel and aluminum.

Added reply in a thread Free community skate parks question 6/23/2020 3:53 PM

I appreciate all the replies. I’m sure some depends on the area and how much they care, but if almost everyone here hasn’t had an issue I’m going to assume I won’t either. Till I do. Lol

Added reply in a thread Free community skate parks question 6/22/2020 5:56 PM

Good to know. I really didn’t want to find a new hobby. Lol

Started new thread Free community skate parks question 6/22/2020 3:11 PM

So, we have a few free community skate parks and as my other thread says, I’m wanting to get back into bmx. I went to one today for the first time in 20 years. Nobody else was there so I started knocking the rust off, but I noticed a sign that said no ... more »

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Added reply in a thread Another “Old Guy Thinking About BMX” thread here 6/22/2020 12:25 PM

That’s awesome. I kept looking at that hip from the half pipe to the quarter pipe in the pic I posted, but I knew I wasn’t ready for that yet. Funny thing is 20 years ago that would have been the first thing I did when I got there. Lol. Some felt weird ... more »

Added reply in a thread Another “Old Guy Thinking About BMX” thread here 6/22/2020 11:07 AM

First time in 20 years. Feels so weird. So glad I am alone. Lol

Added reply in a thread Another “Old Guy Thinking About BMX” thread here 6/22/2020 10:02 AM

I still eat like a teenager is my problem, that and drink a lot of beer, lol. I’m hoping getting on a bike again will slim me down some.

Added reply in a thread Another “Old Guy Thinking About BMX” thread here 6/22/2020 6:32 AM

It’s an odyssey stem. I flipped it over yesterday to gain some bar height. I loved super low bars when I was younger, but not that I’m old and have a belly, it’s not as comfortable. Still waiting on the tire I ordered so I can try to ride again. I might ... more »

Added reply in a thread Old Newbie 6/22/2020 6:28 AM

Pretty much any business that ships a product is doing well right now. Quite a few things I have been looking for online(not just bike stuff) is back ordered. Its getting kind of annoying.

Added reply in a thread Cool vs uncool tricks 6/19/2020 3:10 PM

I miss the old days when it was about flow and smoothness. It seems these days the goal is to see how many movements you can cram into the time spent in the air. I’m not knocking it cause it takes a lot of skill to merge so many tricks into each jump ... more »

Added reply in a thread Crank bolt is stixking out and my chain is rubbing on tire and wont go on the sprocket 6/19/2020 9:50 AM

I’m sure you can order them. What brand is your crank?

Added reply in a thread Crank bolt is stixking out and my chain is rubbing on tire and wont go on the sprocket 6/19/2020 9:37 AM

The spacer will make the distance longer from where the bolt bottoms out in the shaft of the crank to where the bolt head seats on the crank arm. It will also move the arm and sprocket outward away from the tire.

Added reply in a thread Crank bolt is stixking out and my chain is rubbing on tire and wont go on the sprocket 6/19/2020 9:26 AM

Sounds to me like you are missing a spacer between the crank arm and the bearing.

Added reply in a thread solutions to weird footing? 6/19/2020 5:49 AM

I have always wondered about my lack of success with spin tricks and my footing. I keep my left foot forward and naturally want to spin to the left. I have always heard it would be easier to spin to the right or switch my footing.

Added reply in a thread What do you guys hate most about BMX? 6/18/2020 4:55 PM

I hate that I quit doing it. That’s about it. Lol