Added reply in a thread How well do black rims work with brakes? 7/21/2020 9:22 AM

Hazard lite black rims and clear Odyssey Slim by 4s sounded like that only the eagles like it rough and their kink is to make sure that all the other eagles on the planet know what they are up to. Switched to Kool Stop dual compound (black and salmon) ... more »

Added reply in a thread Eclat Centric Pedals 6/27/2020 12:58 PM

Hey, this thread helped me to decide to buy some Centrics that I put on my bike this week. Coming from Odyssey Twisted and Twisted Pros I ran Premium Slims for a while. I liked that the Slims were low and concave compared to the Odysseys... It hasn't ... more »

Added reply in a thread This is fun, post photo of the first ever complete bike you bought! 6/26/2020 3:54 AM

So... don't have a picture either but found this on BMX museum. Not sure it's the right year but I remember seeing a GT Vertigo ST in this color at the skateboard shop and being obsessed with it until it was mine. It seems funny now, but I mowed a lot

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Added reply in a thread Does this seem pretty good? 6/25/2020 2:02 PM

If you want a freecoaster and can find a Cloud then I don't disagree. But... Bikes are in short supply and I dig the color of the SE. Plus it's lighter, but a lot of the weight difference could be the freecoaster and the pegs that you get on the Cloud. ... more »

Added reply in a thread Does this seem pretty good? 6/25/2020 10:39 AM

That's tough. If you like it and you don't like the other options you see, then it's not as though you're getting ripped off at $599, I would just argue that there are better values out there. You'll see them on almost every "what bike should I buy " ... more »

Added reply in a thread Does this seem pretty good? 6/25/2020 9:57 AM

So... what's the price at the bike shop? Seems pretty solid, all chromoly, sealed hubs, double wall rims etc. Looks like the cranks are 8 spline so that's a little bit of a weakness. Couldn't tell what hubs were on it either. I'd want to know if it were ... more »

Added reply in a thread What do you guys hate most about BMX? 6/18/2020 12:50 PM

Not having started before I got old. Bad weather making it hard to get time on the bike. When my pedal takes a bite out of my shin. Sucking compared to what I want to be able to do. Thinking I learned a trick but never being able to nail it until about ... more »

Added reply in a thread Springfield spring broke 5/17/2020 2:27 PM

I'm old enough to remember The Simpsons' first season, so I'm a little sentimental about Springfield... but if I only had 30 minutes to watch TV, I'd pick South Park too.

Added reply in a thread Springfield spring broke 5/16/2020 4:29 PM

Tried that, but it pulls the pads to the rim, the opposite of what's needed.

Added reply in a thread Father in need of assistance - Brakes related 5/16/2020 10:06 AM

I was just riding. Springfields are so simple. How could you set them up wrong in a way that would cause the spring to break? Anyway, my spring broke and my theory is that either I had bad luck or you have had good luck. Mine didn't last much more than ... more »

Added reply in a thread Springfield spring broke 5/16/2020 9:47 AM

Yeah... there wasn't anything for the rubberbands to grab onto where the spring attaches. This worked ok.

Added reply in a thread Springfield spring broke 5/16/2020 8:16 AM

So... rubberbands were phase1, Home Depot spring is phase 2. Probably as good as the original and $4.

Added reply in a thread Springfield spring broke 5/16/2020 8:09 AM

Yes...figured it out. Worked ok but not as crisp and wasn't loving the look of it either.

Added reply in a thread Springfield spring broke 5/16/2020 8:07 AM

That would be a beefy pen spring... doesn't sound right to me...

Added reply in a thread Springfield spring broke 5/15/2020 11:53 AM

Cool...thanks! can you share a pic? Not sure how to hook them up...

Added reply in a thread Springfield spring broke 5/15/2020 7:27 AM

Good idea, didn't think of that. So... just find any stainless spring that is about the same size?

Started new thread Springfield spring broke 5/15/2020 6:46 AM

Hey... I see odyssey sells replacement springs for $1.00 but it's $9.82 for shipping! Also, don't understand why it broke in the first place. Seen here wedged to keep the pads off the rim for the ride home but the hook on one end just snapped off. Any

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Added reply in a thread Help!?!?! First Build 1989 GT Performer build from Survivor Parts (complete part list & Cost) Did I pay too much??? 3/27/2020 11:29 AM

Aren't a lot of the kids born after 1989 on Facebook? I'm in my forties and don't Facebook... if it makes you happy and you aren't going to miss any meals then don't worry about if you got the best deal ever.

Added reply in a thread hellp me deside on a byecycle 2/20/2020 3:41 AM

Dude. You are all over the place. What kind of riding do you want to do? The Skuut is going to be better at fakies but you might want to start learning to pedal... plus I don't know if pine is as good for jumps. But then I don't like the vibe I get from

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Added reply in a thread WTB 155mm or 160mm 3-piece crank arms for 19mm 8 spline spindle 1/2/2020 4:03 AM

Thanks! I was hoping to go a little shorter than 165mm but that's a great option, really appreciate the help.