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Reply to Parts Drought 10/5/2020 10:32 AM

Do your thing man. Guys get bent because they don’t have what you have. The word for that is called “jealousy”. In a biblical sense it is called “coveting”. Assuming that you work for the things you have, there is no shame in being prepared. If the world ... more »

Reply to Clicking noise on new bike? 10/5/2020 9:49 AM

I never knew that about the spokes. Mine are definitely tight as can be and I am a fat dude putting strain on them for sure. I may be reading into this too much and just need to allow the bike time to realize that it will have to submit to my substantial ... more »

Reply to Parts Drought 10/5/2020 7:28 AM

I believe the shortage is mostly due to the fact that the overwhelming majority of parts (as well as bikes) are made in the same handful of factories in China/Taiwan where restrictions due to COVID have slowed or in some cases even stopped production ... more »

Reply to Clicking noise on new bike? 10/5/2020 7:10 AM

This is a real potential, as the chain on this bike seems to be pretty tight with almost zero slack in it. In comparison, my sons Haro has a chain that bounces when he takes the bike down a few stairs, but his ride is silent except for the hum of the ... more »

Reply to The "I went riding today" -thread 10/4/2020 1:01 PM

They are in there right as can be. The sound comes from right under me as I pedal, but I just can’t seem to narrow it down. Everything is tight with no play whatsoever.

Reply to The "I went riding today" -thread 10/4/2020 12:57 PM

Another day of simple riding today, and mixed up the route for a bit of variety this time. The noise from my lower end is really beginning to irritate the hell out of me but even with all of the suggestions I can’t find any sign of something loose, or ... more »

Reply to Clicking noise on new bike? 10/3/2020 10:12 PM

I never even thought about that. I will check those for sure.

Reply to The "I went riding today" -thread 10/3/2020 4:25 PM

Another 1.5 hour session this morning and a short half hour session about an hour ago. I’m beginning to notice the shortness of the factory bars as I am getting more comfortable standing up to pedal on hills and whatnot. Feels like I am hanging over

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Reply to Bethany BMX Come Back 10/3/2020 4:08 PM

I’m diggin the content. Good stuff guys. I’m too damned old, out of shape, and have too many health problems to ever be able to do anything more than simple riding, but it is awesome to see some younger folks gettin it done. Also, that indoor skate park ... more »

Reply to Clicking noise on new bike? 10/3/2020 3:55 PM

Okay, so today I put in a solid 2 hours of riding and halfway through I stopped to check everything. I found absolutely nothing to be loose, and was able to confirm that there is absolutely no noise when the pedals are turned against no resistance. What ... more »

Reply to Rear tire rubbing on the rear brake 10/3/2020 11:14 AM

My new Haro required A LOT of adjustment in the rear brake right out of the box as the brake was engaged with the wheel to the point where the rear wheel wouldn’t spin freely even with no weight on it. Assuming that everything else looks good, check ... more »

Reply to Clicking noise on new bike? 10/3/2020 6:51 AM

Thank you for the clarification. I will give that a try and see if it doesn’t help.

Reply to Clicking noise on new bike? 10/2/2020 7:49 PM

So far, the only guess that I have been able to come up with is that each time I pedal while going uphill there is possibly some hesitation due to me being way out of shape and working my ass off to ignore my burning legs. I’m thinking that may be causing ... more »

Reply to Clicking noise on new bike? 10/2/2020 7:45 PM

The BB on this bike is sealed, as is pretty much everything on the bike. I don’t believe I am able to grease the majority of things on this one.

Reply to New to this forum 10/2/2020 7:00 PM

That is a sick bike man! I just had a guy offer to sell me one that looks a lot like it but with white Skyway mags. That is so sweet. Takes me back for sure. Love the old school bikes man.

Reply to Clicking noise on new bike? 10/2/2020 3:00 PM

Yeah. I’m not seeing any odd wear happening in anything at this point, but will keep inspecting the bike after each time I am on it. Just took another short ride, and it is pretty consistent on uphill riding but not loud and there is no vibration or ... more »

Reply to Bethany BMX Come Back 10/2/2020 11:39 AM

Nice man! Looks like y’all had a blast. Definitely keep the vids coming. I will subscribe.

Reply to Clicking noise on new bike? 10/2/2020 11:01 AM

Since I am not very knowledgeable about the mechanical workings of these things, here is a link that shows the specs of my bike if this might be helpful to narrowing down a likely cause of this noise. https://www.danscomp.com/haro-bikes-2021-freestyler-dmc-legends-24-bmx-bike-teal-turquoise-h-21810/p1246996 ... more »

Reply to Clicking noise on new bike? 10/2/2020 8:25 AM

It is a cassette hub. It has been 25 years since I have been in a bike, so I may be forgetting any similar noises I experienced with bikes I’ve owned in the past. Hopefully a bit of time will allow things to wear in properly, and all will be fine. I ... more »

New thread Clicking noise on new bike? 10/2/2020 7:29 AM

So I noticed that on my new bike, I hear a soft clicking sound with each turn of the pedals when riding up a hill (so, basically under load). I did a google search, and about all that I was able to decipher from the results was to check all of the lower ... more »

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