Added reply in a thread New to BMX'ing 1/4/2014 2:09 PM

Welcome mate, Start by learning bike control. Start lifting the front, learning how to lift the rear. Bunny hops are a gateway to nearly everything else. Make the bike an extension of you by just getting real familiar with it. Most of all, enjoy every ... more »

Added reply in a thread Brakeless 1/4/2014 1:38 PM

Awesome! (Haven't ridden brake less yet... Still getting used to riding with one brake)

Added reply in a thread Hub Guards 1/4/2014 5:11 AM

Modern frame geometry means that instead of a peg bolting to the sides of a drop out, with the drop outs providing a flange like barrier preventing a slide into your hubs, we have very streamlined lower profile drop outs. Busting off those pegs is a ... more »

Added reply in a thread Help Please! What Gyro Should I Buy? 1/3/2014 4:23 PM

Yeah mate. They will.

Added reply in a thread who else saw this ? 1/2/2014 9:13 PM

2 or 3 Socal jams? right. You get that this forum is worldwide don't you? I couldn't even point to Socal on them map. THATS how important a couple of local jams are to me.

Added reply in a thread who else saw this ? 1/2/2014 8:49 PM

For what little its worth, I'm a 33 year ' Old ' man....and I've never even heard of TCU. Vital has helped me reconnect with BMX....and I'm even starting to find some of the bickering 12 year old's mildly amusing.

Added reply in a thread Help Please! What Gyro Should I Buy? 1/2/2014 7:38 PM

I don't think you can go too far wrong with any of the modern day set ups. here's what I got

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Added reply in a thread Slammed 13.75? 1/2/2014 4:53 PM

Mine is 25/9 with a 13.75 rear and is slammed (not sure if this info helps...but worth a look)

Added reply in a thread Making 'The Living' 1/1/2014 8:56 PM

Cheers bud, wasn't sure about 'huge' - found a lot of hate online for Colony, wasn't even sure about posting it up - but the words of encouragement here helped. I just like the fact that Colony was started up by an Aussie...guess it was almost my patriotic ... more »

Added reply in a thread Making 'The Living' 1/1/2014 7:18 PM

Thanks man, This single brake gig is all about bare necessity....for a while I was convinced i'd get odyssey forks and wack a front brake on as well...but that feeling has subsided (trying to be more new school than mid school...but some things just ... more »

Added reply in a thread Making 'The Living' 1/1/2014 7:08 PM

Thanks for the compliment bud, looking around at the bikes on this forum, its a huge compliment.

Added bike check 2013 Colony 'The Living 1/1/2014 6:21 PM
Added reply in a thread hubs 1/1/2014 5:09 PM

hope this helps mate

Started new thread Making 'The Living' 1/1/2014 2:04 PM

Thought I'd make a thread on my Colony 'The Living' as I slowly figure out what I need / want. This is my first bike after a significant lay off, so instead of reading what is the flavour of the month part, i'm slowly figuring out what I like / don't

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Added reply in a thread Some help please 12/30/2013 2:23 PM

honestly, imagine the blueballs you'd give people if you made a big deal out of it, organised a top class city function centre with surround sound, and projectors....got some topless waiters to walk canapes around on their junk, launched the clip and ... more »

Added reply in a thread Best Frame Colors? 12/29/2013 9:01 PM

This. Unfortunately for the OP with a bit of shitty weather and rattle cans, its probably not the advice you want to hear - but put the time in, get the results you want! don't be afraid to go different either.

Added reply in a thread How low do you keep your seat? 12/29/2013 5:06 PM

After buying an S&M Long Johnson and running my seat as high as comfortable for peddling, I realised...with modern geometry, there's a reason why seats are meant to be run low. Mines probably a couple of fistfuls at the moment, but its going back ... more »

Added reply in a thread 2014 Upgrade Plans?... 12/29/2013 4:40 PM

Nothing specific at the moment. Number 1 priority is buying a house...which, if you live in Sydney is incredibly expensive. I'd like some planned redundancy. A new pair of custom wheels...going to be very much guided by what the local shop recommends ... more »

Added reply in a thread Drunk Riding 12/29/2013 1:54 PM

Back in the day a mate and I shared a bottle of Vodka...I rode home. Felt like I had balls the size of mini buses, rode this hill - halfway down, I think I forgot what I was doing, took a corner - lowsided my bike and face planted a mail box. Did not ... more »

Added reply in a thread Eclat Boxer Stem review 12/26/2013 4:27 PM

Its evident you've gained a lot of respect on the forum, both through your interactions, and your philanthropy, but I need to raise just a couple of points. Someone signs up to a forum and gets jumped on for using his email address as his logon, whilst ... more »