Added reply in a thread CAN SOMEBODY HELP ME FOR THE LOVE OF GOD 3/30/2015 10:06 PM

no, we can't help. you probably shouldn't have messed with it. i kid, but for real, unsealed hubs are not nice to work with, especially the ones with multiple unsealed bearing sets. if they wear out, they can tear apart the rest of the internals real ... more »

Added reply in a thread How long can you ride with hiten stell frame? 3/30/2015 9:54 PM

http://www.bicycleretailer.com/north-america/2014/10/01/court-orders-eastern-bikes-receivership#.VRonyPnF-Sr i apologize, i didn't research thoroughly. if they're still producing bikes, its under new conditions for operation. basically, the company is ... more »

Added reply in a thread (updated) I'm starting a company....tell me if you like my idea. :) 3/30/2015 9:49 PM

he's totally a troll. who talks about wealth then mentions wood and leather? if he were for real, he would only offer parts in carbon-titanium composite. nothing else.

Added reply in a thread Odyssey Aerospace Rims 3/30/2015 9:39 PM

fck it im bored. i did the research. http://www.bikepro.com/products/metals/alum.html "The 6XXX group is alloyed primarily with both Magnesium and Silicon to make a moderate strength alloy The 7XXX group is alloyed primarily with Zinc to make a high ... more »

Added reply in a thread (updated) I'm starting a company....tell me if you like my idea. :) 3/30/2015 9:12 PM

poser. you broke bitch. where the fck are the carbon-Ti composite weave options?

Added reply in a thread Odyssey Aerospace Rims 3/30/2015 9:05 PM

i guess they had to save money somewhere. while i don't claim to be an expert on metallurgy, I believe 6000 is not necessarily a grade below 7000. if i'm not mistaken, 7000 series aluminum is stronger in a block and 6000 holds up better for longer pieces ... more »

Added reply in a thread How long can you ride with hiten stell frame? 3/30/2015 9:00 PM

this is exactly why Eastern went out of business. their frames have a reputation for being fragile, which led to bad sales, which led to them owing distributors and investors more money than the brand was worth, which led to the courts dividing their ... more »

Added reply in a thread Odyssey Aerospace Rims 3/29/2015 4:47 PM

this. i've been running them almost a full season now. they're totally fine, nice and straight, but one little dent from a flat landing with low pressure

Added reply in a thread What makes a bike dialed? 3/27/2015 10:32 PM

so aside from the trolls, this is actually a good question. i push my friends to keep their bikes dialled, but it's a hard concept to grasp for newer riders. i basically see a dialled bike as a bike that meets all three of these conditions, whether it ... more »

Added reply in a thread bruce crisman was the diamomdback team manager right? 3/24/2015 4:53 PM

i know the original team manager when DB joined the bmx world in '81 was Sandy Finkleman. about crisman, i found this http://bmx.transworld.net/features/friday-interview-bike-check-bruce-crisman/ he's on 2hip now, and he mentions riding for DB but nothing ... more »

Added reply in a thread mindthegap sticker giveaway 3/23/2015 4:19 PM

only 5 free? they're stickers, man. they're advertising for your company. you should ship free stickers at your expense to anyone who asks. give all stickers away free so people like your business, then try to make profit (or break even) once you're ... more »

Started new thread BMX riders on old Top Gear episode 3/22/2015 8:15 PM

Season 10, episode 9, when James May races a Fiat 500 through Budapest against 2 bmx riders. i've googled it and can't find who they are. in the episode, they are referred to as youth on bikes. the only clues i can see are Vans and Eastern stickers on ... more »

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Added reply in a thread what would your perfect Bike...? 3/21/2015 8:36 AM

yeah, this. they're not multi-thousand dollar carbon road or mountain bikes. it's not hard to build your dream bike. every build i do is my dream bike at the time.

Added reply in a thread frame? HELP! 3/20/2015 6:25 PM

as much as i'm not a huge kink fan, they know what they're doing. they're aftermarket frames are bombproof

Added reply in a thread People who you look up to. 3/20/2015 6:23 PM

the greats. Mat Hoffman, Dave Mirra, Taj Mijhelic (or however its spelled), Joe Rich, Rick Moliterno, Mike Aitken, Reuben Alcantra, and all the other old dudes who turned bmx from a dying sport into what it is now.

Added reply in a thread Need infos on sun rims. 3/20/2015 6:20 PM

trust in Sun. Sun rims are like the holy grail of rims. i've run Rhino Lites, Rhino Lite XLs, Estates, 4plays, and Big City Lites, and every single one held up to everything i threw at it, even the ones with pinned joints. my favorite was the welded ... more »

Added reply in a thread How to build a budget bike. 3/19/2015 5:13 PM

try local ads like craigslist. that way you can see the parts in person before you buy

Added reply in a thread Your Style Of Riding 3/19/2015 1:39 PM

my crew hates when people say their style is "park" or "street" or whatever. the way we see it, you can carry your style through all the usual disciplines. we like to describe a riders style as "burly" or "tech" or "flowy" or something. we ride everywhere ... more »

Added reply in a thread Metal bar ends 3/19/2015 1:36 PM

i have wedge style Mosh barends from the 90s. metal ends last forever.

Added reply in a thread How to build a budget bike. 3/19/2015 1:34 PM

local used classifieds. trust, you can find full customs for cheap. my first good bmx was a WTP Trust from 2009 that i got in 2011 for 250 bucks.