Added reply in a thread how do i raw my bmx frame? 3/2/2015 8:51 PM

this. you can do the whole job for under 30 bucks including a can of clear coat

Added reply in a thread New here 2/28/2015 10:20 PM

i'm a dude, and ten years ago when my voice cracked and i first started growing lil curly hairs on the family jewels, i used to troll forums by posing as a lesbian. so here's the test. get rid of that pic, dont announce gender or sexual orientation because ... more »

Added reply in a thread Tire choice for 1/2 hard pack dirt and 1/2 street 2/26/2015 11:18 AM

GLH's are heavy unless you can find GHL-R's. just get Maxxis grifters. they're perfect for everything

Added reply in a thread Working on female axle 2/25/2015 2:03 PM

stick one side of the hub or axle in a vise? or FETCH THE JAWS OF LIFE

Added reply in a thread american bunny hop 2/25/2015 2:01 PM

what? no, Clancy was right, it's just a bunny hop. the only reason anyone would say "english bunnyhop" is cuz they don't know how to bunnyhop right and they're trying to find an excuse. this "american bunnyhop" is a REAL bunnyhop. if you must call it ... more »

Added reply in a thread Gyro Spacer Issues... 2/25/2015 1:58 PM

you could true your wheels properly, and they'd stay straight. its something your really should know how to do if you wanna get more serious than bunnyhopping curbs. but the fork is too short for a gyro. hell, thats barely safe as it is. get a fresh ... more »

Added reply in a thread Empire BMX Custom Wheels 2/24/2015 11:25 PM

if you must use a ghetto trick, use hockey tape, not electrical tape. electrical tape stretches and deforms over the spoke holes. hockey tape (or any thick cloth tape, you lbs should have the road bike stuff too) doesn't stretch so it deforms less and ... more »

Added reply in a thread Getting wheels And I Have 3 Choices (2 used, 1 new) **Kind of long read** 2/24/2015 10:13 PM

shit yeah choice 3. Sun/Profile for the win.

Added reply in a thread Empire BMX Custom Wheels 2/24/2015 10:11 PM

yeah, it's not like rim strips are expensive. so just order the wheels and buy rimstrips if theyre not included

Added reply in a thread Is this a good bike? 2/24/2015 10:09 PM

do NOT get an 18" bike. get a 20" bike with a shorter 18.5" top tube. that way you can make whatever parts you want fit in the future. do NOT get hung up on weight. 99% of complete bikes are around 25 lbs regardless of quality. 25 lbs bike built with ... more »

Added reply in a thread What bmx? and is it good? 2/24/2015 11:34 AM

looks like a base model Haro, like a 200.1 or something. all loose ball bearings, mostly or all hi-ten steel (no crmo). worth about 300 brand new, about 50-100 used depending on the condition. good starter bike but not much else

Added reply in a thread Is this an Integrated bearing race on my fork or no???? 2/23/2015 2:57 PM

no, that bearing race is not integrated, and is curved to fit regular ball bearings. you can tap it off with a hammer if you want to switch for a 45 degree race for a sealed bearing headset

Added reply in a thread drill and tap for bolt on chain tensioners 2/21/2015 11:45 AM

I'm not a fan of chain tensioners in general. if i have issues with my wheel slipping, i use ghetto wheel slammers. just cut a nut in half, grind to match the shape of your dropout, and put in the dropout inside the curve so it holds the axle. works ... more »

Added reply in a thread Maxxis Grifters 2/21/2015 11:42 AM

I only run Grifters, and only in 2.1" if i have a choice

Added reply in a thread How old is too old... 2/14/2015 1:14 PM

Ryan Nyquist, DMC, and Rick Moliterno are still riding. you've got like 2 decades before youre too old to ride

Added reply in a thread Pedal problem 2/13/2015 1:29 PM

1) the point of plastics is the bearing races wear away so you just buy new pedals every few months 2) if you do put grease in a metal-plastic surface contact, the plastic expands and essentially seizes to the metal. use grease for metal on metal contact ... more »

Added reply in a thread Hub stuff. 2/13/2015 1:27 PM

bobPA that was some scary math. i can't even hold a calculator without getting cold sweats and nausea. for real tho, you make a good point. the loss of efficiency between my buddy's profile Elites and my Eclat hubs are minimal. he regrets daily spending ... more »

Added reply in a thread Can i ride this tire still picture are included. 2/13/2015 1:21 PM

totally safe to ride, mine are 10x worse. if one of the cuts does go through the rubber and into the lining, you can make it last a lil longer by booting the cut from the inside with a piece of a tube and some rubber cement.

Added reply in a thread Hub stuff. 2/13/2015 8:05 AM

this. this is what happened to mine. on the plus side the unique shape of the ring and the c-clip holding it in mean that the hub still works- the pieces of the shattered ring are held in place and don't move around unless you remove the c-clip. i couldnt ... more »

Added reply in a thread Hub stuff. 2/12/2015 10:26 PM

sundaybmxRR yeah, the ring is the fatal design flaw. mine shattered a year into riding the hub and i had to replace it along with the new driver. the appeal i see in SDS is that the parts work on so many hubs that almost any shop can order parts for ... more »