Started new thread Sorry for the dumb question(s) 9/6/2020 7:12 AM

Hi all, I need to replace the crankset of my BMX. It's an American BB, so I am fairly happy I know what to buy for replacing the bearings. 1. Do american BBs require the spacer between the 2 bearings? 2. I measured my spindle (not got vernier calipers ... more »

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Added reply in a thread American BB and Bolt Drive Crank questions 9/1/2020 7:03 AM

Problems I'm left with: 1. I have bent the sprocket. a. I should be able to loosen the locking nut (sounds easy enough, just haven't had the time to look yet). b. I have another 25T sprocket from a previous BMX, so hopefully same sizings. 2. American ... more »

Added reply in a thread American BB and Bolt Drive Crank questions 9/1/2020 6:55 AM

I think the reason it didn't make sense, was because it shouldn't of been able to make sense.. if THAT makes sense? Long story short, I bent the sprocket

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Added reply in a thread American BB and Bolt Drive Crank questions 8/28/2020 11:36 PM

I don't believe so, everything I took off was put down like a map. I think my removing has turned the sprocket on the spindle but can't seem to turn it again to get it back.

Added reply in a thread American BB and Bolt Drive Crank questions 8/28/2020 11:32 PM

Thanks Yeah I'm quite happy that I'm able to pop bearings back in. Just thought while all out I could uprate them slightly. Its like I cannot spin the sprocket, it just turns the spindle. So being in any of the 8 spindle grooves it won't align with the

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Started new thread American BB and Bolt Drive Crank questions 8/28/2020 1:23 PM

Hi all, 1. I took my cranks off today to check it, clean, regrease and refit.. And confirmed I have American BB, but they're currently unsealed bearings and some bearings have been come loose. Probably now this bike has been hopped higher than 1" it's

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Updated bike check barelyhopben's BMX 7/31/2020 2:33 PM
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Added reply in a thread Identity the BMX? 7/29/2020 10:55 PM

I did see that one as a potential but comparing them the top tube seemed loads wider than one I have. May well be that one though, thanks for the help.

Started new thread Identity the BMX? 7/29/2020 2:42 PM

Evening all, I managed to pick up a new (to me) BMX the other night very cheap but much better than my current one by looks and feel of it. However, I can't seem to identify what it is. Headtube front has a Triangle sticker/logo on but I don't recognise

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Updated bike check barelyhopben's BMX 7/29/2020 9:04 AM
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Updated bike check barelyhopben's BMX 7/29/2020 9:04 AM
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Added reply in a thread How to 180 7/23/2020 3:23 AM

I'd say to make sure you're practising them completely or very nearly stationary. I've heard this advice for 360's so maybe applies for 180s too - Start to turn your head/neck towards the way you're spinning just before you go to hop. It's probably a ... more »

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Updated bike check barelyhopben's BMX 7/22/2020 6:34 AM
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Added reply in a thread Front end help - Standard headset? 7/15/2020 6:27 AM

Thanks Adam ! Being in UK, delivery for that alone is more than the headset

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But, nice to know there's options of a (kinda?) hybrid standard/integrated headset setup - I'll do some looking into that. Cheers!
Added reply in a thread Front end help - Standard headset? 7/15/2020 4:28 AM

Dave, thanks again. I saw a few sets for this before posting, but didn't seem to include anything for the bottom (between headtube and fork). I think either way, I need a standard headset so I'l go have a hunt for one now, and see if there's anything ... more »

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Started new thread Front end help - Standard headset? 7/15/2020 3:45 AM

Morning all, I've taken the front end apart again, and tried to workout what bits I have, and what my fork or headtube is expecting. I think my BMX uses a standard headset - It was bought for me and would have been a complete BMX and low-entry. I'm also

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