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Reply to Problem with keeping female axle wheel tight 11/30/2012 1:50 PM

Thanks for everyone who offered advice that didn't consist of bashing Eastern and advising me to get another wheel. I used some course emory paper to sand my dropouts and then tightened it down to the point where I was worried I was going to bend my ... more »

Reply to Problem with keeping female axle wheel tight 11/30/2012 12:11 PM

Again, I didn't ask for anyone's opinion on bearings or axles or any of that shit. I asked about tightening a FA hub. You have yet to offer anything constructive and likely never will. The numbers for the bearings DO indicate size and I never said they ... more »

Reply to Problem with keeping female axle wheel tight 11/30/2012 11:28 AM

It's spelled "grammar" moron.

Reply to Problem with keeping female axle wheel tight 11/30/2012 11:21 AM

Tell me who makes the bearings in the Eastern hub. Who makes the bearings for the Ratchet? Do you know? I would bet huge sums of money you don't. And I would bet that the same company makes the bearings for both.

Reply to Problem with keeping female axle wheel tight 11/30/2012 11:20 AM

I did read your posts and I refuted all of your points. BUT THE FACT OF THE MATTER IS, I just wanted to know if anyone had experience with keeping a rear FA hub tight, NOT your ill-informed opinions on product brands. You still haven't explained to me ... more »

Reply to Problem with keeping female axle wheel tight 11/30/2012 11:17 AM

Gosh, I hope you and your buddies don't troll me too hard. BTW, it's "say aye," retard.

Reply to Problem with keeping female axle wheel tight 11/30/2012 11:12 AM

If you can explain yourself with something other than "Eastern sucks" or "I used to have an Eastern part that broke" or "my hairdresser told me he heard some guy say he broke one." Guaranteed you can't. Why not go outside and try and break your bike ... more »

Reply to Problem with keeping female axle wheel tight 11/30/2012 11:10 AM

Christ almighty. Eastern doesn't make bearings moron. And I know what the numbers on the bearings indicate. Also, as a reminder, I don't give a fuck about G-Sport and I doubt many of the people here ride hard enough to warrant shelling at that kind of ... more »

Reply to Problem with keeping female axle wheel tight 11/30/2012 10:48 AM

I think it's obvious what's up my ass. I asked a simple question and all I get is a bunch of Eastern bashing. You had a bad experience with Eastern. Point taken. But let me ask you this: Eastern doesn't make the bearings and generally the bearings come ... more »

Reply to Problem with keeping female axle wheel tight 11/30/2012 10:27 AM

And this was the Venus wheel? I keep hearing people bash Eastern and their wheels but no one has ever actually ridden the Venus. If it's not the same part, it has no bearing on this conversation. Also, all 6902 bearings are the same whether they are ... more »

Reply to Problem with keeping female axle wheel tight 11/30/2012 10:23 AM

I considered this but I think that this would just make my chain more prone to breaking from the pressure.

Reply to Problem with keeping female axle wheel tight 11/30/2012 10:22 AM

Here we go again. The diode rim is extruded 7000 series aluminum. Double walled and welded. If it's not a good rim then neither is a 7K-A.

Reply to Problem with keeping female axle wheel tight 11/30/2012 10:19 AM

You're obviously ignorant. First of all, the bearings aren't "tiny". They are 6902s. The Ratchet uses 6904s. You can continue to drink the marketing kool-aid and act like you know what's up but i guarantee that 4 6902s will deliver the same, if not better, ... more »

Reply to Problem with keeping female axle wheel tight 11/30/2012 9:14 AM

I don't plan on spending $250 for a cassette wheel as I am considering getting the new Eclat freecoaster. If anything, I may just buy the Blind and have it laced to the Diode rim from this Venus wheel.

Reply to Problem with keeping female axle wheel tight 11/30/2012 9:05 AM

Well, you're wrong about the axle, it's Chromoly. (There is an optional aluminum axle available.) Even the Cult Match and Profile Mini use 6061 for their hub shells. As for the bearings, there's 4 hub bearings as opposed to the 2 in the Match or even ... more »

Reply to Problem with keeping female axle wheel tight 11/30/2012 8:53 AM

I think I've read someone mention sanding the dropouts before so I'm going to try this and see if it helps.

New thread Problem with keeping female axle wheel tight 11/29/2012 8:02 PM

I ordered an Eastern Venus rear wheel with female axle from Vein. When I got it, it looked pretty solid. I put it on my bike (2012 Kink Transition) but I couldn't get the wheel to stay tight in the dropouts. It would seem tight but when I would ride ... more »

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Reply to The 180s question to end all 180 questions. 11/23/2012 12:43 PM

I'm working on 180s as well (actually, go ahead and laugh, foot-jam 180s) and I keep reading that you need to turn your head. I was doing that but one thing I discovered that is quite helpful is you need to keep your head up as well. Make sure you are ... more »

Reply to Stem size 11/20/2012 6:26 PM

I'm going to agree with everyone else. A shorter stem should help. I am 6' and bought a bike with a 20.75" TT but it came with a 50mm stem. I had to go up to 54mm to get where I liked it. I would think a 50mm or 48mm should work for you. Make sure you ... more »

Reply to Thoughts On Diamondback 11/16/2012 11:14 AM

Just buy a Signature complete. At your discount it should only be like $300 and you get the bars you want and a CroMo frame and fork and you can ditch the rest if you like.