chuckt808

chuckt808

Lives in: Philadelphia, PA USA

Member since: 11/08/12

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Reply to Tips for buying a complete? 2/24/2013 7:47 PM

My advice would be to try and get as much of the frame made of CroMo as fits within your budget and try to make sure that at least the back rim is a double wall rim if not both rims. It really all ends up being about what you can pay. I always suggest ... more »

Reply to NEED SOME SERIOUS HELP! 12/18/2012 8:09 PM

I'm no expert but it looks to me like you are pulling your foot off because you are moving your lower body back to get clearance to throw the bars. Try bending at the knees and keeping your upper body straight up and down rather than hunching over.

Reply to Flat tire problems 12/17/2012 7:04 PM

This, although the rim strip sometimes doesn't help. I had a similar problem and when I actually looked into it, what had happened was a piece of metal shaving from the spoke hole drilling had gotten up in the tire. I noticed this because I saw that ... more »

Reply to Tan walls, how do you get rid of the stain? 12/17/2012 6:47 PM

I would advise against using steel wool on a tire. Scotch Brite is probably fine if you don't rub too hard for too long.

Reply to T-1 Ruben 12/16/2012 10:07 AM

This is, indeed, a sweet bike.

Reply to Hurry! 12/11/2012 9:04 AM

Hey, us Chucks gotta stick together man! You're ride is sweeeet. The Wipperman chain is crazy looking. I think R32s will be the next stop on my bike, probably around this time next year.

Reply to Hurry! 12/10/2012 9:01 PM

Well, ended up going with black Madera Protocol HTs (essentially Profiles) and a Kink Bedlam sprocket in white. I'll update after I get them on my bike. I really like the Éclats, especially the Tibias, but didn't feel like changing over to a 22mm BB, ... more »

Reply to What pedals should i get ? 12/7/2012 8:29 AM

Yeah I forgot to mention that the Ezra Flats are the same as the Premium Slim PCs. The cages are slightly different but interchangeable between the two. They can both be had for the same price so it's just a matter of which style you like better.

Reply to What pedals should i get ? 12/6/2012 10:47 PM

I ride these and I'll tell you why they're great: really light, replaceable cages, sealed bearings and no pedal wrench needed just an allen key.

Reply to Hurry! 12/5/2012 11:41 AM

A 21" TT might be a little big for you. I'd seriously consider the Kink Whip. It's got a little smaller dimensions, 20.5" TT, 8" bars, etc.

Reply to Hurry! 12/5/2012 11:29 AM

I think that the brand is less important than other things like making sure you get the right size bike, especially when you are starting out. How tall are you? I'll assume a 21" TT is appropriate. I also suggest making sure whatever you get has at least ... more »

Reply to Hurry! 12/5/2012 10:57 AM

I know, I was just being a dick because I know someone is going to give me shit for one or the other. I have my seat as high as I do because I'm old and sometimes I just have to sit down and ride while I'm riding to a spot. And I agree, despite what ... more »

Reply to Hurry! 12/5/2012 10:07 AM

Yeah, I'm sure people either love or hate the white bits but I like them. Was even think of white cranks and/or sprocket. What's the reasoning against Profiles? I've only read good things about them. Thanks for otherwise liking it though.

Reply to Hurry! 12/5/2012 10:05 AM

I knew you were kidding. I was too. I'm not really getting bullet valve caps. What makes the Subrosa cranks better than the Profiles? I like the Profiles because you can get them without drive bosses if you are running spline drive and also because everyone ... more »

Reply to Hurry! 12/4/2012 4:09 PM

Apparently those dudes who posted in my last thread when I asked about tightening a FA rear. I think they are unbelievably amazing for the sale price at Vein. ($170 for both wheels.)

Reply to Hurry! 12/4/2012 3:52 PM

Yeah they really cheap out on those when you buy a complete. I've got bullet valve caps on order. But seriously, I think my next stop is chrome Profile cranks and a Tree lite spline drive sprocket. What say you?

New thread Hurry! 12/4/2012 2:30 PM

Be the first to comment on my ridiculous seat height or how much Eastern sucks! http://www.vitalbmx.com/community/chuckt808,100260/setup,81882

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Reply to Post your favorite edit. 12/3/2012 1:25 PM

WHAT IS THIS I DON'T EVEN Landed a front flip into a manual? Holy fuck.

Reply to Post your favorite edit. 12/3/2012 1:13 PM

Kink just recently posted this one of a dude in Poland and I can't stop watching it. Oskier 2012 ALLDAY from

Reply to Problem with keeping female axle wheel tight 11/30/2012 2:01 PM

You might want to go back and re-read. I'm not the one who said "I am studying aviation maitenance... which means i have no need to look shit up for an answer." Nice try though.