Added reply in a thread Do i “need” a freecoaster for backwards manuals 4/19/2019 12:23 PM

Courage Adams. No you do not. Also I do question if you are trolling. I suspect you are.

Added reply in a thread Tricks you’ve seen done incorrectly that still worked 4/19/2019 11:05 AM

Not even half way there.

Added reply in a thread How much should it cost to assemble a bike 4/19/2019 11:01 AM

This. As to auto mechanics, these days there is so much crap in the way that you have to remove half of an engine to change basic stuff. Shop rates haven't changed much in that line of work over the last 20 years. Plus it is replace, not repair most ... more »

Added reply in a thread New Frame 4/18/2019 8:55 AM

Mid BB and American use the same size bearings, so if it is sealed, he would just pop the (usually) alloy cups off the bearings. If unsealed, he will need a BB and likely a spindle as they tend to have threading on them that would cause trouble.

Added reply in a thread Stripping paint 4/18/2019 8:53 AM

I used something similar to this: https://www.walmart.com/ip/Klean-Strip-QT-Premium-Brushable-Paint-Stripper-Only-One/464287073 on powdercoat and it worked pretty well. Gotta get the brushable kind for the easiest results. It was also like 40F out that ... more »

Added reply in a thread Adam22 and Nate Richter Review This Weeks BMX Videos 4/18/2019 8:50 AM

Holy crap they are doing BMX stuff? I thought he was dropping that game to get into the soundcloud mumble rappers and whatnot.

Added reply in a thread How much should it cost to assemble a bike 4/18/2019 6:17 AM

Putting a wheel in dropouts should not cost anything since it takes 45 seconds. Crank install with BB install I could see being 10-20 bucks in a shop-purely because the BB can be a bit of a challenge on some bikes plus tools/knowledge etc. A full bike ... more »

Added reply in a thread T - Shirts? 4/18/2019 6:14 AM

The ones that the Ride brand use! Soft, comfy, fit well and decently thick! https://ridebrand.com/

Added reply in a thread Question for my "old heads" getting back into BMX 4/17/2019 11:39 AM

Yes. I watched the Props Morgan Wade interview and will be adopting the rules his parents had for him as a teenager. If he was hurt WITH pads on, his parents covered the bills, if he did not have pads on, HE had to pay for them. This will go with anything ... more »

Added reply in a thread Tricks you’ve seen done incorrectly that still worked 4/17/2019 9:25 AM

Is that guy actually you?

Added reply in a thread Best bikes for youth 7-9 years old 4/17/2019 9:23 AM

This is correct. Sometimes you can get a loaner bike at the local track to try out on practice days, and some people sell their old or outgrown stuff on the cheap. So if you know roughly what size your kids are, you can find some great deals that way! ... more »

Added reply in a thread Entering BMX 4/17/2019 5:15 AM

https://www.framedbikes.com/products/framed-witness-bmx-bike-mens The unsealed BB and the standard/press in headset would have me looking elsewhere-they suck to clean and adjust when you don't know how or have correct tools. Their description contradicts ... more »

Added reply in a thread Tricks you’ve seen done incorrectly that still worked 4/17/2019 4:56 AM

In all fairness, fufs behind coping are SO much harder...but basically an under rotated tire tap. As to not doing correctly-that can be how new tricks come about. I don't claim perfection on anything. Maybe that's why I enjoy the Scotty Cranmer youtube, ... more »

Added reply in a thread Question for my "old heads" getting back into BMX 4/17/2019 4:48 AM

I'm 33, but I never took a break. Been 20 years now. I slowed down though. I am not hucking it very often any more-I have kids and a wife to care for so I keep it mellow 95% of the time and just cruise, I have a couple little rails to grind, and made ... more »

Added reply in a thread Stripping paint 4/17/2019 4:44 AM

I got powdercoat off with a gel type paint stripper. Took like 3-4 coats if I recall? And then I used rags and gloves and legit rubbed the paint off. Got the frame down to raw and rode it like that for a bit with zero clear-I would lightly sand it when ... more »

Added reply in a thread Shadow Conspiracy Invista Lights 4/16/2019 10:42 AM

I have run my Bicycle union pads through the washer and air dry, and also with dawn dish soap in a bathtub, soak em and then rinse really well a few times.

Added reply in a thread Odyssey Clutch V1 4/16/2019 10:41 AM

Could be that your chain is stretched and struggling to mesh well. The clicking and popping is common when worn parts are introduced to other parts that are either new or worn with something else. As in new chain old driver, new driver old chain, old ... more »

Added reply in a thread Vans bmx pro cup 2019 4/16/2019 9:32 AM

That's fair to want to have seen him ride in person, guy is a creative genius with some of his lines, but it doesn't necessarily justify kinda slamming him by stating it is a contractual obligation and he doesn't care about contests etc with zero reasoning ... more »

Added reply in a thread Birds chirping at 2 am??? 4/16/2019 8:44 AM

It does happen and it takes about 5 days to hallucinate from no sleep. I looked it up when my youngest was born. We got a collective 2-3 hours sleep over 3 days while in the hospital and when we got home.

Added reply in a thread Too Heavy? 4/16/2019 5:12 AM

Last I weighed mine with two Gsport plegs (from like 2011) and it was 23ish? Not really sure. But as long as you are comfortable it doesn't matter. There was a dude on Road Fools or a Mega Tour who built his own bike (all but like rims and hubs pretty ... more »