Added reply in a thread BMX on frozen lakes 12/6/2017 10:41 AM

Wider tires will give you more grip (see fatbikes) BUT they aren't typically used for hopping around etc. I would stay off the lakes for slippage reasons. You hop, land and wheels slip out = you going really fast to your face on the ice. Then you (maybe) ... more »

Added reply in a thread Join the front brake club? 'Need to test ride' 12/1/2017 10:41 AM

Side note-I have been considering throwing mine on again...we shall see. No gyro tab holes on my frame currently...so that means either drill it OR no gyro for me.

Added reply in a thread Is it possible to convert unsealed bearings on pedals to sealed bearings? 12/1/2017 9:17 AM

Yea, grandstands are bushing. Pretty close to all PC pedals are unsealed from my knowledge. But my Animal Hamiltons have TINY cartridge (sealed) bearings. Might be a bit thicker axle-but the last time I overhauled them was about 5 years ago, so I could ... more »

Added reply in a thread Join the front brake club? 'Need to test ride' 12/1/2017 9:13 AM

Should've told him "Let's get you set up!"

Added reply in a thread Winter is coming 12/1/2017 9:06 AM

Minnesota here, you guys think we have winter 100% of the time, but that's not totally true. We have among the biggest swings in weather out of the whole country it seems. Winter can get very far below zero-think artic tundra. Then in summer we clear ... more »

Added reply in a thread Is it possible to convert unsealed bearings on pedals to sealed bearings? 11/30/2017 5:24 AM

Have you guys ever taken apart a sealed bearing pedal? The spindles on my Animal Hamiltons are really close in size, but I would bet thinner than a skate axle. Plus the sealed bearing is SMALLER. Sizing for the OD of the skate bearing would be the issue-it ... more »

Added reply in a thread Tubeless bmx wheel? 11/30/2017 5:21 AM

I could see it being good if you ran a little lower pressure or were prone to pinch flats, BUT we tend to run enough to not worry.

Added reply in a thread Knee/Shin Guard Options 11/30/2017 5:20 AM

I just ordered some United ones off ebay. Back in the day I ran Fox Knee/Shin combos-and after a while cut the knee part off so I could use different kneepads. I'm excited for a fresh set of shin guards though. Shinners suck.

Added reply in a thread Black Friday Purchases 11/28/2017 10:44 AM

Also today I ordered some shin guards-haven't had any in like 7-8 years. This is gonna be rad! No more shinners! Hopefully it will help me be more confident and maybe get whips and such back!

Added reply in a thread Black Friday Purchases 11/28/2017 10:36 AM

The weight on that wheel weirds me out-24 OZ would NOT be something I would put a lot of trust into.

Added reply in a thread What'd you do to your bike today? 11/28/2017 9:43 AM

I rode mine yesterday for essentially the first time in about 2 months. That was nice. Apparently I figured out crankflips again without even riding. That's swell. I also learned I am SUPER RUSTY when it comes to street. Hopped a few smaller stairsets ... more »

Added reply in a thread FlyBikes 11/13/2017 5:40 AM

That last part especially. Their removeable brake mounts were GENIUS. Seriously. A removeable mount that meant you did not have to readjust spring tension. BRILLIANT.

Added reply in a thread Double Motorbone overdrive 11/13/2017 5:38 AM

Literally the only thing I would do would be TAN WALLS. I ran some on a chrome bike and it was BEAUTIFUL.

Added reply in a thread Pull the eject lever 11/13/2017 5:34 AM

Fun(t) brake Looks good man! Whenever I make it down to the cities I will hit you up-I work days now so a session at 3rd is much more likely. Maybe I'll toss my front brake stuff back on.

Added reply in a thread What's so cool about plastic bar ends? 11/13/2017 5:32 AM

Been running the same Shadow ends for like a decade. No need for the plastic ones!

Added reply in a thread No Knurling In Stems? 11/13/2017 5:29 AM

I went back to my Shadow stem from 06 and it has yet to have a bar slip in it. Any new stem I have bought has been cleared of any anodizing etc in the clamping area, and then I CAREFULLY take a box cutter and carve small grooves into the clamping area. ... more »

Added reply in a thread Riding in the rain with breaks 11/10/2017 1:05 PM

Clean your pads. They likely have dirt on them. The last anodized rim I had that did that actually got better when the ano was off it. But I cleaned my brake pads reasonably often.

Added reply in a thread Riding in the rain with breaks 11/10/2017 8:35 AM

When they are wet, MAYBE. But when dry it shouldn't really change anything.

Added reply in a thread Vitals Longest Manual Contest! 11/10/2017 8:23 AM

I'd have to find the clip, but 49 parking spots plus about 1-2 blocks after that is the longest I recall. I think I calculated it to be somewhere in the realm of about 1/4 mile (which is 1320 feet) assuming a parking spot is 9 feet across-then estimating ... more »

Added reply in a thread BMX stories 11/10/2017 8:18 AM

^^ That is ridiculous! I've had crazy parents LOSE IT on me for trivial things. It's pretty fun when you call out their crap parenting because they LEFT their young (like 5 year old) AT THE PARK ALONE for a few hours (it's free babysitting, right? The ... more »