Added reply in a thread Collecting bikes 10/17/2017 10:54 AM

If it is one of 200-give it at least to the next generation of riders from when it came out-or longer. It will honestly take someone who rode in the era it came out to be all over it aside from a collector.

Added reply in a thread My BMX recovery plan (and excuse to build another bike) 10/16/2017 6:46 PM

Just looked it up-I didn't know Trek did entry level steel. WEIRD. Those welds look HUGE for a typical steel frame-hence my thoughts. My apologies. The brands I work with at the shop don't offer steel at that level-Raleigh was the closest but we stopped ... more »

Added reply in a thread Tips of the day 10/16/2017 6:17 PM

GREASE METAL ON METAL CONTACT POINTS. Spindles, threading, bolts, bearings etc. Lubricate drivers, freecoaster internals and so on. Learn to maintain your bike. It will run better and feel better. Don't be a lazy putz.

Added reply in a thread Tips of the day 10/16/2017 5:58 PM

TRUE YOUR WHEELS. It avoids noises, flex, and helps minimize broken spokes. There also is such a thing as TOO TIGHT-learn the correct tension.

Added reply in a thread Getting the "hard sell" treatment 10/16/2017 5:56 PM

Low end stuff compared to their aftermarket, yes. Compared to Walmart stuff, no. It all depends on your frame of reference.

Added reply in a thread Titanium... 10/16/2017 4:47 PM

Mine lasted a couple then sat because it clicked funny when I tried to put it into a MINI, then I sold the hub to a guy for like 10 bucks.

Added reply in a thread My BMX recovery plan (and excuse to build another bike) 10/16/2017 4:44 PM

Seat POST might be chromoly. but that frame is ALLOY. The BB is a Euro-you COULD get a Euro BB and toss BMX cranks on it. If the frame was smaller and you tossed some beefy parts on it (better fork, BMX cranks etc) it could handle some smoother stuff. ... more »

Added reply in a thread My BMX recovery plan (and excuse to build another bike) 10/16/2017 4:34 PM

Look for an MTB that is a size or two small for you and then turn it into a jumper. You can usually find some on CL for uber cheap. OR save cash and get a legit jumper. OR get a legit MTB and ride it like an MTB because MTB is fun. Or get a road bike. ... more »

Added reply in a thread Cotton self adhesive tape? 10/16/2017 3:32 PM

Plus on a few hot, sunny days it will become a gross sticky goo with tape. Pass.

Added reply in a thread Getting the "hard sell" treatment 10/16/2017 1:55 PM

People suck hard man. I scored a set of Profile Mini SS hubs (matching Aqua) laced up for 100 bucks a few years back. Sold em to a homie. Regretted reasonably fast. I tried to get in touch with him to swap wheels etc for everything but he never responded. ... more »

Added reply in a thread Over winter plan 10/13/2017 4:57 PM

My winter bike is still my BMX-just ride the newly remodeled Indoor park 3rd Lair (in Golden Valley MN-they redo the "street course" part every fall) and I plan to try to get to the Twin Cities Fantasy Factory a few times as well (Wish I made enough ... more »

Added reply in a thread Titanium... 10/13/2017 3:35 PM

MTB and road bikes are larger, with different types of forces applied, which would be a legitimate explanation as to why you would be able to feel the flex more there. On a BMX bike with a much smaller frame in all aspects, and with less leverage from ... more »

Added reply in a thread So...about the big ol' fatty tires. 10/13/2017 2:19 PM

There is a LOT more to it than just the contact patch though-the durometer of the rubber plays a massive factor too. Small contact patch of soft rubber can and will have more rolling resistance when compared to a harder rubber with a slightly larger ... more »

Added reply in a thread New Company 10/13/2017 11:09 AM

I would look into parts that are cheap to make-bar ends, grips, maybe pedals, plastic hub guards, pegs and so on. Good luck sir. You will need to make something that makes your brand stand out-right now most brands parts look the same. Take a sticker ... more »

Added reply in a thread Good Shoes? 10/12/2017 5:19 PM

My experience is the opposite...must be that we drive on the other side of the road :D But yea, locally most kids go brakeless before they know what a BMX actually is...it's fun watching them get wrecked because they cannot stop.

Added reply in a thread 10's vs..... 10/12/2017 3:25 PM

You WILL get used to it, but there is a valid reason to mess with specs...look at road bikes. They legitimately can and do get within 1mm adjustment to aid the rider and get the most power out of the pedal stroke. Makes sense to do similar things in ... more »

Added reply in a thread What is your worst fear when riding? 10/11/2017 12:42 PM

Anything that would cause me to not be able to work, or hang out with my wife and son. Also severe injuries. Hence why I work up to things and stay pretty close to the ground now.

Added reply in a thread Bought a new brake kit 10/11/2017 12:28 PM

I run a straight cable (mostly because my frame does not allow for a gyro-no tab holes). I can bar easily, and whips also do not tangle stuff up. You don't "need" one to do bars. Ryan Biz Jordan does bars and whips all day with a straight cable.

Added reply in a thread Does anyone now how to get some extra Cash? 10/11/2017 11:17 AM

If you exchange the completion of tasks for currency, your predicament will drastically change. This can include the completion of tasks that would entail caretaking of property, vehicles, pets, children and so on.

Added reply in a thread Shot of the day 10/10/2017 3:18 PM

Just gotta go up em at an angle and go to the side over them instead of straight. SO much easier.