dave lawrence's Forum Activity

Reply to Brand new fat boy wannabe BMXer 2/19/2020 4:58 AM

I'm 6 feet tall give or take 1/4 inch and at my heaviest, 293 lbs. If you have decent (not the cheapest stuff) you should be ok. Just upgrade as things break.

Reply to Front Brakes!!! 2/19/2020 4:56 AM

I am REALLY tempted to scoop up an F25 through the shop I work at (I can get it for cost). That way I don't have the weird like 16MM offset on my old Odyssey flatland fork.

Reply to Please help 😭 I can't figure this one out 2/19/2020 4:55 AM

Clean up the letters/numbers on the BB, sometimes you get a brand or frame model stamped there.

Reply to What’s up with eastern? 2/14/2020 1:56 PM

I honestly wouldn't put Eastern as one of the top brands anymore...Once they had the frame issues (much of that was people legit ignoring warnings, misuse, and the fact that they were among the first to offer super light stuff). They have (for the most ... more »

Reply to Bar Whip Crankflip... 2/14/2020 4:05 AM

I did it on Dave Mirra 2 a lot back in the day. But like others said, probably been done by accident by the handful that can do it, but it would add another level of difficulty.

Reply to Skateparks in Wisconsin that allow bikes 2/13/2020 10:01 AM

If you want indoor and you are close to the MN border, 3rd lair is one of like 2. You can also hit Over the Top (I think they are still around) in Zumbro Falls, or go to Mankato YMCA park.

Reply to Haro sued over website accessibility 2/13/2020 9:57 AM

Yes, it should have been corrected/caught by Haro before publishing the site/going live or whatever. BUT, is it a cash grab to haul them into court as a first step? Or would letting them know first/asking for accommodation and THEN if it is not fixed ... more »

Reply to What in the hell Haro? 2/13/2020 9:42 AM

Honestly these throwbacks are more for nostalgia than anything. I doubt most of the people buying up the "classic" throwbacks are actually sessioning super hard on em. Sure there are exceptions to that, but many of the older riders locally to me collect ... more »

Reply to Odyssey grandstands loosen themselves 2/13/2020 9:38 AM

I've been running the same set of Grandstands for about 3 years...the axle loosened so the body of the pedal rattled a couple times, but never loosened in the cranks.

Reply to Sometimes afraid? 2/13/2020 9:36 AM

Ride more. Fear lessens with experience, experience comes with time.

Reply to Stripping anodized rims 2/13/2020 9:35 AM

Oven cleaner does work from friends experience, BUT I hear if you leave too much on/soak it too long it might pit the alloy a bit. You could also carefully sand/polish the hub. But the Blue and gold DO go together and if done well, can look awesome.

Reply to Haro sued over website accessibility 2/12/2020 6:02 AM

Seems like a cash grab to me. My first question is, did the guy contact them to ask for accommodation/alert them and get denied? Kinda looks like he jumped right into a lawsuit upon discovery of the issue knowing fully that he would likely walk away ... more »

Reply to What in the hell Haro? 2/12/2020 5:54 AM

Definitely an overreaction in my book. Haro, much like MANY companies across many industries, is doing a throwback because they KNOW that much of the clientele from that era are a bunch of old farts (in many cases with money) working on reliving their ... more »

Reply to Hello again BMX people 2/12/2020 5:47 AM

Laid off? Any unemployment benefits to get you by or was the layoff actually being fired for conduct etc? (not trying to be that guy, I've seen people say laid off to soften it to others when they just sucked as a person and got canned). Usually if a ... more »

Reply to Front Brakes!!! 2/11/2020 5:04 AM

https://www.amazon.com/ODYSSEY-F-25-41T-990-Fork/dp/B00K1G8ZLO/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=odyssey+f25&qid=1581426228&sr=8-1 They do!

Reply to Front Brakes!!! 2/11/2020 4:55 AM

I have seen em chrome on amazon. I might snag up a pair...what are you looking to get for em?

Reply to Key Chain Discontinued? 2/11/2020 4:53 AM

I love my bluebird. Been going strong for like 4 years now.

Reply to Vital Forum Edit (V5) 2/11/2020 4:52 AM

You guys have awesome weather and places to ride, and I am super jealous of that. I have like 2 feet of snow and nothing to ride but MAYBE my basement, if I move all my kids toys and stuff. I have a rad idea for an edit this year though, so if I can ... more »

Reply to The term "Custom" 2/11/2020 3:59 AM

Maybe it's cause it is before 6 am and I am at work, or that I am running on like 4 hours sleep in the last 36 hours...but Laird welds the Mongoose teams' frames...so this becomes WAY funnier as a result.

Reply to Front Brakes!!! 2/7/2020 4:28 AM

I'm rocking front stoppers on an Odyssey Flatland fork that is about 12 years old. Good times.