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Reply to Let’s hear stories 11/11/2019 7:45 AM

When I was 6 my mum bought me a Raleigh Mini Burner for Christmas (1983). I LOVED that bike! It had a coaster brake and I went through tyres like they were going out of fashion. My step dad got sick of forking out for replacements and had it deactivated ... more »

Reply to Lonely rider 11/10/2019 2:04 AM

Same here.

Reply to How long do you ride your parts 11/7/2019 10:46 PM

I replace consumables as and when they die and have a wishlist as long as my arm full of things I plan to buy when I have some spare cash (I'm still waiting...)

Reply to What'd you do to your bike today? 11/7/2019 4:35 AM

Snapped another chain. In the pissing rain. (Knee meets stem. So much pain)

Reply to BMX vehicles 10/17/2019 7:43 AM

Our Mazda3, with half the split back seat down, fits our bikes (a 20, a 24, a 16 (stacked)) + 1 full size human in the back. We did get a rear rack but it's a proper ball-ache. I'd rather just chuck em in the back and go go go.

Reply to What'd you do to your bike today? 10/17/2019 7:27 AM

Snapped the chain on my way home from work

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Reply to So far my favorite all around..... 10/14/2019 11:05 AM

Primo V-monsters so far

Reply to Bunny Hop Height 10/13/2019 4:25 AM

Remembering to 'pre-load' the hop with a solid push down before pulling up made a difference for me. A little over 2 feet atm

Reply to Introduce Yourself 10/10/2019 3:45 PM

Ditto, mate! 41 and loving being back on a bmx. Not loving the typically BS British weather right now though. Ride on!

Reply to Advice for someone who wants to start BMX alone! 9/25/2019 7:48 AM

I get that completely. But to reiterate what these guys have said; get a bike, get a helmet and get out there and enjoy yourself. You won't regret it.

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I started riding again 2yrs ago at 39, feel out of place at parks so I ride street, no mates ... more »
Reply to Does your spouse and kids ride bmx? 9/18/2019 11:09 PM

My Mrs has a 24 and my son a 16. Love riding with them to new places. Off to Whitby this weekend.

Reply to Brakes - wtf!? 9/11/2019 12:13 PM

My 6yr old's 16" Haro Shredder came with front brake, rear brake AND coaster brake. I removed the coaster brake though.

Reply to Is this site legit? 7/9/2019 5:26 AM

I've ordered from them quite a few times (including my latest complete) . No problems so far. But I'm in the UK so shipping was fast and free.

Reply to BMX news sources 5/31/2019 6:51 AM

I curate my BMX news feed/s using the equivalent of RSS apps (aggregators?). Showing my age now - haha Lately I've been using Feedly (the free version - because screw their insane subscription fees) but there are many others to choose from. This approach ... more »

Reply to What foot forward are you? Survey 5/30/2019 6:18 AM

Kind of mixed handed (LH for drawing, pool, using a mouse - RH for the fun things like throwing bars, guitar, eating and the obvious

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) Right foot forward Carve both (no spinning yet but will be left) Grind Left Skated left foot back Kick things ... more »
Reply to Introduce Yourself 5/22/2019 12:20 AM

Nice one, mate! I'm definitely up for that! Likewise, if I'm ever over your way I'll drop you a line.

Reply to Anyone know anything 5/21/2019 1:08 AM

Looking at the seat post, back end and those pegs it does look a lot like a mid/late 90s Ruption, similar to my shonky old TX5 (see my bike check)

Reply to Introduce Yourself 5/21/2019 12:12 AM

Hey! I'm in south Leeds. How about you?

Reply to Introduce Yourself 5/20/2019 4:43 AM

Hi! I'm Lloyd. 41. Former skater originally from London, now living 'Up Norf'. Always had bikes (never had a driving license). Been riding BMX for the last 18 months to 2 years with my, now 6yr old, son and we're out here loving it. I ride 80% street ... more »

Reply to Removing coaster brakes 5/20/2019 3:18 AM

I found this really useful when removing my son's coaster brake a couple of weekends ago. He's now the proud owner of a freecoaster. It's simper than I thought it would be and took <20 mins, start to finish.