Added reply in a thread Out of commission:,( 10/17/2017 12:57 AM

That sucks, hope it heals well and you don't end up with shitty knees!

Added reply in a thread Tips of the day 10/16/2017 9:51 PM

Lead? What kind of tools do you use? Last time I checked, coffee isn't hot enough to melt steel. And every spoon in my house is made out of steel......

Added reply in a thread What do you think of this bike? 10/16/2017 9:45 PM

Literally only a couple of brands have parts made in China. If you mean Taiwan, a lot of fit stuff is made in Taiwan, everything on the completes and most of the aftermarket parts too now. However, the price may reflect build quality. And components. ... more »

Added reply in a thread Collecting bikes 10/16/2017 9:33 PM

Personally, if it's a bike I was really into, and planned on keeping, I'd build it. And probably ride it. But, if I was planning on selling it, I'd keep it in the box.

Added reply in a thread Least favorite SPECIFIC PARTS 10/16/2017 9:30 PM

The black ones suck too. I wore one down to the bearing doing pedal feebles in one ride

Added reply in a thread Getting the "hard sell" treatment 10/16/2017 12:52 PM

Sounds moody to me. I had a weird experience the other day. Some kid wanted to swap his wheels for lhd. His rear wheel was a profile totem laced to g sport. I've been after a totem for a while (only issue was his was 11t). And a friend of mine had 2 ... more »

Added reply in a thread So I heard a Profile Elite today... 10/16/2017 12:38 PM

The clue is in the name of the company. Profile racing. It's a racing company. Depends which hubs you go for, there's plenty of options for axle type etc. But, they've never been designed specifically for doing grinds. The hollow male axles will hold ... more »

Added reply in a thread So I heard a Profile Elite today... 10/16/2017 11:01 AM

Elites come stock with the alloy female axle, as they're race hubs, so a male axle isn't needed. All the hardware that's needed with a male axle makes it heavier. And profile cranks come with a lifetime warranty. You really can't find cranks that are ... more »

Added reply in a thread Least favorite SPECIFIC PARTS 10/16/2017 5:35 AM

Even alloy female axles can take a bit of abuse. And it depends what you're grinding. Stalls and grinds on metal ledges will be fine, it's only when you do a lot of grinds on rough concrete you need to start looking at burly hubs #peglessandproud #sadpeglesssociety ... more »

Added reply in a thread Cotton self adhesive tape? 10/16/2017 5:28 AM

It's not going to stop a dent, and you'll see the seams, so it'll probably look a bit poo

Added reply in a thread Least favorite SPECIFIC PARTS 10/15/2017 11:20 PM

I'd say 14mm male axle is stronger than anything apart from a 14mm chromoly female. Some people use a 14mm hollow male axle for years with heavy grinds. Obviously, they're less likely to bend than a solid axle, but they do snap occasionally. I haven't ... more »

Added reply in a thread So I heard a Profile Elite today... 10/15/2017 10:52 PM

I think they're pointless. You can (and a lot of racers do) remove 2 springs and pawls and it'll still engage just as quickly. With all 6 springs and pawls there's a noticeable drag (my friend had them, he had to pedal down hill to keep up with me on

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Added reply in a thread Least favorite SPECIFIC PARTS 10/15/2017 10:47 PM

Alloy female axles aren't meant for grinding. Maybe the G sport one's? But still not for heavy peg use. The profile site actually says their alloy axles are for race use only (or words to that affect)

Added reply in a thread Least favorite SPECIFIC PARTS 10/15/2017 10:27 PM

With 3 pawl they engage at the same time, with 4 only 2 engage at the same time. That's what allows quicker engagement. Although, a few hubs come with the toothed pawls now so they engage even quicker, but the teeth wear fairly quickly. A lot of people ... more »

Added reply in a thread Tips of the day 10/15/2017 10:21 PM

Always carry a long allen key, then you always have something to stir your coffee if you need to

Added reply in a thread Titanium... 10/15/2017 8:53 AM

Yeah, the teeth wear over time. The ti driver I had lasted 18 months then I had to replace it

Added reply in a thread Titanium... 10/15/2017 12:24 AM

I had a ti driver, lasted 18 months.

Added reply in a thread Trick that impresses you most? 10/15/2017 12:22 AM

Haha, so riding a ledge is gay, but learning tricks into an air bag isn't? Silly rabbit.......

Added reply in a thread Who here doesn't have a lbs? 10/14/2017 3:05 PM

They have an unfair advantage over the smaller shops. They're literally down the road from seventies and 4down so can advertise things they don't have in stock, then pick it up from the distro to post it out to customers. They're all good friends, and ... more »

Added reply in a thread Good Shoes? 10/14/2017 2:57 PM

Orchid were awesome. I'd still like to try a pair of Scg