Added reply in a thread Rnc super lite cranks 9/14/2021 7:38 PM

This is dangerous as shit, last year I had this happen with traditional 3 pc chromo cranks. I had the arm skip on teeth and then explode off. I posted the picture of the spindle and people on here said it was impossible. Mine happened on a ramp to ramp ... more »

Added reply in a thread Raw Metal Question 9/14/2021 7:18 PM

Its hard to say, it might have been there prior. Aircraft paint stripper is somewhat corrosive. I do believe its not supposed to eat the galvanizing because it can obviously be dangerous to airplane frames, or parts if it eats coatings and metals. But ... more »

Added reply in a thread Raw Metal Question 9/14/2021 9:34 AM

Every Manufacturer has a different procedure. Tawain has a different process than our small in house bmx manufacturers. They are large scale factories, they have parts cleaning tanks with acids/cleaners, media blasters, and the abillity to heat treat ... more »

Added reply in a thread Front wheel won’t alone with forks 9/13/2021 11:25 AM

If the axle and fork legs are straight...and it sits straight while the bolts are hand tight while you put pressure on the bars, but it shifts when you tighten, then maybe the right side is walking when you tighten. Sometimes with female style axles ... more »

Added reply in a thread are the sunday darkwave and streetsweeper frames heat treated? 9/10/2021 10:46 AM

To be fair, the companies get away with using the term Heat treated. The term covers all thermal processes for the material. Pre and Post. Smaller parts like bars and forks can be post heat treated easier. Companies like SandM will post heat treat their ... more »

Added reply in a thread are the sunday darkwave and streetsweeper frames heat treated? 9/9/2021 7:24 PM

Mind you, 4130 is used because of its quality, strength to weight ratio and the mere fact that is DOES NOT have to be heat treated post welded. There are only so many ways to pre and post heat treat. Haha and I am only really including what type of furnace ... more »

Added reply in a thread are the sunday darkwave and streetsweeper frames heat treated? 9/9/2021 6:43 PM

Companies have a myriad of procedures to choose from ; some will use pre or post heat treats, anneal, temper, and quench their products throughout the product's manufacturing process. Some companies purchase heat treated, hardened tubing, while some ... more »

Added reply in a thread Demolition hammerhead s or momentum 9/9/2021 1:52 PM

Ya for sure, one legend paying respect to another. Or maybe Chase just loved the RL tires growing up. Hammer pads were the best.

Added reply in a thread Demolition hammerhead s or momentum 9/9/2021 9:40 AM

Hell ya man, so many companies copied the design. Not a 100% but there is a good chance the Hammerheads are called that because RL Osburn started Hammer Body protection. The tires are clearly an homage to RL's Edge tire.

Added reply in a thread Demolition hammerhead s or momentum 9/8/2021 10:17 AM

Hammerhead if you tough on tires. Momentums if you dont mind buying tires a bit more often. On the rear, momentums dont last very long if your riding concrete or street. But in the 2.2 they are considerably lighter than most every beaded tire and even ... more »

Added reply in a thread Curious about polymer bushings 9/7/2021 8:49 AM

On a standard driver with a bearing system, the jam nut is pushing against the wall of the first metal ring/sleeve/race that is in contact with the axle. The bearings are able to spin around the tightening point. Yes you can lock this style up by over ... more »

Added reply in a thread Curious about polymer bushings 9/7/2021 8:17 AM

If the polymer bushing presses into the the driver properly, then the only thing you need to worry about is the the bushing's length. (Its a combo on the bsd, poly outer with pressed in metal sleeve on the inside ) If it's too long just trim it down ... more »

Added reply in a thread Matt Ray - Signed to Trek, but is he quitting BMX (Subrosa)? 8/23/2021 10:06 AM

he got a trek bike thru a bike shop. He is a pro bike rider. This isn't all that unusual. Be more outraged that Trek is trying to buy your local bike shop if they haven't already.

Added reply in a thread Worst parts you have ever ridden 8/18/2021 9:38 AM

First Cult Salvation stem: Clamping width was too small. The bolt holes were machined to close to the outer edge of the top cap as well. The body would strip or you could have a broken top cap. It was a design flaw, but could fail by user error or the ... more »

Added reply in a thread Post corona frame market 8/16/2021 8:59 AM

As stated above companies have already adjusted prices. Complete bikes have all gone up in most shops and parts pricing have increased as well. Yes it sucks that the prices increase and stock is limited but we are lucky to have product. As many of you ... more »

Added reply in a thread How well do black rims work with brakes? 8/15/2021 8:13 PM

nowadays, you don't need clear brake pads on black rims. Like Tim said, black rims are just as good or better than chrome these days. Odyssey's slim by black or Fly black pads on Black rims are great. Don't toe them in, you want, full parallel pad to ... more »

Added reply in a thread Bearings database 8/14/2021 3:53 PM

All types of nuts are welcome.

Added reply in a thread Bearings database 8/14/2021 9:21 AM

Might as well do a nut database while you're at it too.

Added reply in a thread How to cut bars ? 8/14/2021 8:19 AM

Skil Saw with reverse cutting carbide framing blade FTW. I usually Play rocks and scissors with myself to see who cuts and who holds and steadies the bars.

Added reply in a thread Help me pick a new frame! Advice/suggestions welcome 8/13/2021 2:26 PM

GT Mach One in chrome.