Added reply in a thread Question #4 When to true bmx rims 6/23/2018 3:05 PM

"Due to the disc brakes you have more ability to let them go for awhile." That's a common misunderstanding; rim brakes are actually a lot easier on wheels because they stop the part carrying most of the wheel's momentum. With disc brakes, the rim tries ... more »

Added reply in a thread BB / bottom bracket height feeling and frame geo in general 6/22/2018 6:21 PM

75 is pretty normal these days but the classics are 74-74.5, in my opinion, at least. Personally, I prefer a twitchier bike on trails and in a park, just because it's what I'm used to but that's not to say I'd change parts just to get it more(or less) ... more »

Added reply in a thread Crankflippable BB Spacer Help 6/22/2018 4:28 PM

This. In future, I'd recommend you put one bearing in, then put the spacer in to check if it overlaps the bearing shoulder. If it does, you just change the spacer or file it down. If it's too short, again, you just change it out.

Added reply in a thread New BMX website where you can post your Youtube, Vimeo, and Instagram videos for huge exposure. You can also watch thousands of BMX videos and write lists and stories about BMX to be seen by thousands. 6/22/2018 4:23 PM

The site looks pretty good but to be honest, this is the first thing that came to mind upon reading your post:

I think Vital already fills that role and does a great job of it; it's the only BMX site I bother with.
Added reply in a thread BB / bottom bracket height feeling and frame geo in general 6/22/2018 4:12 PM

"classic 75° head tube angle"

Why would you change the frame at all? If you're comfortable on your bike set up as is, I'd say to leave it. You'll actually make it harder to ride new stuff(park, in this case) by changing your setup as you'll ... more »
Added reply in a thread I need a little help. (Rear Hub) 6/14/2018 5:37 AM

Rear bmx hubs, apart from maybe race hubs, are usually 110mm wide. You can get a ruler and measure from one dropout to the other. The axle/bolts of most rear hubs is/are 14mm thick. You can find what length spokes you need with a spoke calculator.

Added reply in a thread Shameless self promotion 6/14/2018 3:30 AM

Agreed. blaaaaaaaaa goes way bigger than most!

Added reply in a thread Pedal Hang 5 type thing 6/14/2018 12:58 AM

Hang 5 is only on the nose. You mean peg manuals? Or time machines?

Added reply in a thread Gonna test the Odyssey Graduate plastic pegs! 6/13/2018 3:18 PM

I've seen it happen just as/almost as easily for other people too. Maybe just a bad batch but I certainly wouldn't buy them again.

Added reply in a thread More right foot forward riders these days? 6/13/2018 12:50 PM

I'd disagree, given that most people find the oppo a hell of a lot harder.

Added reply in a thread Odd footing/stance 6/12/2018 3:22 PM

It's normal...

Added reply in a thread Gonna test the Odyssey Graduate plastic pegs! 6/12/2018 12:16 PM

Were they by any chance, Shadow Conspiracy "Little Ones"? They suck ass. Both of my "Little Ones" smashed on a the first double peg.

Added reply in a thread Broken frames 6/11/2018 12:30 PM

I've broken a 3rd hand Volume Ardelean from 2004 and a second hand(but barely used) Fly Montana frame from 2011. The Volume took about a year to break but the Fly broke in about 2-3 weeks. Currently, my Soundwave is just a bit shy of 3 years old.

Added reply in a thread Are S&m frames good? 6/11/2018 9:26 AM

I'm very surprised no bike manufacturers have set up shop in a third world shithole in South America and started pumping out low quality "American made" parts. They'd make a killing, just due to the "American made" label.

Added reply in a thread What size axle nuts ? 6/10/2018 5:00 PM

Front is usually 3/8"x24tpi. Rear, I can't be sure but I think it's 14mm x1.0.

Added reply in a thread Plastic seat post 6/9/2018 4:52 PM

This. Try expanding anchor bolts; any good hardware store should have them. Get one that closely fits in the ID of the seatpost and crank it down(not too hard though; you don't want to expand the seatpost further). If you heat most plastics to a certain ... more »

Added reply in a thread Tips for smoothing out a ride? 6/8/2018 5:02 PM

You'll get used to it with time.

Added reply in a thread Gonna test the Odyssey Graduate plastic pegs! 6/8/2018 12:20 PM

I like turtles

Added reply in a thread Is this okay? 6/8/2018 10:56 AM

That method doesn't work very well, in my opinion, and you can easily damage something. My preferred method is to put a screwdriver between a crossed pair of spokes and twist them against each other a little. It can also easily damage the parts if you're ... more »

Added reply in a thread Is this okay? 6/8/2018 8:55 AM

The G-Sport Ribcage and most cross-lacing rims I've seen have proper seats for the nipples.