Added reply in a thread Does your rear foot ever get hung up on the rear axle? 2/25/2020 9:33 AM

I'd also put a chamfer on the end; if you've ever worked with threaded rod or rebar, you know how bad it is to catch on a cut end.

Added reply in a thread Best drive side hubguard for Madera gulf coaster? 2/25/2020 9:19 AM

Surely the Daily Guard one would hit the spokes on the outside of the flange?

Added reply in a thread Check your welds! 2/25/2020 4:25 AM

The bottom one looks like they ran out of Argon or dipped the tungsten like 20 or 30 times. The undercut on the top one is nothing short of abysmal. I'd have sent it back...

Added reply in a thread Check your welds! 2/25/2020 4:19 AM

Hold up... They managed to not only miss a part of the weld; but the most obvious part of the weld? I might understand if it was on the inside of a chainstay or seatstay, where QC might miss it but that's just a 5 o'clock on a Friday kinda job...

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Added reply in a thread Subrosa big b****** vs bone Deth penetrators...what do you think is stronger? 2/24/2020 8:28 AM

A friend has had the original Bitchin' cranks for 4 or 5 years now and they really hold up. I'm curious though; why wouldn't you get Odyssey cranks?

Added reply in a thread Different brands of freewheels 2/22/2020 11:42 AM

Freewheels are not very common these days, apart from the likes of department store bikes. These days, hubs usually have 9 tooth drivers that are integral to the hub, like this:

Added reply in a thread How much money does your local shop charge to true your wheels. 2/21/2020 5:55 PM

Exactly. That's the way of the world; if you don't put in the time and effort to learn something, you're going to have to pay somebody whatever they ask to get it done.

Added reply in a thread How much money does your local shop charge to true your wheels. 2/21/2020 4:11 PM

Get a mate to do it and it'll only cost you a box of beer

Added reply in a thread Are these bars broken? 2/20/2020 7:12 PM

Hardened steel just cracks. I'd much rather have a part bend than break suddenly.

Added reply in a thread Are these bars broken? 2/18/2020 3:21 PM

1/4" 6xxx aluminium vs .045 chromoly. A good stem could do that to any handlebar. Odyssey Elementarys were 6061 aluminium and they had no issue doing that to even the best set of bars on a regular basis when the user overtightened them.

Added reply in a thread Crooked frame/hub 2/18/2020 2:48 PM

It's the frame.

Added reply in a thread Are these bars broken? 2/18/2020 2:39 PM

Get rid of 'em. When they get like that, the outer edges of the clamp area are prime for breaking.

Added reply in a thread CHASE ACT 1 REAR TIRE SLIPPING IN DROPOUT 2/17/2020 10:03 PM

Careful with the bolt tension; that's one expensive ass hub to fuck up. I would recommend chain tensioners for sure.

Added reply in a thread Favorite forks? 2/14/2020 7:21 PM

R-25s. Mine is still going strong after like 4 or 5 years.

Added reply in a thread Does any grease work? 2/14/2020 7:18 PM

It's the most common kind of grease. NLGI is a measure of the thickness of the grease. Just don't use a grease that's too thick or thin: too thick and you add a lot of resistance in the bearings; too thin and it just gets pushed out to the side and ends ... more »

Added reply in a thread Does any grease work? 2/14/2020 5:12 PM

For bearings, an NLGI #2 bearing grease. For bolts, copper anti-seize.

Added reply in a thread Does this sound like a good new setup? 2/14/2020 1:24 PM

I would say the opposite. I find that the more responsive a bike is, the more comfortable I am on dirt or in bowls. It's like the difference between 40PSI in your tyres and 100PSI. Stability is waaay overrated, in my opinion; I find it just feels sluggish ... more »

Added reply in a thread Sometimes afraid? 2/14/2020 9:11 AM

r/woosh... ^I take it ye haven't yet had the pleasure of meeting our resident badass Krooked?

Added reply in a thread What do I have 2/12/2020 5:23 PM

I thought the original, before the re-release, was male?

Added reply in a thread What do I have 2/12/2020 5:20 PM

Supreme, more than likely. I can't remember any other green wtp hub.