Added reply in a thread Opinion on wearing helmets? 11/24/2019 5:49 AM

“I re-learned how to ride BMX with a metal plate in place of my dominant wrist, so I’m confident anyone can re-learn how to ride with a silly helmet on their dome” I’m not offended. It would take a lot more than anything you could ever dish out to offend ... more »

Added reply in a thread Opinion on wearing helmets? 11/24/2019 3:53 AM

I don’t really care what you’ve done. I don’t like riding with any pads, so why should I? It’s my choice, get over yourself

Added reply in a thread Opinion on wearing helmets? 11/24/2019 3:06 AM

I’m pro choice. I’ve never worn a helmet because I find them uncomfortable and claustrophobic feeling. But I don’t care if someone else chooses to wear one

Added reply in a thread Deleted 11/24/2019 3:04 AM

I’ve got hoders, they’re alright. Animal Edwin are usually my go to. I like to stretch my grips out so they’re a bit thinner. The hoders are too long to stretch out. But if you like long soft grips they’d be great

Added reply in a thread Barspins? 11/23/2019 11:30 AM

1000 years

Added reply in a thread What's the inside dimension of a fork or frame? Is there a standard? 11/23/2019 11:30 AM

Do you mean distance between dropouts? It’s standard 100mm for forks and 110mm for frame. Sounds like either too much spacing on one, or not enough causing pinching. Mtb’s, road bikes etc are 135mm between dropouts on the frame.

Added reply in a thread Heard of MTNT bmx co before? 11/23/2019 12:10 AM

Started off as a mtb company, probably only got interested in bmx for the money

Added reply in a thread Profile Rear Hub Identification??? Help please 11/22/2019 12:26 PM

It’s a profile mini. You need an axle, (the female or male will fit) and the cones to go with whichever axle you go for. Plus nuts/bolts. You need a pawl, and that bearing on the driver doesn’t look right, like the spacer has been crushed into it. There ... more »

Added reply in a thread Does anybody recognise this brand ? 11/19/2019 1:51 AM

Stolen? But it’s probably not worth buying. US bb, external headset, any upgrades in the future will be a ball ache. And I’d assume it’s hi ten, and no sealed bearings

Added reply in a thread Mafiabikes bolts 11/18/2019 10:39 PM

Look for bmx stem bolts on google

Added reply in a thread Hard to tighten top cap 11/18/2019 4:30 AM

As long as you can tighten your headset I wouldn’t worry too much

Added reply in a thread Gt bmx bikes 11/18/2019 3:33 AM

It’s only got a chromoly “front triangle”, and I have no idea what the exchange rate is so I don’t know if it’s worth the money. It’s a half decent bike to begin on. GT just aren’t a cool brand which is why you won’t see many, but it’ll do. I just wonder ... more »

Added reply in a thread Hard to tighten top cap 11/17/2019 10:28 PM

You can damage the thread. Is it hard to turn the whole way? Have you tried cleaning it and adding a bit of grease?

Added reply in a thread true wheel - best bmx spokes 11/16/2019 5:47 AM

Dish is how central the rim is. The spoke length difference is to make up for driver offset, and the drive side flange is a little bigger. 2mm isn’t enough that the spoke will stick out the top and cause punctures. And still long enough that all the ... more »

Added reply in a thread true wheel - best bmx spokes 11/16/2019 2:30 AM

I’m pretty sure I just used 184 front and rear. A couple of mm doesn’t matter too much. On the rear you just have to keep an eye on the dish a little more

Added reply in a thread true wheel - best bmx spokes 11/16/2019 12:51 AM

The difference is the gauge of the middle section. I wouldn’t trust those laser spokes at all. You’re over thinking this. Any spokes from a bmx brand will be fine. If you really want to save weight go butted. Alloy nipples save a lot of weight but as ... more »

Added reply in a thread Getting OLD'er, Thinking Of Jumping Ship From BMX to MTN Bike, What Kind Tho? 11/15/2019 11:48 PM

Sounds to me like you should keep the bmx, but get a good mtb too. 27.5 are great for handling bumps, but 26” will be a little more manoeuvrable still. But I guess it all comes down to intended use. I know a 27.5 would feel alien to me. Keep the bmx ... more »

Added reply in a thread true wheel - best bmx spokes 11/15/2019 10:49 PM

Sapim are a well known brand. But any bmx spokes will come with brass nipples. They’re basically all the same thing really. You need to put oil on the thread of the spokes before putting the nipple on. The steel of the spoke can still corrode causing ... more »

Added reply in a thread So, does anyone still ride anything other than 25/9 gearing and 20"ish top tube? 11/15/2019 10:49 AM

I cut bars to 27” before I put them on my bike

Added reply in a thread true wheel - best bmx spokes 11/14/2019 10:48 PM

Spokes come with nipples, just use them. If the shop is trying to sell the nipples separately, find a different shop