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

Added reply in a thread Getting OLD'er, Thinking Of Jumping Ship From BMX to MTN Bike, What Kind Tho? 11/14/2019 10:46 PM

Street mtb sounds like the kind of thing you’re after. But all mtb’s are a lot harder to throw around than a bmx. Your wrists might like sus forks but the rest of you won’t like the extra effort needed to get it off the ground. If you want to continue ... more »

Added reply in a thread Changing Setups Too Often 11/14/2019 1:54 PM

I don’t think it really matters as long as you like how it feels Edit: although changing things from over thinking geometry and thinking it’ll make you ride better is a bit silly imo. Just saying you can do what you want, but it might not affect your ... more »

Added reply in a thread So, does anyone still ride anything other than 25/9 gearing and 20"ish top tube? 11/14/2019 10:14 AM

28 9 is where it’s at. 9t drivers aren’t going anywhere any time soon though. Anything smaller and chains will have to be completely redesigned. And I’d doesn’t leave much room for the internals. Even 9t is pushing it. Freewheels were/are shit. And cassette ... more »

Added reply in a thread Freecoaster keeps engaging PLEASE HELP!! 11/14/2019 4:02 AM

Do you disengage before rolling fakie? All freecoasters have slack, and you adjust it depending on personal preference. All freecoasters also need to be disengaged by back pedalling a bit, the amount depends on how you adjust the slack. If it’s on minimum ... more »

Added reply in a thread Let’s hear stories 11/14/2019 1:26 AM

I watched props 6 round my friends house, then bought a beaten up diamondback off another friend for £20. That bike fell apart but I still wanted to ride, borrowing videos from friends was the closest I could get. Then my dad took me to backyard jam ... more »

Added reply in a thread Freecoaster keeps engaging PLEASE HELP!! 11/13/2019 2:41 PM

Does it have adjustable slack? Are you disengaging it before landing backwards? Put it on max slack and let it bed in a bit. And always back pedal 1/4 crank before landing fakie until you learn the disengagement point

Added reply in a thread Tricks you used to do but can't do anymore. 11/13/2019 12:47 PM

I’ve handled it by stripping my bike and selling it in parts. But a more helpful answer is to just move on. You’ve already done it, try something else. If you feel this way about riding in general, just ride some different stuff and keep it simple. It’s ... more »

Added reply in a thread 24 trail bmxes? 11/13/2019 11:46 AM

Ok boomer