Added reply in a thread Small mini transition help 1/27/2020 9:59 AM

yep. 7 foot tranny for 4 foot tall ramp. Or even 6.5 foot. IMO, a 4 foot ramp is more for lip tricks. so make it tight enough that you can easily get pegs on it without leaning the bike a bunch.

Added reply in a thread 1970s Mongoose BMX-Looking for info 1/26/2020 1:14 PM

bmx museum dot com. don't ask for value. they will ban you. good luck best bet. clean it up best you can. put on ebay.. see what you get for it they have value if in good condition.

Added reply in a thread Help with stem 1/26/2020 9:22 AM

there are only TWO bolts. How hard can it be? the top cap on the fork (6mm) and the 8mm bolt on the side of the stem. loosen them. and watch parts fall all over the floor. source: I have one... then buy a normal stem and put that Odyssey stem on ebay ... more »

Added reply in a thread Getting into BMX at 48 1/22/2020 4:28 PM

for decades, I suggest this.. I use my right foot on the seat tube. if you're using the left and going counter clockwise, reverse my directions... Put left foot on left rear peg. be rolling slowly forwards.. put right leg on top tube / seat post junction.

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Added reply in a thread Help a brother shop for used.... If you would want to.... 1/21/2020 2:09 PM

just buy a bike that you like. you won't break a non full chromo frame. and if you do.. it's just a reason to upgrade. and you're gunna upgrade eventually anyways because EVERYBODY does. unless they get out of bmx... and then.. it never mattered to begin ... more »

Added reply in a thread Getting into BMX at 48 1/21/2020 8:56 AM

are you pinching your seat with your knees / legs when you pull up to spin your bars?

Added reply in a thread Getting into BMX at 48 1/20/2020 4:22 PM

a cinder block works well. so does a pallet and those are usually free. 2 pallets and a piece of plywood ontop make a great manual pad. I could have so much fun with just a cinder block and a pallet.. hours of fun.

Added reply in a thread Getting into BMX at 48 1/20/2020 9:57 AM

work on basic curb endos. those will help with a ton of other tricks / balance and really help with foot jam endos. also, try those kick out slider things on gravel. it's even easier then doing it on wet pavement and might help you get a little better ... more »

Added reply in a thread What is this? 1/18/2020 12:07 PM

it's not early 80's. that style of frame was designed by GT and the copies didn't come out until a few years later.. source..? I was there.

Added reply in a thread What is this? 1/17/2020 11:27 PM

Generic knock off GT performer. late 80's. or early 90's. Or late 90's....

Added reply in a thread BMX 180 Help 1/16/2020 1:35 PM

it's habit. just push forward with your forward foot once you 180. FIGHT to not put your foot down.

Added reply in a thread BMX 180 Help 1/16/2020 12:36 PM

I see no reason for you needing to put your foot down. You are simply putting your foot down out of habit. simply pedal forward as soon as you land. You're really not going fast enough to roll backwards so the only option is to either pedal forward or ... more »

Added reply in a thread Help a brother shop for used.... If you would want to.... 1/16/2020 12:32 PM

you know..... you can always paint parts any color you want...

Added reply in a thread Best multi tool.. 1/15/2020 2:23 PM

a small pump will work better. my tiny pump can get my tires pumped up to 80...

Added reply in a thread R.I.P. FBM 1/15/2020 12:54 PM

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Added reply in a thread Help a brother shop for used.... If you would want to.... 1/15/2020 10:50 AM

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Added reply in a thread Getting into BMX at 48 1/14/2020 5:19 PM

lube the cables. lube the brake mounts. clean the pads / rim.

Added reply in a thread I'm starting bmx and what tools should I get? 1/13/2020 1:16 PM

get a decent tire pump. and a multi tool made by one of the bmx companies. or.. just slowly buy the tools you need as you need them. allen wrenches socket wrench hammer. six pack of beer tire levers pedal tool tire pump adjustable wrench more beer.

Added reply in a thread What is the proper way to measure bar rise? 1/13/2020 8:40 AM

I wouldn't trust a manufacturer to know.... lol. My years of measuring bar height has shown me that there doesn't seem to be a standard. BUT, I would go with the diagram posted above...

Added reply in a thread Are double knarps a thing? Seems like they should be a thing 1/12/2020 11:01 AM

we used to use spoke nipples and shorten the lower section of the upper cable. the part that goes onto the gyro. crimp the nipple onto the cable and then solder it. they always held very well.