Added reply in a thread Brakes vs brakeless 9/25/2019 4:23 AM

I took my breaks off my bike for some time. I found that my shoe treads were wearing down fast, as they were essentially the new breaks. Also, I found myself having to slow down more and anticipate the movements of others. It kinda puts a little bit ... more »

Started new thread Hands-free reverse handlebar seat in figure 8 (Artistic Cycling) 9/22/2019 12:04 PM

Practicing riding my bike sitting reverse on the handlebars. Just wanted to show it off. Thanks for watching!

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Added reply in a thread Barspins 9/16/2019 8:28 AM

I wanted to add that it might be a good idea to get some elbow and knee pads (here I am giving advice that I don't even use). Having the proper protection can help enormously with confidence. And if you know you're going to fall, might as well be safe ... more »

Added reply in a thread Taking time off due to sore knees 9/8/2019 5:08 AM

Could have been a blessing that the bike was stolen; your knees could get some much needed rest and recovery. Riding actually doesn't cause me discomfort when sitting down and peddling at a low to moderate pace. Reverse peddling is also okay, so long ... more »

Added reply in a thread Taking time off due to sore knees 9/8/2019 3:44 AM

Did you ride at all while you were recovering? If so, at what intensity?

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Added reply in a thread Taking time off due to sore knees 9/6/2019 9:18 PM

The brakes are only to avoid the $480 fine. I'll be trying to figure out what I can do with them. Try a foam roller, target your I.T. Band and quad areas. Tight spots in those areas can create knee issues. I'll give it a try. Have heard this suggestion

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Added reply in a thread Taking time off due to sore knees 9/5/2019 4:37 AM

Good idea. I'll give it a try. You guys have been so supportive despite my crazy ideas. Thanks.

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Beamex, Sadly, from what I see, artistic cycling is fading in interest. Google trends is just one clue. Several years ago people caught wind of ... more »
Added reply in a thread Taking time off due to sore knees 9/4/2019 6:17 PM

It's basically a Franken-BMX-Suicide bike.

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I wish it was easier than this to do what I wanna do. But, until I have $3000 to buy the bike below, I'm stuck with it. Check out the two extra bolts below where the seat post attaches, which ... more »
Added reply in a thread Taking time off due to sore knees 9/4/2019 4:09 PM

Here is the bike. Obviously, the stem riser and long seat post are weak points. I'll likely take the stem riser off and lower the seat once my knees are better and stand when peddling. The break cable could then go through the stem to allow for gyro-type

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Added reply in a thread Ramp set up 9/3/2019 5:18 PM

Looks like it will be very rugged the way you've positioned your 2x4s. Would like to see updates as they come, and I'm sure others would too. I would recommend a decent sized platform at the top of at least one of the half-pipes if that wasn't already ... more »

Added reply in a thread Taking time off due to sore knees 9/3/2019 4:12 PM

Buying a fixed gear bike would be more expensive and create more problems as I see it: the fixed gear bikes I've seen still take a BMX type stem, so the handlebar issue would remain the same. Also, a fixed gear bike generally has a more slack head bar ... more »

Added reply in a thread Taking time off due to sore knees 9/1/2019 6:33 PM

I'm riding tomorrow regardless. It'll be very light riding involving riding backwards. I just don't want to stay in the house and vegetate.

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Inflammation causes pain eat some turmeric root I don't have turmeric root, but I have been eating my ... more »
Added reply in a thread Getting into BMX at 48 9/1/2019 3:01 PM

42 here and just getting back into it. Some inspiration for us 'old' guys (see him ride at 0:50, 9:40, and 16:15): https://youtu.be/xTlTsdcb_Ok &feature=youtu.be&t=569

Added reply in a thread Taking time off due to sore knees 9/1/2019 7:41 AM

Actually, that's what I was planning to do—great minds think alike?

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I'm glad it went away for you; that gives me hope it'll do the same for me. The bizarre thing is that I can ride the bike backwards (with my butt on the seat) with or without ... more »
Added reply in a thread Taking time off due to sore knees 9/1/2019 6:17 AM

The pills aren't for pain but inflammation. And I am vegan—been vegan for over 10 years. You rode 200km on the frankenbike? Do you think your bike modifications may have something to do with this pain? Are you tall? Your legs may not be fully extending

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Added reply in a thread What type of seat is this? Where can I buy this seat? 9/1/2019 6:04 AM

Agreed. But I do like the compactness of my BMX. I live in an apartment and have to store this bike and go on an elevator with it. So far the bike is about 80% of what I want in it without the extra size. And I just don't like the thought of having to ... more »

Added reply in a thread Fixed hub: anyone ride a fixie? 9/1/2019 5:54 AM

I wish I could find one that just straight went up, but what is more important is that the stem is flat on the topside where it attaches to the bar; I want to be able to surf with it, and having a big bump in the middle of the bar is no help.

Added reply in a thread Taking time off due to sore knees 8/31/2019 3:35 PM

Wish I knew this before. Oh, well. Live and learn... It seems that peddling whilst standing up hurts my knees and sitting down doesn't, or at least not nearly as much. So standing is not an option for me at the moment. I've currently raised my seat as

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Started new thread Taking time off due to sore knees 8/31/2019 12:02 PM

This sucks.

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I just got into BMXing a few weeks ago and have put in about 100-200 km on it with road riding (getting A to B ). I was sitting on the low seat and peddling. Didn't think it would do any damage, but as time went on my knees have ... more »

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