Added reply in a thread WTF happened last week?! 4/10/2021 4:53 AM

If I’m paying it will be cardboard. Can’t get blood from a turnip.

Added reply in a thread WTF happened last week?! 4/10/2021 1:44 AM

Might as well just go for the titanium while you’re at it.

Added reply in a thread Looking to start at 45yo 3/30/2021 5:15 PM

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I may be missing something here. Having a little trouble following, but I read it as flatland is dangerous and not for old guys, racing and dirt jumping are safe, and grinding rails will break your leg?
Added reply in a thread Looking to start at 45yo 3/29/2021 10:17 PM

That makes good sense. You have a realistic budget and definitely shouldn't have trouble finding a bike that will work great for you. The biggest obstacle you have right now, as you already know, is inventory shortage. I think something like a Kink Whip ... more »

Added reply in a thread Looking to start at 45yo 3/29/2021 9:38 PM

I like WTP bikes, but I wouldn't ride an arcade. Those Hi ten parts and single wall rims won't hold up under the weight of a grown adult. Even if you aren't doing anything crazy, you are occasionally going to land a little awkward and subject the bike ... more »

Added reply in a thread Looking to start at 45yo 3/29/2021 9:27 PM

I would give it a little time. If you are set on a complete there are a lot of good ones out there. Production is just lagging due to COVID. I would hope it will step back up this year and there should be a lot more variety as the year goes on. I'm not ... more »

Added reply in a thread BMX/skateboard themed coffee shop? 3/29/2021 8:44 PM

Sorry bout your friend. That's both sad and inspiring at the same time. I think the shop is a cool idea, though I can't say for sure it's a viable business idea or not. Coffee shops seem to do well around my way. Most of them are the franchise variety, ... more »

Started new thread el camino verde negra 2/21/2021 12:41 AM

I bought this Oxbridge frame back when Source had them marked down a bunch. I had been looking for a frame with a high BB, medium-steep HTA, and slightly longer back end. I wanted something that would be reasonably at home on trails, track, park, street

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Added reply in a thread New Dirt Jumper: A resurrected beauty 2/20/2021 11:16 PM

Inspiring build man. Good on you fixing this frame and not just sending it off to scrap, and great work on the build.

Added reply in a thread Riding Street Alone 2/20/2021 8:30 PM

I'm always alone these days. I have come to enjoy the quiet time and doing my own thing. Also it seems like when you're with a group there's always that one person that has to be an idiot on everyone else's behalf. When I'm by myself I stay low key and ... more »

Added reply in a thread Adjusting springhanger type brakes. 2/14/2021 4:48 PM

Is that the one that uses a spring for a straddle cable? If so perhaps try flipping the spring over. I can't think what else would make it be so far off center if the wheel is in straight. Only other thing I can think of is if you left a washer out or ... more »

Added reply in a thread BMX Research for Seats 2/14/2021 4:36 PM

I line mine up close to the top tube, maybe a little flatter and leave it be from there. It's comfortable there and I don't really give it much thought once I set it where I like it. I bought a one piece non adjustable deal from Shadow a couple years ... more »

Added reply in a thread Bmx training 2/14/2021 2:59 PM

You all got me convinced on giving the manual machine a try. I keep telling myself I'm just going to go outside and ride more, but then it snows again. We probably got a good month to go before the weather gets any better, so why not.

Added reply in a thread A cool edit 2/13/2021 8:29 PM

I do like this one. What's the name of it? I wanted to watch it again and the link went away. Nevermind, I googled it. "Stay Flow"

Added reply in a thread Cleaning rust 2/12/2021 1:09 PM

I red, but I like green better.

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Hey man, how are you holding up? Hope you are coming along okay with your leg. Stop in the forum here and give us a shout one day.

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Added reply in a thread Cleaning rust 2/12/2021 8:06 AM

Lol, I'm guessing he meant aluminum foil is what he has/ can afford. Sandblasting is awesome, but it uses a lot of air. Don't expect to get it done with your little 110v compressor from Pep boys.

Added reply in a thread how long did it take to learn manuals 2/11/2021 1:50 PM

Couple interesting thoughts there, especially about the lateral balance. I'm going to try the false grip thing next time I go out to ride.

Added reply in a thread The “I got parts today” thread! 2/11/2021 1:41 PM

This is a fun thread. I just picked up a set of BSD substance cranks in raw. They'll be the shortest I've used at 165. I'm looking forward to see how they feel on the bike. Didn't absolutely need a sprocket, but couldn't help myself when I saw this one

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Added reply in a thread The "I went riding today" -thread 2/11/2021 12:28 PM

The sun made an appearance for a while yesterday and the cold weather let up a little, so I took advantage and went for a spin on the old mid school. Just cruised around mostly. Hit a couple manuals and hopped some little stuff, which is pretty much

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