Added reply in a thread Another 25t vs 28t thread 8/18/2020 9:54 PM

That ratio did stay around over the years. 36/13 was common on mid school bikes before cassettes took over.

Added reply in a thread Another 25t vs 28t thread 8/18/2020 9:49 PM

And the 6T driver to go with it? In all seriousness though, I didn't realize they came that small. I think I remember briefly seeing some 23T's when 8T drivers made an appearance, but never anything smaller than that. That is a decent price for a titanium ... more »

Added reply in a thread Wrist problems 8/18/2020 9:39 PM

I was mostly kidding. Pretty sure I was remembering a commercial or something I saw somewhere. I think it's one of those things I kind of automatically dismissed as B.S. for whatever reason when I first heard of it. I had to look it up, but it sounds ... more »

Added reply in a thread Wrist problems 8/17/2020 8:43 PM

Fish oil is good, if a little expensive. I do take that regularly as well. Isn't glucosamine what they give to dogs when they get arthritis?

Added reply in a thread Wrist problems 8/17/2020 8:30 PM

May or may not help, but it shouldn't hurt. If it does, something is in fact very wrong.

Added reply in a thread Wrist problems 8/17/2020 10:39 AM

How old are you? I have things that hurt and have less mobility than when I was younger that have never been broken or severely injured. I'd be careful about loading up on ibuprofen before you know for sure what your problem is. If you have a bunch of ... more »

Added reply in a thread Another 25t vs 28t thread 8/17/2020 9:51 AM

^Damn, it's messed up you're stuck with the 25T when you don't like it as much. If it's a proprietary spline size, I wonder if Premium at least has different size sprockets? Haven't seen a lot of Specialized Bmx' around. I couldn't help being curious ... more »

Added reply in a thread Another 25t vs 28t thread 8/16/2020 1:54 PM

I hadn't given much thought about this, but that's a good point and you got me curious. I measured a couple tires/ wheels I have laying around. Nothing exact, just eyeballing it with a tape measure. I have an Arisun 1.95 at 20-1/8 outside diameter, a ... more »

Added reply in a thread My New Hotness 7/29/2020 6:34 AM

That makes sense. I'm a little shorter than you and my cranks are usually 175 also. I want to play around with pegs eventually, so I may be experimenting with shorter cranks in the future, too. I can already see myself walking up some steeper hills.

Added reply in a thread The "I went riding today" -thread 7/29/2020 6:24 AM

Brimson, that track does look amazing. Is it as smooth as it looks in the picture? If so I imagine it must be a hell of a fun ride. You are making me want to get back to the track even more now. I haven't been yet this year between covid closures, the

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Added reply in a thread Dieting 7/28/2020 6:25 AM

That's one way to get your greens in.

Added reply in a thread My New Hotness 7/28/2020 1:52 AM

Nice build. I like the frame. Very clean look. The cranks seem short for your height. Do you prefer that size or do you plan to run pegs?

Added reply in a thread Pedal Grip Recommendations? 7/28/2020 1:03 AM

Odyssey twisted pros and skate shoes did great for me last season, and the price is pretty reasonable. I’m hoping to get back to racing soon this season, but Covid has made registration and stuff weird. If the weather holds up I’m going to try to get ... more »

Added reply in a thread Dieting 7/28/2020 12:46 AM

Grass fed meat is definitely great if you don’t mind paying a little more. I use table salt because it has iodine. Supposedly it’s hard to get enough of it and a lot of sea salts and such are not iodized. I do keep the portions small though. A little ... more »

Added reply in a thread Made a decision 7/28/2020 12:32 AM

I’ve had my eye on the 30 yr anniversary Hoffmans supposed to be coming out later this year. Old school looks and modern geo. Pretty cool if you’re into that sort of thing. The condor really caught my eye. I’m not even necessarily in the market for a ... more »

Added reply in a thread In Search of Bigger Pedals 7/27/2020 6:12 AM

Going to have to try these now. Safari's have been my go to for the most part the past few years. Odyssey twisted pro's are good. I used them on my race bike last year. Plenty big and nice bite for plastic.

Added reply in a thread Mounting Brakes to a Brakeless Frame 7/27/2020 6:01 AM

I like bulletpup's idea of finding a way to set yourself up with front brakes. That would be fun if nothing else, and may end up being your best option if you end up not having the space for rear brakes. My frame also does not have holes or any provisions

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Added reply in a thread Converting 1 to 3 piece cranks 7/27/2020 4:20 AM

I put a mission bb in a Hoffman dirt merchant frame a few years ago with Redline flight cranks. It was an easy install and worked great. The bb was basically just mid bearings with cups to adapt to the american shell size. You can get different size ... more »

Added reply in a thread Mounting Brakes to a Brakeless Frame 7/27/2020 1:23 AM

Another option would be a brake adapter plate. My 24 inch dirt jump bike (which is more or less a slightly scaled up bmx) has a v brake adapter plate that clamps on the seat stays. Previous owner installed it and put a couple hose clamps around the seat ... more »

Added reply in a thread Dieting 7/24/2020 8:20 AM

Right on man. That pretty well sums it up. You have to eat to grow, as they say. I used weight lifting to help myself recover from some injuries and kept at it as kind of a hobby. It's fun and I'm stronger and healthier than I was when I started. I also ... more »