upnsmoke

upnsmoke

Lives in: Fallston, MD USA

Member since: 11/07/18

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Added reply in a thread help a noob with Matching brands 10/12/2020 9:21 PM

I’ve said before, part of the fun in bmx is the infinite number of combinations you can make with all the parts that are available. I’d much rather have a completely unique setup than try to copy someone else’s just because I like it. Colors are easy ... more »

Added reply in a thread The "I went riding today" -thread 10/12/2020 9:05 PM

Cky, the T1’s looking good. Curious to see the Sunday.

Added reply in a thread Can I Isolate the "Hop" Part of a Bunny Hop for Practice? 10/12/2020 8:52 PM

Thanks, now I’m going to be thinking about rainbows next time I try to hop something.

Added reply in a thread Wheels 10/12/2020 8:44 AM

It's not a big deal with so much information being online these days. I assembled my first 3 cross wheel in short order following along with a how to video. Took me as long to true it as it did to assemble, possibly due to enjoying a few too many adult ... more »

Added reply in a thread Wheels 10/11/2020 8:03 PM

Yup, I’ve always trued my wheels on the bike. I use the brake pads on the back or a wire tie on the fork.

Added reply in a thread Fit VHS 10/11/2020 7:57 PM

Thanks man. I just need the rain to go away now so I can get our and ride.

Added reply in a thread New paint job. 10/11/2020 7:55 PM

Good buy on the Trust. Some really nice components on that one. Be curious to see the paint outside in good light.

Started new thread Fit VHS 10/10/2020 1:52 PM

My VHS is finally assembled with some new parts. I'm happy so far with how it turned out. I'll get better pics when I get the energy to get my lazy ass off the back porch.

Fit VHS Frame 21" TT T1 Salt City bars FSA headset ... more »

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Added reply in a thread Upper back pain related to bars? 10/9/2020 4:41 PM

Y'all aren't alone. 24's do seem to be less common, but I've seen a decent few out and about. Mine gets used for racing more than cruising, but usually still gets ridden once a week or so. It came with 6" Haro bars as pictured below. It was a less than

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Added reply in a thread The "I went riding today" -thread 10/9/2020 3:40 PM

Fortyseven, it does pay to keep ahead on maintenance. Sounds like you have a pretty squared away setup. I was doing an easy going little driveway session on the old Aitken today and broke a chain. Lucky for me it happened while I was at home, so I just

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Added reply in a thread The "I went riding today" -thread 10/7/2020 9:49 PM

I know this feeling all too well. We got saturated this year. Of course now the weather is nice and I can’t help injuring myself. Trying to restrict myself to cruising and not getting overzealous for a bit, but it’s just hard to find the restraint. Might ... more »

Added reply in a thread Upper back pain related to bars? 10/7/2020 9:21 PM

Also, nobody who’s spent any time in the bmx world will give you any grief over using a variety of parts and mixing brands. It’s part of customizing your bike to suit your preference. This is why you seldom see two bmx bikes that look the same. It’s ... more »

Added reply in a thread Upper back pain related to bars? 10/7/2020 9:08 PM

That’s a pretty common place for having pain. I get sore there sometimes. Usually I attribute it to going overboard with pulling exercises in my workouts, but I could see where riding could cause it as well. It’s not fun to do, but rolling on a lacrosse ... more »

Added reply in a thread Garrett Reynolds 10/6/2020 8:10 PM

Good info here. Hadn’t heard of some of these. And I’ll peon whatever I want.

Added reply in a thread Help choosing frame 10/5/2020 10:49 PM

I’m just about the same as you, Dan. 5-11 here also. All my frames are/ have been 21 except my race frame which is 21.25. The race frame is comfortable on the dirt, but would be just a little long for anything else.

Added reply in a thread Project free bike 10/5/2020 10:31 PM

You cleaned that thing up nice. Came out real cool looking. Should make a fun ride for someone.

Added reply in a thread The "I went riding today" -thread 10/5/2020 9:47 PM

^That’s some cool looking concrete work there. Place looks really fun.

Added reply in a thread Injuries & Tricks 10/5/2020 9:27 PM

Dave, resistance training really helps, and I think is the thing that has ultimately kept me going over the years. I have a knee that tends to swell up any time it gets hit, but luckily is still mobile enough to do squats and the like. I think there ... more »

Added reply in a thread Parts Drought 10/5/2020 7:00 AM

I wouldn't necessarily take it as hostility, nor being specifically aimed toward you. If a bunch of people buy multiples of the same part, then it will impact the availability of it. I wouldn't think there are people doing that, but I also didn't think ... more »

Added reply in a thread Parts Drought 10/5/2020 6:33 AM

I'll go along with you there for the most part, especially on the toilet paper. You have idiots filling entire closets, or whatever they are doing with it. It does seem there is a shortage of a lot of bikes and parts, though. It looks like even the completes ... more »