Added reply in a thread Looking to start at 45yo 4/1/2021 9:25 PM

Hey, welcome. I got back into riding several years ago when my daughter started riding...I turned 40 in January. The first year I got back into it my legs were pretty much like a permanent open wound, shins and knees. I bought the Shadow Invisia shin/ankle ... more »

Added reply in a thread The “I got parts today” thread! 4/1/2021 7:51 PM

I didn’t get any new parts today, but I did make a purchase on some rims. My first non-black rim in a while. I was really on the fence about how it would look on my setup and found this link online for a bike configurator. You can quickly/easily select ... more »

Added reply in a thread BMX shortage of parts 3/30/2021 9:29 PM

Tragic thing about the position the distributors are in. While supply doesn’t generate demand, it must be incredibly frustrating to constantly field questions about availability for popular components...for over a year now.

Added reply in a thread The "I went riding today" -thread 3/29/2021 11:30 AM

If you are now (obviously) in the market for a new frame, and what kind are you looking for (short rear end, etc)

Added reply in a thread BMX shortage of parts 3/29/2021 10:57 AM

Can’t help things. While supply chain issues ha e improved, I know Long Beach port is still underwater (I have a lot of inventory that is in queue at customs now).

Added reply in a thread The "I went riding today" -thread 3/29/2021 10:42 AM

1. That sucks, my dude 2. What frame is that? Under any warranty? 3. The turquoise headset on the all black frame looks fresh

Added reply in a thread The "I went riding today" -thread 3/29/2021 10:41 AM

Went to the basketball court in my neighborhood to work on foot jam tail whips. I’ve noticed with a shorter acS, that rear end seems to come around quick! Then again it’s only an inch shorter than my older setup so probably all in my head. I was also ... more »

Added reply in a thread Chain makes loud clicking noises, Need help 3/27/2021 11:33 PM

I bought an Eclat stroke chain a couple months ago. I had a clunking noise but it was clearly from the master link not bending properly over the driver. It was pretty easy to spot when I took the hub guard off and could see a small hop when the link ... more »

Added reply in a thread Fit Shortcut...12.4” CS 3/27/2021 11:27 PM

The 12.5 chainstay is really kind of deceiving if you are trying to run slammed (and still have a chain that isn’t crazy sloppy). At least at 12.4 you can run sub 12.5 and still have a chain that doesn’t slap the chainstay with a 25-9 ratio.

Added reply in a thread BMX/skateboard themed coffee shop? 3/27/2021 3:12 PM

I’m down. Let you know once I’m back over there!

Added reply in a thread BMX/skateboard themed coffee shop? 3/27/2021 10:44 AM

It’s funny...late last night my UK sales leader (he lives in Sussex) called me about bidding on F51 with both building management and motorized shades. Apparently I anticipate being in the area anyway (once travel lifts). I’d definitely visit!

Added reply in a thread Fit Shortcut...12.4” CS 3/27/2021 10:41 AM

I kind of thought the same thing (tho this is a little shorter and has brake mounts). The cool thing about this is you can actually have a legit sub 12.5 CS without having chain tension that is total dog shit. My BIGGEST takeaway from this is its FIT’s ... more »

Added reply in a thread Fit Shortcut...12.4” CS 3/26/2021 9:38 PM

Agreed. I actually picked up a 2020 Mixtape recently, which has a pretty short chainstay. I don’t think I could go lower than the Mixtape CS, and I have been riding with 160mm cranks.

Started new thread Fit Shortcut...12.4” CS 3/26/2021 9:25 PM

https://fitbikeco.com/shop/frames/shortcut-frame/ Thoughts?

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Added reply in a thread BMX/skateboard themed coffee shop? 3/26/2021 1:58 PM

Obviously the ultimate decision is up to you. It sucks that you are going thru a divorce right now, but from your other comments I’m assuming you don’t have kids?(correct me if I’m wrong). If that’s the case, everything is a risk. But what are you doing ... more »

Added reply in a thread BMX/skateboard themed coffee shop? 3/26/2021 11:28 AM

I think it could work, not sure if you’ve reviewed the financials, initial investment, etc. or if you are just in the initial concept phase. I live in the Philly suburbs. In the township I live there is a store that specializes in video games (basically ... more »

Added reply in a thread BMX/skateboard themed coffee shop? 3/26/2021 10:34 AM

You have already recognized in your post that BMX shops don’t do great in your area. It seems that you are looking to make this a hybrid business strictly to subsidize the higher-risk BMX shop by offering a commoditized product (coffee) that would cover ... more »

Added reply in a thread RHD VS LHD 3/26/2021 7:26 AM

I have two set ups...one RHD and one LHD. Doesn’t impact how I ride or how the bike feels. The only reason for the difference in drive sides is because with product availability issues, I was limited in my selection of rear hubs.

Added reply in a thread BMX shortage of parts 3/26/2021 5:26 AM

Right...but you can easily buy cups that fit inside an American shell that allow you use mid sealed bearings. https://www.bmxguru.com/products/american-mid-bottom-bracket-cup-set-aluminum-black

Added reply in a thread BMX shortage of parts 3/25/2021 7:56 PM

This winter in Philly area was a lot worse than last year.