Added reply in a thread LBS Props: Powers BMX 3/1/2021 11:50 AM

Oh, #4...Pedals is awesome.

Started new thread LBS Props: Powers BMX 3/1/2021 11:48 AM

I’m in Richmond area on business this week. Had to stop by Powers. I say this as an enthusiastic customer, not on the payroll: 1. The new location is bigger, cleaner, nicer...no more shady dark hole on the wrong side of the tracks (literally) 2. I love ... more »

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Added reply in a thread Fixing a loose rear hub 3/1/2021 11:24 AM

Gotta give you props...you just made me smile. In a bar right now and actually laughing out loud at this comment.

Added reply in a thread The “I got parts today” thread! 2/28/2021 1:01 PM

I have only laced 4-cross (vs 3 cross) once, but forums it was generally the same. That said, you should be fine if there is slight variation in spoke lengths. I check BMX spoke calculators to make sure that my assumptions/measurements are in the ballpark, ... more »

Added reply in a thread The “I got parts today” thread! 2/28/2021 11:34 AM

Lacing a NASA to a WestCoaster? The best advice I can give to wheel building is be organized and methodical, especially with different flange diameters (I keep all of the long spokes on the left side of my body, and the short spikes on my right until ... more »

Added reply in a thread The “I got parts today” thread! 2/28/2021 9:54 AM

It’s obviously up to you my dude, but...IME it would probably be easier to just remove all the old spokes and then lace up the new Ti spokes (unless you’re just replacing two or three broken ones). Doing the individual replacement method would be ok ... more »

Added reply in a thread The “I got parts today” thread! 2/27/2021 4:57 PM

If that’s OCD, then I’m right there with you. I’m pretty crazy about making sure that the: 1. Rim text can be ready from the drive side 2. Hub text/main logo is facing up (can be seen through the wheel hole. If it’s your first build, don’t get too frustrated...it ... more »

Added reply in a thread The “I got parts today” thread! 2/27/2021 4:42 PM

I always get excited when new parts show up...but anything wheel related (hubs/rims...can’t remember my last complete), gets me especially jacked up.

Added reply in a thread The “I got parts today” thread! 2/27/2021 4:36 PM

It’s cool seeing what y’all are building. I’m heading to a bike shop tomorrow to pick up the last pieces for my build and getting really stoked.

Added reply in a thread Sunday Darkwave build 2/26/2021 9:57 PM

Never would have thought to pair the white/black parts with that frame. Looks killer!

Added reply in a thread The “I got parts today” thread! 2/26/2021 5:01 AM

Nice!

Added reply in a thread Powdercoaters, I have a question about a prismatic color 2/26/2021 4:41 AM

I’ve powder coated an S&M frame (4130 cromoly) and it looked great. The finish was not glossy like this though, it was a matte black. Just knowing the powder voting process, I don’t see why brassy gold wouldn’t work fine.

Added reply in a thread Mission Parts 2/26/2021 4:38 AM

I use Mission a lot for lacing wheels, They get the job done and are really inexpensive. Sounds like a benign part, but their spoke nipples are nice and long. Both the alloy and brass are also really smooth...haven’t had issues with rejecting pets because ... more »

Added reply in a thread The “I got parts today” thread! 2/24/2021 6:22 PM

Not sure if you’ve already click “submit order”, but saw a used 20.75 Varanyak on Powers preowned section...think it was $199 and pretty good shape.

Added reply in a thread The “I got parts today” thread! 2/24/2021 11:00 AM

Nice work, can’t go wrong with black!

Added reply in a thread The “I got parts today” thread! 2/24/2021 10:44 AM

Just arrived

Added reply in a thread 12.5 chainstay: dialing chain tension 2/23/2021 9:56 PM

No idea what you’re talking about...prove what?

Added reply in a thread 12.5 chainstay: dialing chain tension 2/23/2021 9:34 PM

I actually ended up returning the frame and bought a Mixtape. My primary reason for buying was just something with a shorter chainstay than what I ride now. The more I was looking at the frame the more I started to hate it. Not a fan of the IC yoke and ... more »

Added reply in a thread Kink Williams V21 FLATWAR 2/23/2021 8:46 PM

Nice update! I like how you went all in with the flatland parts.

Added reply in a thread Trans Smoke Green Battleship 2/23/2021 8:24 PM

Looks fly AF. Love that you let the frame stand on its own with all black parts instead of adding a bunch of distracting colors.