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New thread Streaming Ideas 4/14/2021 8:17 PM

I’ve been working from home for over a year now. Based on my work I am up LATE due to time zones. After my family goes to bed I workout (cold weather) or ride (nice weather) and then come inside to do work. I always have a Netflix/Hulu/Amazon Prime series ... more »

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New thread N4FL/Flangeless Lacing 4/11/2021 5:41 PM

Got a Primo Remix/N4FL Hubset in a trade. Tried to (unsuccessfully) find YouTube videos on this and have a few questions: 1. I’ve read that this was originally designed for 4-cross lacing...really? Any reason why? 2. I’m really comfortable with lacing/hub ... more »

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New thread Selling 101 4/10/2021 9:49 AM

The “state of vital” thread last week (which eventually evolved into an old head vs young go-hard shit show) got me thinking. The epiphany occurred with one of Krooked’s comments (really): Just turned 40. I feel quite comfortable with my bag of tricks ... more »

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New thread Sold 4/8/2021 1:57 PM

$120 shipped to lower 48. Buyer failed to pay on eBay and these are already boxed up/ready to go...will not sell cranks/pedals

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New thread Sold 4/7/2021 5:36 PM

Got as part of a trade. 6mm drops, was told it was mounted/ridden once and it looks it. Will ship in original package. Item is also up on eBay, but would prefer to sell to a Vital member. $100 shipped to lower 48. PayPal

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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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New thread Wheel Builds 3/23/2021 5:21 PM

I have seen quite a few comments on this forum of guys/girls venturing into the wheel build game, which is awesome. Besides being able to customize your own wheel (mixing matching hubs rims), it also is a great way to learn maintenance on your kicks.

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New thread WTP 2021 3/17/2021 6:33 PM

So, I have never been huge on WTP, but their 2021 product drops look super dope. Between WTP and their sister company Eclat, much of the innovation seems to be getting driven out of Europe (coming on the heels of BSD’s Revolution). Besides the Hybrid ... more »

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New thread WTB S&M Tallboy 21TT 3/16/2021 6:10 PM

Preferably flat clear (raw) or black. No Pink

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New thread Rear Hub Indecision 3/11/2021 6:25 PM

Grew up riding cassette and still love riding cassette. Wanted to give myself a challenge when I got back into riding several years ago and learned how to ride freecoaster. TBH, I like riding both cassette and freecoaster and will switch out my rear ... more »

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New thread Black Mixtape 3/3/2021 11:12 AM

Was jacked up to build this. Really wanted a short chainstay frame. My other ride is a trans purple Whammo: +13” CS, male freecoaster, pegs...this whip is a real contrast to that. Always rocked more industrial looking bikes, so I went back to the basics

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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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New thread Eclat Product Drops 2/13/2021 10:27 AM

Looks like Eclat is updating their website with 2021 product launches/updates. Didn’t exactly scour the website, but the new Carbonic rim is now their featured rim, and it looks like they are updating the BIOS seat offering. A lot of the styles look ... more »

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New thread 12.5 chainstay: dialing chain tension 2/8/2021 5:26 PM

So my daughter has been riding a Holy Diver (12.7 CS). I bought a second frame because I want a setup that has a really short CS (my current setup is a Whammo with a 13+ CS). I bought the Federal Command frame on sale and really like it, but am not sure

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New thread Stickers 1/23/2021 10:03 AM

I’m not a big sticker guy, and usually rip off decals on anything that I buy almost immediately. But recently I decided to purchase some Odyssey die cut stickers for the inside of my R25 forks...pics below. The look of these things is so clean and sharp,

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New thread Federal Stance Rims 1/18/2021 8:17 PM

Anybody have any experience with these? Obviously they are XLs and pretty wide, but any feedback on how they hold up? I’m not totally in love with the profile and was wondering if anyone rode these. I know Federal is not as popular in the US as Odyssey/GSport, ... more »

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New thread Tire Width 1/3/2021 3:59 PM

This is a tire tech question. I have S&M Speedballs 2.4. On the S&M website the inflated width is 2.5; however, after measuring with verniers/calipers, the inflated width is 2.6 @60PSI. I measured an inflated Odyssey Path Pro 2.4 as well. The ... more »

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New thread Aaron Ross Pampers Sponsorship? 1/1/2021 10:43 AM

Thought this was funny. I just received a new Federal headset from Empire. The box came wrapped in packing below:

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New thread Old man cheat code 12/27/2020 11:07 AM

So, this is painfully obvious, but it was something that I seriously overlooked when I started riding again two years ago. I’m about to turn 40. I live in a rural-ish area with no skateparks around me and I ride what is close by, which are schools, empty ... more »

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New thread Peacockin’ 12/26/2020 1:03 PM

This is the first bike I’ve had so far as I can remember that was not raw/black. Even as a kid I always chose black. Just wanted to change things up for the upcoming year after I sold a lot of parts. Much of the parts for this build I already had on

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