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8/5/2013 3:47 PM

So I am riding a 2012 kink transition frame, that is RHD.

I am right foot forward, I spin looking over my left shoulder, and I definitely prefer to grind on my right side.

I have fucked up two rear hubs and axles and a driver already.

I now have a tree bicycle company "Cog Guard". It is definitely helping me not fuck shit up as much, but at the same time I am just counting down the days until I miss my front tire on a feeble and end up bustin' my sprocket or doing some other sort of damage to my drive train when I smash it on a rail.

I want to go LHD, but I am a little overwhelmed because I don't know anyone in real life who has done it before. So, I have a lot of questions.

1) LHD stuff is pretty expensive. Is there a way to do it on a budget?

2) If I did it on a budget, Is it gonna cost me in the long run?

3) What all do I actually need to make this conversion happen?

4) does it feel different to ride LHD? Like, am I gonna have to get used to it?

5) is it going to be better in the long run to switch or should I just do my thing RHD and keep replacing shit as it breaks and just accept that that is part of the bmx life style?

6) Are there GOOD completes that are LHD? and if so what are they?

thank you for the insight and help.

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8/5/2013 3:50 PM

1. Lhd is no more expensive than rhd.

2. Yes budget parts/companies are usually shit.

3. Lhd compatible cranks and a lhd rear hub

4. Nope it doesn't feel different at all it feels exactly the same

5. If you grind on the left don't get lhd, if not go for it.

No, most completes suck.

No problem.

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8/5/2013 3:54 PM

Four wrote:

1. Lhd is no more expensive than rhd.

2. Yes budget parts/companies are usually shit.

3. Lhd compatible cranks and a lhd rear hub

4. Nope it doesn't feel different at all it feels exactly the same

5. If you grind on the left don't get lhd, if not go for it.

No, most completes suck.

No problem.

done.

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8/5/2013 6:19 PM

LHD does feel a little funny imo. Like it feels like your cranks are a tiny bit bent at first even though it should feel the same.

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8/5/2013 8:55 PM

never felt a difference in feel from rhd to lhd.

ive ran lhd for years now since i grind on the right.

as for a decent complete LHD wheel,

CULT match
hub is the same as a primo mix, ive rode a mix for about 2 years until i got my ratchet. solid hub

Antigram complete
anitgram laced to hazard lite. cant go wrong.

Shadow Stun
raptor to stun.

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8/5/2013 9:07 PM

TheBrandonFranke wrote:

LHD does feel a little funny imo. Like it feels like your cranks are a tiny bit bent at first even though it should feel the same.

This. Since ALL bikes in the world are RHD, LHD would have to done yourself and it'd feel weird at first unless you've rode LHD all your life which I doubt.

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8/5/2013 9:12 PM
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TheBrandonFranke wrote:

LHD does feel a little funny imo. Like it feels like your cranks are a tiny bit bent at first even though it should feel the same.

isnowyaznV2 wrote:

This. Since ALL bikes in the world are RHD, LHD would have to done yourself and it'd feel weird at first unless you've rode LHD all your life which I doubt.

lmfao. you stole sickdudes wallride pic as your profile pic. hilarious

Edit: why did you change it?

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8/5/2013 9:31 PM

Wtf LHD doesn't feel any different to RHD idk what these ppl are talking about.

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8/5/2013 9:33 PM

brianoob wrote:

Wtf LHD doesn't feel any different to RHD idk what these ppl are talking about.

THANK YOU!

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8/5/2013 9:46 PM

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No idea what state of mind I was in when I posted that lmao.
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8/5/2013 10:05 PM

Crack heads thinking LHD Feels different. Spend more money on the wheel before cranks is what i suggest sir!

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8/5/2013 10:06 PM

tomdon wrote:

lmfao. you stole sickdudes wallride pic as your profile pic. hilarious

Edit: why did you change it?

It was confusing as hell and I couldn't tell if posts were mine or his.

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8/5/2013 10:52 PM

A sprocket guard is a quick fix. The high end we the peoples are bi-rectional.

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