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Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Trent on November 27, 2011, 06:25:07 PM
A general help thread for questions/concerns that you don't feel warrant their own thread.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Rusty on November 28, 2011, 11:32:11 AM
I wanna trim my front axle down since I'm using an older wheel for the time being. Never trimmed axles, is it just a matter of hacking the excess off and filing down the ends?
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Kel on November 28, 2011, 11:35:55 AM
Quote from: Rusty;3501577
I wanna trim my front axle down since I'm using an older wheel for the time being. Never trimmed axles, is it just a matter of hacking the excess off and filing down the ends?


Yup, go for it. Just make sure you compensate for how much space a peg will take up on there if you're running one. I've trimmed axles too short years ago and it's a downer.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: hugh. on November 28, 2011, 11:38:03 AM
Quote from: Rusty;3501577
I wanna trim my front axle down since I'm using an older wheel for the time being. Never trimmed axles, is it just a matter of hacking the excess off and filing down the ends?


Pretty much. Before you file it down , unscrew and screw back on the nut a few times so you keep the threads clear.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: hugh. on November 28, 2011, 11:45:43 AM
Where would I get a hat washer so that my Odyssey sprocket will fit properly on my Fly V3s? Should the sprockets come with a washer like that?
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Sasha on November 28, 2011, 12:05:25 PM
^ It should have come with one, 15/16ths to 22mm tophat washer. Bikeshop should just give you one if they have any.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: hugh. on November 28, 2011, 12:10:23 PM
Quote from: Fed_Tom;3501594
^ It should have come with one, 15/16ths to 22mm tophat washer. Bikeshop should just give you one if they have any.

Nope. Only came with a 19mm adapter. I'll draw one up on solidworks and cnc it In school tommorow. Thanks dude.
Title: Overhauling my wheels
Post by: Rusty on November 30, 2011, 10:55:55 AM
So both my wheels are getting pretty trashed and I have a few questions. I saw some close out spokes on Odyssey's store so I was thinking about picking them up. How do I cut them to length? Also I don't want to pay a bike shop to rebuild my wheels so is it a bad idea to take one back spoke out at a time and replace it with a new one? Then true it at the end?

My second question, I know some people had some problems with vandero 2's getting wobbely and having shit bearings. Is it worth it to replace the bearings and cones and just rebuild that wheel too?

Thanks guys!
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: RidingBMX on November 30, 2011, 12:43:03 PM
Is your vandero2 messed up already?  If not, just leave it, mine is still going strong.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: -MEAT- on November 30, 2011, 01:12:08 PM
Quote from: Rusty;3502388
How do I cut them to length?


A dremel with a thin cutting disk will cut through threads without damaging them or leaving any ragged edges, like sawing or snipping them would. You may need to tap the threads longer too.... in which case its probably worth just buying the correct length spokes in the first place. One spoke at a time should work too.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Rusty on November 30, 2011, 01:23:18 PM
Quote from: RidingBMX;3502409
Is your vandero2 messed up already?  If not, just leave it, mine is still going strong.

Yeah mines fucked..


Quote from: -MEAT-;3502425
A dremel with a thin cutting disk will cut through threads without damaging them or leaving any ragged edges, like sawing or snipping them would. You may need to tap the threads longer too.... in which case its probably worth just buying the correct length spokes in the first place. One spoke at a time should work too.


OK good to know. There odyssey spokes and my wheels are odyssey so I feel like they will fit. When I buy spokes do they come with nips? In the picture there were nips on the spokes.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: hugh. on November 30, 2011, 01:30:00 PM
One spoke at a time is gonna be tedious as hell.
Couldn't you use the old nipples?
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Rusty on November 30, 2011, 01:31:54 PM
There pretty old and rounded.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Kinchy on November 30, 2011, 02:10:43 PM
If you do one spoke at a time its gonna get egged I reckon.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: RidingBMX on November 30, 2011, 02:13:20 PM
Yeah, just build it up fresh.  Got to learn sometime.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Rusty on November 30, 2011, 02:26:41 PM
Quote from: Kinchy;3502451
If you do one spoke at a time its gonna get egged I reckon.


what if I do it in a criss cross pattern? Like one then accrpss the wheel?
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Kinchy on November 30, 2011, 02:36:54 PM
I don't think you would be able to guarantee even tension in the same way you would on a proper wheel build. To be fair, I could be completely wrong, but it just seems like a bodge when you could spend an extra 20 mins doing it properly
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Trail-Boss on November 30, 2011, 02:37:05 PM
Buy the right sized spokes and then make a trip down here and I can help you out with it.

Are you allowed to make big boy decisions yet?

Edit:

It wont get egged if you do it correctly...
Loosen ALL spokes, then replace as you go working from the valve stem around. I've done it before and IMO its really not that difficult, but its IS a pain in the arse.

Much easier and beneficial to take them all out and replace... starting from scratch is easier than trying to problem solve each little step...
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Rusty on November 30, 2011, 02:46:50 PM
Hahaha I get my license in a few months so well see. But thanks Ethan I'm confident and the way you described it is how I was honna go about it.

BTW-great thread!
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Trail-Boss on November 30, 2011, 02:54:21 PM
You could always wait to drive mommy's car down to orange county and I can make it perfect =D

Quick Question...
I need a good chrome rim other than g-sport/odyssey... if there aren't any I'll go back to 7kas 90 bucks a rim is just a lot to me, and the chrome is pitting on my Primo VS's...
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Topsey on November 30, 2011, 02:57:23 PM
Ive been told the chrome on Cinema rims is pretty good.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Brendan O. on November 30, 2011, 03:10:13 PM
Do 48h lhd hubs even still exist? (LINKS PLEASE!)
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: RidingBMX on November 30, 2011, 03:33:04 PM
Here is one I saw, didn't look hard at all so I am sure there are others out there as well.

http://www.empirebmx.com/store/comersus_viewItem.asp?idProduct=6278 (http://www.empirebmx.com/store/comersus_viewItem.asp?idProduct=6278)
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: hugh. on November 30, 2011, 03:53:02 PM
Quote from: Brendan O.;3502485
Do 48h lhd hubs even still exist? (LINKS PLEASE!)


Ratchet hub?
Odyssey had a few v3 cassettes on their shop as closeouts
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: CMB on November 30, 2011, 10:32:02 PM
Been thinking of getting the S4 stem. Anyone have any input on how they ride/hold up?
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Rusty on November 30, 2011, 10:38:29 PM
A lot cracked from what I've heard.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: CMB on November 30, 2011, 10:44:16 PM
Damn! Really? They look pretty beefy.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Pat on November 30, 2011, 10:45:36 PM
wanna buy mine
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: CMB on November 30, 2011, 10:51:07 PM
pictures? how much?
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Rusty on December 01, 2011, 09:41:00 AM
Quote from: CMB;3502646
Damn! Really? They look pretty beefy.


Yeah but I'm sure they know this so there warranty program is probably good on it. I would look into a Brian Foster stem!
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Sasha on December 01, 2011, 11:19:16 AM
2 friends have broke the s4 stem in much the same fashion. Weird.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Louis on December 01, 2011, 12:08:03 PM
scary?
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Trail-Boss on December 01, 2011, 12:08:30 PM
Quote from: Topsey;3502477
Ive been told the chrome on Cinema rims is pretty good.


HAH... I wish I still had rep power!
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: hugh. on December 01, 2011, 03:42:45 PM
What's the spacing on a downhill mtb frame? 135mm or 150mm?
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Ruben José on December 01, 2011, 03:50:13 PM
which bolts are used on primo aneyerlator stem?
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Sasha on December 01, 2011, 03:57:55 PM
^m8.

(http://cache1.bigcartel.com/product_images/2790567/300.JPG)
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Kinchy on December 01, 2011, 04:09:26 PM
Quote from: hugh.;3502915
What's the spacing on a downhill mtb frame? 135mm or 150mm?


Could be either. And it could be 10 or 12mm.

What frame?
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: hugh. on December 01, 2011, 04:56:03 PM
Quote from: Kinchy;3502922
Could be either. And it could be 10 or 12mm.

What frame?


Ahh thanks. I was just wondering . Really tempted to build one up haha
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: blueee on December 01, 2011, 04:58:00 PM
upsweep and backsweep of eastern ti bars?
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Rusty on December 02, 2011, 12:40:26 AM
Quote from: bluemeate;3502937
upsweep and backsweep of eastern ti bars?


http://www.vitalbmx.com/product/guide/Handlebars,9/Eastern-Bikes/Ti-Bars,315

11 backsweep?
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: -MEAT- on December 03, 2011, 10:11:16 AM
Lightest pedals, that aren't plastic?

Do magnesium bodies fall to bits?
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Sammm on December 03, 2011, 10:54:29 AM
^would have thought some of those super thin dh ones (various brands seem to do them, not that I can name a single one) would be amongst the lightest.

those primo (or other) drive side guards. they any use or do they just bend in? snapped my chain on a feebs today for the first time in what seems like forever, but might get a guard just to be extra safe in the future.
also ive got a 10t ratchet, will it fit? dans says it fits 9t or less, empire says 10t. im inclined to trust empire more than dans but still want to check.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Rusty on December 03, 2011, 01:09:25 PM
Who knows where to get cone washers for Vandero hubs?
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: GUMP_ on December 03, 2011, 09:02:27 PM
Primo said that it will only fit 9t. I had the coalition on my profile hub and it was rubbish. I've started running a blue bird chain and find them to be fairly strong. Running 4 pegs learning oppo on my drive side
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: paranoidmexican on December 03, 2011, 11:06:51 PM
what size spokes do I need to lace a v2 odyssey cassette to a 7ka rim? i really want to re-lace my wheel and do a overhaul on my hub.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Austin Tasseltine on December 03, 2011, 11:24:58 PM
Quote from: Sammm;3503503
^would have thought some of those super thin dh ones (various brands seem to do them, not that I can name a single one) would be amongst the lightest.

those primo (or other) drive side guards. they any use or do they just bend in? snapped my chain on a feebs today for the first time in what seems like forever, but might get a guard just to be extra safe in the future.
also ive got a 10t ratchet, will it fit? dans says it fits 9t or less, empire says 10t. im inclined to trust empire more than dans but still want to check.

i ran one of the primo metal guards over my 9t coaster, but even then had to put an extra spacer under the guard so it would clear my collapse chain. i think youd be very lucky if it would clear a 10 ratchet.
as for the quality of the guard, theyre ok. not great but should be good enough on opposites. my mate had a rhd wheel for a bit and ran the guard on that, his regular grind side, and its now a bit bent and distorted after like 3-4 months.
it was great when i ran it on my coaster, opposite feebles never felt so smooth
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Sasha on December 04, 2011, 05:19:09 AM
Quote from: paranoidmexican;3503654
what size spokes do I need to lace a v2 odyssey cassette to a 7ka rim? i really want to re-lace my wheel and do a overhaul on my hub.


36, 3x? 184mm.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Sammm on December 04, 2011, 06:16:57 AM
Quote from: Abe Frauman;3503656
i ran one of the primo metal guards over my 9t coaster, but even then had to put an extra spacer under the guard so it would clear my collapse chain. i think youd be very lucky if it would clear a 10 ratchet.
as for the quality of the guard, theyre ok. not great but should be good enough on opposites. my mate had a rhd wheel for a bit and ran the guard on that, his regular grind side, and its now a bit bent and distorted after like 3-4 months.
it was great when i ran it on my coaster, opposite feebles never felt so smooth


think i'll give it a miss then. should probably just learn to grind without hitting my chain instead
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: a.k. on December 04, 2011, 06:32:41 AM
Anyone know for sure the spoke length for a Chris King to a Ribcage 3x? I'm guessing 184 and 186?
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Sasha on December 04, 2011, 07:03:21 AM
I'd second that guess.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Anything Else on December 04, 2011, 07:33:22 AM
Quote from: Abe Frauman;3503656
i ran one of the primo metal guards over my 9t coaster, but even then had to put an extra spacer under the guard so it would clear my collapse chain. i think youd be very lucky if it would clear a 10 ratchet.
as for the quality of the guard, theyre ok. not great but should be good enough on opposites.

I've heard similar to this. Theres also the plastic version. It's not the kind of thing I would put on my bike. I reckon it would suck for wheel clamping, but be a lot better for your chain. I can't imagine plastic would really rip apart your chain links (and the chain won't be moving during a grind when the guard is pushed into it), whereas if metal bends into the chain it would just fuck shit up.

The biggest problem with drive side guards is that they aren't rotatable I guess.

Glands are the best all round, except for the driver...
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: hugh. on December 06, 2011, 04:38:24 PM
Do they still make Ratchets in 48h or will I have to go used?

And not bike related bit what would happen if Ponochio said 'my nose will grow'. ?
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Sasha on December 06, 2011, 04:55:20 PM
Dunno where Irish people order from but source have black 48h ratchets in.

http://www.sourcebmx.com/product/wheels-etc/bmx-hubs/rear-hubs/g-sport-ratchet-cassette-hub/3473.shtml

Don't ask me why I know that.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: hugh. on December 06, 2011, 06:09:33 PM
Awesome. I need to spread more rep before repping you again .
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: YoungMilli on December 06, 2011, 06:19:48 PM
I'm getting chrome forks in the mail and I want them black... Can I just lightly sand the surface and paint over them? Will that be enough for the paint to adhere?

Thnxz
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Julian. on December 07, 2011, 05:47:46 AM
How do Almond shoes fit size wise? Comparable to vans?
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Allatt on December 07, 2011, 07:09:00 AM
Quote from: Fed_Tom;3503762
I'd second that guess.


184 or 186 is your answer to every spoke size question ha
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Sasha on December 07, 2011, 07:10:51 AM
36h 3x small flange = 186mm 69% of the time, slightly higher flange 184mm the other 69% of the time.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: blockhead on December 11, 2011, 03:42:07 PM
Quote from: -MEAT-;3503487
Lightest pedals, that aren't plastic?

Do magnesium bodies fall to bits?


No idea about what are the lightest but mag pedals get fucked pretty quick if you like grinding on them. I had the Primo ones, not tenderizers, the one's where the axle didn't go to the end of the body.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: hugh. on December 11, 2011, 03:44:19 PM
Quote from: YoungMilli;3504841
I'm getting chrome forks in the mail and I want them black... Can I just lightly sand the surface and paint over them? Will that be enough for the paint to adhere?

Thnxz


You could try powdercoat them.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: hugh. on December 12, 2011, 01:47:28 PM
With the Standard Overload stem, how much do I need to cut the forks down for it to run flush and would a regular stem still work safely with the fork cut down so much?
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Trail-Boss on December 12, 2011, 02:53:19 PM
Quote from: hugh.;3506991
With the Standard Overload stem, how much do I need to cut the forks down for it to run flush and would a regular stem still work safely with the fork cut down so much?


Depends on the headtube length and the forks steerer tube length, you will have to cut more/less depending on the pair. I would suggest measuring your current steerer tube length with you dust cover off and see how much is there... then PM milhous and see if he can measure his for you.
If he still has it... (http://www.bikeguide.org/forums/showthread.php?t=203919)

As long as the steerertube is at-least 3/4 of the way through the stem you're golden.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Rear Brigadier on December 12, 2011, 03:02:24 PM
Quote from: YoungMilli;3504841
I'm getting chrome forks in the mail and I want them black... Can I just lightly sand the surface and paint over them? Will that be enough for the paint to adhere?

Thnxz


What forks? Maybe I trade you my Morning 2.1's?
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: paranoidmexican on December 14, 2011, 10:23:29 PM
greatest brake pad for a chrome rim EVER? i had the green hombre pads and they worked good for 2 months then went to shit and won't grab my rim.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: nightmare on December 14, 2011, 10:26:54 PM
Quote from: paranoidmexican;3508126
greatest brake pad for a chrome rim EVER? i had the green hombre pads and they worked good for 2 months then went to shit and won't grab my rim.


koolstop eagle 2 in salmon color best pad ever for chrome rim
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: paranoidmexican on December 14, 2011, 10:33:06 PM
Quote from: nightmare;3508128
koolstop eagle 2 in salmon color best pad ever for chrome rim


black/salmon compound is the closest unless "natural" is salmon. gonna order a set, thanks!
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: nightmare on December 14, 2011, 10:37:29 PM
Quote from: paranoidmexican;3508130
black/salmon compound is the closest unless "natural" is salmon. gonna order a set, thanks!


yea natural is the salmon
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Sacrebleu on December 17, 2011, 03:45:52 PM
Salmon is also best on a Black rim, excellent braking without the awful sqwark of clear pads.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: blueee on December 20, 2011, 02:31:49 AM
what bolt and nut size works on a colony hellstalion integrated seatpost?
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: blueee on December 22, 2011, 09:27:44 PM
whats considered average BB height?
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Austin Tasseltine on December 22, 2011, 09:38:32 PM
Quote from: Chubby Chaser;3503768
I've heard similar to this. Theres also the plastic version. It's not the kind of thing I would put on my bike. I reckon it would suck for wheel clamping, but be a lot better for your chain. I can't imagine plastic would really rip apart your chain links (and the chain won't be moving during a grind when the guard is pushed into it), whereas if metal bends into the chain it would just fuck shit up.

The biggest problem with drive side guards is that they aren't rotatable I guess.

Glands are the best all round, except for the driver...


i got mine cheap else i wouldnt have bothered. because the guard is aluminium, the chain wore grooves into the inside of the guard. mine is flattened off on the side which is down when running it on the right, but i reckon i could cut a bit off and it would still work good on the left.
its not the ultimate solution to a drive side hubguard, but it will do the job for a few months
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Sasha on December 23, 2011, 06:33:56 AM
Quote from: bluemeate;3510992
whats considered average BB height?


11.625 is in the middle-ish?
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Louis on December 23, 2011, 03:10:07 PM
ya

I think mines like 11.53" which is low end... tech/manual stability

Sunday wave are like ~11.75? can make hop 3's better imo, snappier/taller feeling

also, im going to try a 11.6 or .7 next likely
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: blueee on December 23, 2011, 11:28:21 PM
how much does a tube weigh?
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: nwcstn on December 24, 2011, 02:57:41 PM
Quote from: bluemeate;3511329
how much does a tube weigh?

69 ounces

How thick is it? a 1mm thick danscomp tube weighs 4.7 ounces.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: blueee on January 10, 2012, 07:48:11 PM
hey, rmemeber when some guy went and individually weighed every part of his ratchet hub... anyone got a link to that?
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Trent on January 10, 2012, 07:58:49 PM
Help me, I must be retarded.
I seem to have lost my pedal wrench so I'm trying to take off the pedals with a ratchet with allen key attachment from the inside.

For the left pedal, the ratchet should be set at loosening clockwise or counter, and vice-versa.

These pedals are either on there way too tight or I've gone mental.  Reassure me.

Edit: I'm certain I'm doing this properly, Orbs must be the even stronger than I presumed.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Trail-Boss on January 10, 2012, 08:35:23 PM
While the bike is upright...

Spin the wrench towards the front of the bike and you are TIGHTENING
Spin the wrench towards the back of the bike and you are LOOSENING


If its too tight with an allen key grab a small piece of pipe and slide it over the allen key for more leverage... Same can be done with a closed end wrench or the hole in the back of a ratchet or breaker bar.

Other wise hit it with hammers.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Trent on January 10, 2012, 08:59:20 PM
Yeah turns out I'm not retarded, but still a pussy.
Looks like I'm gonna have to take it to the shop because I only have a mini-ratchet and nothing really for leverage.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Sasha on January 11, 2012, 04:58:31 AM
Crank arm pointing towards front of bike, slightly up from horizontal. Ratchet pointing towards back of bike. Make sure it's in ok then jump on it. As long as your chain doesn't have holes in it you'll be fine.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: GUMP_ on January 11, 2012, 05:19:07 AM
Any one know the max chain stay length on a fbm howler?  I've been thinking on swapping from my subrosa to the fbm and I've misplaced my chain breaker again
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: f1tbiker6 on January 11, 2012, 11:32:28 AM
I've got a set of odyssey forks but i dont know what they are. They say odyssey on the dropouts, and other then that the letters CD are engraved into the steerer tube. My guess is classic dirts (CD) but they have 3/8ths drop outs... anyone know?
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Topsey on January 11, 2012, 11:36:50 AM
My guess would also be classic dirts, they did do them in 3/8ths aswell as 14mm.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: f1tbiker6 on January 11, 2012, 11:39:03 AM
Quote from: Topsey;3517281
My guess would also be classic dirts, they did do them in 3/8ths aswell as 14mm.


alright thanks, thought they only sold them in 14mm.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Trent on January 11, 2012, 12:53:54 PM
Two seconds with the proper tool at the shop today and I loosened them no problem.
I need to find my goddamn pedal wrench.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Topsey on January 12, 2012, 12:42:34 PM
Anyone know if/when there will be 170mm Thunderbolts?
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Trent on January 14, 2012, 09:49:12 PM
I've got a gold mankind headset that I would like to strip.
I made the assumption it was annodized aluminum but after soaking it in Easy-Off with no change to it, I googled it and found it it's some sort of alloy, unsure of what metals though.
Does anybody know what it would likely be made of and what to use to strip it?
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Sasha on January 16, 2012, 08:44:35 AM
Dilute caustic soda crystals should get it off. Dunno who this is, but like this (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gTbE316-Dow). Rinse it pretty good after.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Trent on January 16, 2012, 12:43:16 PM
Quote from: Fed_Tom;3519010
Dilute caustic soda crystals should get it off. Dunno who this is, but like this (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gTbE316-Dow). Rinse it pretty good after.


Yeah I came across that video but have had a hard time finding caustic soda/lye/sodium-hydroxide from any stores in Canada.  I managed to find one spot but it's a huge amount of it for $20.  The search continues.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Sasha on January 16, 2012, 12:48:26 PM
It's drain/sink unblocker, should be in any supermarket. I got a tub to do pretty much and entire bikes worth of parts for £2.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Trent on January 17, 2012, 12:13:54 AM
Ah ok, I was under the impression it had to be 100% sodium hydroxide, but if it's going to be diluted anyway I guess I don't need that.  AH DOY
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: CHROME_RIMS_YO on January 25, 2012, 12:56:09 AM
does anyone know of any existing hub guards on the market that will work with my 3/8" front suzue hub? i know it's a longshot since it's an old hub. i was considering something like the primo n4fl hub guard or the fly front hub guard since they're both cromo but i'm unsure if either would even be compatible. right now with the existing cone nut & lock nut hardware i have about 2mm space between the lock nut and fork dropout on each side. it would be cool if i could just run dual press on guards that eliminate the old hardware entirely.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: macandcheese on January 26, 2012, 02:08:40 PM
what is the best way to dent a frame from the seat/chainstays for shorter back ends and stuff? My friend has an old Mongoose Shield that is pretty awesome exept when he runs the wheel fully slammed it hits the seatstay bridge and seatstays. thing has like 14.5 chainstays...
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Professor Horatio Hufnagel on January 26, 2012, 02:09:58 PM
Is a single half link an option?
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Kinchy on January 26, 2012, 02:51:47 PM
Quote from: CHROME_RIMS_YO;3522082
does anyone know of any existing hub guards on the market that will work with my 3/8" front suzue hub? i know it's a longshot since it's an old hub. i was considering something like the primo n4fl hub guard or the fly front hub guard since they're both cromo but i'm unsure if either would even be compatible. right now with the existing cone nut & lock nut hardware i have about 2mm space between the lock nut and fork dropout on each side. it would be cool if i could just run dual press on guards that eliminate the old hardware entirely.


If it's the same Suzue hub I had, are you sure you want to be running pegs on it? I snapped the flange on mine landing flat off a hip at the trails, not sure how it would take to peg abuse. Although to be fair I ran it for ages after that.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: macandcheese on January 26, 2012, 03:36:46 PM
Quote from: weedbix;3522613
Is a single half link an option?


the weird thing is that the stays easily have 2.25 tire clearance and i think you could fit a 36t on there, but if you try to slam it, the tire rubs the seatstay bridge. actually, you dont even need to slam it, it still rubs when it is not pulled out all the way. i guess it was made for skinny tires or something...but why the big clearance then, i dont know. is it safe to just remove the bridge?  if it matters, it has a wishbone at the chainstays...
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: CMB on January 26, 2012, 09:11:37 PM
Will the Primo DSG fit around a 10t driver?
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: GUMP_ on January 26, 2012, 09:16:15 PM
pretty sure empire says it clears
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: CHROME_RIMS_YO on January 26, 2012, 11:42:34 PM
Quote from: Kinchy;3522624
If it's the same Suzue hub I had, are you sure you want to be running pegs on it? I snapped the flange on mine landing flat off a hip at the trails, not sure how it would take to peg abuse. Although to be fair I ran it for ages after that.


it's low flange 36h and it's held up to a lot of double peg grinds and toothpick bonks this past year. i've also had friends run the same hubs for years only ever replacing the bearings and upgrading to standard or kink hardened axles. maybe high flange hubs get the flanges gnarled quicker than low flange hubs. i remember my old 48h 3/8" hoffman gack front hub flange got bent in by 1/4" on a grind gone slightly wrong. i've had a few double pegs end up hitting the spokes on this wheel, but the hub flange is still perfect.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: master on January 27, 2012, 12:33:28 AM
Quote from: CHROME_RIMS_YO;3522082
does anyone know of any existing hub guards on the market that will work with my 3/8" front suzue hub? i know it's a longshot since it's an old hub. i was considering something like the primo n4fl hub guard or the fly front hub guard since they're both cromo but i'm unsure if either would even be compatible. right now with the existing cone nut & lock nut hardware i have about 2mm space between the lock nut and fork dropout on each side. it would be cool if i could just run dual press on guards that eliminate the old hardware entirely.


What about thread on guards like the older Shadow Raptor guard?
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: ssteinbr on January 30, 2012, 10:14:26 PM
Does anyone want to trade brand new "new style" profile elite pawls for the original three tooth elite pawls?
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: joshfitforbatle on January 30, 2012, 10:22:22 PM
You would probably have better luck in the buy/sell forum.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: ssteinbr on February 05, 2012, 06:56:53 PM
Quote from: joshfitforbatle;3523934
You would probably have better luck in the buy/sell forum.


Thanks.  I was able to get 11 of the old style pawls.  So I have 12 new and 11 old.  I am only using 6 old and 6 new.  If anyone is interested in the extra pawls pm me.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: GUMP_ on February 07, 2012, 08:23:14 AM
anyone know the spec for a first wave? tried searching and couldnt come up with anything
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Ruben José on February 07, 2012, 03:36:22 PM
ST 13.75"
HT 74.5
BB 11.75"
Standover 8.5"
ST angle: 71 degrees
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: blueee on February 09, 2012, 12:45:29 PM
any idea on the weight of a pantera v2?
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Trail-Boss on February 09, 2012, 12:51:53 PM
5.5lbs.

It looks like it was cut and paste from the fly website in 2008.

http://www.vitalbmx.com/forums/BMX-Stuff-For-Sale,17/Fly-Pantera-2-Frame-for-sale,104035 (http://www.vitalbmx.com/forums/BMX-Stuff-For-Sale,17/Fly-Pantera-2-Frame-for-sale,104035)
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Ruben José on February 13, 2012, 08:09:12 AM
anyone knows the geometry of a fbm pw moto?
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Prof. Clenchington on February 13, 2012, 08:40:04 AM
Are there any sweet chrome frames out there? (recent)

I only know of the Fit Wifi and a Cult frame.

Are there any advantages/differences riding a 74.5 degree head tube vs a 75.5?
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: -MEAT- on February 13, 2012, 09:15:42 AM
Quote from: Marrokino;3528345
anyone knows the geometry of a fbm pw moto?


Headset: Internal
Bottom bracket: Mid or Euro
Top tube length: 20.75", and 21"
Chainstay length: 13-3/4" to 14-3/4"
Head tube angle: 74.5 degrees
Seat tube angle: 71 degrees
Materials: 4130 chromoly
Brake mount location: seatstays
Other features: Split guide and stop on top tube
Weight: 5.4 pounds (20.75tt)
Colors: Transparent Black, Sour Apple Green

Off google. I think the bb is quite low by todays standards, about 11.25 or something? Its a nice frame, im still riding one.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Julian. on February 13, 2012, 05:10:02 PM
How does the black anodizing on fly rims hold up to brakes?
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: BilboBaggins on February 13, 2012, 05:48:26 PM
Quote from: Prof. Clenchington;3528351
Are there any sweet chrome frames out there? (recent)

I only know of the Fit Wifi and a Cult frame.

Are there any advantages/differences riding a 74.5 degree head tube vs a 75.5?


i think federal has one, the impala? maybe.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: BilboBaggins on February 14, 2012, 12:50:54 AM
Does anybody remember those custom bars that somebody posted that had gussets on the crossbar? I can't seem to find a picture of them.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: blueee on February 14, 2012, 11:27:16 AM
what is this called? unvert??
(http://cdn1.static.mporatrons.com/photo/7IC1jDouo4_m.jpg)
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Meursault on February 14, 2012, 11:37:50 AM
unvert, or downside invert.  If the legs were straight it would be an unlookback, so you're reasoning is correct.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Professor Horatio Hufnagel on February 14, 2012, 05:54:33 PM
I wouldn't worry about it too much, Joe Rich has done a lot of unlookbacks with his front leg bent at the knee, and he's The Ultimate Male
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: hugh. on February 15, 2012, 04:55:52 AM
What whipperman chains will work with a 9t ratchet?
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: GUMP_ on February 15, 2012, 05:21:13 AM
the basic model does but its rubbish, (Wippermann Whitestar 108 chain)

not sure about the Wippermann Connex 1R8 chain

the large motorbike chain version does not work with a 10 tooth ratchet not enough clearance (Wipperman IG8)
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: BilboBaggins on February 17, 2012, 10:44:18 PM
Do profile axles use helicoils? i have owned 2 sets of mini's and it did not look like they did.A kid on another forum is saying that they do which makes me confused. So do they?
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: seijos on March 02, 2012, 02:56:55 AM
Well, I don't think so. The axle must be threaded.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: BilboBaggins on March 02, 2012, 03:18:10 PM
Yeah I don't think they use helicoils.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: BilboBaggins on March 03, 2012, 12:07:05 AM
what hubguard is this? it's on a 26" though.
(http://a3.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/199875_1668905637602_1086153798_1375556_5932798_n.jpg)
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: GUMP_ on March 14, 2012, 11:07:21 PM
where all RNC sprocket Ti?
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Brendan O. on March 18, 2012, 03:32:02 PM
Roadie question:

About 'Problem solvers' (axle nuts). What is with the different sizes? 9 / 10 mm? Then on various websites nuts some are called rear and some are called front?

I got some 10mm x 1mm (what does the 1 mm even stand for?) nuts and they don't fit on either my front axle (goes completely over it) and on the rear (does thread on, but wiggles way too much, too much space, would probably shear thread of if I tighten it...)

Any ideas? Can't find any real info on this anywhere.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Sasha on March 18, 2012, 04:16:32 PM
There are 9 and 10mm axles. The 1mm is the thread pitch I think.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Sammm on March 18, 2012, 05:01:40 PM
Quote from: barcodebilly;3534943
what hubguard is this? it's on a 26" though.
(http://image)

google reverse image search says
http://bpfbg.blogspot.co.uk/2011/03/fbm-hub-guard.html
and google translate says
"The following are the amps custom hub file corresponds to the profile, racing FIXED / FIXED the REAR HUB
Hub file are you doing? Simple hub wire is the card dry protection
Another effect is the card thing, whether it is dry sub-or cement wood down
Both the intersection rocket launcher slide the hub file instantly have a rallying point for a more stable glide support force,
General hub file both a lock rotation of the frame level of dropouts and the hub the center of the wheel hub file does not move,
Another class Gsport hub hub file file with plastic band the bundled wire, followed by the Wheels Turn. Good or bad a matter of opinion!
Reference to the friends love the card dry!"

no idea what guard it is, but i want to do a rocket launcher slide now.
Title: Profile driver
Post by: Rusty on March 21, 2012, 09:07:06 AM
So my driver is pretty worn out. Bearings are fine just the teeth are worn and the pawls and springs are super worn out and basically fell out when I took my hub apart. The engagment is all sloppy and not as a Profile should be so my question is should I replace the whole driver or just get new pawls and springs, and does anyone know where I can buy a complete driver with bearings and pawls/springs?

Thanks!
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Sasha on March 21, 2012, 09:16:04 AM
Get the Primo pawl&springs set, it's about £40 cheaper than Profile ones. If that doesn't sort it get a new driver, you'd have to buy the pawls and springs anyway.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: hugh. on March 21, 2012, 11:24:10 AM
What style brake mounts do Magura HS33s use? Is there an adaptor for cantilever mounts?
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Sammm on March 21, 2012, 01:11:26 PM
they fit on canti/v brake mounts.

I've seen one ran on a bmx before, so I'm guessing there's some kind of adaptor that goes from 990 > canti mounts

edit: had a quick google and can't seem to find any adaptors. even if you got one made it'd probably flex a fair bit. why do you want to run a hs33 anyway?
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Professor Horatio Hufnagel on March 21, 2012, 09:27:30 PM
Eggit run some upside down on 990 mounts, said they were awesome but the lever sucked
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Rusty on March 21, 2012, 10:41:05 PM
Quote from: Fed_Tom;3540967
Get the Primo pawl&springs set, it's about £40 cheaper than Profile ones. If that doesn't sort it get a new driver, you'd have to buy the pawls and springs anyway.


Do they use the same drivers?
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Sasha on March 22, 2012, 03:20:25 AM
Nope, but they use the same(ish) pawls and springs. The Primo ones seem to last longer.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Rusty on March 23, 2012, 09:32:21 PM
Anyone know the site of those super nice wooden bike racks?
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: YoungMilli on March 25, 2012, 10:08:48 PM
My seat system is making all sorts of noises when I sit down n peddle. It's a fly post to a senior 2. Everything's tight but it makes the grossest noises! I'm haven't had a railed post since like before pivotal seats came out n I never remembered having this issue so I'm thinking it's the fly post. I love the looks of the fly post but I hate the noise so I came here...

Anyone else had weird problems like this with a fly post and/or senior 2 seat.

Thnxz :)
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Rusty on March 25, 2012, 10:13:08 PM
Put some oil or greese in the grooves?
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Sasha on March 26, 2012, 05:41:11 AM
My Fly post doesn't make a noise. It does come loose randomly though, maybe check that. I imagine it shouldn't make noise if it can't move.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: YoungMilli on March 26, 2012, 03:56:17 PM
I just double checked everything n the post is sturdy n all is well with it. The rails on my seat are kinda loose. I can jiggle the saddle and I'm betting that's the problem. I tightened the little bolts down n it's still wobbly. New seat time :(
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: hugh. on March 26, 2012, 05:07:13 PM
Quote from: Rusty;3541941
Anyone know the site of those super nice wooden bike racks?


The dude on here had a Velo Orange rack but he made the wooden slats himself.
Copenhagen parts have one like that but its welded to the bars.

If this is for your Beach cruiser check out fastboyfenders. They have some good deals on lately.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Kinchy on March 26, 2012, 05:16:35 PM
Pauls Comp. also make nice ones
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: nwcstn on March 29, 2012, 12:23:48 PM
The bearing size for a 9 tooth odyssey driver is 6902 right?
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: skateparkrider on March 29, 2012, 01:17:12 PM
9 t odyssey drivers use needle bearings and not cartridge bearings.  If it doesn't say Odyssey on the driver, it is probably another brand's driver that fits an ODY hub.  

It should say the bearing number on the seal, if that helps.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Rusty on March 30, 2012, 09:19:53 PM
If I get one of those rhd/lhd profile drivers I can use it in my rhd hubshell as LHD?
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: GUMP_ on March 30, 2012, 10:36:05 PM
no cant swap the drive side of profile shells due to the angle of the teeth that the pawls in the shell.

or so i was told when i wanted to do that with my mini
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: attactrl on March 30, 2012, 11:17:41 PM
Correct GUMP. The driver works for both LHD and RHD hubshells. It does not change your hubshell from RHD to LHD.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: GUMP_ on March 31, 2012, 05:22:03 AM
awesome, my sentence structure was shite but i was right, still should avoid forums when im not sober
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Rusty on March 31, 2012, 10:35:18 AM
Damn well I hope someone makes a good driveside guard for profile.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Topsey on March 31, 2012, 11:00:00 AM
Profile have just released one for their hubs. Sketchphoto has one in his bike check.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: attactrl on March 31, 2012, 05:41:37 PM
Quote from: Topsey;3544498
Profile have just released one for their hubs. Sketchphoto has one in his bike check.


It looks pretty good too. Doesn't look like it will fold up after a couple grinds.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: andrew. on April 02, 2012, 12:51:02 AM
Is the black paint on an OG Sunday flat or satin? Fuck yeah for vanity questions!
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: condrbkr on April 02, 2012, 01:24:48 AM
Quote from: andrew.;3544938
Is the black paint on an OG Sunday flat or satin? Fuck yeah for vanity questions!


I believe gloss actually. Sunday didn't offer black in their line up until the Vinnie colorway came out.

(http://digbmx.mpora.com/wp-content/uploads/archive/bloggers/vinnieFrame4.jpg)
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: haaasselt on April 02, 2012, 05:18:59 AM
how normal is it that my drive side cone nut on my profile mini cassette keeps loosening up?
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Topsey on April 03, 2012, 05:17:17 PM
Right, im in the market for some new cranks.

I really dont know whats out there crank wise. Ive only ever run Power/Hollowbites & Profiles so id like something a little different. My only real request is that they are 170mm.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Sasha on April 03, 2012, 05:28:03 PM
The Eclat cranks are supposed to be really good, few friends have them who normally break loads of shit and they're sound. No idea about 170mm though, maybe.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Topsey on April 03, 2012, 05:46:37 PM
My friend has a set of original Eclat cranks, They seem pretty nice. I like the new Onyx ones too actually. Does anyone know if Thunderbolts come in 170mm?
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: YoungMilli on April 05, 2012, 10:06:09 AM
Help me 3 table! I try n put them together but it's not working out at all! I barely get the bike sideways.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: haaasselt on April 16, 2012, 12:34:48 PM
dumb question but if my fork dropouts are bent inwards about halfway and then outwards are they properly fucked?

they are s&m pitchforks xlt-l, first gen of the tapered ones one of the first ones to leave the factory so about 2.5 years old
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: master on April 16, 2012, 01:04:43 PM
Quote from: haaasselt;3549547
dumb question but if my fork dropouts are bent inwards about halfway and then outwards are they properly fucked?

they are s&m pitchforks xlt-l, first gen of the tapered ones one of the first ones to leave the factory so about 2.5 years old


Post a pic.

Or call S&M.

Or both.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: haaasselt on April 16, 2012, 03:13:35 PM
(http://i478.photobucket.com/albums/rr147/ezrabmx/IMG_1513.jpg)(http://i478.photobucket.com/albums/rr147/ezrabmx/IMG_1514.jpg)

it looks worse in real life, pictures are terrible I know
anyone know if I still have warranty? didn't send in the warranty card when I bought them tough...
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Sasha on April 16, 2012, 03:36:26 PM
Does anybody actually send in that card? My frame said I had to send the card within 30 days to get a years warranty. Didn't see the point.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: haaasselt on April 16, 2012, 03:41:18 PM
Quote from: Fed_Tom;3549601
Does anybody actually send in that card? My frame said I had to send the card within 30 days to get a years warranty. Didn't see the point.

I always figured it was really important..then I usually forget to send them in, must have at least 10 of those cards somewhere around here, think they would warrant it? and is it really fucked?
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: KillSeth on April 16, 2012, 03:53:36 PM
I would not keep riding those forks. XLTs make me nervous as is, forget about a set with wonky dropouts.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Topsey on April 16, 2012, 03:54:44 PM
When i got my Kink last year i sent it off & got a little letter back saying they had my back & i got a load of stickers too.

On a side note....

Has anyone heard anything about the Animal Female Javelin Cassette? They showed it at interbike last year & as they have a load of new stuff hitting shops right now, just wondered if the hub will make it too?
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: haaasselt on April 16, 2012, 04:23:26 PM
haven't heard anything about it and sorry for bitching but a mix/profile/rachet would suit anyone way better and are my forks going to fail and break into pieces?
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Vague Blur on April 17, 2012, 01:18:24 AM
Quote from: Topsey;3549609
When i got my Kink last year i sent it off & got a little letter back saying they had my back & i got a load of stickers too.

On a side note....

Has anyone heard anything about the Animal Female Javelin Cassette? They showed it at interbike last year & as they have a load of new stuff hitting shops right now, just wondered if the hub will make it too?


http://animalbikes.com/whips-jared-washington

Probably not
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Topsey on April 17, 2012, 01:08:22 PM
Hmmmm, will probably end up getting another Ratchet then.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Topsey on April 19, 2012, 09:57:20 AM
'nother quick question....

How much rise does the Cult Salvation stem have? Im gunna get Cult Hawk bars & want to run them a little higher than the 8" Looking around 8.25"-ish.

Cheers.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: attactrl on April 19, 2012, 10:38:46 AM
Did some searching, and a few sources say 31.8mm rise on the Cult Salvation stem
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Ruben José on April 25, 2012, 05:07:04 PM
hi guys, i have a odyssey vandero v2 front hub and two front BSD hubguards especific for it , and it had some problems, i wanna change my hub and keep the hub guards. Any another hub fit's on that hub guards?
 
thanks
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Topsey on April 25, 2012, 05:24:50 PM
I dont know of any off the top of my head but i hope this helps. Anything with a 17mm Axle should be good to fit the BSD Guards, you might have to mod them slightly due to the different collar width.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: BurlyAsFack on April 25, 2012, 08:35:06 PM
I'm gettin the old 20 incher out, shes a bit rusty and in need of a new back wheel.
 My question to you guys is whats the best rear wheel setup out there now? I've noticed that theres a bunch of new stuff now that i've never heard of.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: GUMP_ on April 25, 2012, 11:57:58 PM
Ratchet odyssey spokes gsport nipples ribcage
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Sasha on April 26, 2012, 04:23:58 AM
^Sounds terrible.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: skateparkrider on April 26, 2012, 01:07:59 PM
Quote from: Fed_Tom;3552911
^Sounds terrible.


HAHA.  You love you some Ratchet hub.

Been letting the hand fly off in the tables yet?  I let a couple fly last week.  Nothing sweet really happened though.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Sasha on April 26, 2012, 02:15:06 PM
Quote from: skateparkrider;3552981
HAHA.  You love you some Ratchet hub.

Been letting the hand fly off in the tables yet?  I let a couple fly last week.  Nothing sweet really happened though.


(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/392487_10151559712740293_631070292_23638941_1929998507_n.jpg)


Not juuuuust yet. Ha.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: KillSeth on April 26, 2012, 02:20:20 PM
Quote from: GUMP_;3552862
Ratchet odyssey spokes gsport nipples ribcage


This deal is crazy (http://store.odysseybmx.com/wheelkitg-sport48hribcagerimwitha48holeratchethub9tdriverand184mmodysseyspokes.aspx). I almost want to buy it despite my current Odyssey cassette/7KA working just fine and being lighter and not giving me headaches that the Ratchet has a reputation of.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: skateparkrider on April 26, 2012, 03:30:58 PM
Quote from: Fed_Tom;3553008
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/392487_10151559712740293_631070292_23638941_1929998507_n.jpg)


Not juuuuust yet. Ha.


What the shit is up with those lines in the road?  They painters get drunk on the job over there or what?!  haha
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Sasha on April 26, 2012, 03:33:54 PM
They probably just put extra random lines in so they could spend an extra day blocking the road.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: macandcheese on April 26, 2012, 04:01:10 PM
Quote from: KillSeth;3553009
This deal is crazy (http://store.odysseybmx.com/wheelkitg-sport48hribcagerimwitha48holeratchethub9tdriverand184mmodysseyspokes.aspx). I almost want to buy it despite my current Odyssey cassette/7KA working just fine and being lighter and not giving me headaches that the Ratchet has a reputation of.


That is damn crazy!!! Dream wheel for sure haha, but unfortunately I'm not situated in the states, otherwise I'd buy that shit right now!
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: BurlyAsFack on April 26, 2012, 05:06:22 PM
so the ratchets are shit? what is the best cassette running?
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Sasha on April 26, 2012, 05:31:28 PM
I don't think there is a best, they pretty much all suck in different ways.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: BurlyAsFack on April 26, 2012, 05:35:13 PM
Quote from: Fed_Tom;3553064
I don't think there is a best, they pretty much all suck in different ways.


ahh gotcha, i think ill just go with the odsy v3 and a hazard, they been around for awhile
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Topsey on April 26, 2012, 05:41:14 PM
Ignore Tom, get a Ratchet. The engagement isnt the best but its the last hub you'll ever need to buy.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: BurlyAsFack on April 26, 2012, 05:43:09 PM
anything shitty about the v3's ? i found a good deal on those
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: BilboBaggins on April 26, 2012, 08:03:01 PM
Quote from: BurlyAsFack;3553070
anything shitty about the v3's ? i found a good deal on those

Ehh.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: GUMP_ on April 26, 2012, 09:08:33 PM
The v3 didn't suit my riding I'm more a sketchy pegs person so the extra burlyness off the ratchet added peice of mind with a Ti axlE to helP save weight
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Aesop Rock on April 27, 2012, 01:18:12 AM
I've always liked the Odyssey cassettes, however, I know they've been hit and miss. For the price it's not exactly a huge gamble. Can't really go wrong with a Ratchet either, but some people say they have a noticeable amount of driver lag. I never felt it but I'm also used to running a freecoaster.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Sasha on April 27, 2012, 05:22:02 AM
Quote from: Topsey;3553068
Ignore Tom, get a Ratchet. The engagement isnt the best but its the last hub you'll ever need to buy.


This is correct, they do seem to be willing to send you replacement parts on a weekly basis :p
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Vague Blur on April 27, 2012, 09:44:57 AM
I like me chosen hub, reliable, light, cheap, all round badman of a hub. Animal, Bicycle Union, Colony, Proper etc sell them
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: KillSeth on April 27, 2012, 09:48:17 AM
Quote from: BurlyAsFack;3553070
anything shitty about the v3's ? i found a good deal on those


Mine has been great. I use the 3/8 female swap and I am pegless.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: glossy on April 29, 2012, 03:02:20 AM
Anybody know the largest size sprocket I could fit on a Rueben?  

Anyone run an MDS 30?
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: hugh. on April 29, 2012, 03:28:58 AM
Ruben himself ran a 30t
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: glossy on April 29, 2012, 03:35:04 AM
Quote from: hugh.;3553776
Ruben himself ran a 30t


yah, but with a guard, it'd be larger than 30.

just wanting to put something bigger without a bad chainline.

also, have read on other threads guys saying it was tight.

the hub is a profile mini.

thanks,
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Sasha on April 29, 2012, 06:33:54 AM
My friend had trouble fitting a 28 on a Ruben frame, so much so that he just put his old frame back together.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Tony Harrison on April 29, 2012, 06:54:16 AM
I had a 30t logan's run on my old ruben, it fitted fine.

(http://i297.photobucket.com/albums/mm232/miltoneastern/DSCF0018.jpg)
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Narcoleptic Insomniac on April 29, 2012, 12:08:23 PM
Keep in mind that the Rubens with longer TTs also have longer chainstays.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: haaasselt on April 29, 2012, 02:46:33 PM
yet another quick question, about to order a fit wifi in 21 inch, just curious since I've never had a frame with super short chain stays so will it spin super fast and loop out on fast stuff?
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Topsey on April 29, 2012, 02:52:51 PM
Pretty much. If you have big bars expect it to loop out quicker too.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: haaasselt on April 29, 2012, 03:01:48 PM
Quote from: Topsey;3553934
Pretty much. If you have big bars expect it to loop out quicker too.


ahhh can't wait! I have fit sky highs at the moment cut down to 28 so it should work out fine, thanks
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Topsey on April 29, 2012, 03:18:51 PM
You should be fine, i was running 8.5's on a 13.25" it was all over the place. Cut my steerer tube down & dropped the bars to 8.25's & it was pretty sweet.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Julian. on April 30, 2012, 07:14:47 AM
Will a 2.35 momentum tyre fit slammed on a FIT Mac frame?
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Ruben José on April 30, 2012, 08:07:45 AM
where can i buy the circlip for a ratchet? if this is even avaiable.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Sasha on April 30, 2012, 08:29:59 AM
Quote from: Marrokino;3554185
where can i buy the circlip for a ratchet? if this is even avaiable.

Look in the Ratchet problems thread, someone says what they are.

Edit: Smalley WH-112 retaining ring
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: smalley on May 01, 2012, 07:50:16 AM
Im just so kewl
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: GUMP_ on May 01, 2012, 08:22:10 AM
Stupid question but a 30t mds with guard will fit on older Sunday frames with a decent chain line?

Mates selling me his pretty sure it's a 2nd wave or someshit
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Tony Harrison on May 01, 2012, 12:41:56 PM
yes they fit on all the longer chainstay sundays.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Zoidberg on May 01, 2012, 03:32:39 PM
does nipple length matter with wheels?

i got the right spokes according to pijin but went for 12mm nips because I didn't think it would matter but mostly because they are black

is mistake?

ps I got 100 194mm black padded cell spokes with silver nips for £7.50 off winstanleys. and they arrived. bargain
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Topsey on May 01, 2012, 03:46:54 PM
Im pretty sure most nipples are 14mm or 16mm. The ones you have might be too short...
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: CHROME_RIMS_YO on May 02, 2012, 12:10:54 AM
Quote from: Topsey;3554721
Im pretty sure most nipples are 14mm or 16mm. The ones you have might be too short...


dt swiss offers 12mm nips
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Sasha on May 02, 2012, 05:27:05 AM
The short ones are annoying but they'll work fine.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: GUMP_ on May 04, 2012, 08:51:43 AM
Am I going to loose to many bg points by running a 9 tooth 48 spoke ratchet on a old sunday frame with a 30 t mds?
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Sasha on May 04, 2012, 09:03:35 AM
That's like, infinity BG points.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Professor Horatio Hufnagel on May 04, 2012, 09:12:21 AM
By the sounds of it you'll lose negative points
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: GUMP_ on May 04, 2012, 10:47:33 PM
I thought the 9t might work against me. Can't wait to build the bike up
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: BilboBaggins on May 05, 2012, 12:50:51 AM
You will have an abundance of cool points coming your way
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: attactrl on May 05, 2012, 12:55:19 AM
Quote from: GUMP_;3556084
I thought the 9t might work against me. Can't wait to build the bike up


I thought it was cool to have a small crank.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: GUMP_ on May 05, 2012, 01:14:55 AM
9t is small child cool. 10t is basic driver size for bg, cool points start there and increase with each extra tooth
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Lettusdude on May 05, 2012, 01:31:42 AM
Speaking of 10t, are 10t ratchets or even just the drivers in production any more?  I'm having trouble finding one.  I'd be fine with 28/9, but I love my brake too much(chainstay brakes with little clearance)
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: GUMP_ on May 05, 2012, 02:06:02 AM
I thought I saw one on empire but they only have 9t now maybe dans?
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Topsey on May 05, 2012, 10:52:23 AM
Madera 3/8ths Hubs with Hub Guards & Blue6 Ti Hex Head Bolts = Pegable?
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: attactrl on May 05, 2012, 10:55:23 AM
I did it for a while. I broke a couple bolts(tightening them every time), and the center axle eventually.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Topsey on May 05, 2012, 11:13:34 AM
Hmmm, well i only ride once or twice a week. Not super heavy on my pegs & i highly doubt i could break a blue6 bolt & if i did they'd be replaced for free. It is the center axle that im worried about. Ill give it a think, Cheers.

Edit: Wonder if Couch could make me custom axles for the madera hubs?
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: JohnW on May 05, 2012, 11:27:35 AM
I'm sure he could. It's 17mm at the ends and 14mm in the center. 14mm thick aluminum is just not enough for pegs. The early Fly axles tapered to 15mm in the middle from 17 and they broke a lot. You've got 2 good options there. Chromoly axle the size of the stock one with 17mm outer and 14 or 15mm inner, or 17mm aluminum all the way through. I'd suggest 3/8x24 either way. With 17mm 7075 all the way through you'd have the axle strength of the Vandero 2.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Topsey on May 05, 2012, 11:35:35 AM
Thats pretty much what i was thinking John, Then if its possible (which im sure it will be) Getting a 3/8ths to 14mm Axle adaptor on the hub & cog guards & running 3/8ths pegs in the rear.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: JohnW on May 05, 2012, 04:19:37 PM
Yeah, they're borderline in the front with the Race axle and pegs. I wouldn't even consider it in the rear.

You could have a Profile chromoly axle cut, drilled, and tapped for bolts. But with the price of the axle, it could even cost less to have one made out of 4130 stock.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Topsey on May 05, 2012, 05:05:55 PM
Im pretty sure ill go with 17mm straight through 7075 3/8ths full female axle & G-sport bolts front & back.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: JohnW on May 05, 2012, 05:14:00 PM
That sounds like the way to go.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: BilboBaggins on May 06, 2012, 01:20:37 AM
Would sunday warranty a cracked second wave without a warranty card?
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Switchblade on May 06, 2012, 05:38:48 AM
Quote from: barcodebilly;3556415
Would sunday warranty a cracked second wave without a warranty card?


they should, try to take it to your lbs and have them call it in. It'll be more official that way. We've done it for some sunday forks before with no card and no problems.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: GUMP_ on May 06, 2012, 11:55:15 AM
Was there any difference in the drop outs on the first wave compared to which ever wave had the inbuilt chain tensioners?

Been thinking of trying to do some home job versions
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: BilboBaggins on May 06, 2012, 12:14:22 PM
Quote from: Switchblade;3556442
they should, try to take it to your lbs and have them call it in. It'll be more official that way. We've done it for some sunday forks before with no card and no problems.

It's weird, I have the warranty for this second wave that I bought new then I traded if and its been floating around and a kid cracked it I guess and he said they are going to warranty it, just wanted to know if anyone had any luck doing so.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Kinchy on May 06, 2012, 12:40:03 PM
Remember when someone on here was stressing about lending someone a frame and then they warrantied it and only gave them like 30 quid or something
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: hugh. on May 07, 2012, 06:31:01 PM
This could be a really stupid question but if I cut the flange off let's say ruben grips could I use them with lock collars on a mtb?
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: JohnW on May 07, 2012, 06:35:03 PM
Quote from: bluemeate;3556971
This could be a really stupid question but if I cut the flange off let's say ruben grips could I use them with lock collars on a mtb?


If you mean use them like Odi Lock-Ons then no. The real question is why would you want to use such slippery grips?
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: hugh. on May 07, 2012, 06:37:28 PM
Quote from: JohnW;3556975
If you mean use them like Odi Lock-Ons then no. The real question is why would you want to use such slippery grips?


I was just using Rubens as an example. I'd most likely use something thicker and gummier.

And someone change my name back. I'm not bluemeate
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Rusty Shackleford on May 07, 2012, 07:15:06 PM
Quote from: barcodebilly;3556415
Would sunday warranty a cracked second wave without a warranty card?


never had a warranty card for any of my odyssey or sunday stuff and they've all been accepted.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: BilboBaggins on May 08, 2012, 12:18:52 AM
Do marm guards work on monkey's?
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: hugh. on May 08, 2012, 05:48:27 PM
Anyone got an idea what size Allen key road bike seatclamps usually take?
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Admiral Ackbar on May 09, 2012, 01:49:26 PM
Quote from: hugh.;3557461
Anyone got an idea what size Allen key road bike seatclamps usually take?


4mm

anyone know if there's a way to take a freewheel off a hub without one of those specialty tools?
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Kinchy on May 09, 2012, 01:52:29 PM
do you want to keep it?
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Admiral Ackbar on May 09, 2012, 01:55:19 PM
yeah i do. i know you can spin off the bearing sheild/cover and knock the bearings out and use the a vice to spin the threaded bit off but i want to put the freewheel on another bike..
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Ralph Wiggum on May 09, 2012, 02:30:03 PM
Hammer and a punch is always an option. It usually demolishes the prongs making a second removal (with or without the proper tool) not so fun.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: CMB on May 13, 2012, 07:40:49 PM
Anyone having issues with their V3 hazard hub? My hub has recently started to skip and makes a loud popping noise when it does.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: BilboBaggins on May 13, 2012, 08:05:33 PM
those hubs tend to skip. Someone will chime in and tell you to do proper maintenence.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Admiral Ackbar on May 13, 2012, 08:34:00 PM
yeah tear that sucker apart clean it and throw a little grease in it. if it still happens then you have something to worry about
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: JohnW on May 13, 2012, 11:11:06 PM
Replace the pawls every now and then. They're like $2 with a new c-clip. Mine's skipping cause the pawls are too worn down.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: CMB on May 14, 2012, 11:52:19 AM
Problem sorted out! All she needed was a little grease.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Topsey on May 18, 2012, 05:11:06 PM
I know im being a picky, But..... Im looking at getting Shiv2 forks for my Marv frame but i want the colours to match. On the Fit site they look Flat Black, but in the pictures ive seen of them on bikes they look similar to the Marv frame. Anyone running this combo? Pictures at all? Cheers guys.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: master on May 18, 2012, 05:19:49 PM
Quote from: Topsey;3561375
I know im being a picky, But..... Im looking at getting Shiv2 forks for my Marv frame but i want the colours to match. On the Fit site they look Flat Black, but in the pictures ive seen of them on bikes they look similar to the Marv frame. Anyone running this combo? Pictures at all? Cheers guys.

Matching different black paints is a PITA... I have no real advice though. Call Fit and ask?
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Topsey on May 18, 2012, 05:29:39 PM
I know right! Ive just emailed them & asked. Also emailed the shop i bought the frame from & will most probably be buying the forks from so they can match them up & take a look.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: BilboBaggins on May 18, 2012, 07:01:28 PM
They are flat, well on my friends they are.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Sasha on May 19, 2012, 05:30:56 AM
Don't get shivs would be my only advice. They look fucking scary and having a part on your bike that you don't trust is fucking shit.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: GUMP_ on May 19, 2012, 08:23:55 AM
Quote from: Sasha;3561483
Don't get shivs would be my only advice. They look fucking scary and having a part on your bike that you don't trust is fucking shit.


In my local group of riders there has been four cracked pairs of shiv's. I wouldn't trust them
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: thirks on May 19, 2012, 08:29:26 AM
shivs look shit and are pretty shit
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Flybiker on May 20, 2012, 08:19:21 AM
How "bad" is it that on my back axle, none peg side, I have 2 or so threads worth of axle not reaching the end of the bolt? Like its not flush.


Had to take an angle grinder to it too get the previous bolt off as it was threaded to fuck on the end and I ran out of ideas.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: thirks on May 21, 2012, 07:29:40 AM
not bad at all, atleast i wouldnt say so
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Zoidberg on May 23, 2012, 04:28:26 PM
do the sleeves on butchers not reach the end of the peg or is it just mine?
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: attactrl on May 24, 2012, 04:28:07 PM
Will the 14mm GDH axle for a Profile Mini work in an Elite and vice versa?

For the rear.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: attactrl on May 24, 2012, 06:00:52 PM
After some poking around the Profile site. I have concluded the answer is no.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: CHROME_RIMS_YO on May 24, 2012, 06:04:03 PM
i got that ratchet/ribcage deal recently, and installed a 10t driver. if i run the metal bash washer my driver binds up and backpedaling takes more force. if i run it without the supplied bash washer it skips and the chain rubs on the hub shell. what can i do? i've read and re-read the ratchet hub help/problems thread (http://www.bikeguide.org/forums/showthread.php?p=3544397) and haven't found anything useful.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Trent on May 24, 2012, 07:37:51 PM
Quote from: Zoidberg;3562905
do the sleeves on butchers not reach the end of the peg or is it just mine?


The sleeves on mine extend about 1mm past the peg.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: GUMP_ on May 24, 2012, 09:30:13 PM
Are you sure you have the spacers/plastic washers etc in the right way?
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Topsey on May 27, 2012, 10:08:44 AM
Edit: Dont worry...
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: The Sparrow on May 28, 2012, 12:07:54 AM
So what's the deal with the remix hub? Why do people diss on that but swear by the mix? i'm looking for a new back hub and this looks pretty promising. Just wondering if there is any difference besides the shell.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: EDIOT on May 28, 2012, 12:59:59 AM
^^ have a look at the ody's new Antigram hub too, ratchet internals apparantly, with a lighter shell/ axle setup
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: The Sparrow on May 28, 2012, 01:03:49 AM
Quote from: EDIOT;3563893
^^ have a look at the ody's new Antigram hub too, ratchet internals apparantly, with a lighter shell/ axle setup


I actually saw that. I wonder when it's supposed to be out. That, a mix and that new Shadow BTR hub are all my top three choices right now.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Austin Tasseltine on May 28, 2012, 02:07:35 AM
Quote from: The Sparrow;3563882
So what's the deal with the remix hub? Why do people diss on that but swear by the mix? i'm looking for a new back hub and this looks pretty promising. Just wondering if there is any difference besides the shell.


think it uses those shitty 6802 bearings which are in khe coaster drivers and are generally piss weak
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: GUMP_ on May 28, 2012, 07:10:43 AM
Uneven flanges. Fuck that noise
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: mutinous on May 28, 2012, 03:16:47 PM
The creaking of powerbites is solved by greasing the spindle? My shadow cranks sound like shit and I'm 95% sure the spindle is greased. Either that or it is the noise of my ruben pedals that are bent to shit.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: hugh. on May 28, 2012, 03:38:20 PM
What newer frames will clear a 33t sprocket?
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Sasha on May 28, 2012, 05:25:27 PM
Lucky Strike. I put a 44t on mine for laffs.

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/404118_10151479962355293_631070292_23423124_1330810818_n.jpg)
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: attactrl on May 28, 2012, 05:53:38 PM
Quote from: mutinous;3564021
The creaking of powerbites is solved by greasing the spindle? My shadow cranks sound like shit and I'm 95% sure the spindle is greased. Either that or it is the noise of my ruben pedals that are bent to shit.


My Hollows would creak, Antiseized the shit out of them, no more noise.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Topsey on June 01, 2012, 03:19:25 PM
Does anyone know when the Antigram is going to be out? Its top of my list also, i want to know when i can get it. Ive got to get some new parts before hand so hopefully it will be out around the end of summer.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Meursault on June 01, 2012, 03:51:58 PM
Quote from: JohnW;3556197
I'm sure he could. It's 17mm at the ends and 14mm in the center. 14mm thick aluminum is just not enough for pegs. The early Fly axles tapered to 15mm in the middle from 17 and they broke a lot. You've got 2 good options there. Chromoly axle the size of the stock one with 17mm outer and 14 or 15mm inner, or 17mm aluminum all the way through. I'd suggest 3/8x24 either way. With 17mm 7075 all the way through you'd have the axle strength of the Vandero 2.


What no. The madera hub uses 17mm ID hub shell bearings, and 15mm ID driver bearings.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: JohnW on June 01, 2012, 04:22:33 PM
Quote from: Meursault;3565261
What no. The madera hub uses 17mm ID hub shell bearings, and 15mm ID driver bearings.


Right, it'd been a while since I've had a rear one apart. I was thinking about the front hub when I made that post.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Gary on June 02, 2012, 04:36:18 PM
Quote from: hugh.;3564026
What newer frames will clear a 33t sprocket?
Fit mac I used just the thin bb bearing spacer , it's close though.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Ruben José on June 12, 2012, 02:19:26 PM
which bolts can be used with odyssey 41 thermal? wtp royal bolts work?
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: skateparkrider on June 12, 2012, 04:52:07 PM
Quote from: Topsey;3565250
Does anyone know when the Antigram is going to be out? Its top of my list also, i want to know when i can get it. Ive got to get some new parts before hand so hopefully it will be out around the end of summer.


Best answer I have for you right now is hopefully with in 2-3 months, but nothing is for certain on that.  If they don't make it by the summer they should be in stock around the world by Sept.  All of the Odyssey distros have placed orders for these hubs, which is essentially the final step before the part releases.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: haaasselt on June 15, 2012, 03:32:54 PM
will going to back to a 20.75 with a longer backend, about 13.65 feel very different?
now on a 21 with 13.2/3 backend, yess I've asked this before but I'm not so familiar with chain stay lengths and how they respond

found a new fit eddie v3 for less then what I can sell my current frame for and I've always wanted one!
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: attactrl on June 15, 2012, 03:36:32 PM
Yes it will feel different.


Will you care, probably not. You're probably going to like the frame you wanted more than a frame you didn't want as much.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: haaasselt on June 17, 2012, 06:05:22 AM
Quote from: attactrl;3569304
Yes it will feel different.


Will you care, probably not. You're probably going to like the frame you wanted more than a frame you didn't want as much.


good point, longer cs felt a lot better for airs so I guess you're right
thanks
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Rusty on June 17, 2012, 02:37:59 PM
Wheres the cheapest place I can find a pair of big drop bars online?
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: paranoidmexican on June 17, 2012, 04:30:18 PM
i shouldn't need any tophat spacers when installing a million dollar sprocket to thunderbolts do I?
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Topsey on June 17, 2012, 04:34:31 PM
^ Nope, its all 15/16ths will mate up perfectly.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: blueee on June 17, 2012, 05:27:04 PM
Quote from: Rusty;3569859
Wheres the cheapest place I can find a pair of big drop bars online?


go to a flea market, you can get bars there for 10 bucks easy
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: haaasselt on June 18, 2012, 12:41:40 PM
http://www.empirebmx.com/store/comersus_viewItem.asp?idProduct=9246
anyone know where I can get a non ti bolt like that? a broached bolt for a front profile mini
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Trail-Boss on June 19, 2012, 02:49:45 AM
With the adapter no where that I know of... But you can get them with just the hex at a hardware store.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Gary on June 19, 2012, 05:30:26 PM
Doesnt Blue six make chromoly bolts

Edit  http://www.empirebmx.com/store/comersus_viewItem.asp?idProduct=9881
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Professor Horatio Hufnagel on June 19, 2012, 06:55:24 PM
Quote from: bmxelement;3569902
i shouldn't need any tophat spacers when installing a million dollar sprocket to thunderbolts do I?


You'll have to press the sprocket on, read the manual
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Rusty on June 20, 2012, 12:42:01 PM
Quote from: Rusty;3569859
Wheres the cheapest place I can find a pair of big drop bars online?


I also want something that will fit a generic BMX stem.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: paranoidmexican on June 20, 2012, 07:50:47 PM
Quote from: Professor Horatio Hufnagel;3570521
You'll have to press the sprocket on, read the manual


just saw that. thanks!
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Ruben José on June 20, 2012, 08:04:02 PM
is normal that my 41thermal cranks being so tight when i try to put in the spindle? anyone had this problem?
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Professor Horatio Hufnagel on June 20, 2012, 10:14:22 PM
That's completely normal for spline cranks without pinch bolts. You want it to be as tight as possible in fact
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: paranoidmexican on June 21, 2012, 01:03:16 PM
is this right? the spacer is big enough, do the ends of the wedge cluster stick out a little or am I doing something wrong? i followed the instructions and watched jim bauer install twombolts in a video.

(http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/600355_3538915351820_99821956_n.jpg)
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Topsey on June 21, 2012, 01:22:07 PM
From my limited knowledge of Odyssey cranks & just watching the video, it looks pretty good.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: andrew. on June 21, 2012, 02:28:25 PM
Mine look like that. Been riding them since Christmas time no problem.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Louis on June 21, 2012, 05:37:24 PM
Yes that's fine. More important is spacer thickness as you mentioned. If you haven't; remove the bolt, how close is the spindle to contacting the underside of the bolt? you dont want the spindle to bottom out on the bolt. or the bolt to bottom out on the spindle however you want to think about it.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: circuithero21 on June 21, 2012, 06:03:13 PM
Quote from: Rusty;3570658
I also want something that will fit a generic BMX stem.


I don't think any drop bars come in a 22.2 clamp diameter.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Rusty on June 22, 2012, 01:33:32 PM
Quote from: circuithero21;3571003
I don't think any drop bars come in a 22.2 clamp diameter.


Darn, well with more thought a BMX stem would make it look stupid anyway. I found these (http://www.amazon.com/Soma-456-Track-25-4-40Cm/dp/B0060LJ9JG/ref=sr_1_24?s=sporting-goods&ie=UTF8&qid=1340389110&sr=1-24&keywords=track+drops) on Amazon. Anyone know anyting about them? Like I said I want something big.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Ruben José on June 22, 2012, 02:16:31 PM
anyone knows the diameter of the o-ring to get the jpcs wooblen free?
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Rusty on June 23, 2012, 11:47:07 AM
Quote from: Rusty;3571159
Darn, well with more thought a BMX stem would make it look stupid anyway. I found these (http://www.amazon.com/Soma-456-Track-25-4-40Cm/dp/B0060LJ9JG/ref=sr_1_24?s=sporting-goods&ie=UTF8&qid=1340389110&sr=1-24&keywords=track+drops) on Amazon. Anyone know anyting about them? Like I said I want something big.


Anyone?
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: paranoidmexican on June 23, 2012, 12:17:27 PM
i'm sure they're fine. you won't break them :)
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: circuithero21 on June 24, 2012, 04:09:42 AM
Quote from: Rusty;3571379
Anyone?


They're gonna be horribly uncomfortable on the top. Plus a pretty defined transition to the hoods if you run brakes. Other than that, a typical track drop with a ton of flex. But you wouldn't notice if 31.8 bars didn't exist.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: _tom_ on June 24, 2012, 06:49:00 AM
With road bikes is it best to replace the chain when its stretched past 1mm (according to a chain checker) or just keep running it til the cassette needs replacing due to slipping anyway and do them both? Cos my chain seems to be stretched but I've only done about 700 miles on the bike, not sure what a good mileage is for road bike drivetrains.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: TeeMorrison on June 24, 2012, 10:39:21 AM
Anyone on here run a 36/10 gearing? How does it feel?

Building my old Barcode up, only have a 10T rear wheel and need a 36T sprocket  to clear my brake.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: YoungMilli on June 24, 2012, 11:07:40 AM
I've ridden 39/11 which is very similar and it was quite hard. A good pedal or 2 and you're flying. If your riding requires little pedaling and more pumping you'll prolly like it.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: TeeMorrison on June 24, 2012, 11:17:21 AM
Going to be riding trails mainly so it shouldn't be too bad. I'm sure I'll get used to it.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: YoungMilli on June 24, 2012, 11:39:15 AM
That's proper Tee. I personally ride almost all fast park so I too want something harder.

I'm on 30/10 now but does anyone know if a 33 with fit on a s&m CW v2 with a decent chain line?
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Rusty on June 24, 2012, 12:13:15 PM
This Brooks seat is "proper" for a track bike right?

(http://sheldonbrown.com/harris/images/sa107a.jpg)
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Gooby on June 25, 2012, 12:37:16 AM
Just get what you want. Look for a used turbo or something like that on CL and save yourself a ton of money. To answer your question though, I loved my Brooks when I had it. I prefer the Swallow saddle though.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Arttu on June 27, 2012, 04:45:21 AM
Brooks seats aren't track seats, so no it isn't "proper". It is comfortable, though. I ride a Swift on my road bike, but wouldn't put one on a track bike. Commuters and ss/fixed bikes used on streets are a different story.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Arttu on June 28, 2012, 09:22:48 AM
I just bought a nos RNC lite sprocket (28t). Will it fit my first generation Wombolts? (I've been out of the bmx thing for awhile. Can't wait to start riding again)
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: KillSeth on June 28, 2012, 11:41:35 AM
Probably not, Odyssey Wom/Twom/Thunderbolt cranks have a 15/16" "lip" where the sprocket sits. You will need to get it machined out a hair if you want to use it.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: GUMP_ on June 28, 2012, 07:41:49 PM
Pretty sure the rnc is 22mm bore
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Rusty on June 29, 2012, 01:40:05 PM
How do those velcro pedal straps hold up compared to cages? I have some cheap cages with leather straps that are slipping so I wanna look into straps instead.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: blueee on June 30, 2012, 08:59:37 PM
how do i know if my elementry is too tight or not tight enough...i mean i still want it to be able to slip if i land hard enough...
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Sasha on July 01, 2012, 11:49:47 AM
Don't you just tighten it until the bolt is at the end of the wedge? Any further and it's overtightened or something.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Professor Horatio Hufnagel on July 01, 2012, 05:57:01 PM
Tighten with normal length 8mm, stop when palm hurts
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: _tom_ on July 02, 2012, 11:43:04 AM
What are the best pads for black/worn down rims? Can't afford or justify getting a chrome one at the minute. My brakes are shit at the minute. The caliper is just a cheap Rush one as well, will I ever get it working well with that?
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Pat on July 02, 2012, 12:08:02 PM
I have been having problems with my hands going numb or hurting while riding my Bianchi San Jose. I am riding the stock stem and bars. I was thinking of trying a shorter stem and cutting my bars to bull horns instead of drop bars. Any other advice would be appreciated.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Sasha on July 02, 2012, 12:22:05 PM
Quote from: _tom_;3573676
What are the best pads for black/worn down rims? Can't afford or justify getting a chrome one at the minute. My brakes are shit at the minute. The caliper is just a cheap Rush one as well, will I ever get it working well with that?


Clear ones work best but most make loads of noise.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: _tom_ on July 02, 2012, 08:13:44 PM
Quote from: OdsyPat;3573678
I have been having problems with my hands going numb or hurting while riding my Bianchi San Jose. I am riding the stock stem and bars. I was thinking of trying a shorter stem and cutting my bars to bull horns instead of drop bars. Any other advice would be appreciated.


Are you new to road biking? I found I had this problem when I first started but it went away after a while.. try moving your hands around more or maybe try some specialized BG padded gloves, I've heard they can help. I almost always ride on the hoods on my road bike, never seem to get problems.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Pat on July 03, 2012, 08:38:04 AM
I am relatively new, I have had this bike for a while but it doesn't get a massive amount of use. I usually ride on top of the drops basically where hoods would be, if the guy I bought the bike from gave me the brakes.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Rusty on July 22, 2012, 11:42:19 AM
would Primo warranty my powerbite arm for pedal wobble even if I warrantied them once before and I don't have a reciept haha. Or should I just JB weld the pedal boss?
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Sasha on July 22, 2012, 12:30:01 PM
http://primobmx.com/2012/connect/
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: JohnW on July 22, 2012, 04:00:02 PM
Quote from: Rusty;3575388
would Primo warranty my powerbite arm for pedal wobble even if I warrantied them once before and I don't have a reciept haha. Or should I just JB weld the pedal boss?


Probably not, they wouldn't warranty mine or sell me replacement pedal bosses. The crank arms are fine but I can't get bosses for them, and I'd pay money to fix them. But after the responses I got, I will never buy anything Primo again.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Rusty on July 25, 2012, 02:27:34 PM
Can the cult os v2 fit a 30t?
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Jens M on July 30, 2012, 03:22:07 AM
Tips to use as a spacer for the sprocket bolt? Got about a 3mm gap, so I can't tighten the sprocket bolt, or the sprocket wouldn't be straight.

Or should I just ask the LBS?
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: EDIOT on July 30, 2012, 03:55:17 AM
Quote from: Jens M;3577246
Tips to use as a spacer for the sprocket bolt? Got about a 3mm gap, so I can't tighten the sprocket bolt, or the sprocket wouldn't be straight.

Or should I just ask the LBS?



i've only seen a sprocket bolt spacer once since i started riding. most places don't really have them (never hurt to ask tho, of course). a few options off the top of my head:

1. i'm assuming you spaced out the sprocket from the crank arm at the moment? it's good for alignment yes, but an ill fitted sprocket bolt/space will give you more problems. go the second best route of spacing the sprocket out instead

2. machine one from a small diameter spacer, if you have access to the tools. it's not hard to drill a hole to correct size, will need a bit more sophistication to make it 3mm thick tho - and if you're already doing this, you might as well consider option 3

3. machine a single unit spacer. basically just a flat piece of metal at consistent thickness, then you drill one hole for the crankarm axle and one for the sprocket bolt. it'd be nice and clean this way, and you'll ensure the two areas are spaced the same amount. *do note to use steel/7075 tho, i've used 6xxx series before, worked well for a while but the crankarm axle hole experienced some crushing.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Jens M on July 30, 2012, 05:56:08 AM
Quote from: EDIOT;3577249
i've only seen a sprocket bolt spacer once since i started riding. most places don't really have them (never hurt to ask tho, of course). a few options off the top of my head:

1. i'm assuming you spaced out the sprocket from the crank arm at the moment? it's good for alignment yes, but an ill fitted sprocket bolt/space will give you more problems. go the second best route of spacing the sprocket out instead

2. machine one from a small diameter spacer, if you have access to the tools. it's not hard to drill a hole to correct size, will need a bit more sophistication to make it 3mm thick tho - and if you're already doing this, you might as well consider option 3

3. machine a single unit spacer. basically just a flat piece of metal at consistent thickness, then you drill one hole for the crankarm axle and one for the sprocket bolt. it'd be nice and clean this way, and you'll ensure the two areas are spaced the same amount. *do note to use steel/7075 tho, i've used 6xxx series before, worked well for a while but the crankarm axle hole experienced some crushing.


Cheers man! Oh yeah, I might have had a spacer on axle between the arm and the sprocket. Weird that if I didn't notice it when mounting the sprocket though. I'll check when I get home.

Got Flybikes v1 cranks and a 25t Odyssey Vermont sprocket with adapter to fit the cranks (the adapter adds maybe 1mm of gap). But all this was working alright with my 36t wtp sprocket.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Sasha on July 30, 2012, 06:06:12 AM
Put the adapter through the other side of the sprocket.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Jens M on July 30, 2012, 06:29:49 AM
Quote from: Sasha;3577259
Put the adapter through the other side of the sprocket.


I shall try that. Took forever to get it out of the old sprocket and into the new one though.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Professor Horatio Hufnagel on July 30, 2012, 07:12:15 AM
You could eliminate the spacer for the sprocket bolt entirely if you got a a grub screw or a bolt long enough to bottom out inside the crank arm before it hit the sprocket

(https://images.danscomp.com/images/products/mid_457002.gif) (http://www.danscomp.com/products-PARTS-CHAINWHEELACC/457002/Mechanik_Pinhead_Drive_Stud.html)

(http://img337.imageshack.us/img337/7139/bike120313c.jpg)

The Bike Shop > Common Questions and former stickies. > common bearing and bolt/nut sizes (http://bikeguide.org/forums/showthread.php?t=97088)
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Jens M on July 30, 2012, 07:37:29 AM
That's very true.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: JohnW on July 30, 2012, 11:18:59 AM
Quote from: Professor Horatio Hufnagel;3577263
You could eliminate the spacer for the sprocket bolt entirely if you got a a grub screw or a bolt long enough to bottom out inside the crank arm before it hit the sprocket

(https://images.danscomp.com/images/products/mid_457002.gif) (http://www.danscomp.com/products-PARTS-CHAINWHEELACC/457002/Mechanik_Pinhead_Drive_Stud.html)


Charles over at B6 made me a Ti one of these for my Twombolts. I love it.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Jens M on July 31, 2012, 01:30:15 AM
Quote from: Sasha;3577259
Put the adapter through the other side of the sprocket.


This worked. Cheers
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Topsey on July 31, 2012, 11:07:34 AM
Just got my Cult Sect V2 fork & the drop outs are TINY, ive emailed Cult but i thought id try here also.. Is anyone running Butcher pegs with sleeves on sect v2 forks?

Cheers.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Gooby on July 31, 2012, 01:16:42 PM
Quote from: Topsey;3577550
Just got my Cult Sect V2 fork & the drop outs are TINY, ive emailed Cult but i thought id try here also.. Is anyone running Butcher pegs with sleeves on sect v2 forks?

Cheers.


In that new Fox edit Hawk is running butchers, so I'd assume that they work!
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Topsey on July 31, 2012, 01:19:24 PM
I have a feeling Mr.Hawk is running odyssey forks :/
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Rusty on July 31, 2012, 02:00:56 PM
If I wanna JB weld my powerbite pedal boss do I just smear some all over it or is there an actually art of doing it?
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: brian itzaina on July 31, 2012, 02:13:14 PM
Jb weld the shit out of all the threads.
Crank that bitch tight ass fuck
allow more then enough time to bond

if a pedal is stuck remove then
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Rusty on July 31, 2012, 02:20:45 PM
The threads where the pedal goes in? Or actually take the pedal boss out and do those threads?
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Gary on July 31, 2012, 03:41:46 PM
Quote from: Rusty;3577586
Or actually take the pedal boss out and do those threads?

 This
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Sasha on July 31, 2012, 03:43:52 PM
Yeah, don't JB weld your pedal on.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: CMB on July 31, 2012, 09:13:54 PM
Anyone know the biggest tire I can fit in the rear on a fit CR24?
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Jens M on August 01, 2012, 06:29:15 AM
When I tightened the bolts on my eject hub, it made the sound of loose spokes. I was able to tighten it them though. Axle fucked up?
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Sasha on August 01, 2012, 06:40:28 AM
Nope.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Jens M on August 01, 2012, 06:50:37 AM
Nothing wrong? I pulled out the bolts to see if the thread got fucked, but they looked as new.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Sasha on August 01, 2012, 06:56:23 AM
Maybe grease the threads a bit but I honestly wouldn't worry about it. Most wheels I've had have done it since new. 3 clicks and you're in.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Rusty on August 02, 2012, 10:50:43 AM
So my hombe brake is like rubbing and not springing back. When I tighten it down it just stays where it is and if I try to move it it just stays where I moved it. I have chain stay mounts and it looks the arm is rubbing on the frame? The left arm works fine.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Jens M on August 04, 2012, 01:14:35 PM
Shortened the chain quite a bit (smaller sprocket etc), but am now riding with the axle sticking out of the dropout 2-3mm. I was maybe 1mm away from riding it slammed.

Question: Riding it for a week or so, is there possibility of the chain stretching enough to remove the whole link (ie 1mm), or should I just get a half link and find myself somewhere in the middle? It's a Shimano chain, and it's been ridden a few years.

25t/9t on 1st Fit Hawk (13.75 slammed I think).
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: attactrl on August 04, 2012, 01:16:22 PM
I would get a new chain if I was in your shoes.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: JohnW on August 04, 2012, 01:35:05 PM
I generally replace chains every 6 months. I've been bad about it lately, hoping I don't start snapping links.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Topsey on August 04, 2012, 02:29:01 PM
Odyssey Bluebird
Cult 510
Eclat Diesel

Im sure theres probably more out there too, they come with a pre-installed half link. Ive had the Bluebird & the Cult, both excellent chains. Getting an Eclat for the new build too.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Sasha on August 04, 2012, 03:36:25 PM
I've got the Eclat chain at the moment. It's definitely a chain. I'd probably get the Cult one if you can though, it's about £8 cheaper than the Eclat and £12 cheaper than the Odyssey. Still a chain too I imagine.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Topsey on August 05, 2012, 12:37:10 PM
Does anyone have pictures of Eclat tibia crankarms with a Fly spinde? I know it can be done & im sure ive seen someone on here thats done it. I just want to see how everything mates up as im considering doing it myself.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Rusty on August 06, 2012, 11:23:53 AM
Where are the T1 bars made?
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Topsey on August 06, 2012, 11:35:00 AM
The new ones 8", 8.25", 8.85", Ruben & Salt City are all made in Taiwan.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Rusty on August 06, 2012, 11:45:18 AM
Damn, well I think I'm still going to be getting the Rubens sometime soon. My Cults have been through hell and I think it's time to retire them.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: TeeMorrison on August 07, 2012, 10:54:46 AM
Will a 2009 Hamilton frame fit a 33T sprocket?
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Pat on August 07, 2012, 11:13:53 AM
Anyone try Eclat Plaza pedals?
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Sammm on August 07, 2012, 12:00:22 PM
Quote from: Tee76;3579331
Will a 2009 Hamilton frame fit a 33T sprocket?


I'd imagine so. Mine is 08/09 (I think, something like that) and I fit a 36t on there with no issues.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Jens M on August 10, 2012, 05:23:04 PM
Fly V1 cranks gets loose every time riding. How to fix?

Fit Hawk, Fly V1 cranks, Vermont sprocket with adapter.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Sasha on August 10, 2012, 05:27:02 PM
Allen key
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: attactrl on August 10, 2012, 05:44:36 PM
Quote from: Sasha;3580129
Allen key

And elbow grease.

But ferrillz. You can try loctite. If that keeps happening you can try some plumbers tape or something of the sort on the spindle.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Admiral Ackbar on August 10, 2012, 06:15:07 PM
loctite
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Rusty on August 11, 2012, 10:55:00 AM
Has anyone tried the Primo binary pegs? There pretty cheap and seem deece.

http://www.danscomp.com/518110.php
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: JohnW on August 11, 2012, 11:08:46 AM
I don't like the idea of the knurls digging into the dropout on em.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Rusty on August 11, 2012, 11:13:28 AM
Ahh I see what your saying. Maybe I'll just get some Cults again, they slid pretty well.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: slvtn on August 11, 2012, 03:56:05 PM
Quote from: OdsyPat;3579339
Anyone try Eclat Plaza pedals?


Yeah, a friend has them. Grippy and huge.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Topsey on August 11, 2012, 05:25:55 PM
Stranger Coastersaurus....

I cant remember who it was, said there was going to be hub guards for both drive & non drive side that replaced the cones & lock nuts. Does anyone know anymore about this? More importantly than specs etc, when?
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Gary on August 11, 2012, 07:31:13 PM
Quote from: Rusty;3580291
Has anyone tried the Primo binary pegs? There pretty cheap and seem deece.

http://www.danscomp.com/518110.php

Saw some kid at the skatepark, doesn't really ride hard. his Primo pegs were dented flat totally D shaped
Solid Pegs are pretty nice too 4140 seem too wear ok
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Rusty on August 12, 2012, 12:44:56 AM
Quote from: Gary;3580406
Saw some kid at the skatepark, doesn't really ride hard. his Primo pegs were dented flat totally D shaped
Solid Pegs are pretty nice too 4140 seem too wear ok


Damn, why are pegs so expensive now?
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Austin Tasseltine on August 12, 2012, 12:55:56 AM
pegs are pegs. just get some steel ones off a complete, theyll be fine
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Gooby on August 12, 2012, 01:47:41 AM
Quote from: OdsyPat;3579339
Anyone try Eclat Plaza pedals?


I ride them. They're super nice, wide body, slide super fast (don't know if you're into that), and grip amazing.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Sasha on August 12, 2012, 03:06:09 AM
Russell wants mega light pegs that will last him forever and don't cost that much.

I want a super hot girlfriend who is low-maintenance and a really nice person too.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Rusty on August 12, 2012, 11:05:54 AM
Quote from: Sasha;3580478
Russell wants mega light pegs that will last him forever and don't cost that much.

I want a super hot girlfriend who is low-maintenance and a really nice person too.


We already went over this! I want j-pegs!
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: mutinous on August 12, 2012, 11:07:14 AM
Primo pegs are good. I'm not a fan of rotating them because it looks shitty, but theyre holding just fine.

My jpegs were the worst pegs I ever threw away.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Topsey on August 12, 2012, 04:54:07 PM
Hey Guise!

Quicky... Is there any difference (other than the length & socket drive) between the Flatware Thunderbolts & regular Thunderbolts? Now that Odyssey is going to offer "street" sized sprockets for socket drive im thinking of getting the Flatwares for Project "streetland" ;)
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Sasha on August 12, 2012, 04:59:42 PM
You get way too many bike things. Only viable option is to give me your SFA.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: BilboBaggins on August 12, 2012, 04:59:44 PM
I believe the flatware cranks are thinner? or something
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Topsey on August 12, 2012, 05:10:57 PM
Hmmm that could be a problem then... dont want to dent the living beejesus out of them. Might have to email odyssey & Confirm this.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Narcoleptic Insomniac on August 15, 2012, 11:19:36 AM
Does anyone have suggestions for grips that work well with super sweaty hands?
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: eraserhead on August 15, 2012, 11:26:50 AM
gloves


other than that really old, worn in and soft longnecks have served me well.
really had a problem with sweaty hands and other grips too!
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Jens M on August 15, 2012, 11:28:41 AM
I like my Rubens, but one solution could be to get gloves
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Pat on August 15, 2012, 11:46:49 AM
one thing I was told about dealing with really sweaty hands, is to take bar soap wet the soap and cover your hands in it. Like really layer it on. Then rub it all over your grips, Then let the grips dry in the sun. The soap kinda acts like antiperspirant for your hands.  this works well especially for Rubens.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: andrew. on August 15, 2012, 11:54:07 AM
Grip Gloves if they are still in business.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: skateparkrider on August 15, 2012, 02:08:00 PM
Quote from: OdsyPat;3581375
one thing I was told about dealing with really sweaty hands, is to take bar soap wet the soap and cover your hands in it. Like really layer it on. Then rub it all over your grips, Then let the grips dry in the sun. The soap kinda acts like antiperspirant for your hands.  this works well especially for Rubens.



I ride in Texas and I would just end up covering the front end of my bike in soap suds...haha.  

PS--  I have a pair of grip gloves in my office!!  Up for grabs if anybody wants them.  Somebody put them on my bike as a joke.  A joke that failed at being funny.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: skateparkrider on August 15, 2012, 02:09:56 PM
Quote from: Topsey;3580613
Hey Guise!

Quicky... Is there any difference (other than the length & socket drive) between the Flatware Thunderbolts & regular Thunderbolts? Now that Odyssey is going to offer "street" sized sprockets for socket drive im thinking of getting the Flatwares for Project "streetland" ;)


Yea, those cranks are "recommended for flat use only."  The 170mm RHD Thunderbolts are coming very soon.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: GUMP_ on August 15, 2012, 07:34:15 PM
I have sorta sweaty hands when I ride and I'm liking the united Williams grips
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: SickHaze on August 20, 2012, 05:08:32 PM
Can anyone give me the head tube length of a federal frame?

I hope its 110mm
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Topsey on August 22, 2012, 06:43:28 AM
Fit Mac Bars.... Im digging the upsweep & the straight gauge tubing, however not too keen on the width, normally i wouldnt give two shits & just cut them down but they have the wider radius'. So i need to know, those who have them can you cut them down to 27" with 150mm grips without them being on the bend? I want the grips right on the bends as is the way, just not actually on them.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Sasha on August 22, 2012, 09:19:36 AM
Do you have the bars now? If so then push your grips down and see. If not then tell me to shut up.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Topsey on August 22, 2012, 09:36:16 AM
Haha, guess i have to tell you to shut up then :)
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: chesh on August 22, 2012, 09:38:26 AM
Im riding Mac bars cut to 27.5" with ody cufflinks - had to cut them about 1/4" to keep them off the bends.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Topsey on August 22, 2012, 09:42:21 AM
^ Cheers, I could probably live with 27.5"
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Topsey on August 29, 2012, 01:42:23 PM
Does anyone have a Duo Fat Perf seat? Whats the padding like? Is it soft & squishy or like alot of other mid/fat seats with rock hard padding?

Cheers
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Pat on August 29, 2012, 02:19:26 PM
I saw the Perf seat at a shop. It seems pretty soft although looks very bulbous. Its kinda a strange looking seat
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Sammm on September 09, 2012, 07:17:15 AM
3 questions:

Is there a feasible way for me to shorten my 175mm Powerbites to 160mm?

 Or is there a way I can make my 175mm Powerbites feel like 160mm?

Or should I just stop being a nonce and deal with it?

Edit: fuck it, 5 questions:

what's the best guard sprocket about these days? dual guard MDS? will it fit powerbite cranks? (I remember reading a file is needed, I own a file so that's fine)

also are cranks measured centre of bb spindle to centre of pedal spindle? my powerbites are so beat they don't seem to have any measurements stamped anywhere
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Professor Horatio Hufnagel on September 09, 2012, 07:47:18 AM
Being that Powers are solid you could make a pedal boss further up the arm :o You'd need some weird size taps (one being a lefty) and to take some material off to get it all square. Probably have to move it more than 5-15mm too. Pretty ridiculous job

MDS is good, to fit it to Powers you file down the corner next to the sprocket bolt hole

___/

so it's squarer

___|
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: GUMP_ on September 09, 2012, 08:01:27 AM
All depends on what size mds your going to run I had a 27 that needed cutting or run flipped pretty sure my 30 would clear
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Sammm on September 09, 2012, 08:30:42 AM
Yeah Hufnagel I figured it would be a daft job that's far beyond my capabilities of hitting things with hammers until they work but I asked anyway. I think I'll get used to it soon enough anyway, just been riding 160mm flatware cranks and it feels very strange now.

The sprocket will clear the frame for sure, Ive had a 36t tree on there before with no issues, filing down the wee edge should be no problem. Thanks pals
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Topsey on September 10, 2012, 03:55:16 PM
So guys, ive got the FBM coming & when it arrives its going to be built up with all new parts. Im gunna get Solid cranks but, my question for you is....

Due to the short chainstays i cant run an MDS so, im going to run a beefy chain & a thick sprocket. Im pretty sure the thickest sprocket is 8mm but for the life of my i cant remember what it is. What sprockets come in 8mm, i could live with a sprocket thats 8mm & tapers to 6mm in the middle but what options do i have sprocket wise?

Cheers.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: JohnW on September 10, 2012, 04:02:46 PM
OG Tree sprockets are 8mm.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Sasha on September 10, 2012, 04:33:18 PM
Get a Solid sprocket.

(http://cache1.bigcartel.com/product_images/1511578/reel-site-small.jpg)





Can't really, they're sold out.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Topsey on September 10, 2012, 04:46:09 PM
I knew i had an OG, OG sprocket lying around somewhere. 25t Raw US made OG sprocket, I have it sat next to me right now, its abit dirty im gunna get some alloy wheel polish on it & clean it up abit tommorow.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: The Sparrow on September 14, 2012, 12:42:24 AM
I have the fit mac and want to slam my wheel. i have a 9t in the back, What size sprocket will i need with a half link chain?

Rear end length is 13.35 slammed btw.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Gooby on September 14, 2012, 12:45:44 AM
Quote from: The Sparrow;3589477
I have the fit mac and want to slam my wheel. i have a 9t in the back, What size sprocket will i need with a half link chain?

Rear end length is 13.35 slammed btw.


From the FIT site...

"28/9: 13.375 W/ Out Half Link"
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: The Sparrow on September 14, 2012, 12:51:02 AM
I'm a fucking idiot.. thanks man!
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Gooby on September 14, 2012, 02:45:30 AM
Its all good man, happens to us all. Good luck!
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Professor Horatio Hufnagel on September 14, 2012, 03:55:14 AM
http://eehouse.org/fixin/formfmu.php?maxRing=30&minRing=25&maxCog=10&minCog=9&stayLen=13.4&wheelDiam=19.15&isMetric=0&display=table&useHalfLink=1&stretch=0.00&axleAdjust=vert&sortKey=Stay_length

It'll be longer for a stretched chain and/or worn sprocket/driver. It'll be shorter for chain misalignment. Bent frames mess it up too. And some frames' rear ends are measured to the centre of a slammed axle, to the front of a slammed axle, to the centre of an axle in the middle of the drops, or to the front of an axle in the middle of the drops. Not sure how Fit does it :o
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Topsey on September 15, 2012, 02:25:45 PM
Nevermind
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: RAILS! on September 25, 2012, 11:18:44 AM
How to tell the difference between V1 Funday and V2????
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: skateparkrider on September 25, 2012, 11:42:56 AM
Quote from: Biker020991;3592498
How to tell the difference between V1 Funday and V2????


V1 Funday did not have removable mounts.  V2 has removable mounts and the cable channel under the top tube.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Topsey on September 27, 2012, 04:54:23 PM
So, im 50/50 on handle bars right now. Im either gunna get custom Solid bars or Bonedeth Deadman 4piecers, Has anyone actually run the Bonedeths? I know some people will think theyre ugly but i like them so look doesnt bother me, Im guessing as theyre made by Bonedeth they will be ultra mega tough haha. Let me know.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: GUMP_ on September 27, 2012, 05:30:49 PM
I've run two pairs of the bd 4bars. And I have to say they are the best feeling bars I've ever run. If you can I'd prob get the v2's, I had a chrome pair first and I managed to bend one side (or at least they looked bent).

I don't know if you've looked at the t1 bars look decent aswell
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Topsey on September 27, 2012, 05:35:06 PM
Funnily enough i had been looking at the T-1 bars too. I think im pretty set on either the 8.5" B.D bars or slightly bigger custom Solids. Thanks for the info about the V.1s, i will look into the V.2s for sure.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: GUMP_ on September 27, 2012, 07:56:18 PM
Big Ben also had the bd's and had no dramas from memory. Custom standard strips are nice too I've got them at te moment
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Sasha on September 28, 2012, 02:22:09 AM
The Bonedeth bars seem to be gash. I suppose if you buy them then you're probably meant to be jumping of the world but less bending would be cool.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: GUMP_ on September 28, 2012, 05:05:58 AM
Quote from: Sasha;3593375
The Bonedeth bars seem to be gash. I suppose if you buy them then you're probably meant to be jumping of the world but less bending would be cool.


What the hell does gash mean? Over here it's another name for the vagina
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: RAILS! on September 29, 2012, 07:33:07 AM
Quote from: GUMP_;3593387
What the hell does gash mean? Over here it's another name for the vagina


Slang in america is gash.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Sasha on September 29, 2012, 07:53:23 AM
I think he's daan undah mate. The land with all the gash spiders and shit.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Brendan O. on September 29, 2012, 08:43:21 AM
Quote from: Topsey;3593246
So, im 50/50 on handle bars right now. Im either gunna get custom Solid bars or Bonedeth Deadman 4piecers, Has anyone actually run the Bonedeths? I know some people will think theyre ugly but i like them so look doesnt bother me, Im guessing as theyre made by Bonedeth they will be ultra mega tough haha. Let me know.


I broke Felt and Fly bars within 2 months of each other. Then went for the Bonedeth Bomber bars, so far they've been holding up on me.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Topsey on September 30, 2012, 10:25:19 AM
I have heard that the Eclat Pulse hub guard fits the Animal Javelin front hub, can anyone confirm this? Is anyone actually running this set up?
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: TeeMorrison on October 03, 2012, 01:41:42 PM
Anyone know who stocks replacement Primo Mix axles in the UK?
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: D-J-S on October 08, 2012, 02:44:39 PM
with white components such as hubs, headset caps etc. how are they coloured? i presume they're not anodized? asking as i want to strip them.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Sasha on October 08, 2012, 02:52:33 PM
Nitromors should do it man, they'll be powdercoated.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: RAILS! on October 10, 2012, 07:30:18 AM
Quote from: Tee76;3594807
Anyone know who stocks replacement Primo Mix axles in the UK?


There was a thread I made about a guy on Ebay doing axles and stuff to spec. I personally tried to get one straight from the distro, but they wouldn't deal with me at all. Just gave me some links to Alansbmx, etc.

Best bet is to phone up some shops, see whos got one in stock. Then if you can't find any, return to the distro and tell them you need one and cant get a hold of one.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: blueee on October 10, 2012, 06:09:54 PM
will i ever get my bike under 20lbs?
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Topsey on October 10, 2012, 06:27:45 PM
Ti bolts on everything, 3/8ths axles, Drilled out or aero shaped rims, Double butted spokes, Alloy nipples, Super light tubes, Skinny kevlar bead tyres, plastic pegs, pedals & bar ends, One of those seat/post combo deals & parts that are machined/have cut outs. I think that would drop some weight, whats your bike weigh right now?
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Meursault on October 10, 2012, 08:09:36 PM
Quote from: Topsey;3597274
Ti bolts on everything, 3/8ths axles, Drilled out or aero shaped rims, Double butted spokes, Alloy nipples, Super light tubes, Skinny kevlar bead tyres, plastic pegs, pedals & bar ends, One of those seat/post combo deals & parts that are machined/have cut outs. I think that would drop some weight, whats your bike weigh right now?


Was able to get my campillo under 20lbs without any of this.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Allah on October 18, 2012, 11:25:09 AM
Hello chaps, last night I did a massive 6inch air, went otb and sent my bike straight to the deck where my brake lever decided to give up.

My question for you is: what cheap brake levers have those hinged clamps which mean you can take them off without taking your grips off? I would like to 'upgrade', but it's quite difficult to tell in a lot of the product photos online.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: KillSeth on October 18, 2012, 11:27:41 AM
All of the Odyssey levers are hinged.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Trent on October 18, 2012, 11:45:06 AM
Pretty much all of them are hinged now.  Look for one where the bolt is on top, or get a left-pull lever with the bottom-bolt; your thumb will thank you.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: JohnW on October 18, 2012, 03:15:37 PM
Odyssey levers are awesome, and hinged.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: GUMP_ on October 18, 2012, 06:07:53 PM
Get a dirt Harry, or a gold finger. Both hinged and cheap
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Allah on October 20, 2012, 03:06:52 PM
Cheers boys, got a gold finger, liking it so far but not sure whether I'll be able to find it very quickly in an emergency - it's tiny!
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Trent on October 25, 2012, 11:22:24 AM
Anybody have any experience with brakes on a stripped rim?
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Sasha on October 25, 2012, 11:54:45 AM
All the anodise has worn off mine. Still works decent.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Sasha on October 25, 2012, 03:38:00 PM
I got new bearings for my front hub because I was paranoid after I fell off. New ones make the hub wobble. Put old ones back in, no wobble. I got ZZ bearings rather than RS because the internet said that would get me more fasts, is that the reason for the wobble? Or just crappy bearings?
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: LeonLikesToRock on October 25, 2012, 05:33:09 PM
I thought zz and rs were to do with the seal on the bearing, not the size. The seats of for the bearings might be off?
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Sasha on October 25, 2012, 05:40:03 PM
Yeah ZZ has a metal seal rather than a rubber one. I just don't understand how it had a ridiculous amount of play with the new bearings but none with the old ones.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Rusty on October 26, 2012, 01:08:27 PM
What brakes work on a MAAS made SFA? My hombres rub and don't work right.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Sasha on October 27, 2012, 11:23:12 AM
I'd recommend some Hombres.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: mutinous on November 11, 2012, 07:54:15 PM
Has anyone rebuilt Ruben pedals? There used to be kits sold by fly. Seems difficult to unseat the bearings (or races in my case).
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Meursault on November 11, 2012, 07:57:18 PM
Quote from: Sasha;3601318
Yeah ZZ has a metal seal rather than a rubber one. I just don't understand how it had a ridiculous amount of play with the new bearings but none with the old ones.


Did you make sure there aren't any shims pressed onto the older bearings? Are they dimensionally equal? Any play when the new bearings are out of the front hub?
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Sasha on November 11, 2012, 08:32:56 PM
No shims, new bearings seem fine out of the hub. Stupid play when in there though. Maybe just shitty bearings/fitting?
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Topsey on November 14, 2012, 03:44:35 PM
Right fellas. Custom FBM arrives tommorow, Im planning the build & im not 100% sure on what seat set up i want.. Choices are.

Eclat OZ Fat Brown
Eclat Torch 135mm Polished

FBM Heart Black/Red
FBM Pivotal Stump Black
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Trent on November 14, 2012, 03:57:18 PM
Quote from: Topsey;3607378
Right fellas. Custom FBM arrives tommorow, Im planning the build & im not 100% sure on what seat set up i want.. Choices are.

Eclat OZ Fat Brown
Eclat Torch 135mm Polished

FBM Heart Black/Red
FBM Pivotal Stump Black


Have you seen that new Tree seat?  It's insanely comfy.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: GUMP_ on November 14, 2012, 04:28:05 PM
Bonedeth fat seat Jamie mauri sig best seat ever
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Gooby on November 14, 2012, 07:09:23 PM
Please get the OZ leather brown... I wish we could get it in the states.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: paranoidmexican on November 14, 2012, 07:18:34 PM
doing 180's, i turn out the opposite way i spin. am i retarded?
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Gooby on November 14, 2012, 07:24:34 PM
Quote from: paranoidmexican;3607418
doing 180's, i turn out the opposite way i spin. am i retarded?


Youre doing it right.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: paranoidmexican on November 14, 2012, 08:51:28 PM
Gooby pls....some kid called me an indian giver :-/
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Trent on November 14, 2012, 09:00:22 PM
Just practice doing rollouts the other way on a bank or something.
Eventually it gets easier cause its more of a fluid motion to continue the rollout the way you spun.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: CHROME_RIMS_YO on November 15, 2012, 01:32:40 AM
since the BG mainpage is now The Union's mainpage i can't find the chart that lists rear end length for different gear ratios. i'm trying to figure out what a 10/29 would slam at though, so any help could be appreciated. i don't have a 29t sprocket yet, otherwise i'd measure that shit myself. i'm assuming i can just add a half link to my chain and have my axle stay in the same spot (slammed), but i wanted to be sure.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Gooby on November 15, 2012, 01:41:09 AM
Quote from: CHROME_RIMS_YO;3607492
since the BG mainpage is now The Union's mainpage i can't find the chart that lists rear end length for different gear ratios. i'm trying to figure out what a 10/29 would slam at though, so any help could be appreciated. i don't have a 29t sprocket yet, otherwise i'd measure that shit myself. i'm assuming i can just add a half link to my chain and have my axle stay in the same spot (slammed), but i wanted to be sure.


Wouldn't you also need to know the rear end length to calculate it? Assuming its a 13.75" rear end you should be right around 13.85" with out half link, and you should be slammed with a half link. These are just rough estimates but you get the idea.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: CHROME_RIMS_YO on November 15, 2012, 03:27:20 AM
i found my answer on gsport's site.  (http://www.gsportbmx.com/2002/06/gearing/). thanks for the help gooby, this shit made little to no sense to me before tonight haha.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Vague Blur on November 15, 2012, 03:56:47 AM
http://eehouse.org/fixin/formfmu.php
use this for all your gear needs... includes half links and all that jazz. also, set it to display as tabulated text for clarity.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Wrecked on November 15, 2012, 09:39:52 AM
Has anyone run a set of brakes on an Alienation Deviant rim.
I know the rims are terrible but it's what I have available to run with a front break setup. I don't want to crush the rim.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Brendan O. on November 18, 2012, 04:02:15 AM
My profile crank arm sits kinda loose on the spindle. Left to right is tight, it just rocks back and forth in the circular direction a bit, like the splines on the spindle wore out. Is this the so-much-talked-about Profile Wobble? What's a generic fix?
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Gary on November 18, 2012, 07:56:16 AM
Quote from: Brendan O.;3608262
Is this the so-much-talked-about Profile Wobble? What's a generic fix?


 Yeap, that's exactly what it describes.  I fixed my 41 Thermals using 271 Loctite. the 242 didn't seem too hold.
http://www.loctiteproducts.com/p/10/15/t_lkr_red/overview/Loctite-Threadlocker-Red-271.htm

My V2 Fly cranks seemed like they were beyond Loctite I used JB Weld on the spindle crank interface. That was more of a permanent fix. Just holding me over until I get new cranks
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Brendan O. on November 18, 2012, 06:00:12 PM
Allright thanks. I was afraid this day would come. I see there is one 1mm ring inbetween the crankarm and the conical spacer so I'll try removing that first and see if it helps. The spindle is titanium so I wouldn't like messing around with that too much. Is it usually the splines on the crankarm or the splines on the spindle that wear out?
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Trent on November 19, 2012, 10:45:27 AM
I need a metal guard for a wtp supreme front hub.  What fits?
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: KillSeth on November 20, 2012, 07:32:15 AM
Steve-O bike check on Ride today: (http://bmx.transworld.net/1000163851/features/steve-o-croteaus-fiend-bike-check/?pid=58577#ngtop)

Why run so many tall headset spacers and then flip your stem? (http://bmx.transworld.net/wp-content/blogs.dir/444/files/steve-o-croteaus-fiend-embryo/IMG_5961.jpg)
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: JohnW on November 20, 2012, 08:32:09 AM
Wasn't Steve-O a camera thief?
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: KillSeth on November 20, 2012, 08:35:03 AM
Hmm, possibly. It's pretty known that he has beaten on a female, not sure about stealing cameras.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: JohnW on November 20, 2012, 08:37:26 AM
I seem to remember hearing about him stealing a couple camcorders from other riders a few years back, then moving. Not sure on the accuracy of it or when it happened.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Pat on November 20, 2012, 08:41:53 AM
Trent, the guard for the eclat pulse front hub fits per WTP. I emailed them when I was trying to do the same thing. I ended up getting some guards from Ken(Zodiac) by the time I got the email from WTP.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Sasper on November 24, 2012, 05:19:30 PM
what do you guys think is the new "take ivy 3"? In their time they stood as the best lookin frames. Is there any frame now that sets the level?
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Brendan O. on November 24, 2012, 05:40:44 PM
Anyone perhaps ever successfully fixed profile crankarm wobble with tinfoil?
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Topsey on November 24, 2012, 05:49:21 PM
Quote from: Sasper;3610006
what do you guys think is the new "take ivy 3"? In their time they stood as the best lookin frames. Is there any frame now that sets the level?


TBH, i think you should just go with an Ivy 5. Especially in the new limited signal blue.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Gooby on November 27, 2012, 01:13:40 AM
Aluminum rails + Butcher pegs = ???
I don't really want to try a 16 stair rail and stick.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: milhous on November 27, 2012, 08:02:17 AM
Quote from: Gooby;3610651
Aluminum rails + Butcher pegs = ???
I don't really want to try a 16 stair rail and stick.


Are you using the sleeves, or just running the aluminum inner?
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Topsey on November 27, 2012, 11:27:13 AM
For those with Primo Strand V2s, The steerer tube is 175mm, which is too long for my liking. How much can you cut them down before cutting into the threads? is 160mm do-able? Cheers guys.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: mutinous on November 27, 2012, 11:45:25 AM
Quote from: Gooby;3610651
Aluminum rails + Butcher pegs = ???
I don't really want to try a 16 stair rail and stick.


I've done an aluminum rail that long, without ever having a plastic bit attached to my bike. It was real slow but it happened.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Trent on November 27, 2012, 12:31:00 PM
Quote from: Gooby;3610651
Aluminum rails + Butcher pegs = ???
I don't really want to try a 16 stair rail and stick.


I've seen a 8-flat-8 done one on them.  It did have a quick layer of wax though.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: BilboBaggins on November 27, 2012, 02:43:28 PM
Quote from: Topsey;3610747
For those with Primo Strand V2s, The steerer tube is 175mm, which is too long for my liking. How much can you cut them down before cutting into the threads? is 160mm do-able? Cheers guys.


On my strand v1's they had a section in the middle of the threads that had nothing on it so you could trim it to there if need be. They strands have a lot of thread.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Topsey on November 27, 2012, 05:13:03 PM
^ That would be great! Well i'll find out soon enough, ordering them tommorow :)
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: master on November 27, 2012, 05:19:39 PM
Quote from: Brendan O.;3610011
Anyone perhaps ever successfully fixed profile crankarm wobble with tinfoil?


No, but I kind of did with a plastic grocery bag. Got all smashed into the splines and bolt threads and acted like loctite.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Gary on November 27, 2012, 06:53:19 PM
Quote from: Brendan O.;3610011
Anyone perhaps ever successfully fixed profile crankarm wobble with tinfoil?


 IF you can find Teflon plummer tape, I've used that in the past. It's not permanent fix but it helps
(https://s16-us2.ixquick.com/cgi-bin/sf?f=1d109addecbd2a0196b27d2871eb0539.jpg&anticache=727382)
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: JohnW on November 27, 2012, 11:51:48 PM
Quote from: Gary;3610860
IF you can find Teflon plummer tape, I've used that in the past. It's not permanent fix but it helps
(https://s16-us2.ixquick.com/cgi-bin/sf?f=1d109addecbd2a0196b27d2871eb0539.jpg&anticache=727382)

I was just going to suggest this and then I clicked next page and saw you beat me to it. I fixed hub wobble with it in a Hazard clone cassette. I had run it loose by accident which flared the bearing seat. The teflon tape made it stop wobbling for at least a year if not longer. I know the wheel was still going a year after I sold it too, don't know if it wobbles now though.

Should do the same thing on crank splines. And bolts that come loose - although don't use much there.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: TeeMorrison on November 28, 2012, 06:16:34 AM
Profile hub problem.

I've replaced the original axle in my mini cassette for a brand new 3/8 female axle, put it all together as the instructions on the Profile website says.

But when I tighten it all up and put the wheel in my frame and tighten it up, the driver spins like a fixed gear. I'm confused and it's driving me insane. Help?
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Sasha on November 28, 2012, 06:28:36 AM
Is the washer between driver bearing and hub bearing big enough?
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: TeeMorrison on November 28, 2012, 06:32:27 AM
Hmm, that could be the problem. I'll take it apart and have another go at it.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: TeeMorrison on November 28, 2012, 06:42:09 AM
Just realised, I'm missing the driver shims according to this.

http://profileeurope.co.uk/wp/?page_id=21
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: GUMP_ on November 29, 2012, 12:48:57 AM
Profile that needs shimming. Wouldn't read about it
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: GUMP_ on November 29, 2012, 12:54:40 AM
Also does anyone know the right length quick slic cable to suit a Sunday first wave with fly calipers with a dirt Harry leaver
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: hugh. on November 29, 2012, 04:35:54 AM
Is there a suck thing as hydraulic disc brakes with hooded levers? Like on drop bars?
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Gooby on November 30, 2012, 12:06:24 PM
Quote from: Trent;3610772
I've seen a 8-flat-8 done one on them.  It did have a quick layer of wax though.


Word. Thanks dudes. I'll probably give it ago. Its mad steep that's why I asked first. Its already claimed a few people on skateboards and bikes.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: slvtn on December 01, 2012, 01:59:38 PM
It's seen quite often, but I wonder if it's safe to run a Challenger upside down?!
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Sasha on December 01, 2012, 02:07:37 PM
Probably the same as running any other top load stem upside down. Will be fine.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: paranoidmexican on December 04, 2012, 01:24:05 PM
is integral made by primo? got this wheel stupid cheap.
(http://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/21917_4193358272484_1141219765_n.jpg)
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Pat on December 04, 2012, 01:37:00 PM
Yeah I believe Integral is made by primo, kinda their complete brand
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: mrjimyjohn on December 04, 2012, 06:58:13 PM
Does anyone know what size and thread pitch the integrated seatclamp bolt in fly frames are? I remember reading on here that the B6 brake lever bolts worked, but I can't find out what size those are. :(
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Sasha on December 05, 2012, 04:25:12 AM
Yeah it's the same as brake levers/lug bolts and most other seat clamps. M6.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: mrjimyjohn on December 05, 2012, 09:22:31 AM
Thanks man. I'll assume they're coarse? (M6 x 1)
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Sasha on December 05, 2012, 10:07:22 AM
I think they're fine thread but I'm not 100%
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: mrjimyjohn on December 05, 2012, 10:22:31 AM
Hmmm. Alright, well thanks.

EDIT: Wikipedia tells me there is no fine standard for M6, but I don;t know how accurate that is...
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Sasha on December 05, 2012, 10:28:05 AM
M6x1.25 I think it is. I could be completely wrong though.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Kinchy on December 05, 2012, 11:02:25 AM
Check? Take frame to shop? Take bolt out of lever?
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Pat on December 05, 2012, 11:26:13 AM
might be an M5 x .05?
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Sasha on December 05, 2012, 11:34:33 AM
http://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_trksid=p5197.m570.l1313&_nkw=m6+brake+bolt&_sacat=0&_from=R40

Def M6
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Topsey on December 05, 2012, 11:36:21 AM
Decent Street with the odd Park session tyres? No bigger than 2.25" on the front & no bigger than 2.10" on the back.. Narrowed it down toooooo.....

Animal GLH-R 2.25" Front - Animal TWW-R 2.0" Back
Fit FAF-K 2.3" Front (Doesnt inflate to 2.3" Supposedly) - Fit FAF-K 2.10" Rear
Demolition Momentum 2.20" Front - Demolition Momentum 2.0" Rear

Any other recomendations would be appreciated too :)
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Trent on December 05, 2012, 11:41:08 AM
Those are all good.
Lots of people around here, myself included, have been running the Eclat CTRLs and everyone seems to like them.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Gooby on December 05, 2012, 11:51:25 AM
2.25" FAF in the front, 2.10 GLH (Regular version, folding sucks).
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Topsey on December 05, 2012, 12:09:25 PM
I like the look of the Eclat tyres, not sure why i didnt think of them as im gunna be getting Eclat wheels whenever the bloody Blind hub is out!
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: KillSeth on December 05, 2012, 12:14:12 PM
Momentums are fucking awesome. Really grippy on both street and park.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: mrjimyjohn on December 05, 2012, 02:23:26 PM
I love my momentums. I used to run an eclat CMD (the knobby one) 2.1 front and CTRL (mid-tread one) 2.1 rear and those were great. Lasted me well over a year, but IMO the momentums are a little grippier on smooth concrete/asphalt.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Pat on December 05, 2012, 02:44:57 PM
Gonna be getting those ctrl tires as soon as I can.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: mrjimyjohn on December 12, 2012, 11:09:44 PM
I'm sure this is the wrong place to put this but can someone direct me to those posts made by the dude at Alienation? I've been looking and looking but I can't find them. Would they even still exist?
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: paranoidmexican on December 17, 2012, 10:08:29 PM
i'm getting an alliance psi frame in 20.75 for free, worth riding or re-sell it? its from 2005 or 06 (euro bb)
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: skateparkrider on December 18, 2012, 11:16:15 AM
Here is a quick question.... did we all wish Sasha a happy birthday today????????????
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Gary on December 18, 2012, 03:56:03 PM
Quote from: paranoidmexican;3615786
i'm getting an alliance psi frame in 20.75 for free, worth riding or re-sell it? its from 2005 or 06 (euro bb)


 Ride it!!  Or sell it to me cheap;)
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Sasha on December 20, 2012, 06:56:13 AM
Quote from: skateparkrider;3615920
Here is a quick question.... did we all wish Sasha a happy birthday today????????????


Haha! I'm pretending it wasn't my birthday. I'm still 19, for the 5th time.


Anyone know if the odyssey levers are painted or anodised? I wanna raw it.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: skateparkrider on December 20, 2012, 10:38:12 AM
Depends on the lever.  If it is a color, it is probably painted.  But the blacks are anno.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Sasha on December 20, 2012, 10:48:16 AM
It's black. Looks like it's going for a dunking :)
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: blueee on December 21, 2012, 12:32:29 PM
would aluminum be a suitable material for brake mount bolts?
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: montymitch on December 21, 2012, 12:44:45 PM
Should be fine. All the bolts do is hold the springs in place and make sure the arms don't fall off.
If they fail, its not critical.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Ruben José on January 02, 2013, 05:35:00 PM
Fit Hawk frame? good? bad? broken ones?
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Professor Horatio Hufnagel on January 03, 2013, 04:25:11 AM
Lots of broken V1's
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: macandcheese on January 04, 2013, 10:55:27 AM
Quote from: Homersimpson;3620174
Fit Hawk frame? good? bad? broken ones?


feels nice, dents really easy, big tubes, doesn't feel very sturdy though. doesn't clear big tires but fits quite large sprockets. my old one broke.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Ruben José on January 04, 2013, 12:18:15 PM
that sucks. my superstar is cracked and im a little bad on cash right now. I can get that Fit really cheap, like 70 euros, its tempting.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Ralph Wiggum on January 07, 2013, 06:40:09 AM
Anyone else had a frame with an integrated headset that required tapping the bearings (a couple taps with a rubber mallet) into the head tube? Every other frame I've owned I was able to push the bearings in by grabbing on the opposite end of the head tube and using my thumbs to get the bearing to seat.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Sasha on January 07, 2013, 07:45:02 AM
^I've had that before. There's probably paint or something in there. Wouldn't worry about it.

My bike has succumbed to the British Winter, has anyone tried this shit:

(http://www.fivestarautomotive.co.uk/ekmps/shops/fivestar/images/rust-remover-gel-469-p.jpg)

or should I just paint it red? I don't mind a bit of humidity brown cool rust but this is orange shit rain rust and we can't be having that.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Austin Tasseltine on January 07, 2013, 07:50:30 AM
Quote from: Ralph Wiggum;3621599
Anyone else had a frame with an integrated headset that required tapping the bearings (a couple taps with a rubber mallet) into the head tube? Every other frame I've owned I was able to push the bearings in by grabbing on the opposite end of the head tube and using my thumbs to get the bearing to seat.


yep.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Professor Horatio Hufnagel on January 07, 2013, 08:00:52 AM
Integrated should be slip-fit
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: JohnW on January 07, 2013, 08:04:45 AM
Quote from: Sasha;3621610
^I've had that before. There's probably paint or something in there. Wouldn't worry about it.

My bike has succumbed to the British Winter, has anyone tried this shit:

(http://www.fivestarautomotive.co.uk/ekmps/shops/fivestar/images/rust-remover-gel-469-p.jpg)

or should I just paint it red? I don't mind a bit of humidity brown cool rust but this is orange shit rain rust and we can't be having that.


I'm guessing it's phosphoric acid based. That stuff has to soak in to work and requires multiple coats. It'd be hard to use on a BMX frame cause it'd just drip off. It says non-drip so it might work, but I have a feeling it still will. If it actually stays on the tube let me know because I'd be interested in picking up some. I used similar stuff on the floor of my car and had to let it soak for hours, wire wheel it, and repeat a couple times.

If you soak it in clean motor oil and let it bake in the sun (or a warm lamp since you're in England) a little it'll turn the rust brown and slow it down. That's what I did to my S&M and I love how it turned out. Or use a brass wire wheel to polish the bare steel, then oil it.

(http://i.imgur.com/grz2R.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/psy5x.jpg?1)
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Professor Horatio Hufnagel on January 07, 2013, 08:08:20 AM
Using the sun is not an option in an English winter
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: JohnW on January 07, 2013, 08:09:25 AM
Quote from: Professor Horatio Hufnagel;3621618
Using the sun is not an option in an English winter


Which is why I suggested a warm lamp. An incandescent bulb decently close should work well enough.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: toady on January 07, 2013, 10:11:04 AM
meow
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Narcoleptic Insomniac on January 09, 2013, 01:35:24 PM
What do you guys use to lube your chain and how well does it work?

I've been using the White Lightning waxy type stuff but it doesn't last very long until my chain starts squeaking again.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Kinchy on January 09, 2013, 02:02:44 PM
Tf2 oil.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: mrjimyjohn on January 09, 2013, 02:50:35 PM
I use 3-in-1 electric motor oil. (the blue one)

It works nice, and it gets kind of sticky after a while and turns into a gum sort of substance that coats the teeth on my sprocket and driver. I believe this is because it's vegetable based, but I'm not sure. I probably re-apply it every few months, or whenever I ride in the rain.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Sasha on January 09, 2013, 02:59:11 PM
Quote from: JohnW;3621617
I'm guessing it's phosphoric acid based. That stuff has to soak in to work and requires multiple coats. It'd be hard to use on a BMX frame cause it'd just drip off. It says non-drip so it might work, but I have a feeling it still will. If it actually stays on the tube let me know because I'd be interested in picking up some. I used similar stuff on the floor of my car and had to let it soak for hours, wire wheel it, and repeat a couple times.

If you soak it in clean motor oil and let it bake in the sun (or a warm lamp since you're in England) a little it'll turn the rust brown and slow it down. That's what I did to my S&M and I love how it turned out. Or use a brass wire wheel to polish the bare steel, then oil it.

(http://i.imgur.com/grz2R.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/psy5x.jpg?1)


I just ordered some spray on stuff, will let you know how it goes!
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: macandcheese on January 13, 2013, 03:25:35 PM
(http://distilleryimage10.s3.amazonaws.com/dcb32ffc5dc511e29a4b22000a1fb593_7.jpg)

how the fuck does stuff like this happen

sunday funday 2
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Sasha on January 13, 2013, 03:34:13 PM
Quote from: Sasha;3622360
I just ordered some spray on stuff, will let you know how it goes!


It wasn't great.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Object on January 14, 2013, 11:12:58 AM
What's the preferred grease for a freecoaster?
Finish Line Teflon?
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: JohnW on January 14, 2013, 11:32:14 AM
Quote from: Object;3623704
What's the preferred grease for a freecoaster?
Finish Line Teflon?

Teflon is best for chains and brake cables.

I've been using this on freecoasters for a few years, works great:
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/318fgDe444L._AA300_.jpg)
Still have the same tube I bought over 3 years ago. I've also been using it on cranks, headset bearings, bearing seats, hub bearings, etc.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Object on January 14, 2013, 11:52:31 AM
Cheers.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: mrjimyjohn on January 14, 2013, 03:07:26 PM
Might as well ask this here too, what paint strippers have worked best for you guys?
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Chris on January 14, 2013, 03:19:44 PM
don´t know how it is at you in the us, but in germany you can only buy strippers that you probably might be drink as a private person.
if you want to have a good and aggressive stripper that also strips original paint you have to go to a painter among your acquaintances that sells it to you illegal...
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Trent on January 14, 2013, 03:27:37 PM
Quote from: mrjimyjohn;3623798
Might as well ask this here too, what paint strippers have worked best for you guys?

This stuff (http://www.canadiantire.ca/AST/browse/6/Tools/PaintStains/PaintThinnersStrippers/PRD~0491051P/DS+Super+Remover+Paint%2C+Glue+and+Varnish+Remover.jsp?locale=en) from CT works well.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: mrjimyjohn on January 14, 2013, 03:29:45 PM
Quote from: Trent;3623802
This stuff (http://www.canadiantire.ca/AST/browse/6/Tools/PaintStains/PaintThinnersStrippers/PRD~0491051P/DS+Super+Remover+Paint%2C+Glue+and+Varnish+Remover.jsp?locale=en) from CT works well.


Thanks boss, I'll go pick some up tonight.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Gary on January 14, 2013, 04:29:28 PM
Talstrip aerosol aircraft stripper , I won't mess with anything else. It's really strong
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Sasha on January 15, 2013, 10:53:04 AM
Just bought a road bike, what's the best way of finding out the seatpost size? Don't think it says on what it is. It needs a new one.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: tim_sch on January 15, 2013, 12:13:01 PM
Quote from: Gary;3623822
Talstrip aerosol aircraft stripper , I won't mess with anything else. It's really strong


Can you get this one anywhere in Europe?
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: YoungMilli on January 15, 2013, 12:19:00 PM
Quote from: mrjimyjohn;3623803
Thanks boss, I'll go pick some up tonight.


If that's out, try this thing called heirloom. It's also at CT n it's like 11.49 for a litre container. It's good for like 2/3 complete raw jobs.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: master on January 15, 2013, 01:04:23 PM
Quote from: Sasha;3624072
Just bought a road bike, what's the best way of finding out the seatpost size? Don't think it says on what it is. It needs a new one.


Measure it with calipers.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Sasha on January 15, 2013, 01:08:19 PM
Somebody give me some callipers.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Kinchy on January 15, 2013, 01:29:49 PM
Put your fingers around it. That big. Failing that, smell it.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: milhous on January 15, 2013, 01:47:50 PM
Quote from: Sasha;3624072
Just bought a road bike, what's the best way of finding out the seatpost size? Don't think it says on what it is. It needs a new one.


What kind of road bike is it? Old/new?
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Sasha on January 15, 2013, 02:09:27 PM
Quote from: Kinchy;3624124
Put your fingers around it. That big. Failing that, smell it.


Smells like a 27.2, slight hint of 30.1 though so I'm not sure.

Quote from: milhous;3624128
What kind of road bike is it? Old/new?


Some old cheapy thing. Is red though which is all that matters. Attached a pic from the listing.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Kinchy on January 15, 2013, 02:23:37 PM
probably 26 or 27.something

Take it to a bikeshop, bikeshop employees usually don't smoke so their sense of smell is better
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: paranoidmexican on January 15, 2013, 02:24:57 PM
take your bike to the bike shop and have them show you what size seat post you need?
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: DCBMX on January 19, 2013, 07:24:55 PM
will the profile 3/8th volcano front hub axle nuts (http://www.profileracing.com/estore/product.php?productId=353) work on an Odyssey Vandero 2 front hub?
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: mrjimyjohn on January 19, 2013, 07:45:07 PM
Quote from: DCBMX;3625604
will the profile 3/8th volcano front hub axle nuts (http://www.profileracing.com/estore/product.php?productId=353) work on an Odyssey Vandero 2 front hub?


No. Profile uses 16tpi for whatever reason, whereas Odyssey and everyone else use 24tpi.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: DCBMX on January 19, 2013, 07:48:49 PM
lame. does anybody know where I can get green 24tpi front hub bolts?
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: mrjimyjohn on January 19, 2013, 08:03:07 PM
Do the tree bolts come in green? if not I don't think there are, unfortunately.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: DCBMX on January 19, 2013, 08:16:03 PM
nope no green, god dammit
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: mrjimyjohn on January 19, 2013, 08:18:13 PM
You might be able to use the profile volcano washers if you can find some green ones, and use 3/8" x 24tpi studs instead of the profile ones. I'm not completely sure they'll fit, but it might be worth a try if you get desperate, haha.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Sasha on January 20, 2013, 04:26:03 AM
Quote from: Kinchy;3624140
probably 26 or 27.something

Take it to a bikeshop, bikeshop employees usually don't smoke so their sense of smell is better


Quote from: paranoidmexican;3624142
take your bike to the bike shop and have them show you what size seat post you need?


Put my BMX seat post in and it was a bit too small so I bought a 25.8mm post, that was too big so I just forced it in there. All is well now.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Professor Horatio Hufnagel on January 20, 2013, 04:42:49 AM
Might be a bitch to get back out
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Sasha on January 20, 2013, 05:05:37 AM
I'll worry about that later.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Tony Harrison on January 20, 2013, 05:39:12 AM
Quote from: mrjimyjohn;3625627
You might be able to use the profile volcano washers if you can find some green ones, and use 3/8" x 24tpi studs instead of the profile ones. I'm not completely sure they'll fit, but it might be worth a try if you get desperate, haha.



http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Diabolic-titanium-bmx-female-hub-bolts-16-TPI-american-profile-stealth-king-/200747467495?pt=Cycling_Parts_Accessories&hash=item2ebd7b42e7

quickest of googles
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: DCBMX on January 20, 2013, 09:09:57 AM
those are 16 tpi

edit: but wait! http://www.ebay.in/itm/260961989345 (http://www.ebay.in/itm/260961989345)
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Sasha on January 21, 2013, 08:43:56 AM
Anyone ever rawed/polished a rim? I want to do at least my back one, is it hard? I assume it'll be the same as anything, I'll just need a bigger tub? I have Fly rims too so it should be double fun.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: mrjimyjohn on January 21, 2013, 02:35:22 PM
I was considering trying this but I decided I wasn't up for rebuilding my wheels. Let us know how it goes though, I might try it eventually too. I would assume just the usual oven cleaner or whatever it is that you prefer to use...
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Kinchy on January 21, 2013, 02:38:39 PM
Is it painted or anodized? I'm about to raw some painted rims but thats just going to be a case of Nitro Mors.

Related question: What should I use to protect the metal, if anything?
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: mrjimyjohn on January 21, 2013, 03:09:21 PM
Quote from: Kinchy;3626046
Is it painted or anodized? I'm about to raw some painted rims but thats just going to be a case of Nitro Mors.

Related question: What should I use to protect the metal, if anything?


Nitromors shouldn't do anything to aluminum really, I'd say just clean the rims off real good when you're done to make sure there's no residue or anything.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: PabstBlueRibbon on January 21, 2013, 03:22:07 PM
Quote from: DCBMX;3625612
lame. does anybody know where I can get green 24tpi front hub bolts?


hardware store and a green sharpie
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Kinchy on January 21, 2013, 03:26:59 PM
Quote from: mrjimyjohn;3626052
Nitromors shouldn't do anything to aluminum really, I'd say just clean the rims off real good when you're done to make sure there's no residue or anything.


I'm more worried about oxidation. Pretty sure aluminium oxidises still?
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: mrjimyjohn on January 21, 2013, 03:30:51 PM
Well yeah but not in the same way as steel. It'll take a good while to start showing signs of oxidization in the first place, but then once the entire surface is oxidized to a certain depth (extremely small number, I'm not sure what it is) it will stop and won't go any deeper. I don't think something like Nitromors would speed that process up but I guess it could happen...

I don't know enough to give you a definite answer, but I would be tempted to say you'll be fine.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Trent on January 21, 2013, 03:31:49 PM
Quote from: Sasha;3625967
Anyone ever rawed/polished a rim? I want to do at least my back one, is it hard? I assume it'll be the same as anything, I'll just need a bigger tub? I have Fly rims too so it should be double fun.


Have been thinking of doing this for a while now, as well.

Best idea I've come up with was the use a garbage can lid as the "tub".

Interested to see what other people say.  Mines anodized.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Sasha on January 21, 2013, 04:14:41 PM
Mine is anodised too. It has a bit of paint on so I'll see if I can get rid of that and raw it next week some time. Will post pics and hopefully not end up with caustic soda filled rivers in the drilled bits.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Topsey on January 21, 2013, 05:30:08 PM
Does anyone know the width of the Elementary stem? The front bit where the bars slide in?
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Sasha on January 21, 2013, 05:57:22 PM
You're not allowed one.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: GUMP_ on January 21, 2013, 05:58:50 PM
I've rawed rims in the past. Just treat the same as other Ali parts, did have wire wheel them abit
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Trent on January 21, 2013, 06:00:31 PM
Did you use brakes on the rawed rim?
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: GUMP_ on January 21, 2013, 06:05:28 PM
Not a 100% sure. I think I did
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Phil Medeep on January 21, 2013, 06:30:45 PM
Where can one buy replacement parts for the animal javelin cassette hub?  Don't need a new driver but I would love to know when the time comes.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: paranoidmexican on January 21, 2013, 07:05:40 PM
I'd email Animal, they look like they would use odysey style drivers though
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: mrjimyjohn on January 21, 2013, 07:38:14 PM
The axles seem to be readily available but not much else. Judging by the fact that it uses 1 spring I'd say it's probably an Oddy/Joytech driver.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: EDIOT on January 21, 2013, 09:22:06 PM
Quote from: Topsey;3626071
Does anyone know the width of the Elementary stem? The front bit where the bars slide in?


according to my ghetto measuring tape, my V3 is around 49-50mm width at the bar clamping area of the "frame". note that the full width of the "frame" is about 50-51mm. there is a slight taper towards the handlebar clamping area.

the wedge that butts up against the bars are slightly shorter (or "narrower"), at around 47-48mm.

my assumption is that you're measuring because of custom narrow flatland style bars - with very careful filing you may be able to get up to an extra 1mm clearance on each side, although this will still likely affect the stem significantly
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Professor Horatio Hufnagel on January 22, 2013, 04:20:45 AM
The frame is already pretty minimal
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Vague Blur on January 22, 2013, 06:21:53 AM
Quote from: Phil Medeep;3626083
Where can one buy replacement parts for the animal javelin cassette hub?  Don't need a new driver but I would love to know when the time comes.


They are made by Chosen so they are compatible with at least Proper and Colony, maybe the Cinema VX or even the Tree cassette (different axle though). Loads of clones about, you can identify them by the driver's shape and rubber seal.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Ralph Wiggum on January 23, 2013, 11:00:59 AM
Nevermind.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Chris on January 26, 2013, 10:24:17 AM
can anyone tell me the thread of the marked bolt ?

(http://img22.imageshack.us/img22/1705/320odyssey17.jpg)
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: mrjimyjohn on January 28, 2013, 01:00:07 PM
There's some warmer weather out today so I'm gonna go ahead and strip my frame. Is there anything I should do to protect the bearing seals or should I just avoid getting the stripper on them?
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Sasha on January 28, 2013, 01:01:21 PM
Take your bearings out.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Kinchy on January 28, 2013, 01:08:23 PM
Quote from: Chris;3627106
can anyone tell me the thread of the marked bolt ?

(http://img22.imageshack.us/img22/1705/320odyssey17.jpg)

Barrel adjuster. Odyssey monolever barrel adjuster to be precise
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: mrjimyjohn on January 28, 2013, 01:41:02 PM
Quote from: Sasha;3627529
Take your bearings out.


Well that's the obvious solution but I don't have any spare Spanish bearings, and I'm sure I'll fuck them up taking them out...
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Sasha on January 28, 2013, 01:54:05 PM
They'll be fine. Use this and a hammer:

(http://www.toolstation.com/images/library/stock/webbig/66772.jpg)
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Chris on January 28, 2013, 02:25:10 PM
Quote from: Kinchy;3627532
Barrel adjuster. Odyssey monolever barrel adjuster to be precise


Thanks bikesmile
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: mrjimyjohn on January 28, 2013, 03:26:58 PM
Quote from: Sasha;3627542
They'll be fine. Use this and a hammer:

(http://www.toolstation.com/images/library/stock/webbig/66772.jpg)


I went ahead and started anyways, but thanks for the suggestion, I'll try that next time. :cheers:
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Ruben José on February 03, 2013, 09:07:40 AM
Macneil ID forks? Bueno?

I just bent my Odyssey Dirt forks and i thought maybe a old fork holds up more than a year, what you think BG?
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: mrjimyjohn on February 03, 2013, 06:40:05 PM
Quote from: Homersimpson;3629231
Macneil ID forks? Bueno?

I just bent my Odyssey Dirt forks and i thought maybe a old fork holds up more than a year, what you think BG?


I have a buddy who's been riding a set for a few years now with no problems, but if you shred hard enough to bend oddy forks I'd say you should replace them with the new oddy forks.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: TeeMorrison on February 04, 2013, 01:51:51 AM
Have any of you shipped a bike from the UK to Australia? If so, what did it cost? And who did you use?

Cheers.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Mattchu on February 06, 2013, 11:30:47 AM
Does anyone know if the internals on the new Federal V3 coaster are compatible with the solid 14mm axle that came with the ACB style KHE Reverse? Are there any modifications necessary to make it fit?

My hub shit the bed on friday, and I'm not too keen on those studded tranny axles everyone is doing on their coasters now.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Topsey on February 06, 2013, 12:09:11 PM
Quote from: Hail Satan;3626223
They are made by Chosen so they are compatible with at least Proper and Colony, maybe the Cinema VX or even the Tree cassette (different axle though). Loads of clones about, you can identify them by the driver's shape and rubber seal.


Does that mean you could gut a Javelin cassette & gut a Tree cassette & switch the internals? 17mm Female axle in the Javelin hub?
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Spev on February 06, 2013, 02:34:42 PM
Quote from: Topsey;3630206
Does that mean you could gut a Javelin cassette & gut a Tree cassette & switch the internals? 17mm Female axle in the Javelin hub?


Not directly. The tree hub shell uses bigger 6903 (17x30x7)bearings while the Javelin uses 6902 (15x28x7).
You can use 17287 (17x28x7) bearings in the Javelin but from memory the bearing seats are wider on the Tree axle.
Incidentally I machined a 17mm axle for my Madera hub and got some bushings for the driver so I could run a true 14mm female axle in it.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: TeeMorrison on February 08, 2013, 08:58:24 AM
Chrome Slam Bars, they're a bitch to cut down.

Bought a brand new hacksaw this morning, and it will not cut through them. It's not even making a mark. Any suggestions?
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: macandcheese on February 08, 2013, 09:06:36 AM
Quote from: Tee76;3630793
Chrome Slam Bars, they're a bitch to cut down.

Bought a brand new hacksaw this morning, and it will not cut through them. It's not even making a mark. Any suggestions?


shitty hacksaw?
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: TeeMorrison on February 08, 2013, 09:12:13 AM
No mate, a decent one with decent blades.

I'll take them to work on Monday and use the disc cutter on them!
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Spev on February 08, 2013, 02:45:55 PM
Quote from: Tee76;3630797
No mate, a decent one with decent blades.

I'll take them to work on Monday and use the disc cutter on them!


What size/number blades are you using?
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Gary on February 08, 2013, 02:58:58 PM
I always use a bit of tape around the bar too help stop the chrome from flaking when I cut it.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Sasha on February 09, 2013, 05:06:12 AM
Any hangover cures?
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Sasha on February 09, 2013, 05:07:04 AM
Bacon? Ok.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Kinchy on February 09, 2013, 05:15:16 AM
Domonos and masturbation
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Professor Horatio Hufnagel on February 09, 2013, 05:37:46 AM
Fried food & Gatorade

Or a Sunday blast on the grog again
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Sasha on February 09, 2013, 05:53:07 AM
At my mates and he in't awake yet, all day brekkie triple and a reduced pasta thing will have to do.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Sasha on February 09, 2013, 06:36:18 AM
Reduced pasta was shit, sent them an e-mail:

To whomever it may concern,

It is with great regret that I write to you today. Normally Co-op is a sure bet on packaged foods, alas today I was disappointed. You see I stayed at a friends house last night and between us we enjoyed a few alcoholic beverages, as you would expect. Now, come this morning he is still in bed. Not being one to rifle through his cupboards I took myself over to the Co-op over the road (ideal placement) and bought myself a breakfast triple sandwich, some crisps and the aforementioned "honey & mustard chicken pasta". Now, the pasta was reduced which really was the only reason I bought it in all honesty but still I was not best pleased with what I consumed. With a title as such I was expecting at least some honey and chicken flavour. Unfortunately no, all I was met with was mustard. Mustard every single bite of the pasta thing. Not great first thing on a Saturday. This e-mail is here to suggest that you re-evaluate the amount of mustard you put in these things for any lesser man than myself may struggle to finish one, should they make the purchase. Since I am Billy ten men I obviously finished every last bite, other than the bits I dropped on the floor. My friend's dog took care of those, though he looked equally as unimpressed as I was. I sincerely hope that you will consider this e-mail urgent and address the issue of your too mustardy pasta for I feel if it was made a better product then it would not have to be reduced in the first place. More money for you, more tasty for me. Greater good for everyone,

Thank you for reading,

Yours faithfully,

Thomas Halliwell (breakfast expert)
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Professor Horatio Hufnagel on February 09, 2013, 05:40:00 PM
lol. Please tell us their reply
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Rear Brigadier on February 13, 2013, 01:56:11 PM
I'm not even going to bother using the search function to find out if this is already answered.

Anyone know if the Federal v.3 coaster has a shemale axle or if it's a flush-cut 14mm with 3/8's bolts?
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Topsey on February 13, 2013, 02:00:56 PM
99.9% sure it has 14mm axle that extends into the drop out & is threaded for 3/8ths Bolts so if you wanted to run pegs you'd need 3/8ths/10mm ones.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Ruben José on February 13, 2013, 02:39:52 PM
Quote from: Tee76;3630793
Chrome Slam Bars, they're a bitch to cut down.

Bought a brand new hacksaw this morning, and it will not cut through them. It's not even making a mark. Any suggestions?


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Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Brendan O. on February 13, 2013, 02:58:06 PM
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Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Rear Brigadier on February 13, 2013, 04:05:09 PM
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Title: Quick Questions
Post by: EDIOT on February 14, 2013, 12:29:13 AM
Quote from: Tee76;3630793
Chrome Slam Bars, they're a bitch to cut down.

Bought a brand new hacksaw this morning, and it will not cut through them. It's not even making a mark. Any suggestions?


make sure you're using saw blades meant for metal (i.e. fine tooth)
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Kinchy on February 14, 2013, 01:45:02 AM
Quote from: Sasha;3630991
Reduced pasta was shit, sent them an e-mail:

To whomever it may concern,

It is with great regret that I write to you today. Normally Co-op is a sure bet on packaged foods, alas today I was disappointed. You see I stayed at a friends house last night and between us we enjoyed a few alcoholic beverages, as you would expect. Now, come this morning he is still in bed. Not being one to rifle through his cupboards I took myself over to the Co-op over the road (ideal placement) and bought myself a breakfast triple sandwich, some crisps and the aforementioned "honey & mustard chicken pasta". Now, the pasta was reduced which really was the only reason I bought it in all honesty but still I was not best pleased with what I consumed. With a title as such I was expecting at least some honey and chicken flavour. Unfortunately no, all I was met with was mustard. Mustard every single bite of the pasta thing. Not great first thing on a Saturday. This e-mail is here to suggest that you re-evaluate the amount of mustard you put in these things for any lesser man than myself may struggle to finish one, should they make the purchase. Since I am Billy ten men I obviously finished every last bite, other than the bits I dropped on the floor. My friend's dog took care of those, though he looked equally as unimpressed as I was. I sincerely hope that you will consider this e-mail urgent and address the issue of your too mustardy pasta for I feel if it was made a better product then it would not have to be reduced in the first place. More money for you, more tasty for me. Greater good for everyone,

Thank you for reading,

Yours faithfully,

Thomas Halliwell (breakfast expert)

Update please
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Rusty on February 14, 2013, 11:12:52 AM
How would I be able to tell if my Tree sprocket is US made? It's a lite Bolt drive I got a little over 2 years ago.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: milhous on February 14, 2013, 11:18:53 AM
Quote from: Rusty;3632371
How would I be able to tell if my Tree sprocket is US made? It's a lite Bolt drive I got a little over 2 years ago.


If it is 2 years old, I would assume it is US made.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Patty on February 17, 2013, 10:12:26 AM
Will Profiles GDH spindle fit the 19mm Fit indent cranks?
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: tim_sch on February 17, 2013, 11:00:32 AM
It should, because all the 48 spline spindles are the same I guess. But I'm not 100% sure.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Topsey on February 18, 2013, 02:04:49 PM
How many people are running 27/9 gearing? Im abit fed up of "standard" gearing, even though i plan to run a freecoaster i want harder gearing. I want to go fast at things & backwards without back pedalling lol. I know some of the Trails guys are running ALOT harder gearing than what i plan on, so is it noticeable? Cheers guys!
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Gary on February 18, 2013, 02:21:19 PM
^ for the brief little bit that I ran a 9T driver I ran 28T in the front. I'm running 30-10 and 31-10 on my bikes now. Once your rolling it's unnoticeable other than the less spinning out. It's great for longer distance street riding. downside getting started in close up spots. I wouldn't go back too standard gearing now. i don't have any experience with harder gearing on a coaster.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Kinchy on February 18, 2013, 03:02:24 PM
I much prefer 3:1 gearing now I tried it, feels better than 'normal' gearing.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Pat on February 18, 2013, 04:46:55 PM
I rode 27-9 for a while on my beacon and it felt fine. I liked it, I usually run a 28-9. It's nice for getting going a bit faster without it being crazy like 30-9. My buddy riding the Ezra coaster rides a 28-9 as well
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Topsey on February 18, 2013, 05:02:34 PM
Quality, Im dead certain i want to run the 27/9. I know there's trade offs but the extra speed is gunna be great!
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Ruben José on February 18, 2013, 05:38:14 PM
33-9 feels awesome!
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: mrjimyjohn on February 18, 2013, 06:18:16 PM
another vote for 3.0 gear ratio.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Admiral Ackbar on February 18, 2013, 06:39:51 PM
Quote from: Tee76;3630793
Chrome Slam Bars, they're a bitch to cut down.

Bought a brand new hacksaw this morning, and it will not cut through them. It's not even making a mark. Any suggestions?


too late now probs but you can use use a metal file/rasp or a grinder to remove some of the chrome before you try and cut it
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: TeeMorrison on February 20, 2013, 09:00:09 AM
Has anyone had problems fitting pedals to Profile crank arms?

I bought new pedals and cranks, but when I try and screw the pedal into the arm it wont catch.

It's definitely a crank problem as the pedals screw straight into the other two sets of cranks I have. And yes, It is the right pedal.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: JohnW on February 20, 2013, 09:10:59 AM
I've been running 30-10 for a while and love it. With a coaster on one bike and a cassette on the other. More speed, normal gearing just feels too easy to me now. Doesn't bother me with short runups either.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Topsey on February 20, 2013, 11:47:37 AM
I'll be running a 13" CS its super poppy, so im pretty sure the gearing wont really effect the short run up stuff. Just give me a little extra speed cruising spot hunting & racing my friends lol.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Professor Horatio Hufnagel on February 20, 2013, 03:42:44 PM
CS length doesn't affect acceleration, choice of gearing will though
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Topsey on February 20, 2013, 04:07:46 PM
I know the CS length wont effect acceleration, What what i meant was with the short CS it will be easier to get the pop in a shorter run up (to say a rail) even with the harder gearing.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Trent on February 21, 2013, 04:56:59 PM
Is the US version of The Albion #11 out yet?
If anyone has a copy can let me know if a photo I shot made it into the Strays section?
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: CMB on February 21, 2013, 05:28:45 PM
Quote from: Rusty;3632371
How would I be able to tell if my Tree sprocket is US made? It's a lite Bolt drive I got a little over 2 years ago.


I'm pretty sure the US made Tree Lite sprockets had the name engraved in it as opposed to the laser etching on the current ones.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Mattchu on February 21, 2013, 10:51:30 PM
Quote from: Rusty;3632371
How would I be able to tell if my Tree sprocket is US made? It's a lite Bolt drive I got a little over 2 years ago.

what was said above is true, but you can also email me a picture to info@treebicycleco.com and i can see if sam will have more insight into where/when it was made. we used quite a few usa manufacturers before taiwan did them.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Sammm on February 22, 2013, 06:11:46 AM
Are JCPC pedal bodies really side specific? I need new bodies for my grinding side both left and right. Do I really have to spend 2x£9.99  or can I just buy one body, use one side on the right and one on the left?
is it a case of it not fitting or will it just look/feel a bit different? Given it's the side i grind on i don't really care if it feels odd or anything because my feet won't be touching it

This is probably very poorly worded.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: EDIOT on February 22, 2013, 01:15:06 PM
Quote from: Sammm;3634376
Are JCPC pedal bodies really side specific?


they are left/right specific and wont fit into each other.

the original body replacement packaging comes with a side for each, many bikeshops that stocks them split the sides themselves and charge you for one side i think (effectively doubling the price).

the way Empire sells them is USD 7 per order:
http://www.empirebmx.com/store/comersus_viewItem.asp?idProduct=9669

you get two 'halves' of the same side


i'd imagine it being the same in england, spend 20 quid now, you'll get a total of four halves.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: KillSeth on February 22, 2013, 01:21:54 PM
Quote from: EDIOT;3634449
many bikeshops that stocks them split the sides themselves and charge you for one side i think (effectively doubling the price).


This is bullshit. It's like when shops sell the bar ends separately from the grips that they are supposed to come with.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: hugh. on February 22, 2013, 02:16:55 PM
Quote from: KillSeth;3634454
This is bullshit. It's like when shops sell the bar ends separately from the grips that they are supposed to come with.

why are fly ruben grips sometimes sold as singles?

EDIT: dumb question. they come in different sizes. shorter one for brake lever side.

im dumb.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: returner on February 22, 2013, 02:35:34 PM
A good material for a seat cover? My denim cloth is worn out and I was thinking something more durable or just go with denim again?
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: mrjimyjohn on February 22, 2013, 02:57:02 PM
If you can get your hands on some good quality leather it'll last a good long while. It can be hard to actually cover though, depending on the type/thickness.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: blueee on February 23, 2013, 03:09:30 AM
does the shadow ravenger stem use regular or smallhead bolts?
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Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Sasha on February 23, 2013, 05:01:50 AM
^They use a kinda mid size bolt I think. Subrosa made a big deal out of it about how it's loads stronger and innovative.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: hugh. on February 24, 2013, 09:18:16 AM
Does 36-12 gearing feel any different to 30-10?
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Sasha on February 24, 2013, 09:21:46 AM
Should be exactly the same but smoooother.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: hugh. on February 24, 2013, 09:32:23 AM
Smooth is good.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: paranoidmexican on February 25, 2013, 01:34:54 AM
What drivers work with cinema hubs?
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: blueee on February 25, 2013, 02:05:28 AM
Quote from: Sasha;3634623
^They use a kinda mid size bolt I think. Subrosa made a big deal out of it about how it's loads stronger and innovative.

will my smallhead b6 bolts be fine on there?
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: TeeMorrison on February 25, 2013, 05:12:45 PM
Have any of you posted a frame from the England to the US before? If so, what did it cost and who did you use?
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Sammm on February 26, 2013, 06:40:59 AM
Quote from: EDIOT;3634449
they are left/right specific and wont fit into each other.

the original body replacement packaging comes with a side for each, many bikeshops that stocks them split the sides themselves and charge you for one side i think (effectively doubling the price).

the way Empire sells them is USD 7 per order:
http://www.empirebmx.com/store/comersus_viewItem.asp?idProduct=9669

you get two 'halves' of the same side


i'd imagine it being the same in england, spend 20 quid now, you'll get a total of four halves.


Fair shout. Guess it doesn't break the bank too much, just me being a poor student. 4 halves should last be long enough so I'll do that. Cheers
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: hugh. on March 04, 2013, 07:13:22 AM
What rims are these?
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7121/7742787224_e2cce3878d_b.jpg)
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Dick on March 04, 2013, 07:27:05 AM
Sun rim in the front, odyssey out back. Can't tell the exact models though.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: hugh. on March 04, 2013, 08:07:07 AM
Cheers man.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Topsey on March 04, 2013, 10:35:00 AM
Fuck me i want that Progression!!
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Mychaylo on March 04, 2013, 07:45:27 PM
Quote from: hugh.;3637040
Cheers man.


I would say the front is a big city, or big city lite.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Topsey on March 05, 2013, 01:04:17 PM
Does anyone have pictures of Eclat Polar Aero rims actually built up? Ive googled my heart out but cant seem to find any decent pictures of them. The look similar to Odsy Aerospace rims in the pictures ive seen, id like to confirm that! Cheers guys.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: hugh. on March 05, 2013, 02:07:36 PM
Quote from: Topsey;3637379
Does anyone have pictures of Eclat Polar Aero rims actually built up? Ive googled my heart out but cant seem to find any decent pictures of them. The look similar to Odsy Aerospace rims in the pictures ive seen, id like to confirm that! Cheers guys.


I know its a bike check video from some youtube *** and I apologize, noone should have to sit through this shit. It helps if you mute it. But thats all I could find of them built up.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mJrjyWdRrKI
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Topsey on March 05, 2013, 02:27:18 PM
^ Nice one, you're becoming quite helpfull these past couple of days lol :) Looks pretty good to me.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: mrjimyjohn on March 05, 2013, 02:31:55 PM
E-Klaaaaaaarr
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: hugh. on March 05, 2013, 02:37:00 PM
Quote from: Topsey;3637408
^ Nice one, you're becoming quite helpfull these past couple of days lol :) Looks pretty good to me.

I've got all my college work done and handed up for the next few weeks so ive tons of free time haha.

Quote from: mrjimyjohn;3637410
E-Klaaaaaaarr


That really bothered me.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Topsey on March 05, 2013, 02:39:38 PM
Isnt it pronounced Ay-Clah?
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: hugh. on March 05, 2013, 02:40:53 PM
Also if anyone in the UK/Europe is looking for a new sprocket Chain Reaction has trees in 25t & 28t for £30.

http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Brands.aspx?BrandID=1021
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: mrjimyjohn on March 05, 2013, 03:20:06 PM
Quote from: Topsey;3637413
Isnt it pronounced Ay-Clah?


That's what I've always thought, although I've also been told "ee-klat" is the proper way to say it, so I really don't know.

The actual French word is certainly pronounced as you said, ay-clah.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: hugh. on March 05, 2013, 03:26:15 PM
I've always said "ee-klat". I've never been corrected so I assume thats how its pronounced or else people are just too nice to correct me haha
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Sasha on March 05, 2013, 03:55:36 PM
Quote from: hugh.;3637424
I've always said "ee-klat".


This. You defo sound less of an idiot saying it how it's written than trying to pronounce some French word.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: macandcheese on March 06, 2013, 02:08:00 PM
anyone else feel that 225 glh-r's feel really shitty and slow? it's like i'm driving a truck not a bmx. i really doubt it's a headset issue
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Topsey on March 06, 2013, 02:25:47 PM
I was running a 2.10" GLH-R up front for god knows how long never had any issues? Ive got E-Comet 2.25" F&R now & those things roll smooooth!
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: macandcheese on March 06, 2013, 02:40:29 PM
i have run a 2.10 glh on the back and a 225 glh on the front with no issues too. maybe it's a glh-r thing? or something else
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: tim_sch on March 06, 2013, 03:21:11 PM
They seem to run slower than other tires, that's true. I run the same setup, but normal GLHs.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Spev on March 07, 2013, 02:28:10 AM
Eclat (http://www.howjsay.com/index.php?word=eclat&submit=Submit)
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Pat on March 07, 2013, 08:29:57 AM
I run 2.25 Glh's back and front, they don't seem any more sluggish than the Duo Stunners, actually they feel faster than the Duo's.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Professor Horatio Hufnagel on March 07, 2013, 09:03:36 AM
GLH and GLH-R have different duro's IIRC
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: mrjimyjohn on March 07, 2013, 02:49:10 PM
Quote from: Professor Horatio Hufnagel;3637895
GLH and GLH-R have different duro's IIRC


Pretty sure this is true. I've had pairs of both GLHs and GLH-Rs in 2.1 and the GLH-Rs wore out much faster. I didn't notice a huge difference in speed though...
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: _tom_ on March 09, 2013, 06:15:26 AM
Any ideas where to get the Tree ergo pivotal saddle in brown in the UK? Can't see it anywhere, think it would look great on my green catty scout!
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: mrjimyjohn on March 09, 2013, 08:13:18 AM
Possibly this? (http://www.fluidbmx.co.uk/category-135/tree-ergo-seat.html) I don't know anything about the shop mind you...
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Mattchu on March 09, 2013, 11:50:12 AM
Quote from: _tom_;3638346
Any ideas where to get the Tree ergo pivotal saddle in brown in the UK? Can't see it anywhere, think it would look great on my green catty scout!


Those brown seats sold like crazy! We'll be getting more in stock within a months time when our spring shipment shows up. We're also currently working on getting a new UK distributor set up, but I don't have any real details aside from that. Good luck finding one. If you don't just send us an email and we'll track one down for you.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: _tom_ on March 10, 2013, 11:19:25 AM
Cheers guys :) I've ordered from Fluid, hopefully they actually have em in stock!
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Trent on March 15, 2013, 11:40:56 AM
I realize this is incredibly vain, but what grips are closeest in colour to the brown of the Tree Ergo Seat?
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Topsey on March 15, 2013, 12:34:06 PM
Chase Hawk grips come in brown, look at them? They are super comfy too.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: _tom_ on March 15, 2013, 01:02:39 PM
Quote from: Trent;3639613
I realize this is incredibly vain, but what grips are closeest in colour to the brown of the Tree Ergo Seat?


haha well I'm glad someone else asked, as I'll be looking for some matching grips soon as well.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Trent on March 15, 2013, 01:17:09 PM
Quote from: Topsey;3639628
Chase Hawk grips come in brown, look at them? They are super comfy too.


Word, thanks man.
Any other brown grips are welcomed, gum just doesn't really match up.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Sasha on March 15, 2013, 02:05:01 PM
(http://luxbmx.com/Animal-Edwin-Grips-Brown-450.jpg)
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Trent on March 15, 2013, 02:08:26 PM
Quote from: Sasha;3639669
(http://luxbmx.com/Animal-Edwin-Grips-Brown-450.jpg)


I KNOW.
Can't find those fuckers.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: skateparkrider on March 15, 2013, 03:17:23 PM
Quote from: Topsey;3639628
Chase Hawk grips come in brown, look at them? They are super comfy too.


I swear I posted that exact same thing.  I must have closed out of the window first.

Great minds think alike!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: skateparkrider on March 15, 2013, 03:18:27 PM
Quote from: Trent;3639650
Word, thanks man.
Any other brown grips are welcomed, gum just doesn't really match up.

There is a gum color and there is also a brown color.  The brown is like doo doo brown.  Not really gum.  Could be what you are looking for.

Sam loves that natural shit.  So I am willing to bet his seats are as close to doo doo brown as you can get.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: CMB on March 16, 2013, 10:24:27 PM
Found out that the reason my Ody v3 driver is skipping is because one of the pawls gets stuck when it's pushed down. Do I need a new C-clip, pawl or both?
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: Dick on March 17, 2013, 03:06:26 AM
Quote from: CMB;3639981
Found out that the reason my Ody v3 driver is skipping is because one of the pawls gets stuck when it's pushed down. Do I need a new C-clip, pawl or both?

Take a flathead screwdriver and open up the end of the pawl a little with it. I recall having to do this a few times with mine.
Title: Quick Questions
Post by: CMB on March 17, 2013, 07:40:55 AM
ill try that, thanks!
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: KillSeth on March 20, 2013, 06:13:14 AM
I need some thoughts on what color brake pad to run with black rims. I have been using the red Odyssey slim by fours with a chrome rim for years and I loved the ability to feather and stop abruptly. I recently put a black rim on with some clear slim by fours and after one session I am not feeling them. It seems like they have zero stopping power until they lock up completely.

Anyone running the red/salmon pads with black rims? Is your braking Ok?
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: EDIOT on March 20, 2013, 10:22:38 AM
i think the salmon is a softer compound than the clears, in which case they should solve your issue.
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: KillSeth on March 20, 2013, 12:24:05 PM
I think that's wrong. The clear pads seem too soft, whereas the red/salmon are supposed to be a medium density. I am just curious if the red/salmon will work on colored rims.
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: Sasha on March 20, 2013, 02:50:48 PM
Yes they'll work
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: Sasha on March 21, 2013, 02:50:29 AM
Shut up.
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: Arttu on March 21, 2013, 03:38:38 PM
Cheap 36h front hub. Where can I get one?
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: Admiral Ackbar on March 21, 2013, 07:37:01 PM
flatlandfuel has $20 hoffman front hubs
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: _tom_ on March 28, 2013, 05:56:56 PM
Is there anyone who makes a u-brake lever with reach adjust? I'm too used to mtbs and hate how far away bmx levers are. I'm far too used to having one finger covering the brake at all times.
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: Sasha on March 28, 2013, 08:22:31 PM
A lot of Tektro levers have the little screw for it. Paul levers do too if you feel like spending £40. Everything is loads easier if you don't cover the lever though, advice coming from someone who does hold the lever 90% of the time.
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: Louis on March 28, 2013, 10:45:12 PM
Cielencki style long pedal pins?

Odyssey site has said sold out going on a year now... http://store.odysseybmx.com/collections/small-parts/products/pedal-pins-jim-cielencki
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: Sasha on March 29, 2013, 05:49:34 AM
Cielencki style long pedal pins?

Odyssey site has said sold out going on a year now... http://store.odysseybmx.com/collections/small-parts/products/pedal-pins-jim-cielencki

M4 socket cap screw. http://www.ebay.com/itm/M4-X8MM-SOCKET-HEAD-CAP-SCREW-BLACK-OXIDE-QTY-8-/200557629516?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2eb22a904c

http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_trksid=p2050601.m570.l1313.TR0.TRC0&_nkw=m4+socket+cap+screw&_sacat=0&_from=R40
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: Topsey on April 05, 2013, 03:35:29 PM
Anyone know a release date for the new G-Sport Simian hub??
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: G on April 05, 2013, 06:40:50 PM
Anyone know a release date for the new G-Sport Simian hub??

No.

:(
G.
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: tim_sch on April 06, 2013, 06:02:41 AM
I'm really interested in the hub, too, seems like my BSD hub won't take that much of abuse anymore...
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: Topsey on April 06, 2013, 10:01:53 AM
Well that sucks! Really want to give the Simian a go instead of a Marmy. I guess ill try & get everything else first then & hopefully by the time i have the Simian will be out, or at least on its way!

Edit: I dont really know why i thought of this... But Dave from the Merged said we'd be stoked on the hub guard. I was thinking there might be a plastic guard that slots over the little lip bit kinda like a gland. Then a little metal guard that replaces the collar & holds the plastic gland type guard on.
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: G on April 06, 2013, 04:39:17 PM
To clarify: the front is going well and hopefully will be out relatively soon.

The rear is taking a little longer and probably wont be out until the late summer at the earliest.

:)
G.
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: Topsey on April 06, 2013, 04:44:49 PM
 A rear Simian?! Ok i am DEFINITELY waiting for my G-Sport Wheelset now!
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: Narcoleptic Insomniac on April 06, 2013, 09:04:11 PM
What's this Simian you speak of?
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: TheMerged on April 08, 2013, 11:15:41 AM
(http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/dd263/bmxunion/BMX%20Union%20Album%204/IMG_5407_zpse65aa542.jpg)
(http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/dd263/bmxunion/BMX%20Union%20Album%204/IMG_5409_zpsad4adc73.jpg)

http://www.bmxunion.com/blog/blog/frostbike-2013-odyssey/

Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: Boomhauer on April 09, 2013, 05:19:14 AM
G, tell us more about the rear hub!

If I have to buy a new hub now, will my Ratchet axle and bolts still fit in it?
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: Blue Streak on April 11, 2013, 09:57:14 AM
Quote from: Trent;3639613
I realize this is incredibly vain, but what grips are closeest in colour to the brown of the Tree Ergo Seat?

haha well I'm glad someone else asked, as I'll be looking for some matching grips soon as well.

Either of you find grips that are a close match in color? I'm looking for some also and all I can find is Gum color.
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: Topsey on April 11, 2013, 10:34:46 AM
^ Chase Hawks come in brown (I think i might have said this before :/) a few of the newer Odsy grips are coming in brown like the Dugans.
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: _tom_ on April 16, 2013, 08:16:27 AM
Respraying cranks, will I get away with just sanding the paint down a bit til its thin and rough then go over with black then lacquer, or do I need to get em raw, primer then the colour and clearcoat?

I'm still yet to get any matching grips, the odyssey ones I have now are too comfy to change just yet.
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: Professor Horatio Hufnagel on April 16, 2013, 10:17:24 AM
I wouldn't bother rawing it, normally resprayed cranks end up with the paint rubbed off on the outside
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: Blue Streak on April 16, 2013, 10:23:28 AM
^ Chase Hawks come in brown (I think i might have said this before :/) a few of the newer Odsy grips are coming in brown like the Dugans.

Thanks I didn't see any on Empire, I'll just run my black Griswalds until I find some.
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: Brooklynrider on April 29, 2013, 05:34:47 PM
How many hubshell bearings does the Primo mix have?
I've heard anywhere from 2 to 4. I can't find a straight answer and vitalbmx is illiterate.
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: mrjimyjohn on April 29, 2013, 05:39:05 PM
There should be just 2. Some of Primo's older front hubs had 4 bearings, maybe that's what's confusing them?
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: Brooklynrider on April 29, 2013, 05:45:24 PM
I could have sworn the mix had 2 on the non-drive side and 1 on the drive side. Then again, the Cult match hub is identical and dans says it has 2 hubshell bearings. The Primo Remix has 4 tiny bearings. Vitalbmx is spewing all sorts of shit that can't be trusted. If someone could confirm its 2, that would be great. I really dont want to take my hub apart right now.
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: hugh. on May 02, 2013, 05:11:59 PM
When cooking pasta is it better to put it into cold water and bring to the boil or put the pasta directly into a pot of boiling water?
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: mrjimyjohn on May 02, 2013, 07:24:40 PM
Lol, I always bring the water to a rolling boil before adding in the pasta.
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: Brendan O. on May 04, 2013, 03:00:43 PM
Definitely boil the water first. Use plenty of water, pinch of salt. No lid. Stir extra at the beginning not to have any pieces stuck to the bottom / sides of the pan, then stir like every minute or so. Check package for cooking time. If it says 9 to 11 minutes. Start trying and taking bites from 7 minutes on. When it is just only slightly too al dente for your taste, turn off the fire and pour the remaining water out. By the time this has happened it should be almost perfect. Oh, and don't add oil to "prevent sticking", stupidest gimmick ever.

Always throw the pasta in the pan with the ragù (sauce). Stir for a bit on low fire. Now the pasta will reach perfect "dente-ness". Never throw the ragù on top of the pasta. Buon appetito!
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: boneskid1 on May 04, 2013, 05:39:36 PM
what is the best way to properly tighten caliper style brakes? (the ones that have one longer bolt that goes through the frame)
i just bought a ss/fg bike and it is giving me hell to get the calipers centered so one pad doesn't always rub, and i cannot for the life of me get the pads straight and tight with the braking surface of the rim.
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: Kinchy on May 05, 2013, 05:09:51 AM
Pull brake lever, tiighten bolt. Release, and brake should be centred.
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: G on May 06, 2013, 05:32:34 PM
what is the best way to properly tighten caliper style brakes? (the ones that have one longer bolt that goes through the frame)
i just bought a ss/fg bike and it is giving me hell to get the calipers centered so one pad doesn't always rub, and i cannot for the life of me get the pads straight and tight with the braking surface of the rim.

It depends on the brake. In the "bad old days" some calipers had a habit of creeping round when you tightened them and it was nearly impossible to keep them straight. Weinman brakes used to need a special little socket ended wrench thing (which I still have) to hold the bolt while you tightened the back. Some modern ones have a hex key socket ont he front to hold them still and some need a thing like a cone wrench to hold the spring holder... post a picture of the brake if you still cant get it..

:)
G.
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: boneskid1 on May 06, 2013, 05:38:33 PM
i think i got it, the caliper has a bolt that has cone wrench flat on it and i tightened it, it is rubbing a little now but that is due to the slightly wobbly wheel.
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: ediotism on May 08, 2013, 05:29:56 AM
caliper
rubbing
wobbly wheel


*shudders



joking aside, is it working OK? anything to get a bike rolling is good, however it doesn't hurt to look at how to improve it. see if you can borrow a spoke wrench and straighten your wheel a bit.
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: Ruben José on May 08, 2013, 08:16:27 AM
Is there any sprocket with guard and 33t this days? Which one is the best shot?
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: Sasha on May 08, 2013, 09:17:37 AM
Definitely boil the water first. Use plenty of water, pinch of salt. No lid. Stir extra at the beginning not to have any pieces stuck to the bottom / sides of the pan, then stir like every minute or so. Check package for cooking time. If it says 9 to 11 minutes. Start trying and taking bites from 7 minutes on. When it is just only slightly too al dente for your taste, turn off the fire and pour the remaining water out. By the time this has happened it should be almost perfect. Oh, and don't add oil to "prevent sticking", stupidest gimmick ever.

Always throw the pasta in the pan with the ragù (sauce). Stir for a bit on low fire. Now the pasta will reach perfect "dente-ness". Never throw the ragù on top of the pasta. Buon appetito!

Pfft, your pasta sucks. Boil the kettle, pour it over the pasta, go sit down, forget it, remember, have soggy pasta.
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: @ss4oLe on May 08, 2013, 10:16:03 AM
fuck caliper brakes. holy fuck I hate those things. You can bend springs if you need more tension, fuck w/ the bolt to try to center them, etc.

Sauce goes ON TOP of the pasta. Maybe even off to the side a bit. I think the 'oil on pasta' deal is for resturants where they may cook a bunch of pasta before hand? then they dip it in hot water to heat it up if someone wants some pasta? I don't know why you would do that at home though. Pasta goes from boiling water, drained, plate, to belly.
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: ediotism on May 08, 2013, 12:30:10 PM
I think the 'oil on pasta' deal is for resturants where they may cook a bunch of pasta before hand? then they dip it in hot water to heat it up if someone wants some pasta?

any restaurants that do this to their pasta is no more than a fast food joint.


having said that tho, soggy cold leftover pasta was half of my diet in my early twenties and i loved every bit of it.
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: Sasha on May 08, 2013, 02:14:13 PM
Maybe even off to the side a bit

Wrong.
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: hugh. on May 18, 2013, 12:49:25 PM
Do Phil Wood make a track rear hub with a fixed cog on one side and a freewheel on the other? I can't see anything on their site.

When putting barend brakelevers on bullhorn bars does the cable go inside the bar and would I need to drill a hole for it to go to the callipers?

Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: Sammm on May 20, 2013, 04:45:18 AM
^Pretty sure it depends on the lever. Some levers the cable will come out along the underside of the bar and goes under the tape, some (I guess higher end levers) will run the cable through the bars. If yours goes through the bars, you will of course need a hole for the cable to exit.
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: Kinchy on May 20, 2013, 02:01:27 PM
Almost definitely no. If you need a hole, it will alread have a hole.
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: Admiral Ackbar on May 31, 2013, 10:54:18 PM
phil wood definitely makes flip/flop fixed/free hubs. and fyi you can thre
Do Phil Wood make a track rear hub with a fixed cog on one side and a freewheel on the other? I can't see anything on their site.

When putting barend brakelevers on bullhorn bars does the cable go inside the bar and would I need to drill a hole for it to go to the callipers?

PW fixed/free hub 120 spaced : http://www.bikeman.com/BTI-PW81236.html?
utm_source=GoogleBase&utm_medium=GoogleBase&utm_campaign=GoogleBase&gclid=CIyWnfT5wbcCFQbNOgoda0cAFg

cable routing is all down to the bars, if theres two holes near the stem, run it internally, if not go under the tape
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: hugh. on June 07, 2013, 05:31:31 PM
Perfect. thanks guys.
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: Narcoleptic Insomniac on June 10, 2013, 10:54:43 AM
Will my Odyssey Classic Race fork take a 2.35" Fly Ruben or should I just go with the 20.15"? The rim is a Hazard Lite.
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: mrjimyjohn on June 10, 2013, 04:00:15 PM
I really doubt it would fit, those fuckers inflate pretty wide.
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: Prodigal Son on June 10, 2013, 06:49:39 PM
My 2.15 Ruben is roughly the same width as a 2.35 aaron ross.
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: Narcoleptic Insomniac on June 10, 2013, 10:02:23 PM
2.15" Ruben it is then. Thanks dudes.
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: Zoidberg on June 16, 2013, 12:08:16 PM
can you convert a federal v2 (i think) freecoaster to female?
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: tim_sch on June 16, 2013, 04:47:52 PM
There are no V3 or Greyhound replacement axles available, so I'd guess no.
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: Spev on June 16, 2013, 05:02:06 PM
can you convert a federal v2 (i think) freecoaster to female?

Sure you can. You can either cut, drill and tap it out yourself, Have some one else do it for you, or buy one of the aftermarket axles from companies using KHE style internals.
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: smalley on June 17, 2013, 05:04:30 PM
What will stop my eclat tibia cranks wobbling?
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: mrjimyjohn on June 17, 2013, 08:33:42 PM
What will stop my eclat tibia cranks wobbling?

T/Wom/thunderbolts.























Sorry, I had to. Locktite or plumbers tape often work as a band aid fix, but if it's actually worn splines causing the problem there isn't a whole lot you can do about it. Is it the drive or non drive side? Edit: nevermind, tibias are actually welded 2 piece aren't they?
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: NewYorkRider on June 18, 2013, 08:28:05 PM
Is there a hubguard for a v2 hazard hub that wont spread frame kinda like the knight guard for the primo.
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: Brooklynrider on June 18, 2013, 08:51:59 PM
BSD for the odyssey
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: Sebastian on June 18, 2013, 09:49:00 PM
Non-drive: BSD for Odyssey

Drive-side: Tree
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: butterynozza on June 22, 2013, 04:00:45 PM
What will stop my eclat tibia cranks wobbling?

new axle. the fly axle is compatible
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: smalley on June 30, 2013, 06:08:16 PM
Sorted em now it was just me being lazy, was running them loose coz of not having a bb cone spacer haha
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: Sammm on July 02, 2013, 05:22:10 PM
Is there actually a drive side guard (ideally steel, aluminium will suffice - fuck that plastic shit) for a 10t g-sport ratchet or do I really have to fork out 60 notes for a 9t driver and deal with the change in GI just so i can prevent snapping my chain?

i've got a primo one in the post but i've now been told the bastard doesn't work with a 10t driver which sucks and i know the bsd one is tight on a 9 so no chance on a 10.

Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: mrjimyjohn on July 02, 2013, 05:25:49 PM
The Tree one LOOKS pretty big but i don't have any personal experience with it. You'd have to bore out the center too but it might work...
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: GUMP_ on July 02, 2013, 07:02:45 PM
Depends what chain you run with the primo I've heard it clears a ten. But I couldn't clear a nine with my collapse chain
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: Sammm on July 03, 2013, 07:00:26 AM
Running an odyssey bluebird so it's not a hench chain. guard should arrive today/tomorrow hopefully so i'll have to wait and see.
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: CHROME_RIMS_YO on July 05, 2013, 02:52:35 PM
so apparently a gust of wind broke my v1 khe reverse driver bearing last night while i was sitting on the couch. i heard a few loud PINNNG sounds a couple hours after putting the wheel on. the wheel has about 2 hours riding time total, and i was mindful enough to buy a spare driver when i bought the hub since i was aware of the problems people were having with it. i locate the spare driver after a lengthy search, and assemble it only to realize the clutch only threads onto it about 1/8" before jamming. the old driver threads into the clutch with ease, and i can't determine why. any help? 
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: kyle77777 on July 19, 2013, 12:29:01 AM
Just got a ratchet hub and put on a bds guard. The guard is the ratchet specific one and yet the plastic sleeve rubs my spokes. Just wondering if its happened to anyone else
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: Object on July 22, 2013, 06:12:06 AM
Happened to mine when it was laced 4 cross, I just filed a bit of the plastic guard away.
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: Sammm on July 22, 2013, 07:41:15 AM
Re my driveside hubguard woes. plastic DSG does rub with 10t ratchet/bluebird chain but it works. can hear the chain rubbing but it's nothing too bad, and the plastic is wearing away sharpish so i would imagine the rumble will stop soon. as for the strength of plastic guard, so far so good. being on my favoured grind side it takes less hits than my oppy side but it's taken a few sketchy peggers and it hasn't melted in yet. time will tell.
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: Deathreceiver on July 26, 2013, 02:53:22 PM
Coming back to ride after years... My bike is actually good and i did some ugprades already (odyssey plastic pedals, Odyssey R32...) but my bars are too low for these days (Animal Piff). What big bar should i take now? I only ride street and sometimes park.

Colony Bull Bars are a great choice?

Thanks
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: GUMP_ on July 26, 2013, 04:20:07 PM
Anything with nice geo really. I'm a fan of the bonedeth bars, but have ordered a set of fit bennyls
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: Narcoleptic Insomniac on July 26, 2013, 09:39:23 PM
If I go from a 20.6"tt/75*ht to a 20.8"tt/74*ht will my bars stay in roughly the same position?
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: mrjimyjohn on July 27, 2013, 09:54:41 PM
They will move 0.2in forward... I assume you're wondering about different HT angles?
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: Professor Horatio Hufnagel on July 27, 2013, 10:08:21 PM
If you are riding Piffs and want to go bigger I wouldn't make a huge leap. Going from Piffs to Perfect 10's might be a bit of a shock

I'd go for something 8", 26.5"-friendly and => 3° upsweep and see how that goes for a fair while
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: Narcoleptic Insomniac on July 28, 2013, 09:47:34 AM
They will move 0.2in forward... I assume you're wondering about different HT angles?

The way I see it is that the longer top tube will obviously move the bars forward while the mellow head tube angle will move them slightly backwards putting them close to their original position. It makes sense in my head but I don't know if it'll work out in real life.
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: mrjimyjohn on July 28, 2013, 10:03:36 AM
Your logic sounds right, but the first post says 75 degrees for both haha.
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: Narcoleptic Insomniac on July 28, 2013, 11:02:20 AM
Your logic sounds right, but the first post says 75 degrees for both haha.
You're right, I fixed it.
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: mrjimyjohn on July 29, 2013, 10:52:56 AM
Well handlebar rise will affect the difference too, but with 9" of rise (including dust cap, stem rise, etc) frame B (20.8/74) will only move your hand position forward 1mm or so over frame A (20.6/75). With more rise the difference becomes even smaller.

There are other variables in there too - standover and BB height will change things but only by a tiny amount, it's probably not worth even considering...
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: _tom_ on August 11, 2013, 10:50:55 AM
How bad an idea is white bar tape on a road bike that gets used on sometimes muddy back roads every day in the uk which means rain most of the time?
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: Kinchy on August 12, 2013, 09:55:04 AM
Most white bar tape never stays white for long. However, I got some Fizik stuff that is white after a few rides.
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: Sasha on August 14, 2013, 08:19:32 AM
Working in a bike shop for the past few months has made me hate white things even more than I already did. Bartape and seats are top of the worst bits to buy list. If you must have white then get a plasticy one rather than a cork one, wipes clean easier.
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: _tom_ on August 14, 2013, 08:25:34 AM
Black it is then. I may even be a tramp and try to re use my old bar tape as I'm only fitting a new lever, the tape doesn't seem too worn or anything.
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: Sasha on August 14, 2013, 10:08:49 AM
It's pretty normal to do that haha. Unwrap it enough to fit the lever then redo it, saves you £15.
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: Deathreceiver on August 19, 2013, 02:11:18 PM
So i had to change my bottom bracket. Bought a Fly and installed it on my bike with my Primo Powerbites. But it feels tight to spin, is it normal? Already checked the spacer and its ok. Greased everything, remounted...



Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: Sasha on August 19, 2013, 03:44:35 PM
Tight to spin with the chain off too?
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: Deathreceiver on August 19, 2013, 04:12:28 PM
Yes, with the chain off and without bolts on crank arm

Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: Sasha on August 19, 2013, 04:58:06 PM
Those bloody Spanish.
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: mrjimyjohn on August 19, 2013, 06:41:29 PM
*non post-weld machined comment*
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: Deathreceiver on August 19, 2013, 07:04:30 PM
Yeah...

I will try to ride anyway, hope it dont break :P
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: Rusty on August 23, 2013, 02:24:32 PM
I am going to be painting my frame soon. Currently my frame is raw and has surface rust, no clear coat. Just wondering the best way to remove this and prep it for paint. I was thinking I'd use steel wool and WD40, but I feel that may effect the way the paint adheres to the frame.
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: mrjimyjohn on August 23, 2013, 02:33:12 PM
WD40 should be fine, but I'd wash the frame off with paint thinner when you're done. Let that dry, then paint it.
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: Gary on August 23, 2013, 07:13:29 PM
Id leave the WD-40 out of it. get some sandpaper or used a rustpaint based primer. Adding wd is just not worth the chance of orange peel by missing some in prep and have it affecting the paint.
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: Rusty on August 23, 2013, 09:33:37 PM
Id leave the WD-40 out of it. get some sandpaper or used a rustpaint based primer. Adding wd is just not worth the chance of orange peel by missing some in prep and have it affecting the paint.
Yeah I was thinking a fine sandpaper.
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: Hmph on August 24, 2013, 11:37:48 AM
thought you were thinking of wd40 and steel wool?
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: hugh. on August 24, 2013, 02:26:12 PM
Best way to remove bottom bracket bearings? I want to be 100% sure I don't damage the frame. The bearings don't matter.
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: GUMP_ on August 24, 2013, 04:57:11 PM
Ratchet extender thing through the bb and give em a clobbering
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: dingusbiscuit on August 29, 2013, 05:10:19 PM
I've got an animal jumpoff remix with a stuck, broken pinch bolt. The (hollow) bolt snapped in half after the friend I got it from over tightened the rear of the stem. both pinch bolts broke, but one before the other. To make up for the missing bolt, which he was able to remove, he overtightened the lower one, and, yeah. Anyway, i removed the back/unheaded half with a pair of pliers. However, I've tried removing the head of the bolt with an allen wrench, and the bolt spins, but doesn't move. How can I get it out?
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: (jeff) on August 29, 2013, 05:47:27 PM
Is changing a crankset from unsealed to sealed just a matter of swapping bearings?
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: G on August 29, 2013, 06:33:56 PM
I've got an animal jumpoff remix with a stuck, broken pinch bolt. The (hollow) bolt snapped in half after the friend I got it from over tightened the rear of the stem. both pinch bolts broke, but one before the other. To make up for the missing bolt, which he was able to remove, he overtightened the lower one, and, yeah. Anyway, i removed the back/unheaded half with a pair of pliers. However, I've tried removing the head of the bolt with an allen wrench, and the bolt spins, but doesn't move. How can I get it out?

Sorry cant really follow your description. If you have the threaded half out, cant you just put a 5mm allen key or something similar in from the under side and knock the head end out?

:)
G.
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: G on August 29, 2013, 06:35:14 PM
Is changing a crankset from unsealed to sealed just a matter of swapping bearings?

Not usually. The unsealed will have threaded hardware on the axle so you will need a different axle too and probably some spacers. Usually makes more sense to just buy better cranks with a sealed BB...

:)
G.
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: MEAT on August 31, 2013, 11:17:42 AM
I don't grease bearing seats right? Why is that?
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: G on August 31, 2013, 05:51:21 PM
I don't grease bearing seats right? Why is that?

I dont know you tell us... laziness? Greasing them is good practice.

:)
G.
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: mrjimyjohn on August 31, 2013, 07:07:59 PM
I don't grease bearing seats right? Why is that?

I dont know you tell us... laziness? Greasing them is good practice.

:)
G.

Not trying to stir anything up here I'm just curious - why don't Odyssey/Gsport hubs come with greased bearing seats?
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: Professor Horatio Hufnagel on August 31, 2013, 07:47:52 PM
I don't grease bearing seats right? Why is that?

Because bpn would cry
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: G on September 01, 2013, 10:41:53 AM
I don't grease bearing seats right? Why is that?

I dont know you tell us... laziness? Greasing them is good practice.

:)
G.

Not trying to stir anything up here I'm just curious - why don't Odyssey/Gsport hubs come with greased bearing seats?

They should be lightly oiled in the factory with a heavy weight oil. Essentially the protective oil that the bearings come in. This should be better than grease for steel on aluminium because there is no water in the oil that could facilitate electro galvanic corrosion... I somewhat assumed that the OP related to frame bearings; BB and headset...

:)
G.
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: MEAT on September 01, 2013, 01:20:45 PM
I thought it was a couch thing, not that bpn guy... Figures. I've always greased them anyway, at least now I don't have to feel guilty about it  ::)
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: dude... on September 03, 2013, 07:31:41 PM
grease means they come out easier if you need to remove them at somepoint in the future
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: skateparkrider on September 04, 2013, 01:33:09 PM
Why are there all of these "wish list" threads all of the sudden????  I would like an answer to this. 
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: master on September 04, 2013, 04:51:12 PM
Why are there all of these "wish list" threads all of the sudden????  I would like an answer to this. 

Because outside of Odyssey, product development has gotten stale and as the adult bmx forum we want some new, interesting parts to ride.
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: Sasha on September 09, 2013, 09:04:55 AM
25.4 dropper posts!
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: wordonthestreet on September 10, 2013, 11:40:10 AM
Quick question: What bars are these?
http://blog.defgrip.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/Defgrip_Self_Cruising02.jpg
My best guess is the t1 salt lake bars, but I wasn't quite sure.
Thanks in advance!
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: KillSeth on September 10, 2013, 11:49:33 AM
Look like Bone Deth Deadman bars.
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: master on September 10, 2013, 02:47:30 PM
Stanton Meth Bars. (Or Bonedeth, hard to tell for sure at that angle)
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: _tom_ on September 19, 2013, 04:28:50 AM
So I have the opportunity to buy a Model C Ex (the white one) for £125 next weekend, should I do it? Bearing in mind I recently sold my 20" trail scout as I couldn't get used to the sketchy feel coming from 26"?

Edit - never mind, car brake pads now need replacing and thus taking up precious money. Cunt.
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: G on September 19, 2013, 06:47:41 AM
So I have the opportunity to buy a Model C Ex (the white one) for £125 next weekend, should I do it? Bearing in mind I recently sold my 20" trail scout as I couldn't get used to the sketchy feel coming from 26"?

Edit - never mind, car brake pads now need replacing and thus taking up precious money. Cunt.

Find the money, that is a deal and you will love it... doing the pads yourself is easy so if you were going to give it to a garage to do you can save some cash there.

:)
G.
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: master on September 19, 2013, 09:06:24 AM
So I have the opportunity to buy a Model C Ex (the white one) for £125 next weekend, should I do it? Bearing in mind I recently sold my 20" trail scout as I couldn't get used to the sketchy feel coming from 26"?

Edit - never mind, car brake pads now need replacing and thus taking up precious money. Cunt.

FUCK BRAKE PADS! Buy the Model C NOW. That's a killer deal and you'll love it. From a fellow MTB guy, you absolutely have to get that bike.
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: CheckYourPrivilege on September 24, 2013, 06:46:35 PM
Is there a resource online for finding which sprocket/driver/chain combinations work for slamming certain chainstay lengths?
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: Admiral Ackbar on September 24, 2013, 08:55:20 PM
lol .... BG used to.

found this with a quick stab at the google

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AqOOMqqnctSDcjhGVjZ4cVNqZHUxV002ZWE2VUFiRnc#gid=0
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: CheckYourPrivilege on September 24, 2013, 11:35:22 PM
ay, thanks m8
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: G on September 25, 2013, 05:01:31 PM
So I have the opportunity to buy a Model C Ex (the white one) for £125 next weekend, should I do it? Bearing in mind I recently sold my 20" trail scout as I couldn't get used to the sketchy feel coming from 26"?

Edit - never mind, car brake pads now need replacing and thus taking up precious money. Cunt.

FUCK BRAKE PADS! Buy the Model C NOW. That's a killer deal and you'll love it. From a fellow MTB guy, you absolutely have to get that bike.

So what happened Tom? Do you have a nice new ModelC or some crappy fucking brake pads on your car?

:)
G.
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: Professor Horatio Hufnagel on September 26, 2013, 06:20:10 AM
He'll get back to us when his car runs out of momentum
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: G on September 26, 2013, 08:03:20 AM
He'll get back to us when his car runs out of momentum

Haha

:)
G.
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: paranoidmexican on September 26, 2013, 03:25:34 PM
Anyone have a st martin footjam frame? If so will 2.1 tires fit ok?
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: _tom_ on October 02, 2013, 08:01:58 PM
Current best brake pads for a black rim? I asked before and was told clear ones but I had some Odyssey clear ones before and they weren't amazing.

Also whats the best straddle, is it worth making one with a spoke etc? The one I have now is a bit shit, hard to get it all tight and nice feeling. I would like a quic slic but my brake won't fit it as it bolts one side rather than having a bit to sit a ball end in.
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: mrjimyjohn on October 02, 2013, 08:13:11 PM
I've had good luck so far with ghost pads, but some people don't like them... Salmon Kool stops come next probably
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: master on October 02, 2013, 09:53:47 PM
Salmon Kool Stops without a doubt.
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: G on October 03, 2013, 08:40:40 AM
Current best brake pads for a black rim? I asked before and was told clear ones but I had some Odyssey clear ones before and they weren't amazing.

Also whats the best straddle, is it worth making one with a spoke etc? The one I have now is a bit shit, hard to get it all tight and nice feeling. I would like a quic slic but my brake won't fit it as it bolts one side rather than having a bit to sit a ball end in.

Get a QS and a Springfield and you will get new pads with it... will probably cost you about the same as fancy pads and a fancy straddle and you will have the benefit of a new cable...

:)
G.
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: KillSeth on October 03, 2013, 08:44:34 AM
It might depend on the finish of the rim. I have a hard anodized Hazard light and I tried clear pads as well as several red/salmon pads before ultimately finding that black slim by fours were the best choice.
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: _tom_ on October 04, 2013, 07:12:50 AM
So what happened Tom? Do you have a nice new ModelC or some crappy fucking brake pads on your car?

:)
G.

haha I did both, put the car stuff on my credit card to worry about paying off in the future. I'll go for the springfield then I guess! Killseth I think they're pretty cheap Alex rims so painted rather than anodised I guess.
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: G on October 04, 2013, 02:47:53 PM
So what happened Tom? Do you have a nice new ModelC or some crappy fucking brake pads on your car?

:)
G.

haha I did both, ....

Excellent, how are you liking it?

:)
G.
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: _tom_ on October 04, 2013, 03:40:26 PM
Definitely feels better than a 20" for me. I think I can hop higher and it carries speed better. I still prefer my 26" for trails though and I'm yet to try this at a skatepark but I reckon I'll like it.
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: master on October 04, 2013, 04:37:45 PM
Definitely feels better than a 20" for me. I think I can hop higher and it carries speed better. I still prefer my 26" for trails though and I'm yet to try this at a skatepark but I reckon I'll like it.

I think you may be riding MTB jumps on it too... on BMX dirt jumps, a 24" BMX is night and day better than a 26" DJ bike IMO.
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: _tom_ on October 06, 2013, 03:25:34 PM
Yeah I think the guys that build at western park are mostly mtb'ers so makes sense I guess. Hopefully gonna get to the skatepark on it tomorrow!
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: hugh. on October 09, 2013, 05:45:10 PM
Anyone ever rebuilt a Nankai technolight with a Profile shell? I got one today and it needs a bit of a service. Is it difficult?
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: Admiral Ackbar on October 09, 2013, 05:57:09 PM
its pretty straight forward as long as your familiar with rebuilding hubs, just make sure to keep track of all the ball bearings
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: hugh. on October 09, 2013, 06:42:24 PM
Sweet. I think ill be alright ive got one of those magnetic dishes ill use. What grease is best?
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: Admiral Ackbar on October 09, 2013, 07:51:23 PM
I've been using phil wood or park tools grease on all my bike stuff for ages now. i don't really know what the "right" grease to use it but id imagine practically anything would work, my old LBS swore by white lithium automotive grease
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: hugh. on October 10, 2013, 11:33:57 AM
Cool ive got phil wood stuff here
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: boneskid1 on October 10, 2013, 12:30:41 PM
looking at upgrading the wheels on my current steed, but i cannot decide if i should buy a complete set of wheels or have a set custom built. and if i go the custom route what would be the most ideal rims and hubs to put in the build?
currently the bike is running on some Alex Supra2's, stock 48h haro hubs with sealed 14mm axles.
they are bombproof, but at the same time combined they weigh almost as much as my second bike.
Thanks ahead of time,
Boneskid1

This is the bike, http://bmxmuseum.com/bikes/haro/37204 I am not on my pc right now so I cannot link my pics.
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: Admiral Ackbar on October 10, 2013, 02:31:40 PM
unless your real picky about your setup id just buy pre built wheels. not much difference in cost and its less hassle.

also check the classifieds on here, I've seen some good deals on single wheels lately
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: mrjimyjohn on October 10, 2013, 04:53:10 PM
looking at upgrading the wheels on my current steed, but i cannot decide if i should buy a complete set of wheels or have a set custom built. and if i go the custom route what would be the most ideal rims and hubs to put in the build?
currently the bike is running on some Alex Supra2's, stock 48h haro hubs with sealed 14mm axles.
they are bombproof, but at the same time combined they weigh almost as much as my second bike.
Thanks ahead of time,
Boneskid1

This is the bike, http://bmxmuseum.com/bikes/haro/37204 I am not on my pc right now so I cannot link my pics.

Don't know if these have gone yet... http://www.bikeguide.org/forum/index.php/topic,217912.0.html
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: master on October 10, 2013, 04:57:43 PM
looking at upgrading the wheels on my current steed, but i cannot decide if i should buy a complete set of wheels or have a set custom built. and if i go the custom route what would be the most ideal rims and hubs to put in the build?
currently the bike is running on some Alex Supra2's, stock 48h haro hubs with sealed 14mm axles.
they are bombproof, but at the same time combined they weigh almost as much as my second bike.
Thanks ahead of time,
Boneskid1

This is the bike, http://bmxmuseum.com/bikes/haro/37204 I am not on my pc right now so I cannot link my pics.

Don't know if these have gone yet... http://www.bikeguide.org/forum/index.php/topic,217912.0.html

For sure. These are a good deal.

Unless you know the wheel builder and trust them, just get pre-built wheels.
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: boneskid1 on October 11, 2013, 06:24:33 PM
I was going to have them built through Dan's. That g-sport set is looking good. Might consider them
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: tim_sch on October 12, 2013, 02:18:59 AM
Dans wheel building sucks, but that's just what I heard. Stick to empire or Albes!
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: GUMP_ on October 12, 2013, 07:40:53 AM
I can vouch or empires wheel building. Quality build
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: Admiral Ackbar on October 12, 2013, 12:37:49 PM
yeah i got my geisha built thru empire yearrrrrssss ago (5-6 maybe?) and just last week it finally gave up the ghost on an over rotated 3
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: blueee on October 17, 2013, 11:20:27 PM
will these fit the ratchet 3/8ths axle and the marmoset?

Bolt Screw M6 x 18mm Taper Head Conical Head 4pcs
-or-
BN M6 X 20mmSocket Cap Bolts Screws HEX 5 pcs set
-or-
4pcs M6 x 20mm Screw Bolt Allen Hex Socket Cap Head
Head diameter: 10mm

they dont say whether the threading is 3/8ths or 10mm
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: Brooklynrider on October 17, 2013, 11:23:59 PM
You need a 3/8s 24tpi bolt. None of those will fit. M6 refers to a metric 6mm bolt.
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: Admiral Ackbar on October 17, 2013, 11:51:07 PM
most hardware stores have 3/8ths 24tpi bolts
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: G on October 18, 2013, 07:01:55 AM
will these fit the ratchet 3/8ths axle and the marmoset?

Bolt Screw M6 x 18mm Taper Head Conical Head 4pcs
-or-
BN M6 X 20mmSocket Cap Bolts Screws HEX 5 pcs set
-or-
4pcs M6 x 20mm Screw Bolt Allen Hex Socket Cap Head
Head diameter: 10mm

they dont say whether the threading is 3/8ths or 10mm

As Brooklynrider said, M6 is the thread. You need 3/8" 24tpi (also called 3/8" UNF)

http://www.empirebmx.com/store/comersus_viewItem.asp?idProduct=6852
http://www.empirebmx.com/store/comersus_viewItem.asp?idProduct=9400

:)
G.
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: paranoidmexican on October 31, 2013, 03:14:39 PM
Anyone hook up odyssey Springfield brakes for frontbrake use? I saw the new fairdale bikes have them but didn't really get to check it out. So over having to adjust shit.
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: Sasha on October 31, 2013, 05:47:45 PM
Adjusting shit is awesome. The Springfield brakes don't feel great.
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: G on October 31, 2013, 06:33:48 PM
^^^ Are you kidding?

Maybe you have a problem with your bosses or cable, they should feel awesome (unless you have a weird preference)

Anyone hook up odyssey Springfield brakes for frontbrake use? I saw the new fairdale bikes have them but didn't really get to check it out. So over having to adjust shit.

I have done it. Takes a bit of fiddling but not a huge amount. Cut slot deeper for cable to fit through smoothly.

:)
G.
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: Fgfkds on November 01, 2013, 12:10:42 PM
Heard only good things about Empire, so thinking of ordering a bunch of stuff from them to the UK, anyone have any experience with this? (shipping times prices etc)
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: Dr. Steve Brule on November 01, 2013, 12:24:01 PM
Heard only good things about Empire, so thinking of ordering a bunch of stuff from them to the UK, anyone have any experience with this? (shipping times prices etc)

Think theres a pretty high risk of getting stung with customs charges nowadays.
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: G on November 01, 2013, 06:04:35 PM
Heard only good things about Empire, so thinking of ordering a bunch of stuff from them to the UK, anyone have any experience with this? (shipping times prices etc)

Empire are rock fucking solid, you need have no worries at all on that.

Whether you get stung for customs is down to luck and value. If you are ordering several hundred quids worth then it may well get charged and wont be within your "allowance". Smaller cheaper items are both less likely to get charged and more likely to slip through.

Obviously UK distributors and shops are loosing out on business though and distributors are unlikely to support warranty, so factor that in to the price as well as possible duties.

If you have a relative or friend in the US (even if they are just visiting for a few weeks) then get it shipped to them and they can ship it on to you as a "gift" (or bring it back on the plane)...

In the old days, UK BMXers would put together a load of orders and then someone would go out and ride for a few weeks (often not taking a bike but building one there and bringing it back) and essentially get a free holiday. There is obviously the need to go through the "nothing to declare" lane when you get back, but if the bike is already built and looks used then you are likely to be fine..

:)
G.
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: Sasha on November 01, 2013, 06:13:17 PM
^^^ Are you kidding?

Maybe you have a problem with your bosses or cable, they should feel awesome (unless you have a weird preference)


I think they're awesome for people who have no idea what they're doing. I like my spring tension wayyyy lower though. I know you can stretch/change the spring but that's way more hassle than just not turning something too much.
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: sloppy on November 02, 2013, 07:13:33 PM
I've been using phil wood or park tools grease on all my bike stuff for ages now. i don't really know what the "right" grease to use it but id imagine practically anything would work, my old LBS swore by white lithium automotive grease

Most "Bicycle Grease" is just rebranded automotive/marine grease at a higher price point for a smaller package.
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: G on November 03, 2013, 02:44:05 PM
^^^ Are you kidding?

Maybe you have a problem with your bosses or cable, they should feel awesome (unless you have a weird preference)


I think they're awesome for people who have no idea what they're doing. I like my spring tension wayyyy lower though. I know you can stretch/change the spring but that's way more hassle than just not turning something too much.

I like low spring tension too. It took me approx 0.4seconds to pull the arms apart enough to stretch out the spring a little and get it how I like... definitely less time consuming than trying to balance the arms.

:)
G.
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: Fgfkds on November 08, 2013, 12:32:23 PM
Do you really need the slack pin on a Federal freecoaster? I'm thinking of just ditching it and cutting the axle down
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: Mychaylo on November 08, 2013, 03:51:05 PM
You dont need it im at full slack as it worked its way out, if you dont want it send it me haha.
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: BilboBaggins on November 13, 2013, 02:39:58 PM
Hey guys... I want to find a barrel adjuster/cable lug for a front shell brake. Something similar to the one that comes with evo 2's. Can anyone point me in the right direction.I think I need it also since I have the fly CNC lever
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: _tom_ on November 19, 2013, 02:30:15 PM
Anyone know what the cheapest replacement cassette driver I could get for my Model C is? Was gonna buy tee's 33t tree sprocket but I think it'll make my gearing stupidly hard to ride with the current driver considering it's 27t sprocket at the minute. Or, how would a Model C with 33t up front be? I want to make it a bit harder and faster but a 6t jump might be a bit much.
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: KillSeth on November 19, 2013, 02:45:59 PM
Why not just try a 30t? Cheap ones can be found all over.
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: _tom_ on November 19, 2013, 02:47:39 PM
Yeah I'm thinking a 30t would be right. Raw tree sprockets look nice though haha
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: G on November 19, 2013, 03:31:35 PM
Anyone know what the cheapest replacement cassette driver I could get for my Model C is? Was gonna buy tee's 33t tree sprocket but I think it'll make my gearing stupidly hard to ride with the current driver considering it's 27t sprocket at the minute. Or, how would a Model C with 33t up front be? I want to make it a bit harder and faster but a 6t jump might be a bit much.

Are you sure it is 27/10 now? They usually come stock with 25/10 (and I have 22/10 on mine)

25/10 is like 27/9 on a 20"
27/10 is like 29/9 on a 20"

What would you use with the 33? Even 33/11 would be 32.5/9 on a 20"

:)
G.
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: KillSeth on November 22, 2013, 11:12:44 AM
Do you think anyone ever gets a text message from Joe Rich and just blows him off?
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: hugh. on November 22, 2013, 11:53:17 AM
Taj.
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: Mychaylo on November 22, 2013, 05:39:07 PM
*slow clap*

Yes.
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: thirks on November 24, 2013, 06:26:45 AM
green box hugh, green box
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: skateparkrider on December 04, 2013, 03:24:51 PM
So tell me.  Who knows where I can find 180mm rainbow ti spokes?  Can't seem to find anything smaller than a 182.
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: master on December 04, 2013, 04:03:57 PM
So tell me.  Who knows where I can find 180mm rainbow ti spokes?  Can't seem to find anything smaller than a 182.

Buy 182mm
Cut off 2mm
Re-thread them
? ? ?
Profit
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: G on December 04, 2013, 04:43:21 PM
So tell me.  Who knows where I can find 180mm rainbow ti spokes?  Can't seem to find anything smaller than a 182.

Buy 182mm
Cut off 2mm
Re-thread them
? ? ?
Profit

This doesn't work.

You need to buy a spoke that is long enough that you can cut off ALL the thread and then re-thread the remainder. So in this case some 190mm+ (assuming they have a standard 9-10mm of thread).

:)
G.
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: master on December 04, 2013, 06:08:05 PM
So tell me.  Who knows where I can find 180mm rainbow ti spokes?  Can't seem to find anything smaller than a 182.

Buy 182mm
Cut off 2mm
Re-thread them
? ? ?
Profit

This doesn't work.

You need to buy a spoke that is long enough that you can cut off ALL the thread and then re-thread the remainder. So in this case some 190mm+ (assuming they have a standard 9-10mm of thread).

:)
G.

Thanks for the clarification. I've cut & threaded spokes exactly once in my life.
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: skateparkrider on December 04, 2013, 06:54:37 PM
Guys, I really CBA to cut and thread a damn ti spoke.  Hence the question asking who sells the size I need!!!!!!!!   

And the spokes need to be rainbow like this gay dog. 

(http://distilleryimage4.ak.instagram.com/8514db625c7311e3a9720e7aedef815c_8.jpg)
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: Admiral Ackbar on December 04, 2013, 07:15:12 PM
i couldn't find any after 5 minutes in google so they probably don't exist. find some blanks/extra long ones and get them cut and threaded

or just give up
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: Mattchu on December 04, 2013, 11:26:17 PM
Green box for gay dog post.
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: KillSeth on December 05, 2013, 10:10:08 AM
Red box for wanting ti spokes.
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: master on December 05, 2013, 11:10:25 AM
Rainbow box for teh gheys.
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: skateparkrider on December 05, 2013, 04:16:49 PM
Red box for wanting ti spokes.

They are for my Oil Slick hubs.  Probably going to lace them to an anno Purple Ody rim.  Shit looks pretty tiiieeeeeet.  You can fuck right the fuck off if you disagree. 

Ti spokes are what they are.  I laced up the A+ wheel set for a dude at work with some ti spokes and they turned out pretty awesome.  He constantly talked about how awesome they felt for like the first 3 months he had them. 
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: skateparkrider on December 05, 2013, 04:18:16 PM
i couldn't find any after 5 minutes in google so they probably don't exist. find some blanks/extra long ones and get them cut and threaded

or just give up

I potentially found some at Dan's.   Not really the rainbow I was looking for but it works.  They call it "Purple Haze."   Still on the hunt.
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: Prodigal Son on December 06, 2013, 01:55:14 AM
I have an outer bearing seat stick in the body of my Rubens. How do I extract this fucker?
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: G on December 06, 2013, 07:13:11 AM
It is obviously pretty hard to grip and I assume it doesnt have anything you can get to behind? You can try to find a bolt that just fits in and angle it sideways (or weld something to it)' then stick it in the oven at a lowish heat 150C maybe. The aluminium body should expand significantly compared to the steel race and with luck you will be able to get it out.

:)
G.
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: Prodigal Son on December 06, 2013, 02:39:38 PM
Thanks dude! The bearing seat and the outer race are pretty seem less you know... I was hoping there was a wee device I could put in the inner diameter of that race that would expand against the inner circumference then compress it outwards, using wedges?

Do you think I could achieve near the same at 100 c? I don't want to clean all the grease and grip tape off these to stick in my oven.
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: KillSeth on December 11, 2013, 07:42:13 AM
Brakes with the lowest stack height? Go!
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: Bunky on December 11, 2013, 08:21:01 AM
Probably Springfields.  They have a thin washer and a button head bolt that are the only things that sit above the brake mount post.  You could probably even get rid of the washer and then that would be pretty much as low as you can with a U type brake.
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: KillSeth on December 11, 2013, 08:32:54 AM
They don't clear my wishbone.
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: Bunky on December 11, 2013, 02:09:51 PM
Oh man, didn't think of that.  How close is it? 

You could always take another type of brake like Flys and modify the arms to take a Sprinfield type spring and then use just a button head bolt without the spring/cap to hold the arms on.
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: KillSeth on December 11, 2013, 02:19:23 PM
Not close, the arms didn't clear by a significant amount.

I'm not looking to do a lot of jerry-rigging, I was just curious which brakes on the market are the lowest. Or are they all about the same at this point?
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: Bunky on December 11, 2013, 02:24:38 PM
They're all pretty close at this point.  What are you running right now?  Might be able to use the springs and top caps off another style of brake to lower things down.
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: KillSeth on December 11, 2013, 02:29:43 PM
First-generation Flys.
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: Brooklynrider on December 12, 2013, 11:08:55 AM
Definitely a long shot but does anyone know what spindle length I would need for a Campagnolo C-record double chainring crankset? Pretty sure its 111 or something close to it
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: Admiral Ackbar on December 12, 2013, 02:46:44 PM
its going to depend some what on your frame & what the bb width is, but you're probably right in thinking its 111, either that; 102 or 115.

theres shittons of info on the web about old road bikes, of you look up the og specs of the frame you're putting them on you can probably find what the oe spindle length is
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: skateparkrider on December 12, 2013, 05:55:05 PM
Brakes with the lowest stack height? Go!

Converse All Stars have the lowest stack height.  But Van's Old School Slip ons have a much better bite with the gum waffle sole. 

You're welcome.
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: master on December 13, 2013, 12:27:14 AM
Brakes with the lowest stack height? Go!

Converse All Stars have the lowest stack height.  But Van's Old School Slip ons have a much better bite with the gum waffle sole. 

You're welcome.


Smart ass.

Green box though. :D
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: KillSeth on December 13, 2013, 09:19:15 AM
Brakes with the lowest stack height? Go!

Converse All Stars have the lowest stack height.  But Van's Old School Slip ons have a much better bite with the gum waffle sole. 

You're welcome.

I hope your child grows up to ride brakeless.
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: Narcoleptic Insomniac on December 13, 2013, 04:12:37 PM
A father's worst nightmare.
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: Gary on December 14, 2013, 03:20:06 PM
A father's worst nightmare.

  Your son rides a scooter at the skatepark, while wearing tight neon spandex
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: Sasha on December 17, 2013, 02:47:40 PM
Antigram hubs to Aerospace rims 3X, what size spokes do I need?
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: thirks on December 17, 2013, 08:07:05 PM
jealous tom, jealous.
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: Sasha on December 18, 2013, 03:17:23 AM
They're not for me, they don't come in polished. It's 180mm rear and 182mm front, if anyone wants to know. The Pijin spoke calculator got updated!
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: skateparkrider on December 18, 2013, 10:59:44 PM
Oh hellll no if you think my son is going to be a BMXer.  He is going to be a skateboarder.  A way better retirement fund than letting him grow up to be a BMXer/Economist like all of us. 
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: skateparkrider on December 18, 2013, 11:00:51 PM
Antigram hubs to Aerospace rims 3X, what size spokes do I need?
180mmmmmmmmmmmm   my friend.   Or you could do 420mm with a 69 cross. 
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: Prodigal Son on December 19, 2013, 12:07:46 AM
Oh hellll no if you think my son is going to be a BMXer.  He is going to be a skateboarder.  A way better retirement fund than letting him grow up to be a BMXer/Economist like all of us. 

A wise and noble decision. Suffering the bewilderment of almost being a skateboarder to girls is the worst.
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: tim_sch on December 19, 2013, 09:03:36 AM
Yeah sure because all BMXers smoke weed and drink beer, we're such a bad influence for the younger riders.
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: Prodigal Son on December 22, 2013, 09:03:40 PM
My pedal insert came loose. How do I tighten these?

(http://www.theshadowconspiracy.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/00000413-MKT_TSC_NoctisCard.jpg)
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: Admiral Ackbar on December 23, 2013, 12:30:37 AM
tighten the threaded washer with a pin wrench
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: Prodigal Son on December 23, 2013, 01:17:16 AM
A pin wrench you say! Thanks man.
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: Kinchy on December 23, 2013, 05:12:58 AM
Intead of all this fancy shit, why couldn't you just put a nut in the back of the crank and tighten the pedal into that?
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: hugh. on December 23, 2013, 06:42:54 AM
I need to run a 135mm hub but the frame has 130mm spacing. Its an aluminium Specialized Tricross. Will I be ok if I stretch it that extra 5mm?
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: hugh. on December 23, 2013, 06:47:25 AM
Im going to run it SS so there will be no shifting mech to fuck up if that helps
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: Kinchy on December 23, 2013, 07:21:09 AM
Aluminium frames are generally stiffer. I don't know if I would want to risk it because you will never stretch it equally each side so the wheel will always want to run slightly off. What wheel is it?
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: hugh. on December 23, 2013, 07:28:15 AM
Chrisking laced to an Alex EN24
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: hugh. on December 23, 2013, 07:28:54 AM
Would a chrisking road axle fit a mtb hub?
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: Admiral Ackbar on December 23, 2013, 09:46:22 AM
get in contact with CK and see if you can convert it to 130. i wouldnt stretch an alloy frame, but thats just me
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: Brooklynrider on December 23, 2013, 11:15:22 AM
Spreading an aluminum frame is never a good idea. As previously mentioned, Aluminum is stiffer and will most likely crack before it stretches.
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: Narcoleptic Insomniac on December 23, 2013, 12:42:43 PM
You could use narrower cone nuts if you can find any that fit.
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: Admiral Ackbar on December 23, 2013, 01:01:20 PM
king hubs don't use threaded cones
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: Narcoleptic Insomniac on December 23, 2013, 01:09:35 PM
Oh i missed the part where he said it was a Chris King.
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: Brooklynrider on December 23, 2013, 01:59:13 PM
Does riding a road bike work out your lower back muscles a lot? I've had a slipped disc for over 2 years now and ever since I have started riding a road bike, my back hurts a lot less. If I ride the road bike all week and the bmx bike during the weekends, I have no back pain whatsoever.
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: Admiral Ackbar on December 23, 2013, 02:03:00 PM
yea when you ride the drops it does stretch out your back muscles a bit, and theres also the benefit of better core strength
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: _tom_ on December 23, 2013, 03:17:04 PM
So who the fuck makes 8" rise bars in chrome and a decent width these days? I can't find any anywhere without paying through the nose. I may have to settle for raw.
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: tim_sch on December 23, 2013, 04:12:33 PM
S&M Slams.
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: Admiral Ackbar on December 23, 2013, 05:19:30 PM
id imagine slams are pretty pricey across the pond
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: _tom_ on December 24, 2013, 07:41:09 AM
Yeah I think they're about £60 + an extra tenner if you want chrome.
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: tim_sch on December 24, 2013, 08:08:38 AM
Here you go...
http://www.sourcebmx.com/product/handlebars/bsd-too-loose-bars/9764.shtml
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: _tom_ on December 24, 2013, 08:43:46 AM
Nice one, cheers :) I'll get em ordered!
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: hugh. on December 24, 2013, 02:18:20 PM
get in contact with CK and see if you can convert it to 130. i wouldnt stretch an alloy frame, but thats just me

Sweet I think ill do that. Is swapping an axle hard?
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: Admiral Ackbar on December 24, 2013, 02:57:20 PM
haven't worked on any king hubs myself so i can't say, i can't imagine its very difficult tho - as long as you don't need special tools
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: Gary on December 26, 2013, 06:59:28 PM
Any one know if the Chromoly Shadow Raptor front hub guards will work on a profile? I love my Steel S&M Cymbal , so might try too mod the hub cones too run the front S&M guard. But just seeing if the Shadow was a direct fit.

Thanks
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: tim_sch on December 27, 2013, 03:37:11 AM
I think the Shadow front hub has a 15mm axle and Profile is 17mm, but don't quote me on that.
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: Gary on December 27, 2013, 05:46:56 PM
I think the Shadow front hub has a 15mm axle and Profile is 17mm, but don't quote me on that.
  Thanks man , yeah Profile is 17mm
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: TeeMorrison on December 31, 2013, 09:38:32 AM
Have any of you tried the Cult Butter bars? I'm after a set of two piece with plenty of upsweep and a bit more rise.

Any opinions of them?
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: peggiesmalls on January 10, 2014, 06:17:52 PM
Anyone tried plastidipping on frames/forks/bars?
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: thirks on January 15, 2014, 07:16:44 AM
I haven't tried it, but id think that one of the problems youd run into would be the finish being too thick in the dropouts of the frame/forks
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: Kinchy on January 19, 2014, 01:52:20 PM
My wheels are white, and I don't want them to be. Will I get away with spraying them black without un-lacing the wheel? I can't be bothered to spend money/use effort. Spokes are black. Pictures of this working would be cool.

Unrelated kinda, but found a thread on vital where they are telling each other to sand the chrome off rims...

Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: Admiral Ackbar on January 19, 2014, 02:11:59 PM
i think you should be fine, I've sprayed over a chrome rim on a wheel with black spokes and i thought it looked okay
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: mrjimyjohn on January 19, 2014, 05:02:58 PM
Just don't mix finishes. Like if your spokes are matte black and you paint the rim gloss, or the other way round. It'll look real bad lol
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: Admiral Ackbar on January 20, 2014, 07:34:57 PM
does anyone have a link for a chainstay length/gear ratio chart? trying to figure out an ideal ratio for a 16.25" chain stay
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: Sasha on January 21, 2014, 04:30:00 AM
http://www.machinehead-software.co.uk/bike/chain_length/chainlengthcalc.html

Seems to work
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: GUMP_ on January 23, 2014, 03:14:56 AM
Looking at getting a new frame. Need some advice. Looking for a short arse end, which bone cs, sort of a mix between a howler and a Tierra.

Narrowed down to:

Doom wizard
Funday
Or the colt45

Any first hand info on these frames would be rad. Or know of anyone riding these
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: tim_sch on January 23, 2014, 04:58:47 AM
Doom Wizard!
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: paranoidmexican on January 23, 2014, 01:20:20 PM
So I just got my taska ufree from flatland fuel, wheel looks amazing. i held it in my hands and when i spun it forward it felt really gritty and rough...but backwards was really smooth. I looked at an article about maintaining it, and found no matter how much I turned the driver anti-clockwise, it would not come off. Is this something anyone has dealed with? Or should I just email FF and see what they think? I should also mention this will be my first freecoaster....(i've been learning with a cassette the whole time!)

(http://distilleryimage4.ak.instagram.com/fd993110843611e3bc9b0e29d9c0dfa4_8.jpg)
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: Sasha on January 23, 2014, 01:58:58 PM
Doom Wizard!
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: BilboBaggins on January 27, 2014, 06:20:23 PM
Hey paranoid I have the revenger prototype based on the taska hub and its the same grittyness and I have to tap the axle all the way off to get the driver out
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: hugh. on January 29, 2014, 04:22:47 PM
Whats the difference between a challenger stem that says 'S&M RACING' and the one that says 'CHALLENGER'? Just an earlier version?
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: Sasha on January 29, 2014, 04:49:54 PM
The racing one is thinner than the original Challenger. Uses a 1/4" allen key. The new Challenger is slim like the racing one but takes a 6mm.
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: peggiesmalls on February 05, 2014, 02:16:26 PM
Anyone know if the body's on the premium slim metal pedals are interchangeable with the plastics?and vice versa
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: tim_sch on February 07, 2014, 11:16:47 AM
Yes, I think so.
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: peggiesmalls on February 08, 2014, 04:52:37 PM
Yes, I think so.
good to hear!
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: KillSeth on February 10, 2014, 07:30:36 AM
If I'm trying to learn handplants over spines and I'm right-foot forward and spin to the left, which hand should I be using?
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: tim_sch on February 10, 2014, 11:21:54 AM
I guess it's preference, but I'd use my right hand to go straight over it.
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: BilboBaggins on February 11, 2014, 12:58:08 AM
What size bolt is the blue six brake lever bolt? What pitch? Thanks
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: Sasha on February 11, 2014, 06:10:59 AM
M6x1
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: skateparkrider on February 13, 2014, 01:55:55 AM
So I just got my taska ufree from flatland fuel, wheel looks amazing. i held it in my hands and when i spun it forward it felt really gritty and rough...but backwards was really smooth. I looked at an article about maintaining it, and found no matter how much I turned the driver anti-clockwise, it would not come off. Is this something anyone has dealed with? Or should I just email FF and see what they think? I should also mention this will be my first freecoaster....(i've been learning with a cassette the whole time!)

(http://distilleryimage4.ak.instagram.com/fd993110843611e3bc9b0e29d9c0dfa4_8.jpg)

First coaster?  No shit.  Coulda had me fooled with all your set ups.  I would have pegged you as having one by now. 
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: GUMP_ on March 05, 2014, 06:51:28 AM
If one was to find a 14mm homer front hub is there any easy way of converting it to 10mm? Like swap a marmoset axle and bearings over?
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: Mychaylo on March 05, 2014, 01:27:47 PM
Nope would have to be a monkey axle i believe, the marmoset bearings were much smaller than homers, still massive though.
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: GUMP_ on March 05, 2014, 03:27:40 PM
Damn. Any good 14mm forks with brake mounts then
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: Mychaylo on March 05, 2014, 03:39:58 PM
If you fancy going custom i guess s&m would do it but you live in 'straya if i remember? Ill check some sites here for a monkey axle if you want?

Edit: http://flatlandfuel.com/odyssey7kagsportmonkeyfrontwheel.aspx

Best i could do at work sorry :/ i can drop a few phone calls tomorrow i think there is a monkey hub knocking around these parts somewhere.
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: GUMP_ on March 06, 2014, 05:57:01 AM
If you fancy going custom i guess s&m would do it but you live in 'straya if i remember? Ill check some sites here for a monkey axle if you want?

Edit: http://flatlandfuel.com/odyssey7kagsportmonkeyfrontwheel.aspx

Best i could do at work sorry :/ i can drop a few phone calls tomorrow i think there is a monkey hub knocking around these parts somewhere.

Yeah I live in the land down under so custom s&m shit will be expensive as fuck. Been thinking if I can't make a 10mm axle work I'll just run a wheel for brakes and a wheel for brakeless.

I think spev was doing custom bmx shit so if I get these wheel I could get an axle made up
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: Kinchy on March 06, 2014, 12:01:50 PM
Email G for sure. Maybe you could put a different bearing in there along with a marmoset axle
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: GUMP_ on March 06, 2014, 07:39:42 PM
Email G for sure. Maybe you could put a different bearing in there along with a marmoset axle

Ah cheers hadn't thought of emailing him
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: G on March 07, 2014, 08:50:17 AM
Dont bother emailing G. You already had the correct advice. Marmoset axle isnt going to fit. That hub has been discontinued about 8 years now at a guess. Any solution is likely to need to be a custom option or trawled up off ebay... Sorry.

:)
G.
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: GUMP_ on March 07, 2014, 04:26:31 PM
Dont bother emailing G. You already had the correct advice. Marmoset axle isnt going to fit. That hub has been discontinued about 8 years now at a guess. Any solution is likely to need to be a custom option or trawled up off ebay... Sorry.

:)
G.

Damn, cheers G. Ignore any emails with marmoset/homer bastard child subject headings
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: hugh. on March 07, 2014, 05:30:27 PM
If you fancy going custom i guess s&m would do it but you live in 'straya if i remember? Ill check some sites here for a monkey axle if you want?

Edit: http://flatlandfuel.com/odyssey7kagsportmonkeyfrontwheel.aspx

Best i could do at work sorry :/ i can drop a few phone calls tomorrow i think there is a monkey hub knocking around these parts somewhere.

just emailed F&F. Monkey hubs are long gone.
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: GUMP_ on March 07, 2014, 10:02:37 PM
Damn cheers anyway
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: butterynozza on March 12, 2014, 02:38:34 PM
does anybody know whats the biggest tyre the fit s4 can clear? can i fit the cult 2.35 ones back there?
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: hugh. on March 13, 2014, 07:55:45 PM
Will those new odyssey r series forks work with a chrisking headset?
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: tim_sch on March 14, 2014, 11:40:59 AM
I don't think so, they have a built-in race.
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: hugh. on March 15, 2014, 07:41:01 AM
So I gotta get some older dirt forks or something?
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: tim_sch on March 15, 2014, 03:54:36 PM
yep
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: Mychaylo on March 15, 2014, 06:48:56 PM
If you wanted to drop the king headset (doubt it) there is the Verde neo headset with press in cups but seated for integrated bearings, I've got one on the way for my barcode.
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: hugh. on March 16, 2014, 04:34:52 PM
sweet. let me know how it works out for you!
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: Mychaylo on March 16, 2014, 11:40:14 PM
Will do, it should be with me Tuesday which gives me time to finish the restoration, refaced the BB and headset cup seats got everything nice and round again and filled in the dents, going to paint it British racing green. Super excited.
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: Tony Harrison on March 17, 2014, 02:46:11 PM
You can use a King headset with an integrated race. Apparently it is the wrong angle but my friend does it with no trouble and has done since I've known him.
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: Kinchy on March 17, 2014, 03:34:04 PM
Solid headset should work I think?
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: Admiral Ackbar on March 17, 2014, 06:12:03 PM
I'm almost positive you have to use the press on race that comes with the solid headset coz needle bearings
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: master on March 17, 2014, 11:43:20 PM
While it doesn't "officially" work, a King headset can usually be used with an integrated fork race.
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: Brooklynrider on March 18, 2014, 01:00:14 AM
I'm almost positive you have to use the press on race that comes with the solid headset coz needle bearings
The top part of the solid headset includes a tiny washer that goes between the headset bearing and the locking mechanism. It is basically a washer that slants 45 degrees towards the inside. if you have an extra one, you could put it on top of an integrated bearing race on a modern fork to replace the bottom race of a solid headset.
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: GUMP_ on March 21, 2014, 06:03:07 PM
I'm in talks with some one about a new frame and I was wondering if any one knew the dimensions of a 30t mds with extra guard. I'm wanting a nice straight chain line. I emailed odyssey and haven't heard back from them yet.
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: butterynozza on March 22, 2014, 04:40:33 AM
I'm in talks with some one about a new frame and I was wondering if any one knew the dimensions of a 30t mds with extra guard. I'm wanting a nice straight chain line. I emailed odyssey and haven't heard back from them yet.

only frame i have had that clears decently sized tires and a flipped 30t mds is a ian/2nd wave. 3rd wave probably clears em too, but not the broadcaster. soundwave might be your best bet if you want some decent tire clearance too.
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: GUMP_ on March 22, 2014, 05:16:52 AM
only frame i have had that clears decently sized tires and a flipped 30t mds is a ian/2nd wave. 3rd wave probably clears em too, but not the broadcaster. soundwave might be your best bet if you want some decent tire clearance too.

I'm talking to spooky Dave at the moment. We are trying to see if he thinks he can clear it with a single or double bend back end. He doesn't have the tooling for a wishbone at the moment. He was also the first person to get back to me out of the frame builders that I know off
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: _tom_ on March 23, 2014, 04:49:47 PM
So I've noticed this is happening on both of my road bike tyres, some kind of thread keeps coming away round the entire tyre. They're Conti GP4000s. Is it a problem meaning they need replacing to avoid some kind of blow out? If so I'll be pissed off, cant have done more than 1000 miles on these!

(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/15027660/Pictures/IMG_8252.jpg)
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: Admiral Ackbar on March 23, 2014, 05:14:54 PM
I've had sidewall problems with conti tires before, grand prix something-or-anothers, haterskins, ultra sports. all sidewall blowouts or weird deformed casings after a few hundred miles, never noticed threads like that coming off though. but i have had it happen on other tires, no failures in those cases though
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: Narcoleptic Insomniac on March 23, 2014, 10:44:27 PM
I just smoked a joint for the first time in months so bear with me if these doesn't make any sense.

I remember reading somewhere that the pressure equivalent of typical tarmac road surface on a hot day is about 95psi. If that is true, wouldn't it mean that running 100+psi in your tires actually increases rolling resistance from the road deforming more than the tires?

Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: Brooklynrider on March 23, 2014, 11:12:59 PM
I've read several articles saying that 23mm tires are in fact slower than 25mm tires because the 25mm tire absorbs the shocks of the road better. Same applies to psi.
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: Kinchy on March 24, 2014, 04:29:34 AM
I've been running 90 psi in 25c tires for a while now and much prefer it to harder pressures, especially due to the current state of the roads.

Also, my Schwalbe Duranos are doing exactly the same thing Tom
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: G on March 24, 2014, 07:22:05 AM
So I've noticed this is happening on both of my road bike tyres, some kind of thread keeps coming away round the entire tyre. They're Conti GP4000s. Is it a problem meaning they need replacing to avoid some kind of blow out? If so I'll be pissed off, cant have done more than 1000 miles on these!

(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/15027660/Pictures/IMG_8252.jpg)

Personally I wouldn't be too worried about that. The main structural casing threads run sort of helically around the tyre, that looks more like a thread from the sort of "tape" they put over the bead which isnt really structural. Probably a good idea to pump the tyre up 30% above your normal running pressure as a test, but if it survives that OK you should be fine.
Ride it at your own risk though.
:)
G. 
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: Dr. Steve Brule on March 24, 2014, 08:39:21 AM
I just had a Conti Gator Hardshell fail in that exact place, I'll take a pic tonight.

Couldn't work it out, was a tiny nick in the tube and I couldn't see any foreign objects so popped a new tube in and it did the same 100m down the road. The tube must have bulged out slightly from the hole where the sidewall split and got pinched.

First ever puncture from these tyres in 18 months and around 3000 miles in so not too bad. might try patching up the wall as the tread is still fine, not worn much at all.
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: _tom_ on March 24, 2014, 01:26:09 PM
Hmm I think I'll start wearing a helmet on the road bike now then haha, dangerous enough as it is without the added risk of my tyre popping. I need new wheels soon anyway so I'll probably just swap the tyres at the same time.
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: hugh. on March 24, 2014, 01:29:17 PM
2 quick questions cause im building up my morsecode.

front brakes yay or nay?

is 36-10 gearing too wild?

Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: Dr. Steve Brule on March 24, 2014, 02:10:25 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/22N0Crg.jpg?1)
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: Kinchy on March 24, 2014, 02:12:56 PM
I was never a fan of my conti gator skins, rode like shit and then fell apart.

Hugh - Maybe but probs not really.

Ride it for a bit, won't kill you
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: hugh. on March 24, 2014, 02:15:15 PM
Yeah fuck it 36-10 is it then!
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: G on March 24, 2014, 05:06:25 PM
So I've noticed this is happening on both of my road bike tyres, some kind of thread keeps coming away round the entire tyre. They're Conti GP4000s. Is it a problem meaning they need replacing to avoid some kind of blow out? If so I'll be pissed off, cant have done more than 1000 miles on these!

(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/15027660/Pictures/IMG_8252.jpg)

Probably a stupid question but... you are sure that the brake isnt rubbing the tyre? Sometimes the brake can flex so much under heavy load that the pad moves up into the tyre but you cant see it in the stand...

:)
G.
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: _tom_ on March 24, 2014, 05:09:56 PM
Not sure, I'll check when I go for a ride tomorrow. Cheers!
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: RAILS! on March 28, 2014, 06:45:52 AM
Sorry guys, ruining your mtb conversation here,

Bonedeth Bomber Bars. Anybody ridden them? I'm looking at the 8.5's in particular.

How'd they feel?


Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: GUMP_ on March 28, 2014, 08:56:43 AM
Have t ridden the bomber but the deadman bars are the best feeling bar I have run
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: 72ss454 on March 28, 2014, 10:03:41 AM
2 quick questions cause im building up my morsecode.

front brakes yay or nay?

is 36-10 gearing too wild?
If my calculations are correct, 36-10 would be 72. I was running 28-9 which is 62.2 and the "standard" 44-16 is 55.  That being said, I would bump up to an eleven tooth driver or a 30t sprocket.

As far as front brakes, I would do it.  I had planned to use the new Fast Pitch fork w/990 mounts on my new Barcode based on an dumb idea in my head to be different.  I thought of using Pitchforks, but ended up getting Demolition Elite forks without brake mounts as I remembered I hate setting up a front 990.
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: hugh. on April 09, 2014, 01:35:36 PM
Does the hub guard on a ratchet replace the collar? Like I bought a hub with a guard and nothing else. I dont need a guard. Do I need to get a collar now?

Sorry if this isnt clear.
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: Admiral Ackbar on April 09, 2014, 02:35:24 PM
yes the guard replaces the collar, so if you're not using the guard you're going to need a collar
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: Mychaylo on April 09, 2014, 02:47:28 PM
Not based in the uk are you hugh?
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: hugh. on April 09, 2014, 03:04:18 PM
Im close. Ireland.
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: Mychaylo on April 09, 2014, 03:14:25 PM
Might be picking up a ratchet guard tomorrow, if I do ill send my collar out to you FOC.
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: hugh. on April 09, 2014, 03:22:19 PM
Ill send you a guard if you send me the collar. Save yourself buying one.
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: Mychaylo on April 09, 2014, 03:32:05 PM
That would be sound I really appreciate it.
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: hugh. on April 09, 2014, 03:35:06 PM
Cool ill PM you now.
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: peggiesmalls on April 11, 2014, 02:17:28 PM
Anyone know chainstores in the uk that sell plastidip?
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: G on April 12, 2014, 05:54:55 AM
Not really a chain store as such but I think Cromwell tools have it and they have branches all over..

:)
G.
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: peggiesmalls on April 12, 2014, 06:03:51 AM
Not really a chain store as such but I think Cromwell tools have it and they have branches all over..

:)
G.
thankyou,yeah i just meant like popular stores
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: GUMP_ on April 14, 2014, 09:12:02 AM
If I wanted to get an axle made for a hub and Zodiac are un able due to ken being busy (only just asked him, but expecting to hear back saying he's busy) who would be some one else to hit up?
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: tim_sch on April 14, 2014, 03:45:10 PM
Would be good to know which hub you need it for.
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: GUMP_ on April 14, 2014, 07:55:46 PM
Would be good to know which hub you need it for.

My bad. Front homer. Want to go from 9/16 bolts down to 10mm so I'll need a new axle
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: Prodigal Son on April 14, 2014, 11:42:38 PM
Ask Brody.
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: paranoidmexican on April 15, 2014, 04:09:13 PM
thin grips that aren't as "mushy" (if that makes any sense) as odi grips?
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: peggiesmalls on April 15, 2014, 04:57:52 PM
thin grips that aren't as "mushy" (if that makes any sense) as odi grips?
just get edwins!
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: hugh. on April 17, 2014, 03:06:28 AM
Im going to be building up a brand new bike for the first time in the next few days. remind me where I should be putting grease and loctite.
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: Admiral Ackbar on April 17, 2014, 04:27:34 AM
grease anywhere metal contacts metal, threads included
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: Kinchy on April 17, 2014, 04:57:17 AM
thin grips that aren't as "mushy" (if that makes any sense) as odi grips?

You want these grips, I guarantee they are exactly what you are after

(https://encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcS3HhVWIDUqg_9eWvkT5LQe6ycJ4m6GyPjskpeyn9PiyL-twkky)

Where you would find a set I have no idea, they are made by GT and I had a set maybe 10 years ago.

edit: here you go http://www.ebay.com/itm/Nos-Gt-Ame-Bmx-Logo-Grips-Fits-Haro-Redline-Dk-Se-/171277815572?pt=Cycling_Parts_Accessories&hash=item27e0f40f14
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: G on April 17, 2014, 11:57:57 AM
Im going to be building up a brand new bike for the first time in the next few days. remind me where I should be putting grease and loctite.

If it moves grease it, if it is a static thread (like pedals, wheel or stem bolts etc) then coppaslip or some other anti seize is better but grease or oil is better than nothing.

Loctite has no place on most bikes. If you need it on spokes or anything like that then you are doing it wrong. IMHO.

:)
G.
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: peggiesmalls on April 17, 2014, 01:39:10 PM
Loctite and bikes does not mix ha,although my friend flipped some rhd wobolts over ran them lhd and locitited the pedals in.
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: Narcoleptic Insomniac on April 17, 2014, 10:02:23 PM
Yeah flipped cranks is the only exception.
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: hugh. on April 18, 2014, 03:04:56 AM
Ha I genuinely thought locktite was needed for something. Good thing is asked here then.
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: hugh. on April 18, 2014, 10:00:40 AM
grease anywhere metal contacts metal, threads included

Super stupid question now but what about where the stem clamps the steerer tube and where it clamps the bars?
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: Admiral Ackbar on April 18, 2014, 10:06:26 AM
i always grease the steerer, makes getting the stem on and off easier. never really thought to do the bar clamp tho, i usually leave that clean and dry
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: hugh. on April 18, 2014, 10:11:45 AM
Ok cool. Final question, should I grease the seat post? It's an aluminium Thompson
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: Admiral Ackbar on April 18, 2014, 10:37:31 AM
yesss definitely grease your seat post. you don't know frustration until you have to unseize a seized seat post.
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: hugh. on April 18, 2014, 10:39:07 AM
right ill grease it then. Thanks Admiral. Sorry about all the dumb questions but im building up a new bike and want to get everything right. Cheers
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: Krafty on April 18, 2014, 12:09:49 PM
There are no dumb questions man. Better to ask then to assume and not grease your tubes and tires.
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: hugh. on April 18, 2014, 12:16:45 PM
Good point. I greased my grips too cause they were tricky to get on. I'm gonna grease my brake pads next ;)

Seriously though, what brake pads are best to use with painted rims? I don't want to wear the paint off.
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: Krafty on April 18, 2014, 12:44:17 PM
I've always used clear coat to put grips on. It dries so hard that your grip will need to be cut off when you do change them. Never heard of using grease for that. Are they slippery at all?

Brake pads....








(http://www.buyandwalk.com/images/shoes/nike/nike-shoes-317892412-bottom.jpg)

???
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: hugh. on April 19, 2014, 02:58:39 PM
I've always used clear coat to put grips on. It dries so hard that your grip will need to be cut off when you do change them. Never heard of using grease for that. Are they slippery at all?

I was joking about that. Greasing your grips sounds like a recipe for disaster.
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: Kinchy on April 19, 2014, 04:52:24 PM
Depends what you want to do with them
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: G on April 20, 2014, 06:50:13 AM
grease anywhere metal contacts metal, threads included

Super stupid question now but what about where the stem clamps the steerer tube and where it clamps the bars?

Good point. NO don't grease the bar clamp. steerer is fine and aluminium seatpost in a steel frame is a must.

:)
G.
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: GUMP_ on April 21, 2014, 05:36:53 AM
Besides the 6802 bearings in the cult driver does anybody know the number for the roller bearing and cylinder thingo from a cult coaster driver?

(http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m101/torrietree/A6C4EF7F-7C79-4DF2-99F9-E3A218AC10B0_zpsn9oewtsz.jpg) (http://s102.photobucket.com/user/torrietree/media/A6C4EF7F-7C79-4DF2-99F9-E3A218AC10B0_zpsn9oewtsz.jpg.html)

The bit right In front of my driver?
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: G on April 21, 2014, 07:08:38 PM
Besides the 6802 bearings in the cult driver does anybody know the number for the roller bearing and cylinder thingo from a cult coaster driver?

(http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m101/torrietree/A6C4EF7F-7C79-4DF2-99F9-E3A218AC10B0_zpsn9oewtsz.jpg) (http://s102.photobucket.com/user/torrietree/media/A6C4EF7F-7C79-4DF2-99F9-E3A218AC10B0_zpsn9oewtsz.jpg.html)

The bit right In front of my driver?

You going to replace them? Same thing is going to happen.

Just take the pile into your local bearing stockists and have them measure it all up. The inner race is just defined by its dimensions, hopefully it will be off the shelf.

:)
G.
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: GUMP_ on April 21, 2014, 11:31:26 PM
You going to replace them? Same thing is going to happen.

Just take the pile into your local bearing stockists and have them measure it all up. The inner race is just defined by its dimensions, hopefully it will be off the shelf.

:)
G.

Yeah I had thought of replacing them G thought it might be cheaper than buying a whole new driver.

Also thought it would be quicker to get this mess running again rather than waiting for the gcoaster or the odyssey one
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: G on April 22, 2014, 08:24:11 AM
You going to replace them? Same thing is going to happen.

Just take the pile into your local bearing stockists and have them measure it all up. The inner race is just defined by its dimensions, hopefully it will be off the shelf.

:)
G.

Yeah I had thought of replacing them G thought it might be cheaper than buying a whole new driver.

Also thought it would be quicker to get this mess running again rather than waiting for the gcoaster or the odyssey one

I cant fault your logic on either of those. Bearings should be much cheaper than a whole driver (though I have no idea how much a new driver costs) assuming you can get everything out; and definitely quicker. Hopefully the Odyssey one Aaron is on will be out later this year but it is likely to be just in time for Xmas rather than summer.. and obviously that isnt a firm estimate just a wild guess..

:)
G.
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: peggiesmalls on April 22, 2014, 11:18:42 AM
This is going to sound stupid considering ive owner like 30pairs of grips,but how do you stretch them?really tired of my short edwins.
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: hugh. on April 22, 2014, 11:21:30 AM
Boil them for 3 mins and stretch them by hand
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: peggiesmalls on April 22, 2014, 11:25:57 AM
Thanks :) 
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: peggiesmalls on April 22, 2014, 07:26:42 PM
Cant decide Whats the best plastic peg,thinking play it safe with a g sport pleg 2?
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: GUMP_ on April 22, 2014, 09:23:17 PM
Cant decide Whats the best plastic peg,thinking play it safe with a g sport pleg 2?

I'm running a cult butter. I think it's ok. Not as quick grinding as I though it would be (on skate park ledges that are know for being slow). It seems to be lasting ok but I haven't tested it on any haggard ledges yet.

Think the cults are abit longer than the gsports too. I'd run a pleg2 in the back
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: Mattchu on April 23, 2014, 05:30:47 PM
Does anyone know what the maximum tire clearance is on Odyssey F-25's? I have a set of Rampera tires that I love, but the 2.35" hardly fits in my Freestyle Classic forks as-is due to it being so much larger when inflated.
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: mrjimyjohn on April 23, 2014, 08:37:08 PM
I don't know exactly, but the R versions fit demo momentums with room to spare, and those fuckers are like 2.45" inflated on some rims. I would imagine all the new Ody forks share the same legs...
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: peggiesmalls on April 23, 2014, 08:39:41 PM
I mean i hawk tyres go up to 2.4 so im assuming 2.4.haha
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: oscar_5788 on April 24, 2014, 04:26:12 PM
just finished polishing my stem ,do I spray some clear coat on it or leave it
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: peggiesmalls on April 24, 2014, 04:27:43 PM
Clear coat it no harm done then.
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: Sasha on April 24, 2014, 05:22:10 PM
Don't bother. It's aluminium, it'll be fine.
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: Tony Harrison on April 24, 2014, 06:06:24 PM
On the topic of rawing parts...

How would I go about rawing the springfield brakes?

I assume the spring will need to come out, is that possible.

What else do I need to do before dipping these brakes in a load of chemicals? Or even if I should?
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: peggiesmalls on April 24, 2014, 07:40:29 PM
So i have a tyre and the wire beading has ripped away from the tyre anyway to fix this?
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: Admiral Ackbar on April 24, 2014, 07:45:25 PM
On the topic of rawing parts...

How would I go about rawing the springfield brakes?

I assume the spring will need to come out, is that possible.

What else do I need to do before dipping these brakes in a load of chemicals? Or even if I should?

strip em down to just the arms & spray/soak in oven or drain cleaner. clean em real good with white spirits afterwards so they don't oxidize so easily from the left over chemicals.
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: G on April 27, 2014, 07:10:25 AM
On the topic of rawing parts...

How would I go about rawing the springfield brakes?

I assume the spring will need to come out, is that possible.

What else do I need to do before dipping these brakes in a load of chemicals? Or even if I should?

Spring unhooks easily.

Avoid getting stuff on the pivot area, it will get in the crack between brass bush and arm and spoil the fit.

The arms are die-cast like a pedal body so you may not be able to achieve a good finish without a lot of polishing.

:)
G.
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: medusa.cascade on April 27, 2014, 09:00:37 AM
do JCPC replacement bodies come with nuts and bolts for the pins? if not what have others done to replace theirs?
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: Ruben José on April 27, 2014, 09:40:12 AM
do JCPC replacement bodies come with nuts and bolts for the pins? if not what have others done to replace theirs?

http://store.odysseybmx.com/collections/small-parts/Pedal-Parts/
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: medusa.cascade on April 27, 2014, 09:41:49 AM
oh i should have said im in the uk.
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: Tony Harrison on April 27, 2014, 10:10:23 AM
On the topic of rawing parts...

How would I go about rawing the springfield brakes?

I assume the spring will need to come out, is that possible.

What else do I need to do before dipping these brakes in a load of chemicals? Or even if I should?

Spring unhooks easily.

Avoid getting stuff on the pivot area, it will get in the crack between brass bush and arm and spoil the fit.

The arms are die-cast like a pedal body so you may not be able to achieve a good finish without a lot of polishing.

:)
G.

Cheers G,

I'm finally over ruining my shoes but I hate setting up and fiddling with brakes so they seem like the perfect option.

I'm just waiting on getting a new frame from Zoidy and some time to ride the bike to try them out.
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: hugh. on April 27, 2014, 04:11:07 PM
Can anyone tell me what exactly I have to do to swap an odyssey v3 cassette from a 10t driver to 13t cog?

EDIT : Nevermind its a  completly new driver
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: peggiesmalls on April 27, 2014, 11:55:41 PM
http://m.gumtree.com/p/bicycle-accessories/fit-bmx-frame-20-/1058115915 anyone know what fit this is?
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: Mychaylo on April 28, 2014, 05:39:10 AM
No way thats an 09 fit, im on my phone but looks like a euro bb in there aswell,
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: Admiral Ackbar on April 28, 2014, 06:07:57 AM
looks a lot like an s2
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: peggiesmalls on April 28, 2014, 07:01:52 AM
looks a lot like an s2
that's what i thought but it also looks like its off a complete ahah
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: Sammm on April 28, 2014, 08:03:09 AM
do JCPC replacement bodies come with nuts and bolts for the pins? if not what have others done to replace theirs?

they don't. i had bare spare nuts/bolts from when i got the whole pedals as i only run one side with pins for grindage. they're a common size and i imagine most hardware stores would have some
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: KillSeth on April 28, 2014, 09:03:43 AM
Would there be any reason why using this type of water-repelling coating on a frame would be a bad idea?
http://gizmodo.com/neverwet-review-the-magical-water-repelling-spray-is-812797429

Seems like a nice way to combat rust/gunk.
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: Krafty on April 28, 2014, 12:03:24 PM
From that review:

Quote
While it's only been a few days, it seems incredibly unlikely that the coating would last through any continued wear and tear.

Also

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Apparently there's a reason everything they spray down in the promotional video is white. The box claims that the coating dries to a "milky white haze," but what you really end up with is more along the lines of "someone vomited small amounts of white paint onto my belongings and left it in the sun to dry." Generally speaking. And as we already mentioned, that pre-digested milky mélange shakes off with alarming ease—from the places you actually want it to stick to, that is.

It probably wouldn't be the best on a frame or any bike part. Maybe with some more development it would be.
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: Prodigal Son on April 29, 2014, 01:52:47 AM
There's a number of hydrophobic coatings now days. Nissan even has one coming out.
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: hugh. on April 29, 2014, 12:20:20 PM
What grade steel is the gsport ratchet driver made from?
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: Narcoleptic Insomniac on April 29, 2014, 04:22:19 PM
I'm thinking about getting a new back rim and I'm wondering if I should get it in chrome for maximum stopping power. I haven't run a chrome rim in many years but back then the general consensus was that brakes worked better on chrome rims. Is that still a thing or will black rims perform just as good?
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: KillSeth on April 30, 2014, 07:49:28 AM
I switched from a chrome rim to a hard-anodized black Hazard light about a year ago and I saw zero drop in braking. Plus, the coating is seriously durable and has yet to wear away like many other colored rims I see. Odyssey got it right.
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: hugh. on May 03, 2014, 06:02:50 PM
Where can I get a 14mm fork with brake mounts?
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: peggiesmalls on May 03, 2014, 06:19:33 PM
Where can I get a 14mm fork with brake mounts?
winstanelys have a wtp fork i think
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: tim_sch on May 04, 2014, 06:08:02 AM
Doesn't Colony still make one?
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: peggiesmalls on May 04, 2014, 08:13:48 AM
Isn't it flatland specific/offset though?
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: hugh. on May 04, 2014, 09:43:21 AM
I might just get some old odyssey freestyle forks and grind the dropouts
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: peggiesmalls on May 05, 2014, 02:43:24 PM
Are amity forks h24 thread like odyssey?
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: butterynozza on May 05, 2014, 03:22:05 PM
Are amity forks h24 thread like odyssey?
h25
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: peggiesmalls on May 05, 2014, 03:38:42 PM
Thankyou sir
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: hugh. on May 05, 2014, 03:42:20 PM
I remember watching a video of a Profile Racing factory tour. Can anyone find it for me?
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: Admiral Ackbar on May 05, 2014, 10:15:57 PM
google knows all bruh

http://www.bmxunion.com/blog/daily/sm-factory-tour-with-sean-mckinney/
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: hugh. on May 06, 2014, 03:24:48 AM
Thats S&M, not Profile bruh. I remember there was a shot of plastic barrels full of alu shavings.
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: peggiesmalls on May 06, 2014, 03:31:27 AM
Weren't they doing a tutorial then they just showed you round?
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: hugh. on May 06, 2014, 04:16:01 AM
Shit yeah I think I know what it was. They were showing hub assembly then did a little tour. Cheers peggie!
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: hugh. on May 06, 2014, 04:17:16 AM
Found it!
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: peggiesmalls on May 06, 2014, 06:01:21 AM
Nice one!
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: hugh. on May 07, 2014, 06:27:53 PM
Do the graphite Ruben pedals use the same hardware (eg spindles and bearings) as the alloy ones?
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: peggiesmalls on May 11, 2014, 03:20:43 PM
Anyone know anywhere with blusix ratchet collars in stock? U mean there's place with b6 stuff left but not collars:(
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: G on May 12, 2014, 04:36:29 AM
Anyone know anywhere with blusix ratchet collars in stock? U mean there's place with b6 stuff left but not collars:(
There is honestly no point. The amount of weight you are going to save is next to nothing.

:)
G.
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: hugh. on May 12, 2014, 04:51:39 AM
But they look BALLERZ!
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: peggiesmalls on May 12, 2014, 05:13:07 AM
Yeah i just Want the tie dye ones for mega 'Ballerz'
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: medusa.cascade on May 24, 2014, 05:11:01 PM
Do odyssey/Sunday sprockets come with an adaptor for 22mm spindles?
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: tim_sch on May 24, 2014, 05:17:52 PM
I don't think so.
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: hugh. on May 24, 2014, 05:29:28 PM
Mine did not.
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: Spev on May 24, 2014, 05:54:24 PM
Do the graphite Ruben pedals use the same hardware (eg spindles and bearings) as the alloy ones?

No, the graphite pedals are loose ball bearing while the alloy Rubens are sealed bearing. They are totally different.
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: hugh. on May 25, 2014, 11:08:17 AM
Ahh got it. Thanks
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: Mychaylo on May 25, 2014, 02:37:07 PM
My MDS from a few years ago came with both adapters, maybe mailorder chucked one in or odyssey stopped sending both, not sure.
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: hugh. on May 25, 2014, 02:50:30 PM
The Burlington I got came with a 19mm one only
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: hugh. on May 25, 2014, 03:44:05 PM
is the nankai cone wrench 23mm or 24mm?
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: Admiral Ackbar on May 26, 2014, 12:12:28 AM
24 says flatland fuel
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: hugh. on May 26, 2014, 03:39:22 AM
this guy says 23mm. Im gonna go with 24mm.

http://www.flatmattersonline.com/nankai-freecoaster-rebuild-maintenance-guide
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: Flexer on May 27, 2014, 05:15:12 AM
this guy says 23mm. Im gonna go with 24mm.

http://www.flatmattersonline.com/nankai-freecoaster-rebuild-maintenance-guide

my nankai cone wrench is 24mm =)

i really want to rebuild my nankai, still needs new axle and i have to find my slack-washer again...

edit:
seems like the newer bamboo (2?) need a 23mm cone wrench
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: hugh. on May 27, 2014, 03:48:50 PM
Which one could you get the profile shell for? Thats the one I have. I hope its 24mm.
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: peggiesmalls on May 27, 2014, 04:05:35 PM
I thinks its the nyb ones which take 23mm?
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: Admiral Ackbar on May 27, 2014, 04:22:39 PM
no nyb uses a 24mm too

(http://img06.shop-pro.jp/PA01023/292/product/68433372.jpg?20140209125451)
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: Narcoleptic Insomniac on May 27, 2014, 06:22:58 PM
What's lighter, a Profile mini with chromo 3/8" bolts or an Odyssey Antigram with the alu axle and the 3/8" bolts?
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: medusa.cascade on May 29, 2014, 04:36:28 AM
I can't decide between a black or raw sprocket. My bike is all black with silver chain and black and grey seat. Lame question I know.
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: tim_sch on May 29, 2014, 05:41:49 AM
#allblackeverything
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: peggiesmalls on May 29, 2014, 10:34:12 AM
Once you go black you'll never go back..     
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: hugh. on May 29, 2014, 10:47:27 AM
Is park tool grease ok for hubs?
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: hugh. on May 29, 2014, 12:26:54 PM
If not what one would be best for a coaster?
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: Admiral Ackbar on May 29, 2014, 01:50:57 PM
should be fine, I've used it before with no problems. grease is grease for the most part
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: hugh. on May 29, 2014, 04:32:40 PM
Sweet thanks
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: G on May 30, 2014, 10:53:28 AM
What's lighter, a Profile mini with chromo 3/8" bolts or an Odyssey Antigram with the alu axle and the 3/8" bolts?

Not sure, it isn't easy to find the Profile weights with a specific option (last time I looked). Pretty sure the Antigram will be lighter though... it is seriously light with that set-up (12.5oz).

:)
G.
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: machete on May 30, 2014, 11:32:01 AM
Is park tool grease ok for hubs?
I use automotive wheel bearing grease on my bike parts,never had a problem using it.Don't get suckered into paying for "special" Park tools bike grease.
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: Narcoleptic Insomniac on May 30, 2014, 12:59:38 PM
What's lighter, a Profile mini with chromo 3/8" bolts or an Odyssey Antigram with the alu axle and the 3/8" bolts?

Not sure, it isn't easy to find the Profile weights with a specific option (last time I looked). Pretty sure the Antigram will be lighter though... it is seriously light with that set-up (12.5oz).

:)
G.

Cool, that's what i figured. Thanks.
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: hugh. on May 30, 2014, 01:03:00 PM
Is park tool grease ok for hubs?
I use automotive wheel bearing grease on my bike parts,never had a problem using it.Don't get suckered into paying for "special" Park tools bike grease.

I picked up a tube when I was building my bike so I've got it sitting here anyway. It was cheap enough though
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: montymitch on May 30, 2014, 01:41:29 PM
I don't go through a ton of grease, so buying a tub of auto grease doesn't make much sense for me. I use the same green tube of Phil's that I've had for years.
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: peggiesmalls on May 31, 2014, 10:28:19 PM
Anyone know if the odyssey a ross tyres are any good? Never seem any run them to be honest
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: GUMP_ on June 01, 2014, 04:45:46 AM
One of the groms I rode with had a set front and rear. And they seemed fine. I'd run one in the rear
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: peggiesmalls on June 02, 2014, 03:50:30 AM
What year is the t1 Ruben that's the 2 tone grey?
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: hugh. on June 02, 2014, 04:51:01 AM
2010 I think
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: Narcoleptic Insomniac on June 04, 2014, 09:45:56 AM
Anyone else feel like pumping your tires up to 90psi + feels like running a longer chainstay compared to 60psi?
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: Louis on June 05, 2014, 05:51:19 PM
Yes... it takes a bit to get used to it, but when you do, higher psi feels better IMO. I mainly run high psi because KHE coasters roll SO slow, super annoying.
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: Admiral Ackbar on June 09, 2014, 08:48:23 PM
high psi is nice at smooth parks or on nice streets. i really dislike anything over 80 atmo, but i ride haggard street spots and shitty outdoor parks.. 70-75 is my sweet spot - just enough to usually not pinch flat casing and it takes some of the brunt of larger impacts.   

not sure what you mean by it feeling like having long stays tho.
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: Narcoleptic Insomniac on June 09, 2014, 09:18:13 PM
I mean during hops or manuals it feels like the wheel is further back and you have to pull up a bit harder. For spins and whatever else feels the same.
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: full metal jacky on June 09, 2014, 09:54:17 PM
Yes... it takes a bit to get used to it, but when you do, higher psi feels better IMO. I mainly run high psi because KHE coasters roll SO slow, super annoying.

This. plus monster truck tires doesn't help at all
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: hugh. on June 10, 2014, 03:23:19 PM
What awesome sprockets come in 39t?
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: peggiesmalls on June 10, 2014, 03:45:03 PM
These look so good in big sizes someone's fbm on hetr had one....radness http://www.profileracing.com/estore/product.php?productId=348
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: paranoidmexican on June 10, 2014, 03:50:14 PM
What awesome sprockets come in 39t?

http://www.danscomp.com/products.php?attribute=chainwheels&by=NAME&order=ASC&cat=PARTS&group=BMX%20Bolt%20Drive%20Sprockets&size=39T
http://www.danscomp.com/products.php?attribute=chainwheels&by=NAME&order=ASC&cat=PARTS&group=BMX%20Spline%20and%20Socket%20Drive%20Sprockets&size=39T

theres a local shop I know that still has profile blackjack and fbm sprockets that are probably 39t
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: milhous on June 10, 2014, 09:21:41 PM
Profile Whippit, sexiest big sprocket ever.
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: hugh. on June 11, 2014, 03:55:31 PM
I was thinking a profile ripsaw. But that profile one peggiesmalls posted is sweet. I need profile cranks for ultimate spline drive goodness. Anyone have a pair they want to swap for fly v3s?
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: hugh. on June 11, 2014, 03:56:00 PM
Actually I need to machine an 11t ratchet driver first
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: hugh. on June 12, 2014, 03:31:58 PM
The bolt on my fly v3 cranks keep working its way loose. What can I do?
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: Narcoleptic Insomniac on June 12, 2014, 03:54:19 PM
Loctite
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: G on June 12, 2014, 04:51:46 PM
The bolt on my fly v3 cranks keep working its way loose. What can I do?

Sprocket bolt or the main end bolt?

If sprocket bolt it may mean that you have a wonky sprocket.

If end bolt it may mean the BB spacer tube is too short or there is movement/wear in the splines.

:)
G.
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: hugh. on June 13, 2014, 12:05:12 AM
Main end spacer. It's a fly bb. Everything is set up as it should be. And they have very little use. I'll check again today
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: medusa.cascade on June 15, 2014, 02:52:35 AM
What's the difference between the old (cajalla or what ever) and new (rampera) Ruben tyres other than the colour options and sizes?
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: Narcoleptic Insomniac on June 15, 2014, 08:04:12 AM
The ramperas have a little deeper thread than the callejeras but not as deep as the campilleras (dirt version)
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: milhous on June 15, 2014, 05:20:04 PM
Not a fan of the current 2.35 Flys. Bring back the folding 2.25 option.
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: AaronBmx on June 16, 2014, 01:08:18 AM
I remember the non folding fly rubens used to be 19euro's now every tire is at least 25euro, expensive rubber;)
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: peggiesmalls on June 16, 2014, 01:43:56 AM
Pretty bad considering its a Disposable ' part
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: peggiesmalls on June 16, 2014, 04:00:40 PM
How easy it to switch the ratchet from rhd to lhd is anything fidly?
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: GUMP_ on June 17, 2014, 12:26:22 AM
It's piss easy. But get the guide from gsport and follow it. Hardest bit is the clip but if you have finger nails it comes off easy as pie
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: peggiesmalls on June 17, 2014, 02:11:39 AM
It's piss easy. But get the guide from gsport and follow it. Hardest bit is the clip but if you have finger nails it comes off easy as pie
thanks
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: outsider1986 on June 17, 2014, 02:43:44 AM
anyone out there uses s&m race xlt fork for street and trails or think they're recommended as well? I weigh 155lbs and don't huck-to-flat, only smoother trannies. I'm looking for a pair of forks that don't require a compression bolt, only need to use with a star fangled nut. cheers.
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: peggiesmalls on June 17, 2014, 03:06:17 AM
Yes perfectly fine,done even think about putting pegs on i. They may be thin but  remember there s&m quality
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: G on June 17, 2014, 06:10:09 AM
.... I'm looking for a pair of forks that don't require a compression bolt, only need to use with a star fangled nut. cheers.

That's a very bizarre stipulation, is there a reason for it? Star nuts tend to be pretty crap.
Pretty sure the S&M forks all use a built in compression bolt too.

:)
G.
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: outsider1986 on June 17, 2014, 06:39:50 AM
thanks guys, forgot to mention that I ride pegless.
haha, I ride a frame with a shorter headtube and need to cut the column short and thought normal forks are threaded at where I want to cut.
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: G on June 17, 2014, 10:03:55 AM
thanks guys, forgot to mention that I ride pegless.
haha, I ride a frame with a shorter headtube and need to cut the column short and thought normal forks are threaded at where I want to cut.

How short is the headtube?

The Odyssey (and Sunday) forks have the threaded section recessed and the compression bolt has a cut line so you can cut up to 20mm off without a problem (which is a lot). Not sure about other brands.
Even if you end up cutting into the threads on an Odyssey fork you could still retro fit a star nut system.

Hope this helps

:)
G.

Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: outsider1986 on June 17, 2014, 10:27:04 AM
Awesome! that would work, thanks a lot!
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: peggiesmalls on June 17, 2014, 05:05:35 PM
It's piss easy. But get the guide from gsport and follow it. Hardest bit is the clip but if you have finger nails it comes off easy as pie
did it today so easy,my nails were really short so i had to do it with a screw driver. Thanks g quality guide
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: Arttu on June 18, 2014, 09:27:06 AM
How long is the rear end on a Sunday Wave? I need a longer frame and could buy one of these for about $90.
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: GUMP_ on June 18, 2014, 07:38:43 PM
From memory the first wave has a 13.75 cs
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: _tom_ on June 20, 2014, 11:59:25 AM
Got knocked off my road bike today. Fairly slow so nothing too bad but what should I check on my bike to make sure its still safe to ride? It's a CAAD8, think the forks are alloy steerer with carbon legs. Thankfully it looks like the only damage is the wheels slightly out of true, the guys car came off a lot worse haha. Road cleats can make quite the dent and scratch when you're trying to keep yourself upright on a car bumper.
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: Admiral Ackbar on June 20, 2014, 07:23:02 PM
good to hear to came out unscathed!

id take the fork out of the frame and have a good look around the crown/steerertube and make sure it isn't stressed looking or cracked. check the blades for any damage, as long as theres nothing that penetrates through the paint or through a few layers of carbon you should be good. check your bars & stem for cracks or damage as well
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: peggiesmalls on June 28, 2014, 07:06:35 PM
Friend gave a half link chain today(first one ive used) seems alright. Whats everyone's problem with them?
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: GUMP_ on June 29, 2014, 01:48:35 PM
Friend gave a half link chain today(first one ive used) seems alright. Whats everyone's problem with them?
They are shite. You have a full chain of bent links that are trying to straighten themselves out everytime you crank. And we all know a bent peice of metal fatigues over a straight peice.

Also they suck dick
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: Narcoleptic Insomniac on June 30, 2014, 06:44:32 PM
Can I run a Solid headset on a regular 1 1/8" threadless road frame?
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: Admiral Ackbar on June 30, 2014, 09:20:24 PM
yeah you'll be good, unless you got a weird fork
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: Thomas031 on July 04, 2014, 12:41:24 PM
i have two sets of gold female bolts for shadow front hubs.

These;
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v239/kipbmx/BMX%20bikes%20and%20components%203/ShadowConspiracyRaptorFrontHubSlimBoltsGold.jpg?t=1305663814)

I want to run them (pegless of course) on my female Kink Incite rearhub. It has a steel ht axle at 15mm i believe.

The original bolts have 30mm of thread.
The bolts i want to run have 20mm thread.

Will the hub be fine if i run these shorter but nicer bolts? I'm more concerned about the drive side than the non drive side, because well... the driver does nothing for the axle's integrity halfway down. But the original ones don't go that deep into the axle either.

The shorter bolt is taking about 13mm of thread. till about right under the driver's teeth.

"Let me know what you think"

No, really!
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: blueee on July 05, 2014, 05:16:50 AM
Profile Whippit, sexiest big sprocket ever.
i use a blackjack as an ashtray
36t though, better imo
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: paranoidmexican on July 09, 2014, 03:25:32 PM
Who makes the longest plastic pegs?
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: Admiral Ackbar on July 09, 2014, 03:56:04 PM
butchers i believe, 4.5"
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: Narcoleptic Insomniac on July 12, 2014, 01:49:57 PM
Can you run spacers between the sprocket and crank arm on spline drive sprockets/cranks?
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: hugh. on July 12, 2014, 03:23:14 PM
I don't see why not. As long as the crank bolt is tight.
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: Mychaylo on July 12, 2014, 03:46:08 PM
^ correct, as it isnt bolted to the arm you have the best of both worlds. Perfect chainline and arm clearance.
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: paranoidmexican on July 12, 2014, 04:16:59 PM
Can you run spacers between the sprocket and crank arm on spline drive sprockets/cranks?

yup, I've seen someone do it
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: Thomas031 on July 12, 2014, 08:48:21 PM
As long as you evenly space the gap that will form between the sprocket and the crank bolt hole, you will be fine. If you don't, you'll bend your sprocket by tightening your sprocket bolt.

I do want to say, those kind of questions are why i don't understand splined vs floating axle (powerbite) style systems.

With spline, everything has to be right to make and keep shit working.
Everything comes down to millimetres. There even are half millimetre spacers in case your shit doesn't align after 2 hours, cause you need to assemble and disassemble before you even know how many spacers you'll need later.

With powerbite style axles, you can have the arm halfway on there and it might not even do real damage.

I ride Kink splined cranks now, and even though i love them, i still think splines are silly. <3 floating axles
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: GUMP_ on July 12, 2014, 09:12:59 PM
As long as you evenly space the gap that will form between the sprocket and the crank bolt hole, you will be fine. If you don't, you'll bend your sprocket by tightening your sprocket bolt.

He's running splined so there isn't a sprocket bolt needed
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: badlight on July 14, 2014, 09:46:54 AM
As long as you evenly space the gap that will form between the sprocket and the crank bolt hole, you will be fine. If you don't, you'll bend your sprocket by tightening your sprocket bolt.

He's running splined so there isn't a sprocket bolt needed

Which is about 8 billion times better than trying to bodge spacers between the sprocket and the arm.

Plus, it doesnt seem like any major companies make a 'between the sprocket and crankarm' spacer that is readily available. However, it seems that could be solved by cranks using a set screw style sprocket bolt.
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: peggiesmalls on July 15, 2014, 05:42:26 PM
Anyone from here going ramp1 skatepark in Warrington this saturday?
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: Ruben José on July 30, 2014, 06:19:05 PM
I think I got some seized Twombolts, already hammered the shit out of them with no luck. I will try some penetrating oil and more hammering tomorrow. Help me BG.
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: Mychaylo on July 30, 2014, 08:07:46 PM
Now that's one i haven't come across before!
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: peggiesmalls on July 30, 2014, 08:32:00 PM
Weird not as if its 48spline hahah.
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: Louis on July 30, 2014, 11:49:21 PM
I think I got some seized Twombolts, already hammered the shit out of them with no luck. I will try some penetrating oil and more hammering tomorrow. Help me BG.

Have the bolt a little loose and jump on the pedals a few times. If they're real stubborn maybe go do some small bunnyhops, both left foot and right foot forward. If and when they budge you may need to loosen the bolt a tiny bit more and repeat.
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: Ruben José on July 31, 2014, 07:19:54 AM
I think I got some seized Twombolts, already hammered the shit out of them with no luck. I will try some penetrating oil and more hammering tomorrow. Help me BG.

Have the bolt a little loose and jump on the pedals a few times. If they're real stubborn maybe go do some small bunnyhops, both left foot and right foot forward. If and when they budge you may need to loosen the bolt a tiny bit more and repeat.

The major problem is that I only have the cranks mounted on frame, nothing else, so no bunny hop technique here. I will give a shot putting something like a block off wood under the bb and jump on them.
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: Sasha on July 31, 2014, 08:28:00 AM
If you really wanna hammer them then do it downwards, not outwards.
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: hugh. on August 03, 2014, 10:10:37 AM
How many spokes are in this rear wheel? I need some unbiased answers.

(http://i.imgur.com/qcEpqkK.jpg)
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: Mychaylo on August 03, 2014, 10:51:46 AM
Its a 36 hole. Or do you mean are some snapped?
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: hugh. on August 03, 2014, 11:05:18 AM
Thats what I thought. Some guy is telling me its a 48H and I was just making sure I'm not going insane. Not to mention they never made white 48H ratchets.
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: Narcoleptic Insomniac on August 03, 2014, 02:00:08 PM
Didn't Carlos have a 48h Ratchet?
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: hugh. on August 03, 2014, 03:00:48 PM
I have one too. Just not a white one. The 48h only came in black.
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: BonerhasBent on August 05, 2014, 02:09:48 PM
Someone please tell me they know where to find that Cory Nastazio interview after one of his runs, X-Games 2005 i believe, where he just says "Mike Jones" to the bitch interviewing him.

Hook it up if you got a link to it!
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: paranoidmexican on August 13, 2014, 01:03:03 PM
anyone ride a demolition freecoaster? is it jsut a KHE clone?
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: GUMP_ on August 14, 2014, 01:10:47 AM
Pretty sure it's the khe with the cult driver
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: hugh. on August 16, 2014, 05:58:27 PM
nevermind soul sisters
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: Professor Horatio Hufnagel on August 16, 2014, 07:29:39 PM
I have one too. Just not a white one. The 48h only came in black.

Yep, there was only ever a single batch of them, all black, all 9t, old shell shape, old circlip, old collars, 14mm helicoil axle instead of 3/8" or non-helicoil
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: Narcoleptic Insomniac on August 31, 2014, 04:07:21 PM
I just got a new back wheel and chain. My sprocket is a bit worn and I was thinking about flipping it in order to prevent it causing premature wear to my chain and driver. It's always been run in the same direction so I figure this will work. Will it or am I crazy?
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: Zoidberg on September 01, 2014, 10:19:04 AM
Same but I'm going to get a new sprocket as I may aswell.

So from 30-10, should I go 28 or 25/9?

Thinking 28 Sunday sabre tooth.
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: Narcoleptic Insomniac on September 01, 2014, 11:10:42 AM
28 or 27/9 if you like how 30/10 feels.
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: hugh. on September 01, 2014, 11:34:38 AM
36-10. Do it.
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: Zoidberg on September 02, 2014, 03:42:55 PM
weird, i went into evans to order the 28t in today and turns out the dude behind the counter was a bmxer who'd just bought a sabre tooth, hasn't used it and it's still brand new. evans are out of stock so he offered me his for £20.

he texted later to say it's only a 25t but i've said i'll have it

i think this teeny gearing might be an arse on the life of the drive chain but i'm putting on a new keychain (and a new rear hub) so it should be aiii, amiright?

anyway, 25t, so 25/9, fate has forced my hand

Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: Louis on September 05, 2014, 11:44:28 PM
Anyone know where to buy a KHE style coaster clutch? With other companies using the design I feel like these should be for sale somewhere? but can't find them. I've managed to chip some splines off of mine, though it seems to be working ok for now.
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: Admiral Ackbar on September 06, 2014, 04:08:54 PM
try contacting flatland fuel.

otherwise you'll probably have to buy the whole interal kit
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: Narcoleptic Insomniac on September 06, 2014, 04:11:19 PM
Does anyone know if Odyssey would offer crash replacement discount on V1 Wombolts without a warranty card?

I just snapped mine today after years without problems. I would normally be happy to pay full price for a new set but money is tight these days and I want to ride.
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: Spev on September 07, 2014, 11:30:59 PM
Does anyone know if Odyssey would offer crash replacement discount on V1 Wombolts without a warranty card?

I just snapped mine today after years without problems. I would normally be happy to pay full price for a new set but money is tight these days and I want to ride.
Probably not. Email them and ask.
WARRANTY@ODYSSEYBMX.COM
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: hugh. on September 13, 2014, 07:48:59 PM
why don't 12t 1 piece drivers exist for any hub?
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: G on September 14, 2014, 08:27:13 AM
why don't 12t 1 piece drivers exist for any hub?

Because no one is that bothered about an exact gear ratio and 10 or 9 tooth offers a lot of advantages.

:)
G.
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: JFax on September 15, 2014, 05:40:41 AM
Didnt odyssey make 12t one piece for their first cassettes?

I had a friend that welded a 12 t cog on a cassette driver in the day, thus making it one piece. is there technically and advantages to one piece anyway? ease of operation and lightness perhaps. Just get a standard cassette driver if you can find one.
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: paranoidmexican on September 15, 2014, 09:16:27 PM
Anyone ever try fallen footwear for riding shoes? Dans has some for $40 and the soles of my vans are falling off
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: Thomas031 on September 27, 2014, 07:02:29 PM
^wish i could answer your question. i know i have looked at a couple pairs in my days.


G, if you read this, and anybody else reading this;

Back when female was 'new' the common statement was that a 10mm female axle was 'about' as strong as a 14mm hollow axle.
Note that right now i usually the rear female inner axle is 15mm.

Sadly my female Kink hub wasn't worth shit, even though a second hand Primo Mix lasted me for years, and my Vandero also never had any problems in 3 to 4 years.
Now i'm resorting to get an Antigram- mainly because of the 17mm inner/14mm female bolts option.

Even though i don't know if it was me, or that the Kink hub was just a shitty batch, i wonder if people DO actually consider the 14mm-17mm inner axle STRONGER than 14mm male axles.
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: G on September 28, 2014, 10:01:12 AM
^wish i could answer your question. i know i have looked at a couple pairs in my days.


G, if you read this, and anybody else reading this;

Back when female was 'new' the common statement was that a 10mm female axle was 'about' as strong as a 14mm hollow axle.
Note that right now i usually the rear female inner axle is 15mm.

Sadly my female Kink hub wasn't worth shit, even though a second hand Primo Mix lasted me for years, and my Vandero also never had any problems in 3 to 4 years.
Now i'm resorting to get an Antigram- mainly because of the 17mm inner/14mm female bolts option.

Even though i don't know if it was me, or that the Kink hub was just a shitty batch, i wonder if people DO actually consider the 14mm-17mm inner axle STRONGER than 14mm male axles.

It depends how big the hole down the middle of the hollow axle is.

A 3/8" bolted 14mm axle will be about the same strength as a 14mm axle with a 3/8" hole down the middle... but very few are that big. More like 5 or 6mm. A 14mm axle with a 6mm hole down the middle will be about 40% stronger than the 3/8" bolted version so.... There are lots of details to take into consideration though. So a typical "14mm" axle, is actually usually using 15mm bore bearings. So a well designed 15mm axle with unthreaded hardware and 3/8" female bolts can easily be a lot stronger than a typical solid 14mm axle that IS threaded for cones etc.

Once you get up to 17mm and no threads you are obviously getting many times stronger than a typical solid 14mm axle. When you go to the bigger 14mm bolts you save a lot of weight and it is still very strong, but obviously not as strong as a 3/8" bolted 17mm axle (however the bolts themselves are stronger)...

I hope this helps.

:)
G. 
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: Thomas031 on September 28, 2014, 08:32:33 PM
Couldn't ask for a better answer.  8)

Bottom line to me, is that the hardware that last failed me on my current hub(the axle), is stronger than the 15mm i have, and preferrably stronger than what we already had 10 years ago.

No contest, so Antigram it is.

Can't wait man. Thanks for your time and, as always, your vast knowledge G!
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: hugh. on September 29, 2014, 12:06:08 PM
Whats a good torque wrench for working on bicycles?
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: Dr. Steve Brule on September 29, 2014, 12:36:03 PM
Whats a good torque wrench for working on bicycles?

Park are always a good shout.
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: Admiral Ackbar on September 29, 2014, 02:28:17 PM
fyi the park tools torque wrench is just a rebadged and blue painted off brand one you can get on ebay for like 1/2 the price. here in the US the craftsman wrench is the same as the park and cheaper as well but idk if you've got craftsman over the pond
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: G on September 29, 2014, 04:59:17 PM
Depends what torque you want to hit. If you want to be able to hit low values like 4Nm for stuff like carbon steerers it is best to have a low range one, (I actually just have allen keys with washers welded on the end, and pull using a digital scale, which is much cheaper and very accurate).

:)
G.
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: Owen on October 01, 2014, 07:23:31 AM
Depends what torque you want to hit. If you want to be able to hit low values like 4Nm for stuff like carbon steerers it is best to have a low range one, (I actually just have allen keys with washers welded on the end, and pull using a digital scale, which is much cheaper and very accurate).

:)
G.

Care to explain how you do that measuring using a digital scale.  Sounds genius, but I can't quite figure out what you are doing...
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: G on October 01, 2014, 06:26:44 PM
Depends what torque you want to hit. If you want to be able to hit low values like 4Nm for stuff like carbon steerers it is best to have a low range one, (I actually just have allen keys with washers welded on the end, and pull using a digital scale, which is much cheaper and very accurate).

:)
G.

Care to explain how you do that measuring using a digital scale.  Sounds genius, but I can't quite figure out what you are doing...

1. Get cheap allen key.
2. Weld on a small extension and a washer a bit like one of those D-keys but with the washer sideways.
3. Arrange overall length so that from axis of rotation to the "eye" of the washer is 100mm.
4. Hook digital spring balance through "eye" and pull perpendicular to arm of allen key.

Resulting figure on the scale in Kgs is pretty damn close to torque in Nm.

If the scale has a "max" then all the better.

I will try to get a photo next time I am in the workshop.
:)
G.
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: Owen on October 01, 2014, 11:41:41 PM
Nice one cheers.  I think I get it now.

So...  how does the length of the lever affect the readings and why have you gone for exactly 100mm?

EDIT; hang on, is that because 1nm = 10kg / cm, and having a 100mm (10cm lever) would divide the total by 10, meaning that a 1kg reading would actually be 10kg of torque / 1nm?

I think that is right...
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: Narcoleptic Insomniac on October 07, 2014, 11:17:01 AM
Anybody have a lower integrated headset race that they don't need? I'll pay for shipping and throw a couple bucks.
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: milhous on October 11, 2014, 10:01:50 PM
What frames do these removable mounts fit? Came with some used brakes that I purchased, and I have no use for them.

(http://i470.photobucket.com/albums/rr68/zachmilhous/IMG_0839_zps10debab7.jpg) (http://s470.photobucket.com/user/zachmilhous/media/IMG_0839_zps10debab7.jpg.html)

If you know what they fit or have a use for them, let me know.
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: Narcoleptic Insomniac on October 12, 2014, 10:21:48 AM
Those look like the mounts that came with my old fly luna.
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: Sasha on October 12, 2014, 01:28:29 PM
What frames do these removable mounts fit? Came with some used brakes that I purchased, and I have no use for them.

(http://i470.photobucket.com/albums/rr68/zachmilhous/IMG_0839_zps10debab7.jpg) (http://s470.photobucket.com/user/zachmilhous/media/IMG_0839_zps10debab7.jpg.html)

If you know what they fit or have a use for them, let me know.

Most generic Taiwan frames.
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: milhous on October 13, 2014, 09:43:39 AM
Thanks!

If anyone needs these mounts, cover shipping and they are yours.
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: Narcoleptic Insomniac on November 18, 2014, 10:14:23 AM
Are bmx brakes short pull or long pull? I'd love to get my hands on a paul lever but I'm not sure it'd be compatible.
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: Admiral Ackbar on November 18, 2014, 12:49:31 PM
short pull. the paul canti or stubby lever would do the trick
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: peggiesmalls on November 19, 2014, 08:05:43 PM
3x lacing pattern is the standard now right?
ultimate noob question
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: Patty on November 19, 2014, 08:30:20 PM
What type of brake mounts work with my v1 deathrow?
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: blueee on November 27, 2014, 05:34:55 PM
what the hell is this
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Premium-Bikes-Titanium-Bottom-Bracket-Axle-OS-22-2mm-x-150mm-Ti-BMX-Spindle-/251258633710
and i assume it wont work with 22mm cranks like solids, and it wont fit spline drive sprockets. who makes a 22mm spline drive sprocket anyways?
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: Cellmember on November 27, 2014, 05:38:11 PM
what the hell is this
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Premium-Bikes-Titanium-Bottom-Bracket-Axle-OS-22-2mm-x-150mm-Ti-BMX-Spindle-/251258633710
and i assume it wont work with 22mm cranks like solids, and it wont fit spline drive sprockets. who makes a 22mm spline drive sprocket anyways?

22.2mm is uncommon, but there a few companies that make 22mm splined sprockets for example Tree Lite Sprocket comes in 22mm.
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: blueee on November 27, 2014, 05:41:22 PM
think there will someone will ever get around to making a 22mm ti spindle?
would be pretty kick ass with those 22mm profiles
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: Cellmember on November 27, 2014, 05:46:27 PM
think there will someone will ever get around to making a 22mm ti spindle?
would be pretty kick ass with those 22mm profiles

Profile already make a 22mm Ti spindle to go with their Columns, no warranty though  >:(
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: blueee on November 27, 2014, 06:48:55 PM
how much that combo cost?
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: blueee on November 28, 2014, 03:41:09 PM
does the animal seatpost clamp use a 6mm bolt? cuasei may buy it just for that
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: Brooklynrider on November 28, 2014, 10:32:52 PM
Mine uses a 5mm bolt. I do recall the fly clamp using a 6mm though..
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: Mychaylo on November 29, 2014, 10:45:37 AM
Fly uses a 6mm
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: peggiesmalls on November 30, 2014, 04:37:52 PM
Do all gsport rims have white writing now?
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: Louis on November 30, 2014, 04:54:43 PM
White on chrome? dont think so. am I wrong?

why are there no FBM steadfast 21.25+ anywhere to be found on this fine weekend of $aving
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: peggiesmalls on November 30, 2014, 05:31:58 PM
Chrome ones have red writing i think.
jw about the black ones 
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: @ss4oLe on November 30, 2014, 05:58:16 PM
Steadfast's have been sold out everywhere for months now.
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: Louis on November 30, 2014, 07:00:01 PM
Yeah Empire had some and either they went really quick or they just didn't get that many.

Tempted to try a s&m tall boy, or Credence M.O.D...

Which would you choose?
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: hugh. on December 06, 2014, 06:49:39 PM
Whats the deal with Animal bikes/ANML/Abikeco? Why do they have various names?
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: Admiral Ackbar on December 06, 2014, 08:18:34 PM
in the uk theres another company that makes mtb? parts called animal
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: hugh. on December 07, 2014, 03:27:43 PM
So they brand stuff as Abikeco in the UK?
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: Sammm on December 07, 2014, 04:04:37 PM
So they brand stuff as Abikeco in the UK?

Correct. Animal, that clothing company already existed over here and there was some beef over the name as far as I'm aware.

Animal = Abikeco
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: Mychaylo on December 18, 2014, 12:43:09 PM
Im after a 24" cruiser but dont.have a clue what size tt would be comfortable, help BG? I'm 5'5"
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: hugh. on December 21, 2014, 03:27:58 PM
Is there a park tool crank puller for Profiles or do I need the Profile specific tool?
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: G on December 22, 2014, 09:08:07 AM
Is there a park tool crank puller for Profiles or do I need the Profile specific tool?

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/71WfbhsTb6S._SX522_.jpg)


:)
G.
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: Sasha on December 22, 2014, 01:51:41 PM
Profile arms used to be threaded for the Park Tool puller. They're not anymore.
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: peggiesmalls on December 23, 2014, 05:25:35 PM
Anyone know some grips similar to odyssey a ross ones?
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: Louis on December 24, 2014, 11:27:03 AM
S&M Randy Brown maybe?
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: paranoidmexican on December 31, 2014, 08:29:12 AM
Shadow freecoaster is the sane as khe right? This wheel came with a crazy amount of slack and I don't like it.
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: CMB on January 06, 2015, 10:34:54 AM
Will a Primopro cassette driver fit in a remix hub?
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: Professor Horatio Hufnagel on January 13, 2015, 04:10:08 AM
I don't even remember what the PP driver looks like, but I highly doubt it would even fit a Mix, let alone a Remix
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: hugh. on January 15, 2015, 12:32:25 PM
Should Chrisking hubs ever be silent? The one on my DH bike has a 9 speed cassette and is completely silent. I thought maybe it just needs to be broken in but I've put well over 2000 miles on it yet nothings changed. And it bought it second hand.
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: Dr. Steve Brule on January 15, 2015, 01:09:23 PM
Nah Chris Kings buzz like a wasp. They even do a ringtone.
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: hugh. on January 15, 2015, 01:15:53 PM
Any idea what the issue could be? It rides just fine.
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: Dr. Steve Brule on January 15, 2015, 01:52:37 PM
Not sure, maybe full of heavy oil or grease?

https://chrisking.com/ringtone
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: blueee on January 17, 2015, 08:11:36 PM
so i take it the profile column crank arms arent super beefed up arms? theyre just regular profile crank arms on a larger spindle, yes?
-Columns Arm weight (for the set): 20.14 ounces/608 grams
-19mm bossless arm 175mm: 560g/19.75oz
if so, that is awesome and i think ill buy a pair. i want spline drive cranks in 22mm but i dont think i need anything super beefy, seems like this should fit the bill
and i take it that i have to buy a crank puller for the profiles, that specifically fits whatever spindle i get? ive never used 48spline

sucks that ill be retiring my weed sprocket :/

i should be able to replace my brake lever bolt, and brake bolts with aluminum bolts and be fine, what do you think
how about the two bolts on my seatpost? think i could get away with alumninum bolts on there?
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: Narcoleptic Insomniac on January 18, 2015, 05:52:40 PM
I remember G saying that American made spline cranks only fit American made spline sprockets so keep that in mind.
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: BonerhasBent on January 20, 2015, 11:59:38 AM
Who makes a 10t driver freecoaster hub wit 14mm axle? Seems that most only offer 9t.
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: hugh. on January 29, 2015, 12:51:02 PM
My tree sprocket has a 15/16" bore but I have 22mm cranks. Anyone got a spare adaptor?
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: peggiesmalls on January 29, 2015, 03:37:19 PM
Who makes a 10t driver freecoaster hub wit 14mm axle? Seems that most only offer 9t.
khe greyhound maybe?
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: Zoidberg on February 03, 2015, 05:05:08 PM
i swapped my trusty attila stem for a brand new sunday freeze stem and now it slips on every single hop

i've re-done it every time it slipped

do i file the bars, inside the stem or both? does that work really?

and for a bonus question, there's no logo etched on the cut outs at the sides so is this a new version or is there a difference?

also, how much gap is the least you can leave inside a fork steerer tube before the threaded bit?

Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: hugh. on February 03, 2015, 05:22:53 PM
The new one has no logos on the side. It also has a square font on the faceplate. The older one had the rounded classic Sunday font. As far as I know theres no major difference.
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: Prodigal Son on February 06, 2015, 10:14:44 PM
The fuck do I get my driver locknut off? Sitting here with a pair of vice grips on the axle, sprayed a little wd40 on it, and tried to do sudden snaps with my wrench. The vice grips slip on the axle before that nut budges.

Trying to put a cult female axle in my mix.
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: Mychaylo on February 07, 2015, 09:10:59 AM
couldnt you just knock everything out that way or is the bearing tucked behind the ratcheting ring?
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: Brooklynrider on February 07, 2015, 09:50:06 AM
You shouldn't be using your vice grips at all. You can bolt the hub on the outside of a dropout and use an adjustable to get the locknut off. Mix axles have a broach too..
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: Prodigal Son on February 07, 2015, 06:47:28 PM
My axle isn't broached and the non drive side bent and that's why I figured it stripped. Since it's stripped I can't do the suggested. I would've already done that anyways if I could've.
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: hugh. on February 07, 2015, 07:22:47 PM
What were the seatposts that had 'SEATPOST' written on them?
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: hugh. on February 07, 2015, 07:23:58 PM
or then had something odd written on them. I cant remember.
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: dude... on February 09, 2015, 08:28:22 PM
My axle isn't broached and the non drive side bent and that's why I figured it stripped. Since it's stripped I can't do the suggested. I would've already done that anyways if I could've.

thread 2 nuts onto your axle, and then using 2 spanners (put the vice grips away) tighten them together really tightly. then you should be able to put a spanner on one of them (theyve got to be on real tight so they dont budge-the outer one should work best), and it should keep the axle tight so that you can crank the locknut loose.

also grease the threads on the axle just next to the locknut so that once it moves, its going to unscrew a bit smoother
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: Prodigal Son on February 09, 2015, 08:46:12 PM
Oh I put the lock nut in a vice and got a pipe wrench. I got it all with damaging the parts I needed. Just need a new cow washer as mine looks shitty from having a hub guard on it.

The cult axle for their mix version hub is the same as the remix female apparently.
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: GUMP_ on February 26, 2015, 08:22:27 PM
Are khe/cult freecoaster clutches lhd/rhd swappable. Or are they either side only?
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: Professor Horatio Hufnagel on February 27, 2015, 06:26:24 AM
Driver and clutch have a directional thread, need LHD specific
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: GUMP_ on February 27, 2015, 02:57:37 PM
Driver and clutch have a directional thread, need LHD specific

Bollocks. Cheers
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: GUMP_ on March 24, 2015, 03:43:40 AM
Odyssey fork thread m24?
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: Professor Horatio Hufnagel on March 24, 2015, 04:05:07 AM
'07 and newer yes
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: GUMP_ on March 24, 2015, 05:13:19 AM
'07 and newer yes

Cool. I may have found a way around my 9/16 homer bolt issue.
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: Narcoleptic Insomniac on March 27, 2015, 11:58:00 AM
About how tight is 4 nm?
I just got a Thomson stem for my big bike and I don't want to tighten it down caveman style like we do with bmx stems and end up breaking it.
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: master on March 27, 2015, 12:02:47 PM
About how tight is 4 nm?
I just got a Thomson stem for my big bike and I don't want to tighten it down caveman style like we do with bmx stems and end up breaking it.

Not tight at all. If you have an L-key Allen wrench, use it opposite of normal- stick the long side into the bolt and use the short side to turn with your hand.
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: Narcoleptic Insomniac on March 27, 2015, 12:22:37 PM
Thanks, I'll do that. It's crazy that that's enough to hold the bars in place.
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: G on March 29, 2015, 03:22:01 PM
4Nm isnt much but its more than you could realistically do with a reversed allen key by hand.

4Nm is 4N at 1m leverage.

Measure allen key in mm (length), see how many times this goes into 1000, multiply 4N by this number. Divide by 10 to get a load in Kgf, then use a spring balance on the end of the allen key to pull with that force...

So if your allen key is 100mm long then you want 40N at the end of it, which is like 4kgs.

:)
G.
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: montymitch on April 02, 2015, 12:09:09 PM
I'm thinking about switching from 28t-9t to 25t-9t in order to move my wheel back in the dropout a bit. Can anybody tell me how much it'll move it back? I've got the Odsy keychain and adjusting its length is a pain.
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: master on April 02, 2015, 12:18:12 PM
I'm thinking about switching from 28t-9t to 25t-9t in order to move my wheel back in the dropout a bit. Can anybody tell me how much it'll move it back? I've got the Odsy keychain and adjusting its length is a pain.

I use these two pages for info:
http://www.odysseybmx.com/dailyword/2002/06/59-gearing/
http://www.fortytwobmx.com/bmxtech_gearratio.html

It depends on how many links you want to pull...
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: montymitch on April 02, 2015, 12:26:04 PM
Perfect, that is exactly what I needed to know. Thanks
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: streetStreet on May 12, 2015, 12:48:06 PM
Whats the link to the chain length calculator?

The one with all the gearing?
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: Professor Horatio Hufnagel on May 12, 2015, 04:07:38 PM
^ -> click (http://eehouse.org/fixin/formfmu.php?maxRing=30&minRing=25&maxCog=10&minCog=9&stayLen=13.5&wheelDiam=19.15&isMetric=0&display=table&useHalfLink=1&stretch=0.00&axleAdjust=vert&sortKey=Stay_length)
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: (jeff) on May 25, 2015, 01:11:54 AM
What are my options for cutting a cable? I mangled it trying to use wire cutters.
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: Prodigal Son on May 25, 2015, 01:18:19 AM
Angle grinder?
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: Mychaylo on May 25, 2015, 08:26:40 PM
Electricians cable shears, had them in my workbag, they go through cables and housing like butter, keep in mind that it damages the shears as they are designed for copper but mine have lasted a fair few years and still going.
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: CMB on June 08, 2015, 12:08:35 AM
Anybody know of an 11t driver that fits a Primo Remix hub?
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: Kinchy on June 08, 2015, 07:20:55 AM
Cable cutters? They're like 8 quid on eBay
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: MEAT on June 08, 2015, 08:08:56 AM
Can i replace the bushings in my profile gas pedals?
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: Mychaylo on June 10, 2015, 12:00:06 AM
Cable cutters? They're like 8 quid on eBay

Draper copper/aluminium cable shears, £17 and amazing, does work on steel but can damage the blades but housing and cable seems to be fine with mine.

(http://www.meteorelectrical.com/images/cable%20shears_20131028142413_l.jpg?osCsid=ds5q9dk5jjiodkfhoj2v0j7jn5)
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: Narcoleptic Insomniac on June 13, 2015, 08:50:24 AM
Do profile stems still use anachronistic imperial bolts or are they metric now?
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: Mychaylo on June 13, 2015, 10:22:57 AM
I know S&M went metric but i imagine profile stuck to their guns, best off dropping an email.
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: (jeff) on June 24, 2015, 03:43:30 AM
The Odyssey Springfield straddle cable is too long to work with my seattube brake stop. Is a shorter straddle cable my only option? If so, why can't i find one?
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: paranoidmexican on June 24, 2015, 04:40:57 AM
The Odyssey Springfield straddle cable is too long to work with my seattube brake stop. Is a shorter straddle cable my only option? If so, why can't i find one?

Sounds like it. Trim the cable down and use a knarp. https://www.danscomp.com/products-PARTS/512027/Odyssey_Knarps.html
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: (jeff) on June 24, 2015, 02:03:57 PM
Also, what is the bolt for that has locktite on it, it has a cable sized hole in the side, that comes with Springfields? I appreciate the answers, i'm trying to setup brakes after not having them for 10 years.
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: paranoidmexican on June 24, 2015, 02:08:57 PM
Also, what is the bolt for that has locktite on it, it has a cable sized hole in the side, that comes with Springfields? I appreciate the answers, i'm trying to setup brakes after not having them for 10 years.

that might be the knarp. cut the cable to the right size, insert the cable in the hole, and tighten the bolt down.
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: Stoked on June 24, 2015, 06:02:00 PM
Sounds like jeff is talking about length of straddle cable.  Cutting the brake cable shorter won't help the straddle issue.  Unless you shorten both ends and use knarps
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: (jeff) on June 28, 2015, 06:47:01 PM
I fixed the straddle cable issue, now i'm having a problem with the brake arms. One of them won't return when i let go of the lever. It moves easily on the post, and if i hold the other arm, then it returns easily. I'm about to throw these Springfields in the trash.
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: @ss4oLe on June 29, 2015, 12:44:41 PM
Post a pic of your setup. Springfields are good brakes but if your straddle cable is super crazy short they may have issues.

You ridding a CCR or the new Fit frame?
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: (jeff) on June 29, 2015, 03:52:53 PM
Post a pic of your setup. Springfields are good brakes but if your straddle cable is super crazy short they may have issues.

You ridding a CCR or the new Fit frame?

My cable stop is a hole in the seattube so i had to make the straddle cable short.
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: @ss4oLe on June 29, 2015, 11:00:59 PM
Post a pic of your setup. Springfields are good brakes but if your straddle cable is super crazy short they may have issues.

You ridding a CCR or the new Fit frame?

My cable stop is a hole in the seattube so i had to make the straddle cable short.

I read that part.

So your cable hanger is on the other side of the seat tube, near your tire? making the straddle cable really short.

Can you adjust the cable hanger so it pulls against the straddle cable more to the left/right (opposite to the arm that doesn't return)?

Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: blueee on August 05, 2015, 09:51:08 PM
Dan's isn't carrying alum antigram axles? Anyone wanna trade for a steel one?
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: G on August 07, 2015, 10:12:54 AM
Dan's isn't carrying alum antigram axles? Anyone wanna trade for a steel one?

Are you insane?
:)
Why the hell wouldn't you check Empire first?!?!?!?!

http://www.empirebmx.com/odyssey-antigram-aluminum-axle

:)
G.
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: blueee on August 29, 2015, 10:11:07 PM
Empire isn't stocking the 10$ tire I want
They did help.me save on shipping, tho :)
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: CMB on September 16, 2015, 07:38:54 PM
Anyone know the biggest tire Pitchfork XLT-Ts can fit? I can't justify buying new forks just to get a bigger front tire.
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: Narcoleptic Insomniac on September 16, 2015, 08:59:22 PM
I don't know how big of a front tire you're looking to get but, honestly, anything above 2.25" is pretty pointless.
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: meathead on September 21, 2015, 01:33:18 PM
im lacing a profile ss to a hoffman rim and it says i need 185.7 mm    and 186.2 mm would i be right in thinking that 186mm would be fine and not  have the tops of the spoke come trough the rim?
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: Dr. Steve Brule on September 22, 2015, 03:17:34 AM
Yeah I wouldn't worry about 0.2mm.
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: Prodigal Son on November 02, 2015, 02:24:53 PM
I just unlaced a rim then laced it back up. The outbound spokes on the drive side are ~7mm above the inbound which are snug. What the hell did I do wrong.
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: badlight on November 14, 2015, 10:07:04 AM
I just unlaced a rim then laced it back up. The outbound spokes on the drive side are ~7mm above the inbound which are snug. What the hell did I do wrong.

Check your crosses, sounds like you missed some.
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: O.G. David on November 25, 2015, 02:31:53 PM
Does anyone know what are the specs on a Sunday First Wave?
As of Chainstay length and bb height.
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: Narcoleptic Insomniac on November 25, 2015, 04:47:17 PM
If I remember correctly it is 13.75" and 11.75"
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: GUMP_ on November 26, 2015, 07:18:35 PM
Do it. Man
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: Professor Horatio Hufnagel on November 26, 2015, 11:27:30 PM
I've been riding a New Wave since 2008, still going strong. I ride a bit of flat on it too

BB is 11.75" but the rear end length is 13.6", which at the time is what most manufacturers meant back then by "13.75"
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: medusa.cascade on December 06, 2015, 12:56:08 PM
I want to replace my sproket on my fairdale weekender og. I was thinking of dropping from 44 to 40 or 38. Anyone know what size I need?
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: Narcoleptic Insomniac on December 06, 2015, 03:55:23 PM
Where can i buy some top tube and cross bar pads?
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: GUMP_ on December 06, 2015, 11:15:13 PM
Where can i buy some top tube and cross bar pads?

I got my odyssey ones off of ebay
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: blueee on December 09, 2015, 05:48:23 PM
3/8ths axle w.o 14mm adaptors in the rear.
that would lower my bb by fractions of an inch and be slightly better in a bowl and on trails, yes?
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: hugh. on December 09, 2015, 06:15:57 PM
I don't think so. The centre of your axle would be at the same height regardless of axle diameter.



I think.
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: Prodigal Son on December 09, 2015, 09:15:53 PM
It's going to be 0.32cm lower right? How are you going to compensate for that space above the axle though?
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: Professor Horatio Hufnagel on December 09, 2015, 11:49:23 PM
The difference would be negligible, and at the risk of rooting your axle/drops
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: G on December 10, 2015, 05:31:57 PM
Would lower the BB about 1.5mm... almost certainly not noticeable except when you are working on your wheel when it will make it a nightmare...

:)
G.
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: blueee on December 10, 2015, 05:38:25 PM
uhhhhhh I hate those little adaptors. someone mail me some aluminum ones and I'll mail them a couple bux
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: GUMP_ on December 17, 2015, 08:05:51 AM
Spoke length time!

4x 48 ratchet to a ribcage= 182mm?

3x 36 Marmo to a birdcage= fuck knows?

Any help would be awesome thanks fellas
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: CMB on December 22, 2015, 04:28:11 PM
T1 grip lovers, how soft/tacky are the gray ones in comparison to black or gum?
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: Professor Horatio Hufnagel on December 28, 2015, 04:10:27 PM
Spoke length time!

4x 48 ratchet to a ribcage= 182mm?

3x 36 Marmo to a birdcage= fuck knows?

Any help would be awesome thanks fellas

Drive Spoke Length   Non-Drive Spoke Length

48   4x   183.7 mm   184.4 mm

36   3x   182.6 mm   182.6 mm

https://www.pijin.co.uk/spokecalc.html
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: Zoidberg on December 30, 2015, 12:48:08 PM
I may aswell bump up my source order an extra tenner for free postage and a free gift so:

Those dope mutiny top caps with the 'happiness' text on will do it nicely, will it fit on oddy race forks? The write up says the top cap is h25 which means nothing to me.

Thanks.
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: hugh. on December 30, 2015, 01:16:34 PM
Pre '07 Odyssey forks are H18 and post '07 ones are H24.
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: Zoidberg on December 30, 2015, 07:20:23 PM
Aww.

But thanks tho, few pairs of sale grips instead.
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: Professor Horatio Hufnagel on December 31, 2015, 07:24:05 AM
25 is the cheap rip-off of Ody's 24mm that doesn't leave enough wall thickness
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: Zoidberg on December 31, 2015, 12:38:03 PM
25 is the cheap rip-off of Ody's 24mm that doesn't leave enough wall thickness

Worth knowing, ta! I should use this quick questions more.

So my order was:

The new Dugan pedals for my bmx,
Duo pedals which I like and get through on my fixie,
3 half price ish sets of duo houndstooth grips  I like and get through on my fixie,
The Brighton ain't ready DVD/ book thing that looks awesome,
The Santa Cruz  wax as a dope ornament for my room,
So the free gift is free postage and now my third source tee.

Will be waiting...
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: O.G. David on January 18, 2016, 08:39:17 AM
I have an original Flybikes rim, i noticed the first hole to the left of the valve hole is not on the cross lacing side.
So i assume you're supposed to start lacing it with the second hole on the left of the valve?
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: badlight on January 19, 2016, 10:10:35 AM
I have an original Flybikes rim, i noticed the first hole to the left of the valve hole is not on the cross lacing side.
So i assume you're supposed to start lacing it with the second hole on the left of the valve?

You have to build it like a mirror, is how i would describe it. Eclat and BSD rims are like that as well. Basically, instead of starting to the left of the valve and going right, you start at the right and work to the left.
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: Flexer on January 19, 2016, 01:29:03 PM
Pre '07 Odyssey forks are H18 and post '07 ones are H24.

kinda the same topic: where can i get an h18 topbolt that fits the new odyssey countersunk stems? i have a sexton stem lying around for almost a year, that i got pretty cheap - but im not into rounding off my old classic race fork topcap for it  :(
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: Professor Horatio Hufnagel on January 26, 2016, 11:38:14 PM
www.google.com/webhp?q=h18%20topcap%20fork
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: Zoidberg on January 27, 2016, 03:24:23 AM
Does anyone have a barrel and barrel adjuster for a Dirty Harry spare?
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: Zoidberg on February 07, 2016, 05:01:10 PM
what size bb are primo powerbites?

19mm or 22mm?

Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: GUMP_ on February 07, 2016, 05:02:42 PM
what size bb are primo powerbites?

19mm or 22mm?

22mm mate
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: Zoidberg on February 07, 2016, 06:10:31 PM
aces, thanks


which barrel adjuster fits a dirt harry?

m6 or m7?

edit: nevermind, they were a quid each so got both
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: (jeff) on February 09, 2016, 01:30:13 AM
I have an Odyssey Dirt fork from 2005ish and Poverty POW cranks from early 2000's. I just preorder a 2016 Barcode. Can i use my old cranks/forks with mid bb's and integrated headtubes? I'd rather buy just a bottom bracket and headset  instead of cranks and forks.
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: O.G. David on February 09, 2016, 02:17:32 AM
You just have to put the race from the integrated headset onto your forks and find a 20mm mid bb for your cranks. Eastern does 20mm mid bbs but can't find them on a store yet.
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: Flexer on February 13, 2016, 04:39:13 AM
www.google.com/webhp?q=h18%20topcap%20fork

yeah thanks, but that only answered half my question =P
but it reminded me, that the tree one might work (still available in some stores)
the cult kinda scares me off with the square whole in the top? guess it has a hex fitting inside somewhere.

to my surprise i found an old wtp top-bolt in my old-parts-bin that fits.

still confused, if i still need the forks steer-tube "protection" insert with the race forks, or if it was for use with the elementary stem only - anybody remembers?
guess it was something about the forks steer-tube thickness that made the insert cap above the stem necessary.
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: Zoidberg on March 10, 2016, 05:07:22 PM
What are the pros and cons of trimming dropouts on a frame?
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: Mychaylo on March 10, 2016, 06:53:43 PM
What are the pros and cons of trimming dropouts on a frame?

No real cons unless you have warranty left on the frame, less chance of pinching on grinds, neater and out of the way for pegs, drop in weight (not too significant unless its an old sta500 or something) less leverage for twisting backend if you land on the drop out/
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: Professor Horatio Hufnagel on March 11, 2016, 01:54:58 AM
The range ofc is lower

But if you don't care about that then you're golden. You actually only need about 3/8" (or 1/8" if you are happy to commit to half links) as the next position after the 4th (1t = ~1/8") would be 1/2" from front of dropout slot and therefore you could just remove a link

1 tooth difference = ~1/8" difference in wheel position in dropout slot
1 half link = 2 teeth = 2/8" = 1/4"
1 full link = 4 teeth = 2 half links = 4/8" = 2/4" = 1/2"

Maybe go for 1/2" though to allow for chain 'stretch' and/or not having to slam on certain tooth quantities
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: Oddity on March 12, 2016, 12:10:13 PM
Front brake cable? Odyssey Linear or just the cheap slic cable they offer?
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: Zoidberg on March 17, 2016, 08:24:48 AM
Thanks for the trimmed dropout feedback.


Does anyone know where I can get the 17mm socket head bolts (as opposed to the 14mm/ 9/16'ths) ones for my marmoset in da uk?
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: tecnic1 on March 23, 2016, 05:40:13 AM
Will the Sunday Seeley peg sleeves fit on Pleg 2 inserts?

Are the Seeley pegs the "4.5 inch plegs"  that were rumored a few months (years? I can't keep track of time) ago?
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: paranoidmexican on March 23, 2016, 08:39:35 PM
What size drill bit and tap do I need to make a 14mm axle a female 3/8ths? I want to buy gsport bolts. I want to try it on an old odyssey hazard front hub then my shadow freecoaster
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: Dr. Steve Brule on March 24, 2016, 05:46:52 AM
What size drill bit and tap do I need to make a 14mm axle a female 3/8ths? I want to buy gsport bolts. I want to try it on an old odyssey hazard front hub then my shadow freecoaster

3/8 UNC = 8mm
3/8 UNF = 8.5mm

Been a while since I did one of these but I'd assume it's the UNC...
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: G on March 25, 2016, 06:33:03 AM
Front brake cable? Odyssey Linear or just the cheap slic cable they offer?

Basic Odyssey Slic. The linear wont bend as tight.

:)
G.
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: G on March 25, 2016, 06:33:48 AM
Will the Sunday Seeley peg sleeves fit on Pleg 2 inserts?

Are the Seeley pegs the "4.5 inch plegs"  that were rumored a few months (years? I can't keep track of time) ago?

No and no.

:)
G.
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: G on March 25, 2016, 06:34:41 AM
G-Sport is UNC

NO!

G-Sport (and Odyssey) is UNF.

:)
G.
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: Zoidberg on April 18, 2016, 06:00:24 AM
Will the BSD Female Bolt Kit fit my marmoset?

My one has the old 14mm bolts and I want it to match the 17mm rear wheel bolts.


Edit: they do, bsd emailed me back
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: paranoidmexican on May 19, 2016, 01:53:21 PM
does anyone know what size bearing a diatech headset uses?

http://diacompe.longwang.com.tw/product/cb-2/

this is the headset in question, it's on my old WTP frame but I lost the top bearing. I'm trying to avoid buying another headset, but if nothing comes up I'll bit the bullet on it.
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: blueee on May 29, 2016, 02:48:47 PM
1.
2. how does leaving your bike in the rain from time to time destroy your bottom bracket? I would like clarification on this process
3. tree screw in bar ends or par ends: pick one
4. I want some column cranks. or any other 22mm spline drive, bossless cranks: anything new out there?
5. I'm looking at my bike and can't remember what question one was.
6. where can I get 2.25 folding microknobbies?
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: montymitch on May 29, 2016, 03:00:46 PM
1.
2. how does leaving your bike in the rain from time to time destroy your bottom bracket? I would like clarification on this process
3. tree screw in bar ends or par ends: pick one
4. I want some column cranks. or any other 22mm spline drive, bossless cranks: anything new out there?
5. I'm looking at my bike and can't remember what question one was.
6. where can I get 2.25 folding microknobbies?
3. Par ends. Plastic doesn't get (too) sharp.
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: G on June 20, 2016, 10:19:23 AM
1.
2. how does leaving your bike in the rain from time to time destroy your bottom bracket? I would like clarification on this process
3. tree screw in bar ends or par ends: pick one
4. I want some column cranks. or any other 22mm spline drive, bossless cranks: anything new out there?
5. I'm looking at my bike and can't remember what question one was.
6. where can I get 2.25 folding microknobbies?

2. Water runs down the seatpost into the BB shell and forms a pond...

:)
G.
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: (jeff) on July 04, 2016, 02:23:22 AM
I'm running a Dirt Harry lever- Odyssey Slic cable-Odyssey hanger- Odyssey Springfield brakes- Odyssey Ghost pads. Everything is new.  They slip and squeal so fucking loud, and will not lock up. What am i doing wrong?
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: Narcoleptic Insomniac on July 06, 2016, 09:26:02 AM
Sand pads and clean rim with citrus degreaser. Might still squeal but at least your brakes will work. Worked for me
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: paranoidmexican on July 06, 2016, 10:01:26 AM
I'm running a Dirt Harry lever- Odyssey Slic cable-Odyssey hanger- Odyssey Springfield brakes- Odyssey Ghost pads. Everything is new.  They slip and squeal so fucking loud, and will not lock up. What am i doing wrong?

i would also recommend a linear cable, much better. I don't know if i'm the only one, but those ghost pads didn't work very well for me. I'd get clear slim by four odyyssey pads instead. When you get your cable, marinate the inside of it with lube too.
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: blueee on July 12, 2016, 03:04:41 AM
any 22mm spline drive sprockets that are 24 or 23 or 22t?

also woah at all the sprockets using the today 7gon drive
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: meathead on July 29, 2016, 07:49:10 AM
am i right in thinking that a normal solderless nipple would work to run dual cable? dont fancy paying almost a tenna for the odyssey ones.
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: paranoidmexican on July 29, 2016, 08:18:11 AM
am i right in thinking that a normal solderless nipple would work to run dual cable? dont fancy paying almost a tenna for the odyssey ones.

should be fine
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: blueee on September 12, 2016, 07:45:34 PM
animal remix stem use 1/4in imperial bolts or 6mm metric bolts. I swear my 6mm feels loose in therr
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: metalbmxer on September 23, 2017, 04:12:45 PM
animal remix stem use 1/4in imperial bolts or 6mm metric bolts. I swear my 6mm feels loose in therr

Probably a 1/4 then
Don’t round them bolts out!
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: Professor Horatio Hufnagel on September 25, 2017, 12:11:17 AM
Quote
September 12, 2016

You might need Dolorean-mail to avert that disaster
Title: Re: Quick Questions
Post by: metalbmxer on September 26, 2017, 10:36:35 PM
Quote
September 12, 2016

You might need Dolorean-mail to avert that disaster

haha omg thought that was from this year!