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The Bike Shop / Re: a little help updating my '03 Fit custom PLEASE
« on: August 19, 2016, 02:47:49 AM »
Great choice!! When advising frame dimensions this was the exact frame I had in mind (Riding one myself as well) :) You may find the bars a bit high, especially since the bike comes with a toploader stem and about 10 mm of spacers under the stem but you can always switch back to your old bars or stem. Have fun!

The Bike Shop / Re: Odyssey Monolever/M2 question..
« on: August 15, 2016, 07:57:17 PM »
From what I remember the bolt holding the lever is a bit longer , the lever itsself should be interchangeable.

The Bike Shop / Re: a little help updating my '03 Fit custom PLEASE
« on: August 15, 2016, 10:56:03 AM »
Bars: 8,25 to 8,75 should be perfect, one thing you might wanna take into consideration is the amount of upsweep, normally between 1 and 5 degrees, in my opinion more upsweep is easier on the wrist, but maybe you can try out some different bikes at the park to see what you prefer.
Don't get too hung up on street vs. park vs. dirt bikes. The main difference I would say is that streetbikes nowadays have a crazy short backend. I would assume your '03 Fit frame has a 14'' backend, whereas for streetbikes nowadays the standard seems to be 13,25'', so find something in the 13,5'' - 13,75'' region. Anything longer is usually dirt frames and since you mentioned you will be grinding dirt specific frames are maybe not ideal. Also look out for headtube angles, again, I assume your '03 Fit frame has a 74,5 headtube, whereas nowaday you find alot of frames with 75+ headtubes, which makes the front more twitchy, so I would advise to not change it up too much and stick to a max headtube angle of 75. Part wise the save bet seems to be anything from sunday odyssey or gsport because they are backed with a true lifetime warrantee, so if anything ever happens to your fork frame bars cranks or rims or whatever, you usually get it replaced for free. Have fun getting back into riding!

The Bike Shop / Re: Odyssey springfield problems
« on: August 13, 2016, 01:27:07 PM »
Sounds weird because the spring should actually pull the brake back from the rim. All the suggestions mentioned sofar sound good, another thing I thought of is maybe you can play around with the amount of spacers on the brakepads to dial in the (let's call it) resting position of the brake arms. Maybe try longer screws as well.

The Bike Shop / Re: CS vs. SS brakemounts, and more
« on: August 08, 2016, 03:44:39 PM »
Thank you all for the suggestions,
Indeed a trail orientated bike so I will run the rearwheel at 13,75'' minimum, with 27/9 gearing (might change this up later but for now i've got hub and sprocket sorted). I've got a Ody monolever (not the M2, had an M2 back in the days and may get one again), Ody GTX-R gyro, Springfield brake with clear baradine brakepads, salt uppercable, and for now the 2to1 type lowercable since it was 6 euros, but I will try dual lowers and see how they work with springfields. Still no frame though, but reading all the comments I decided to not include brake position a determining variable for the frame purchase, which opens up more options :) Female bolt brakepads is a good tip! Will look into that as well.

The Bike Shop / CS vs. SS brakemounts, and more
« on: July 31, 2016, 11:54:53 PM »
Hi all,
Getting a new frame for my trails orientated bike and I have a few questions, seeing as I only got back to riding brakes for like a year or so. I'm now riding my old S&M blackbike with SS mounts and I'm wondering if with CS brakes hitting your foot on the brake with for example tailwhips or nofooters is an issue? Any other reasons to pick one over the other? Second question, for all of you that run gyros, what setup would you reccomend? Specifically torn between dual lower cables or those 2 to 1 cables like the ody G3 cable. Last but not least, I remember hearing of compatibility issues with the Ody Springfield brake, CS brakemounts and gyros (more specifically dual lower cables), did I make this up? Can't seem to find much info on the interwebz so I'm hoping for some BG knowledge, thanks in advance ;)

The Bike Shop / Re: Marmoset hub replacement parts
« on: July 25, 2016, 05:57:04 PM »
quick run through on how too?
Assuming you already figured out which helicoil you need (UNF 3/8 24tpi, 3D (lenght) correct me if I'm wrong, going of memory here), if you wanna do a proper job you would also need the helicoil instalation kit. G mentioned you don't necessarily need the kit, and I'm inclined to blindly believe anything he says, but to me it seemed like a hassle without the right tools (although I bet G could Macgyver one in with a toothpick and a nice mug of tea). This kit is quite expensive, cheapest was like $20 or so, which back then equaled the price of a new axle, but seeing as Marmoset axles are near impossible to find since the Simians release I guess that's now irrelevant. Then for the actual instalation there's plenty of youtube how to videos, should be a pretty straight forward job. Make sure to use bolts with non damaged threads to avoid the helicoil from coming out again, and goodluck!

The Lounge / Re: BMX Day
« on: July 23, 2016, 07:28:34 PM »
Had no idea it was BMX day today. Somehow I hardly ride lately, but today I kind of impulsively decided I was gonna support a friend of mine who organised a little local contest in the middle of nowhere (Niederkassel, Germany), sat in the train for an hour, then rode through the rain for 6 kilometers (got mud all over my awesome Sunday laser shark seat), only to find out the contest got cancelled... It's the thought that counts I guess, so happy bmx day, I'll try to get a session going tomorrow :)

The Bike Shop / Re: MArmoset and ratchet collars
« on: July 19, 2016, 03:37:16 PM »

Can't find Marmoset Collars either, probably because the Simian has been out for quite a while now. I did find BSD Jerseybarriers for the Marmoset, a bit more expensive but they replace the collars, and you'd have a set of hubguards ;)

The Bike Shop / Re: Ti bolts with imperial threads
« on: July 16, 2016, 02:04:16 AM »
I seem to remember seeing a picture of ti bolts for homer hubs from Gsport itsself, like, ages ago. Maybe send George an email, I doubt if he still has some, but I'm quite sure the ti Gsport Homer bolts are not a figment of my imagination.

The Bike Shop / Re: Odyssey Clutch wobble
« on: June 21, 2016, 01:40:54 PM »
Sigh.... So were pulling the user install error card again. Read about this problem elsewhere, and slack adjusters exploding/straight not holding slack adjustment. But Jim Bauer and Nuno swore you had the best bike parts on the planet, what gives? My marmoset wobbles and ratchet skips, no more odyssey/gsport shit on this dudes bike.

My Marmoset developed a wobble after a few years, so I replaced an axle collar and the bearings. My Ratchet skipped, so I took out the driver, cleaned the pawls, spring and engagementring. No reason to start buying new parts and bash on gsport. Quality parts also need maintenance every now and again.

they learnt their lesson when bg pushed for 20" sunday frames and they had to sell them all off for peanuts on their website
Let's not forget the 48h Ratchets and Ribcages!

The Bike Shop / Re: Sunday
« on: April 05, 2016, 04:09:27 PM »
Freeze stem looks good and the dimensions are good as well, maybe it's just me but I have 2 and both were pinched after intalling them once, and because the thread doesn't run all the way through you can't use the coin trick to unpinch them.

The Bike Shop / Re: Sunday
« on: April 05, 2016, 06:36:14 AM »
Still stoked on Sunday, allthough I have to agree that I'm less impressed by their budget parts. But as long as they produce the Soundwave frame they have my vote. Saw this bit on Jim C a few weeks ago, apparently he's running a marathon:

The Bike Shop / Re: Marmoset hub replacement parts
« on: February 15, 2016, 10:20:29 AM »
I bought a new axle like 6 months ago, surprised that they're so hard to come by now. I found one here:, though no idea if they actually have it in stock, and if it's worth it for you to order from England. I replaced mine because I stripped the helicoil, meaning I have an extra axle that only needs a new helicoil. In the off chance you're located in Europe and feel like hunting down helicoils I'd send you this axle for free ;)

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