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The Bike Shop / Re: JCPC question.
« on: March 17, 2018, 01:01:43 PM »
The new(ish) Odyssey Grandstand PCs are really wide and decently thin. The bushings are a little finicky for preload but once you get them adjusted right they're smooth with no wobble. I've had mine for a bit and like them.

The Lounge / Re: When's the last time you rode your bike?
« on: February 20, 2018, 04:31:22 PM »
Besides a couple minutes of easy pedalling, end of December. I tore an ab muscle the next week and have been sitting on my ass since then.

Riding Videos / Re: Brett Decker fresh air
« on: February 13, 2018, 01:05:55 PM »
Seriously radical.

The Lounge / Re: A question for any scottish members...
« on: February 12, 2018, 08:29:29 PM »
I don't want to post the name in question because if he is innocent, it would suck to have a search pull this thread up.

BUT... I'll be vague and let you guys figure it out. It only took me a couple minutes. I've seen nothing about Scotland, all the locations are UK (technically in Britain I think) - hometown listed on his company's website rider bio, and the location of the convicted person in question. The name and age are a perfect match.

He's been in the game a long time, rode for another British company, then started his own.

I really hope it's just a bad coincidence of another convicted perv with the same name, age, and region in the UK.

The Lounge / Re: Matt Berringer comes out as gay.
« on: January 22, 2018, 10:54:45 AM »
It's fucked that people would lose their sponsors if they come out as gay.

It's a bit ridiculous, but there is still a subculture in America that hates anyone who isn't heterosexual and white.

I saw a bit of this growing up in a small white town, whose only diversity was migrant farm workers (who were not liked). The cultural norms that make this "acceptable" to some people exist in these little bubbles of people who haven't travelled, met new people, or seen bigger and better cultures. Not to mention the staunch religious practices of rural America.

But responding to your point - if a TM or company owner held these negative convictions, and a team member came out, it could end up badly for them. And that sucks.

Bike Gallery / Re: Forest Green Barcode
« on: January 11, 2018, 11:58:44 AM »
Now that's a proper Barcode color!

Bike Gallery / Re: Finally got both of my bikes dialled
« on: January 09, 2018, 11:36:08 AM »
Boner status for the Inman. Rad color combo.  8)

Bike Gallery / Re: F-IT
« on: January 08, 2018, 09:31:49 PM »
I can't even ride bikes with short rear ends... I just loop out on my ass every time I try and bunnyhop.

Even if I play around on one for a while, I still feel like I can't get any leverage to bunnyhop with any height.  Tall bars with a long back end seems to be the way to go for me.
Looks like it hauls ass. I've got the same tan with chrome 4pc bar idea going on my Fit Inman. How tall are you though? 21.5 is huge

Answering both:

I'm 6'-0" with a 6'-4" armspan... Literally ape arms... So I get a lot of leverage on the front end of a BMX. The longer frame seems to even that out for this bike and I can comfortably ride it like I want to.

Bike Gallery / Re: F-IT
« on: December 08, 2017, 12:00:02 PM »
I love everything about it except the 4 piece bars.  Something about them just doesn't go with the rest of the bike to me.

To each his own, though!

I'm surprised I don't see more people on those frames.  If I was going to get another 20, it would probably be a Hartbreaker.

I still get a boner over 4pc bars. My favorite bars growing up were Hoffman Lowdrags (OG, not Lowdrag 2), then Castillo bars, then Primo Moe bars. My old Meth Bars were a throwback to the Lowdrags so these remind me of the other two.

Frames are odd these days. Most have crazy short chainstays (13"-13.5") and mid height bottom brackets (11.75"ish) to work with the slower speed jibby riding.

You have a few holdouts who are keeping traditional geometry, like T1 and FBM.

Then there are a few that are longer and lower for the trails dudes (Credence, Hartbreaker, etc) but also work well for us older guys who like to cruise and flow.

Bike Gallery / Re: F-IT
« on: December 08, 2017, 12:04:04 AM »
That thing is badass! How do you like the super low BB? I've been looking at this frame for a while.

It's a really rad feeling, the bike is more stable than any other modern BMX that I've ridden. Moeller recommended the 11.3" BB to Chris Harti to pair with the 2.4" tires (that have a 20.9" diameter) to create a super smooth and stable ride. While he roasts crazy high on the bike, I appreciate it for cruising fast and flowing bowls.

I was debating between this and a 22" wheel bike, but the Hartbreaker geometry intrigued me enough to give it a try. I'm glad I did. I ride a lot of MTB as well these days so I wanted the most stable feeling BMX I could find to ease the transition back and forth.

Bike Gallery / Re: F-IT
« on: December 07, 2017, 05:51:49 PM »
monster truckin!!!!!!!

One of the goals for this was huge tires. I call it a success.

That's a substantial amount of seat post. I dig.

How much clearance is there between Tire & Brakes?

With the CS at 14.125, I had maybe 2mm with the Mainline tire (chunky tread blocks). I have probably 4mm with the FAF (smoother, rounder tread).

The Lounge / Re: BMX video part identification help - Neil Diamond edition
« on: December 07, 2017, 03:34:03 PM »
All I could find was Neil Diamond in Standpoint's Left Right, but not the same song. Good luck.

Bike Gallery / F-IT
« on: December 07, 2017, 03:29:55 PM »

I built a new bike a couple months ago.

Fit Hartbreaker 21.5"
Fit FK 1.3
S&M Challenger
S&M FuBars 9"
Joe Muthafucking Rich Grips
Odyssey brake stuff
Fit tripod seat & post
Profile clamp
Fit Indent 24mm 175mm
Grandstand PC
Logan's Run 30t
Hollow pin Keychain
Odyssey 7ka wheels
2.425 Mainline front, 2.40 FAF rear (the other 2.425 Mainline rubbed too much)
2x Fit pegs, 2x S&M Cymbal

The Lounge / Re: Make Bikeguide Great Again...
« on: December 05, 2017, 10:58:04 AM »
Can someone give met he TL:DR from everything that has happened over the last few years?

There is probably something I'm missing, and this may be a bit out of order, but over the last few years:

Server crash with no backup
Forum software crash
Forum software change
Sold to Kurt@bmxunion
Another forum software crash?
No more nudity or questionable content because Google advertising

Each issue caused a pretty significant loss of traffic.

Much of this could have been prevented. Kurt has been hands-off since he bought the site. And most importantly, Sheep has been 99% MIA and only rarely popping in to fuck up things more each time. Yes I'm a bit bitter. Lol

The Lounge / Re: Make Bikeguide Great Again...
« on: December 01, 2017, 10:31:27 PM »
Oh, shit!  Some OG's coming out in this thread.

I should have chimed in sooner.  I watch the forum a lot as there's still Russian spam that pops up here pretty often and I kill it.  I've slacked on posting for a long time, but might start trying to shit talk on here again.

Now that the numbers are so low, I wonder if we can turn this back into a place where we can swear and stuff more often?  Who's got contact info for Sheep?  Would love to see if we can get away with hot chick threads and the like again.

Kurt owns it 100% IIRC, but left Sheep still in charge of running the asylum.

To be honest we would need to regain control of the site and let Kurt designate new admins. Or, like Alex once mentioned, make our own and tell Google advertising to fuck off so we can post whatever we want again.

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