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The Lounge / Re: When's the last time you rode your bike?
« on: April 05, 2018, 04:11:36 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.

Update:

I reinjured the same area so I have a CT scan next week to determine what's next. Either keep sitting on my ass with no riding, or surgery and then recovery with no riding. Either way no bikes for me for the next month or two.

Update again: CT scan showed no remaining injury so physical therapy should get me past the current pain. Meaning... I might actually ride a bike this month. I really fucking hope so.

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Bike Gallery / Re: Credence M.O.D.
« on: April 02, 2018, 10:17:48 PM »
Proper man bike.

Out of curiosity, how tall are you?

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Riding Videos / Re: South of France and Barcelona
« on: April 02, 2018, 10:15:54 PM »
Dude, YES. You always find the best spots and use them properly.

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The Lounge / Re: When's the last time you rode your bike?
« on: March 26, 2018, 07:21:53 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.

Update:

I reinjured the same area so I have a CT scan next week to determine what's next. Either keep sitting on my ass with no riding, or surgery and then recovery with no riding. Either way no bikes for me for the next month or two.

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The Bike Shop / Re: Brake pads?
« on: March 23, 2018, 10:39:28 AM »
On my usual chrome rim, Salmon Kool Stops all the way (any of the aluminum models with replaceable pad inserts).

For painted rims you almost need clear pads (Ody, Fly, etc) to get enough bite to really lock the wheel up.

I always run my pads with no toe, flat to the rim. Makes them feel better IMO.

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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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

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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)

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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.

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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.

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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.

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