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The Lounge / Re: Make Bikeguide Great Again...
« on: August 14, 2017, 02:19:45 PM »
Maybe I should add this to my social media rotation again. I don't ride BMX too much any more, mostly MTB these days. Trying to get back into trials too.
  I just ran into one of your friends at Chico skatepark the other day..
He told me. Thats what made me think about this place again.

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The Bike Shop / Re: FROTS BIKE 2017
« on: August 14, 2017, 02:10:22 PM »
Eclat abandoned long standing standards so they could increase handlebar strength in an area that handlebars never fail. Why?

I cbf finding out what you are referring to, but if they've increased clamping area diameter, their thinking might be to reduce torsion fatigue around there. At the cost of it being easier to crush the bars out of round...
Yea thats what they did. Bars always break at the bend up near the grip though. I have never had a pair fail near the stem.

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The Bike Shop / Re: FROTS BIKE 2017
« on: August 03, 2017, 11:09:59 PM »
Eclat abandoned long standing standards so they could increase handlebar strength in an area that handlebars never fail. Why?

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The Bike Shop / Re: 22 inches
« on: August 03, 2017, 10:38:10 PM »
I got an ATF a while ago and I love it. Most bike have the grace period where they feel weird and you have to get used to it, but this thing just felt perfect from the get go. 20" bikes feel unridable now.


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The Lounge / Re: Make Bikeguide Great Again...
« on: August 03, 2017, 10:34:31 PM »
Maybe I should add this to my social media rotation again. I don't ride BMX too much any more, mostly MTB these days. Trying to get back into trials too.

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The Bike Shop / Re: Need a super strong front disc hub.
« on: October 31, 2016, 08:21:37 PM »
Yea I'm not really worried about braking. The prop does a lot of the work. Some of the guys using dirt runways don't even run any brakes. One of the main reasons they are there is for steering while taxiing. Eve on landing, they are on for such a short period that heat shouldn't be an issue, and I don't foresee pad wear being one either.

Thanks for the suggestions. I'll take a look at some of these. I might be able to get by with 32h and a BMX race rim, still probably stronger than what a lot of guys are using. Making a hub is a little out of the question as we only have a small 2 axis lathe. I could possibly try to do it at work, but thats a big project to try and hide from the bosses.

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The Bike Shop / Re: Need a super strong front disc hub.
« on: October 25, 2016, 10:55:46 PM »
Yea, A basic 20mm thru is probably going to be good enough, the bearings are certainly stronger than what most guys are using. I was just curious if there was something out there I was missing.

Those guys have suspension, are landing on slopes, have axles mounted on both sides and don't weigh 800 lbs loaded. I ain't no engineer, but its very different circumstances.

The junk these guys are using is good for normal landings though, and even the ones that have snapped axles on landing haven't resulted in a major incident. The landing speeds on these things are pretty slow. Just trying to beef it up and improve the common point of failure.

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The Bike Shop / Need a super strong front disc hub.
« on: October 24, 2016, 11:06:38 PM »
Short story is my that my Dad and I are building an ultra-light airplane. The plans call for 20" bicycle wheels, but some of the other people that have built them have ran into bent axles and rims or blown out bearings. Most guys are just using some shitty cargo bike wheels and I told him I can do way better.
I'd just an anti-gram or something, but we want to go with disc brake. We have lathe and mill access and will most likely be making a custom axle for whatever we go with. I'd kinda like to stick with something similar to the g-sport style axle design just for the ease of modifying it, and the strength. I can't seem to find any beefy street oriented hubs with disc mounts.

I've looked at 20mm thru axle hubs, and figure we could make an axle for them no problem, but a lot of the ones I see have rather small bearings. We have also considered replacing the bearings with a bushing if they become a problem, not like the wheels need to roll all that well on a plane. Again though, not much room to be fitting a bushing in.

Another option I have looked at is using a lefty hub. This makes sense as the wheels are only going to be mounted on one side anyways. Making an axle is a little more complicated, but within reason. They are also kind of pricey though.

A final consideration is that the more off the shelf it is the better. If an axle (or female bolt) were to break on a flight, it would be nice to be able to hit a local store and make a repair.

Just curious if anyone has any ideas?

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The Lounge / Re: G interview
« on: October 24, 2016, 10:51:32 PM »
Saw this pop up on my facebook feed. Great watch.
G. Has always been a major a idol of mine, inspired me to want to to be an engineer (which didn't pan out) but is still partly responsible for me being a machinist now. And being a machinist is responsible for me hating engineers.
Great interview, and huge respect G.  You have always been a positive influence on the BMX community and on this forum. Thanks.

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The Lounge / Re: Harry Main Explains
« on: January 17, 2016, 10:13:21 AM »
how these shops are also a hub for the scene of an area

I never bought this. Shops give themselves way too much credit for creating and nurturing scenes. It is like some fucked up guilt trip attempt to create brand loyalty.
Scenes can support shops but shops don't really support a scene. They can sell shit. That's what a retailer does. Sell shit well, compete well.

Harry Main is selling bikes direct to get kids into riding... 'Cos you know, that's a market that knows how to put a bike together from scratch. Skipping steps like retailers and wholesalers means you've got less to cover your ass when your cheap bike comes out of the box fucked.

Fair game to him but I don't see it working out.
While I agree with you about most shops, its not always the case. A shop can certainly give back,and a good one understands that not only are things about more than money, but building a scene is good for business.

Its an extreme example, but you cannot deny that Empire has built a scene.

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The Bike Shop / Re: carving bowls with low psi in the tire?
« on: January 15, 2016, 02:46:10 PM »
It comes down to contact patch size, and there is a ton of reading available if you look at road bike sources. A larger tire will require more PSI to keep a similar size contact patch to a narrow tire.

There is a huge debate in the road bike industry over the optimal tire width and whether the current trend of pushing them narrower and narrower is correct.

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The Bike Shop / Re: Does no one make <25t sprockets anymore?
« on: January 15, 2016, 10:34:10 AM »
I know exactly what you mean. Hopping on my 20 is almost painful now, but the 22 feels great. I can't believe I put this off for so long. It's reignited that flame for BMX I had that was lost after my knee injury.  Next step is to get some csnti mounts welded on the front.

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The Bike Shop / Re: 3/8th Axle's, Hub set up and weight
« on: January 15, 2016, 12:10:09 AM »
Welcome back. Pretty much any modern female axle hub with 3/8" bolts will be more than strong enough for the riding you've described and for basically any riding that doesn't involve pegs.

Be sure to post a bikecheck when you get the new bike.
This is definitely true, but I would consider going 14mm just for future compatibility. The weight hit will be negligible and you might change your mind later and want to throw some pegs on.

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The Bike Shop / Re: Does no one make <25t sprockets anymore?
« on: January 15, 2016, 12:03:56 AM »
Maybe I will do a proper check and some better pictures, but I probably won't. You can probably figure out whats on it. It might be the only 22 with a coaster though.



I have only gotten a chance to ride in front of the house, but it feels incredible. I had to take 2 years off riding while I waited for a knee surgery and after coming back my BMX bike just felt really cramped and uncomfortable. I put off buying a 22" for over a year because I wasn't sure if I would like it, but i finally bit the bullet and it feels great. I have been waiting a long time for this bike.

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The Bike Shop / Re: Does no one make <25t sprockets anymore?
« on: January 08, 2016, 11:51:37 PM »
I never liked 28/9 on my 20", 28/10 always felt pretty good to me. The 23/9 on the 22" is pretty darn close. Everything is in the mail now, and I am super excited.

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