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The Bike Shop / Re: Tubeless bmx
« on: November 13, 2018, 04:40:39 PM »
Sorry for the late reply gents

I don't really have a big bike mindset as I've only ever ridden BMX. I am sus on tube + clincher tire -> tubeless conversions for the little bikes. Feel free to notch it up to skepticism rather than any experience as I have none with it. My mechanic career was exclusive to BMX and single speed rigids. I have seen enough tire failures from low pressure + sideways landings with rims and tires properly seated due to wallowing that the idea of putting another layer between bead and rim (tubeless conversion) is not something I would do personally, not that I run low pressure to begin with. The last time I rode trails (probably 10 years ago now) I was rocking 110psi lol

I'm in my mid-late 30's now and my body is a wreck but I don't find high pressure too bad. I have never broken a wrist (touch wood) so that might have something to do with it

A purpose-built tubeless system, now that is an entirely different kettle of fish

The Lounge / Re: Adam22
« on: November 04, 2018, 06:43:56 PM »
I think he just interviews soundcloud rappers, I don't think he does anything bmx anymore. His gf does porn, which is cool I guess. But yeah he just seems really scummy.


The Bike Shop / Re: Tubeless bmx
« on: November 04, 2018, 06:39:28 PM »
I wouldn't touch tubeless with a ten foot pole

The Bike Shop / Re: New hub what’s BG recommend if anyone’s out there
« on: October 06, 2018, 02:47:33 AM »
Gsport don't list a rear hub any more last time I checked. Probably because the Antigram is pretty much a smaller axle Ratchet

The Bike Shop / Re: plegs and pleg2’s our of production?
« on: September 11, 2018, 11:02:08 PM »
The Gsport site

Looking again, it seems as if they list the pleg 2+ core and sleeve, and single sleeves, but that they aren't compatible with the pleg2 cores

You might need to upgrade your core to then have access to single sleeves in the future

Looking at the 1.5" diameter spec, they might have done this to make it fit more forks, as most don't fit pegs bigger than 1.5" as the old plegs were

The Bike Shop / Re: maxxis torch with pegs?
« on: September 11, 2018, 10:43:39 PM »
I hurrd they're good for street and grinds

Bike Gallery / Re: Daily Pictures v2
« on: September 11, 2018, 02:34:33 AM »
Possibly the least colourful your bike has ever been

The Bike Shop / Re: maxxis torch with pegs?
« on: September 11, 2018, 02:32:44 AM »
It sounds like maybe you already have one?

Without looking at the tire, maybe the angle your rear wheel is at when feebling might keep it out of the way. I don't have great things to say about Maxxis' lighter tires, I tried some a couple years ago and they were puncture magnets

The Lounge / Re: dear diary
« on: August 29, 2018, 05:01:29 AM »

The Bike Shop / Re: plegs and pleg2’s our of production?
« on: August 25, 2018, 01:56:31 AM »
I just had a quick look and still found them for sale

The Bike Shop / Re: maxxis tires silkworm vs silkshield
« on: August 20, 2018, 05:46:59 AM »
Puncture protection on the sidewalls - For when you just gotta Miami Hopper

The Bike Shop / Re: MID BB width
« on: August 07, 2018, 09:47:50 PM »
I've seen BB's as wide as 8cm

MAkes chain alignment a pain unless you have a hub where the driver teeth sit closer to the dropout like a Ratchet (antigram too maybe? never measured)

The Bike Shop / Re: Any lightwate street cassettes
« on: August 06, 2018, 08:20:53 AM »
If you alreayd have an antigram and want to save some wate, have you considered an Alu axle?

The Bike Shop / Re: 24mm cranks
« on: August 04, 2018, 12:49:49 AM »
Teasing you in retaliation for being cheeky aside, I'll tell you what it does. It's nothing super amazing, and it doesn't even benefit me as I run my chain intentionally loose for crankflips and for a bit of extra time to start pedalling backwards in fakies

What it does is go a big way to minimizing tight spots in your drive train. Imagine running a slightly oval sprocket instead of a round one. Every 180' you are going to have a tight spot, and 90' from that a loose spot. Slip fit sprockets, particularly when paired with a slip fit hat washer (which isn't always the case) will make the sprocket sit a bit eccentric (off-centre), causing a similar effect (except every 360' instead of 180')

This is only really an issue if you tension your chain, but a lot of people in BMX do exactly that, particularly in racing to reduce wasted effort in pulling the chain taut before it actually moves the driver

In freestyle a lot of people wouldn't care or notice. But it is a clever bit of engineering that does have some effect. Wombolt family got a bit of a bad rep early on, but George did some clever things like this. Another clever thing was the spindle -> non drive side arm joint - it sets a proper preload (Edit: something very problematic with spline interface cranks like Profile) without having to rely on pinchbolts

The Bike Shop / Re: 24mm cranks
« on: August 02, 2018, 02:13:58 AM »
Have a think about it when the mef wears off

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