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The Bike Shop / Re: What did you do to your bike today? (v2)
« on: September 18, 2021, 04:09:29 PM »
Installed one of those new Relic tires. It's hybrid of a Fly Ruben and Primo V-Monster.
I just threw one of these in the back because it was the only tanwall tire I could find to go with my S&M Mainline. I like it but the tread is too shallow, I go through tires fast. I'm hoping I can get my hands on more tanwall 2.10 Mainlines before I need tires again. I ran through my stash of 2.15 tan Rubens and they wore super quick. Wish they'd bring back the tanwall Aitkens or FAFs.

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The Bike Shop / Re: Crank bolt coming loose
« on: September 03, 2021, 10:03:27 PM »
I wouldn't use Loctite since that won't work with the grease which you need...maybe crush a couple threads in the middle of the bolt so it stays in place? Not the best idea but it's kept bolts from coming loose in my cars before.

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The Lounge / Re: Bikeguide coming back on
« on: August 22, 2021, 03:57:05 PM »
I figured it was gone for good. Having hosting issues?

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The Lounge / Re: Where is everyone at in life?
« on: May 07, 2021, 10:13:34 PM »
but more realistically, i'll probably end up in canada/new york/ ausatralia/ aus/ new zealand in a few years.
IDK man Australia sounds like a wicked police state from everyone I've talked to there. Between the gun bans and the shit they do to anyone who dares modify their own car it doesn't exactly sound like a free country, before you even look into anything else going on. And it's a bummer most countries who seem to have their shit together have such cold climates, I'm really not a fan of winter weather.

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The Bike Shop / Re: Odyssey clutch v2 opinions
« on: May 07, 2021, 10:09:50 PM »
So I have a v2 Clutch and I have ridden it maybe 10 times and mostly just tooling around when I ride .After maybe a quarter mile of total distance it developed side to side play in the hub .They sent out a replacement driver but still have the same issue .Its an awesome hub but I wish it had some adjustment possibilities .
Weird, it took well over a year of hard riding for the v1 to develop that and I still don't have any in the V2 after close to 2 years. If you have a spare wheel to ride you may wanna send that in to them, or hit up a local bike shop that carries Odyssey stuff for warranty. Maybe there was a machining mistake made at the factory? Mine's holding up great and I've had to rebuild freecoasters like 50 times before getting one, and I'm very rough on my bike. And also go on road bike rides with it...

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The Lounge / Re: Where is everyone at in life?
« on: October 11, 2020, 09:05:02 AM »
Finally made them give me the raise I deserved at work, otherwise I was going to be looking for a different job. Which I really didn't want to have to resort to as I have full access to a woodshop and the CNC router, and get to make a lot of cool shit. Now I'll actually be able to stop living paycheck to paycheck and start putting money in the bank.

Now to figure out how the hell I'm going to build credit cause I need a cabin in the woods with a big garage. Sick of living in the city.

Still single with no kids - it's weird watching all of my friends getting married, having kids, and buying houses. Definitely not planning on having any kids myself but now I'm at the age where the only dating options seem to be single mothers lmao

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Bike Gallery / Re: OG Fly
« on: June 17, 2020, 09:25:46 PM »
Yo hell yeah, I FINALLY tracked down a 2nd red Fly cross lace rim a couple years ago after looking for almost a decade.


should prob go take some better photos for my first bike check in ages

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The Bike Shop / Re: Oldest part on your BMX?
« on: June 17, 2020, 09:21:42 PM »
prolly my odsy antigram front hub. before that it was a 4 year old pair of deco forks but the steer tube bent on them this past month
My Marmoset is still fine after over 10 years, probably due for its second bearing replacement. I only replaced it because A. the second newest G-Sport hub had way better aluminum guards available with steel inserts and B. it came in clear anodized polished to match my Clutch hub.

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The Lounge / Re: Where is everyone at in life?
« on: June 17, 2020, 09:20:11 PM »
No credit, no future, no savings, fucked up back but I have 3 BMX bikes and still ride whenever I can. Broke as shit but I've been living 100% on my own after my roommate moved out last fall and all my bills are paid so I can't complain too much. 30 is approaching too quick

When's the best time to plant a tree?  20 years ago.  When's the second best time?  Today. 
You got this shit homie.
Kinda hard to plant a tree when the soil is shit and there's no rain. Maybe I should try a cactus instead...

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The Lounge / Re: Post your Car/Truck/Motor Vehicle V2.0
« on: June 01, 2020, 09:07:57 PM »
@sokoloka I absolutely love that truck and can't believe I forgot about the creamsicle 2 tone. I really want a 71-73 in either the green/light green or brown/tan 2 tone. My grandfather had one in the green/green and my dad had the 80s Clubwagon in the brown/tan for half of my childhood. I gotta have the round headlights and one of those 2 schemes. 

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The Lounge / Re: Post your Car/Truck/Motor Vehicle V2.0
« on: June 01, 2020, 08:37:29 PM »
Did you say you live in an apartment? How the hell so you manage so many vehicles?
They're in 4 different parts of the state. I have 2 driveway spots + a garage I pay extra for at my apartment. I do side work at my buddy's shop to pay for a bay inside there. Then the El Camino spends half the year in a storage unit up north (I split it with my mom and I put in a bunch of shelving so she can stash her shit while I park the truck or whatever vehicle), and the Impala is in my buddy's back yard. Sometimes I stash shit at my work. It's a lot to keep up with hahaha

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The Lounge / Re: Post your Car/Truck/Motor Vehicle V2.0
« on: May 27, 2020, 07:25:29 PM »
I'm an absolute fucking disaster when it comes to cars

My late father's 86 El Camino, it's a rust bucket but I drove it halfway across the country last year. Picked up a non-rotted frame that I'm modifying so I can airbag it and lay it out, then replacing floors and quarters


80 Ford Pinto I bought in 2011 when I graduated HS and have since turbo 2.3 swapped but still need to finish up


85 Corolla SR5 my best friend passed to me from Houston when he blew a 2nd motor, getting it ready for a BEAMS 20v swap to be my new drift car


99 Suburban K2500 454 4WD tow rig


64 Impala SS with no motor or floor


The daily driver/bike trip (I have tons of bike racks) 93 Corolla Wagon that has now made it about 100k miles since I found it for an ex-gf on Craigslist like 7 years ago


I traded my 88 Volvo 740 drift car I ran for 2 full years of drift events and daily drove for a while for the Suburban

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The Lounge / Re: Where is everyone at in life?
« on: May 27, 2020, 07:03:16 PM »
Had an ex who left like 5 years ago unblock me and want to catch up recently which made me realize I've done nothing with my life since then besides acquire more cars and not finish the project I just barely got running when she left lmao.

Same job and apartment for over 5 years now, really sick of a lot of the bullshit around the job even though I get to make some cool shit. 6 cars - two of which are on the road fully legally and reliably despite being from the 90s in the rust belt, 4 project cars - two of which run and drive yet need more work and two of which don't even have motors. 3 of these cars I plan to keep for the rest of my life.

No credit, no future, no savings, fucked up back but I have 3 BMX bikes and still ride whenever I can. Broke as shit but I've been living 100% on my own after my roommate moved out last fall and all my bills are paid so I can't complain too much. 30 is approaching too quick

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The Bike Shop / Re: Oldest part on your BMX?
« on: May 27, 2020, 06:53:38 PM »
Probably either my red Fly cross lace rims or my Macneil OG post

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The Bike Shop / Re: did the g-coaster answer everyone's prayers?
« on: May 11, 2020, 09:10:29 PM »
Yeah the Clutch ain't the G-Coaster but man is it miles better than any coaster I've ever run before. Had the v1 for a year and a half and my only issue was it developing some side to side play. Got a v2 and the aluminum guard (I also destroyed the plastic one pretty quick, supposedly they updated the material) and haven't had a single issue. It's weird being able to put a coaster on and just run it for a year and a half, I was used to having to rebuild the old school ones every month. Driver bearings had a max 5 week lifespan, resistance mechanisms wore out and slipped, plus they had weak axles. I also sheared the driver threads in half on my Poverty coaster hahaha. Now I've got a 14mm female axle in a hub I never need to touch. Oh yeah and with the stronger female axle I haven't had my wheel move in the dropouts like I used to with the old male axle hubs.

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