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The Bike Shop / Re: Profile mini chromoly female axle with pegs
« on: October 30, 2023, 04:03:28 PM »
I've run pegs on an Odyssey Hazard v3 with a chromoly female axle for years without any issues. 15mm axle with 3/8" bolts. Guessing the Profile axle is a similar diameter, but their bolts might be a little weaker if they're still using coarse thread. But hey I'd rather damage the bolt than the axle itself. If you're smooth it should be fine, if you smash pegs off stuff as aggressively as I did when I was a teenager you're going to have problems. Just make sure you have hubguards - Profiles are the only hubs I ever see with broken flanges. I had one that was missing 2 spoke holes without ever seeing a grind.

The Lounge / Re: Just saying hi
« on: August 07, 2023, 09:06:21 PM »
Didn't ride a whole lot for a while because all of my friends moved or quit but we have a decent crew going again for the first time in a while. Was mostly doing car stuff but made sure I had bike racks or space for bikes in all of my cars.

Just got my coworker back into riding after 15 years. He saw my bike and went to his mom's to get his, and dug up this relic of an OG Sunday. I got him some taller Dugan bars off a buddy cause the tiny Macneil ones would've thrown his back out, and we ordered some fresh 2.25 Aitkens and a new 510 chain.

Here's my Cult Hawk with some fresh Vans tires

And my 08 Fly Campillo with 36/48k 7kas and female axle Hazard/Vandero 2 combo because freecoasters suck in the woods:

I wonder why that is?

Lot of people are pretty close-minded it seems.

The Lounge / Re: My 350+ Video Bike Guide Era BMX Video Archive
« on: March 01, 2023, 07:31:08 PM »
Holy shit that's rad

The Lounge / Re: Post your Car/Truck/Motor Vehicle V2.0
« on: December 19, 2022, 06:36:51 PM »
Actually made it to a few drift events this year with the turbo Pinto. Had this car 11 and a half years now:

The AE86 was supposed to be my drift car but it decided to spin rod bearings on two 4AGEs last summer. Sitting in my garage with 2 grand worth of brand new upgraded suspension and no motor...

Oh well, at least it's basically rust free after I fixed the windshield frame and trunk seal area.

The Bike Shop / Re: Odyssey clutch v2 opinions
« on: December 19, 2022, 06:26:42 PM »
So if anyone cares for an update ,My first clutch hub the problems I had were because they didnt put the c clip in the hub from the factory and there was something wonky happening because of that .I got both the Madera and the bsd and didnt like either one .So back on my clutch v2 and have 2 wheels I spent wayyyyy too much money on that I need to get rid of .
That C-clip was an important part to keep the hub together without putting side load on the driver bearing, which wouldn't work now that it's a needle bearing - and was the main cause of old style coasters blowing up.

According to FB memories I laced my Clutch v2 up 4 years ago last week. Got a very tiny bit of side to side play, and that's it. Still working perfectly, all I've done was open it up to regrease it over 2 years ago cause it started sticking a tiny bit when I would stop pedaling.  Absolutely insane that I've had the same coaster hold up for a single year, let alone 4. I used to break the old ones at least once every couple months if I didn't periodically rebuild them...

Sell and Swap / Re: GSport Sunday Stranger Mega Sale
« on: April 14, 2022, 08:15:12 PM »
I'll take the Aitken seat if you still have it

The Lounge / Re: When's the last time you rode your bike?
« on: February 15, 2022, 07:07:33 PM »
Rye Airfield shut down a couple years ago so I stopped having an opportunity to ride often in these shitty New England winters, and put on like 20 pounds. Started going to the gym a couple weeks ago for the first time then rode a bit on Saturday, and it kicked my ass way more than ever. Trying to get back in shape for the spring, my hops have gone from bar height to tire height. Bike is in the best condition ever and I'm at my worst lmao

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.

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.

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?

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.

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...

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

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

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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