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The Lounge / Re: hella new school geo makes our tricks look dumb.
« on: February 09, 2015, 02:58:27 PM »

But really I have no idea why I am dignifying this with a response...


It's been really really slow at work.  Shit like this just makes my day.

The Lounge / Re: hella new school geo makes our tricks look dumb.
« on: February 09, 2015, 01:04:24 PM »
go cry emoboy

i bet youze a fish runin 4 pegs thinkin hes hard 4 da oppsfeebs easy 3 kinda bitch aint u fish
I'm not a fish, I'm a mammal, human to be specific.

I only run two pegs, however I occasionally don't run any.  Kinda depends on my mood.

I certainly think I'm hard from time to time though.  The older I get, the less frequent that happens, but they make drugs for that. I may look into that soon.

I don't know what "4 da oppsfeebs easy 3" is. I'm guessing it's a trick, which means I can't do it.  I'm not very good.

Depending on your definition of "bitch", I don't think I can dispute the accuracy of that statement.  If you define it in the literal sense, I'm not female, and not a dog, so that's not true; however, I do go to sleep at like 10:00pm, and I frequently make plans and don't carry them out so you could say I "bitch out" a lot.

I've already discussed my fishness.

So I retort by inviting you to go into a corner, crank up some Panic at the Disco on your Skullcandies, and cry big wet crocadile tears over the death of street riding.  I.e., go cry emoboy.

The Lounge / Re: hella new school geo makes our tricks look dumb.
« on: February 09, 2015, 10:30:28 AM »
go cry emoboy

Riding Photos / Re: Pool Pics
« on: February 05, 2015, 05:33:33 AM »
jesus fuck, watching a riding buddy ride one those square hotel pools, 4 tiny feet of tranny, 4 huge feet of vert.
he hits it
slowly arcing over the coping
glides stright down the vert
within a matter of microseconds he hits the tranny and is immediately riding forward, no head ripped off from the G's holy fuck looks like hes going to knock all his teeth out on the crossbar.

fucking two pocket airs in a row, first one his backtire is past his forehead, he rides straight down and doesnt die
does it again and this time cases the fuck out of the coping, like 6inches in halfway to a disaster and he rides straight down and out of it again, not dead. holey moley fucking butthole

heres a video of him eating it at 1:40,57780/Andy-Maguire,456

The way you describe that makes it sound sooooo fucking fun.

I've been looking around my area, but vinyl lined pools dominate this area.  There's a shitty hotel near me that I've been waiting like 3 years to close, but somehow those assholes keep clinging on. I've never seen more than one or two cars there.

The Bike Shop / Re: Ghetto Fab Springfield Brake Mounts.
« on: February 02, 2015, 09:31:19 AM »
Nice! I liked the Springfield brakes but the spring kept breaking on me which was a bummer. I ended up rocking a rubber band between the arms and it actually worked pretty well. I recently got some Springhanger brakes from Flybikes that I'm really happy with though. They come with flush mount bolts which is why I thought of that.

I went through a few springs at first, but I think they were changed or something, because the one I'm using now has been a trooper.

I guess I'm just asking if either is comparable in feel to a traditional 990. The Springfields that I have felt were all a bit mushy.
  I've sanded the brake pads down a little so that I can put a little preload on the spring.  I think that's gotten me pretty close to the EVOs with the weaker springs, which is about right to me.  It's most likely too soft for most people.

The primary reason for trying to preload the spring was to get enough tension on the straddle cable to stop it from slapping the downtube.  I don't really care too much about how my brakes feel, but man, I fuckin hate rattles.

The Bike Shop / Re: gsport uniguard & oddy duggan pedals
« on: February 01, 2015, 02:31:15 PM »
when are they out and how much will they cost (in the uk)?

plus, is there a picture of one on a bike yet?

plus, plus, is the eclat overguard the quickest copy of a bmx part yet?

Those parts are both sick (definitely the Dugan pedals), but my pee pee is crazy hard waiting for the Simian rear hub.

The Bike Shop / Re: filing down gyro tabs, any tips?
« on: February 01, 2015, 02:27:18 PM »
Man, I really anal about shit like this, so take this with a healthy shake of salt.

If you don't have a really nice file, I would spend the $10 or so and buy one. I would most likely buy a new one anyway if I didn't have one that was the perfect size and shape for the job.  I would want a flat second cut or smooth cut, maybe even both.

I would then measure the OD of the headtube, and make some sort of gage out of plastic or metal.  I've found that to me at least, my eyes try to fuck me when it comes to making things round.

Finally, just go to work on that shit. I would try to draw file, and check with my gage to make sure I'm removing material from the right place every 10 strokes or so.

Once it's pretty close, I would hack together a sanding block that matches the head tube OD, and finish it with that.  If it's an externally machined head tube, you could most likely find a sandpaper grit that would match the tooling marks, and make it just about undetectable. 

Like I said though, I tend to nuclear engineer the fuck out of shit like this.

The Bike Shop / Re: Ghetto Fab Springfield Brake Mounts.
« on: January 26, 2015, 05:31:49 PM »
Our machine shop at college had a nice milling machine, but a pretty half ass lathe, so we spent a lot of time trying to not use the lathe.  I think that kinda tempered my perception.

The more I think about it, most of the stuff I would want to mill, I could most likely make work on a drill press.

And yeah, I wished my frame came with removable seat stay mounts.  Removable chain stay mounts seem kind of pointless to me, but maybe I don't understand the point of chain stay mounts correctly.

The Bike Shop / Re: Ghetto Fab Springfield Brake Mounts.
« on: January 24, 2015, 08:03:21 PM »

That's a creative way to mount them on the drill too, but really someone should give you a lathe.

I've been thinking about trying to find one for awhile now, but I was holding out for a milling machine.  I've just recently learned that you can get milling attachments for lathes, so I might try and save up some cash and find one.

There are a couple different things I can think of that I want to try and would be pretty trivial to make on a lathe.

The Bike Shop / Re: Ghetto Fab Springfield Brake Mounts.
« on: January 23, 2015, 07:58:24 PM »
So your frame already had removable mounts? Or did you hack them off?
they were/are removable

They are the s&m bolt through post type.

The Bike Shop / Re: Ghetto Fab Springfield Brake Mounts.
« on: January 23, 2015, 05:44:32 PM »
The pictures are maaaasive
I was working on it.  I had to find an actual computer because imgur re-sizing was kicking my ass on my phone.  I wasn't sure I still owned one.

The Bike Shop / Ghetto Fab Springfield Brake Mounts.
« on: January 23, 2015, 05:28:48 PM »
I probably should have just posted this to the What Did You do to Your Bike Today thread, but I'm pretty excited and proud of this, and I don't start many threads, so fuck it.

I really like Springfield's and removable mounts because I like having brakes sometimes and not others, but the chainslap (chainstay mounts) has been more than I can tolerate.

Last week I got a round file and knocked a few mm off of the removable mounts, but that didn't quite get enough clearance.

So I found some 16mm by 10mm M6 stainless shoulder bolts on amazon for like $5 per pack of 5.

For some fucking reason, brake posts are 8.9mm by 16.5mm.  I'm guessing that works out to some common fraction, but whatever.  I still had these shoulder bolts that were too big in diameter and too long.

I thought about just drilling out the brake arm, but the oilite bushing isn't really very thick, so I chucked that shit up in my lathe and went to work with a file.

In retrospect, I should have hacked the finger manglers off of that tee bolt, but whatever.  I managed not to amputate a finger.

Its not done yet in this pic, but I got the half mm in length by filing down the head a little.

I also had to knock maybe a mm off the bottom brake arm to clear the wishbone,  but now everything clears, and I have plenty of chain clearance.

I might make some little adaptors to go between the chain stay and the brake, but right now I don't think it's necessary.  Really, I should just quit being a bitch and file the mount on the frame flat, but I'm not sure I'm that committed to this experiment.

This is not something for people who care a lot about brake feel, they are a little mushy.  However if you care about brake feel you most likely don't use Springfield's or removable mounts either.

The Bike Shop / Re: Hoffman Bikes
« on: January 21, 2015, 05:14:00 PM »
I looked at some Dicks a while back. They are pretty.

I'm so funny

The Bike Shop / Re: Hoffman Bikes
« on: January 20, 2015, 10:37:42 AM »
someone brought one of the department store hoffmans to the shop where i work for a flat or something, made me real sad.
yeah. I looked at some in Dicks a while back. They are pretty horrible.

The Walmart Mongooses (mongeese?) Have better welds and components.

The Bike Shop / Re: keychain installation
« on: January 17, 2015, 01:54:45 PM »
I have it sorted now. How tight are you guys doing it up?
when it was new, I would go as snug as possible, then back it off a quarter turn.  I also checked it really quick before I rode.  It would stick a bit if I didn't back it off.

Now that its warn in a bit, I he-man that shit.  Smooth as buttah.

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