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Sell and Swap / Re: A bunch of Tree stuff, Party Bars and a Zodiac dust cap
« on: February 12, 2015, 01:55:22 PM »
Is that a Mosh woodgrain stem I see?

Would that happen to be for sale?

That is a Mosh woodgrain stem. I had originally posted it but I decided against selling it. If I change my mind, I'll let you know.

The Lounge / Re: Audio Book Player
« on: February 11, 2015, 06:22:21 PM »
Bink, I ended up putting the books into iTunes. However, now they won't sync up with my phone. Any idea why?

I'm not sure. It could be due to the file type. If that's the case, there are some free conversion programs that should solve the problem. Beyond that, my lack of tech knowledge won't be much help. Hopefully you can get it sorted.

Sell and Swap / Re: A bunch of Tree stuff, Party Bars and a Zodiac dust cap
« on: February 11, 2015, 05:44:51 PM »
35 shipped on them party bars?

Sure. PM me and I'll give you my PayPal info.

The Lounge / Re: Audio Book Player
« on: February 11, 2015, 03:44:48 PM »
I've only used iTunes for audio books, but I hear good things about I believe you can use it free for 30 days, though I'm sure the book selection is limited during the trial period.

Sell and Swap / Re: A bunch of Tree stuff, Party Bars and a Zodiac dust cap
« on: February 10, 2015, 10:39:23 PM »
I know there are some MTB riders here, so I may as well mention that I have an unused Promax 160mm rotor and a brand new Salsa 10sp, 135 QR hub. I also have a barely used 70mm RaceFace stem. I'll get pictures if anyone is interested.

Sell and Swap / A bunch of Tree stuff, Party Bars and a Zodiac dust cap
« on: February 10, 2015, 10:37:09 PM »

The Bike Shop / Re: 22 the front and 20 back?
« on: February 03, 2015, 06:04:17 PM »
Mismatched wheel sizes on bikes is so stupid.


In this instance, the BB will be raised and any height in the bars will almost entirely be negated by that. It's a non solution. Get bigger bars, or ride a 22" bike.

Even when a frame is designed around mismatched wheels, it doesn't solve anything, in my opinion. For instance, the obsolete 69er MTBs might allow a rider the ability to barrel over terrain with the 29" front wheel, while affording him better, tighter corner capabilities with the 26" rear wheel. However, some tweaks to the frame geometry--like a short rear end, longer effective top tube, lower BB height, etc.--will give him the same advantages with two equal sized wheels. Also, carrying two different sized tubes is a pain in the ass.

That's my basic interpretation, anyway. I feel like the only place for mismatched wheel sizes is on cargo bikes.

The Bike Shop / Re: 22 the front and 20 back?
« on: January 31, 2015, 03:20:24 PM »
Mismatched wheel sizes on bikes is so stupid.

The Bike Shop / Re: Skavenger?
« on: January 24, 2015, 03:00:18 PM »
Fuck it, Cult is cool in my book. Who can hate on Neal Wood and Joe Vee?

The Bike Shop / Re: dh bike that rides like a bmx
« on: January 12, 2015, 10:53:38 PM »
the reason i say rides like a bmx bike is becuase when i go to the dh trails, i dont really have fun on the bumpy technical shit, but i absolutely love the lines with smooth-ish paths and all the jumps which are much funner to ride on the lightweight full suspension bikes ive ridden compared to the super tough and heavy , super-slack-headtube dh bikse i also have ridden

so yeah, smaller, lighter and twitchier is better

and of course i was talking 2nd hand

This description is more along the lines of a Slopestyle bike, AKA a full suspension Dirt Jumper with a bit more travel.

I'd take master's advice and look into some slopestyle bikes. They have less travel (100mm) and tend to be cheaper than AM and DH bikes, and depending on the build, they can be pedaled up difficult climbs and ridden on most DH trails. Also, while a true slopestyle build typically has a 100mm fork up front, many slope frames can accept up to 130mm forks, which will help on the rougher, bumpier stuff. Check out the Transition Double, Banshee Rampant, Kona Bass, and the older Specialized SX to get an idea for slope bikes.

The Lounge / Re: BG's Current Injuries
« on: January 08, 2015, 03:13:48 PM »
I'll get some pictures during my appointment on Monday.

The Lounge / Re: BG's Current Injuries
« on: January 08, 2015, 12:59:39 PM »
A few weeks ago at the skatepark, I took a pedal while going fairly fast and my hub didn't engage. I fell elbow first onto the metal sheet at the bottom of a ramp. The ends of my radius and ulna broke off where they meet my elbow, and my elbow broke into 16 pieces. I've never felt more pain.

Anyway, I spent five days in the hospital and ended up with a plate and several pins in my arm.
Considering the severity of the injury, I'm extremely lucky. It was likely I was going to have an artificial elbow which propably would have been the end of my BMX days. Now it's looking like I will be able to ride again in a year.

The Bike Shop / Re: Transition Bottlerocket?
« on: December 10, 2014, 01:33:25 PM »
You didn't miss out on much , all entry level parts, fox vanilla is a heavy coiled lemon. Also for single pivot lower travel frames I would recommend  the concentric bottom bracket pivot point found on the bm killswitch the kona bass the commencial  absolute and the dart moor shine

I would  sell you this for 1200 shipped

BB pivot makes no sense for a bike he would have wanted to pedal. The only advantage it offers is the ability to run your bike single speed without a tensioner, so I'm not sure why you would suggest it. Oh wait...

The Lounge / Re: Age?
« on: December 03, 2014, 01:01:04 AM »
I'm 27. I have been on BikeGuide since Sheepdog shat his idea upon the RideBMX message boards when I was a relatively small person who raced BMX. It's so long ago, I believe GSport Man was even in his twenties, KraftyShaman was a household name, that one weird guy had a comic series on the site, Sheepdog rode, Mr. Knepper was banned one hundred times for various offenses, women dared to enter until they were harassed away, TAH was a thing, the Mirra steroid rumors made the pages of the magazines, Paulie boasted of drug-fuel fun, was a thing (still is, holy shit!), and bike checks were like dick measurements. Needless to say, I've been following the stink ever since.

The Bike Shop / Re: Transition Bottlerocket?
« on: November 30, 2014, 06:55:29 PM »
Bink, given that there isn't much "big hit" stuff in Ontario, slopestyle or mid range travel stuff would work. How's the Kona Bass? Found one for about 860

I've never ridden one, nor do I know much about it. As far as I can tell online, it's a decent frame. Some other bikes worth considering: Rocky Mountain Slayer SS, Specialized SX (the 100mm travel version), Transition Double, Diamondback 4x/Slopestyle, Scott Voltage (adjustable travel, very versatile), Black Market Roam, Yeti 4x, and I hesitantly recommend the Banshee Rampant. It appears to occasionally crack on the pivot weld above the BB, which happened to mine, and it uses bushings instead of bearings in the pivots, but I really loved the feel of that frame. My bike felt like an oversized BMX bike, but with the stability of the big wheels. They're also had for a reasonable price on PB, especially since many of them are in Canada.

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