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04-22-21, 11:36 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 405
Posted By cbrstar

Obviously the original owner had the drive side...

Obviously the original owner had the drive side spokes soldered because it flexed too much, and I'm guessing they did radial on the one side to save a little weight. If I was wanting to ride those...
04-20-21, 11:36 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,724
Posted By cbrstar

BMX F1...Oh wait it doesn't exist anymore because...

BMX F1...Oh wait it doesn't exist anymore because it was too boring.
04-19-21, 10:48 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,153
Posted By cbrstar

I don't know why people don't buy the one bike...

I don't know why people don't buy the one bike and two different sets of wheels? One set with road tires, and the other set with gravel. And simply change them out depending on the riding they are...
04-16-21, 12:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 565
Posted By cbrstar

Currently I'm working as a Youth Employment...

Currently I'm working as a Youth Employment Councilor (18-25), and I've been coming across a huge amount of young people without drivers licenses. In fact I would say it's only 1/10 with a DL in my...
04-09-21, 09:17 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,472
Posted By cbrstar

When I looked at the Continental GP 5000 I...

When I looked at the Continental GP 5000 I noticed that there is a 85g difference between the 24 and the 32. So I've been wondering how much does this amount of weight difference effect the moment of...
04-08-21, 01:26 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,167
Posted By cbrstar

Just looking on CL in Washington. Full Aero CF...

Just looking on CL in Washington. Full Aero CF 2012 Cervelo S5 VWD 2 lbs. Carbon Fiber Aero Road Frameset -... (craigslist.org)...
04-08-21, 11:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 404
Posted By cbrstar

There is a BMX company called YESS and they have...

There is a BMX company called YESS and they have done it both ways.

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04-08-21, 10:54 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,167
Posted By cbrstar

If this was a few years ago I would say it would...

If this was a few years ago I would say it would be no problem. But with covid and parts being difficult to obtain it might be a bit of a headache and more of a over the winter project. Just a 105...
04-07-21, 01:28 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 960
Posted By cbrstar

The fact you can put a tooth pick in the gap...

The fact you can put a tooth pick in the gap means it's unsafe and your LBS is correct. The head tube is probably off center and most LBS don't have the frame straightening tools anymore. Which means...
04-01-21, 01:42 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 6,695
Posted By cbrstar

If we put the $490 (2015) into the US Inflation...

If we put the $490 (2015) into the US Inflation Calculator it comes to $543.75. If the the new bike is $699 the difference is only $155.25 which I don't think you could buy the brakes and all the...
Forum: BMX
03-31-21, 10:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 307
Posted By cbrstar

Are you from Canada? It's a department store bike...

Are you from Canada? It's a department store bike from "the Bay" and it was made back in the 1980's. It would have been a decent beginners bike meant to compete with the likes of Murray and Kent.
03-30-21, 02:07 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,590
Posted By cbrstar

Just throwing this out there. I'm not sure of the...

Just throwing this out there. I'm not sure of the brand but a gentleman in my town who was 350-400 pounds bought a electric bike. Just getting his body moving everyday with the help of the electric...
03-30-21, 01:56 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,676
Posted By cbrstar

This is speculation but I also think with the...

This is speculation but I also think with the invention of threadless headsets. It's cheaper for bicycle manufacturers to move the headtube up instead of adding extra fork steer tube length and...
03-27-21, 03:38 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 5,996
Posted By cbrstar

A big fundamental problem here is people don't...

A big fundamental problem here is people don't truly understand poverty. I collect and restore vintage bmx bikes and over the years I get modern ones that I like to donate to kids in need. When I see...
03-24-21, 03:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 264
Posted By cbrstar

It could be a few things but my guess is the...

It could be a few things but my guess is the chain is too tight. You need to loosen it a bit and maybe oil it.
03-18-21, 01:03 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,025
Posted By cbrstar

That's the difference. Anyone with some decent...

That's the difference. Anyone with some decent hand to eye coordination and manual dexterity can fix a bike and do a great job. But a Professional does it quickly and accurately the first time.

I...
03-15-21, 12:30 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,640
Posted By cbrstar

Doesn't matter what type, racing is a rich mans...

Doesn't matter what type, racing is a rich mans sport. But if you can show them that you can keep up they will shut up. In fact it will infuriate some of them that their $7000 wonder machine isn't...
03-14-21, 01:02 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,306
Posted By cbrstar

I used to do a lot of motorcycle riding/racing....

I used to do a lot of motorcycle riding/racing. And I wanted to get my knee to the ground. (Which I know you don't want to do on a bicycle). How I practiced was I would find a traffic circle and I...
03-14-21, 11:35 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,607
Posted By cbrstar

Having toe clips or clipless pedals will improve...

Having toe clips or clipless pedals will improve your speed. Right now you are pushing down with one leg at a time, but with clipless you are also pulling up with the other leg. Personally though...
03-12-21, 10:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 245
Posted By cbrstar

You will need the right sized spokes, but you...

You will need the right sized spokes, but you could lace the old hubs to the new rims. Or have you already thrown them out?
03-09-21, 03:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 320
Posted By cbrstar

When you look at your chart the same Shimano...

When you look at your chart the same Shimano part# shows up for


HB-C201

HB-3300 Sora

HB-2200

HB-A416/410 (RSX) - old
03-08-21, 10:12 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 732
Posted By cbrstar

My other hobby is watch repair. I've spent days...

My other hobby is watch repair. I've spent days on my knees trying to find that lost screw. I eventually wised up and bought a large "Mechanics Magnet Broom". which has been a life saver.
03-05-21, 03:55 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,216
Posted By cbrstar

"Forrestall then went to work and carried on with...

"Forrestall then went to work and carried on with the lies, telling her insurance company and the police about the fake incident." As a former Insurance Broker I hope she will be charged with...
03-03-21, 02:19 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 836
Posted By cbrstar

I just wanted to add if I was selling it as is....

I just wanted to add if I was selling it as is. I'd take that gross looking bar tape off and leave the handle bars bare metal. People are fickle as I have found that where as one person might...
03-01-21, 11:35 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,864
Posted By cbrstar

In the BMX scene there is a German brand called...

In the BMX scene there is a German brand called "We the People" that's pretty popular. But I think it's a German owned brand but the bikes are made in Taiwan? I could be wrong.
02-26-21, 10:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 846
Posted By cbrstar

I collect BMX bikes and you see this all the time...

I collect BMX bikes and you see this all the time on those forums. I don't know if they think it's like a cars VIN#? I think there's a big interest in making a few extra bucks off craigslist flipping...
02-25-21, 12:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,254
Posted By cbrstar

One thing to consider is which hub has the widest...

One thing to consider is which hub has the widest flanges. It's not just spoke thickness but the angle which the spoke enters the rim. A slightly wider hub will make the wheel a lot more stiff.
02-25-21, 11:48 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 652
Posted By cbrstar

I think the bracket does replace the lock nut...

I think the bracket does replace the lock nut washer. And I think there is a possibility that you have it mounted upside down.

When you look at this vintage Raleigh manual from the 1950's. Their...
Forum: BMX
02-24-21, 11:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 775
Posted By cbrstar

Were you able to measure the cups? On the Tange...

Were you able to measure the cups? On the Tange site the DX4 headsets state a outer diameter of 34mm but you should double check it. Tange makes a Technoglide in a similar size but it's pricey. You...
Forum: BMX
02-22-21, 04:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 775
Posted By cbrstar

You will have to pop out the cups of the old...

You will have to pop out the cups of the old headset and measure the diameter of the lip that presses into the frame with a micrometer.
02-22-21, 02:43 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,617
Posted By cbrstar

I think a thread like this needs pics! It's...

I think a thread like this needs pics! It's possible you did a 2x instead of a 3x etc. You also can't always go with the "factory" ERD because it might be calculated with a different sized nipples.
02-22-21, 01:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 691
Posted By cbrstar

I don't have any experience with it personally....

I don't have any experience with it personally. But my friend was telling me that he had trouble with his SRAM double tap shifters that were doing similar things. He had to clean and rebuild them for...
02-19-21, 11:52 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,061
Posted By cbrstar

The question here is how really experienced the...

The question here is how really experienced the rider is? I see tons of people run out and buy that super deluxe road bike with dreams and asperations of cycling across the country. Only to realize...
Forum: BMX
02-19-21, 11:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 420
Posted By cbrstar

There's different types of BMX riding. Is she...

There's different types of BMX riding. Is she racing or is she looking to do jumps or tricks? We need to know what style of riding you are planning on having her do first.
02-19-21, 11:02 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,924
Posted By cbrstar

Hopefully this doesn't sound too hair brained. I...

Hopefully this doesn't sound too hair brained. I would take a old chain wrap it around the small cog and then with the extra length of chain I would pinch it together in a vice. This should hold the...
Forum: BMX
02-16-21, 12:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 775
Posted By cbrstar

I'm pretty sure it's a Euro bottom bracket. Are...

I'm pretty sure it's a Euro bottom bracket. Are you looking to replace the whole crank or just the bearings? If it's just the bearings they often have a number on the side of them and you can usually...
02-16-21, 11:49 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,449
Posted By cbrstar

I've been collecting for a while now and COVID...

I've been collecting for a while now and COVID has really made prices go insane. Bmx's that used to sell for $500-$800 only two years ago are now selling for $1500 to $3000 and even possibly more. I...
02-12-21, 03:06 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,326
Posted By cbrstar

Are the bars carbon fiber? If the shifters were...

Are the bars carbon fiber? If the shifters were damaged I'd be concerned about damage under the tape or under the stem.
02-11-21, 05:42 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 976
Posted By cbrstar

I'm probably way off but are those Henry James...

I'm probably way off but are those Henry James lugs?
02-11-21, 03:49 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,581
Posted By cbrstar

Well at least in my case the new bike isn't going...

Well at least in my case the new bike isn't going to remind me of when I was young, handsome and awesome! :lol:
02-11-21, 03:28 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 5,607
Posted By cbrstar

Sorry if this is too much BMX stuff but here's a...

Sorry if this is too much BMX stuff but here's a odd 80's FAD that was cool and completely dorky at the same time. BMX Grand Prix / F1.

There was another BMX fad at the time called GPV or Gravity...
02-08-21, 01:35 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 5,607
Posted By cbrstar

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Hutch Trickstar!
I actually have a pink early 80's Hutch Trickstar that...
02-08-21, 12:13 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 5,607
Posted By cbrstar

Don't forget the 80's BMX scene...There was some...

Don't forget the 80's BMX scene...There was some crazy stuff :roflmao:

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I...
02-02-21, 04:57 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,876
Posted By cbrstar

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1984 Kuwahara before cleaning and polishing.
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02-01-21, 11:13 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 239
Posted By cbrstar

The prices on the MTB's are a bit of an eye...

The prices on the MTB's are a bit of an eye opener to me. It was about 1990 when my parents bought me a Miele MTB for Christmas because they thought I was getting too big for a BMX. I hated that...
02-01-21, 10:45 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,576
Posted By cbrstar

I collect old BMX bikes and I counted over 26 in...

I collect old BMX bikes and I counted over 26 in my basement. I really prided myself as being a collector and not a flipper. A good friend of mine with a lot more life experience then me told me "You...
01-18-21, 12:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 729
Posted By cbrstar

I collect vintage BMX bikes and I have had my...

I collect vintage BMX bikes and I have had my fair share of stuck seat posts. What has worked the best for me with Aluminum is a old mechanics trick of Automatic Transmission Fluid mixed with...
01-15-21, 10:33 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,575
Posted By cbrstar

You're going to need a crank puller

You're going to need a crank puller
01-07-21, 03:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 388
Posted By cbrstar

Reminds me of a vintage ad I seen from 1988 for...

Reminds me of a vintage ad I seen from 1988 for the "Panasonic Order System". Where they use CAD to design you the perfectly sized bicycle no matter your size.

There's a bit of old 80's style...
Forum: BMX
01-05-21, 11:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 492
Posted By cbrstar

I don't have any experience with Framed. But I...

I don't have any experience with Framed. But I did own a Kink Launch, and looking over the specs I can't help but think the Launch is much better BMX. With the kink you are getting Cro-Mo Forks and a...
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