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04-22-21, 03:09 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 497
Posted By cbrstar

I personally never had the leg power but back in...

I personally never had the leg power but back in the 80's there were guys soldering/tying spokes on their BMX wheels. The idea wasn't to increase lateral stiffness but torque stiffness. But back then...
04-22-21, 11:47 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 529
Posted By cbrstar

The cone and likely the bearings are shot and...

The cone and likely the bearings are shot and need to be replaced. Personally if the guy gave you a new freewheel I would use that and save yourself the headache. Just remember to grease the threads...
04-22-21, 11:36 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 497
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...
04-22-21, 09:50 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 600
Posted By cbrstar

You want to get rid of bike licenses in your city...

You want to get rid of bike licenses in your city it's easy. Just go to court. Every time they bring in licenses the costs of enforcing them quickly end up costing the city huge amounts.

7+ cops...
04-22-21, 09:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 375
Posted By cbrstar

I think it can open doors in the future. Say 5...

I think it can open doors in the future. Say 5 years from now you want to move to another city or state. Having that certificate + experience will definitely help your resume when applying to another...
04-22-21, 09:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 282
Posted By cbrstar

Here they will powder coat the frame, forks, and...

Here they will powder coat the frame, forks, and bars for $150 -$200. If take it to an automotive shop they have quoted me in the past $600-800cdn for the full paint job. The reason they told me was...
04-21-21, 02:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 282
Posted By cbrstar

I get ya. Sadly around here auto shops are...

I get ya. Sadly around here auto shops are prohibitively expensive so I might just get the whole frame and fork powered then.
04-21-21, 01:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 282
Posted By cbrstar

Does powdercoating blend well with OG paint?

I was lucky today and found this at the local pawnshop. As you can see the last owner abused the paint on the top tube. But the rest of the paint looks like new and would like to save it.

I can't...
04-21-21, 09:57 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,736
Posted By cbrstar

Riding both BMX and road bike IMHO falling off a...

Riding both BMX and road bike IMHO falling off a road bike is way worse. The key is being able to bail and knowing how to fall, but on a road bike that's 100x harder. In the past I've landed on the...
Forum: BMX
04-21-21, 09:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 108
Posted By cbrstar

For extra strength wheels used to come with extra...

For extra strength wheels used to come with extra spokes. (32, 36, and 48). It's not uncommon for a kid to ruin/taco a wheel and run down to the LBS and buy what ever replacement wheel they have...
04-20-21, 01:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,342
Posted By cbrstar

On his video #139 he wrote. "Hey y'all! As...

On his video #139 he wrote.

"Hey y'all! As you may have noticed the vids are being released less frequently than normal. I have overdone the biking and damaged mah knee! All will be OK but I do...
Forum: BMX
04-20-21, 12:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 102
Posted By cbrstar

This is a tough question. Even though it's BMX...

This is a tough question. Even though it's BMX you might have better luck in the classic section as there are a lot of campy experts there. All I know is that they used a Campy track hub...
04-20-21, 11:36 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,736
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, 03:02 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,155
Posted By cbrstar

Well I do have a large collection so I understand...

Well I do have a large collection so I understand what you're saying. I should remove the plank from my own eye as the saying goes. :innocent:. But there was a time when I was a teenager that I only...
04-19-21, 10:48 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,155
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, 03:44 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 909
Posted By cbrstar

Eh they were all junk so I wouldn't shed a single...

Eh they were all junk so I wouldn't shed a single tear if I was you... I'm just kidding! Man those bikes are amazing and you did such a beautiful job restoring them. The new owners must be extremely...
04-16-21, 01:40 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,247
Posted By cbrstar

Youtube...People say "I got it cheaper online"...

Youtube...People say "I got it cheaper online" but it sure isn't going to stay that way. If you asked anyone 10 years ago if they thought youtube would have a premium service they would have laughed...
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...
04-14-21, 11:11 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 526
Posted By cbrstar

I've never had this problem but I was wondering...

I've never had this problem but I was wondering if slightly shorter crank arms a decent solution to this?
04-14-21, 11:09 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 749
Posted By cbrstar

If you don't have a cheap set of tire levers a...

If you don't have a cheap set of tire levers a set of old spoons will make do. The only time I ever had trouble was with a BMX rim where the sidewall was a few mm's too wide. I had to use my friends...
04-14-21, 11:00 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 795
Posted By cbrstar

I've dealt with worse chrome then this and it...

I've dealt with worse chrome then this and it looks like surface to me. Depending on where you live there are options these days. 1) Hydro Dipped Chrome 2) Chrome powder coating, though not quite as...
04-11-21, 02:14 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 13,770
Posted By cbrstar

I used to be a Insurance Broker here in Alberta...

I used to be a Insurance Broker here in Alberta so things may have changed and you should talk to your Broker. Bicycles are covered under your home owners / tenant insurance in Canada. But you need...
04-09-21, 01:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 306
Posted By cbrstar

ATF mixed with acetone and a bit of heat works...

ATF mixed with acetone and a bit of heat works well.
04-09-21, 09:17 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,480
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, 04:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 658
Posted By cbrstar

I had a older Nishiki 80's road bike like this....

I had a older Nishiki 80's road bike like this. It wasn't until I was putting on a nicer upgraded set of wheels that I realized the new wheel simply didn't want to align. I realized the previous...
04-08-21, 01:26 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,172
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: 406
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.

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/600x337/yess_1_612770b1047406408f89354465acc0d35535f637.jpg
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04-08-21, 10:54 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,172
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...
04-08-21, 10:31 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 554
Posted By cbrstar

I think the older style ones like this is a bit...

I think the older style ones like this is a bit difficult because the cone/wedge spreads the stem itself making contact with the fork tubing. Like a stuck seat post it's going to scrape against any...
04-08-21, 10:17 AM
Replies: 70
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Views: 2,388
Posted By cbrstar

What do you guys think of the new Classified...

What do you guys think of the new Classified Powershift? POWERSHIFT hub | Classified (classified-cycling.cc) (https://classified-cycling.cc/en/powershift-hub) Sturmey Archer already had something...
04-08-21, 09:56 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,480
Posted By cbrstar

Because I BMX maybe I have a different...

Because I BMX maybe I have a different perspective. A big change in the world of BMX was tires going from 20 x 1.75 to 20 x 2.5. If I have a low amount of tire pressure lets say 40 psi then the...
04-07-21, 03:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 420
Posted By cbrstar

I don't know the reason why but early Aluminum...

I don't know the reason why but early Aluminum MTB's have far outlasted early BMX frames. I have a aluminum Race Inc BMX from 1980 and it's the only one in my collection I won't ride. The reason is...
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...
04-07-21, 09:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 420
Posted By cbrstar

If you are racing on the track then YES you...

If you are racing on the track then YES you should retire a frame after a few years. But I think you are more then fine if you are just cruising around and doing the odd jump here and there. Just...
04-06-21, 11:10 AM
Replies: 204
Views: 6,750
Posted By cbrstar

You can't really compare bikes to cars here. When...

You can't really compare bikes to cars here. When I worked in insurance I was surprised to find out that Kia's were getting written off left right and center. The reason being is that they were...
04-03-21, 01:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 374
Posted By cbrstar

Looks awesome! You did a great job.

Looks awesome! You did a great job.
04-01-21, 01:42 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 6,750
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...
04-01-21, 01:27 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 6,750
Posted By cbrstar

What you are not taking in account is not only do...

What you are not taking in account is not only do disc brakes cost more, but you also need a stronger wheel to handle the breaking torque. On the Trek FX they went from a Bontrager single wall...
04-01-21, 11:57 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 711
Posted By cbrstar

I bet this term has been around since the wheel...

I bet this term has been around since the wheel was invented. The first wheels were pottery wheels and it was a while before they were used on vehicles.
04-01-21, 10:56 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 711
Posted By cbrstar

Here it's used in a book from 1891 Taking the...

Here it's used in a book from 1891 Taking the Dish out of Wagon Wheels (lostcrafts.com) (http://www.lostcrafts.com/Carriage-Building/dishout.html) Then this shop that makes wooden car wheels...
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.
03-31-21, 09:16 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,681
Posted By cbrstar

I had a PDF of "Designing and building your own...

I had a PDF of "Designing and building your own frameset: An illustrated guide for the amateur bicycle builder (1979) -Talbot " which I've been meaning to read and this thread made me skim through it...
03-30-21, 09:25 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,603
Posted By cbrstar

Same thing when super fast cyclists come up on...

Same thing when super fast cyclists come up on really slow cyclists traveling in the same direction. One pulls over and lets the other pass. Except on a Highway you will see them coming from miles...
03-30-21, 02:07 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,593
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: 1,681
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...
03-30-21, 01:30 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 688
Posted By cbrstar

They already did Smoke & Dart Classic Folding MTB...

They already did Smoke & Dart Classic Folding MTB Tire panaracerusa (https://www.panaracerusa.com/products/smoke-dart-classic-folding-mtb-tires-1) :D

I borrowed these pics from the internet.......
03-30-21, 09:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 213
Posted By cbrstar

If the handle bars are not pinched. Clean the...

If the handle bars are not pinched. Clean the contact area on both the handle bars and stem with some rough sand paper. It provides some extra grip.
03-30-21, 09:05 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 6,002
Posted By cbrstar

I met a guy who used to assemble bikes for many...

I met a guy who used to assemble bikes for many department stores. The problem is that they get paid in piece work. I think he said that he got paid $3-$5 cdn per bike so just to make minimum wage...
03-29-21, 03:14 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 688
Posted By cbrstar

Last year they came out with vintage style BMX...

Last year they came out with vintage style BMX tires which quickly sold out. They are missing from their new site! :cry:
03-29-21, 03:06 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,277
Posted By cbrstar

I'm seeing quite a difference in saddle to...

I'm seeing quite a difference in saddle to handlebar height between the two. I think it's the riding position.
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