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08-06-21, 02:06 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,041
Posted By cbrstar

The only time I let a guy take a test ride. The...

The only time I let a guy take a test ride. The idiot took off like bat out of hell to show off to his girlfriend that's with him. Gets about a block away and proceeds to turn to fast to come back...
Forum: BMX
08-06-21, 01:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 254
Posted By cbrstar

Get another bolt that's the same size and...

Get another bolt that's the same size and threading as your crank bolts. Screw it in so there is a tiny gap and then hit it with a sledge hammer or a dead blow hammer if you have one.
07-27-21, 02:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 920
Posted By cbrstar

Back when I was a kid Police auctions was where...

Back when I was a kid Police auctions was where half the kids would get their bikes every year. But I lived in a rural area and farmers around there absolutely loved auctions and never missed them....
Forum: BMX
07-27-21, 02:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 363
Posted By cbrstar

With the carbon forks I'd look at how rough your...

With the carbon forks I'd look at how rough your kid is with his bike. With anything carbon if it gets a good impact then it's pretty much done, and IMHO I certainly wouldn't buy used ones. A...
06-16-21, 11:24 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 11,151
Posted By cbrstar

I don't remember a time where bike shops were not...

I don't remember a time where bike shops were not full of young people barely making a living. If you actually did find a shop where the tech was over 30, 9/10 he was the owner. The bike business is...
06-09-21, 01:11 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,080
Posted By cbrstar

I bought a vintage BMX where the previous owner...

I bought a vintage BMX where the previous owner couldn't get the old stem out and cut it off like this. I had to take it to a mechanics shop and they used a hydraulic press to get it out.
06-03-21, 10:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 837
Posted By cbrstar

This is just a theory. But stainless steel and...

This is just a theory. But stainless steel and aluminum together can cause galvanic corrosion. The Aluminum is the first to weaken but combined with the added stress both cracked. When you are riding...
Forum: BMX
06-03-21, 12:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 225
Posted By cbrstar

You could ask 50 people and you will get 50...

You could ask 50 people and you will get 50 different answers. For myself as a kid in the 80's it was the ultimate freedom as for some reason I wanted to feel like I could fly. So when I saw people...
05-31-21, 03:01 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,674
Posted By cbrstar

In the early 80's while all the other kids had...

In the early 80's while all the other kids had BMX bikes I was the dorky kid with a Gold Sparkle BSA banana seat bike. I guess with the English motorcycle industry crashing BSA may have turned to...
05-27-21, 11:26 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,300
Posted By cbrstar

I can't seem to find it, but I believe I read...

I can't seem to find it, but I believe I read somewhere that when he registered the name Columbus, he also registered Tenax and Aelle in the early 1930's. Tenax from other pages on here sounds like...
05-26-21, 10:11 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 959
Posted By cbrstar

Back when I had my car I had to take the wheels...

Back when I had my car I had to take the wheels off my bike to transport it. I was in such a rush that I left the wheels leaning against my bumper and backed over them. I also had a friend who is a...
05-25-21, 09:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 365
Posted By cbrstar

I can't speak for road bikes, but I know I've...

I can't speak for road bikes, but I know I've seen a ad for a BMX in the late 70's with them. I'm thinking 78/79 but I could be wrong.
05-25-21, 09:53 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,189
Posted By cbrstar

If you live in a mountainous area. Going down...

If you live in a mountainous area. Going down hill can heat up your coaster brake enough to either fail or seize.
05-25-21, 09:44 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,821
Posted By cbrstar

When I went to High School bitd we had a long...

When I went to High School bitd we had a long distance group. But both Teachers who ran it were avid cyclists who had hundreds of thousands of miles under their belt. (Both had been cycling everyday...
05-20-21, 01:37 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,448
Posted By cbrstar

Depends where you live. Some places a insurance...

Depends where you live. Some places a insurance company may only have to replace with "Like kind and quality". So they can see if there is a modern version of your bike that's similar. Or they can go...
05-18-21, 06:11 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,307
Posted By cbrstar

There's quite a few shops down the road in...

There's quite a few shops down the road in Indianapolis. I would try googling "BIke Co-Op" which I think there was 4 listed!. It would be the cheapest route and you will get a chance to learn how to...
05-18-21, 10:43 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,592
Posted By cbrstar

Man I have never seen a chrome one before!!! And...

Man I have never seen a chrome one before!!! And the Georges Cycle sticker is awesome. That was an amazing shop especially for BMX back in the 80's, it's a shame they closed down.
Forum: BMX
05-18-21, 10:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 557
Posted By cbrstar

S&M up for sale.

Pretty sad day but everyone eventually needs to retire.

For Sale: International BMX Bicycle Wholesaler & Manufacturer (bmxunion.com) (https://bmxunion.com/daily/sm-fit-the-building-up-for-sale/)
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05-18-21, 09:57 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,307
Posted By cbrstar

When you have a BB that old you have to take it...

When you have a BB that old you have to take it apart and clean the old grease out completely because grease crystalizes over time . I've seen so many bike shops squirt a little bit of new grease in...
05-18-21, 09:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 771
Posted By cbrstar

It's interesting to me how a Campy Super Record...

It's interesting to me how a Campy Super Record group set was $600 which with inflation would be $1660.00 now. Where as a modern Campy Super Record group set is $4500. Ouch!! But the "Bike storage...
05-17-21, 03:24 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,416
Posted By cbrstar

Brake Caliper Mounting & Adjustment - Side Pull -...

Brake Caliper Mounting & Adjustment - Side Pull - YouTube


I kinda thought with setting up my old side pull BMX brakes for the last 25 years I had a pretty good understanding. But because of this...
05-17-21, 01:57 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,416
Posted By cbrstar

You probably know these tricks so forgive me if I...

You probably know these tricks so forgive me if I am being redundant.

They make a tool called a "3rd Hand". Which basically holds the pads against the rim so you can pull and tighten the cable...
05-17-21, 11:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 417
Posted By cbrstar

Your axel is 3/8? You can buy spacers from many...

Your axel is 3/8? You can buy spacers from many BMX shops like this 3/8" Alloy Axle Spacer 2mm, 3mm, or 5mm SIZES (PAIR) - Planet BMX...
05-17-21, 11:19 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,481
Posted By cbrstar

If you are extremely sore the next day that's...

If you are extremely sore the next day that's also your body saying you didn't drink enough water during and after your exercise.
05-14-21, 10:37 AM
Replies: 492
Views: 24,941
Posted By cbrstar

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If the OP and others think Roadie's look ridiculous. I can't imagine...
05-14-21, 10:26 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,060
Posted By cbrstar

Maybe I could be wrong, as I'm just going off a...

Maybe I could be wrong, as I'm just going off a couple articles I've read such such as this. Technical Q&A with Lennard Zinn - More greased carbon | VeloNews.com...
05-13-21, 10:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,005
Posted By cbrstar

Pictures may help. You can't post pics, but you...

Pictures may help. You can't post pics, but you can save them in your album on your profile for people to see them.
Forum: BMX
05-12-21, 01:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 594
Posted By cbrstar

Just like Vilch says it won't work with canti...

Just like Vilch says it won't work with canti brakes.

I'll give you a bit of history on the Rotor.
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05-12-21, 09:40 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 9,444
Posted By cbrstar

What's the little post on the head tube for, Is...

What's the little post on the head tube for, Is it for a light? I don't think I have seen that before.
05-12-21, 09:17 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,582
Posted By cbrstar

Growing up in the prairies of Alberta Canada in...

Growing up in the prairies of Alberta Canada in the 80's and 90's. There was really only two rules 1) Come home when the streetlights were on, and 2) Don't go out of town. I broke rule #2 a lot as my...
Forum: BMX
05-11-21, 09:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 594
Posted By cbrstar

Do you want an actual vintage stem or do you want...

Do you want an actual vintage stem or do you want a cheaper re-pop? There's a couple of options here.

If you want to find a authentic vintage stem: www.bmxmuseum.com It might help putting...
05-09-21, 12:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 737
Posted By cbrstar

Here people use Kijiji, but the lowballers and...

Here people use Kijiji, but the lowballers and crazy people are incredibly abundant. I can only imagine Craigslist is the same.

I find Facebook the better place to sell stuff. You can look at the...
Forum: Foo
05-08-21, 12:26 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,150
Posted By cbrstar

The way the quarter tank thing was explained to...

The way the quarter tank thing was explained to me BITD. Was gas can have a tiny bit of sand in it which settles at the bottom of the tank, and when you run your tank extremely low you run the risk...
05-07-21, 11:22 PM
Replies: 300
Views: 14,513
Posted By cbrstar

This is pretty basic marketing and the fact that...

This is pretty basic marketing and the fact that you can't comprehend it must mean you got a F.
05-07-21, 04:03 PM
Replies: 300
Views: 14,513
Posted By cbrstar

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I borrowed this graph, but you also have to imagine your customer...
05-07-21, 01:16 PM
Replies: 300
Views: 14,513
Posted By cbrstar

Nike started making them in Japan when they were...

Nike started making them in Japan when they were called BRS. But even they started making them "cheaper" using sweatshops and child labor. Heck even the Chinese went on strike because their wages...
05-07-21, 11:59 AM
Replies: 300
Views: 14,513
Posted By cbrstar

Take a look at all the other brands Trek had that...

Take a look at all the other brands Trek had that are now defunct.
Klein
Lemond
Gary Fisher
Villager

Every product has a life cycle.
05-07-21, 10:14 AM
Replies: 300
Views: 14,513
Posted By cbrstar

The fact that Kona is selling bikes with a much...

The fact that Kona is selling bikes with a much lower price point with much lower end parts is a bad sign for the brand. It means that they have hit their max amount of new customers at a certain...
05-06-21, 04:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 772
Posted By cbrstar

Maybe I used the wrong terminology and I should...

Maybe I used the wrong terminology and I should have said octave. It's like when you tune your guitar G sting if you tune it to a octave lower it doesn't sound right but if you tune it a octave...
05-06-21, 11:38 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,611
Posted By cbrstar

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05-06-21, 11:21 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,571
Posted By cbrstar

Bike shortage or not it's a manufactures defect...

Bike shortage or not it's a manufactures defect and we're not talking about about a $200 Walmart bike. This guy already paid $2600 and he shouldn't have to pay out of pocket to fix THIER mistake....
05-06-21, 10:54 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 772
Posted By cbrstar

Ironically you would need a tension gage to...

Ironically you would need a tension gage to calibrate for the different spoke gauges and lengths. I remember reading I think Sheldons browns site where he described the note you need to reach. I...
05-06-21, 10:40 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,571
Posted By cbrstar

You paid top dollar for this years model. You...

You paid top dollar for this years model. You shouldn't have to put up with a older frame that's already lost value, it's like a car dealership trying to give you a older car at new car price!!!....
05-05-21, 11:53 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,611
Posted By cbrstar

Try buying a vintage BMX on kijiji these days! If...

Try buying a vintage BMX on kijiji these days! If the price is $400 by the time you drive out there it will be $800+. The problem with road bikes is how fixed up are they? By the time you buy tires,...
05-05-21, 11:44 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,389
Posted By cbrstar

I don't know if it's bunk advice but my...

I don't know if it's bunk advice but my Grandfather who was in WW2 always told me to keep my chest dry in the rain. If your chest gets wet for long periods that's when you will get sick. So most...
05-04-21, 02:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 551
Posted By cbrstar

This is a bit of a guess...But could these be...

This is a bit of a guess...But could these be Campy HPW hubs, and the free hub was changed out?



...
05-04-21, 11:51 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 7,286
Posted By cbrstar

I had some modern BMX rims like this where they...

I had some modern BMX rims like this where they seemed like 3mm too wide on the rim wall. The answer was a motorcycle tire lever. If you look at a rim the edge is finished in a nice round edge. If...
05-04-21, 11:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 961
Posted By cbrstar

Thank you so much! It's interesting to read how...

Thank you so much! It's interesting to read how the main short coming was the geometry. And what happens when you move factory's and how the local skill source can drastically effect the reliability...
05-04-21, 11:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 961
Posted By cbrstar

The Q-1 Graphite frame, what's the story behind...

The Q-1 Graphite frame, what's the story behind that? And was it like carbon fiber or different?
05-04-21, 09:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 551
Posted By cbrstar

It's a long shot but maybe if you post the make,...

It's a long shot but maybe if you post the make, model, and year of the bike. Maybe the hub was OEM and there is a catalog with it listed?
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