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07-17-24, 01:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 436
Posted By Viich

Looks like the old "Precision" I bought when I...

Looks like the old "Precision" I bought when I was i grade 9 or 10 at the Co-op. ('93 or '94)
07-11-24, 03:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 198
Posted By Viich

The other difference will be tracking - the...

The other difference will be tracking - the longer boom will track further inside your bike tires when you turn, the shorter will be closer to the same track.
Forum: BMX
07-10-24, 04:24 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,142
Posted By Viich

Oh, now that's sexy.

Oh, now that's sexy.
Forum: Fatbikes
07-09-24, 04:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,479
Posted By Viich

I don't know, I run the Jumbo Jims in 4.8" and...

I don't know, I run the Jumbo Jims in 4.8" and they're plenty fast.
Forum: BMX
07-03-24, 05:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 736
Posted By Viich

You can probably find a top-load 1" threaded stem...

You can probably find a top-load 1" threaded stem on garbage day if you drive around.

It's probably 15-30min to get that running as is - put a couple tires on, slap a rear brake lever & cable on...
Forum: BMX
06-26-24, 05:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 862
Posted By Viich

So - for starters, I can't find ANYTHING that's...

So - for starters, I can't find ANYTHING that's Stereo, closest thing I can find appears to be StroBMX:

https://www.oldschoolbmx.de/en/strobmx-psychedelic-crank.html

The 48spline Profile (and...
Forum: BMX
06-01-24, 05:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 507
Posted By Viich

Laird is cool. I love the detail of the custom...

Laird is cool. I love the detail of the custom shape they'll put in the brake bridge location.

The new Haro GroundMaster I think is more about nostalgia and look than what it'll do - IMO the CK...
Forum: BMX
05-15-24, 09:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,208
Posted By Viich

Go to the track. Try it out, have a blast. You...

Go to the track. Try it out, have a blast. You don't need to go so hard as to crash all the time - you'll probably fall at some point, WEAR PADS & a full face - but people rarely crash in the old guy...
Forum: BMX
05-05-24, 03:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 447
Posted By Viich

New race cruiser build - TRUE

I had a heavily used 15yo Redline Proline. I never really liked it, but it let me race cruiser class.

I picked up this True frame, got a StayStrong front wheel, built myself a rear wheel with...
05-04-24, 08:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 766
Posted By Viich

I don't have one, but it's hard to argue with a...

I don't have one, but it's hard to argue with a Fly12 from Cyclic for the criteria you describe, other than cost. And if you haven't already bought the Garmin camera, their Fly6 is a great rear...
Forum: BMX
04-24-24, 08:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,364
Posted By Viich

My tricks are pretty much limited to manuals and...

My tricks are pretty much limited to manuals and small jumps. But that's my skill, nothing to do with my age.
Forum: BMX
04-22-24, 12:32 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 442
Posted By Viich

Schwinn Pro Modified is 1996-2002 - the...

Schwinn Pro Modified is 1996-2002 - the "mid-school" period.

The Answer fork looks like it's an Answer Alumi-lite, completely matching the period. Looks like might be Profile cranks. Looks like...
Forum: Commuting
04-17-24, 02:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,132
Posted By Viich

Yea, I pay a lot more attention to my full-face...

Yea, I pay a lot more attention to my full-face helmet for racing BMX than I do the helmet I wear riding to work. I've got one nice road helmet, (cheapest Giro from 3 years ago) but I've got a few...
04-12-24, 09:10 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,970
Posted By Viich

You joke, but I've definitely stopped a shudder...

You joke, but I've definitely stopped a shudder by putting a leg against the top tube. My Immediate Action drill for it. Usually works.
03-29-24, 01:44 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,075
Posted By Viich

It's actually often easier for Canadians to ship...

It's actually often easier for Canadians to ship to and from Europe than USA unless you're close enough to the border to take the bike back and forth yourself. For no reason other than USA...
03-27-24, 06:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,238
Posted By Viich

Argon 18 made some nice junior bikes in both 24"...

Argon 18 made some nice junior bikes in both 24" and 650C - I just sold my son's 650C this spring - for the next size-up.

I got a good deal on it buying it in the fall, sold it in the spring - I...
Forum: BMX
03-01-24, 07:40 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,142
Posted By Viich

Oh, it would be sweet to race that red Fatboy...

Oh, it would be sweet to race that red Fatboy cruiser for a day.

Nice build.
02-28-24, 07:36 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,612
Posted By Viich

The guy with the 26x4.8" / 559x120mm tubeless...

The guy with the 26x4.8" / 559x120mm tubeless begs to differ. No way to get enough air in there fast enough with a pump, even with booster.
Forum: Commuting
02-21-24, 01:41 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,839
Posted By Viich

Ottawa has a limited network that's plowed. That...

Ottawa has a limited network that's plowed. That network is usually done pretty early, before residential streets.

Some of the best paths are groomed for XC skiing & fatbiking, so those are out...
02-07-24, 10:46 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,058
Posted By Viich

Nice prediction - they just announced the Kickr...

Nice prediction - they just announced the Kickr Core Zwift edition with a Zwift Cog and Click.....
Forum: Fatbikes
02-07-24, 07:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,400
Posted By Viich

And if those are the snow conditions, then you go...

And if those are the snow conditions, then you go out and snowshoe the trail for a few hours instead of riding and come back tomorrow.

You really do need to work on looking for the negative in...
Forum: Fatbikes
02-05-24, 02:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,400
Posted By Viich

I also resisted the fattie. Did my winter riding...

I also resisted the fattie. Did my winter riding for years on 700x35 studded.
Fat bike is my only MTB.
Forum: BMX
02-02-24, 09:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,577
Posted By Viich

There's a shop here in Ottawa that has a few...

There's a shop here in Ottawa that has a few Racelite's much cheaper. They may or may not have a Pro XL though.
Z's Bike Fix (https://www.zsbikes.ca)


There are a bunch of used bikes around...
Forum: BMX
01-28-24, 09:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,577
Posted By Viich

Get a real race bike. The old guys are racing...

Get a real race bike. The old guys are racing mostly the same bikes the elites are.

Modern tracks are a lot different than back in the day when those retro bikes were raced.

Also - don't be too...
01-26-24, 07:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 599
Posted By Viich

If they're using TA instead of QR, they won't be...

If they're using TA instead of QR, they won't be using the QR adapters.
01-25-24, 01:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 599
Posted By Viich

SNAP should work if you use a wheel with a nutted...

SNAP should work if you use a wheel with a nutted axle and add the Tacx trainer-adapter nuts outside the nuts that actually hold the wheel on....
Forum: Fatbikes
01-20-24, 11:11 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,716
Posted By Viich

My Fattie is my only MTB. I ride trails...

My Fattie is my only MTB. I ride trails year-round on it, though I don't ride trails as much in the summer as in the winter, I spend more time at the BMX race track and just don't have time for it.
Forum: BMX
01-08-24, 05:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,943
Posted By Viich

So funny enough, there is - 61-65 & 66+ Cruiser....

So funny enough, there is - 61-65 & 66+ Cruiser. The 66+ is new this year.
Oldest class for the 20" is 56+, I think.

Looking at your location in Thornhill - you have Stouffville and Milton as...
Forum: BMX
01-04-24, 11:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,943
Posted By Viich

The "Dad Class" is great fun in BMX racing,...

The "Dad Class" is great fun in BMX racing, whether you're a dad or not.
Forum: Fatbikes
01-04-24, 08:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,109
Posted By Viich

I didn't even know that Soma had made a fattie. ...

I didn't even know that Soma had made a fattie.

By modern standards - that is limited to 26x4.0 tires, which are pretty narrow, the rear is spaced at 170mm QR instead of the modern 197 TA. But...
Forum: Fatbikes
12-17-23, 04:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,424
Posted By Viich

I run 4.8" Jumbo Jims year-round tubeless....

I run 4.8" Jumbo Jims year-round tubeless. Absolutely no regrets.
12-07-23, 09:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 961
Posted By Viich

Snow helmets have different certifications -...

Snow helmets have different certifications - quality ski helmets are also certified.

I use a snow helmet and have for years - it's very difficult as it gets colder to get enough layers on with a...
12-07-23, 06:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,007
Posted By Viich

TacX used to sell bolt-on axle adapter nuts that...

TacX used to sell bolt-on axle adapter nuts that would work for this. I have as set for putting my BMX race bike on a trainer.

There were probably other, similar products.
Forum: Fatbikes
12-05-23, 09:46 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,012
Posted By Viich

Nice. And now you can come vacation in Canada for...

Nice. And now you can come vacation in Canada for some prime snow riding. ;)...
Forum: BMX
12-04-23, 09:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 931
Posted By Viich

You're putting side load on the bearing as you...

You're putting side load on the bearing as you tighten. Too much load and the bearing binds. Same as tightening a headset too much.
Forum: BMX
11-09-23, 04:41 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,142
Posted By Viich

Yea, I mean the Bombshell ones in particular I...

Yea, I mean the Bombshell ones in particular I know a LOT of people have had break on them, some in not-fun ways.

I race on aluminium Reach forks on my 20" now, steel on my cruiser.
11-06-23, 10:10 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,566
Posted By Viich

I've had no trouble getting spokes for my BMX...

I've had no trouble getting spokes for my BMX racing wheels.

For those looking at performance 20" tires - the IRC Siren Pro is new king for me on BMX racing tires for speed & grip, over the Tioga...
Forum: Fatbikes
10-11-23, 08:00 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,663
Posted By Viich

According to BicycleRollingResistance.com, the...

According to BicycleRollingResistance.com, the VanHelga is a relatively easy-rolling tire, even with the taller lugs.

I'd just run them. They're a good all-around tire. Run them for this winter...
Forum: BMX
10-07-23, 06:34 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,980
Posted By Viich

Nice bike. Best of luck with the rescue job.

Nice bike. Best of luck with the rescue job.
10-02-23, 07:47 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 9,759
Posted By Viich

But that IS the intention of planners. They want...

But that IS the intention of planners. They want to undo what was done with uniform zoning all over North America. No one was ALLOWED to put a store in a residential neighbourhood for decades.

I...
Forum: BMX
09-24-23, 07:01 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 58,138
Posted By Viich

Actually I've upgraded from the Haro, because I'm...

Actually I've upgraded from the Haro, because I'm an idiot...... I'll edit my tagline.....

I'm now on a Yess World Cup.

Yess isn't operating as a brand name anymore, but Hydrogen BMX is still...
Forum: Commuting
09-13-23, 08:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,463
Posted By Viich

I don't know - 10 years ago the e-bikes were...

I don't know - 10 years ago the e-bikes were pretty sketchy.

Looking at the market now though - I'd definitely consider an e-assist cargo bike in place of a second car in the city. Especially in...
Forum: Commuting
09-13-23, 08:06 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,463
Posted By Viich

I used a double trailer (kids are only separated...

I used a double trailer (kids are only separated by a year and a half) a LOT when kids were younger. If I had it to do over again, I might go long-tail or cargo bike - but the cost of entry is a lot,...
09-12-23, 04:39 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 9,759
Posted By Viich

Man, the vilification of "let's plan our cities...

Man, the vilification of "let's plan our cities better so people don't have to drive as far to get what they need" is mind-blowing.
Forum: BMX
09-08-23, 06:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,943
Posted By Viich

You need something to rest on while waiting for...

You need something to rest on while waiting for the starting cadence. On my Redline cruiser (24") the seat is higher, and I'll bump it occasionally while racing. You get very low in modern BMX racing.
Forum: BMX
09-07-23, 05:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,943
Posted By Viich

Totally unjustified by my skill - I got this amazing bike

I picked up this Yess World Cup with the matching Reach forks used a few weeks ago. It immediately got my best wheelset (Chris King hubs) and crankset (Cliq Weaponz)

First race on it was a little...
07-31-23, 07:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,008
Posted By Viich

There are two different types of "flip flop" as...

There are two different types of "flip flop" as well - a BMX flip flop is 110mm OLD as opposed to 120mm, and has two different sized threads for different size freewheels, as opposed to one side...
06-16-23, 10:00 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,641
Posted By Viich

I'm not going to continue in this picking apart...

I'm not going to continue in this picking apart each other's posts. I accept your criticism that my first comment was not helpful. It did not express my entire intended message. I will re-write it...
06-16-23, 06:18 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,641
Posted By Viich

I guess I was a little flippant, but my point was...

I guess I was a little flippant, but my point was - go for a ride and see how it is.
It won't take long to be able to compare how hard it is compared to the stationary bike. If felt like, from...
06-14-23, 04:11 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,641
Posted By Viich

pepperbelly - just go ride your bike. It'll be...

pepperbelly - just go ride your bike. It'll be fun. You don't need to make it complicated.
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