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Forum: BMX
07-27-21, 02:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 455
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...
06-09-21, 01:11 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,150
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.
05-18-21, 06:11 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,386
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...
05-17-21, 11:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 469
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...
05-14-21, 10:37 AM
Replies: 492
Views: 26,586
Posted By cbrstar

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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If the OP and others think Roadie's look ridiculous. I can't imagine...
05-04-21, 11:51 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 7,624
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...
05-03-21, 09:02 PM
Replies: 292
Views: 10,574
Posted By cbrstar

I think the OP watched the Anime "Yowamushi...

I think the OP watched the Anime "Yowamushi Pedal" where the protagonist is able to pedal up a mountain on a 1 speed bike making him almost invincible when he joins a team and becomes their "Hill...
05-01-21, 10:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 750
Posted By cbrstar

In BMX we used to do the opposite big in the...

In BMX we used to do the opposite big in the front and small in the rear. The bigger tire in the front gave you more control and softer landings. With a road bike I can see having the bigger in the...
04-29-21, 10:30 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,515
Posted By cbrstar

That's a really nice looking bike. I've never...

That's a really nice looking bike. I've never come across quad butted tubing before and it sounds really interesting. I would replace the brake hoods luckily they are making replacements for them...
04-29-21, 09:16 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,681
Posted By cbrstar

Open my own bike Co-Op.

Open my own bike Co-Op.
04-27-21, 02:59 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,939
Posted By cbrstar

But what if you did it all old timey like? "Lass...

But what if you did it all old timey like? "Lass ye may be raised an upright Quaker, but a Heathen you'll be from one ride on the Boneshaker"
04-23-21, 10:27 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 5,623
Posted By cbrstar

Where I lived I don't really remember seeing...

Where I lived I don't really remember seeing anyone with a helmet as I don't think too many people could afford them. Also at the time it was difficult to get people to even use seat buckles in cars...
04-22-21, 11:47 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,331
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: 55
Views: 2,569
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, 01:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,790
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...
04-20-21, 11:36 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 5,176
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: 83
Views: 4,329
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: 988
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: 115
Views: 7,817
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: 1,825
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: 699
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: 1,825
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: 1,805
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: 300
Views: 15,219
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: 658
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: 2,117
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: 2,868
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: 9,392
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: 387
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: 1,500
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: 130
Views: 7,658
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: 1,793
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: 125
Views: 6,747
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: 331
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: 610
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: 1,098
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: 5,280
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: 1,060
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: 4,791
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: 1,422
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: 1,772
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: 991
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: 1,670
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: 1,670
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: 2,351
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: 765
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: 1,385
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: 6
Views: 815
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: 6,335
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: 1,670
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...
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