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Old 10-24-05, 03:18 AM   #1
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1. what is better/ the difference between a top loading stem and a front loader
2. how can i stop my grips from sliding down my handlebars
3. the best all round dirt tyre
4. whats the dropout?
5. BB type, whats that?
thats all for now

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Old 10-24-05, 12:05 PM   #2
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1. Front load stems is where if you're looking at the bike form the front, you can see the bolts for the stem, and a top load is where you can see the bolts from the top.

2. You can use grip glue, or hairspray, or a few other things.

3. It's almost imposible to say what the "best" tire is, but some good ones are the Primo Wall(which is good because you can use it for street and park too if you want), and the new Ruben Alcantara tire(I forgot what it's called), and I think Primo Dirt Monsters are good.

4. The dropout is the piece of metal located on your fork, and in the back of your frame. The dropout has "axel slots" which your front and rear axels slide into, to be bolted onto the bike. I don't know if you understand what I mean, but i'm sure that some other people will post some pictures so you'll understand.

5. The B.B. Or "botom Bracket, is the hole in the bottom of your frame where the berrings for your crank sit. There are a couple of different types of BBs.

1. American or "pro" size, which is the biggest of them all. American BB berrings get pressed into the frame with the use of a cup press, or a hammer and a piece of wood.

2. Euro BB, or "european" BB is the smallest size BB, which uses threads in the frame to screw your berrings into. Eliminating the need for a cup press.

3. Mid BB is bigger than Euro, but smaller then American. Mid BBs use a berring that just presses right into the frame without the use of a press. It's kind of like a skateboard berring, but larger.

4. Spanish BB, is almost the exact same as mid BB.
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1. what is better/ the difference between a top loading stem and a front loader
2. how can i stop my grips from sliding down my handlebars
3. the best all round dirt tyre
4. whats the dropout?
5. BB type, whats that?
thats all for now
1 i perfer top idk why just do
2 grip thast not a big problem at all grip tape any local bike shop will have it infact i think wallmart will or you can you epoxy
3 best dirt tire welll i use maxis hollyroller on my gt there nice good grip on dirt
4 dropout the part where the axle goes
and 5 bb is you bottom bracket where the crank is american is perrfered
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1 i perfer top idk why just do
2 grip thast not a big problem at all grip tape any local bike shop will have it infact i think wallmart will or you can you epoxy
3 best dirt tire welll i use maxis hollyroller on my gt there nice good grip on dirt
4 dropout the part where the axle goes
and 5 bb is you bottom bracket where the crank is american is perrfered
^hope it helps^

^That's SO annoying^

Do you realy think that after what I posted on this, that your jumble of misspelled words realy helped him any more? Besides your wrong answers, that's just annoying to look at/try and read.
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1 i perfer top idk why just do
2 grip thast not a big problem at all grip tape any local bike shop will have it infact i think wallmart will or you can you epoxy
3 best dirt tire welll i use maxis hollyroller on my gt there nice good grip on dirt
4 dropout the part where the axle goes
and 5 bb is you bottom bracket where the crank is american is perrfered
^hope it helps^
STOP POSTING!!! Almost all of your post's are annoying and illegible.
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Old 10-24-05, 03:17 PM   #6
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thanks for your help guys i know everything for now ill probably have a few more questions someday soon
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Old 10-24-05, 03:54 PM   #7
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You mentioned dirt tyres, but didn't mention if you wanted racing tyres or not. Tioga Comp III tyres have been the racing standard for more than 20 years. Maxxis Maxx Daddy's are super aggressive too. You may want something different for dirt jumping though.
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You mentioned dirt tyres, but didn't mention if you wanted racing tyres or not. Tioga Comp III tyres have been the racing standard for more than 20 years. Maxxis Maxx Daddy's are super aggressive too. You may want something different for dirt jumping though.
tioga comps are expensive arent they, and yeh maxxis makes a good tire
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Define "Expensive".
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Define "Expensive".
Cost alot of money. Compared to your regular everyday ****ty ass mongoose tires.
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Cost alot of money. Compared to your regular everyday ****ty ass mongoose tires.
They're under $20.
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They're under $20.
Really I thought they where up around 80 or 90 but I wasn't sure.
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Old 10-25-05, 02:41 AM   #13
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yeh i ride on maxx daddy's now there real good

and is there anyway i change the size of my dropout cause i have 12mm and i want 14mm so i can get new rims and hubs and axles?

i ride a mongoose supergoose what would the BB type on that be? it's a pretty old bike like 1997 - 98

and how many teeth would my chainwheel have? im thinking 44 thats just a guess

and one more is there an australian equivelant of danscomp.com?

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No Aussie equivalent. You need to build a network of friends with parts. Try your local race track too. I out stuff on ebay once in a while, but I've got nothing right now.

You can't change your droputs, but I think they make axles flat on 2 sides. You'll end up with rims stronger than your frame, so that's not the best route to take. Your frame should have an American BB, and a 44 tooth chainring in front, with a 16 tooth freewheel in back. Just a guess anyway.
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No Aussie equivalent. You need to build a network of friends with parts. Try your local race track too. I out stuff on ebay once in a while, but I've got nothing right now.

You can't change your droputs, but I think they make axles flat on 2 sides. You'll end up with rims stronger than your frame, so that's not the best route to take. Your frame should have an American BB, and a 44 tooth chainring in front, with a 16 tooth freewheel in back. Just a guess anyway.
You could change your dropout size but i deffinatly wouldn't I wouldn't want to risk cutting on and angle or weaking my frame. But yeh "ex" I would rather have my frame stronger than my rims. And yes i have found quite a few things on ebay that are of good quality.
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My name is not "ex". You can either spell out Expatriate, you can shorten it to Ex, and if you're a beer-drinking Aussie, you can call me Patty. But not "ex".
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There's this guy at my work that's an expatriate. He still works for the company as a loan officer, but no one has seen him in five years. He's about 65, lives in Bangkok, and apparently is having a grand ole time.

We have to clean out his email once a year, because he never bothers to check it remotely, since he never turns in loans anyway.
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Lives in Bangkok? Can't imagine how he spends his evenings...
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With little Thai boys, apparently.
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That's sad.
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You could change your dropout size but i deffinatly wouldn't I wouldn't want to risk cutting on and angle or weaking my frame. But yeh "ex" I would rather have my frame stronger than my rims. And yes i have found quite a few things on ebay that are of good quality.

cutting 2mm out of your axle slot will not weaken your dropout
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Especially since I'm pretty sure the 14mm axle with the flats would work just as well.
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no, they suck
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Why's that? Not that it matters, as it's a bit pointless to run 14mm axles on a Supergoose. The frame will break before the wheels see enough abuse for the axles to be a concern.
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They suck because they loose their strength when slotted. They can take lateral hits like a regular 14mm, but they bend just as easily as a 3/8" axle when hit with vertical force.
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