Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

BMX Dirt, vert, flatland or street? Drop in the BMX forum to talk to other 20" riders around the world. What is the best BMX bicycle for you? Learn all about it here.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 08-29-08, 11:18 AM   #1
smittymac
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Cle, Ohio
Bikes: 06' Schwinn fastback comp
Posts: 72
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
New school, old school question.

I'm an older guy and was into street riding 10 to 13 years ago. I have a Schwinn (Jay Miron edition) hydromatic comp frame, and a bunch of other good parts. However, I was just wondering what is up with the slammed seats, and the extreamly small front sprocket. Is there any advantage to this that us old guys knew nothing about when we were younger?
smittymac is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-29-08, 11:55 AM   #2
Street rider
We win all charity rides
 
Street rider's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Central Michigan University/ GR, MI
Bikes: BMX, fixed gear
Posts: 3,381
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
slammed seat is just out of your way, small gearing is lighter and out of the way, also giving a little more power into your pedaling.
Street rider is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-29-08, 04:44 PM   #3
enormungus
your mom
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Greensboro, NC
Bikes: Standard STA 500 (the old kind with the huge dropouts
Posts: 182
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
i still have my schwinn powermatic-mag from those days! but yeah, the smaller gearing is just to have less material. the ratio is kept more or less the same as 44-16 gearing. I used to go through 44t sprockets but sinced i downsized to 36-13(not that small but good enough for me) I haven't had any problems. as for the slammed seat, what he said^^^ although i still have mine at pinching height for barspins.
enormungus is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:18 AM.