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Old 04-23-05, 10:19 PM
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what rims do you recomend? i want to do trix and do dirt jumps. how do you lube the break cables? (remember i am a noob so dont flame me)
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cant find any odyssey cranks on ebay. i might go for the rims first.
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Old 04-23-05, 11:22 PM
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Originally Posted by e30driver
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what rims do you recomend? i want to do trix and do dirt jumps. how do you lube the break cables? (remember i am a noob so dont flame me)
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cant find any odyssey cranks on ebay. i might go for the rims first.
Get an odyssey hazard light, wheel set.
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Originally Posted by queensrider86
never get anything made by redline. he just thinks they are good because he has a unsealed crank on his bike. go on ebay and get a profile or odyssey. don't get a wtp either
No i was just saying that if your gonna go with redline cranks go with the flights, yes i have un-sealed fit cranks at the moment but once those go, i'm probably gonna eitehr get some primo power bites, or dk chop stix.
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Old 04-24-05, 12:10 AM
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One of the best deals, in my opinion, is the Alex Triple Wall chrome wheel set on www.danscomp.com for $140.00 This is very INEXPENSIVE for a wheelset of this quality.

I would really say you should just upgrade your RIMS first, and there are a ton of rims available with most running right around 50 bucks each (front and rear = 100 bucks)

The tough part is you then have to build the wheel, or pay a shop to do it. Building a wheel for the first time is scary and takes a long time. No less than about 8 hours the FIRST time you do it, plus you will probably need new spokes, which is why buying a decent complete wheelset is a good way to go.

This looks like a good deal on eBay though:
https://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...sPageName=WD1V

Good bike parts are expensive, don't buy garbage just so you can 'upgrade'. Usually, cheap upgrades are much worse than just living with what you have until you can afford something decent.

Any other opinions on inexpensive but decent wheel sets?
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Old 04-24-05, 12:14 AM
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Originally Posted by BMXTRIX
One of the best deals, in my opinion, is the Alex Triple Wall chrome wheel set on www.danscomp.com for $140.00 This is very INEXPENSIVE for a wheelset of this quality.

I would really say you should just upgrade your RIMS first, and there are a ton of rims available with most running right around 50 bucks each (front and rear = 100 bucks)

The tough part is you then have to build the wheel, or pay a shop to do it. Building a wheel for the first time is scary and takes a long time. No less than about 8 hours the FIRST time you do it, plus you will probably need new spokes, which is why buying a decent complete wheelset is a good way to go.

This looks like a good deal on eBay though:
https://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...sPageName=WD1V

Good bike parts are expensive, don't buy garbage just so you can 'upgrade'. Usually, cheap upgrades are much worse than just living with what you have until you can afford something decent.

Any other opinions on inexpensive but decent wheel sets?
i bought the same wheel set , it was nice.... but made my bike heavy as ****.
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Old 04-24-05, 01:52 AM
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okay kool a wheel set is good and in my buget
took a look at danscomp and the rims you recomended looks good ill order them.
btw what is 48h? is it number of spokes?

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Originally Posted by e30driver
okay kool a wheel set is good and in my buget
took a look at danscomp and the rims you recomended looks good ill order them.
btw what is 48h? is it number of spokes?

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48h means 48 holes on the rim which yeah would mean 48spokes, 36h means 36 holes, 36 spokes
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Old 04-24-05, 07:16 PM
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Originally Posted by lunchbox
Get an odyssey hazard light, wheel set.

those rims are pretty weak. i have them and i have to true them every few days. i also have a 2004 ody cassette laced to it. it's alright, but the axle and bearings get fu(ked up .

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Old 04-24-05, 07:20 PM
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Originally Posted by BMXTRIX
One of the best deals, in my opinion, is the Alex Triple Wall chrome wheel set on www.danscomp.com for $140.00 This is very INEXPENSIVE for a wheelset of this quality.

I would really say you should just upgrade your RIMS first, and there are a ton of rims available with most running right around 50 bucks each (front and rear = 100 bucks)

The tough part is you then have to build the wheel, or pay a shop to do it. Building a wheel for the first time is scary and takes a long time. No less than about 8 hours the FIRST time you do it, plus you will probably need new spokes, which is why buying a decent complete wheelset is a good way to go.

This looks like a good deal on eBay though:
https://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...sPageName=WD1V

Good bike parts are expensive, don't buy garbage just so you can 'upgrade'. Usually, cheap upgrades are much worse than just living with what you have until you can afford something decent.

Any other opinions on inexpensive but decent wheel sets?

i don't really like light bikes, but tripple walls are way to heavy. they aren't even strong.

rhyno lites are racing rims if i am correct
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Old 04-25-05, 11:30 PM
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okay
the rims i have now arent going to last because i can bunnyhop higher(i had to stop because i missed the peddle and hit me on the shin so hard i could barly walk, for an hour. its still bleading ), now that i found out the right way to do it. the rims allways hit the ground!!!!
currently i am running 35psi last time i checked(4-22-05). what psi should i be running?
what rims should i get?
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Old 04-26-05, 07:26 AM
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You should be running NO LESS THAN 60 PSI in your tires! Get some decent tires if your current ones don't support higher pressure. The higher pressure will completely change the feel of your bike - it will feel much more solid.

I typically run 80-100PSI in my tires.

No rim is designed to survive being landed on repeatedly, it is the tube and tire that protects it and buffers it. The rims job is to stay straight and keep the bike rolling. It supports the tube and tire, the tube and tire protect it.
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Old 04-26-05, 11:26 AM
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okay well the tire says to run 40 max psi!!! so should i pump it up to 60 psi? or should i get better tires and inertube? if so what kind? all the ones at like wallmart says 35psi max.
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You should stop buying bike parts at Walmart, that's what you should do.
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Old 04-26-05, 01:45 PM
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i only buy inner tubes there
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just get a street tire. animal or primo would work
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Get some new tires online. Lots of excellent choices available. I ride flat and use Primo Walls, but they are also popular for street/park riding. Plenty of room to go way above the listed pressure level with them as well.

If you are hitting your rim, go at least 10 pounds over the current tire rating and see if it holds/helps.

Cheap Wal-Mart tubes are fine, I have used them for years and they are about the same as most shop tubes. No biggie there. You don't need new tubes for high pressure (HP), but you do need some decent tires.
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I recomend getting some Primo Walls. Can't go wrong with em.
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undefinedyelloewhey dude what do you ride dirt dtreet or what
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Old 05-13-05, 09:37 AM
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hey who rides with slim bars
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love the milk bars
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my nebhor(bad spelling i know) is going to give me his gt.its a jammi bestwik pro. is it a good bike? its not a 2003 i think. are gts good or do they suck?()ill post pics later! should i take it?
hey i race for get and they have some nie bikes out well i did race wiht them then they broke up and there back to gether and im geting sponserd they are nice bikes take it is FREE
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okay
my nebhor(bad spelling i know) is going to give me his gt.its a jammi bestwik pro. is it a good bike? its not a 2003 i think. are gts good or do they suck?()ill post pics later! should i take it?
hey i race for get and they have some nie bikes out well i did race wiht them then they broke up and there back to gether and im geting sponserd they are nice bikes take it is FREE
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Originally Posted by e30driver
okay
my nebhor(bad spelling i know) is going to give me his gt.its a jammi bestwik pro. is it a good bike? its not a 2003 i think. are gts good or do they suck?()ill post pics later! should i take it?
hey i race for get and they have some nie bikes out well i did race wiht them then they broke up and there back to gether and im geting sponserd they are nice bikes take it is FREE
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i ride street and some dirt(when i go dirtbiking though)
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Originally Posted by trailrat900
hey i race for get and they have some nie bikes out well i did race wiht them then they broke up and there back to gether and im geting sponserd they are nice bikes take it is FREE
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