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Old 06-22-05, 10:40 AM
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The Best Kit

a bunch of questions and i really need answers.
wats the best fork for the best price?
wats the most indestructible chain that ain't exteremely heavy?
regarding rims, primo hula hoop or alex supra J?
how good are primo forged 14g spokes?
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Old 06-22-05, 10:59 AM
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supossedly the Shadow chain is the strongest, also look at the Kink Fatboy and that big KMC chain....as for forks....S&M Pitchfork's and Odyssey Dirt forks....both have warrantys....S&M even had some sort of 1,000 year warranty on their pitchforks like a year or so ago...i think it was a joke though...as for the spokes.....


wait a while and then look on www.bmx-test.com (found out about this site about 2 months ago and its great) sometime soon theyll get a test in there....
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Old 06-22-05, 01:43 PM
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For the price, the best fork will be Odyssey Race or Dirt forks; if S&M Pitchforks were just a bit cheaper, they'd probably be my choice instead.

The Shadow chain is a piece of sh*t, as I have said before. And the Kink Fatboy and the KMC 415 are also incredibly stupid; there's absolutely no reason that you need to be running a motorcycle chain. Just get a KMC 510HX; I swear by it.

Hula Hoop over the Supra J, but just get Odyssey Hazard Lights (or Midways, if you feel that you need a heavier-duty rim).

Primo spokes are absolute and total crap. Never get them; they snap like uncooked spaghetti. Marwi, G-Sport, and DT spokes, on the other hand, are top notch.
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umm...... actually the wipperman pro chain is the the strongest they have them on dans comp
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And, like the Shadow chain, the Wipperman chain is also incredibly stupid, but for other reasons, including, but not limited to its very high weight, and the fact that you can't use it on anything smaller than a 33-12.
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Forged spokes!? Why?
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Originally Posted by Beerman
For the price, the best fork will be Odyssey Race or Dirt forks; if S&M Pitchforks were just a bit cheaper, they'd probably be my choice instead.

it's like $10
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More like $15, and the fact that the Odyssey Dirt forks are lighter and just as unlikely to break makes them a better deal.
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Originally Posted by Expatriate
Forged spokes!? Why?
i don't even know what forged means, so once u explain what it means maybe i can answer your question. i just ride. i'm not anymore clued up than i need to be on metal working.
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Originally Posted by Beerman
More like $15, and the fact that the Odyssey Dirt forks are lighter and just as unlikely to break makes them a better deal.

i like my dirt fork. my pitch was a bit too heavy
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Originally Posted by JMC
i don't even know what forged means, so once u explain what it means maybe i can answer your question. i just ride. i'm not anymore clued up than i need to be on metal working.
Have you ever seen a guy make a knife or sword? It goes into a really hot furnace, then he takes it out and hammers on it while it's on an anvil. That's hammer forging. Cold forging is when they take a block of metal, and press it in a giant vise-like machine that squeezes it into shape. Expensive tools are made this way. Cheaper items can be made in a press if they're heated first, to make them easier to work into shape. I just can't see any reason to forge spokes. The should be drawn and shaped from wire.
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i rock the dirt fork and i like it but i ont really mind the pitchfork and as for the chain shadow is the way to go
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Name one good reason for why the Shadow chain "is the way to go." Name one.
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there isnt any, its a heavy weak strechy expencive POS
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