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bobbinsbmx 11-28-04 11:51 PM

what do you think about skyway stuff like the wheels and stuff
 
what do you think about that stuff are the wheels anygood as someone said to me they were amazing then someone said there real old wheels so they will snap so who is correct please help me

BMXTRIX 11-29-04 08:52 AM

Mags are junk - complete and total crap. There are brand new wheels from them, but they are still garbage.

Problems with mags:
1. They flex a lot.
2. They snap (I have a friend who snapped THREE in one day)
3. They get out of true and can NOT be fixed.
4. They do not keep tires on tight.
5. You can't run high pressure in the tires with mags.
6. Your brakes will usually not work on them.
7. They get dirty and look like crap pretty quickly.

I switched from mags to 48s to chrome-plated 48s and that has been where I have stayed for 15 years. There is only one wheel worth owning if you have brakes - the chrome (or duralectric) plated 48 spoked (maybe 36 if you are smooth) rim.

edmej123 11-29-04 05:13 PM


Originally Posted by BMXTRIX
Mags are junk - complete and total crap. There are brand new wheels from them, but they are still garbage.

Problems with mags:
1. They flex a lot.
2. They snap (I have a friend who snapped THREE in one day)
3. They get out of true and can NOT be fixed.
4. They do not keep tires on tight.
5. You can't run high pressure in the tires with mags.
6. Your brakes will usually not work on them.
7. They get dirty and look like crap pretty quickly.

I switched from mags to 48s to chrome-plated 48s and that has been where I have stayed for 15 years. There is only one wheel worth owning if you have brakes - the chrome (or duralectric) plated 48 spoked (maybe 36 if you are smooth) rim.

firstly, i like your comments (three wheels in one day, lol) and what exactly do you mean when you say smooth?

bmxrdr88 11-29-04 06:15 PM

to true a mag one of the guys at my local bike shop said all you have to do is throw them in the oven and straighten them out form there.

edmej123 11-29-04 07:05 PM

omfg, throw them in teh oven until they melt or what???

bobbinsbmx 11-29-04 11:47 PM

you put them in the oven for 4 minutes at low temperature then put in fridge once you have shaped them well are they any good as on ebay they have new ones and old ones and some of them go for about 100 pound

CMcMahon 11-29-04 11:48 PM

That's an urban myth; it doesn't actually work.

BMXTRIX 11-30-04 12:53 AM


Originally Posted by edmej123
firstly, i like your comments (three wheels in one day, lol) and what exactly do you mean when you say smooth?

A person is smooth when they own 48's and don't bend them regularly or easily. If you damage 48 spoked rims then you are not the right person for 36 spoke rims. The more you weigh the smoother you have to be for 36's.

YES: URBAN MYTH! Mags are made of Nylon not plastic, they do not 'melt' in the oven really, they are injected molded and when they dry they are pretty much set.

Old original stuff may sell well on eBay, but no serious rider uses mags except the few that know the limitations and do it anyway for fun. Occassionally you will see Hoffman run a mag wheel just because he can.

edmej123 11-30-04 04:48 PM

ok, cool


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