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Old 04-15-05, 06:51 PM
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Originally Posted by queensrider86
what is the purpose of that bike? you can't even jump it
Its so you can ride with your girlfriend before you ride her.
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Old 04-15-05, 09:23 PM
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Originally Posted by queensrider86
what is the purpose of that bike? you can't even jump it
Define "Jump". We have gotten it off the ground on some fire roads and down hill tracks, but it's not made for extended air time. We can go very fast on the road and in the bush, that's what it was made for.

[edit] Some day when you have your license, you'll uderstand. Life isn't all about 20 inch wheels and single speeds.
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Old 04-16-05, 08:51 AM
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Originally Posted by lunchbox
Its so you can ride with your girlfriend before you ride her.


no, you mean that you can ride with your girl before she rides you
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Old 04-16-05, 09:57 PM
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Originally Posted by queensrider86
no, you mean that you can ride with your girl before she rides you
yeah, only if you don't wear the pants in your realtionship.
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Back on point, if you're not going to run a gearing smaler than 36/13 there's no point in running a cassette hub. In fact freewheel hubs are better IMO. If you're gonna run a 14mm axle though then you should really look at a Gsport hub, flip flop hubs have pretty crappy bearings to accomodate the bigger axle.

That tandem is mental, it's got bigger discs than my Yamaha!
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Old 04-17-05, 06:10 AM
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Originally Posted by dooley
That tandem is mental, it's got bigger discs than my Yamaha!
The forks also are vaguely related to motorcycles. They're Hanebrink designed, and he now build them for motorcyles as well. The high speed stability of the tandem in dirt is absolutely sick.

On topic, I like the ACS 2 speed freewheel. I saw a 14/15 on ebay, looks like a good idea for some applications.
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Old 04-17-05, 07:59 AM
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Originally Posted by lunchbox
yeah, only if you don't wear the pants in your realtionship.

no, you can just lay down and she can do all the work
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Old 04-17-05, 11:19 AM
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ACS freewheels have pretty poor tolerances though, it's not unheard of for the 14t ones to strip the threads off hubs.

Those forks are quite something, they make the headtube area look weedy, which I'm sure it isn't...
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We're switching to a Marzocchi DJ, but the headtube is plenty strong. The whole frame only weighs about 3.7kg, as it's all titanium.

[edit] Interesting about the ACS freewheels - they're specced on high end BMX race bikes, and are the most expensive ones in my dealer catalog as well. More than Odyssey or Shimano even. Go figure.
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Originally Posted by queensrider86
no, you can just lay down and she can do all the work
true.
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Old 04-17-05, 08:54 PM
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Originally Posted by Expatriate
We're switching to a Marzocchi DJ, but the headtube is plenty strong. The whole frame only weighs about 3.7kg, as it's all titanium.

[edit] Interesting about the ACS freewheels - they're specced on high end BMX race bikes, and are the most expensive ones in my dealer catalog as well. More than Odyssey or Shimano even. Go figure.
Pricier than the White Industries ones, even?
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Old 04-18-05, 04:37 AM
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I think that one's in a class by itself. I've never had a freewheel fail, but I've also been out of BMX for about the last 20 years.
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A decent freewheel, ie an Odyssey 13t, Suntour 14t, Shimano 16t should last longer than a cassette mechanism, if you look after it, which most people don't do, blast a load of WD40 through it once a month and it'll go on forever.

As for those sealed freewheels, what's the point?, freewheel bearings are under practically no load at all, unlike driver bearings...
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Originally Posted by dooley
blast a load through it once a month and it'll go on forever.
Just like some peoples relationships.
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Originally Posted by lunchbox
Just like some peoples relationships.

natile romano EH?
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Originally Posted by iweargirlspants
natile romano EH?

Apologize.....NOW!!!
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