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Forum: BMX
04-20-11, 01:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,068
Posted By wds178

It's the Hutch cranks on that Schwinn. VERY...

It's the Hutch cranks on that Schwinn. VERY valuable. In the past Hutch 3pc cranks have sold for around $5000.
-Bill
Forum: BMX
11-22-10, 03:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,308
Posted By wds178

First, those are not caliper brakes. Those are...

First, those are not caliper brakes. Those are Cantilever brakes.
This is a caliper brake: http://www.danscomp.com/484009.php?cat=PARTS

Now to answer your question, no the brakes in your link...
11-16-10, 02:47 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 397
Posted By wds178

A lot of BMXers use pads like these: ...

A lot of BMXers use pads like these:
http://www.danscomp.com/613025.php?cat=SAFETYGEAR#
Slim enough to fit under your pants without any issues, yet I find they provide enough protection from some...
Forum: BMX
11-11-10, 11:11 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 121,204
Posted By wds178

I'd typed out a long response that got deleted...

I'd typed out a long response that got deleted when I hit "reply".

So instead - Godzilla vs Ghidorah!!!...
Forum: BMX
11-07-10, 06:28 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 121,204
Posted By wds178

Ok, I was done with this stupid topic, but y'all...

Ok, I was done with this stupid topic, but y'all are missing one rather interesting point:
fuji is now arguing that 4130 BMX frames are NOT strong enough.

Clearly, a switch to Hi-Ten is in order....
Forum: BMX
11-03-10, 08:33 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 121,204
Posted By wds178

Whatever dude. You've made it clear that you have...

Whatever dude. You've made it clear that you have a cursory knowledge of BMX at best. From what I've read, your experience with BMX represents only a small percentage of what BMX is. Most BMXers will...
Forum: BMX
11-02-10, 11:44 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 121,204
Posted By wds178

Your essay on the ethics of street riding has...

Your essay on the ethics of street riding has nothing to do with the Hi-Tensile steel vs. 4130 Chromoly debate.
Nevertheless, street riding IS a major part of BMX. So to claim that BMXers would be...
Forum: BMX
11-02-10, 09:24 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 121,204
Posted By wds178

Not everyone lands smooth ...

Not everyone lands smooth
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bqnKpb0Vq5k
-Bill
Forum: BMX
09-22-10, 01:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 839
Posted By wds178

You're better off getting a new bike. The old BMX...

You're better off getting a new bike. The old BMX bikes really are pretty small. Even a $300 complete these days is about 2" roomier in the Top Tube than many OS bikes. There have been so many...
Forum: BMX
09-07-10, 01:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,180
Posted By wds178

2009? Riiight. In 2009 Joey Garcia wasn't even...

2009? Riiight. In 2009 Joey Garcia wasn't even riding competitively any more, let alone riding for Schwinn.
That's more like a turn-of-the century Schwinn (late 90's/early 00's).

Anyways, there...
Forum: BMX
04-30-10, 12:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,266
Posted By wds178

Um, Torkers had twin top tubes. This bike has...

Um, Torkers had twin top tubes.
This bike has one.
Thus, not a Torker.
-Bill
Forum: BMX
03-08-10, 09:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,866
Posted By wds178

I say do it! And get a proper BMX bike as well :)...

I say do it! And get a proper BMX bike as well :)
I did the same thing a couple years back to my old GT MTB. It's a fun bike, but nowhere near as fun as either my Sunday 24" BMX bike or my Sunday...
Forum: BMX
03-04-10, 09:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 681
Posted By wds178

Yup, Trials bike. Not BMX. Also, BMX bikes from...

Yup, Trials bike. Not BMX.
Also, BMX bikes from China aren't hard to find - Wal*Marts are full of them!
-Bill
Forum: BMX
10-14-09, 11:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 647
Posted By wds178

You just gotta adapt man. A 20" is way smaller...

You just gotta adapt man. A 20" is way smaller than any 26" I can manual decent on both my 20(Sunday Funday) & my 24(Sunday Model-C). But when I come back to my 20 after riding the 24 a bit, of...
Forum: BMX
09-29-09, 01:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,038
Posted By wds178

I'll back up MY26INCHCRUISER's choice. I run the...

I'll back up MY26INCHCRUISER's choice. I run the Ody Aitken 24" up front & the Ody Path 24" in back. I run them both at 60-70 psi & it works great for me.
Personally people who run low psi (60 or...
Forum: BMX
08-13-09, 10:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,456
Posted By wds178

I only ride on sundays. That is, a Sunday!...

I only ride on sundays.
That is, a Sunday! Funday or Model-C :)

And actually, that picture was taken on a sunday.
-Bill
08-13-09, 09:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,036
Posted By wds178

This is it. No ACTUAL BMXer calls anything a...

This is it.
No ACTUAL BMXer calls anything a stoppie.
-Bill
Forum: BMX
08-11-09, 02:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,456
Posted By wds178

Adults don't ride BMX bikes? Crap, nobody told...

Adults don't ride BMX bikes? Crap, nobody told me!
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v257/wds178/Riding/n1810771730_80225_6148439.jpg
39 yrs old, 6ft tall.
Personally, I love the way my bike rides...
Forum: BMX
08-10-09, 12:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 930
Posted By wds178

Well, because I was getting antsy to get it...

Well, because I was getting antsy to get it rolling I'm currently using my old race wheels, thus giving me a horrible 30/17 gearing. Later this month when I get the wheels I want (Black Ody Hazards...
Forum: BMX
08-10-09, 10:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 930
Posted By wds178

Here's mine. I still need to get new wheels &...

Here's mine. I still need to get new wheels & bars for it though:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v257/wds178/Bikes/BlackSunday.jpg
-Bill
Forum: BMX
08-06-09, 09:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 930
Posted By wds178

I just built one up as well and I cannot agree...

I just built one up as well and I cannot agree with this more.
The Sunday! Model-C is an awesome 24"
-Bill
Forum: BMX
05-22-09, 10:03 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 697
Posted By wds178

S2 Directors have an integrated bearing race for...

S2 Directors have an integrated bearing race for an integrated headset.
-Bill
Forum: BMX
02-20-09, 11:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 736
Posted By wds178

If the question is: "Is the frame chrome plated?"...

If the question is: "Is the frame chrome plated?" The answer is yes.
If the question is: "is the frame 100% 4130 ChromMoly?" the answer is no. It is High-Tensile steel.
Maybe one tube is 4130....
11-25-08, 04:21 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,366
Posted By wds178

TO remove the cranks, use the same tool that came...

TO remove the cranks, use the same tool that came with the cranks you use for installation. This one:
http://www.revolutionfreeride.com/revfr2003/main/gearblog/deitycranks_ootb_11.gif
Slide the...
Forum: BMX
11-24-08, 01:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,827
Posted By wds178

I've always use my small, Park CT-5 chain tool on...

I've always use my small, Park CT-5 chain tool on my Shadow Chains w/ no prob. It is hard to break w/ less leverage, but it works.
I should add that my CT-5s bottem shelf had been dremeled out to...
Forum: BMX
11-18-08, 10:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 940
Posted By wds178

If it's this bike: ...

If it's this bike:
http://www.snackpicks.com/olympics/prizes.html
Then it's complete, 100% pure crap.
I'd even call it an insult to the Olympic BMX team.
-Bill
Forum: BMX
10-08-08, 07:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,859
Posted By wds178

Again - putting suspension on that bike will make...

Again - putting suspension on that bike will make the handling sluggish & sloppy.
Or, to put it in words you can understand: BAD. No matter where you're riding it.
I agree with fuzz. If you want to...
Forum: BMX
10-07-08, 11:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,859
Posted By wds178

Geometry = things like Top Tube length, chainstay...

Geometry = things like Top Tube length, chainstay length, headtube angle, seat tube angle, Bottom bracket height, etc. All this combined determines how your bike handles. Putting a 26" fork on a 24"...
Forum: BMX
10-07-08, 10:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,859
Posted By wds178

Yes, those forks would fit on your bike. BUT -...

Yes, those forks would fit on your bike.
BUT - it would totally mess up the geometry/handling of your bike. Mainly because your bike has 24" wheels & the forks are for 26" wheels. Even if you get a...
Forum: BMX
09-26-08, 08:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 630
Posted By wds178

It's an FST, not sure of the year, most likely...

It's an FST, not sure of the year, most likely 85.
Looks to be mostly original except for the wheels & seat.
-Bill
Forum: BMX
09-24-08, 09:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 623
Posted By wds178

New type (S2) has a built in bearing race for the...

New type (S2) has a built in bearing race for the headset.
-Bill
Forum: BMX
08-04-08, 10:24 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,836
Posted By wds178

I'm so sorry. You have my deepest sympathies. ...

I'm so sorry. You have my deepest sympathies.
-Bill
Forum: BMX
07-14-08, 11:49 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,382
Posted By wds178

Maybe try the Intense Micro Knobby? They are very...

Maybe try the Intense Micro Knobby? They are very low-profile knobbies.
http://www.danscomp.com/442157.php?cat=RACE

Oh - check this, Primo slics in 1-3/8"...
Forum: BMX
06-10-08, 11:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 804
Posted By wds178

yeah that sprocket (notice the "c") is ONLY...

yeah that sprocket (notice the "c") is ONLY compatable with the St. Martin hollowflat cranks. Which are only compatable with that sprocket. And they are flatland-specific cranks. As flatlanders tend...
06-04-08, 10:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,441
Posted By wds178

Don't do that. There's a reason serious BMX bikes...

Don't do that. There's a reason serious BMX bikes abandoned that set up long ago.
Just stick with the Odyssey Linear Cable until you feel it's time to upgrade to a new, good frame w/ U-Brake mounts....
06-04-08, 09:12 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,441
Posted By wds178

Ok, here's a real answer to your problem. Well,...

Ok, here's a real answer to your problem. Well, not an answer, but a different problem for you.
Assuming your brakes on the 05 Mongoose that you have are the same as the brakes on the 08 you posted,...
05-28-08, 11:26 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,162
Posted By wds178

Doesn't look like it's a threaded BB at all. Odd....

Doesn't look like it's a threaded BB at all. Odd.
It looks more like the bearings are pressed into the BB shell w/ out cups. This is how many current BMX bikes work (look up Spanish or Mid BB).
How...
Forum: BMX
05-28-08, 11:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 781
Posted By wds178

It's like using a screwdriver to pound nails. ...

It's like using a screwdriver to pound nails.
But really, who cares. Let people ride what they like.
It just bugs me when they (MTBers as well) do tricks that BMXers invented 20yrs ago & surpassed...
Forum: BMX
05-27-08, 07:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,835
Posted By wds178

ONLY if you have bearings for a 19mm spindle. The...

ONLY if you have bearings for a 19mm spindle. The bearings for a 22mm or 21 mm spindle in an Amer. BB have a larger outer diameter & won't fit in a Mid BB frame. You need Mid BB bearings specific to...
Forum: BMX
05-23-08, 12:00 PM
Replies: 2,652
Views: 316,168
Posted By wds178

Not me. Don't take it personal though - I just...

Not me.
Don't take it personal though - I just don't like Treks.
-Bill
Forum: BMX
05-22-08, 01:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 996
Posted By wds178

Ok your 180 looks good. It's just the rollout you...

Ok your 180 looks good. It's just the rollout you need to work on


Now when you say this - it leaves me just shaking my head. No curb. SO? You can do a "curb" endo on ANYTHING that stops your...
Forum: BMX
05-22-08, 12:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 996
Posted By wds178

Local skateparks? And there are other ways to...

Local skateparks?
And there are other ways to get going backwards. From a curb endo, or go down a small hill, or push with your feet until you get going...
THINK! This is BMX, not rocket surgery....
Forum: BMX
05-22-08, 12:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 996
Posted By wds178

He may be talking ****, but he's right. Seeing as...

He may be talking ****, but he's right. Seeing as you can't rollback yet, 180ing into grass is gonna shut you down everytime. Spend some time learning to rollback - there's no real trick to it, you...
Forum: BMX
05-19-08, 09:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 764
Posted By wds178

Naturally, there have been great improvements in...

Naturally, there have been great improvements in BMX bikes since then, but what you have isn't all that bad at all. If that Mongoose Fuzz is the one I'm thinking of (did it at one time have a Green...
Forum: BMX
05-19-08, 06:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 862
Posted By wds178

I know there's been at least one company making...

I know there's been at least one company making mounting hardware kits for this for a few years now.
I thought about it, but didn't want to buy a set of skis for it & really the winters in MN had...
05-19-08, 01:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 872
Posted By wds178

No, you are over-complicating things. You just...

No, you are over-complicating things.
You just need an American BB for 20mm spindles.
http://www.ebikestop.com/eastern_american_bb_set_for_20mm_spindles-CR7798.php.
But first, double check that...
Forum: BMX
05-17-08, 08:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,175
Posted By wds178

First step - stop calling it a Bronco. It's...

First step - stop calling it a Bronco.
It's Bunny Hop. It doesn't matter HOW you get both wheels off the ground w/out assitance from a ramp, it's all a Bunny Hop.
It was like that 20+ years ago...
Forum: BMX
05-15-08, 02:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 804
Posted By wds178

My BMX bike doesn't recycle and it clubs baby...

My BMX bike doesn't recycle and it clubs baby seals.
So it may pose a threat to the environment.
-Bill
Forum: BMX
05-13-08, 10:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,357
Posted By wds178

Well to be beyond picky, it says Odyssey Linear...

Well to be beyond picky, it says Odyssey Linear Slic Cable on the cable (at least all the ones I have do).
And if I asked for a Slic cable, I would not expect a linear cable.
But it's really no big...
Forum: BMX
05-13-08, 06:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,357
Posted By wds178

Nope, Ody Slic Cable uses coiled housing, just...

Nope,
Ody Slic Cable uses coiled housing, just like any basic cable. Has been since they introduced it in 198whatever.
http://www.danscomp.com/489036.php?cat=PARTS
Ody Linear, obviously, is linear...
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