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06-16-09, 01:43 PM
Replies: 13
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Posted By ChanceCoats123

I have an 8 speed HG50, but it is from a 2k4 bike...

I have an 8 speed HG50, but it is from a 2k4 bike which explains it. Seems shimano moved to 9 speed on the more recent HG50's.
Forum: BMX
06-13-09, 11:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,581
Posted By ChanceCoats123

Fixed it.

Fixed it.
Forum: BMX
06-12-09, 05:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 721
Posted By ChanceCoats123

+1 to asking experienced riders and riding with...

+1 to asking experienced riders and riding with others. :D
06-02-09, 05:23 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 10,185
Posted By ChanceCoats123

Ahhh, well thank you very much. I thought they...

Ahhh, well thank you very much. I thought they were simply to keep the derailleur off the cassette cogs :crash:
06-02-09, 06:54 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 10,185
Posted By ChanceCoats123

Well, since it is education time, and I am not...

Well, since it is education time, and I am not trying to sound like an ass, or be an ass, but how does a derailluer break a frame?
06-01-09, 09:03 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 10,185
Posted By ChanceCoats123

I have only broken one of my hangers and it was...

I have only broken one of my hangers and it was because someone clipped me from the right side and hit the hanger going 20 mph. That was an aluminium piece, and I called Sram and got a whole new...
05-31-09, 08:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 380
Posted By ChanceCoats123

I am also *kind of* thinking of moving to a 1x9...

I am also *kind of* thinking of moving to a 1x9 because I only ever use one of my front chain rings and I could save some weight by getting rid of the other two rings and a skinnier BB.
Forum: BMX
05-31-09, 08:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 731
Posted By ChanceCoats123

Pics?

Pics?
05-29-09, 11:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 679
Posted By ChanceCoats123

it might have a low[er] spot on the paint, but if...

it might have a low[er] spot on the paint, but if you take your time and put a layer of primer, wait the alotted time, sand the primer to reveal high and low spots, then reprime and paint, you will...
05-29-09, 11:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 10,962
Posted By ChanceCoats123

I agree with the above, if you actually mean axle...

I agree with the above, if you actually mean axle diameter, widen the dropouts instead of thinning the axle. that leads to a very weak spot.
05-29-09, 11:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 584
Posted By ChanceCoats123

This is why I ride with my seat low. Other than...

This is why I ride with my seat low. Other than it is harder to absorb the impact by bending your knees, it also makes it harder to put your weight farther back. Albeit, you can put your weight...
05-29-09, 11:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 504
Posted By ChanceCoats123

^^^ or if your rear brake cable sticks out and...

^^^ or if your rear brake cable sticks out and hits the crank when you pedal.
05-29-09, 10:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 540
Posted By ChanceCoats123

I got my front hub done well. And I figured out...

I got my front hub done well. And I figured out it wasn't returning, just some normal bearing stuff. Now onto the rear hub :bang:.
05-29-09, 10:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 504
Posted By ChanceCoats123

He also mentioned that it doesn't happen in any...

He also mentioned that it doesn't happen in any particular pattern which means it is not something that is constantly happening, like bearings in the wheels?
Forum: BMX
05-29-09, 10:12 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,199
Posted By ChanceCoats123

Regardless, less weight means a higher "bunny"...

Regardless, less weight means a higher "bunny" hop. And I'm pretty sure it is actually called a prohop when you pull up the front tire first and then follow suit with the back; while bunny hops are...
05-29-09, 10:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 540
Posted By ChanceCoats123

Thank you very much. Fixed my front problem, in...

Thank you very much. Fixed my front problem, in the beginning, but I believe it is reoccuring due to some of my errors previous to this time (Ground 7 of the 20 bearings down half way and now I am...
05-29-09, 04:09 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,096
Posted By ChanceCoats123

I simply suggested the chase 3 because he...

I simply suggested the chase 3 because he initially said jumping too. But since he has changed his mind, that no longer works as well.
Forum: BMX
05-29-09, 04:04 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,199
Posted By ChanceCoats123

Weighing less? You can prohop higher, jump...

Weighing less? You can prohop higher, jump higher, jump farther, more air, less mass means less pull down so more hang time which equates to more tricks. I'm 150lbs plus a 30lb bike :/.
05-29-09, 03:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 540
Posted By ChanceCoats123

Tightening Hubs.

Well, as the title says, I am working with the hubs, but I recently went and bought some tri-flow red grease so I could actually maintain my bearings, but I am wondering, when you tighten the actual...
05-29-09, 06:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 504
Posted By ChanceCoats123

Have you checked for hub axle tightness, as in...

Have you checked for hub axle tightness, as in the wheel doesn't move back and forth n the axle while in place, spokes? just give them a feel. I have a couple of loose spokes that make a sound like...
Forum: BMX
05-29-09, 06:56 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,199
Posted By ChanceCoats123

You're 13 and only 5'2?!?! That probably helps a...

You're 13 and only 5'2?!?! That probably helps a little with riding though...
Forum: BMX
05-28-09, 10:19 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,199
Posted By ChanceCoats123

I don't like too wide or to skinny also in...

I don't like too wide or to skinny
also in between (around 32-34t)
Big
Sealed
180mm
silver (i suppose that is considered color since it isn't black)
plastic
full
Extremely touchy
straight...
05-28-09, 10:14 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,775
Posted By ChanceCoats123

I personally just use zip ties. They work the...

I personally just use zip ties. They work the best [for me] look the best and can be easily removed not to mention they are like 100 for $.50.
05-28-09, 09:33 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,096
Posted By ChanceCoats123

Look at the cannondale line. They aren't bad. I...

Look at the cannondale line. They aren't bad. I don't ride park, but I ride dirt trails and jump fine with a 50mm travel fork and a nice 26'' hard tail.

Chase 3...
05-28-09, 09:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 540
Posted By ChanceCoats123

I jump dirt, and I ride around 29.5-30lbs, plus...

I jump dirt, and I ride around 29.5-30lbs, plus my 150 lbs ass :bang:. Haha
05-28-09, 07:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 334
Posted By ChanceCoats123

Tried calling the company? Most companies have...

Tried calling the company? Most companies have support for pretty old bikes and then new ones are obviously covered.
05-28-09, 04:41 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,377
Posted By ChanceCoats123

Ta da!

Ta da!
Forum: BMX
05-27-09, 10:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 874
Posted By ChanceCoats123

Can't you get an Eastern Skulltrail for $350?

Can't you get an Eastern Skulltrail for $350?
05-27-09, 08:05 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,602
Posted By ChanceCoats123

I see, nice stuff there by the way.

I see, nice stuff there by the way.
05-27-09, 08:04 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,377
Posted By ChanceCoats123

+1. And to add, it isn't really stupid, but there...

+1. And to add, it isn't really stupid, but there is a kid who I jump with back on our track and he cases just about as many times as he jumps. (which pisses all of us off) and so we talked a BMX...
05-27-09, 07:55 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,602
Posted By ChanceCoats123

What is the front chainring? I ride around 34...

What is the front chainring? I ride around 34 front to 18ish in the back and that is a perfect compromise between accel and top speed since I ride dirt trails.
05-27-09, 07:03 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,151
Posted By ChanceCoats123

I did, I admit, and then I actually thought about...

I did, I admit, and then I actually thought about it since it was worth either money or time.
05-26-09, 10:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 503
Posted By ChanceCoats123

Very true.

Very true.
05-26-09, 09:51 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,377
Posted By ChanceCoats123

I ride without a helmet :/ and I have removed the...

I ride without a helmet :/ and I have removed the reflectors... :bang:. haha

And onto the whole schwinn subject, a friend of mine (rides a one off fly mosca) told me I was riding this bike too...
05-26-09, 09:28 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,151
Posted By ChanceCoats123

I appoligize then. I should have used a...

I appoligize then. I should have used a :deadhorse2: Smiley. Bahaha
05-26-09, 09:03 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 203
Posted By ChanceCoats123

Sram X.4's

Just wondering how these shifters were and if anyone had them. I was also wondering if they are a pain to work on because I am used to grip shifters(which I currently have) but I will be ordering a...
05-26-09, 07:34 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,151
Posted By ChanceCoats123

Yes I was, and there was a reason. My crank...

Yes I was, and there was a reason. My crank bearings have been cleaned in.. Oh 5 years? So it may not be broke now, but I would also like to keep it that way.



Are you unable to take a joke? I...
05-26-09, 02:39 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,151
Posted By ChanceCoats123

So just to sum this all up, none of you want me...

So just to sum this all up, none of you want me to buy a crank puller? They are only like $15, why not?
05-25-09, 10:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 651
Posted By ChanceCoats123

Nice looking bike for starting. I ride a bike...

Nice looking bike for starting. I ride a bike that is very similar. Hardtail, linears front and rear. I love my bike by the way. I just recently started riding hard too. So we are in the same boat....
05-25-09, 10:52 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,321
Posted By ChanceCoats123

I ride 3x8, but I rarely (because I have the low...

I ride 3x8, but I rarely (because I have the low end screw all the way in) go into my 24t. I normally stay away from my 42t too because I need more accel. on dirt. So I mainly ride 34t front and then...
05-25-09, 10:03 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,151
Posted By ChanceCoats123

Well most everyday improvements to cars can be...

Well most everyday improvements to cars can be done with simple tools, but I will admit that more indepth engine and drive train work has a lot of specialized tools.
05-25-09, 09:03 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,151
Posted By ChanceCoats123

hahaha! Tried it already! [Only kidding, I'm not...

hahaha! Tried it already! [Only kidding, I'm not that dumb.] Sigh... it appears the best is to get specialized tools... which brings me to my next question, why are there so many specialized tools...
05-25-09, 08:16 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,151
Posted By ChanceCoats123

Crankarm Removal.

I posted this in the mountain biek section and got pointed here.

So basically I want to remove my shimano crankarms without specialized tools. Any tips or tricks? They are square holed if that...
05-25-09, 06:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 395
Posted By ChanceCoats123

Crank Removal.

Well, I looked around and there didn't seem to be a parts dedicated sub-forum so I am just putting it here as it is on a mountain bike :bang:.

Anyway, I have some kind of Shimano crankset and I...
05-25-09, 01:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 696
Posted By ChanceCoats123

Haha, yupp. That is why am I getting...

Haha, yupp.



That is why am I getting new levers instead. I currently have plastics so I will probably see a big difference riding with metals.
05-24-09, 11:34 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 696
Posted By ChanceCoats123

Hahaha, very true. At the time this was a $450...

Hahaha, very true. At the time this was a $450 bike. It was basically top of the line. I mean seriously, no one even knew 24 gears existed in 2k4! Haha. It is a damn nice bike and has stood up to...
05-24-09, 10:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 696
Posted By ChanceCoats123

That's the thing, my mom won this bike in a beef...

That's the thing, my mom won this bike in a beef jerky bag like five years ago. So any money I put into it is automatically coming back as gains for me. That is why I don't want to buy a new bike...
05-24-09, 04:46 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,377
Posted By ChanceCoats123

Haha, Haven't really done anything stupid yet...

Haha, Haven't really done anything stupid yet though. And just a question, did you start on five inch jumps? Just wondering because my friends kind of got me to dive right in by jumping a 3 foot long...
05-24-09, 04:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 696
Posted By ChanceCoats123

Hmmm... Sounds like a good idea to me, I wonder...

Hmmm... Sounds like a good idea to me, I wonder if I could do that when I go to the local bike shop tomorrow.
05-24-09, 02:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 696
Posted By ChanceCoats123

I have come to another idea... Since my current...

I have come to another idea... Since my current shifters/levers are one piece and plastic, I am thinking I should get some new levers, (FR-5's, I don't need any special gadgets) and then go with sram...
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