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Forum: BMX
11-11-09, 01:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,143
Posted By pnj

lots of good reasons for the smaller sized...

lots of good reasons for the smaller sized gearing.

1. smaller rear gear means you don't need a huge, heavy drop out to cover and protect the chain.
2. smaller front gear means it's harder to hit...
10-25-09, 08:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,391
Posted By pnj

tried that. still no worky... I tried to...

tried that. still no worky...

I tried to take a tube I filled with another pump and see if I could put that on my broken pump, to try and push some air backwards through the pump head. Next, I'll...
10-25-09, 08:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,391
Posted By pnj

used WD-40. didn't help... what do you mean,...

used WD-40. didn't help...

what do you mean, "cut the chuck head off.." ?
10-25-09, 01:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,391
Posted By pnj

so... I think i'll shove some oil of some...

so...

I think i'll shove some oil of some sort in there an see what happens.
10-25-09, 12:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,391
Posted By pnj

i have tried many different tubes with both...

i have tried many different tubes with both valves. only the presta works.

I can't exchange it as the shop is no longer around.
10-25-09, 12:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,391
Posted By pnj

Presta works fine. it's the Shreader (sp?) that...

Presta works fine. it's the Shreader (sp?) that won't pump.
10-25-09, 10:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,391
Posted By pnj

Dual valve floor pump, only one valve works.

I have a Serfas floor pump I purchased a few years back from a LBS. It's never been abused, always been in my house, well take care of. At the time I purchased it, I only had one type of valve on my...
06-22-09, 10:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 657
Posted By pnj

Do you know what type of riding you will be...

Do you know what type of riding you will be doing? what type of terrain? Hills, mountains, flat? roots, rocks, jumps and bumps?
Forum: BMX
06-07-09, 12:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 620
Posted By pnj

It makes me laugh when guys care what other guys...

It makes me laugh when guys care what other guys wear....
06-02-09, 08:13 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 9,963
Posted By pnj

If the derailer is bolted directly to the frame,...

If the derailer is bolted directly to the frame, and the derailer tries to pull away, or gets jammed into the spokes or gets caught on a rock/log, it's the frame that takes the damage.

Instead of...
06-02-09, 12:45 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 263
Posted By pnj

Taking it to the streets

a pic. from this weekend...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v157/pnj666/wallridePat.jpg
06-01-09, 10:42 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 9,963
Posted By pnj

1. no stuck or unsmooth links. the chain appears...

1. no stuck or unsmooth links. the chain appears fine.

2. I was in the middle rear gear, if the chain was the wrong length, wouldn't it function fine in the middle gear? I never had an issue in...
06-01-09, 03:22 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 9,963
Posted By pnj

I only have one gear in front.... My inboard...

I only have one gear in front....

My inboard limit screws only come into play when the bike is being shifted into that last gear, right?

If I'm not shifting at the time my derailer breaks, I...
06-01-09, 03:08 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 9,963
Posted By pnj

I have only one gear in the front and my chain is...

I have only one gear in the front and my chain is on one of the middle most gears in the back. I really never get chain slap so I'd say my chain isn't too short, in that gearing.

My freewheel...
06-01-09, 02:07 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 9,963
Posted By pnj

It's a hardtail.....

It's a hardtail.....
05-31-09, 10:09 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 9,963
Posted By pnj

Seriously?

Seriously?
05-31-09, 08:58 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 9,963
Posted By pnj

I think these are made from the same metal that...

I think these are made from the same metal that the beer I drink comes in.

I'll be checking with a dealer tomorrow but I don't have high hopes. I'm not impressed with bike shops...
05-31-09, 01:31 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 9,963
Posted By pnj

Everyones a comedian....

Everyones a comedian....
05-31-09, 11:51 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 9,963
Posted By pnj

the fact that it broke while coasting makes me...

the fact that it broke while coasting makes me think. What, I'm not sure...:)

I've ridden mtn. bikes for 8 years or so, jumping off pretty high stuff, (landing with WAY more force then I have ever...
05-31-09, 09:32 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 9,963
Posted By pnj

I live in the Northwest. we have mountains and I...

I live in the Northwest. we have mountains and I would like to be able to ride up them from time to time. Single speed isn't an option.
05-31-09, 09:27 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 9,963
Posted By pnj

Thanks SS, that might be a solution. It...

Thanks SS, that might be a solution.

It still doesn't explain why I would break two in one day. the second one while doing nothing....
05-31-09, 12:35 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 9,963
Posted By pnj

RD = rear derailer. I'm a dummy. Danno, are...

RD = rear derailer. I'm a dummy.

Danno, are you a roadie?
05-31-09, 12:34 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 9,963
Posted By pnj

Both appear to have broken in the same place. It...

Both appear to have broken in the same place. It could be a design issue (I would say it is) but this bike is designed for Street Trails and Park (STP). I know many other riders are out there riding...
05-31-09, 12:22 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 9,963
Posted By pnj

It's a stock chain. I don't think it's too short.

It's a stock chain. I don't think it's too short.
05-31-09, 12:17 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 9,963
Posted By pnj

Danno , I have no idea what you're talking about....

Danno , I have no idea what you're talking about.

U.Assault, It's a freaking mountian bike. Hopping a curb is minor riding. I have NEVER broken a derailer hanger and I have ridden MUCH harder then...
05-30-09, 09:44 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 9,963
Posted By pnj

Why do I keep breaking Derailer hangers?

Giant STP, I got the bike a few months ago. I weigh less then 160 and I don't ride real hard. small jumps, manuals, etc.

I broke the first derailer today, while hopping a curb. I figured the few...
05-19-09, 04:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 616
Posted By pnj

far as I know, they are putting in a new jail....

far as I know, they are putting in a new jail. when, I'm not sure. but to my knowledge, that place will be gone. If you want to ride it, get down there asap. take your big bike...
05-19-09, 11:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 616
Posted By pnj

Better get over there quick, before it gets...

Better get over there quick, before it gets plowed.....
05-19-09, 07:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 616
Posted By pnj

first pic is not from SST. but this one...

first pic is not from SST.

but this one is..taken the same day.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v157/pnj666/MikeAnnie_Wedding978.jpg
05-17-09, 10:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 616
Posted By pnj

some pics

these suck but what the hell.....

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v157/pnj666/MikeAnnie_Wedding962.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v157/pnj666/MikeAnnie_Wedding937.jpg
...
02-11-09, 11:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 716
Posted By pnj

I have gears but my derailer cable is broke and...

I have gears but my derailer cable is broke and the shifter is wonky, so it pretty much rides like a single speed....
Forum: BMX
02-11-09, 11:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 819
Posted By pnj

Looks nice. What time in the AM was this? the...

Looks nice. What time in the AM was this? the park is empty.....
02-10-09, 05:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 355
Posted By pnj

depends on the type of riding and where you're...

depends on the type of riding and where you're riding.

if your tires are kicking up dirt/rocks, goggles are nice. If there are lots of branches stabing your eyes, googles or glasses can be nice...
01-28-09, 07:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 16,327
Posted By pnj

the quick release axle is hollow? is the hub...

the quick release axle is hollow?

is the hub shell threaded?

I'm familiar with bmx style hubs, but not quick release hubs..
01-28-09, 06:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 16,327
Posted By pnj

Changing an hub from quick release to standard axle?

I have a 8 year or so old Shimano Deore XT hub that's quick release.

what do I need to do to make it a standard axle with nuts? Is it just an axle swap?
01-28-09, 06:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 422
Posted By pnj

so it's the amount of stanchon that is showing,...

so it's the amount of stanchon that is showing, basicly? because I can bottom the fork out if I try... or damm near. even with the heavy spring and only weighing 155.

I'm curious what the travel...
01-28-09, 04:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 422
Posted By pnj

How can I tell how much travel I've got?

I have an older pair of Marzochi DJ 2's. Is there a way to tell what the travel is? I know they have been lowered since they were purchased..

thanks.
01-17-09, 08:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,259
Posted By pnj

no way was it made in 83 by Diamond Back.

no way was it made in 83 by Diamond Back.
01-10-09, 02:14 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 9,632
Posted By pnj

that place has a TON of skinny things to ride...

that place has a TON of skinny things to ride on.....
01-02-09, 12:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 929
Posted By pnj

I love cross country and I love my platform...

I love cross country and I love my platform pedals. My feet don't fall off and I don't have trouble climbing technical trails.
01-01-09, 07:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 929
Posted By pnj

No thanks. It's not that one pedal is better...

No thanks.

It's not that one pedal is better then the other, it's that YOU are use to your style of pedal.
12-21-08, 04:17 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,763
Posted By pnj

Holy cow. use your arms more for cushioning.. ...

Holy cow. use your arms more for cushioning..

looks like you're landing like a brick.

I'd ride that thing backwards too. :)
12-13-08, 06:20 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,763
Posted By pnj

It is subjective. A skilled rider can do less...

It is subjective. A skilled rider can do less damage then an unskilled rider. Also, going faster can be softer, as the impact is less harsh.
12-09-08, 02:43 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,272
Posted By pnj

I've been mail ordering parts since the mid 80's....

I've been mail ordering parts since the mid 80's. While I can sympathize with the shops, I can't be assed to have to put up with them.

It's very common for shops to stock pre-cut cables/housing....
12-09-08, 12:38 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,036
Posted By pnj

why do you need discs in flat michigan? I'd just...

why do you need discs in flat michigan? I'd just run Disc in front, V-'s in back. You use your front more then back anyways, if you're doing it correctly....
Forum: BMX
07-24-08, 12:32 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,270
Posted By pnj

37. 38 next month..

37. 38 next month..
Forum: BMX
07-13-08, 10:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,945
Posted By pnj

or just ride it and have fun until you need to...

or just ride it and have fun until you need to replace parts....
Forum: BMX
07-13-08, 10:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 696
Posted By pnj

The frame looks pretty dope. If only it was...

The frame looks pretty dope.

If only it was 1994 again.....
Forum: BMX
07-11-08, 01:16 PM
Replies: 26
sup
Views: 1,124
Posted By pnj

i'm here, doubt anyone knows who I am though. or...

i'm here, doubt anyone knows who I am though. or remembers me... I'd say I'm pretty O.G.
06-18-08, 01:58 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 4,192
Posted By pnj

the same kind of person that uses words like...

the same kind of person that uses words like "prissy" and "wussy" on the internet..

as I said before, some of you think cowardlyness is a bad thing.

I light the fires while the city sleeps.
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