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04-26-20, 12:39 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,655
Posted By Viich

It was said above, but I do want to chime in that...

It was said above, but I do want to chime in that BMX racing is actually quite safe - things can go wrong, but - a reasonable amount of protection is required, more than the minimum is the norm, and...
Forum: BMX
04-03-20, 04:26 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,887
Posted By Viich

I'm about 6' (just barely over), and have a long...

I'm about 6' (just barely over), and have a long inseam for my height at about 33.5". I can run a pretty wide variety without any negative effect so far.

I run 170s for most of my riding - old...
Forum: BMX
03-29-20, 09:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 901
Posted By Viich

My bike is a little bigger: ...

My bike is a little bigger:
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Mine's an FMF from about 16 years ago, SE...
Forum: BMX
03-29-20, 08:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 901
Posted By Viich

Sure - my boys & their bikes bikes are a little...

Sure - my boys & their bikes bikes are a little bigger than the OP's, they both ride Junior sizes, not minis -...
01-26-20, 04:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,175
Posted By Viich

100%, as long as you're careful when buying...

100%, as long as you're careful when buying replacements to get a replacement and not an 'upgrade'.
7 speed freewheel still works great. I use it on my winter / rain commuter - best part is that...
12-21-19, 05:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 731
Posted By Viich

This has no impact on the cassette - the spacing...

This has no impact on the cassette - the spacing and cog width are the same, just different Rd and shifter.
11-26-19, 09:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 947
Posted By Viich

I mostly ride an 88 Bianchi road bike I've had...

I mostly ride an 88 Bianchi road bike I've had set up a bunch of different ways, currently 3sp Sturmey Archer. I bought it for $40 15 years ago, been my main commuter ever since. I found it at a bike...
10-06-19, 04:50 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,799
Posted By Viich

I don't bother, just get wet.

I don't bother, just get wet.
Forum: BMX
09-05-19, 09:12 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 13,840
Posted By Viich

40, just started bmx racing with my kids. No one...

40, just started bmx racing with my kids. No one thinks it's a midlife crisis because I haven't grown up yet ;)
08-28-19, 02:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 875
Posted By Viich

Bikehubstore, prowheelbuilder off the top of my...

Bikehubstore, prowheelbuilder off the top of my head......lots of others.

I bought a kinlin xr31 build kit from bikehubstore. If I were to do it over again, I would get the off-center rear rim,...
Forum: Commuting
07-07-19, 07:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,676
Posted By Viich

Thanks for the originality credit, but I think...

Thanks for the originality credit, but I think there're a bunch of them out there. Even if most people using 3 speeds aren't doing drops, there's a solid enough market that there are downtube and bar...
Forum: Commuting
07-07-19, 03:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,676
Posted By Viich

Many rims are available in a 36 - my hub is a 36,...

Many rims are available in a 36 - my hub is a 36, I got it already with the crappy black paint from eBay for $15 including shipping. Bought a cheap rim from Amazon, or 'Bezos' company' as you say,...
Forum: Commuting
07-07-19, 01:34 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,676
Posted By Viich

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The yellow thing kind of happened by accident - next tape job is likely...
Forum: Commuting
07-06-19, 08:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,676
Posted By Viich

Just Sturmey'd my Bianchi

So, my main commuter is now a 3 speed. Got a downtube shifter for the 3 speed wheel I built up over the winter, and that's the solution to my second derailleur explosion on that bike....
Forum: BMX
07-06-19, 07:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,695
Posted By Viich

Here are a couple pictures. The Giant Moda is...

Here are a couple pictures. The Giant Moda is disassembled at the moment, so no comparison to it, but I'm not sure it's much of a baseline for anything.
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Forum: Commuting
07-05-19, 06:19 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,690
Posted By Viich

I've used one - at the time the bike was a single...

I've used one - at the time the bike was a single speed with a rear rim brake, was for winter biking. Loved it. Just built a wheel with a Sturmey 3sp drum brake hub - haven't switched the brake to...
Forum: BMX
06-30-19, 05:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,695
Posted By Viich

Not necessarily - they build cruisers in sizes my...

Not necessarily - they build cruisers in sizes my boys can ride. Really more about the TT length & ST angle than wheel size - same as Bike Friday, Brompton, and mini-velos - locate the bars, cranks,...
06-13-19, 05:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,785
Posted By Viich

You seem fairly new to bikes, so I'll make a...

You seem fairly new to bikes, so I'll make a couple easy suggestions if you'relooking to buy a wheel or wheelset:

ProWheelBuilder.com signature wheel sets - relatively constrained choices to...
04-26-19, 02:29 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,387
Posted By Viich

KMC chains are great - the $10-15 chains for 6, 7...

KMC chains are great - the $10-15 chains for 6, 7 & 8 speed are plenty durable. Chains get far more expensive as they get narrower (ie. more 'speeds') with $80+ 12 speed chains.
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