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Forum: BMX
09-08-09, 03:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,691
Posted By progre-ss

from a late 30s who bought a bmx to hang with my...

from a late 30s who bought a bmx to hang with my kids, might i suggest looking on craigslist? i bought my volume for dirt cheap as the original owner bought a harley. i enjoy riding it and takubg...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-03-09, 10:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,734
Posted By progre-ss

I purchased a Boardwalk from ebay for under $80...

I purchased a Boardwalk from ebay for under $80 several years ago with the intent converting it into a fixed gear. I swapped out the rear wheel for an alex bmx rim, slapped on a fixed gear cog and bb...
07-16-09, 04:37 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 8,149
Posted By progre-ss

Obviously you got her digits? This morning i...

Obviously you got her digits?

This morning i was coming up on older kid on his bmx. he kept looking back at me pedaling his heart out so i wouldn't catch up. i ended up catching up and leisurely...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-14-09, 10:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 828
Posted By progre-ss

I've converted my dahon boardwalk to a fixed gear...

I've converted my dahon boardwalk to a fixed gear with no brakes. My legs are my brakes. My singlespeed MTV has both front and rear and I use the front more than the rear.my bmx has only a rear brake.
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-04-09, 09:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,120
Posted By progre-ss

I was planning to use a wire coat hanger as added...

I was planning to use a wire coat hanger as added support but thought the rolled and stamped edge of the baking sheet would be strong enough. I also folded over the edges of the fender a couple of...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-04-09, 01:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,120
Posted By progre-ss

Can't recall the gear ratio but I believe the...

Can't recall the gear ratio but I believe the chainring is 52t. I'll check tomorrow for certain though. It's not as big as you think.

I took the original fenders off when I first got the bike...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-04-09, 12:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,160
Posted By progre-ss

Thanks for the replies everyone. Had a great time...

Thanks for the replies everyone. Had a great time in Ocean City, MD. My boys made it to the semi-finals for their beach soccer tournament only to be beaten by a team that felt they had to resort to...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-04-09, 12:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,120
Posted By progre-ss

My DIY Fender for my Dahon Boardwalk fixie

Hi all,

Got caught in a bit of rain Thursday morning and had some time on my hands to figure out a way to avoid some swamp butt and a nasty skunk stripe on the back of my shirt. Went into the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-24-09, 09:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,160
Posted By progre-ss

packed the bike up last night. had to take off...

packed the bike up last night. had to take off one of the wheels as i had changed to bmx tires and they had a taller and wider profile than the stock kenda kwests. added a bit more cardboard pieces...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-23-09, 05:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,160
Posted By progre-ss

ADDED PHOTOS! Anyone travel via Greyhound lately?

Hi everyone. I'ts been a while since I've posted in this forum, heck, on this whole site for that matter! But, I come to you now with questions regarding Greyhound's bike policy. I'm travelling to...
Forum: BMX
11-22-08, 05:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 768
Posted By progre-ss

No questions. But I did crash the other...

No questions.

But I did crash the other day. I was riding at lunchtime and just practicing bunnyhops and little jumps off of curbs etc. I took thisone curb jump a little of kilter and ended up...
Forum: BMX
11-19-08, 08:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 768
Posted By progre-ss

any older (30+) riders out there?

At the age of 36, I'm probably older than most of you young 'uns out here. I used to ride a bmx back in the mid to late 80s mostly doing or trying to do freestyle and racing. Next came geared and...
Forum: BMX
11-19-08, 07:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 926
Posted By progre-ss

Although this bike is not what most people on...

Although this bike is not what most people on this forum would buy, I'm sure there will be willing buyers on Craigslist looking for a birthday or Christmas gift for their kid. You'd have better luck...
Forum: BMX
11-13-08, 08:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,083
Posted By progre-ss

So I ended up buying the Volume Flatline. First...

So I ended up buying the Volume Flatline. First impression is it's a nice bike. No rust, everything assembled right. It has all Demolition parts. Ya, it's heavy but I'm a heavy guy. I don't think...
Forum: Introductions
11-08-08, 08:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 295
Posted By progre-ss

Hi cyclaw! Welcome to the forums. You'll enjoy...

Hi cyclaw! Welcome to the forums. You'll enjoy your time here. And prepare to get hooked. You'll be checking these forums every day, sometimes 3, 4, 5 times a day. Heck, you might even leave the...
Forum: BMX
11-07-08, 03:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,083
Posted By progre-ss

Thanks for the response fuzzbox. I was thinking...

Thanks for the response fuzzbox. I was thinking along the same lines. I could always keep the parts and upgrade the frame later on down the road. The guy says he built it up about 3 years ago and...
Forum: BMX
11-07-08, 02:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,083
Posted By progre-ss

Thanks for the reply enormungus. Now with 2...

Thanks for the reply enormungus. Now with 2 replies to my initial question, I've got 4 cents... All I need is $79.96 to pick up this bike. Lol! BTW, is $80 a good price? I don't think he will go any...
Forum: BMX
11-07-08, 12:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,083
Posted By progre-ss

That's prolly why I can't find much info on it...

That's prolly why I can't find much info on it eh? How old is "old school" to you? Seeing as I've got kids, my "old school" is late 80s-90s.

35lbs seems very heavy, especially if one of sons is...
Forum: BMX
11-07-08, 08:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,083
Posted By progre-ss

might buy a Volume Flatline

Morning all. I normally hang out in the SS/FG forum but have ventured into bmx territory as I may be purchasing a used Volume Flatline for myself...I mean, one of my kids.

It has Demolition 3pc...
11-05-08, 09:42 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,253
Posted By progre-ss

America wanted change and they came out in record...

America wanted change and they came out in record numbers for it. Show us what you can do Obama. You're going to have a lot of pissed of people if you can't walk the walk.

PS: to the lady who was...
11-02-08, 07:37 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,040
Posted By progre-ss

Although this is a SingleSpeedFixedGear forum,...

Although this is a SingleSpeedFixedGear forum, most everyone posts their FGs. You've got to look harder. I've got a Kona Lavadome mtb that I converted to a singlespeed and it's got 26" wheels and a...
10-30-08, 10:16 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,809
Posted By progre-ss

I like 'fixie'. Kinda goes with the term I call...

I like 'fixie'. Kinda goes with the term I call my SS mountain bike... 'Coastie'. I also refer to my 3/4 pants as 'manpris', my wife as 'wifie', my kids as 'kidsies' and mccain and obama as...
10-29-08, 02:31 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,931
Posted By progre-ss

Back in the late 90s a friend of mine used to...

Back in the late 90s a friend of mine used to deliver for Pizza Hut. They always had coupons for a $1 or 2 off a pie. He always collected them and eveytime he delivered and the customer didn't use a...
10-29-08, 12:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 465
Posted By progre-ss

I converted a miele as well (see link in my sig)....

I converted a miele as well (see link in my sig). Ask for bmx chainring bolts from your lbs. In regards to cable stops, I used a grinder to take them off. Wasn't pretty and I got a bit of the frame...
10-23-08, 08:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,318
Posted By progre-ss

I was thinking of this as well

I was also thinking of doing this to my current converted miele road frame with its' forward facing semi-horizontal dropouts. But without a welder I'd have to get someone to do it but it would cost...
10-16-08, 10:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 524
Posted By progre-ss

Adidas Sambas.

Adidas Sambas.
10-09-08, 10:18 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,962
Posted By progre-ss

Thanks GoodEyeCycler. I may just pick up a pair...

Thanks GoodEyeCycler. I may just pick up a pair and try 'em out.
10-09-08, 06:16 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,962
Posted By progre-ss

Those Portland Cyclewear knickers look pretty...

Those Portland Cyclewear knickers look pretty good and seem to be priced right. I just bought some Outer Edge hiking/outdoor type nylon pants on sale for $15. Giving them a good wash now and will...
10-07-08, 12:47 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 8,194
Posted By progre-ss

I bought a bunch of these nylon outdoorsy-type...

I bought a bunch of these nylon outdoorsy-type pants from Target on sale for $12 each, chopped and hemmed them just at mid calf. Instant manpris! Cool when it's hot and warm enough when it's cold. No...
10-05-08, 07:42 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,290
Posted By progre-ss

Family first (ie kids soccer games) > Free IRO...

Family first (ie kids soccer games) > Free IRO stuff

But yeah, if I didn't have kids, I'd have been there.
10-04-08, 07:07 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,290
Posted By progre-ss

Anyone go to IRO's Customer Appreciation Day?

I was hoping to go but my kids had soccer games. Just wondering if anyone went and scored any of the free stuff Tony was giving out, other than food. Apparently everyone who went would have left with...
09-30-08, 02:28 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,900
Posted By progre-ss

I think you underestimated the power of the 39...

I think you underestimated the power of the 39 tooth chainring. Thinking the change in chainrings would allow you to skid. You let your guard down and just as you went to skid, your bike bucked you...
09-30-08, 12:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,596
Posted By progre-ss

As with most mom & pop shops, things happen a...

As with most mom & pop shops, things happen a little slower. With only so many people on staff, they can only do should they hire more people to deal with an apparent increase in sales? Maybe, but...
09-29-08, 10:16 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,392
Posted By progre-ss

I am the most important component of my bike....

I am the most important component of my bike. Without me, it ain't going anywhere. Unless of course it got stolen, say by locking it to a sign post with no sign atop it then I guess the thief would...
09-29-08, 08:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 475
Posted By progre-ss

As mentioned before, just redish the wheel and...

As mentioned before, just redish the wheel and get some extra spacers from your lbs to get a straight chainline. I did this with an old rim and it worked fine for a suicide hub. Mind you I used...
09-26-08, 04:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 9,323
Posted By progre-ss

Jim Duggan. But seriously, that Park Tool...

Jim Duggan.


But seriously, that Park Tool website is excellentas it not only tells you what tools to use but also how to use them.
09-23-08, 12:29 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,796
Posted By progre-ss

No one has to say anything to come across as...

No one has to say anything to come across as egotistical. People will perceive it by the way someone acts, or portrays themselves. I'm sure a lot of messengers are nice and real and are doing their...
09-23-08, 10:53 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,722
Posted By progre-ss

The learning curve for clips and straps is...

The learning curve for clips and straps is similar to clipless. You just ride the underside of the pedals unitl you can flip them using the little tab. I try to keep my straps at a tight enough...
09-22-08, 12:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,017
Posted By progre-ss

My first conversion was an old Trek 930. It was a...

My first conversion was an old Trek 930. It was a bit big for me so found asmaller kona lavadome to convert. ItLs a blast to ride and my 13 yr old son uses it now, although just around the block...
09-22-08, 11:34 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,796
Posted By progre-ss

Just an observation, but this post seems a bit...

Just an observation, but this post seems a bit redundant, don't you think? You say you hate all the MASH and poseurs and like, yet you wish you were hanging like the real people in the video?

And...
09-19-08, 12:39 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,626
Posted By progre-ss

I guess if you really need one now, you could...

I guess if you really need one now, you could demand they start making them available. Economics, ya know.
09-18-08, 02:20 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 51,657
Posted By progre-ss

I just found this thread and am blown away by all...

I just found this thread and am blown away by all that you have done for this wonderful child. I coudn't stop reading. I went through all 6 pages on my sidekick hear at work.

She did a beautiful...
09-17-08, 03:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,439
Posted By progre-ss

I just realized I started this post 4 freakin...

I just realized I started this post 4 freakin years ago! Damn! And I never even built those wheels as the rim I was going to use were cracked. I'd like to build a set now, perhaps over the winter to...
09-17-08, 01:11 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,956
Posted By progre-ss

Black white red brown.. Feel the vibration! ...

Black white red brown.. Feel the vibration!

Seriously though I'm down with a Chevrolet orange, which btw is the same colour as my current ride linked in my sig.

Or how about glow in the dark?...
09-15-08, 12:59 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,820
Posted By progre-ss

It's been a while since I've been here too. I...

It's been a while since I've been here too. I think before I left, everyone was leaving to join their own newly created, city-specific FG forums, like absntr, 165, one twenty eight, etc.

I can't...
09-10-08, 10:51 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,591
Posted By progre-ss

Funny this topic came up. I am in search of a new...

Funny this topic came up. I am in search of a new bike and found the following ad on nyc's craigslist...

Http://newyork.craigslist.org/brk/bik/830481276.html

And a steal at $50!
09-05-08, 11:21 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 8,509
Posted By progre-ss

1. Yes 2. Mark V 3. black or white 4....

1. Yes
2. Mark V
3. black or white
4. frameset unless the price is ridiculously affordable for a complete.
08-14-07, 11:39 AM
Replies: 281
Views: 20,127
Posted By progre-ss

Damn! I've been away from the BFSSFG for quite a...

Damn! I've been away from the BFSSFG for quite a while! This is ****ty news! My condolences to his family and friends...RIP Shiz...
06-25-07, 03:58 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 277
Posted By progre-ss

Paging Bostonfixed to the white courtesy phone please

Bostonfixed, or anyone knowing him, can you please have him PM me. Thanks!

James aka progre-ss
05-09-07, 05:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,395
Posted By progre-ss

Not trying to hijack your thread but I made...

Not trying to hijack your thread but I made myself a hip pack as well. I used some 11 oz cordura that I got from Campmor, some bright ass hi-viz orange nylon from this fabric store in Hackensack and...
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