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Forum: BMX
11-20-16, 08:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 21,920
Posted By michaelscycles

Yes, you have to have the correct one for the...

Yes, you have to have the correct one for the frame, and also for the spindle size.

Did you notice how old this thread is?
Forum: BMX
06-02-14, 03:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 17,299
Posted By michaelscycles

Hey that's mine, the photobucket one. Surprised...

Hey that's mine, the photobucket one. Surprised you found that pic, I forgot about it. I really need to get that bike out of the attic someday and clean it up.
Replies: 3
Views: 678
Posted By michaelscycles

$150, that's about what I am hoping for. Got...

$150, that's about what I am hoping for. Got about $50 in parts and a few hours of labor for my mechanic in training. If it gives him something to do when we are slow and covers his wages, I'm good...
10-25-13, 04:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,684
Posted By michaelscycles

I thought the seat was wrong, came that way so I...

I thought the seat was wrong, came that way so I left it. I will switch it to see if it will work.

Chain is on the big ring and 2nd in back. Works through all the gears just fine.

Wasn't sure...
Replies: 3
Views: 678
Posted By michaelscycles

Got most of it done. Still have to wrap the...

Got most of it done. Still have to wrap the bars.347757
10-25-13, 03:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,684
Posted By michaelscycles

Thanks, got it together today. Only thing left to...

Thanks, got it together today. Only thing left to do is wrap the bars. 347756
10-24-13, 06:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,684
Posted By michaelscycles

Mafac Brake Straddle Cable

Working on a vintage American Arrow Apache. It has some unique components that I have no experience with. One that I am not sure about is with the brake straddle cable. It has a little piece that...
Replies: 3
Views: 678
Posted By michaelscycles

American Arrow Apache

A friend gave me this bike that had been sitting for a long time. Unfortunately it was moved outside and sat in the rain for a time. Started to clean it up and it looks lie it will come back to...
Replies: 4
Views: 517
Posted By michaelscycles

Repaired the wheel, did a little cleaning, it is...

Repaired the wheel, did a little cleaning, it is now hanging from the ceiling.
Thanks!
Replies: 4
Views: 517
Posted By michaelscycles

New spoked affect value?

I have a bike probably from the 50's that I want to display in my shop. It is not in that great of shape, mostly just some surface rust. It does have a bunch of broken spokes on the front wheel. Is...
09-24-13, 07:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,528
Posted By michaelscycles

Bar Keepers Friend. You find it by the cleansers...

Bar Keepers Friend. You find it by the cleansers like Comet in the grocery store.
06-28-13, 07:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 786
Posted By michaelscycles

The bike wash works great. We use it in the shop...

The bike wash works great. We use it in the shop everyday.

The lubes seam decent too.

Frame protector does a good job but requires a little work.

The degeaser is my least favorite. It is...
Forum: BMX
02-13-13, 09:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,018
Posted By michaelscycles

I doubt if you will get anywhere asking Redline....

I doubt if you will get anywhere asking Redline. We are a dealer and have a hard time getting anywhere with them. A few pictures and top tube measurements would help.
Forum: BMX
02-13-13, 09:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 706
Posted By michaelscycles

Looks like IthaDan nailed it.

Looks like IthaDan nailed it.
01-06-13, 07:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,248
Posted By michaelscycles

Glad you got it sorted out. If I saw this sooner...

Glad you got it sorted out. If I saw this sooner I might have been more help. Most of the answers you got are from people that must not have a lot of experience with BMX. Your brakes look to be...
Forum: BMX
10-12-12, 07:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 10,174
Posted By michaelscycles

You can buy the rings by themselves and you don't...

You can buy the rings by themselves and you don't need any special tools to do it. They come in handy, but not a necessity. Remove the left pedal, loosen and remove the lock nut on the crank, then...
Forum: BMX
09-11-12, 07:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 655
Posted By michaelscycles

Fit or Kink, both have nice 18" bikes.

Fit or Kink, both have nice 18" bikes.
Forum: BMX
08-09-12, 08:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 736
Posted By michaelscycles

Usually the difference is just the hardware for...

Usually the difference is just the hardware for the cable. The arms, springs, and bolts are the same.
Forum: BMX
07-08-12, 05:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 680
Posted By michaelscycles

If you can get a $600 bike for $270, go for the...

If you can get a $600 bike for $270, go for the Signature. It has nice features and a good top tube length for your height. Stay far far away from their cheap bikes. That one should be fine even if...
07-06-12, 08:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 851
Posted By michaelscycles

The screws are for the reflectors. The rubber...

The screws are for the reflectors. The rubber piece is probably for one of them too. Goes inside the loop to make it tight on the frame or bar.
Forum: BMX
05-14-12, 06:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,642
Posted By michaelscycles

The right one is whatever feels right to you. I...

The right one is whatever feels right to you. I would suggest a 21" top tube and a 8 1/2" rise bar.
Forum: BMX
05-13-12, 08:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 764
Posted By michaelscycles

Check out Kink's Badger, Wolf, or Lynx bars. Very...

Check out Kink's Badger, Wolf, or Lynx bars. Very light weight and must be strong enough. We sell lots of them and have never had a problem with any of them.
Forum: BMX
05-13-12, 08:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 8,758
Posted By michaelscycles

Still not a great bike but should be fine for...

Still not a great bike but should be fine for him. He will grow pretty fast and need a bigger, better one before you know it. What size are the wheels? We sell lots of brands, but Kink and Fit are...
04-05-12, 08:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,573
Posted By michaelscycles

There are some BMX rims that are designed to be...

There are some BMX rims that are designed to be laced that way. That is the only time it should be done. It is a little harder to lace, but only because since they are double wall, and that the holes...
03-13-12, 07:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,899
Posted By michaelscycles

Thanks everyone. I'm sure we come up with...

Thanks everyone. I'm sure we come up with something from one of these.
03-13-12, 06:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,899
Posted By michaelscycles

Name for our Spring Sale?

Our shop is in it's third year and we are planning on running a Spring Sale next month. We have not been able to come up with a catchy name. It was goning to be "Spring Cleaning Sale" and everyone...
Forum: BMX
11-26-11, 09:07 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,247
Posted By michaelscycles

The reason you do not see DK at Dan's doesn't...

The reason you do not see DK at Dan's doesn't have anything to do with quality. They do not permit their products to be sold online anymore. Only at authorized dealers. It is supposed to help out...
11-26-11, 08:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 8,827
Posted By michaelscycles

A product I have used, especially if there is...

A product I have used, especially if there is some rust to remove, is Bar Keepers Friend. You can find it in Walmart in the grocery section usually on the bottom self under the Comet.
Forum: BMX
11-05-11, 07:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 948
Posted By michaelscycles

Not sure what unsealed hubs you use that roll...

Not sure what unsealed hubs you use that roll better? The Profile's we sell, along with many other brands, roll much better then any unsealed hub I have ever seen. Why would all the top riders, and...
Forum: BMX
11-01-11, 07:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 948
Posted By michaelscycles

He doesn't say anything about trying to press in...

He doesn't say anything about trying to press in sealed bearings, which would never work anyway. How are unsealed better? Sealed are more expensive, but last longer, no problem with adjustments, no...
Forum: BMX
09-02-11, 06:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,857
Posted By michaelscycles

Are you sure it isn't 50 newton meters or 50 inch...

Are you sure it isn't 50 newton meters or 50 inch pounds? I'm betting on that it converts to 11 1/4 foot pounds.
Forum: BMX
08-15-11, 08:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 805
Posted By michaelscycles

As long as it has a 1 1/8 steerer.

As long as it has a 1 1/8 steerer.
Forum: BMX
08-09-11, 07:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,411
Posted By michaelscycles

If I was putting a 3 piece crank on a bike that...

If I was putting a 3 piece crank on a bike that had a one piece crank I would use a sealed bottom bracket. However, many bikes come with 3 piece cranks with an unsealed loose ball american bottom...
Forum: BMX
07-28-11, 07:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 796
Posted By michaelscycles

Diamondback's are not that good, and the Grind is...

Diamondback's are not that good, and the Grind is a cheaper one. So you know it has to have cheap parts. If it has been moving very much, it has probably worn away some of the stem or worn off the...
Forum: BMX
07-28-11, 07:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 822
Posted By michaelscycles

Watch out for some of those, a few come without...

Watch out for some of those, a few come without brakes. That's fine as long as that is what you want. Since you are new, brakes might be a good idea. The Fit bikes are on sale because the 2012's will...
Forum: BMX
07-23-11, 06:22 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,491
Posted By michaelscycles

You are right on this one. I have a set of those...

You are right on this one. I have a set of those wheels that came with a thin, gold, metal tape around for a rim strip. That way the gold shows through between the spokes. Looks pretty cool. I bet...
Forum: BMX
07-20-11, 07:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 21,920
Posted By michaelscycles

Wrong! Both mid and spanish bottom brackets cost...

Wrong! Both mid and spanish bottom brackets cost the same. At least at our shop anyway. Check out the Kink or the Shadow ones at Dan's Comp if you don't believe me. Also you can choose either 19mm or...
06-22-11, 08:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,500
Posted By michaelscycles

Sounds like you spun the hub the wrong way when...

Sounds like you spun the hub the wrong way when you started the 3rd set of spokes. You sould only have to remove the last two groups of spokes, spin the hub the other direction, and reinstall them....
Forum: BMX
06-22-11, 08:24 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 513
Posted By michaelscycles

Pittsburgh Area Event?

Anyone from the Pittsburgh area? We are having a Fit Shop Stop. Van Homan & Pat King will be at the shop from 1-3 this Sat., June 25th. Great chance to meet some Pro Riders, get autographs, possibly...
Forum: BMX
06-14-11, 08:08 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 21,204
Posted By michaelscycles

You should come and see us. We are about 20 miles...

You should come and see us. We are about 20 miles NE of Pittsburgh. We have lots of BMX bikes, or we can set you up with any type of bike you would want. Check us out at www.michaelscycles.us...
06-10-11, 08:28 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,432
Posted By michaelscycles

Your requests sound very reasonable to me. You...

Your requests sound very reasonable to me. You would never be treated like that in our shop. If you bought new tubes, they would come with nuts and caps. There is no excuse to not have them...
Forum: BMX
06-05-11, 12:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,450
Posted By michaelscycles

I don't believe it either. Maybe 21 pounds. It...

I don't believe it either. Maybe 21 pounds. It has u-brakes, so I'm guessing it's not an aluminum race frame which would still put it well over 11 pounds. Even if you put helium in the tires it's...
Forum: BMX
06-02-11, 07:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,400
Posted By michaelscycles

Check out one of the online stores like...

Check out one of the online stores like Danscomp.com to get some ideas. Can't really make any recommendations without know your price range. Since he is a beginner, you can probably get by with a...
Forum: BMX
05-08-11, 04:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,985
Posted By michaelscycles

I have a BMX shop, but don't ride. I do hear...

I have a BMX shop, but don't ride. I do hear stories from all my customers. There is one town nearby that they get hassled by the cops all the time. Even for just riding down the street. They rode at...
Forum: BMX
05-02-11, 08:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 974
Posted By michaelscycles

Check out the Kink Gap XL. It has a 21" top tube....

Check out the Kink Gap XL. It has a 21" top tube. If you need anything bigger then that, you'll probably be looking at getting a frame and building your own.
04-19-11, 08:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 325
Posted By michaelscycles

You need a new cassette. If it is worn and you...

You need a new cassette. If it is worn and you replace the chain, that is what happens.
Forum: BMX
04-18-11, 02:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 17,299
Posted By michaelscycles

Your idea isn't that original. Huffy made a Pro...

Your idea isn't that original. Huffy made a Pro Thunder Z2 in the 80's that was a two speed. What was kind of unique is the shifter. The right grip twisted like a motorcycle throttle to shift.
Forum: BMX
04-15-11, 07:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,122
Posted By michaelscycles

If you don't have any luck finding a used one, DK...

If you don't have any luck finding a used one, DK has the Cygnus in 24" with a $299 msrp.
Forum: BMX
04-04-11, 05:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,460
Posted By michaelscycles

Buy the bike, go to the track and practice until...

Buy the bike, go to the track and practice until you are comfortable. Don't know about where you are, but here the track is open for practice as long as it is dry.
04-03-11, 07:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 8,335
Posted By michaelscycles

http://2btherapy.com/bikes/brake-therapy-conversio...

http://2btherapy.com/bikes/brake-therapy-conversion-kit
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