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01-20-12, 09:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 776
Posted By PaintedSpokes

this is disk brakes. if yours are loud in the...

this is disk brakes. if yours are loud in the rain, something's wrong. seriously, cleaning solved most of the problems. pads should be burned from time to time anyways as routine maintenance.
01-20-12, 07:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 776
Posted By PaintedSpokes

clean them. rubbing alcohol on the rotor. if that...

clean them. rubbing alcohol on the rotor. if that doesn't work the pads are contaminated so you gotta take them out and burn the crap off with a propane torch until they glow red.
Forum: BMX
01-19-12, 08:52 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 104,368
Posted By PaintedSpokes

x1 isn't worth anything. even after a full...

x1 isn't worth anything. even after a full refurb, worth a couple hundred at best. Haro basically went to crap in the 90s and was crap up til 2011.
01-19-12, 01:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 619
Posted By PaintedSpokes

I know Connestoga college up here in Ontario,...

I know Connestoga college up here in Ontario, Canada offers courses on bike mechanics through winterborne. I think I've heard of something similar in the states but I forget the name.
01-19-12, 01:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 776
Posted By PaintedSpokes

bb7s. it's been said. whatever you do, just don't...

bb7s. it's been said. whatever you do, just don't get shimano mech brakes. they are spongy as hell no matter how you set them up. if you will consider hyraulics, however, I strongly recommend Shimano...
01-19-12, 01:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 588
Posted By PaintedSpokes

personally I like the XC better but it's probably...

personally I like the XC better but it's probably not the best choice just due to its age. suspension seals can wear out, frames can develop small cracks from stress, the suspension bushings can go,...
01-19-12, 01:17 PM
Replies: 3,217
Views: 1,424,300
Posted By PaintedSpokes

http://lp1.pinkbike.org/p4pb7381008/p4pb7381008.jp...

http://lp1.pinkbike.org/p4pb7381008/p4pb7381008.jpg

rocky mountain ETSX. running Marzocchi dirt jams on it now while i save up for a proper xc fork. the red factory forks are toast now.
01-19-12, 01:10 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 8,234
Posted By PaintedSpokes

black ice. I live right next to Lake Ontario so...

black ice. I live right next to Lake Ontario so the weather is very mild all winter due to lake effect. very little snow but the cold nights freeze all the rain and are killer in the morning.
01-19-12, 01:07 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 6,116
Posted By PaintedSpokes

I agree, Topeak tools are excellent. I do however...

I agree, Topeak tools are excellent. I do however feel that the alien tools are overkill. they're just too big. I have Topeaks mini 18+ and it's fantastic. 2 years and no rounded tools yet. and it's...
01-19-12, 01:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,679
Posted By PaintedSpokes

never heard of Alpina. maybe you mean Shimano...

never heard of Alpina. maybe you mean Shimano Alfine? other than that I got nothing
01-19-12, 12:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 720
Posted By PaintedSpokes

you said it can be and time, pedaling or not....

you said it can be and time, pedaling or not. this means that the pedals and bb are not the issue. as was already said, it's likely the hubs or brake. from my experience, it's more likely the brake....
01-19-12, 12:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 695
Posted By PaintedSpokes

check the rim. while not likely with a new bike,...

check the rim. while not likely with a new bike, the rim may be concaved. this tends to happen with bikes that have been used to years as the pressure form the pads bends the actual braking surface...
Forum: BMX
01-19-12, 12:08 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 104,368
Posted By PaintedSpokes

Haro Master. it's 80s but worth insane amounts...

Haro Master. it's 80s but worth insane amounts now. check bmxmuseum.com and you can get a lot more info about oldschool bmx than here
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