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08-15-20, 09:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 486
Posted By Badzilla

Of course that's good. I most definitely will...

Of course that's good. I most definitely will look for the seam on the inside when the tire is removed. All 8 of my (recent life) aluminum rims have had an obvious seam. I always point the seam so...
08-15-20, 11:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 486
Posted By Badzilla

What does that mean?

What does that mean?
08-14-20, 06:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 486
Posted By Badzilla

Right! I will look there, someday. Yes,...

Right! I will look there, someday.


Yes, it's magnetic.

No biggie, I just wanted to know for sure that it's supposed to have a seam (opposite the valve).

Thanks.
08-14-20, 04:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 486
Posted By Badzilla

Generally speaking... Does a steel rim have a seam?

I just bought a cheap Mongoose Mutant kids bike with 16 inch (36 hole!) wheels.

I can't see or feel a seam anywhere on its painted rims. Is there a seam? Seems like there should be.

It should...
04-28-20, 10:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 297
Posted By Badzilla

The problem is... China either couldn't care less...

The problem is... China either couldn't care less or their people are so isolated, they have no clue about names. Seems China wants to destroy branding. Their QIDI 3d printers are sold under another...
04-28-20, 10:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 297
Posted By Badzilla

Paying more makes no difference. I just searched...

Paying more makes no difference. I just searched Jensen USA for "stems". The first result is over $100 WITH NO STACK HEIGHT LISTED. So far, I've seen one listing for a stem that included the stack...
04-28-20, 09:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 297
Posted By Badzilla

Considering how few list stack height, I would be...

Considering how few list stack height, I would be surprised if your favorite online store does.
Origin8 stems are for sale on Amazon and eBay, but there is no stack height information for them, as I...
04-28-20, 09:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 297
Posted By Badzilla

lol I don't know WHICH half.

lol
I don't know WHICH half.
04-28-20, 04:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 297
Posted By Badzilla

Yes, of course I should have mentioned Amazon...

Yes, of course I should have mentioned Amazon (edited that in there).
But if you drop (CANSUCC) into any search engine, Amazon is what comes up first.
And Yes, I know, Amazon sellers are not the...
04-28-20, 02:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 297
Posted By Badzilla

CANSUCC bike stems any good?

Do they have a reputation?
But seriously...
Why do sellers on Amazon not list the clamp height? You know, the height of the stem part that clamps around the steering tube? My available steering...
04-27-20, 11:06 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,441
Posted By Badzilla

Tried it recently, seems to be working well. I...

Tried it recently, seems to be working well.
I suppose dousing it with water allows easy removal, too.
Forum: BMX
03-11-20, 11:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 922
Posted By Badzilla

Bull. Aluminum is strong, extremely reliable, and...

Bull. Aluminum is strong, extremely reliable, and lightweight, that's why it's used extensively in aviation and even aerospace.

The Apollo Command Model was made of an aluminum honeycomb-sandwich...
Forum: BMX
03-11-20, 06:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 922
Posted By Badzilla

Steel bikes are also heavier. The more likely...

Steel bikes are also heavier. The more likely reason is cost. The 7000 series of aluminum is strong as steel at half the weight, much better than 6061, but it probably is prohibitively expensive for...
03-11-20, 01:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 267
Posted By Badzilla

Sure... 13t cog...

Sure...
13t cog (https://www.ebay.com/itm/Redline-13T-Threaded-Track-Cog-Lockring-1-8-Track-Bike-Fixed-Gear-Fixie-NEW/392357613890?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649)
This...
03-10-20, 01:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 267
Posted By Badzilla

Great deal on a small part

Not talking major finance, but... There is a 13t fixed/track cog (5 left) on eBay (with international shipping) for $7.47 plus tax... "Redline 13T Threaded Track Cog + Lockring 1/8" Track Bike Fixed...
Forum: BMX
03-10-20, 01:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 922
Posted By Badzilla

Aluminum is the best.

Aluminum is the best.
03-08-20, 03:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 466
Posted By Badzilla

Think I figured out what's going on... My Redline...

Think I figured out what's going on... My Redline fork headset does not include a bottom wedge/spacer that would stick up into the bearing to center it. Instead, the Redline fork itself has a...
Forum: BMX
03-08-20, 02:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,355
Posted By Badzilla

Got a pic? Those posts are fishy, right?

Got a pic?

Those posts are fishy, right?
Forum: BMX
03-07-20, 11:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 669
Posted By Badzilla

Are decals removable on the better/best bikes?

I just got a decent bike for a novice, and all the decals are removable! I like that. Now it's a radiant red all over, love the paint job.

Wondering if that is more common on more expensive bikes,...
Forum: BMX
03-07-20, 12:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,199
Posted By Badzilla

I just got a new (returned) Mongoose Title Expert...

I just got a new (returned) Mongoose Title Expert from Amazon (probably low end to an enthusiast, but it might be lighter than my Redline). Can't believe how Communist Chinese slave labor can make...
Forum: BMX
03-05-20, 04:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,202
Posted By Badzilla

How about a plastic container being called a...

How about a plastic container being called a "glass"...
Forum: BMX
03-03-20, 09:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,202
Posted By Badzilla

Without looking, do you know what "BMX" stands for?

Just wondering if there is any guru (or anybody else reading this) who does not know what "BMX" is short for...
No peeking.
Thanks.
03-03-20, 09:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 505
Posted By Badzilla

I'm not a guru, but... One of the first bike...

I'm not a guru, but... One of the first bike tools I bought was a Park Tool tension meter. It's cool even though little used. Made a truing stand out of wood, for sure. I just bought a new bike,...
03-03-20, 09:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 854
Posted By Badzilla

That's what I wanted to know, so I can better...

That's what I wanted to know, so I can better tell when there might be a problem (like when using substandard parts).
Thanks to the replies.
03-01-20, 08:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 854
Posted By Badzilla

How long typically do bike tires hold enough air?

I have BMX 20" x 2.xx tubes/tires.
They are pumped up a little every five days or so, to almost 60 psi.
I suppose maybe lower versus higher pressure makes some difference?
Does Schrader versus...
11-12-19, 12:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 466
Posted By Badzilla

Because Redline doesn't sell forks. But...

Because Redline doesn't sell forks.
But seriously!
11-10-19, 10:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 466
Posted By Badzilla

Being unconcerned about strength is not "odd"....

Being unconcerned about strength is not "odd". The accidental destruction of the stock fork had nothing to do with its strength.
11-07-19, 05:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 466
Posted By Badzilla

Light 20" fork for integrated bearings?

I don't need strength, won't be doing racing or tricks. I just need a light-as-affordable fork for my 2017 Redline MX Expert 20". Preferably from Amazon or eBay (USA). Would like to spend no more...
10-25-19, 02:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 423
Posted By Badzilla

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005LY4WMC/ref=a...

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005LY4WMC/ref=ask_ql_qh_dp_hza
That's what it says on the rim "349x18.9" when you mouse-over the picture on the Amazon page. On the eBay item, it says SUNRingle...
10-24-19, 09:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 423
Posted By Badzilla

"Schwalbe Kojak in 16x1 1/4 (32x349)" Will that...

"Schwalbe Kojak in 16x1 1/4 (32x349)"
Will that fit the (349x18.9) rim?
Forum: Recumbent
10-24-19, 09:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 808
Posted By Badzilla

What tire and tube for this rim?

Sun M-14A Rim - 16", 36H, Black (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005LY4WMC/ref=ask_ql_qh_dp_hza)
OR...
10-22-19, 09:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 423
Posted By Badzilla

What tire for this rim (USA)?

Sun M-14A Rim - 16", 36H, Black (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005LY4WMC/ref=ask_ql_qh_dp_hza)
I need a 16 inch 36 hole rim, tire, and tube. Light as possible.
I suppose there are few...
10-21-19, 09:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 226
Posted By Badzilla

Which 16" 36h aluminum/lightweight rim should I buy (USA)?

I need a lightweight 16 inch 36 hole rim with available tubes (USA).
Sun Ringle M-14A Rim Sun 16 349x12.4
Sun Ringle M-14A Rim Sun 16 349x18.9
The second one "18.9" is wider and probably easier to...
10-15-19, 06:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 900
Posted By Badzilla

I would like to know if that sprocket/chainring...

I would like to know if that sprocket/chainring is welded to the crank, or if the sprocket and the crank are two separate pieces.

Thanks.

(It's not urgent now, but if that bike goes on sale I...
10-06-19, 08:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 900
Posted By Badzilla

That is a stock photo. I must pay $250 (US) to...

That is a stock photo. I must pay $250 (US) to find out. Even if it's not a square tapered spindle, I guess one can be swapped in. But if that sprocket is stuck on a square tapered spindle already...
10-06-19, 02:12 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,441
Posted By Badzilla

Hairspray to secure grips?

Spray it on, the grips slide on. Wait 20 minutes and they are stuck in place. Then use water when you want to remove them. Anybody else hear that advice? Anybody else try it? Other suggestions are...
10-06-19, 01:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 891
Posted By Badzilla

It's another way, direct drive, a cordless drill...

It's another way, direct drive, a cordless drill can power an electric bike. All that stuff might be in my posting history here. A DeWalt DCD991 cordless drill works well. The drill spindle...
10-06-19, 12:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 900
Posted By Badzilla

Here is a picture, if it helps... ...

Here is a picture, if it helps...

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/500x442/raleigh_rowdy_sprocket_5b89683129ba0c26cf67a7bfcae1a6b1035b358f.jpg
10-05-19, 05:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 900
Posted By Badzilla

Raleigh Rowdy 16 bottom bracket?

Anybody know what sort of bottom bracket is on the Raleigh Rowdy 16 (kids bike)? It says two-piece cartridge, but is it square taper or what?
I have looked, but not found.
Thanks.
10-04-19, 05:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 891
Posted By Badzilla

I have been using a 1/2 inch drive untapered...

I have been using a 1/2 inch drive untapered socket pressed (by the spindle bolt) onto the end of a square tapered spindle, under the same force, for years.
...
10-03-19, 11:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 891
Posted By Badzilla

Yes, the width of the anti-turn washer inner...

Yes, the width of the anti-turn washer inner square is 0.532" and as I recall it does fit snugly on the end of the square tapered spindle. The outer diameter is 1.756".

Thanks to the replies.
10-03-19, 10:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 891
Posted By Badzilla

Attach small sprocket to front bottom bracket square tapered axle?

That's the specific question.

I have an ordinary BMX low-end racing bike "Redline Expert". The pedals have been removed. There will be no pedals on this bike. Now I need a smaller sprocket (fewer...
12-26-17, 04:07 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 7,281
Posted By Badzilla

Thanks. First I need to see that the spoke...

Thanks. First I need to see that the spoke threader will thread longer than necessary. Then maybe stick a nail in a board (to hook each spoke on) and set up my custom-made rotary tool chop saw at...
12-12-17, 06:51 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 7,281
Posted By Badzilla

I should have stated my question clearly. Some...

I should have stated my question clearly. Some did guess what I meant.

I need to measure the spokes for cutting (threading comes after cutting). Of course spokes must be a certain length, that...
12-11-17, 02:51 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 7,281
Posted By Badzilla

How do you measure and cut spokes?

Specifically, what measuring tool should I buy to measure the spokes for cutting?

If you have a well tested method for measuring and cutting, please let me know that too.

Currently I have no...
09-16-17, 10:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 400
Posted By Badzilla

Innertube size?

2017 Redline MX Expert 20"

Tire...
35-451
20 x 1 3/8

Will this innertube work?

20 x 1-1/8 (ISO 451x28)
09-08-17, 08:33 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,397
Posted By Badzilla

You can make a stand easily enough if you know...

You can make a stand easily enough if you know how to build things. It is just a U-shaped wheel holder. You can add some pin coming in from the side if you want to get fancy. I made one out of wood...
09-07-17, 02:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 543
Posted By Badzilla

Frets? Where? How did you remove them? ...

Frets? Where? How did you remove them?


Thanks to the replies.
09-07-17, 11:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 543
Posted By Badzilla

Crank turns, chain tightens and loosens?

New to bicycles, into mechanics. Seems every bicycle chain tightens and loosens as the crank turns while pedaling. My new bike does the same. When the pedals are operated, the chain tightens and...
Forum: BMX
09-06-17, 05:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,155
Posted By Badzilla

2017 Redline MX Expert 20" complete bike...

2017 Redline MX Expert 20"

complete bike (without included chainguard), featherweight seat, thin tires, only one brake, no gears

weight
claims 17 lbs. 9 oz.
actual weight 18 lbs. 5 oz.
...
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