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Forum: BMX
06-02-09, 01:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,310
Posted By andymac

If you can not find the specs on the Haro top...

If you can not find the specs on the Haro top tube you can guesstimate it by measuring the picture. You can get a relative length by assuming the inflated tire has a 24 inch diameter. I just did this...
Forum: BMX
06-02-09, 11:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,310
Posted By andymac

That Haro is an odd collection of parts. Steel...

That Haro is an odd collection of parts. Steel hubs, light Weinnman rims, one piece cranks, plastic pedals etc..
It looks to be a normal enough cruiser frame that has been built up with cheap parts...
05-22-09, 12:25 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,065
Posted By andymac

"If you want to stay with 7 speed, you will need...

"If you want to stay with 7 speed, you will need to stay with a 7 speed hub and have it laced to the rim of your choice with good spokes. Then you can move your existing cassette over."

The above...
Forum: BMX
05-21-09, 04:15 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,938
Posted By andymac

Usually they will only call a DQ when someone is...

Usually they will only call a DQ when someone is actually trying to take the rider off the track and even then it will usually only be a warning unless you lodge a protest. It took me a while to get...
Forum: BMX
05-21-09, 02:59 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,938
Posted By andymac

Back to racing. Fuzzbox, if you want race...

Back to racing.
Fuzzbox, if you want race specific info you should look at the BMX Racing forums on Vintage BMX. (not the Vintage Racing)

The GT you picked up is a reasonable bike and shouldn't...
Forum: BMX
05-13-09, 03:01 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 14,275
Posted By andymac

The Ride Tech Articles on this link will answer...

The Ride Tech Articles on this link will answer most questions
http://www.gsportbmx.com/tech/
Forum: BMX
05-08-09, 09:46 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 26,178
Posted By andymac

Have done the reverse for laughs. I took the 20...

Have done the reverse for laughs. I took the 20 inch wheels off my Staats race bike and put them on my cruiser for a lap around the track. As it lowers both the front and back of the bike by 2 inches...
Forum: BMX
05-05-09, 10:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,466
Posted By andymac

18.5 is about right for a kid up to about 5 feet...

18.5 is about right for a kid up to about 5 feet and you probably want to be in the 165mm range for the cranks.
Not sure about who carries the We The People. I was able to find one locally in...
Forum: BMX
05-05-09, 09:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,466
Posted By andymac

If you decide to go the race bike route, most...

If you decide to go the race bike route, most junior/expert race bikes are sub 20 pounds and can be picked up used for under 300, you can even get some new for less than that. Take a look at the FMF...
Forum: BMX
04-30-09, 01:10 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,484
Posted By andymac

If there is nothing wrong with the hub just take...

If there is nothing wrong with the hub just take it to a bike shop and have them lace up a new rim for you. An Alex DM-24 24" inch rim is only about $20.00 at the shops around here and it is usually...
Forum: BMX
04-29-09, 03:40 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 14,275
Posted By andymac

Good luck with that. None of the race frame...

Good luck with that.
None of the race frame manufacturers use anything but Euro. You may be able to source an older frame with an American BB but certainly not mid or spanish.
Forum: BMX
04-29-09, 01:39 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 14,275
Posted By andymac

Euro is crap, never run euro on bmx Spoken...

Euro is crap, never run euro on bmx

Spoken like a true non-racer. Euro is the standard for modern BMX race frames and has been the mountain bike standard for years.
As the bearings are smaller...
Forum: BMX
04-29-09, 10:20 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 14,275
Posted By andymac

There is no "need" for a conversion kit to make...

There is no "need" for a conversion kit to make your bottom bracket compatible with "euro" in order to run 3 piece cranks, 3 piece cranks are available for all sorts of bottom bracket styles. The...
Forum: BMX
04-17-09, 01:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,313
Posted By andymac

Fusion was just a "house" brand name that Haro...

Fusion was just a "house" brand name that Haro used for the generic parts that they put on their complete bikes, Google Haro Fusion and you will get hit on a variety of things that were branded that...
04-08-09, 01:30 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,636
Posted By andymac

Boy is there a lot of threads that end up being...

Boy is there a lot of threads that end up being about big guys breaking stuff...

Too the original question: "do I need to keep from mashing in general or does it not matter"

Is mashing harder...
Forum: BMX
04-07-09, 04:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 9,148
Posted By andymac

That frame (Deathtrap) makes no mention of being...

That frame (Deathtrap) makes no mention of being butted at all and it is a bit heavier than much of the competition so there is a good chance that the tubing has the same wall thickness throughout,...
Forum: BMX
04-06-09, 10:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 9,148
Posted By andymac

This is a pretty funny discussion... you do know...

This is a pretty funny discussion... you do know that 4130 is simply a designation number for steel right? All 4130 means is that the steel contains other elements in a defined percentage range.
As...
03-27-09, 08:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 630
Posted By andymac

I have some Lake MX85's in a 50 as my commuter...

I have some Lake MX85's in a 50 as my commuter shoes, also have some Shimano's (can't remember the model number) and I have tried Sidi in the past. I would say that the Lake model I have fits a...
03-26-09, 09:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,147
Posted By andymac

Telling people on this or any other forum how...

Telling people on this or any other forum how strong your are will generally not result in much in the way of helpful advice….
There is a chance that the chain you have tried twice is problematic,...
03-12-09, 08:34 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,853
Posted By andymac

Forgot to mention that you should not worry much...

Forgot to mention that you should not worry much about your kick. Just keep your legs relaxed and try to only kick as much as is necessary to keep your body position. While you can get a lot of power...
03-12-09, 08:31 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,853
Posted By andymac

Do not try to get in distance on a single breath,...

Do not try to get in distance on a single breath, that is something you would only want to do in a sprint race. Doing it in what is for you a distance event will just deprive you of oxygen and mean...
03-11-09, 09:33 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,853
Posted By andymac

What stroke are you swimming? I will assume free...

What stroke are you swimming? I will assume free style or front crawl if that is what you want to call it.
I was a competitive swimmer for 16 years and have been asked by many friends to help them...
Forum: BMX
03-06-09, 04:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,906
Posted By andymac

The seats used to have a pivoting clamp attached...

The seats used to have a pivoting clamp attached to them that you slid onto the post and tightened down. Little kids bikes tend to still have the clamp.
03-04-09, 03:24 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,907
Posted By andymac

I am 6'7" 235lbs and commute 17 miles one way,...

I am 6'7" 235lbs and commute 17 miles one way, 3-4 days a week, year round in Vancouver, Canada. I spend a lot of time being wet....
03-04-09, 12:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 582
Posted By andymac

I did some triathlons ages ago but now I race BMX...

I did some triathlons ages ago but now I race BMX in both the 20 inch and cruiser class. Loads of fun and no chance of getting lapped....
03-04-09, 09:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 764
Posted By andymac

Crank Bros 50/50's come in an X and XX version,...

Crank Bros 50/50's come in an X and XX version, the main difference is that the X is loose ball bearings and the XX is sealed. They are both pretty good pedals but before you use them you should put...
03-03-09, 09:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 722
Posted By andymac

Helmet fit has more to do with the shape of your...

Helmet fit has more to do with the shape of your melon than the size of the helmet. You really need to try them on, I would only buy online if I knew the helmet fit. It seems different manufacturers...
02-27-09, 04:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 546
Posted By andymac

Watch the spoke tension on your wheels, at your...

Watch the spoke tension on your wheels, at your size that will be the most common issue. Go around the wheel squeezing the pairs of overlapping spokes, it should take a pretty good squeeze to move...
02-26-09, 04:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 606
Posted By andymac

I don't think that spokes can go "soft" any more...

I don't think that spokes can go "soft" any more than a frame goes soft but there are many people out there that believe that this happens. When a spoke is fatigued it breaks, up until that happens...
02-24-09, 02:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,577
Posted By andymac

In my experience the stock Deore level hubs hold...

In my experience the stock Deore level hubs hold up fine but they allow a lot more water in than even the LX level so they need repacking much more frequently. I commute 35 miles a day, often in the...
Forum: BMX
02-23-09, 12:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,067
Posted By andymac

If you are not concerned that they are truly...

If you are not concerned that they are truly "vintage" you should take a look at the Odyssey 1999 Brake Kit. It is an old style long reach caliper brake that mounts in single hole in a seatstay...
02-19-09, 03:29 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 668
Posted By andymac

I wear the full pack cloth shoe covers from...

I wear the full pack cloth shoe covers from Mountain Equipment Coop with two pairs of socks in my regular clip shoes. I am good to about -10C, lower than that my toes are aching by the end of my 27km...
02-19-09, 10:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 646
Posted By andymac

Building your own is the way to go if you are...

Building your own is the way to go if you are willing to give it a try. One of the benefits to building it yourself is that you can do it over and over if need be. If you are nervous about it then...
Forum: BMX
02-19-09, 10:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,961
Posted By andymac

You seem to be confused about the wheel/tire...

You seem to be confused about the wheel/tire sizes and this is understandable as the same number is used to refer to 2 different sized wheels. All the bikes are referred to as 20 inch or 24 inch, the...
Forum: BMX
02-19-09, 09:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 978
Posted By andymac

I think that Streetrider has misunderstood the...

I think that Streetrider has misunderstood the question, both the freewheel and the hub have standard threading.

I think that the freewheel probably threads on fine but the threaded portion of the...
02-17-09, 10:39 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,362
Posted By andymac

Not to worry, I didn't take any of this as an...

Not to worry, I didn't take any of this as an insult. I was just pointing out that the original poster had already indicated what his condition was. I have a lifetime of well meaning people letting...
02-16-09, 08:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,071
Posted By andymac

I am not a heavyweight at 235 so I do not have...

I am not a heavyweight at 235 so I do not have the wheel issues that many have but I put in a lot of miles and my BMX race bike is hard on wheels so I have had enough problems that I learned to build...
02-16-09, 03:29 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,362
Posted By andymac

Barese Rider You said: "And before...

Barese Rider

You said:
"And before everyone picks on their ancestors realize that for 99.9 out of 100 the food one sticks in their mouth has much more to do with weight lipids sugar etc. than...
02-16-09, 02:37 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,071
Posted By andymac

You cannot compare rim/wheel strength by simply...

You cannot compare rim/wheel strength by simply looking at whether the rim is single wall or double wall. For a given rim weight a double wall rim is likely to be stronger than a single wall but...
Forum: BMX
02-13-09, 05:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,083
Posted By andymac

For the money the DK you are looking at is not a...

For the money the DK you are looking at is not a bad bike. Cruisers are no stronger than a comparable 20 inch bike but can be more comfortable to ride any significant distance. Cruisers have a steep...
02-12-09, 01:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 502
Posted By andymac

I am guessing it is mostly cross country riding...

I am guessing it is mostly cross country riding you are doing?
In Vancouver it is mostly slogging up a mountain to get to a downhill run so I got my son a Norco Kompressor as his first grown up...
02-04-09, 01:18 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,362
Posted By andymac

If you truly have familial hypercholesterolemia...

If you truly have familial hypercholesterolemia then you are not likely going to get very far with diet and exercise. Lots of people will express different opinions about this and tell you that you...
Forum: BMX
01-23-09, 12:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,931
Posted By andymac

There are no rules about gearing but you need to...

There are no rules about gearing but you need to do some math as there are better ways to achieve your desired gearing. The chain ring size is one of three factors in determining your gearing, you...
Forum: BMX
01-20-09, 05:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 741
Posted By andymac

The Maxxis Maxx Daddy is a bit beefier than the...

The Maxxis Maxx Daddy is a bit beefier than the Holy Roller but unlikely to be any better for flats. Maxxis Hookworms come in a 24 inch size and have a thick casing but I think they are 2.5 inches...
Forum: BMX
12-18-08, 01:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,054
Posted By andymac

I think you can still order the coloured ones...

I think you can still order the coloured ones directly from Profiles web site.
12-05-08, 05:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,293
Posted By andymac

My son and I have been riding our local...

My son and I have been riding our local intermediate/expert trails since he was 5 and we got him his first geared mountatin bike (a K2 Zed 20) at age 6. He had it figured out in a couple days.
I...
12-02-08, 09:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 359
Posted By andymac

Look at BMX race gear or motocross gear, there is...

Look at BMX race gear or motocross gear, there is stuff for toddlers to teens. I get most of my son's BMX gloves, jerseys and pants at the motor cycle shops, they tend to be better priced than the...
Forum: BMX
10-20-08, 02:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,112
Posted By andymac

Check on BMXMuseum.com, one of the collectors...

Check on BMXMuseum.com, one of the collectors there may have some notion.

That is a nutty looking ride.
10-10-08, 02:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 485
Posted By andymac

Breaking one or more spokes often weakens the...

Breaking one or more spokes often weakens the remaining spokes and shortens their life. This depends largely on how far the wheel was ridden with the broken spoke.
There are plenty of posts on the...
Forum: BMX
10-09-08, 12:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 901
Posted By andymac

Your question is pretty general being as there...

Your question is pretty general being as there are a lot of race bikes/race forks available and they do not all have the same level of durability.

Even so, my opinion is "yes" a race bike will...
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