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10-14-19, 11:01 AM
Replies: 13
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Posted By 3S1M

I haven't let the cold temps stop me yet. I'm in...

I haven't let the cold temps stop me yet. I'm in Wisconsin and the last three nights have been pretty cold. I think last night it was in the high 30's when I went but it was colder the other night...
10-14-19, 10:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 471
Posted By 3S1M

Wow, that is a gorgeous place to ride!!!!! We...

Wow, that is a gorgeous place to ride!!!!! We have some hard packed gravel trails by us that I've been meaning to go on. But they just follow the train tracks. I'm not sure there will be much to...
10-09-19, 09:24 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 184
Posted By 3S1M

Some night riding...... I'm so excited to be out...

Some night riding...... I'm so excited to be out there, that I like sharing it with people. God is good. But I know, we're not hollywood supermodels so..... you may have to cringe. LOL. ...
Forum: BMX
10-09-19, 09:16 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,870
Posted By 3S1M

At the end of my bike ride last night with my Son...

At the end of my bike ride last night with my Son I pulled off a perfect tiny bunny hop for him. LOL. Not sure how high I was but it felt good. I wasn't sure I was going to get any air cuz I was...
10-09-19, 09:08 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 471
Posted By 3S1M

Oh cool! I'll look those up. Thanks for the...

Oh cool! I'll look those up. Thanks for the tips on the shows. Also, would love to see pics of you guys riding if you ever get a chance. It's always cool to see the different landscapes.
10-08-19, 10:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 471
Posted By 3S1M

I apologize if any of those are New Zealand. I...

I apologize if any of those are New Zealand. I don't mean to lump you all together. I think they're all Australian but something tells me "Wonderland" might be New Zealand. I'm not really sure.
10-08-19, 10:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 471
Posted By 3S1M

So it's starting summer down there now? My wife...

So it's starting summer down there now? My wife reminded me of that that other day I think. I'm always amazed at how that is.

Off topic but some of the shows I watch are Australian and I really...
10-07-19, 02:14 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 184
Posted By 3S1M

Just some more riding pics

So much fun when we all go......... https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/960x960/72558204_10219710941394393_6373100588107825152_n_3b4a418ca1574fa11208235b4ebbae8ce0d9cfcb.jpg...
Forum: BMX
10-03-19, 10:48 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,870
Posted By 3S1M

I watched a youtube vid about the Fat Ripper. I...

I watched a youtube vid about the Fat Ripper. I think it was by "Seth's Bike Hacks". Another middle age guy starting to BMX again. He seemed to like it.

I almost had a line on a super cheap Tony...
Forum: BMX
10-02-19, 02:43 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,870
Posted By 3S1M

Thanks smullen. Let me know what you get if you...

Thanks smullen. Let me know what you get if you get one....
Forum: BMX
10-02-19, 10:51 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,870
Posted By 3S1M

I almost rode a wheelie last night on my son's...

I almost rode a wheelie last night on my son's mountain bike. LOL. I got the front tire higher than I thought I would. It surprised me. LOL.

Anything over a 20" bmx bike around here is vaporware....
Forum: BMX
09-30-19, 09:57 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,870
Posted By 3S1M

Yeah, a 24" cruiser BMX seems like the way to go....

Yeah, a 24" cruiser BMX seems like the way to go. Now to just figure out how to do it cheap. I think the cheapest way would be to find a boys 24" mountain bike and change the handlebars and then...
09-28-19, 09:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 471
Posted By 3S1M

You guys look like you're geared up to go a long...

You guys look like you're geared up to go a long ways.... We only go like 2 miles in our neighborhood. But it is one of the highlights of my day.
Forum: BMX
09-27-19, 10:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 805
Posted By 3S1M

This is really weird. I was just thinking about...

This is really weird. I was just thinking about what colors I'd like to see that I haven't seen and a deep purple is one of them. The color might not be quite exactly what I was thinking about but...
09-27-19, 10:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 471
Posted By 3S1M

This summer my kids and wife all rode several...

This summer my kids and wife all rode several times together. I've been riding every day but many days someone goes with me. Many times 2 of them and a few times all three of them. It has been great....
Forum: BMX
09-26-19, 04:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 234
Posted By 3S1M

Yeah, I don't know why that didn't dawn on me...

Yeah, I don't know why that didn't dawn on me right off the bat. LOL.
Forum: BMX
09-26-19, 04:00 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,870
Posted By 3S1M

I did a little googling this morning and the...

I did a little googling this morning and the consensus is that 55 gear inches is a typical BMX bike. Weight is typically 25-27 pounds. But I think that was with 20" bikes... I see that in...
Forum: BMX
09-26-19, 09:51 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,870
Posted By 3S1M

I didn't try real hard but trying to do a...

I didn't try real hard but trying to do a wheeline on my 26" cruiser seemed futile for me at this point. Hops are going a little better.
Forum: BMX
09-26-19, 09:47 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,870
Posted By 3S1M

I'm sort of reluctant to try too much at this...

I'm sort of reluctant to try too much at this point cuz my wife has just started having terrible sciattica pain and needs more help from me right now. So I don't want to hurt myself doing tricks on...
Forum: BMX
09-26-19, 09:22 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,870
Posted By 3S1M

Yeah, I was kind of thinking I'd like a double...

Yeah, I was kind of thinking I'd like a double duty bike to ride with the family but be able to do some tricks on too. But not sure if that's doable. The one thing I was thinking was that what are...
Forum: BMX
09-24-19, 12:08 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,870
Posted By 3S1M

OK, here's some more questions: Building...

OK, here's some more questions:


Building a BMX on a budget for an older rider..... how to? I would like to understand the anatomy of a BMX type bike. From what I gather it's important that they...
Forum: BMX
09-24-19, 11:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 234
Posted By 3S1M

I get it now as I'm learning. I'm 47 now and I...

I get it now as I'm learning. I'm 47 now and I did not grow up doing tricks on bikes. But after watching how the kids do it, I see why now. I did ride a skateboard quite a bit. Ahhhh the 80's.
09-22-19, 03:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 704
Posted By 3S1M

I tried riding my wifes bike last night because...

I tried riding my wifes bike last night because it had rained and the streets were a little wet. But her seat / saddle is very uncomfy for me. It's got that concaveness to it and wants you in a...
Forum: BMX
09-22-19, 03:16 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,635
Posted By 3S1M

That's a good deal. Most BMX style bikes seem to...

That's a good deal. Most BMX style bikes seem to carry a premium. Even the cheap box store ones people seem to want to get more money for them then what should be, IMHO. Like a 100 dollar BMX bike...
Forum: BMX
09-21-19, 01:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 234
Posted By 3S1M

How come it seems like most BMX bikes are not coaster braked?

Or are there some? Seems like if you wanted to eliminate wires and such for brakes a coaster brake would work. I know some freewheeling rims allow to not have to pedal backwards when going...
Forum: BMX
09-21-19, 01:38 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,635
Posted By 3S1M

I went and looked at a really clean one yesterday...

I went and looked at a really clean one yesterday but it was a kids 16"er... darn. It was pretty cool looking and in really good shape for cheap.
09-21-19, 01:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 704
Posted By 3S1M

Yeah, all 4 of the bikes have pedal reflectors.

Yeah, all 4 of the bikes have pedal reflectors.
09-20-19, 03:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 704
Posted By 3S1M

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_1652_1__8237b2c4d4ff2071bc95b6152bdc4f0a7719418f.jpg...
09-16-19, 11:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 704
Posted By 3S1M

I really like the handlebars. They do seem to...

I really like the handlebars. They do seem to change the feel of the bike, cuz they're lighter and smaller. The balance almost feels a little strange but my hands are in a much more comfy position....
Forum: BMX
09-16-19, 11:30 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,870
Posted By 3S1M

That's really sweet looking.

That's really sweet looking.
Forum: BMX
09-16-19, 11:28 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,870
Posted By 3S1M

This seat actually looks comfy.

This seat actually looks comfy.
Forum: BMX
09-15-19, 03:23 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,870
Posted By 3S1M

Some pics of BMX bikes at my local bike shop and some questions....

I visited a local bike shop that turned out to be a really nice place with lots of cool bikes and parts and such. I got some new bars for my cruiser that changed the feel of the bike for the better...
09-15-19, 03:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,000
Posted By 3S1M

we bought a Schwinn Sanctuary for my wife this...

we bought a Schwinn Sanctuary for my wife this summer and she likes it a lot. It is not overly light but it just depends on how fast and how far you want to go. We're just riding around the...
09-15-19, 02:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 850
Posted By 3S1M

I don't know what a balance bike is. But I've got...

I don't know what a balance bike is. But I've got nothing against training wheels. I learned that way and so did my kids. That being said, there may be better ways to get kids started now. I just...
09-15-19, 02:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 907
Posted By 3S1M

I posted a thread by itself but you might've saw...

I posted a thread by itself but you might've saw I got a nice night ride in last night with a new set of bars on it. And a new light. I'm digging it.
09-15-19, 02:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 704
Posted By 3S1M

Yeah. I have a reflector on the rear, down by...

Yeah. I have a reflector on the rear, down by where the rim attaches. I zip tied it to there. It was the easiest way to do it without fashioning something from for higher up. Which I should do.

As...
09-15-19, 02:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 704
Posted By 3S1M

Yeah, I'm going for that dirtbike feel without...

Yeah, I'm going for that dirtbike feel without needing a new stem. LOL. I wouldn't mind some bmx bars but I think I eventually just want to get a complete BMX bike. Or a bmx / cruiser type bike. ...
09-14-19, 08:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,418
Posted By 3S1M

Nice!

Nice!
09-14-19, 08:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 704
Posted By 3S1M

New bars, grips, light and a nice night for riding.

Went to a local bike shop today that was really really nice. It's called South Shore Cyclery. It was waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay better than the Trek store I went to a couple of weeks ago.

Used...
09-14-19, 08:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,525
Posted By 3S1M

Some great bikes and pictures in here. Thanks...

Some great bikes and pictures in here. Thanks for the responses!!!
09-12-19, 10:04 AM
09-12-19, 10:02 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,418
Posted By 3S1M

Very interesting. It's also interesting that I...

Very interesting. It's also interesting that I find close to 60 almost ideal. LOL. I guess it's a timeless thing. So I see the difference is the diameter of the wheel. Gotcha..... that makes...
09-11-19, 11:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 696
Posted By 3S1M

It looks great. Love the colors. The blue and...

It looks great. Love the colors. The blue and brown goes super nice together.

How wide are you rims that those 2.5's are on, on the hardrock?
09-11-19, 11:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 907
Posted By 3S1M

Sorry about the blurry pics.......

Sorry about the blurry pics.......
09-11-19, 11:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 907
Posted By 3S1M

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1280x960/img_1585_d4e63994867533d5c4ab1ab8405eafbaa0da061a.jpg
I just ride mine around our neighborhood. We are right off lake Michigan though...
09-11-19, 11:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 429
Posted By 3S1M

Yeah, the clicking noise. LOL. Fun fun. Thanks...

Yeah, the clicking noise. LOL. Fun fun. Thanks for the input.
09-11-19, 10:51 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,418
Posted By 3S1M

OK, so my Schwinn Del Mar appears to be 63.4 gear...

OK, so my Schwinn Del Mar appears to be 63.4 gear inches and my Son's Schwinn mountain bike, the gear I use the most is the 3rd biggest gear on the rear hub and that is 61.2 gear inches. I guess that...
09-11-19, 10:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 429
Posted By 3S1M

Are there rear rims out here that have coaster brakes and 3 gears internally?

I was looking at different rims on line and I was pretty sure I saw some that said they were this type. 3 speeds in an internal hub, yet still had a coaster brake. I was intrigued. I could go for...
09-11-19, 10:25 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,418
Posted By 3S1M

Yeah, all of my bikes look like they are 6.6",...

Yeah, all of my bikes look like they are 6.6", which I think translaes to 170mm. I guess maybe that's pretty standard since they had it loaded into the calculator already.
09-10-19, 03:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,418
Posted By 3S1M

How do you measure the crank to put in the info? ...

How do you measure the crank to put in the info? pedal to center or pedal to pedal?
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