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M_V

Member since Aug 2008 • Last active Oct 2014

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    Wheel shouldn't be dished and doesn't look dished from your photo but probably can't tell very well from that one photo. Do you know how to tell if it's dished yourself?

    Putting that aside for just now though, are the spacers/locknuts etc on either side of the hub the same? They should be. They will need to be.

    Your fixed sprocket should look like this

    with the side which is facing up in that photo against the hub, that should put the teeth in much the same position relative to the hub flange (and the shoulder at the bottom of the threading) as the freewheel side.

    If your cog is the correct shape and fitted the correct way around and the spacers and locknuts are the same on both sides of the hub then the chainline should be the same whichever way around you have the wheel and you then just have to match the front to that.

    That means that at most you'll need to replace some washers/locknuts (so that your hub sits centrally in your frame), your cog (so that the teeth are in the same position as the freewheel teeth)and your bottom bracket (so that the chainring lines up with the freewheel/cog). Even if your cranks are road cranks and your chainring is not currently sitting in the right place you should be able to correct that with some combination of bb axle length and chainring on either the inside or outside of the spider

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    re Gaston's Giant, the entire seatube on those Omniums is the wrong way around so why not the seatpost too?!

  • in Mechanics & Fixin'
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    Eastside bikes in edinburgh will ream it out and epoxy in an insert for £65 or £45 if you only need the drive side doing.

    No paintwork damage and I think facing it might be part of the process.

    I've phoned them and posted a frame to them before.

  • in General
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    Nope but that is fully awesome, especially because there's at least one park near me with at least one of those sunken trampoline things.

    Tate Roskelly is good too.

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    Haha, good one.

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    When did Lahndahn move on from clamping to controlled explosions?

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    Since getting a bmx again after a break of several years and finding I'm shit at everything, I've been watching vids of riders with more unusual styles.

    Derek Nelson is my favourite of those and this my favourite video of his. Apols if it's a repost but it has a Jacques Brel song in it so it's worthy of a reep.

    Derek Nelson For Tree Bicycle Co

    from Tree Bicycle Co. on Vimeo.

    PS I in no way imagine ^that^ kind of riding to be any easier or achievable than any other.

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    On some bikes I've seen with flip-flops, the fixed sprocket is offset (teeth aren't dead centre)

    Is your fixed cog completely flat?

    I can't see that it's fill the thread if it were...?

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    They've sent you a positive shim. Email then and ask for a negative one.

  • in Freestyle & Tricks
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    Bike looks ace.

    I'm kinda tempted to slam my seat coz I've got bruises on my thighs tje now but I want to learn bar spins and Im thinking a high saddle will make them easier.

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