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Dirt Jump Bikes. any bike welcome as long as its dj or street
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Posted: Nov 13, 2019 at 19:13 Quote
Wow, I'm getting a bit more than I bargained for with this conversation! Thanks everyone for the input.
Honestly I hadn't really considered the fact that these parts would all be proprietary, which does give me pause. Though I do think the likelihood of me personally breaking them is quite low. I grew up idolizing Profile everything, but haven't actually owned any of their products other than a chain ring. People have mentioned their customer service is terrible and their quality has gone down recently, but I can't attest to either. There seem to be positive and negative reviews of pretty much every product and company in the market. I think I will now do some more research into current offerings in light of this conversation. Sherbet you mentioned I didn't know my frame width, but I did and it's 73mm. It's my understanding most BMX frames measure 68mm at the BB. I couldn't find any info on the spindle length of the Thunderbolt. Ratcat I would agree there is no significant benefit to running them.
And for the record...I think Canada is pretty cool tup

Posted: Nov 13, 2019 at 19:15 Quote
Metro-Gnome wrote:
If you don't care about cromo, you can generally get a Shimano zee or a race face Chester with a bottom bracket for under $150 Canadian. I've owned both, they can handle anything you're gonna do as long as you're not bailing on a concrete skatepark all day.

I have been considering those cranks also, but I'm partial to BMX cranks. I really only ride dirt and I'm sure they would be fine, but it's a personal preference.

Posted: Nov 13, 2019 at 19:23 Quote
ratcat wrote:
I'm with Sherb on this one. I know from experience Odyssey has good support, but as he said as there as so many fantastic 48 spline options on the market why would you go with a proprietary system? You buy a standard set of cranks and strip the threads on axle, you can walk into any bmx shop and know they have an axle that'll fit whether it be Salt, Colony, Stolen, Eclat etc. Street and dirt riding is rough on parts and we all have a habit of breaking parts, definitely more feasible to go with something that's replaceable anywhere opposed to having to send off and wait for a specialist part no?

Though like was mentioned, if you have them already throw them on, but if you are looking new I can't seem to find a significant benefit to them.
A person would need to be really stupid to strip the threads on a hardened steel spindle.On the topic of spindles,not all 48 spilne spindles from other companies are created equal either,some are bigger,some are smaller than others.

Posted: Nov 13, 2019 at 19:24 Quote
Thunderbolts are designed for 68mm BB's.

Posted: Nov 13, 2019 at 20:23 Quote
Pics of the new bike, pretty stoked on how it turned out.

Posted: Nov 13, 2019 at 20:49 Quote
thats super nice

Posted: Nov 13, 2019 at 20:50 Quote
but why did you leave the derailleur hanger on?

Posted: Nov 13, 2019 at 20:52 Quote
traqs wrote:
but why did you leave the derailleur hanger on?

It’s built into the dropout, so you can’t remove it.

Posted: Nov 13, 2019 at 20:56 Quote

I haven’t seen any of these out in the wild yet. New brakes, routed front through head tube. Thinking crankset next

Posted: Nov 13, 2019 at 20:59 Quote
i was considering getting one of these.. didn't though

Posted: Nov 13, 2019 at 21:51 Quote
omtimasprime wrote:
Pics of the new bike, pretty stoked on how it turned out.
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super clean

Posted: Nov 14, 2019 at 1:56 Quote
ratcat wrote:
I'm with Sherb on this one. I know from experience Odyssey has good support, but as he said as there as so many fantastic 48 spline options on the market why would you go with a proprietary system? You buy a standard set of cranks and strip the threads on axle, you can walk into any bmx shop and know they have an axle that'll fit whether it be Salt, Colony, Stolen, Eclat etc. Street and dirt riding is rough on parts and we all have a habit of breaking parts, definitely more feasible to go with something that's replaceable anywhere opposed to having to send off and wait for a specialist part no?

Though like was mentioned, if you have them already throw them on, but if you are looking new I can't seem to find a significant benefit to them.
this, I've stripped the splines on my axles and I just grabbed an old acle I had from years prior slapped it in there and we gucci

Posted: Nov 14, 2019 at 2:27 Quote
I've come by a set of the original Oddessy Wombolts, FK knows how old,over 10 years? FK knows how many owners and/or cack handed mechs thye've been through. Gave em a good clean an re'grease and They're FINE! totally bombproof! wedges are in top condition which I know the early wombolts had some problems with but, I'm more inclined to think it was derpy mechs that had a problem with them.

I know from my shop days that Oddessy's warranties are fantastic!! name me one other company that gives life time warranties on BMX STREET parts?

I really wish Hazard lite rims came in 26!!

Posted: Nov 14, 2019 at 5:11 Quote
nojzilla wrote:
I've come by a set of the original Oddessy Wombolts, FK knows how old,over 10 years? FK knows how many owners and/or cack handed mechs thye've been through. Gave em a good clean an re'grease and They're FINE! totally bombproof! wedges are in top condition which I know the early wombolts had some problems with but, I'm more inclined to think it was derpy mechs that had a problem with them.

I know from my shop days that Oddessy's warranties are fantastic!! name me one other company that gives life time warranties on BMX STREET parts?

I really wish Hazard lite rims came in 26!!

had hazard lites on my old 24". what an amazing, bomb proof rim! I'd love a set in 26 now!

Posted: Nov 14, 2019 at 8:11 Quote
Metro-Gnome wrote:
If you don't care about cromo, you can generally get a Shimano zee or a race face Chester with a bottom bracket for under $150 Canadian. I've owned both, they can handle anything you're gonna do as long as you're not bailing on a concrete skatepark all day.
yeah or he just can get some nice Saint cranks that will last like forever.... Smile


 
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