Bob_B

Lives in: Somers Point, NJ USA

Member since: 06/26/19

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Added reply in a thread Bent Stock Rim - Fix or Replace? 7/9/2019 12:43 PM

Thanks, I will give the shop a call where I bought, they looked it over before I walked out the store. Hopefully they can straighten things up.

Started new thread Bent Stock Rim - Fix or Replace? 7/8/2019 8:58 AM

So I bought a 2020 Kink BMX Gap XL and after about 2-3 rides I noticed the rear rim is slightly bent. Its a mission X7 rim and all I have been doing is bunny hops and learning to manual. Is it possible to bend back or ignore for a while? If I ignore ... more »

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Added reply in a thread Pads 7/6/2019 7:11 PM

So I have smashed my shin with my peddles a few time but have yet to bang up my ankles. Do ankles usually get caught when trying to grind?

Added reply in a thread Pads 7/3/2019 5:49 AM

Thanks for all the input. What about sizing are Fuse pads true to the size the recommend on their sizing chart? I am 6'1" 195lbs and would assume i would need L or XL pads?

Added reply in a thread Pads 7/2/2019 3:55 PM

Let me know how they go, I am in no rush.

Added reply in a thread Pads 7/2/2019 1:21 PM

Anyone know anything on the Fuse Omega Knee Pads or Fuse Echo 75 Knee/Shin Pads?

Started new thread Pads 7/2/2019 12:52 PM

I am looking at getting knee, elbow and maybe shin pads. What specific brand and models are good and not too pricey? Besides a skate park requiring them, which of the three are most critical for BMX (elbow/knee/shin)? Thanks

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Added bike check 2020 Kink BMX Gap XL - Stock 7/1/2019 6:31 PM
Liked a bike check 2019 Kink Gap XL 7/1/2019 9:57 AM
Liked a comment on the item 2019 Kink Gap XL 7/1/2019 9:46 AM

No. Get the Kink Whip which retails 420USD. The Gap retails 370USD. Only $50 difference and the Whip is completely chromoly and sealed. The Gap is not meant for expert riding as it is only front triangle chromoly frame, single wall rims, and chromoly steerer only fork. I only bought the Gap because I got it for...more

Liked a comment on the item 2019 Kink Gap XL 7/1/2019 9:46 AM

Hell yeah, good deal. They are basically the same bike but the Whip has upgraded parts and is stronger so it's basically worth the extra $50 or so. Here's me riding the Gap at the park for the first time: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c-GjwuTCle8

Started new thread Kink Gap XL 6/30/2019 7:05 PM

Anyone own this bike or have experience with it? I am 6’1” beginner looking to upgrade to the 2020 version but would like some feedback first. Thank you.

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Added reply in a thread Triple Eight Helmets 6/30/2019 7:03 PM

I just bought the triple eight Gotham off amazon. Very comfortable, fits very well. I have a big head and got the L/XL. Hope that helps.

Added reply in a thread Rear Bearings Replacement 6/29/2019 3:55 PM

Thanks for the help. So I replaced the ball bearings and everything is back together. However I still have some play/rattle in the wheel. Assuming this means the hub is worn out? If so, doesn’t seem worth spending the $100 for a new wheel when I bought ... more »

Added reply in a thread Rear Bearings Replacement 6/28/2019 1:06 PM

With trying to fix these ball bearings I have heard that I will most likely have the same issue again. Is it because or dirt and moisture? Or is it because of the pounding from jumps, bunny hops etc? Ultimately I just need this bike to survive until ... more »

Added reply in a thread Central Jersey riders 6/27/2019 6:44 AM

I am occasionally around the McGuire AFB area so that’s not too far off. I will let you know next time I might be able head up your way. Thanks for the reply.

Started new thread Rear Bearings Replacement 6/26/2019 6:41 PM

So I bought a used Haro 100.1 to get started in BMX and after day two I blew out the rear ball bearings. They all pretty much fell out so I have no idea what size(s) they were. Can anyone tell me how to determine the size(s) for replacing them? Would

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Added reply in a thread Introduce Yourself 6/26/2019 10:02 AM

Hey All, my name is Bob and I am just getting into BMX at 30. Live in Southern Jersey along the Shore and looking to find some people local to ride and learn from. Bought a used (like new) 2011 Haro 100.1 to start out on looking to upgrade in the fall ... more »

Started new thread Ocean City/Somers Point, NJ Area 6/26/2019 9:54 AM

Anyone in the Ocean City/Somers Point Area looking for someone to ride with? I am 30 and just getting into BMX and looking for anyone in the area. We have a few local skateparks Brigantine and AC just opened back up. Thanks Bob

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Added reply in a thread Central Jersey riders 6/26/2019 9:52 AM

Hey man, I am just really starting to get into BMX at 30, was kind of into it when I was a kid. Anyhow I am down in the Ocean City/Somers Point, NJ area, and looking for someone to ride with. I know it's a ways off but if you ever are down that way.