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Updated bike check SS Hill Slayer 4/1/2020 7:54 AM
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Added reply in a thread Urban Hill Slayer 3/30/2020 7:54 AM

Inspected both my bottom bracket and headset today which have been in since 2013. The headset & head/steerer tube were all in nearly pristine condition so just cleaned, re-lubed (greased), and dropped 'em right back in. The bottom bracket was also

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Added a comment to Ricochet's bike check 3/30/2020 7:32 AM
SS Hill Slayer

Inspected both my bottom bracket and headset today which have been in since 2013. The headset was in nearly pristine condition; so just re-lubed (greased) and dropped back in. The bottom bracket was actually very clean though the bearings were suspect so we took 'em out and cleaned up the bottom bracket and pressed in some new ones from Primo. Messed around with spacers/washers until we lined up the chainline nicely as it had been off by a few mm.

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Updated bike check SS Hill Slayer 3/30/2020 3:42 AM
SS Hill Slayer
Updated bike check SS Hill Slayer 3/30/2020 3:42 AM
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Added reply in a thread Urban Hill Slayer 3/28/2020 12:09 AM

I think you be very surprised how much BMX geometry actually went into that frame ;-) The DASH was heavily influenced by 20" thru 24" BMX freestyle design and was specifically made for Fixed Gear Freestylers who had abandoned 700c for 26".

Added a comment to Ricochet's bike check 3/22/2020 7:13 AM
SS Hill Slayer

Thanks mate. Yeah, I am not interested in high gearing or max speeds though I still am reaching ~45 kph for a solid minute or so at ~200 rpm... so that is plenty of go when I need it on the flats. Also, it must be noted that my max daily ride distance is <25 km.

The acceleration is much better now with the Profile Mini Cassette Hub due to the faster engagement.

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Liked a comment on the item SS Hill Slayer 3/22/2020 7:03 AM

Looks fantastic!!!!!!!!!!!! Those tires look great!!!!!

But wow that's low gearing. But totally makes sense for hills. It's pretty flat where I live... My first bmx bike has about that gearing and I don't really like riding any distance with it.

Added a comment to Ricochet's bike check 3/22/2020 2:02 AM
SS Hill Slayer

New rubber! Kenda Small Block 8s! New cassette hub Profile MINI with Splined Driver! New Rear Rim Sun-Ringle MTX 33.

New Gear Ratio! 26t Sprocket and 15t Cog makes for 1.75 gear ratio @ ~45 gear inches. Perfect for tackling steeps hills, soft dirt trails, and the sand!

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Added reply in a thread Urban Hill Slayer 3/22/2020 1:38 AM

New Profile Mini Cassette Hub all laced up now on a Sun-Ringle MTX 33 rim.

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Updated bike check SS Hill Slayer 3/21/2020 11:33 PM
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Updated bike check SS Hill Slayer 3/21/2020 11:33 PM
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Added reply in a thread My worst crash in years, got knocked out. 3/15/2020 9:14 AM

Damn, I hope you recover well brother. We aint' spring chickens no more! If you haven't already had your melon checked out you might consider doing it to be on the safe side as missing minutes of time like that is not good. I had the front and right ... more »

Added reply in a thread Urban Hill Slayer 3/10/2020 8:06 AM

Lookie here at what came in the mail from the good ole'USA. Profile Mini Cassette Hub with 15t Chromo Splined Driver with 120mm Track Cone Spacers.

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Updated bike check SS Hill Slayer 2/28/2020 9:15 AM
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Updated bike check SS Hill Slayer 2/25/2020 9:41 AM
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Updated bike check SS Hill Slayer 2/24/2020 2:26 AM
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Added reply in a thread Front Brakes!!! 2/10/2020 6:42 AM

He rides his custom 20" BMX only occasionally and with a spotter close by... it is extremely hard for him to stand up and maintain balance to ride it for any length of distance or time. He does however have a road bike, a black Cannondale Bad Boy, that ... more »

Added a comment to Ricochet's bike check 2/7/2020 8:52 AM
SS Hill Slayer

LOL, I am already down do a ~1.84 gear ratio so ~47.8 gear inches! Thinking of going down to ~45" (~1.73 gear ratio) next... not quite to 'trials' ratios (1.2-1.5) but getting mighty close! I don't mind spinning on the flats as my main focus is hill slaying... currently I can spin up to ~43-45 kph @ ~190-200 rpm for a solid minute on the flats so I can still boogey ;-)

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Added a comment to Ricochet's bike check 2/6/2020 9:25 AM
SS Hill Slayer

To be clear those are MAX slope percentages for only the steepest sections (pitches) of only a few meters on the hills. The tallest hill we have here is only ~85 meters in elevation.

Actually, tire grip doesn't seem to be the problem on any of these hills whether it be dirt or urban (except for the single loose dirt hill with the steepest pitch of 50-60%... but even a knobby would have difficulty here). The issue at hand is slightly too high of gearing... I really think if it was a tad lower the ascents would be easier if not smoother.

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