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Bike Checks / Re: Aliasdck's Second Bike Check (06 May 2021)
« Last post by DaddyCool on May 11, 2021, 11:13:54 PM »
That's interesting. I started with the Excel stuff because I wanted to have the weigth (and weight distribution) very similar for my two main bikes (one with front and back brake, the other brakeless). I also note the time I spent for riding and I find this motivating because I want to increase the hours per month...
I hope you get along with that depression. It is good to hear that riding helps you. For me it is also one of the most stable things in my life. Whatever happens in life, I will have a session the other day. This thought makes me calm somehow.
Lately I need to adapt my attitude towards my riding a little bit because I realised that I hardly progress anymore. So I need to accept that I most probably will not achieve a level that is much higher than what I have now. This is not so nice but I still have fun doing my combos although I have done most of them many times before. So my feeling is that your riding and attitude may change over the years, but if you are really into it riding can help to make your life a little more stable. I think this is also caused by the fact that I ride alone 98% and so it has developed to something very personal. I guess this is the situation for most flatland riders.
By the way: It is really good to discuss stuff like this with you guys here. Most of my friends would not understand it in that way because they do not ride and don't do something else with that intensity.
Thank you for that!
Bike Checks / Re: Aliasdck's Second Bike Check (06 May 2021)
« Last post by aliasdck on May 11, 2021, 10:49:43 PM »
Lol actually I keep a log book of sorts. Basically just a journal where I document what changes I make to my bike including a bunch of dimensions (for example: if I move the seat up or down, then how far is it off the floor, how far to the back tire, etc) and yes I do also keep track of weights. I also take note of trick progression, time spent riding and exercising, thoughts about my riding, etc

But I can be kinda almost bipolar about my hobby. Sometimes I get very enthusiastic and focus very intently on every little detail. But then sometimes I have periods of time where I don't care so much, my interest/focus lessens considerably and my obsessiveness goes away. That happened when I installed the deco pegs, so I didn't bother weighing or documenting anything at that time. I plan to weigh them and add the details to the log next time I take them off the bike.

I like that excel spreadsheet idea. Hmmm....

Fortunately I am not diagnosed with actual bipolar disorder. I do not get the mania and depression swings. Mostly I have only just been diagnosed with general depression, nothing too serious and luckily riding my bike has been the best medicine.
Parts & Bikes / Re: Suitable brakes and purchase criteria
« Last post by smsabb on May 11, 2021, 08:51:22 PM »
The best pads are the salmon colored Kool stop pads ,They are the same material as the old scott matthauser brake pads .Those with some Hombres or evo 2.5 brakes and you will be golden pony boy .
Parts & Bikes / Re: Sequence Hook V2 Stem
« Last post by out~riding on May 11, 2021, 08:13:09 PM »
never had any issue with my V1 slipping
Parts & Bikes / Re: 2021 WTP Utopia frame
« Last post by DaddyCool on May 11, 2021, 07:07:15 PM »
Oh yeah that looks good! Titanium bolts in the stem and spindle? I assume you will regret when you sell it... Or don't you like the geometry?
Bike Checks / Re: Aliasdck's Second Bike Check (06 May 2021)
« Last post by DaddyCool on May 11, 2021, 07:04:51 PM »
Thank you for the info. As far as I know the Deco should be definitely lighter. Don't you put every part on a scale and document it in an Excel sheet before installing it like I do?  ;D Nerdy, I know...
Parts & Bikes / Re: Sequence Hook V2 Stem
« Last post by DaddyCool on May 11, 2021, 07:02:16 PM »
Interesting topic! Many people are sceptical about every stem not using the traditional six bolts and this may have a reason. It could also be a question of tolerances. I once bought two Zion stems (the system with four bolts like the S&M, Bizhouse and so on). I had one anodised later. This one clamped my OG bar without any problem whereas the other stem did not clamp enough. And I did not tighten the anodised one more...
I think before you put your Sequence stem in the basement and let it collect dust, you can try to tighten it really hard. I mean if you destroy the thread you have the same result: You will not use it  ::) But maybe it works.
Parts & Bikes / Re: Sequence Hook V2 Stem
« Last post by metalbmxer on May 11, 2021, 06:06:51 PM »
I would just get a regular allen key vs using one of those tools. The socket attached to a socket wrench will overtorque and on the flip side you won't get squat for torque with that handle allen key.

To be honest, I don't think you're tightening the stem enough
Parts & Bikes / Re: Sequence Hook V2 Stem
« Last post by 89schwinnsting on May 11, 2021, 04:36:33 PM »
Thanks for the advice, aliasdck. For now, I'm not going to use the stem. I may end up getting the Pete Brandt stem at a later date to replace it.
Parts & Bikes / Re: What's your favorite freecoaster?
« Last post by Mambocowboy on May 11, 2021, 08:13:13 AM »
I haven't seen anyone mention the Profile Z Coaster.  I was considering this one because I can get it in white.  Any reason not to get one?
I have one . It skips / pops and is nowhere as smooth as the FEC I have.
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