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PostSubject: Re: Bike parts   Wed Feb 25, 2009 10:12 am

so street tires are designed to grip the concrete with their treads
and dirt tires are designed to provide traction on loose dirt with their thick treads and raised sections?
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PostSubject: Re: Bike parts   Wed Feb 25, 2009 10:41 am

shubbyalert wrote:
so street tires are designed to grip the concrete with their treads
and dirt tires are designed to provide traction on loose dirt with their thick treads and raised sections?

Exactly.
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PostSubject: Re: Bike parts   Wed Feb 25, 2009 10:42 am

yeah i run a street back and dirt front that is the usual setup but you can run two streets or two dirts. If your riding street though a dirt in the front will work and a street in the front will do just the same.
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PostSubject: Re: Bike parts   Wed Feb 25, 2009 10:46 am

alright thanks.
whats a freewheel?
is the one you can pedal backwards in?
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PostSubject: Re: Bike parts   Wed Feb 25, 2009 10:49 am

shubbyalert wrote:
alright thanks.
whats a freewheel?
is the one you can pedal backwards in?

The freewheel is the back gear that your chain is attatched to.
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PostSubject: Re: Bike parts   Wed Feb 25, 2009 10:54 am

yeah also known as a cassete they make freecoasters where if you are going backwards in a fakie you dont have to backpedal like you would with a cassete. I would just keep everything stock on your bike for now though.
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PostSubject: Re: Bike parts   Wed Feb 25, 2009 10:55 am

whoakay i was off......
then what's the wheel debate thingy about?
The two types where one can move both back and forth
and the other can only move forward or something...
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PostSubject: Re: Bike parts   Wed Feb 25, 2009 10:56 am

lol its alright
im not looking to upgrade
just trying to get some more info on how stuff works.
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PostSubject: Re: Bike parts   Wed Feb 25, 2009 11:17 am

Basically doing a fakie is when you jump up and rotate your bike 180 degrees and ride backwards. If you have a cassete you will have to pedal backwards to go back. If you have a freecoaster you can stand there while fakieing and coast backwards. You will get into that stuff way later though.
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PostSubject: Re: Bike parts   Wed Feb 25, 2009 11:23 am

yeah.... that sounds pretty hard
:O
what about axles?
i spotted them on danscomp but i dont see what the big deal could be about axles on a 2wheeler...
what do they do?
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PostSubject: Re: Bike parts   Wed Feb 25, 2009 11:35 am

The axle goes in the middle of the hub and it rests in the forks or the dropouts. Basically you dont want to bend them. 14 mm axles are harder to bend than 3/8 axles
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PostSubject: Re: Bike parts   Wed Feb 25, 2009 11:43 am

alright.
does brake type matter?
or is it just preference?
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PostSubject: Re: Bike parts   Wed Feb 25, 2009 12:56 pm

Straight cables have better stopping power.
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PostSubject: Re: Bike parts   Thu Feb 26, 2009 12:47 am

and rerouting through gyros nulls some of it out?
but would it be weak enough to not work properly
I dont need much hard breaking at high speeds
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PostSubject: Re: Bike parts   Thu Feb 26, 2009 8:04 am

just run a straight its a whole lot cheaper aswell
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PostSubject: Re: Bike parts   Thu Feb 26, 2009 8:10 am

cost doesnt matter
the Launch comes with a detangler system and gyro tabs
im just wondering if I should leave it on, or take it off.
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PostSubject: Re: Bike parts   Thu Feb 26, 2009 1:31 pm

Just leave it on and if you like it keep it i hated mine though. If you hate yours just run a straight.
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PostSubject: Re: Bike parts   Fri Feb 27, 2009 9:07 am

alright cool
thats all i need to know for now
(i think)
month's almost over
we're gonna go check out bikes this weekend
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