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  • #31
    or you could just get one of these wheelsets for christmas. they rule...

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    • #32
      I agree, go to a target or a wal-mart and get an empty water-cooler jug. It's like a billion gallons, and I got it for like 2 dollars. I put all my change in it, and when I need some quick cash, I empty it out. Once it was fifty dollars, and it was only about an inch full.

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      • #33
        Quick thought.

        For tire pressure.

        What psi is good for street riding, or should I just use the good`ol thumb-pinch method? Also, it's really hot here, so I have to take that into consideration. Ha, it would suck if I got my uni and ended up popping the tire in the first week. Also: what should I use to inflate my tire? Would a bike pump work? Can I just go and inflate it at the gas station?

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        • #34
          Your PSI is gonna be up to you really.

          You can use a bike pump or the gas station, or an air compressor, as long as you have a tire gauge to find out your pressure and what your running so you can remember that setting.

          Your gonna want to find a pressure that gives enough bounce to help with jumping higher, but not so low of a PSI that you bottom out from gaping and doing drops.

          On my trials uni, I have the CC tire on it, and its recommended for 35-50 PSI. I run mine strictly at 30, and people here have them at 8, but they weigh 80 pounds, other people have them in the teens and 20s range.

          Just experiment, see which one gives you the best control, best bounce, and most unlikely to fold over and bottom out.

          Don't mind the heat popping your tire, as long as you dont leave it outside or in the car for a long time, you'll be fine.
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          • #35
            Originally posted by Jerrick
            Your PSI is gonna be up to you really.

            You can use a bike pump or the gas station, or an air compressor, as long as you have a tire gauge to find out your pressure and what your running so you can remember that setting.

            Your gonna want to find a pressure that gives enough bounce to help with jumping higher, but not so low of a PSI that you bottom out from gaping and doing drops.

            On my trials uni, I have the CC tire on it, and its recommended for 35-50 PSI. I run mine strictly at 30, and people here have them at 8, but they weigh 80 pounds, other people have them in the teens and 20s range.

            Just experiment, see which one gives you the best control, best bounce, and most unlikely to fold over and bottom out.

            Don't mind the heat popping your tire, as long as you dont leave it outside or in the car for a long time, you'll be fine.
            Okay, thanks. I'm not too worried about jumping high, but it's good to know.

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            • #36
              wait if your learning to ride then why not just get a really cheap one off ebay?
              KH20 and Nimbus 36" Life is Good

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              • #37
                or you can get a decent one ofr about twice as much that will work and be comfortable after you learn and hold up way better.

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                • #38
                  Originally posted by firisfirefly
                  I considered the DX, but I decided that I don't really need it as of right now. I'd rather avoid ebay, because I don't want my first Uni to be used. Also, I would have to cut the seat post as well, which is a hassle I'd like to avoid. I would like a DX, but I'm just not willing to expend so much on a Uni I'll be using for learning mostly. I might get one in the future, though there will probably be better models by then.
                  dude, get an 05 DX for $200
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                  I like mine... I don't treat it well, but it doesn't seem to mind too much ... yeahhh

                  i took it off of a 9' drop
                  its fine(that one was into sand)

                  i took it off a 5' drop onto the ground and nothing is bent , im happy
                  I also jump up 3 stairs w/ it ... I like it a lot

                  its my 2nd baby (after my skimboard which I have to take care of to keep it good)
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