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Message 4190 (27. Nov. 2007 03:07) (All next previous)

claudine (videos by claudine) (pictures by claudine)
Finally did it!
Oh wow Irene, you did an awesome job!! Mine weigh an ounce or so more lol. And you have wider hangers, really good job.

So why crap bearings? I would think the swiss ones you had would be faster. I need faster bearings. I think I will try the Missiles. Mine are crap literally lol.

And your baseplates. Did you drill a hole between them so you could attach them to the heel? With mine, if my kingpin ever breaks, if I cant get plastic ones it will be hard. I love my trucks and know I cant go wider cause I would seriously lock wheels if I did. My plates and trucks will probably not change til I die. I might move the center of my sliders closer to the front. Thats it for changes for me for my skates I think. I'm pretty darn happy with mine.

So when you bail in a bowl, do you pump out too? I dont like the toe stops. They get in the way on the humpty-humps.

: Thanks to all the inspiration gotten from all you rollerskaters out there (you know who you are), I have finally put my new ride together. After much contemplation (procrastination) and several changes, they're done. Pleased with how it turned out, I'm not sure when I will have the chance to test ride them. Our city parks are closed and the indoor ones require me to hitch a ride. I hope to ride them this Sat, oh please....make it happen. It's also rainy and cold outside. I realise why it took me years to do's alot of work with just a jigsaw and a drill in my apt, using a chair as a worktable.
: The final setup: Riedell Retro Sport boot, K2 inline toecap, Tracker plate, Krux baseplate, Indy 109mm hangars, Crap bearings, unknown blank wheels.
: Sliders: Home Depot chrome 5/8" sq. towel bar ($.99 each) and Powell Rib Bone rails.
: Total weight (each skate): 4 pounds
: I will post the weight of each component (for those who care to know)
: Soon I hope to slide around corners with pool coping!
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  • ireNe: Finally did it! (27. Nov. 2007 01:04)
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