EASTERN SHOVELHEAD BMX BIKE 2017 BICYCLE BLACK AND CAMO

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  • Tough and lightweight full chromoly BMX frame with a 20.85 inch top tube
  • Super grippy Eastern squealer OEM BMX tires
  • Strong and light double wall alloy rims – front and rear
  • Female axle front hub
  • Pivotal style BMX seat and post

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EASTERN SHOVELHEAD BMX BIKE 2017 BICYCLE BLACK AND CAMO

The expert level Eastern Shovelhead has been an Eastern staple for over a decade. This bike is sold by the bicycle experts at Bike853 who are ready to help you with any questions you have before and after the sale to keep your Eastern Bike running smooth for years to come. The Shovelhead features a full chromoly frame, fork and bars to provide lightweight performance. The Shovelhead is finished off with fully sealed hubs, double wall alloy rims, 3-piece 48 Spline tubular chromoly cranks, alloy sprocket Eastern grips, Pivotal seat and Easternâ€s new Squealer tires. Intended for riders 13 years and older.

HOW TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT BICYCLE TO START PRACTICING BMX?

  1. The size of the painting
    It is measured with the horizontal tube , ie the upper tube that joins the steering with the saddle. The larger the tube, the more space you will have to pedal between the pedal and the handlebar.
  2. The height of the handlebar
    The height of the handlebar determines the height of the driving position . An 8-year-old will be more comfortable with a low handlebar, while a teenager or adult will prefer a higher handlebar because they have the highest bust.
  3. The length of the pedal rods
    Normally it varies between 160 and 180 mm. Short cranks allow children or small people not to juggle their bikes. The very large connecting rods are more annoying for the practice of freestyle, but allow a better acceleration in race.
  4. Different BMX teams according to the disciplines
    Some disciplines require particular BMX teams. This is the case of freestyle, especially in street, flat and skatepark. The bikes designed for these practices are equipped with a rotor (a braking system that allows a 360 ° turn of the handlebar ) and of pegs (some calapers necessary to make figures and, occasionally, to take to the friends).
  5. The practice of freestyle requires a reinforced material that supports impacts and falls: a reinforced saddle, double-walled wheels with 36 or 48 spokes, or an ultra-resistant plate.
  6. For dirt, trail and race, tires are usually used with cleats , since the bicycle has to adhere to the earth and mud. In ” street “, in ” flat ” and in skatepark, bicycles are equipped with slick tires to ensure maximum adherence to the asphalt.

TUTORIAL CLEANING / MAINTENANCE BMX

  1. Washing : it must be done on return: the mud is not yet dry, so it is easier.
    DO NOT USE a high-pressure cleaner: Pressurized water will penetrate all bearings (even those labeled as watertight).
    Use the classic garden jet, a little soapy water (dishwashing liquid why not). For small corners: toothbrush, swab.
    Once washed, NEVER allow the bike to dry alone! Use a soft, absorbent and CLEAN cloth, otherwise you will scratch your beautiful paint … ideal for drying: compressor blower.
  2. The chain : clean with water, dry with a cloth. Do not grease!
    Instead, use WD40 and remove excess with a cloth. A chain must be dry to the touch . Attention to the WD40: do not mix it with greases because it will dilute them!
    Your chain “cracks”: it may be full of dust, sand, in this case: disassemble it, soak it in gasoline, once clean, dry it, then lubricate it with a Teflon lubricant.
    It must be taut enough not to “beat” but not too much: you should not have a hard point on pedaling or pedaling (in this case it “pulls” on the freewheel which prematurely uses chain and wheel free).
  3. The brakes: degreasing rim / trichlo or acetone pads and from time to time: fine sandpaper (400 or 600) on the rims (on the area of contact with the shoes).
  4. The “classic” freewheels:
    She cracks? Disassemble it, clean it with petrol (soak). Then you can let it run dry, it will not wear out faster than a freewheel greased and full of sand …
    The crankset cracks: it is usually necessary to dismantle cranks (pull crank) then the cuvettes of the crankcase bottom (specific tool also). To remove cracks or squeaks: clean the threads of the bowls and the frame and grease the whole (white grease or waterproof grease) then reassemble.
  5. Tire pressure: variable according to the size of the tire and the weight of the driver: from 3.5 to 5.5 bar. To be monitored regularly and at least once a week. Driving under inflation will expose you to pinching when you receive the jumps and the bike will behave less healthily (the tire will deform during pedaling and cornering).