Tuesday, 14 August 2018
As I had some spare time today I thought I'd finally get around to doing some work on them.
Made a few discoveries..
Stripped the wheels off to discover that the ACS 430 hangers have fully threaded axles, interesting, maybe it was a way of using up old stock of unsold hangers.
Might come in handy for another project that I'll probably never finish.
Cleaned them up abit with some engine degreaser and a toothbrush, came up looking good, the quality of the casting leaves something to be desired though, never noticed back in the day, maybe they were this bad but I'm now more conscious of such things.
I then wondered why I was bothering to clean them up if I wasn't going to use the hangers but did all four anyway.
The bushings were actually in good shape and seemed usable after a wash in soapy water.
The front two pivot cups had turned waxy and disintegrated, have replaced them with some I had.
Found a couple of 651 hangers that I have and offered them up, the kingpins stick out far too much, same as on the 430's, after tapping a rear kingpin out I then discovered that my GrindKing kingpins were too short, the baseplate on the rear is very thick. I then also discovered that reversing the kingpin doesn't really make a lot of difference in the height. A real danger of hanging up with these, the older longer GK KP's might be alright, have some somewhere but probably fitted to some trucks.
Bearing are soaking in degreaser for now but will probably be replaced anyway.
Wednesday, 17 January 2018
Wednesday, 18 October 2017
Sunday, 10 September 2017
Instagram seems to have taken over for me but here I am again.
A lot has happened over the last two years.
New car, new job, new eye lenses, new lower weight, some new skateboard parts and new friends and new countries visited.
Some things never change though...
You leave your skateboard at the park unattended and it gains a sticker or two.
Thursday, 13 August 2015
Saturday, 8 August 2015
Thursday, 6 August 2015
Sunday, 12 July 2015
So here goes...
Sunday, 22 March 2015
I bought this Skaterbuilt Mike Maysey Hybrid slalom at Hogtoberfest from "The Bass Player"
Wasn't too keen on the sticker job albeit there were some cool ones on there so set about removing them, all came off without too much trouble and after a quick clean with some brake cleaner to remove the sticker residue it was looking a lot cleaner.
Friday, 13 March 2015
Well a bit late I guess but...
October at Hog Hill is Hogtoberfest time. Full on hill bombing and slalom weekend.
Great weekend, old Guildford Skate Star mate Martin Pavey was over from Oz.
Mentioned it to Trev who just happened to own a Turner Summer Ski deck that used to belong to Martin.
Little did I know that he would give it to Martin as a present.