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Old March 10th, 2015, 06:19 PM   #1461
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Thought I would get in on this stuff. Here are my 35+ year old speed skates, and my current ride.


Yeah! Got the pic with out the link.






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Old March 16th, 2015, 04:29 AM   #1462
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Thought I would get in on this stuff. Here are my 35+ year old speed skates, and my current ride.


Yeah! Got the pic with out the link.


I had a pair of those boots at one time too. I looked the other day at my dads house, and could only find one skate.
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Old March 16th, 2015, 03:45 PM   #1463
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New frames and borrowed 110mm wheels. After 8 years of resistance, I have finally joined the 110mm movement. Damn, these things are fast!

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Old March 16th, 2015, 09:23 PM   #1464
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Etnies limited edition Mid Skate shoes (I have wide feet).
Marathon plates. I know, not up to most standards here, but I love them outdoors.
Velocity Race Wheels 65mm.
Zero wheel nuts.
I like the look. May have to work something up similar for myself for out doors.
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Old March 31st, 2015, 06:16 PM   #1465
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And with a new set of WRW Purple wheels:

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Old April 19th, 2015, 06:06 PM   #1466
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My latest build for my son's school fundraiser. Super comfy and smoooooth!

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Old May 3rd, 2015, 03:25 PM   #1467
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Old May 3rd, 2015, 03:50 PM   #1468
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Old May 3rd, 2015, 03:58 PM   #1469
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Old May 3rd, 2015, 06:33 PM   #1472
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Really nice skates, QuadDare!
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Old May 5th, 2015, 01:33 PM   #1473
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Old June 19th, 2016, 09:18 AM   #1474
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Old June 19th, 2016, 09:19 AM   #1475
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Old June 19th, 2016, 10:41 PM   #1476
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Current skates. Rollerblade Quantum L from 1998. I removed the ABT brake. I started to add laces to the lining. Just punched some holes with a screwdriver. Makes for a better fit. That black webbing keeps the laces from ripping through the liner. Wheels are 72mm; probably in the 60s (50s?) after all this time. I moved the least-worn wheel to the back. The ABEC-3 bearings have never been serviced or replaced; theyre kinda noisy/ crunchy. 9mph on flat terrain is an effort to maintain, and I'm in good shape, youngish, 23 bmi (mostly distributed in my lower body).
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Old June 20th, 2016, 01:46 AM   #1477
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Old June 21st, 2016, 09:05 AM   #1478
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Current skates. Rollerblade Quantum L from 1998. I removed the ABT brake. I started to add laces to the lining. Just punched some holes with a screwdriver. Makes for a better fit. That black webbing keeps the laces from ripping through the liner. Wheels are 72mm; probably in the 60s (50s?) after all this time. I moved the least-worn wheel to the back. The ABEC-3 bearings have never been serviced or replaced; theyre kinda noisy/ crunchy. 9mph on flat terrain is an effort to maintain, and I'm in good shape, youngish, 23 bmi (mostly distributed in my lower body).
Those wheels, bleh. Get some good outdoor hockey wheels probably can fit 76mm wheels in them, possibly 80s. Somewhere on the frame there is usually a "mqx wheel size" though its not always accurate. My rollerblade E pros say 80mm, but ive put 84mm wheels in them before.

The bearings are probably not the reason 9 mph is hard to maintain. Lol just put a couple drops of motor oil in them bearings. Wipe off excess. Skate, repeat when wheels need rotated. Keep them oiled and clean and theyll be jist fine for years.
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Old June 22nd, 2016, 07:44 PM   #1479
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Those wheels, bleh. Get some good outdoor hockey wheels probably can fit 76mm wheels in them, possibly 80s. Somewhere on the frame there is usually a "mqx wheel size" though its not always accurate. My rollerblade E pros say 80mm, but ive put 84mm wheels in them before.

The bearings are probably not the reason 9 mph is hard to maintain. Lol just put a couple drops of motor oil in them bearings. Wipe off excess. Skate, repeat when wheels need rotated. Keep them oiled and clean and theyll be jist fine for years.
I can fit 76mm wheels. An 8-pack is $40 from K2. They come with 6 or 8mm axels (not sure what I have). I'm deciding between new wheels or new skates (with bigger wheels). Weighing against buying new wheels: the current skates are too big for me. I shoved a plastic bag in the toe box to prevent foot slippage. Also added laces. And not sure about that plastic-y frame: it's awfully close to some of the wheels. Wondering if I'm getting wheel rub. But, $40 is several times cheaper than new skates.
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Old June 23rd, 2016, 12:42 PM   #1480
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I can fit 76mm wheels. An 8-pack is $40 from K2. They come with 6 or 8mm axels (not sure what I have). I'm deciding between new wheels or new skates (with bigger wheels). Weighing against buying new wheels: the current skates are too big for me. I shoved a plastic bag in the toe box to prevent foot slippage. Also added laces. And not sure about that plastic-y frame: it's awfully close to some of the wheels. Wondering if I'm getting wheel rub. But, $40 is several times cheaper than new skates.
esef, I obviously don't know your financial situation, but if new skates aren't too much of a stretch for you, I think you'd really enjoy 1) having skates that fit better, and 2) a modern skate. When I moved from a circa 90s plastic frame skate to a modern aluminium, laterally adjustable frame, it was like night and day. So much more stable and responsive. (Not to mention, fast!) And you get new wheels along with the new skates!

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