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#555805 just a little heads up... on the site migration

Posted by S.Brothers on 17 June 2019 - 07:47 PM

so, the site has been migrating for a couple days now.


I am not sure about this, but I think there could be the possibility that some posts made since last Friday night may be lost when we get it all over.


Again, I'm not sure about that, but I think it's possible since Friday was the last "snap shot" of the site content, so to speak that was saved before they sent me a link to a saved version of content.

#555800 We are on the edge of the abyss... is it worth supporting the site to keep it...

Posted by S.Brothers on 12 June 2019 - 08:16 PM

there's probably going to be down time over the next week as we transfer the site to new server. Not sure which day(s) it will be yet. I'll anounce again when I do, but it's coming.  New site will be right behind that transfer. We should be up an running again and finished with the upgrades in June.  I hope.


Thanks for the support and patience! 



#555782 It was good - BMX Society Show Van Nuys 2019

Posted by S.Brothers on 30 May 2019 - 05:11 PM

How do they do the judging at the show?
Just wondering what the metric is




#555772 We are on the edge of the abyss... is it worth supporting the site to keep it...

Posted by S.Brothers on 24 May 2019 - 07:45 PM

Ok, so the show is over, and can get back to this important matter.


I contracted with a new server today.  Transferring will happen some time soon. 


The process of rebuilding the site is going to take weeks though.  So thanks for your support and your patience.  I still have to contract with some developers to get some other things ready.  It's underway. 

#555758 It was good - BMX Society Show Van Nuys 2019

Posted by S.Brothers on 20 May 2019 - 02:51 PM

Hey all,

So the show was great.  Of course the site is having serious technical problems that prevent direct photo uploads.  


People are welcome to use off site hosting if you know how.


Sorry about the inconvenience, but now that show is over I'll be able to start focussing on fixing the site.  Hopefully within a few weeks this will all be resolved.



In the mean time Vic made this really cool video and it can give you a little bit of an idea about how things went. 


#555725 We are on the edge of the abyss... is it worth supporting the site to keep it...

Posted by S.Brothers on 02 May 2019 - 11:58 PM

yeah, fellas I really appreciate this... I'm so distracted getting ready for the show, plus an intensely busy time with other responsibilities...  but a couple folks have sent in money today.


Much appreciated.  I know this is taking a long time.  I'm afraid it may be a bit longer, but it's just waiting for the results of the consultation - they are hopefully going to have some useful and money saving plans for the server and that situation. 

#555716 We are on the edge of the abyss... is it worth supporting the site to keep it...

Posted by S.Brothers on 29 April 2019 - 07:28 PM

Just waiting for the results of our consultation to try to find the best server terms or if we can make some changes to the board configuration that would allow us to back way off of some of the limits of our server package that we are up against and which have caused some of the problems


... as for the software for the board, probably going to stick with invision. We'll see. 

#555715 Reunited - Quadangle from the hood

Posted by S.Brothers on 29 April 2019 - 07:27 PM

Honestly not sure about Big M... I want to say it was already there when I began racing.  Then the track in my hometown closed, but Big M remained open for a few more years. I stopped racing at the end of 84 I think, I can't remember if I ever raced in 85.  Big M was still there then. 

#555701 We are on the edge of the abyss... is it worth supporting the site to keep it...

Posted by S.Brothers on 23 April 2019 - 11:45 PM

Folks... I have so much going on right now.  I just wanted to say - I REALLY appreciate those of you that have sent donations ear-marked for site repairs.  Nothing is going fast unfortunately.  Your hard earned will be helpful and will get this place back in shape.  I'm still trying to find the best options.  I will try to respond to you all properly soon. 

#555699 We are on the edge of the abyss... is it worth supporting the site to keep it...

Posted by S.Brothers on 16 April 2019 - 11:53 PM

thanks guys, I'm planning on having a conference call soon, probably Thurs or Fri to speak with an expert with both servers and the software side of things and he's going to survey our situation and see if he can suggest some viable and money saving solutions.  Basically it's consultation with an expert. This was also hooked up by site members, so I appreciate you guys' assistance with all this. 


Will keep you in the loop.  


We'll lock it down and keep it going, no worries there.  Just trying to find the best deal to make this sustainable.  

#555660 We are on the edge of the abyss... is it worth supporting the site to keep it...

Posted by S.Brothers on 10 April 2019 - 07:13 PM

So, folks...


kind of big decision time. 


The site is beginning to break down... stuff fails regularly, such as the photo issue.


This is partly due to forced obsolescence with the board software... they have moved on to much higher versions and we have been using the version that is several years old.


keeping this site going is about to get exponentially more costly.  Not just the upgrade to the new software, which will probably break into low 4 figures, but the bigger issue is that we have to migrate to a new server. 


Our old server was sold last fall and the new company is not as accomodating.  We have reached the limit on some our hosting package features.


The upgrade to the necessary new server capacity will mean that we pay more each month than we currently pay for the year.


What I'm getting at is this.  There are still a few regular site supporters.  I'm grateful to you.


On the other hand, the vast majority of you, even if you continue to visit the site, have cancelled or never contributed.


The $37 annual level comes out to about $3 a month... but too few will spend that, even though a cup of coffee at a lot of places will be more than that now.


People just don't value the site.  I do not expect those of you who have remained loyal and supportive to do more.  There is frankly no reason why others couldn't kick in 2 to 4 dollars a month.  It's almost nothing!  A freaking gallon of gas will run you $3.50 here in California right now.


 I'm probably going to just do it and it's going to pinch me financially.  Myself and the few people who have remained site supporters shouldn't have to do this alone frankly.  


Please give it some thought.  Is the site worth the cost of a starbucks coffee one time a month?  If so, you know where the link is. 



#555623 Replica of my childhood 81 GT

Posted by S.Brothers on 30 March 2019 - 12:11 AM

well, I got some Araya wheels to replace the Ukai 7x styles that were on here in the first post...


I do have phil hubs... but still haven't bothered to get them resized for 110 bmx spacing...


but these Araya were laced to some SST hubs, I guess that'll do for now. 



getting closer to an exact child match... slow, incremental steps. 



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#555601 Any idea on age of this set of CBR cranks ?

Posted by S.Brothers on 26 March 2019 - 06:28 PM

There's that guy on Facebook that goes by GP Schmits I think it is.  He seems to be the only one that really drops science.  Seen a lot of CB fans... but they seem to stay quiet when questions come up.


Anyway... he posted this and it seems relevant. The thing about the 3 screws...

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#555577 Photo Testing thread

Posted by S.Brothers on 23 March 2019 - 10:01 PM

Test test


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#555565 Photo Testing thread

Posted by S.Brothers on 22 March 2019 - 05:22 PM

this is the thread where we will try to trouble shoot the photo issue




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