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Old 08-12-05, 03:22 PM   #1
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do you ride an S&M frame?

just wondering how many people really ride S&M and what kind. Because i ride a blackbike and i swear there are the best.
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Old 08-12-05, 06:11 PM   #2
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Two of my friends have S&M frames. One has a Black bike(he's the richest little **** ever, the only reason he got it is becasue it was called a "Black Bike" and he got it in Chrome), and my other friend has a S&M Next Generation.

sory, but the Kink Freebird frame is the best ever. lol
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[...]my other friend has a S&M Next Generation.
There were two NG frames, the Dirtbike and the Holmes. Which one is it?

I've currently got a Stricker, and previously rode a Warpig. I'm going to be getting a Light As F*ck soon, and selling the Stricker (for a very low price) to a friend that had his bike stolen, though.
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Old 08-12-05, 06:40 PM   #4
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Dirtbike NG over 6 years now
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Old 08-12-05, 09:21 PM   #5
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Beringer. Love the geometry, not so sprung on the euro BB and hidden headset. Smashed a couple bearings in the BB already, the headset's holding up though.
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i want a kink soooo bad.
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im gettin a Stricker in like a month of two...


21" TT, Mid BB, Brown! *****es!
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There were two NG frames, the Dirtbike and the Holmes. Which one is it?
He got the Dirtbike used from one of the older riders in my town. He got it 6 years ago, and he ended up selling it, and then someone else sold it, and then it was painted, and then sold and painted and sold, painted...for 6 years, and then my friend ended up with it again, so he sold it to my other friend for 10$!!! It was pretty cool, except he forced me to help him sand off 7 layers of paint from the frame.
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Old 08-29-05, 09:19 PM   #9
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i have a Black bike but i don ride it much its in florida god knows why i put that bike there instead of my F2

i will agree though the black bike is the nicest bike i have ever used only i used like 6 or 7 times but i like it i might bring it back to michigan
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OX Platinum is trick stuff. One of two air-hardened chrome moly steels I know of (Reynolds 853 being the other) that actually gets stronger at the welds instead of weaker. Supposedly the secret is in the addition of vanadium to the chromium and molybdenum in the steel alloy.
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Too bad that OX Platinum isn't all that thick to begin with; True Temper and Supertherm are basically the same thing, but are cheaper and come in a better variety of thicknesses and diameters.
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Too bad that OX Platinum isn't all that thick to begin with; True Temper and Supertherm are basically the same thing, but are cheaper and come in a better variety of thicknesses and diameters.
OX Platinum tubing was designed for road bikes when everything started going aluminum and the proponents of steel (Reynolds, True Temper, Columbus) wanted a frame that was light enough to keep up with the aluminum stuff but still retained the ride quality of steel. Given the choice I'd take Columbus over any steel on the market, but as of yet I don't think there are any BMX frame makers who use the stuff.
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Old 08-30-05, 12:39 AM   #13
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None on the market, but my friend Paul just built this sucker out of Columbus. Rides pretty nice, I'd say, although it's almost too light.

http://home.pacbell.net/psomero/bike1.jpg
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Old 08-30-05, 01:01 AM   #14
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Nivacrome? How much does the frame weigh? I'm guessing low 4s...be pretty surprised if it was in the high 3lb range but that's not too crazy sounding with that stuff.
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Old 08-30-05, 01:28 AM   #15
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Is it just me, or do those welds look pretty rough? Nice looking frame though.
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They're not the best welds, but considering that he's only put so much time in practicing TIG welding, it doesn't seem all that bad.
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Old 08-30-05, 02:27 PM   #17
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I guess he got the tubing cheap? Are you going to ride one of his "Practice" frames?
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Nope. I just got a new S&M Light As F*ck, so I'm just fine and dandy with that.
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Hope he paints that thing. It looks nice the way it is, but I'd paint it before it got covered in rust.
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Old 08-30-05, 05:15 PM   #20
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did he make a built-in seatpost clamp thingy. it looks like one to me.

**** paint. no color is the best color
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Yes, it has a integrated seatpost clamp. And, yes, it is going to be painted; as a test, he's going to weigh the frame right before and right after it gets painted, to see just how much weight a powdercoat of regular thickness adds to the frame.
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Forget about paint. this is what he needs. http://cgi.ebay.com/XPs-14mm-Spinnin...QQcmdZViewItem
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Now thats pretty cool. It'd suck if you were pegging somebody.
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Forget about paint. this is what he needs. http://cgi.ebay.com/XPs-14mm-Spinnin...QQcmdZViewItem
do you really think those are good, or just a stupid idea and a waste of money like those demolition pvc sleeves?
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pvc sleeves are defenetly not a waste of money if its the only way to get your pegs into a skatepark
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