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Old 06-25-06, 03:38 PM   #1
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what flatland bike should i buy?

Hey, new to the forums. i live in pincher creek, alberta, canada but soon will be in lethbridge(for those of you who know where that is). I currently own a "hyper-demo" which is meant for jumping/grinding and is incredibly heavy and i think it's restraining me from doing tricks(i've tried flatlanding on and off for about 2 years now). What is recomended for begining flatlanders?the DK signal looks good, but it's a 1 piece crank, and someone mentioned they bend easy? or does that take a while to happen? any other places i could get a cheap flatland bike?
Oh, for those flatland pro-ish people out there, i'm trying to learn to do a hang-5 on my current bike and when i lean forward and do everything, my right leg swings forward to balance rather than staying back. like forward near my front tire basically as if i could just stand on my pegs and balance more-so that way. any suggestions?
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Old 06-25-06, 03:40 PM   #2
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sorry for not reading the " New members, read this first!" thread, feedback would still be appreciated one the crank question though.
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Old 06-25-06, 04:25 PM   #3
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oh, i'm like 5'8ish(kinda short), light build (150 pounds) and am looking for a cheap beginers flatland bike. would the bike mentioned above do?
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That DK flatland complete was pretty nice when i saw it, if they still make it, buy that.

But im no flatland expert.
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As far as the one piece cranks, you probably won't bend them doing flatland.
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Some guy is telling me it's got cheap rims and stuff and wont be good for rolling tricks. says you're "limited on what your able to do with cheap rims hubs cranks etc". i dunno, he's trying to sell me a bike so he could be making this up or be serious.
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Some guy is telling me it's got cheap rims and stuff and wont be good for rolling tricks. says you're "limited on what your able to do with cheap rims hubs cranks etc". i dunno, he's trying to sell me a bike so he could be making this up or be serious.
Look into the DK Signal( i think thats what its called)

Ive heard that one peice cranks are fine for flatland, and i would imagine so, but im no expert of flat.
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Old 06-25-06, 07:01 PM   #8
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http://cgi.ebay.com/We-The-People-Fl...QQcmdZViewItem
is that bike actually worth $1100? i looked up the frame and found a $600 and $700 one. i might buy it for 450 instead of the flatlandfuel bike. it's like, i could get a bike for 300 or pay 150 more and buy a supposedly great bike.
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Yha that dude is just trying to make you buy his bike, the only things that effect your rolling are rolling friction, and like wind resistance. as long as your rims are round, your tires are at a high PSI, and your hubs arent loubed with sand you`ll be good.
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If you don't end up bending you one piece cranks, theres always the possiblilty they will snap.
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you'll be fine with one piece cranks, dont worry.
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Old 06-26-06, 03:07 PM   #12
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im sure you wont break ur one piece doin flatland. That only happens when you do stair sets on a magna (STUDOT!)
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Yha, if you can brake your one piece cranks flatlanding, then they wouldnt make frames like this http://www.global-flat.com/photos/th...s.php?album=92
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