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Old 08-19-07, 12:43 PM   #1
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Which bike out of the two?

I am just getting into flatland BMX... I Need a new bike.....I am just going to buy one off E-bay to see if i like flatland if i do ill buy a new bike later...

what one is better for flatland?

http://cgi.ebay.com/Haro-F1-Series_W...QQcmdZViewItem


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http://cgi.ebay.com/2004-EASTERN-JAN...ayphotohosting




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Old 08-19-07, 01:11 PM   #2
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Neither have a freecoaster, so neither of them will be particularily good for flatland.
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Old 08-19-07, 01:24 PM   #3
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Haro, it has pegs.
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Old 08-19-07, 09:56 PM   #4
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Can't i just make a freecoaster on the bikes?
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Old 08-19-07, 09:57 PM   #5
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You could run chainless.
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Old 08-19-07, 10:17 PM   #7
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flat is hard. daang. if thats whats you like though go for it man. I'm not at all into flatland so get something thats easily upgradeable.
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check out flatlandfuel.com
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You could run chainless.
It's real fun till you try to pedal or move your feet to much and your knees meet your stem.
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Old 08-20-07, 10:41 AM   #10
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http://youtube.com/watch?v=dG6XsDzyLbw

^^make a freecoaster?


If i can't do that... then whats an easy upgradeable bike? that isn't alot of Money cause I don't even know if i will stick with it...
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Old 08-20-07, 03:35 PM   #11
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http://lexington.craigslist.org/bik/374468216.html

how about that bike?
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Old 08-20-07, 04:00 PM   #12
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Looks like a good deal.
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Old 08-20-07, 09:29 PM   #13
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Is the bike light?

how long is the Toptube?

I couldn't find info on the bike anywhere...
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Old 08-20-07, 09:39 PM   #14
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The Hoffman ep wasn't a light bike. But neither was ANY complete bike from about 5 yrs ago. Just get it & deal with the weight - you'll adapt.
The TT is most likely 18-19" if I recall.
While the bike is still a good deal at $75, keep in mind that the seller is lying in the description. Those are NOT Primo Powerbite cranks. I suspect he has a low-end EP complete & is claiming it is a high-end EP complete. If this is the case, it may not have a freecoaster either.
Still - at $75, not bad. If you're just starting out in flatland, a freecoaster isn't quite as important.
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I wouldn't buy it just because the seller is lying. Those are only one-piece cranks. You can buy yourself a much better bike for a bit more money.
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ya chainless is the style. once we rode home from the bike racks without a chain cause someone jacked joes(reason to never use a master link) and he had a huge bruze on his knee the next day.
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Old 08-21-07, 04:15 AM   #17
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ya chainless is the style. once we rode home from the bike racks without a chain cause someone jacked joes(reason to never use a master link) and he had a huge bruze on his knee the next day.
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anyways...I think I will just get the haro F1... My friend has the F2.. a little heavy in the front...but o well... and for the freecoaster... just kinda thought you had to have it but if i really want it ill just go chainless and if i like it ill buy one from somewhere...

Well before I become 100% sure thats the bike... anyone think i shouldn't get it as a beg. bike for flatland?
http://cgi.ebay.com/Haro-F1-Series_W...QQcmdZViewItem



and I have a different question... whats the different from flatland and freestyle? does freestyle have ramps or something?






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Old 08-21-07, 08:57 AM   #18
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ehh

if your looking to do flatland, i would say neither. you go a freestyle bike already? If so, just use that.
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Old 08-21-07, 04:07 PM   #19
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HEY SENEYE!!!

I think I know you from somewhere. HTR maybe? HOW'S IT GOING???

Get a WTP Metric from oldskoolcycles.com. Although it might be out of your price range cause it is $500.
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Old 08-22-07, 03:05 AM   #20
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haha

i say your name before this and i was like wow... most be a common name...



and yea just alitttle out of my range...
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Old 08-22-07, 02:22 PM   #21
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I've never seen anybody else using the name "thermo". You shoulda known it was me!
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