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Old 08-22-07, 03:04 PM   #1
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Am i to big for this bike??

k i am looking to buy a 2007 dk signal for flatland. i am 6' 1''. am i to small for this bike? also can this thing grind well or should i get another bike? im like 150 pounds too is that to heavy? sorry bout these stupid questions im on a tight budget and dont want to waste my money.
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No.

Edit: The answer for your questions.
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so i shouldn't grind but the bike is fine?
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Exactly, you could, but I wouldnt.
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is their a bike thats good for flatland, i can fit on and i can grind?
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Just get that one and switch the pegs.
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uhhh i thought you meant the bike couldn't do it wat pegs should i get then???
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It can just the pegs aren't made for grinding. Odyssey JPeg lite.
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thank you im going out to buy the bike and pegs i really hope ur right.
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i gotta buy 2 sets of em right?
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wat about gyros is the one that comes with it ok? or should i buy another one separate?
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Fuzzybox, stop giving advice if you don't know what you're talking about.

It's not just the pegs that aren't meant for grinding, it's the entire bike. And having non-knurled pegs on a flatland bike is totally useless.

EDIT: The stock gyro is fine.
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so i still cant grind?
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more questions:
is their a bike that i can fit on: 6' 1" 150 pounds can do flatland and grind. also will this bike be fine for me even though im 6' 1'' and 150 pounds?
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Just because it says flatland doesn't mean you can't go off some stairs once in a while or grind some ledges. I have a bike for dirt and I ended up switching to street and I still use it.
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yea but you can only "pick up ur front tire and put it on a bench cause i stink" quoted that from your post on another thread. and i dont wanna break a $300 bike.
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Just because it says flatland doesn't mean you can't go off some stairs once in a while or grind some ledges. I have a bike for dirt and I ended up switching to street and I still use it.
There is practically no difference between a dirt, street or park bike. However, there is a huge difference between those and a flatland bike. The rear of the flatland bike is not made to grind, grinding puts A LOT of force on chainstays and seatstays. Hell, my STREET frame is bent because of it.

And no, there are no flatlander bikes that can grind and hold up to it. Only grinds I've seen on flatland bikes was catfish doing a small feeble grind down a small, smooth ledge at a skatepark.
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That' cause I can't bunny hop high enough, and I doubt your going to be grinding 24/7 on it.

Edit: I had a race bike given to me and I learned street stuff on that I don't see one problem with it.
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ok so i need 2 bikes. but that still hasnt answereed my first question.

im 6' 1" and 150 pounds will this bike work for me!
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Yes, it will.

Fuzzybox, stop arguing, you wont win.
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The TT might be a little small since it's 19''

Im not trying to win, I'm saying everything you say isn't always the case.
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Flatland bikes are all damn small, I ride ramps, street and DJ's on my 20.1, and it feels a little long when I try to do hang fives and such. Bottom line is he'll get used to it.

Also, what the hell kind of street stuff can you learn if you cant even hop?
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Old 08-22-07, 03:50 PM   #24
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Also, have you looked into the KHS bikes?
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