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Old 02-07-02, 01:51 AM   #1
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Im new... need some info!

I have always been interested in flatland and about a year and half ago (apporixmately) I started on my Dyno Compe. But I bent the rear axle within a week doing some beginner trick.

I would like to start up again but would like a better bike. I was in a bike shop earlier today and saw three different types of bikes they offered (Haro, Huffman, and Diamondback)

Considering I have been away for some time I don't know what bikes are good and what are decent prices. Any help would be appreciated and any bike suggestions would be nice as well

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P.S. I think it was Huffman (not sure)
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Old 02-07-02, 08:42 AM   #2
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well you also nned to consider weight of bike you want. if you plan on getting haro there bikes are haevier if you are getting a hoffman it will end up beign a lighter bike. Also look at everything immportant liek the three peice crank a strong frame and strong rims. Stock rims most usually are not the stongest. Plus make sure the bike is for flatlanding for freestyle dont het a racing bike just becuase its light then but a gyro and pegs on it that is just plan stupid
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Old 02-07-02, 01:39 PM   #3
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Have any bike suggestions? Does flatland mostly use lighter or heavier bikes? What is a decent brand?

These are all things I don't know. I appreciate your post, but I still need some questions answered

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The things that most people look for in a good flatland bike are length (about a 19" or shorter top tube), Demensions (as close as you can to a 90 degree head tube would be great), and weight (but that all depends on the strength and size of the rider).
Are those the only Brands that you are looking into? If not I would consider some others that are specifically made for Flatland. I would recommend a KHE Titus Flatliner if you are looking for a bike thats already built. If you are willing to build your own then I would definatly get an Ares Ashura Frame and build it up. It is a very short, light, and durable frame. Its geometry is perfect for Flatland too. You could also consider a Quamen Clad, WETHEPEOPLE Stud, WETHEPOEPLE Pony, Standard Shaman, or even a Fly Micro Machine. These are all excellent frames.
If you are limited to those bikes you specified then I would go with a Hoffman EP. Great begginer OR pro bike. Light, and short. Haro carries very few "flatland quality" bikes and are pretty expensive and heavier than others. Diamondback as far as I know, doesnt carry any real flatland specific bikes at all.
If you need anymore help just let me know on here or e-mail me. You can also check out this site to help you... www.flatlandfuel.com They should have everything you are looking for in a good flatland bike.

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Old 02-08-02, 06:59 PM   #5
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What is the price of a 2001 Titus Flatliner?
The only sites I found were all in German
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Old 02-08-02, 09:52 PM   #6
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$269.99 On sale right now at www.flatlandfuel.com
It's a 2002 though I'm pretty sure.

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Old 02-08-02, 10:02 PM   #7
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I meant the whole bike itself.....

Any idea of costs and where I could possibly get one?
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wow...
im an idiot
I just now saw that it was the whole bike.

I just thought with that price it couldn't be the whole bike. Some of the frames are more expensive than the whole bike. Why is it so cheap?
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wow...
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I just now saw that it was the whole bike.

I just thought with that price it couldn't be the whole bike. Some of the frames are more expensive than the whole bike. Why is it so cheap?
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The reason it is so cheap is because, well for one its on sale, but mainly because it is a very low line flatland bike. Very good for beginning though. But with one piece cranks and stuff, it could use quite a bit of upgrading. I have to sell my flatland bike and it really sucks because i spent a lot on it and i really really like it. you can check it out on the "What do you all ride" post on this forum.
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Say I get the Titus Flatliner...
What should I swap on it? I am sure that I can email flatlandfuel guys and they would switch the part for a cost (of course).

What should I switch? and to what brand should I switch it to?
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Yeah Flatland Fuel will definatly change whatever you want on it, but yeah it does cost a little extra. What you should switch really depends on how serious you are about the sport and how agressive you are with it. The parts on it are fine for beginning, but if you are looking to stay with it and you want to keep that bike then the things i would swap would probably be the pedals(plastic pedals really suck), The grips (stock grips are usually too hard), cranks (definatly get some tubular 3-piece and a sealed bottom bracket). Thats pretty much it to start out with. If you want extra stuff or want to upgrade you can, but with that stuff you should have a plenty decent bike. For so cheap thats actually really awesome especially cuz (i think) the bike looks really cool. I like the frame geometry a lot. It should work really well for you.
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thanks alot man
You have been a great help
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No problem. Glad I could help
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Hey man, just checkin back to see what you've decided on (If you have yet). So what is your choice of Bike Candy?
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