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Old 09-02-04, 03:44 PM   #1
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What are good flatland bikes?

Well I am thinking of buying a flatland bike on ebay but first I want to know what bikes are good and also what bikes to stay away from
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Old 09-02-04, 04:08 PM   #2
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well beginner? DK Signal > Store > Complete Bikes > DK Signal
all the bikes are good there
but ive heard to stay away from the KHE bikes
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Old 09-02-04, 06:07 PM   #3
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well if your goin to get a flatland bike you better just want to do flatland cause there a pain to ride around with expecially if you have small gearing.
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Old 09-02-04, 10:54 PM   #4
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Dude, what are you talking about.

It's not a SMALL sprocket up front that causes problems, it's a small sprocket when MATCHED to a large rear sprocket when you have problems.

Normal gearing is 44/16 which works out to 2.75 to 1. That means every time you pedal once, the rear wheel spins 2.75 times.

The DK Signal for example (I believe) is 28/12 gearing which works out to 2.33 to 1. That means the rear wheel only spins 2.33 times every time you pedal once. Or about .42 LESS spins per crank. That's about one foot less every time you pedal. Or about 15% easier to pedal. You do go slower, but it isn't crazy gearing. Crazy gearing is anything at 2.0 to 1 or lower. Like 24/12 or 32/16 is crazy easy to pedal.

I run 30/12 and have no problems riding wherever I want to go. Mostly though I just ride flatland at my local lot.

I do NOT recommend eBay for flatland bikes, though sometimes you will see a really good deal on it.

A really good bike on eBay right now:

But, it's expensive. So what is your budget?
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