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motobeCarnage 05-31-11 06:48 PM

Sure sure but you still have to give some credit to the riders who did the tricks..wait for iiiit....first.

GuddaGudda 05-31-11 11:31 PM

Got a question...

http://a3.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphot..._6838476_n.jpg

wth kinda fork is this?? My friend bought the bike complete and the seller told us it was a fu manchu. Me, simply believing a fumanchu was an oversized BMX fork, believed him. I'm puzzled because wouldnt there be a lot more gap between the steerer tube and tire if it were? And what kinda fork looks like that and clears a 32x700c but still cant barspin? (even without bullhorns?)

EdIsMe 06-02-11 12:49 PM

^ The problem isn't with the fork... it's with the frame. The clearance between the frame and the wheel is too tight with a full-size 700c wheel up front. This is why many riders choose to ride with 650c wheels up front instead. Notice how the fork isn't exactly in the center of the wheel. What this means to you, is that when the wheel is facing backwards, the distance between the fork/axle joint and the outside of the tire is too great to clear the frame.

Possible ways to fix this:
Longer rake
Longer wheelbase
Smaller wheel

On a side note... it kind of puzzles me that fgfs frames don't look more like freestyle 29'er frames. It just seems to me that a fixed 29'er (or something similar with 700c wheels perhaps) would make a lot more sense given that the rider would have a lot more clearance between the saddle and his/her butt. I know with bmx bikes anyway the goal is generally to get the seat as close to the rear tire as possible and still retain stiffness.

motobeCarnage 06-02-11 01:45 PM

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Originally Posted by EdIsMe (Post 12729847)
On a side note... it kind of puzzles me that fgfs frames don't look more like freestyle 29'er frames. It just seems to me that a fixed 29'er (or something similar with 700c wheels perhaps) would make a lot more sense given that the rider would have a lot more clearance between the saddle and his/her butt. I know with bmx bikes anyway the goal is generally to get the seat as close to the rear tire as possible and still retain stiffness.

for fgfs capability and execution isn't really as important as you'd think. It confuses me too.

RobertFrapples 06-03-11 06:44 AM

FS = freestyle?

I was hoping to see pictures of a fixed gear full suspension MTB. (:

murkey 06-07-11 11:57 AM

anyone feel like recommending a fgfs frame, and a fork that is drilled for a brake? new to this, don't know what all is out there. sorry if this is off topic, thanks for any suggestions :)

UCF Eric 06-07-11 02:04 PM

You might find better luck over at www.tricktrack.org it's all about FGFS. Chances are they will have much more knowledge for you than we would.

murkey 06-07-11 02:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by UCF Eric (Post 12753643)
You might find better luck over at www.tricktrack.org it's all about FGFS. Chances are they will have much more knowledge for you than we would.

thanks dude, i'll check it out :)

rustybrown 07-14-11 10:55 PM

Exhibit A

Exhibit B

Tom Stormcrowe 07-14-11 11:07 PM

FGFS is really old school, and Thomas Edison was a Hipster, apparently........


Here's the original footage, from the Edison Motion Picture site. This was filmed in the 1899.
http://memory.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/...ld(NUMBER(0836))

rustybrown 07-14-11 11:15 PM

...that explains the rotary phones and tube amplifiers.

JesusBananas 07-15-11 09:29 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Tom Stormcrowe (Post 12931179)

So normally I don't care for FGFS, but this just made my whole day. :lol:

carleton 07-09-12 10:34 PM

bump

richpool 04-29-13 03:05 PM

Check this out I recently did some design work for Volume Bike Co. This came along with it. Super fun light bike.


http://i1285.photobucket.com/albums/...ps4bf74209.jpg


http://i1285.photobucket.com/albums/...psa1669e84.jpg


http://i1285.photobucket.com/albums/...ps676d0a6f.jpg

TokyoV 05-17-13 08:23 AM

That Volume looks lovely. I hadn't realised the gear ratios were so low but it kind of makes sense now.
Thanks

richpool 05-22-13 10:02 AM

TokyoV
Thanks its a great bike to ride!
The gear ratios dont have to be this low and have seen plenty of people with track cranks and small chainrings. Just all depends on where you are and how you ride. I tired to set mine up as BMX as possible.

checoles 04-09-14 03:41 PM

http://i61.tinypic.com/120pn69.jpg

currently building this up. just need to get my wheels built.
Charge Scissor, Charge Scissor fork, Charge Bucket saddle, Onza Mongo headset, Alone BB, Xposure Crank, Xposure Rocket Sprocket 33T, Truvativ Husslfelt Bars and Stem, Charge Skillet grips.


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