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Old 09-10-10, 09:59 PM   #1
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Good trickster bike...

What is a good bike (or frame) to build up as a trickster?

I'm thinkin' my Steamroller is too heavy :/
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Old 09-10-10, 10:06 PM   #2
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dude u need that trixie tool its the best tool ever it even comes with a bottle opener ! dude all the messengers reccomended it to me and evr since i got it im basically a mechaninc now and all the bike shops want me.
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Old 09-10-10, 10:28 PM   #8
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Leader trickstar, volume, scamblers, sabrosa, WINDSORS? =o
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I'm going to say the obligitory "Get a BMX"



BMX Bikes are:
- Cheaper to purchase
- Easier to find
- More durable
- Cheaper to maintain
- Have a much better geometry for tricks
- MUCH easier for learning tricks. MUCH easier.
- Will fit inside your car (no need for bike racks)

Seriously, $500 new and $2-300 used for a quality BMX bike.


EDIT: Plus the catalog of tricks for BMX is HUGE. Not so many for fixed gears.
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Although now that I think of it, if your looking for a trick frame to be lighter than your steamroller you will probably be disappointed. Trick frames are made burly and thick for strength.


I now change my vote to a Sunday Funday...
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Old 09-10-10, 11:29 PM   #11
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Lots of good input, I appreciate it.

The reason I have ruled out a BMX is because I am a taller guy (6' 3") and BMX bikes are uncomfortable for me. I am just looking for something that I can ride to the skate park and dink around on when hanging out with friends.
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Non sense, you'll be ridiculed if you show up to a skate park with a fxie...I know someone who's 6'5" and rides a BMX.
Get something with a long top tube, like somewhere near 22.5.
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^

Actually, some of my friends do it all the time.
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Fixed at a skatepark is just not all that smart unless your a kid riding like those in DeathPedal. If you want to do tricks, get a bike designed for tricks... If you really just hate BMX, look at getting something like a Specialized P.2
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I know someone who's 6'5" and rides a BMX.
Nah man, nah
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That's you isn't it?
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Non sense, you'll be ridiculed if you show up to a skate park with a fxie...I know someone who's 6'5" and rides a BMX.
Get something with a long top tube, like somewhere near 22.5.
Exactly!

Or if that doesn't work, consider a 24" cruiser. I'm 6'1" and I used to ride street on a cruiser...then I went back to a 20".

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Holy crap, you feet are bigger than the wheels...
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I just want something that is more comfortable than practical that I can dabble on, nothing more. I don't plan on being the next Dave Mirra or Jamie Bestwick. Fixies work for me.
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+1 on the fixies being ridiculed in the skatepark. thats how it is for the majority here. there are some videos of fixie riders riding in skateparks here, but its always when there's no one in the park.

Not trying to sway you or dishearten you, just a heads up. Also, I say dont get the PK Ripper. There was a thread a while ago where a bunch of us posted pictures of broken PK Rippers.
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theres quite a selection of vids there to watch.
try rockin a 24" cruiser... theres plenty 2 choose from

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Old 09-11-10, 09:38 AM   #23
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and if 24 is too small they make them in 26 size too!
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and then you go 29"
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