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Old 04-26-07, 08:01 PM
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Flatland Bikes

Can you grind the pegs on Flatland bikes? I heard something like the frame is too light and not as durable as a regular street. I am going to get a flatland bike sometime in the future, so I was wondering if this is correct. Occasionally I might want to grind, so that'd be pretty cool, its just that I want to learn flatland tricks more than doing street tricks, which is why I want to get a DK Signal.

Well if someone could tell me, that'd be great, much appreciated.

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Old 04-26-07, 08:10 PM
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Welcome to the forums! That would not be a good idea. Flatland bikes are not designed for that and you don't want to be riding street with a flatland bike. The pegs are designed to stand on, and doing anything more than that is not recommended. The frames and components are relatively weak, so ride a flatland bike for flatland and nothing else.
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nah, man. there are plenty of frames and components out there you could use for flatland and street. you could get a shorter frame like a mosca, or a hamilton, put odyssey flat forks, bob bars, geisha hub, four kink light pegs and you could do whatever you wanted on that thing.

I assume something like a DK signal could be used for both. They seem pretty legit.
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Old 04-26-07, 10:35 PM
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Originally Posted by FitRider 921
Welcome to the forums! That would not be a good idea. Flatland bikes are not designed for that and you don't want to be riding street with a flatland bike. The pegs are designed to stand on, and doing anything more than that is not recommended. The frames and components are relatively weak, so ride a flatland bike for flatland and nothing else.
Thanks, I think I will get a DK Signal to start. Are there parts I SHOULD get right off the bat to help the performance?
Can someone tell me the major brands I should look for? I have searched a lot, and if you could make a sticky or post it here based by part by part and frames?

By the way, is it hard to fit parts together? I haven't done it before; never have taken apart a bike. Yikes.

Sorry for all of these questions!!!
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Old 04-26-07, 10:37 PM
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i would also say that you could ride flat on whatever bike you want.

but i'm not too sure that the dk signal would be great for grinding with its 10mm axles.
i haven't really looked into flatland completes, but if that's the route you want to go,
see if you can find 14mm axles, steel pegs, and of course a full chromoly frame and fork.
and if not a flatland complete, then a short-ish frame would be the ticket.

there used to be plenty of flatland frames that were street worthy.
whatever happened to the standard tao?
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Old 04-26-07, 10:45 PM
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The signal is an awesome flatland starter bike and should hold up to some street. In fact its rated as the #1 flatland beginner bike. Out of the guys I've heard buy DK signals most of them changed the bars and stem. The stem should have a shorter reach and the bars come stock with a bit too much sweep. Other than that its gerat. If i'm not mistaken the pegs that come with it arent "knurled" which in your case is good. You can grind with it no prolems. I would honestly suggest keeping it the way it is until you break something. Even keep the bars and stem. It's much easier to learn flat on a bike that your comfortable with rather than try to re-learn Geometry that is set up for a seasoned rider on top of learning new tricks.
in short, you will progress faster if your not trying to adjust to the bike.
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Old 04-26-07, 10:50 PM
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Originally Posted by mosplat
i would also say that you could ride flat on whatever bike you want.

but i'm not too sure that the dk signal would be great for grinding with its 10mm axles.
i haven't really looked into flatland completes, but if that's the route you want to go,
see if you can find 14mm axles, steel pegs, and of course a full chromoly frame and fork.
and if not a flatland complete, then a short-ish frame would be the ticket.

there used to be plenty of flatland frames that were street worthy.
whatever happened to the standard tao?
Very true, you can learn Flat on any ride really. Guys on race bikes used to ride flat in the pits between races to pass the time away, so any bike should get you a good start.

The 10mm axles really shouldnt be a problem. I see guys running Suelo's for street as much as i scoffed at them at first, eventually i had to eat my words.
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Old 04-27-07, 01:01 PM
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I'd type something useful but you could have used the search button for useful help.
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get an endemic (www.endemicbmx.com). its specifically made to be used as both a flatland, street, park, and dirt bike.
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I see a hint of bias.
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Kinetikbiker, I searched, but it was kind of you to give me that attitude. Thanks.

I wanted to know specific answers, and also wanted to know what you can do and what you can't do on a flatland bike, which I now know. If you meant search the DK Signal, I did search that up on google, sorry, my bad for making it look like a noob topic.


Thanks for the help;
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so you ask us for help,
we help you
and you still want more


beggars cant be choosers.
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Old 04-28-07, 09:44 PM
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Originally Posted by mude
so you ask us for help,
we help you
and you still want more


beggars cant be choosers.
I understand; Sorry, I won't be so picky next time.
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Old 04-29-07, 06:56 AM
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Originally Posted by hiphophippo
Kinetikbiker, I searched, but it was kind of you to give me that attitude. Thanks.

I wanted to know specific answers, and also wanted to know what you can do and what you can't do on a flatland bike, which I now know. If you meant search the DK Signal, I did search that up on google, sorry, my bad for making it look like a noob topic.
I'm sure if you searched harder you could have found a thread about a DK Signal. They are great bikes for park/flat together.
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Old 04-29-07, 09:47 AM
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[QUOTE=mude]so you ask us for help,
we help you
and you still want moreQUOTE]

Holy dinkish attitude, Batman
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Check out https://oldskoolcycles.com for a flatland. They have DK and also the WTP Metric among others.
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Check out https://oldskoolcycles.com for a flatland. They have DK and also the WTP Metric among others.
Uber bumpage dude!
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