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Any upgrades/parts to get along with a DK Signal?

Old 06-19-07, 06:41 PM
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Any upgrades/parts to get along with a DK Signal?

I've been doing some more reading in my spare time about different bikes and came to the conclusion that I don't really want a KHE bike, and definitely don't want the KHE Dafunction. (BTW, the only flatland specific completes I know that are out there are the DK Signal, KHE Stylus, KHE Dafunction, KHE Tantra, and the WTP Metric. Are there any others that I'm not aware of, and are worth considering?)

So anyway I'm pretty sure a Signal is the way I'm going to go, even though it weighs a considerable amount more than say the KHE Stylus (32 lbs vs 29 lbs).

The freecoaster it comes with is crap I've heard, and will probably go bad withing a few months/year. So I'm thinking I might as well get a better one when I order my stuff (I'd wait in putting it on I till the original one broke most likely). And some people were saying that they bent the cranks on the Signal the first day or two they were riding. So should I get half-decent three piece cranks along with the freecoaster (and yes, I'm pretty sure I want a freecoaster so unless freecoasters are worth paying to get rid of don't try to convince me I don't want it)? And of course while I'm at it I'll probably throw in some new grips (ODI Longnecks I heard were good?).

I have a considerable amount I can spend on the bike/parts (up to about $500-600 approx), so are there any other parts/upgrades I should consider?

And what freecoasters are good (and would work with the Signal)? I've heard some good stuff about the KHE Geisha freecoaster ($120), but it is a bit costly, and I'd only buy it if it would REALLY be worth getting over say, the sealed Taska freecoaster ($80).

For cranks I'm not really sure. I don't want to spend tons and tons, but I do want better reliability (and maybe less weight?) than the stock one-piece cranks that come on the Signal. (Would the WTP royal crankset work with the Signal?)

Sorry for the long post, hehe. But I'm sure you will be able to help me out.
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Old 06-19-07, 08:17 PM
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i would get the bike and replace parts as you break them or as you truly need them
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Old 06-19-07, 08:27 PM
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I agree with cwt.
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Old 06-19-07, 08:39 PM
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I agree with cwt.
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Old 06-19-07, 08:56 PM
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I also agree with cwt, but if you are going to spend that much on other parts, why not just buy a better complete?
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Old 06-19-07, 09:16 PM
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true fit
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Old 06-20-07, 10:22 AM
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I would get a better complete bike if it was worth the extra money. But the khe stylus isn't a whole lot better, the khe dafunction i've heard isn't that great, the khe tantra isnt worth the money (for $1k might as well get a custom bike), and the only other flatland bike i know of is the wtp metric. I could see myself getting it, but i would want it to last a long time without getting new parts, as it is more expensive. And just to let you all know, i want this new bike to last a good year or two (or more) without spending tons on repairs/upgrades.
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Old 06-20-07, 10:30 AM
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Any bike should be able to last that long without getting a bunch of new parts and stuff. If you're so worried about it, pick a different bike.
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ive had my bike since march 2006 and i am really ready to get rid of it. I would have put more money in a better complete bike. Ive got 5 months til I get a custom. get a nice new bike
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I've only ridden my bike for about four months and I wish I bought a better bike.
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FIT i thought you had a nice bike
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Nope, my bike sucks. It's falling apart.
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Old 06-20-07, 12:46 PM
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what kind of bike is it
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Old 06-20-07, 02:53 PM
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i thoguht that was a decent bike??
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The frame isn't full chromo and it comes with Jalco rims which suck. I'd rather have a DK Six Pack. I really wish I was rich and got a Fit Flow.
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So you guys are saying i should go with the metric, cause if i get the signal i'll end up wishing i'd gotten something better? I wouldnt mind doing that, so long as the metric is a good complete and it would last me a good several years without to much repair. Btw i know my hoffman disrupter is not a flatland bike, but what is it? Dirt? Street?
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i think that hoffman is street but im not sure
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Most complete bikes (other than flatland) are setup to where they are decent for dirt, street, and park.
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And would you recommend I go with the Metric (about $600) and just keep it the way it is (except maybe minor part upgrades/replacements), or go with the Signal (almost $300), and put about $200-$300 into it?

Nobody knows of any other flatland bikes for around $500 (and not the KHE Dafunction) do they?
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If I were you, I would go with the Metric. The more you spend at first, the less you will spend later. The bike just feels so much better if you buy a better bike rather than buying a less expensive one and putting random parts on it.
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Originally Posted by FitRider 921
Most complete bikes (other than flatland) are setup to where they are decent for dirt, street, and park.
Yezzir.

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Nope, my bike sucks. It's falling apart.
How can this happen when you barely ride it?!
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How can this happen when you barely ride it?!
I'm a beastly street rider.
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FIT how many time do you think you have even rode your bike
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fit probably tears it up with a cast like my freind did.

what is the metric?
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