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Old 06-20-07, 06:03 PM
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26" BMX or MTB?

Just curious, I have been posting details about a new (old) project I have been working on in Canada.



3 weeks ago I put together this 26" flatland bike and I enjoy what I do. I have been riding flatland for 2 1/2years (on different beach cruiser flatland bikes) under the auspice "cruiser_flatland" and I feel honored to introduce this (bike) sport as an option to a 20" wheel. The concept is the same, but physics allow for some different perspectives on riding expression.

What do you think, 26" Bmx or Mtb? [comments are greatly appreciated]

urbanflatland.com coming July 1/2007

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Old 06-20-07, 06:42 PM
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thats a sweet bike
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Old 06-20-07, 08:07 PM
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BMX fa sho.
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Old 06-20-07, 10:01 PM
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yep bmx. what kind of paint is that?
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Old 06-21-07, 03:22 AM
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Originally Posted by live4muzic2
yep bmx. what kind of paint is that?
1) Epoxy Automotive paint that mixes with "Compound B"

2) Custom color using artic cat green and yellow and white

3 Application: primer, 2 coats, no clear. Painted at autobody.

Color is pretty close to the new Odyssey Guacomole grips -- I didn't know.
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did you make that frame yourself?

its pretty original.
definetly looks freestyle.

everything else that is 24" + has race/dirt geometry

I wonder what it feels like to ride....

Are there any benefits to 26" flatland?

flatland gearing is surely useless for commuting - so i gues that wasnt your angle?

have you seen some of the fixie tricksters?

https://gargles.net/bicycle-tricks/

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Old 06-21-07, 03:55 AM
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Originally Posted by thesku11s
did you make that frame yourself?

its pretty original.
definetly looks freestyle.

everything else that is 24" + has race/dirt geometry

I wonder what it feels like to ride....

Are there any benefits to 26" flatland?

flatland gearing is surely useless for commuting - so i gues that wasnt your angle?

have you seen some of the fixie tricksters?

https://gargles.net/bicycle-tricks/
have i just made myself sound a idiot, is it a gt powerseries?
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Old 06-21-07, 07:42 AM
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gt powerseries pro is minichamps tag/sig not the brand of bike in the pic.
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That's so weird, but yet so cool.

I love the color.
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Originally Posted by cruiserflatland
1) Epoxy Automotive paint that mixes with "Compound B"

2) Custom color using artic cat green and yellow and white

3 Application: primer, 2 coats, no clear. Painted at autobody.

Color is pretty close to the new Odyssey Guacomole grips -- I didn't know.
oh thats cool
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Old 06-24-07, 08:13 PM
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Hi gang,

Thanks for the comments!!

The frame is made by a company (now defunct) in Montreal called BALFA, the "minuteman" frames were ahead of their time, so I knew I had to get one. I researched the industry and figured if I got one of the welders from Pro Cycle (Balfa was sold to these guys) to do some mods for me it would be sweet. I thought I'd adjust the rear dropout width to 110mm to occupy a BMX (freeecoaster hub) nicely.

The wheels are 26"....

One thing for sure is that it is 250% more difficult than 20", but just as fun.
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Old 06-24-07, 08:45 PM
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Originally Posted by cruiserflatland
The wheels are 26"....

One thing for sure is that it is 250% more difficult than 20", but just as fun.
Yeah, it must be A LOT harder to do flatland and stuff on. I can't even imagine. If you can have someone video tape you doing some flatland on it or take some pics.
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Old 06-24-07, 08:49 PM
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I'm sure the balance points must be much more exaggerated. I could never do flatland on a 20", so I know that must be difficult. I know Madman wanted to get into it a bit, did he ever do it?
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Old 06-26-07, 02:55 AM
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Yeah, I was riding with Flatland Percy in Edmonton on the weekend and tried his 20" flatland bike out. I haven't ridden BMX since I was 18 so it seemed kinda weird. Well, the next thing, I get on and try a tailwhip... I kicked the frame so hard that I heard Percy and this other guy yelp at how fast the frame whipped around. Needless to say, it came around and cranked me on the hip... (ouch!!)

Normally when I do opposite foot steams in circles for over 30 seconds I start to scream because the weight is almost unbearable to hold. I practice by just holding my frame straight out with one arm.

...Try holding the frame for as long as you can in front of you and count the seconds... that's what flatland is pretty much like on 26".

I should have video soon. On July 1, 2007 www.urbanflatland.com will be up and running.
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Old 06-26-07, 03:04 AM
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Like anything that's a challenge -- it's tough but worth the effort.

I noticed lately that when you're just learning, straight rolling is a thing of beauty. But when you try switchfoot, opposite hand, double foot, ect. the body strain is more exaggerated. And this can be a little disuading, but when you find the "sweetspot" or the perfect roll, I feel it's the closest thing to flying.

It's just you, chro-mo and physics, baby!!


Tell Madman to get his pegs on and tear up a street tonight!!!
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Old 06-26-07, 07:12 AM
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I still can't stop thinking about how awesome the color is.
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Those forks look like big director forks
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Old 06-28-07, 01:24 AM
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Originally Posted by eightdip
Those forks look like big director forks
Nice one....

Your right, close but, have you check'd out the crown details on the new 41 Thermal -- Sweet!
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Old 06-28-07, 06:25 AM
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Originally Posted by cruiserflatland
Nice one....

Your right, close but, have you check'd out the crown details on the new 41 Thermal -- Sweet!
If you are referring to the new preload bolts, they are pretty ugly. But they are still good.
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Old 06-28-07, 01:15 PM
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Originally Posted by KinetikBiker
If you are referring to the new preload bolts, they are pretty ugly. But they are still good.
Nope, this...






BTW, the fork I am running is trials fork made by Echo Bikes ("Urban"), who also make a 20" version. ("mod fork")
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