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Parts & Bikes / Re: Selecting parts for a new rear wheel
« Last post by aliasdck on April 07, 2021, 03:29:53 AM »
So I put the new wheels on today and it feels good! Scale says the bike is now almost 2.5 lbs lighter, definitely feels it! The back wheel especially is soooo nice, the axle on my old nankai was bent ever so slightly so it was causing rolling resistance, I didn't realize how much until today. Back wheel tricks feel soooo smooth now.

But having problems with the front wheel. Before installation the wheel spun perfectly but as I tighten up the pegs via the axle bolts it seems to cause the hub to tighten up.. I've never used a hub like this - female axle - so maybe I'm doing something wrong. I tried very carefully to tighten each side going back and forth a little by little between pegs, but no matter what the hub gets tightened down to where it no longer spins well. And I can feel it when I tried a front wheel rolling trick, there is resistance. I need to take it off again and take another look. Hub is armour bikes F1 grenade hub.


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Parts & Bikes / Re: Selecting parts for a new rear wheel
« Last post by aliasdck on April 07, 2021, 03:16:58 AM »
Quote from: metalbmxer
hmm let me ask you something, what bead A class tire are you running? Kevlar or steel bead? I've had bad luck with the 3 I got from this batch that I won't ever run folding tires again. Steel all the way and not an issue. And I was even running under the advertised PSI anywhere from 110-120 on those tires. Sun Envy rims. The steel haven't caused a single blowout

I've had it happen with both though I think it was only once with the steal bead and the others were foldable Kevlar, it's been awhile so I don't remember exactly anymore. I'll probably go with steal bead if I have blowout problems again, this time I tried the foldable ones so 🤞
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General Flatland Forum / Re: Bruno Zebu on Sequence
« Last post by metalbmxer on April 07, 2021, 01:39:26 AM »
Good exposure for Sequence. They are really blowing up lately!
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Parts & Bikes / Re: 2021 WTP Utopia frame
« Last post by metalbmxer on April 07, 2021, 01:26:35 AM »
"DHL package" is what they are using, seems to average like ~2-3 weeks pre covid from what I've seen searching the internet. USPS handles it once it gets into the US including delivery. It was shipped on 3/30 and made it out of Germany on 3/31. I dont expect any further tracking updates until it hits US customs, hopefully within a few days, and then hopefully it doesn't spend an eternity in that black hole

Great man keep us posted!
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Parts & Bikes / Re: Selecting parts for a new rear wheel
« Last post by metalbmxer on April 07, 2021, 01:23:48 AM »
Nonsense thatís just Pat reducing the liability he bears from the tires blowing up. Air em up and ride it same day

That may very well be the case but so far every a class I've over owned failed from a blowout due to failure of the bead. One immediately after inflating, the second 15 minutes after inflating during a hang 5 (scary!) the third randomly blew over night after having been fine and stable at the same pressure for a few weeks and I think I may have even had a fourth that made it for awhile too but can't remember now. All of these were on wider then recommended rims (hazard lites) and admittedly a few psi higher then I should have gone, so I consider these failures mostly my fault.

But... I figured trying to ease them into near their rated psi can't hurt plus I'm not ready to switch yet anyways (lazy and dreading the adjustment to new tires period). I put 85 psi into them this morning, now up to 95 psi and then I'll go to 105 before bed. Tomorrow 115 then they day after 120 which is when I'm planning to install them and test em out. Overkill, I know, but i wasn't planning on installing them until then anyways.

hmm let me ask you something, what bead A class tire are you running? Kevlar or steel bead? I've had bad luck with the 3 I got from this batch that I won't ever run folding tires again. Steel all the way and not an issue. And I was even running under the advertised PSI anywhere from 110-120 on those tires. Sun Envy rims. The steel haven't caused a single blowout
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Parts & Bikes / Re: Standard Bykes flatland frame!
« Last post by smsabb on April 06, 2021, 10:53:19 PM »
I am thinking about ordering a custom shorty eventually .
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Parts & Bikes / Re: Suitable brakes and purchase criteria
« Last post by smsabb on April 06, 2021, 10:22:25 PM »
I have ran evolvers since they came out ,I just upgraded from evo2s to evo2.5s and I can say they are very great brakes .Hombres and or 990s are both great options as well .
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Parts & Bikes / Re: Chain tensioners
« Last post by smsabb on April 06, 2021, 10:15:46 PM »
I picked up a set of Curb Dog tensioners off ebay ,They seem to be the same as the arcane tensioners flatland fuel has .
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Parts & Bikes / Re: Far East Cycles Titanium parts
« Last post by smsabb on April 06, 2021, 10:09:12 PM »
I bought some of their bar ends ,They are really nice ,I kinda want the seat post but It wont fit in my theme to my bike .
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Parts & Bikes / Re: 2021 WTP Utopia frame
« Last post by aliasdck on April 06, 2021, 08:08:56 PM »
"DHL package" is what they are using, seems to average like ~2-3 weeks pre covid from what I've seen searching the internet. USPS handles it once it gets into the US including delivery. It was shipped on 3/30 and made it out of Germany on 3/31. I dont expect any further tracking updates until it hits US customs, hopefully within a few days, and then hopefully it doesn't spend an eternity in that black hole
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