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Bike Checks / Re: aliasdck's bike check (27th April 2019)
« Last post by aliasdck on June 25, 2019, 04:57:47 AM »
And the s&m intrickat is such a nice frame. That is the frame I would have gotten if I could have found one with a 20" TT, but since I couldn't find one in that size I went with the WTP. I almost went with the heresy AscenD in 20" but decided against it as I didn't like the look of the bent tubing. Regardless I'm happy with the WTP.
Bike Checks / Re: aliasdck's bike check (27th April 2019)
« Last post by aliasdck on June 25, 2019, 04:51:55 AM »
Definitely a common spot to show wear for sure, especially since I have been doing mostly back wheel tricks lately, lol.

Was just surprised by how quickly it wore through. I've only had the frame for ~9 weeks whereas all of my older frames have yet to show that kind of paint wear and they've all been ridden hard over years worth of time.

I'm not complaining (hope it didn't seem that way), was just making the observation. I'll ride it hard for a year or so and then probably repaint it. Atleast now my frame is no longer 'new' so I do t have to fret over every little scratch anymore!
Bike Checks / Re: aliasdck's bike check (27th April 2019)
« Last post by metalbmxer on June 25, 2019, 03:56:11 AM »
Nice, shows you're riding!!! Most frames will wear in that area. Perhaps the paint isn't as good nowadays tho

Interesting, at first I thought that was an S&M Intrikat bc of the tubing at the dropouts but it's a WTP
General Flatland Forum / Re: Tricks you've never bothered to learn
« Last post by metalbmxer on June 25, 2019, 03:52:28 AM »
Never learned pedal 5's! but sounds like you're making good progress on the manuals. It's an essential rolling trick to have

Ok I have 2 tricks that stand out to me which I never learned: pivots and decades
Parts and Bikes / Re: Washers on axle
« Last post by metalbmxer on June 25, 2019, 03:48:55 AM »
The space on either end was less than a normal washer so it ended up not being needed. I was mostly just curious because I thought I remember needing washers on one of my bikes years ago and wanted to make sure they weren't suppose to be there.

Oh ok yes some of the older frames may have either been using their own standard or wanted you to run chain tensioners on the inside like the Quamens
Parts and Bikes / Re: Pegasus 2019 33mm stem
« Last post by metalbmxer on June 25, 2019, 03:47:41 AM »
Metalbmxer, I assume you like the ~40mm reach on your stem? I have been using the same short stem (26.5mm I think, or maybe 28mm, not sure) for so many years I don't even know whether I'd like longer reach. But I'd like to try and see what works best, unfortunately all this testing/trying out parts requires $$$

I have settled on 40 as the perfect length. When I switched from my Sequence 0 offset bar stem combo, I first got the 36mm reach S&M Enduro 1. This was about 5 years ago. I've since tried 38, 39, 40 and 45 and found 40 to be perfect. I think if you were to try a 36mm stem it'd be a welcome yet not too drastic change.
Parts and Bikes / Re: Handlebars
« Last post by metalbmxer on June 25, 2019, 03:42:56 AM »
Yes s&m definitely makes good stuff. I still have a sabbath from circa 1997/1998, it'll probably outlast the cockroaches on this planet.

I am also considering the intrickats especially since they are much more affordable. I'll give it some time/thought, I don't want to rush the purchase.

yes the Intrikat's are the best value. only bar I've ridden hard that didn't crack or slip on me

I'm on the 9's and they are perfect. This is after trying 8's and 10's also

hope you get the car issue squared away, hopefully it's nothing much
Parts and Bikes / Re: Handlebars
« Last post by aliasdck on June 24, 2019, 10:46:48 PM »
I suspected that not every company would follow the same method, oh well

Would be cool if companies released scaled drawings of their parts. That way we could make our own measurements and  easily compare a new part to our old part before purchase.
Parts and Bikes / Re: Handlebars
« Last post by DaddyCool on June 24, 2019, 10:16:30 PM »
Sorry about the car... I know what you mean.
Parts and Bikes / Re: Handlebars
« Last post by DaddyCool on June 24, 2019, 10:16:04 PM »
Hi, I don't know if there is an "official" rule, but I definitely have some bars with upsweep where the height is meant from center of clamping tube to the center (of the diameter of the tube) of the grip tube at the outer end (not in the middle of the grip area). For example the Flatware Chase bar is measured like this.
Depending on the upsweep this makes a difference to the middle of the grip area and for example the bar height theoretically changes when you cut the handlebar narrower.The Sick Child Relapse for example was specified to be 8.125" high and it is 8.4" at the end of the grip tube. So I assume 8.125" was meant to the middle of the grip area.So the industry seems not to have a standard...
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