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Offline Flatasy

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Help me build a new bike!
« on: August 23, 2009, 12:28:57 PM »
I've been riding for ten years now and I ditched my brakes four years ago. But I haven't been riding since the death of my mom three months ago.
I'm not happy with my current setup. I'm 5'7" / 160lbs. I like zero offset forks and frames with a bent down tube. And I'm looking for parts that can handle some serious flatland riding without being replaced constantly. Money is not an issue.

Please feel free to make suggestions.

Thanks!

-Andy

bar ends:
grips:
bars:
stem:
headset:
frame:
forks:
seat:
post:
clamp:
pedals:
cranks:
bb:
sprocket:
chain:
pegs:
tires:
rims:
front hub:
freecoaster hub:
spokes:






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Re: Help me build a new bike!
« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2009, 02:05:04 PM »
When money is no object there's nothing nobody can really tell you that you couldn't come up with yourself.

Buy the most expensive and known for reliability parts and you are good to go.

bar ends: Quamen steel
grips: ...
bars: Caramel3 / Odysseys Flatware's / Quamen Bar-B-Q / SickChild's
stem: The Hook / Flatware / S&M (when released)
headset: FSA Impact
frame: Spear (if you are short) / Strowler (of you are tall)
forks: Vajda
seat: ...
post: ...
clamp: ...
pedals: ...
cranks: 2.5 piece design, single bolt, alloy/ti spindle
bb: ...
sprocket: Imperial / Tree
chain: Hollow Half Link
pegs: ...
tires: G's
rims: 7KA
front hub: GSport
freecoaster hub: Geisha Lite / Nankai
spokes: ...

I just wish "money was no subject to me" haha


PS: sorry for your loss, it's a good thing you're available to pratice something that moves your mind away from such pain. Cheers [[]]




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Re: Help me build a new bike!
« Reply #2 on: August 23, 2009, 02:29:58 PM »
Frame: Sick Child 2010 Metropolitan
Fork: Inertia Mountless
Headset: Quamen I-Set
Stem: Sequence The Hook
Bars: Sick Child Rehab/Metal Years
Grips: Animal Edwin
Bar Ends: Odyssey Par Ends
Seat: Primo Balance Pivotal
Post: Primo 330 Pivotal
Clamp: Profile Slim Jim
Chain: KMC PT710 Half Link
Sprocket: Quamen Stylez 20t
Cranks: Quamen Mobile Crankset
BB: Primo 22mm Mid
Pedals: Animal Hamilton P.C
Tyre: Odyssey Frequency G K-Lyte
Tube: KHE Twiggy
Front Wheel: Odyssey M7
Pegs: Sequence Majic Sticks
Tyre: Odyssey Frequency G K-Lyte
Tube: KHE Twiggy
Rim: Odyssey 7KA
Hub: KHE Geisha Light
Spokes: Odyssey Butted Race
Pegs: Sequence Magic Sticks

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Re: Help me build a new bike!
« Reply #3 on: August 23, 2009, 02:36:26 PM »
bar ends:             ss or ti if you can find them
grips:                  the softer the better, Ody, Animal
bars:                   OG caramel 3, KGB
stem:                  Colony, Quamen, Biz or S&M when it arrives
headset:              Zion
frame:                 Kun fu or Ares
forks:                  Ody or OG
seat:                   99er or pivotal combo
post:                   KHE, Thomson, Ares or pivotal
clamp:                 Proper
pedals:                Ares, Animal
cranks:                Profile
bb:                      any
sprocket:             Tree
chain:                  Tanga light
pegs:                   Infinity, Sequence, St Martin, KGB
tires:                    Freq G's - foldables
rims:                    Sun
front hub:             Proper
freecoaster hub:    Nankai or geisha/clone
spokes:                 Double butted ss


This set up can take some abuse but still be light enough.
« Last Edit: August 23, 2009, 02:44:38 PM by Paradoxium »

Offline sakis

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Re: Help me build a new bike!
« Reply #4 on: August 23, 2009, 03:01:04 PM »
solid bikes custom frame with platform,two whisbones,double butted supertherm cromoly.
the most lightweight spacy stronger frame made.
and london bikes handlebar and quamen cranks.

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Re: Help me build a new bike!
« Reply #5 on: August 23, 2009, 08:48:29 PM »
MTF bars and hook stem
OR
Sequence bar/stem combo

KHE/Federal Freecoaster

odyssey or OG forks
Dax (now in NYC)

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Re: Help me build a new bike!
« Reply #6 on: August 23, 2009, 10:44:40 PM »
Stick with mostly Odyssey parts and the frame, cranks and bars of your choice. My Federal FC has been every bit as reliable as a Nankai and it's been almost 2 years now on it.

Don't get the lightest frame, that does not automatically make it the best out there like people seem to act like around here.



 


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Re: Help me build a new bike!
« Reply #7 on: August 24, 2009, 04:48:57 PM »
Stick with mostly Odyssey parts and the frame, cranks and bars of your choice. My Federal FC has been every bit as reliable as a Nankai and it's been almost 2 years now on it.

Don't get the lightest frame, that does not automatically make it the best out there like people seem to act like around here.

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Re: Help me build a new bike!
« Reply #8 on: August 24, 2009, 06:10:18 PM »
wat I have learned is buy the parts you like if you unsure ask a question...its oki asking every 1 wat you should buy but every 1 will have a diff answer..no 2 bikes will be the same.

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Re: Help me build a new bike!
« Reply #9 on: August 25, 2009, 05:04:51 AM »
The quamen steel barends last forever but for some reason i have had three sets of bars and they never seemed to stayed on any of them. Theres only one little bolt that holds them on and it just doesnt seem to be enough. idk  :P  but i would definately recommend quamen oddyssey and sick child anything and get pivotal cause its cool  :mellow: you also might wanna wait for that new S&M stem and gcoaster that should be comin out pretty soon too (lets hope)
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Re: Help me build a new bike!
« Reply #10 on: August 25, 2009, 05:34:00 AM »
what are you currently running and whats in it that you dont like?

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Re: Help me build a new bike!
« Reply #11 on: August 25, 2009, 05:47:36 AM »
Get all animal parts
a fit edwin frame
run all 4 steel pegs
all hub guards

hahahaha

but seriously if money isnt the issue get all Ares

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Re: Help me build a new bike!
« Reply #12 on: August 25, 2009, 05:51:12 AM »
Well this is a setup i'd like :P


bar ends: Eastern with the two bolts so it doesnt slip
grips: animal edwin nice and soft ;)
bars: Sick Child rehab 7.5 min. sweep
stem: bizhouse or sequence hook wedge stems are nice
headset: integrated they all the same :P
frame: quamen or sick child or the blitz 75 ht angle euro bb 18.75 tt 3/8 dropouts 12.75 rt
forks: Oddy zero offset removeable mounts and lifetime warrenty plus long steer tube
seat: Pivotal nose chopped for more room
post: pivotal: its simple!
clamp: anything doesnt really matter just single bolt
pedals: oddy twisted pc cause they dont hurt too bad
cranks: Profile or quamen 150mm good quality
bb: euro doesnt really matter :P
sprocket: profile tree or quamen 20t -15t
chain: plain old chain :)
pegs: sequence or tree or TOflat's pegs
tires: Oddy Freq. G 1.75 front KHE premium Back
rims: Alienation brakeless deviant back duralectra's front 36h
front hub: gsport maromaset or suzue low flange
freecoaster hub: khe geisha 9t or wait for g coaster :P
spokes: anything i dont notice the difference :P
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Re: Help me build a new bike!
« Reply #13 on: August 26, 2009, 02:50:09 AM »
When money is no object there's nothing nobody can really tell you that you couldn't come up with yourself.

Buy the most expensive and known for reliability parts and you are good to go.

bar ends: Quamen steel
grips: ...
bars: Caramel3 / Odysseys Flatware's / Quamen Bar-B-Q / SickChild's
stem: The Hook / Flatware / S&M (when released)
headset: FSA Impact
frame: Spear (if you are short) / Strowler (of you are tall)
forks: Vajda
seat: ...
post: ...
clamp: ...
pedals: ...
cranks: 2.5 piece design, single bolt, alloy/ti spindle
bb: ...
sprocket: Imperial / Tree
chain: Hollow Half Link
pegs: ...
tires: G's
rims: 7KA
front hub: GSport
freecoaster hub: Geisha Lite / Nankai
spokes: ...

I just wish "money was no subject to me" haha


PS: sorry for your loss, it's a good thing you're available to pratice something that moves your mind away from such pain. Cheers [[]]
+1
May I highlight: strowler, caramel 3 (quamen Q if u like them a tiny bit smaller), hook stem, and the odyssey flatland fork is great, also geisha lite.
« Last Edit: August 26, 2009, 02:54:44 AM by laughingmonkey »
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