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Offline allabout20

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Modified 3Amigos for flatland practice...
« on: May 03, 2010, 10:56:34 AM »

Hi there, my name is Kevin.  I am an old school rider with age, and I am transiting to more flatland / less street now.  Recently I am working on a new program to modify a spare 3Amigos for flatland practice as its geometry is the most similar to the typical flatland frames among what I have (its chainstay is about 40% of axle-to-axle length).  I am hoping to leverage as much as possible of the existing parts before I can figure out my real needs around flatland.  The only new stuff that I am waiting for is a pair of real zero-offset forks with front break mount...

Frame: Flybikes 3Amigos with integrated seatpost clamp
Forks: Odyssey Director (being changed to real zero-offset one)
Headset: Flybikes Integrated 7mm with some spacers
Stem: Flybikes Mosca 45mm
Handlebar: Odyssey Civilian 7.75/24.5 with Jimmy Levan grips
Cranks: Eastern Pro 175 with Spanish BB 19mm (maybe changed to some 150 or 160mm)
Sprocket: Flybikes 7075 25t without integrated BB cup (nice for the required 40mm chainline!)
Pedals: Odyssey Twisted PC
Seatpost: KHE Prismatic
Saddle: KHE Watanabe
Front brake being mounted to new forks: Dia-comp 990
Front brake cable: Snafu linear cable
Rear brake: Flybikes chainstay type
Rear brake cable: Odyssey linear cable
Front & Rear brake lever: Odyssey Monolever medium
Chain: KMC K710SL
Front rim: Odyssey M7 plus Gsport PLEG with skateboard grip tape DIY
Rear rim: Gsport Homer RHD laced to Gsport Ribcage 48H plus KHE Alchemy with skateboard grip tape DIY
Front & Rear tire: Odyssey Freq G 1.85

I still keep the original tried and true Flybikes chainstay brake with Odyssey linear cable (single) as rear brake for the time being.  I am wondering whether it's necessary to change the handlebar to the typical flatland style and would appreciate some advises from those who ever experienced such a transition...


Offline sneakflat

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Re: Modified 3Amigos for flatland practice...
« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2010, 01:18:44 PM »
nah alot of flatlanders ride street bars themselves. having flatland bars for some tricks might help but thats just if ya feel like spending another $100.
I say to them its flatland and their like ?!?! :huh: im like  :rolleyes:

Offline Leone4130

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Re: Modified 3Amigos for flatland practice...
« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2010, 06:14:09 PM »
I went from street to flat, I learned how to coast hitchhikers on a 40 lb street machine. You dont "need" a flat bike or flatland parts, just makes it easier to learn things in my opinion.
Cheers and ride hard!

Offline brian84corvette

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Re: Modified 3Amigos for flatland practice...
« Reply #3 on: May 05, 2010, 04:42:12 AM »
so your saying you want to run no gyro then ?

that might be annoying after a fiew tailwhips or bar spins
always having to un wind the cable.

+1 on 160mm arms.   if you decide to keep the rear hub you will experience back pedal alot when going backwards rolling tricks and those 175mm crank arms you have now will constantly be back pedal attacking you.   lol   ive had same setup before.

and doing the backwards rolling tricks  the pedals always moving backwards was verry annoying as they were not a good ride out option as there was never a set point to know where to land on a pedal if its always moving around ya know ?
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Offline allabout20

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Re: Modified 3Amigos for flatland practice...
« Reply #4 on: May 05, 2010, 04:34:27 PM »
Hey, thanks for your advices...  Yes, I am riding with the original street cranks and no gyro for the time being, and I am learning what I might need to modify further.  Back pedaling is indeed an issue...  I am checking with a dealer friend for 160mm cranks in fact.  Knowing that even 40lb setup is not a problem is so encouraging.  This 3Amigos weights about 30lb now - I have no excuse not to make progress.  Leon's words inspire.  I love riding and I hope not to waste any part that I ever spent time to be with...

Offline Bri-jon

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Re: Modified 3Amigos for flatland practice...
« Reply #5 on: May 05, 2010, 08:58:52 PM »
Hers my setup for flat...

blackeye bikes killarodo frame 20.5
160mm profile cranks
25t mosh sproket
9t u-free freecoaster
suelo pegs
53mm most stem (I think its 53mm)
wethepeople mantis forks (not in picture)

As long as you got some good psi in your tyres then your fine. You can do flatland without pegs!!! If your on the ground its flat to me no matter the set up on your bike.

Hope this helps

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