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Offline Doc. Rucus

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Re: Introduce yourself
« Reply #1140 on: May 28, 2010, 05:31:00 AM »
Name: Grant Hegglund
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Age: 31
Ride'n since: 08
Location: North Carolina, United States

What's up every body!
Been ride'n solo for like two years.
It's nice to find a place to meet other riders and get good info.
If your in my area hit me up, I would love to jam. :beer:
WTB 19.6 KGB conexion

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Re: Introduce yourself
« Reply #1141 on: May 28, 2010, 11:01:59 PM »
Nickname: Nick
Age: 26
Location: Pensacola, FL
Riding since: 1999
Bike: Fly Micromachine

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Re: Introduce yourself
« Reply #1142 on: May 29, 2010, 11:28:54 PM »
Name - Mick
nick - Deeve
Age - 39
Riding since - 82? Took 89-2009 off. started agian May 2010
Location - Hamilton, Ontario - Canada
Bike - 2002(??) GT performer. Bought it for cheap to get back riding.

I used to Race, dirt, street and flatland in the late 80's early 90's. I can't remember when I got rid of my last bike. Quit to take up skateboarding. Quit that to take up job. Bought the GT with the intention of getting excercise. I figure this is a good way to get excercise doing something I like rather than lifting weights or something boring. I tried running but I have bunions.

I have always been on 2 wheels. I also have a Honda Shadow 1100 ACE motorcycle, its fun but had to do a funky chiken on it. I have been riding motorcycles since 1993.


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Offline OH.Calculon!

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Re: Introduce yourself
« Reply #1143 on: June 03, 2010, 12:56:51 AM »
Dave Hale
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
 (no i dont live in a casino)
just gettin into it. Picked up a used quamen.

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Re: Introduce yourself
« Reply #1144 on: June 03, 2010, 07:19:35 PM »
Name: Matt Workman
Age: 25

I live in Manhattan (NYC) pretty close to St. Vartan and Tomkins which is dope.  I've been riding street for a year or two but I've always wanted to get seriously into flatland.  Just bought an A-Damn LT from FlatlandFuel and it's coming next week.

I don't have any where near enough tools or "know how" to properly put this bike together myself.  Flatlandfuel recommended Dah Shop for the assembly.  I know a couple guys that way, but it's all the way downtown for me.  Would Metro Bikes be able to handle the assembly or would they screw something up because it's kind a bmx/flatland speciality bike?

If there are any flatland nubs like me who want to ride in Manhattan, once my bike is up and running I plan on riding as much as I can.

Cheers,

Matt



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Re: Introduce yourself
« Reply #1145 on: June 03, 2010, 08:55:24 PM »
They can assemble it, Matt. It comes pretty much fully assembled- you'll just need to put on the bars, connect the brakes, put the front wheel on, set the seat height and get the rear wheel in the right spot.

But get yourself some tools. For the most part you can get away with a socket wrench, socket extension and whatever size fits your wheel nuts, an adjustable crescent wrench and a metric hex key set. That'll do you for basic adjustments and emergencies while out riding.

Oh, and you're DEFINITELY going to need a pump with a pressure dial that can go up to about 130psi or so. Park Tools makes a fairly inexpensive one.
It truly is a romance of many dimensions, isn't it?

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Re: Introduce yourself
« Reply #1146 on: June 04, 2010, 08:05:17 AM »
Hey Frog, thanks for the advice.

I do own a socket wrench, extension, cresent, no cone-wrench yet, and hex keys.  I can do basic basic maintenence on my street bike, but I ride brakeless so there isn't too much fine tuning.  I let the shop guys true the wheels and the hard stuff.

So you are saying Metro Bikes can probably handle it?  Brakes are still some what of a mystery to me and I don't want to learn on a brand new bike.  Also I've read up on freecoasters and tried to wrap my head around their construction but if something goes wrong with that thing I'm definitely going to have a pro fix it for me.  I'm not about to crack it open and start re-greasing bearings, hah.

I have a pump with a dial. For street I've been riding with more or less 80 psi and I kind of like a little give in my tires.  It hurts my wrists less when I'm landing.

Is it cool to pump the tires that high?  I've heard different things about the KHE rims ... I might start at 100 to be safe, unless that is way off base ... I wouldn't know at this point.

Thanks again,

Matt


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Re: Introduce yourself
« Reply #1147 on: June 07, 2010, 09:19:26 PM »
I have a KHE and I have my rims at 120. It's the tubes that become the weakest link most of the time (They'll cut around the valve, so try to put on and take off your pump straight- don't wiggle back and forth to get it off...). Anyway, don't worry about going that high. For street you want some give, but for flatland you definitely don't because it just increases rolling resistance.

It truly is a romance of many dimensions, isn't it?

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Re: Introduce yourself
« Reply #1148 on: June 08, 2010, 02:06:34 AM »
Name: Teemu Lagland
Nic: Dan -makes it easier for everyone
Age: 23
Ride'n since: was riding when i was 15 but was vert, started flat....saturday 30th may 2010
Location: australia- mitchelton QLD

got a dk opsis 2009 in green, getting into flat coz i wanna learn something new and its really fun already even tho i can do squat...half a fork glide but bail after a little..and trackstands are getting better. peg wheelies going good and bar spins

cheers
T

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Re: Introduce yourself
« Reply #1149 on: June 08, 2010, 06:36:43 AM »
Name: Matt Workman
Age: 25

I live in Manhattan (NYC) pretty close to St. Vartan and Tomkins which is dope.  I've been riding street for a year or two but I've always wanted to get seriously into flatland.  Just bought an A-Damn LT from FlatlandFuel and it's coming next week.

I don't have any where near enough tools or "know how" to properly put this bike together myself.  Flatlandfuel recommended Dah Shop for the assembly.  I know a couple guys that way, but it's all the way downtown for me.  Would Metro Bikes be able to handle the assembly or would they screw something up because it's kind a bmx/flatland speciality bike?

If there are any flatland nubs like me who want to ride in Manhattan, once my bike is up and running I plan on riding as much as I can.

Cheers,

Matt





Call Sid's Bikes on 34th Street http://www.sidsbikes.com/Locations ask for Joe Lawler, he used to ride flat and will build it correctly... You can tell Joe I sent you...

Welcome to the NYC Crew...

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« Last Edit: June 08, 2010, 06:44:01 AM by smiley (Roy) »
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Re: Introduce yourself
« Reply #1150 on: June 08, 2010, 01:26:21 PM »
hey im Dirty Adville im a begginer i do music so if i ever post videos in the near future expect it to be to my music lol. just poppin in and saying high anyone got any suggestions for me. thinking dk opsis 2010

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Re: Introduce yourself
« Reply #1151 on: June 11, 2010, 12:48:29 AM »
Dope, thanks Roy and Joe for the hook up.  Rode my bike today a little bit, the slack on the freecoaster is a new experience for me.  The frame is tiny and light compared to my MirraCo but overall tailwhips, manuals, glides are much easier for me to control.

It just poured for about an hour, but if it drys up a little I'll go ride tonight and tomorrow.

Peace.

Matt

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Re: Introduce yourself
« Reply #1152 on: June 14, 2010, 02:04:42 AM »
Hey Fellas.

I'm Justin living in Fort Lauderdale, FL I'm 37 and today is the first time riding since 1989.
I got my first set of pegs and a rotor in 1984 rode summers in Maine for 4-5 years then I got caught up in girls and High School sports, then College, then work, then baby, now I'm back on the steed. I just sessioned on my new bike and it felt awesome! I didn't land much but came close. Relearning tailwhips, boomerangs, glides and squeakers.

I'll be riding in Ft. Laud behind Barnes and Noble and Sports Authority. There's a little shade back there. I pop the hatch on my VW and kick old school DMC, Beasties, LL and some new school drum and bass.

Come hang and ride if your near by.

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Re: Introduce yourself
« Reply #1153 on: June 14, 2010, 02:18:36 AM »
Hey Fellas.

I'm Justin living in Fort Lauderdale, FL I'm 37 and today is the first time riding since 1989.
I got my first set of pegs and a rotor in 1984 rode summers in Maine for 4-5 years then I got caught up in girls and High School sports, then College, then work, then baby, now I'm back on the steed. I just sessioned on my new bike and it felt awesome! I didn't land much but came close. Relearning tailwhips, boomerangs, glides and squeakers.

I'll be riding in Ft. Laud behind Barnes and Noble and Sports Authority. There's a little shade back there. I pop the hatch on my VW and kick old school DMC, Beasties, LL and some new school drum and bass.

Come hang and ride if your near by.

Hey Fatninja.

Nice to see another old guy on here. Wish I lived in Fl Lauderdale :) We could meet up and kick it old school :)

Welcome to the forum.
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Re: Introduce yourself
« Reply #1154 on: June 14, 2010, 01:43:54 PM »
Ya it's funny how the combination of the music and bike makes me feel like I'm 14 in my parents garage with the boom box blaring 'No Sleep to Brooklyn'.

Back then no internet and no one rode. They all looked at me and my goofy bike like I was crazy.

It's so cool to have a community here. For these young dudes to keep the sport alive.