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General Flatland Forum / Re: Bike for street/park and also flat?
« Last post by smsabb on Today at 04:03:57 PM »
Colony sweet tooth is a good choice ,Or the Apprentice if you want a shorter frame .
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I didnt like my new big daddy at all .The rear dropouts were spread out too wide ,Then if you tightened the rear wheel down without using a washer to shim things up it put the brake mount at a weird angle ,And the bb shell is a weird width on mine and the thing had serious flex
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General Flatland Forum / Re: UCCHIE on brooklyn machine works
« Last post by smsabb on July 19, 2021, 09:58:33 PM »
I thought the brand was bought by someone in the hip hop scene
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Parts & Bikes / Re: What’s the best freecoaster available these days?
« Last post by Peter Hollinger on July 19, 2021, 01:45:41 PM »
I ended up going for the FEC hub. So many people seem to use it that I want to give it a go for myself.


I'm going in with my eyes open to the popping and clicking, so I hope it lives up to expectations in every other way.
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General Flatland Forum / Re: UCCHIE on brooklyn machine works
« Last post by Peter Hollinger on July 19, 2021, 01:37:14 PM »
Glad to see Brooklyn Machine works making a Flatland frame! Such an amazing frame builders and badass to boot. Would like to know where you can get one thought?

I'm pretty sure the original Brooklyn Machine Works of NYC that you are referring to shut down a number of years ago.
I have a feeling the name has been bought and the brand relaunched.

I could be wrong but I think everything is made in Taiwan now.
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Welcome back!


1) KHE has wound down. There are no new parts coming out, but some of the older ones are still available directly from their website. There are a few new brands FEC, Autum, Heresy and some older brands reentering the flat market incl. WTP, Colony so still plenty to chose from. But I agree I miss the amazing designs and progression KHE brought to the market.


2) Tire cost has at least doubled. in the past 10 years. I ride Maxxis DTH 1.75 at 10 bars, good weight and good price. It also has a bidirectional pattern and sometimes I switch around the tire to even out the wear and there is no impact on riding.


3.) Pegs got a bit more expensive as well, but not nearly as extreme as tires. 1.5" x 4.33" is standard. Forget about the 1.75", they will feel terrible compared to the 1.5" or even to the slightly wider 39mm.


4.) Having a good handle on it, adjustability and weight are the main criteria. The Autum Stay Hungry Seat lives up to it. It is basically a new version of the KHE watanabe. Flatlandfuel itself also produced something like this but I dont see it for sale atm. It is full plastic, you wont be afraid of hitting it to the ground as opposed to the Ody Aitken. Also the long nose on the Aitken is dangerous for flatland, at least for me as I hit my limb with the front of the seat often.


5) Yep, Birdcage is suitable for brakes, I think this combo should work.



solid reply, you hit the nail on the head Ollie!


KHE is pretty much done--at least in terms of flatland goods.


I'd stick to Ares tires for all around quality (maybe avoid the Kevlar version if you're a heavier rider or run more than 110 psi), price is still the same @ around $40-50 but perhaps there are fewer low cost options nowadays.


Pegs are definitely much more common in the 1.5" diam size. seems to be happy medium. I've ridden both 1.75 and 1.39 and the 1.5 is the sweet spot.


Seats: definitely recommend the autum stay hungry (khe watanabe design) or now colony have just released a new mini pivotal that looks ace @ FF

"Colony's new Mini pivotal BMX seat is the smallest pivotal seat available at 4.5" wide and 7.5" long. Pivotal seat technology.
  • [/size]Weight: 7.4oz/210g[size=0px]
[/size]

***For use with Pivotal seatposts only."
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General Flatland Forum / Re: UCCHIE on brooklyn machine works
« Last post by metalbmxer on July 16, 2021, 03:00:09 PM »
Yeah this was surprising to see, may have to give Uchhie and BrklnMachineWorks a follow and see what's up with them
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General Flatland Forum / Re: UCCHIE on brooklyn machine works
« Last post by Griffo32 on July 16, 2021, 01:02:13 PM »
Glad to see Brooklyn Machine works making a Flatland frame! Such an amazing frame builders and badass to boot. Would like to know where you can get one thought?
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Wow! they are some good questions! I forget how fast the BMX world has moved over a decade.
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Welcome back!

1) KHE has wound down. There are no new parts coming out, but some of the older ones are still available directly from their website. There are a few new brands FEC, Autum, Heresy and some older brands reentering the flat market incl. WTP, Colony so still plenty to chose from. But I agree I miss the amazing designs and progression KHE brought to the market.

2) Tire cost has at least doubled. in the past 10 years. I ride Maxxis DTH 1.75 at 10 bars, good weight and good price. It also has a bidirectional pattern and sometimes I switch around the tire to even out the wear and there is no impact on riding.

3.) Pegs got a bit more expensive as well, but not nearly as extreme as tires. 1.5" x 4.33" is standard. Forget about the 1.75", they will feel terrible compared to the 1.5" or even to the slightly wider 39mm.

4.) Having a good handle on it, adjustability and weight are the main criteria. The Autum Stay Hungry Seat lives up to it. It is basically a new version of the KHE watanabe. Flatlandfuel itself also produced something like this but I dont see it for sale atm. It is full plastic, you wont be afraid of hitting it to the ground as opposed to the Ody Aitken. Also the long nose on the Aitken is dangerous for flatland, at least for me as I hit my limb with the front of the seat often.

5) Yep, Birdcage is suitable for brakes, I think this combo should work.
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