Author Topic: has standard bikes completely abandoned flatland?  (Read 8606 times)

Offline D

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Re: has standard bikes completely abandoned flatland?
« Reply #60 on: February 12, 2007, 04:20:18 PM »
I'm bummed to hear that Kerry quit riding.  He lived in Athens for a while about 10 years ago, while I was in college and we in the AthFam always considered him one of us even though he was only there for a short while.  He was fresh off of the Baco vids of the day and was the first in a long line of "famous" riders to end up in Athens for a while.  Nice guy, good rider, very soft spoken, quiet guy, but cool.  He could show up at Tate and look like he was having a bad day, then all the sudden bust out with the hardest link you've ever seen.  Definitely one of the most underrated riders ever I think.   

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Re: has standard bikes completely abandoned flatland?
« Reply #61 on: February 12, 2007, 07:14:12 PM »
kerry is a good guy and he just has nerve damage
to his leg which made riding difficult and any cold weather
he cant ride so basically he has to take the whole winter off.
they dont know whats wrong with his side and it is very painful
so i guess he decided to get out while he had the chance and could
still walk proper ennough.

he is also getting mariied for the second time.

Offline ELY_M

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Re: has standard bikes completely abandoned flatland?
« Reply #62 on: February 16, 2007, 11:26:30 AM »
Im glad to know how Kerry is doing lately.
Hope he get better soon. 
about 8 years ago, I got Kerry's Hoffman EP and rode it for awhile :)
I still have the frame. 


Offline out~riding

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Re: has standard bikes completely abandoned flatland?
« Reply #63 on: February 16, 2007, 11:36:14 AM »
Im glad to know how Kerry is doing lately.
Hope he get better soon. 
about 8 years ago, I got Kerry's Hoffman EP and rode it for awhile :)
I still have the frame. 


I got that magazine and that frame also...

Back on the subject,
I guess Standard wasn't making any profit with flatland so they abandoned it.
The market is expanding there is so much more companys out there with competetive prices, it was a business option.

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Re: has standard bikes completely abandoned flatland?
« Reply #64 on: February 16, 2007, 12:17:17 PM »
Theres BIG money to be made by people who dont want there Trails frame to weight 5.5lbs thats street frame teritory, so they have moved onto to offering like 3 or 4 different weight classified frames.

mutt

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Re: has standard bikes completely abandoned flatland?
« Reply #65 on: February 16, 2007, 08:31:33 PM »
they were always a street/ramp and dirt company
so getting out of flatland is no surpise to me and they
were never a flatland company really and just sponsord
a few flatlanders.

Offline Terold

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Re: has standard bikes completely abandoned flatland?
« Reply #66 on: February 16, 2007, 08:41:02 PM »
flatride has done nothing and hes getting hounded. i ride with skaters practically every session, sometimes they get in the way, who cars. if u ride flat with 10 dudes there gona get in the way to.

mutt

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Re: has standard bikes completely abandoned flatland?
« Reply #67 on: February 16, 2007, 08:48:42 PM »
and who are you terold
do you ride at the clocktower
look alex and i are cool and we just
dont agree on the clocktower as a riding spot
at the moment and alot dont like it there and a few
do..dont start this again as it is finish!

Offline HitchHikingFlatlander

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Re: has standard bikes completely abandoned flatland?
« Reply #68 on: February 16, 2007, 09:17:34 PM »
Mutt whats up with the Spot tomorrow? Is anyone showing up? Jason has a standard TAO but he has to work on my car tomorrow so no go for him. ;D

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Re: has standard bikes completely abandoned flatland?
« Reply #69 on: February 16, 2007, 09:27:15 PM »
session at the spot on sunday
please call me as soon as possible
session is on sunday

saturday session at colma saturday night
6pm-10pm