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Offline manteo

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Mid School heavy flatland bikes?
« on: May 01, 2010, 09:52:31 PM »
I have been reading about light bikes and how to lighten your bikes etc.... It made me think about the heavy bikes from the late 90s. Granted from that era I'm more read and informed on street setups.
 So what was the heaviest flatland setups you had or remember? How about posting pics of some heavy, flatland tanks...errr I mean bikes.

Thanks.

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Re: Mid School heavy flatland bikes?
« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2010, 01:57:02 AM »
heres my S&M Sabbath built the way i rode it back in the day...H-E-A-V-Y...

http://www.global-flat.com/smf/index.php?topic=15908.0

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Re: Mid School heavy flatland bikes?
« Reply #2 on: May 02, 2010, 03:05:07 AM »
Sabbath's are awesome. What are the frame specs?

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Re: Mid School heavy flatland bikes?
« Reply #3 on: May 02, 2010, 04:24:09 AM »
my morales is built with semi light weight parts.   but its definately a beast.


my yellow morales is also a beast


my quamen is mid school amazing - and is probly like 35 or 40 pounds




my homeless porn star is more of a mix breed bike - but its heavy as heck too.


the rear pegs on my sabbath are odyssey strong island pegs.  2" by 5"  and weigh a pound each peg.   yeah


Old dudes can still rip

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Re: Mid School heavy flatland bikes?
« Reply #4 on: May 02, 2010, 04:29:34 AM »
mid school aries frame and dyno pac man dropouts frames are heavy as heck too


look at all this metal back there


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Re: Mid School heavy flatland bikes?
« Reply #5 on: May 02, 2010, 08:35:45 AM »
You have some awesome frames. I like mid school and old school frames. I was thinking about trying to buy a Volume Mid a few years ago. The only problem was that the next frame I plan to buy will have a 75 degree or more head tube and a short rear triangle.

Correct if I'm wrong but most midschoool  bikes I have seen are stretched out.

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Re: Mid School heavy flatland bikes?
« Reply #6 on: May 02, 2010, 07:26:50 PM »
I had a '98 EP with 8 piece bars and a solid steel spindle. Yeah.

It seems to me that in the late 90's, the heavier your bike was, the more hardcore you were.

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Re: Mid School heavy flatland bikes?
« Reply #7 on: May 05, 2010, 05:00:26 AM »
the morales frame has like 18.4" top tube with 14+" rear triangle.
its down fall is a verry slack 74 head tube angle and super sized seat post is silly.
that and also the stupid 1" head tube that takes old style threaded forks.   
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Re: Mid School heavy flatland bikes?
« Reply #8 on: May 05, 2010, 11:55:50 AM »
The last Morales that came out acepted 1-1/8 headsets.

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Re: Mid School heavy flatland bikes?
« Reply #9 on: May 05, 2010, 07:51:30 PM »
I was looking at the parts tab. I saw some eastern flatland forks. The list showed that they weighed in at over 3 pounds. Thats crazy. There are frames that way that now.

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Re: Mid School heavy flatland bikes?
« Reply #10 on: May 06, 2010, 08:28:17 AM »
It got way out of hand when our seat and chain stays back then were the same diameter as our seatposts... haha. I had a Morales, Sabbath, AND the 1st gen Quamen at different points bitd, and just remembering that I was able to do anything at all on those bikes amazes me. Sessions were drastically shorter back then though; the bikes would just wear you out.

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Re: Mid School heavy flatland bikes?
« Reply #11 on: May 06, 2010, 10:06:08 AM »
I had a '98 EP with 8 piece bars and a solid steel spindle. Yeah.

It seems to me that in the late 90's, the heavier your bike was, the more hardcore you were.

Word.. I miss the thing to be honest.

Only pics i have left of it, the blingin chrome!


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Re: Mid School heavy flatland bikes?
« Reply #12 on: May 06, 2010, 06:11:10 PM »
I had a '98 EP with 8 piece bars and a solid steel spindle. Yeah.

It seems to me that in the late 90's, the heavier your bike was, the more hardcore you were.

I have a 98 ep as well, all original, all chromed out, will post a pic later! good solid ride, over 35lb

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Re: Mid School heavy flatland bikes?
« Reply #13 on: May 06, 2010, 06:43:19 PM »
I've still got my 1996 2-Hip Stout Boy in my basement.....I win  ;D

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Re: Mid School heavy flatland bikes?
« Reply #14 on: May 07, 2010, 12:38:40 AM »
If the chrome picture above is a '98, then mine is a '99. Mine has the straight seat styas instead of those goofy, pointless bent ones.