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What are some good flatland bikes

KHE messerschmitt
3 (7.1%)
KHE goldfinger
9 (21.4%)
DK
0 (0%)
ARES
10 (23.8%)
WTP
20 (47.6%)

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Offline FLATrider

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« on: December 10, 2005, 03:50:03 AM »
Im getting a KHE messerschmit for christmas and i wanted to know if it is a good bike to start out with for a beginner

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« Reply #1 on: December 10, 2005, 03:51:38 AM »
What are some good bikes for flatlanders just starting out

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« Reply #2 on: December 10, 2005, 09:49:07 AM »
WTP metric!!    or FLY malaga!!!
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« Reply #3 on: December 10, 2005, 01:15:28 PM »
Or the new 06 KHE Stylus.
 
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« Reply #4 on: December 10, 2005, 04:07:55 PM »
i don't know where are you from.
but in germany there is a shop whitch is called BigBoySports (http://www.bigboysports.de)
there you can get a KHE Goldfinger 05 for only 500€

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« Reply #5 on: December 10, 2005, 07:08:50 PM »
i prefer st martin darwin but ares are good too !!!
 
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« Reply #6 on: December 11, 2005, 07:39:17 AM »
It would be neat to see Quamen come out with a complete, i sure as hell would recommend that.  As for the given options, hmm Wethepeople sounds good.  Their stuff seems sturdy, flatland friendly, compatable with other components, and at a reasonable price range.  If anything get the WTP Pro Pony, but thats just personal preference.

Pick and choose

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« Reply #7 on: December 11, 2005, 12:31:22 PM »
The new WTP Metric looks awesome.

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« Reply #8 on: December 11, 2005, 02:15:25 PM »
Yep, as a matter of fact the market has now some very nice begginner like complete's to offer. I can't say they're cheap as hell but if you want to buy a bike to last 2 or 3 years (being carefull with it) you should spend some money now and upgrade later.
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« Reply #9 on: December 11, 2005, 10:34:54 PM »
I've just checked this one out, it looks nice, from Haro:

2006 Haro M6

Frame: Chad DeGroot Designed M6 3-Tube Crmo
TT: 18,75"
Fork: Haro Straight Shooter Full Crmo
Head Set: TH Power Pro Aheadset 1-1/8"
Crank Set: Haro Sub-C 3-Pc Tubular Crmo 165mm w/ Raised Logo
BB Set:   8-Spline, Sealed Cartridge
Sprocket: Haro 36t Alloy
Freewheel: Haro Cassette 14t RSD
Handlebar: Haro Street 7.0” Crmo 2.3T
Stem: New Haro M-Stem, Ext. 25mm
Seatpost: Alloy Micro Adjust 25.4mm
Hubset: Haro Alloy w/ 14mm Hollow Crmo Axles, Sealed Mechanism Cassette Rr
Rim: Haro Alloy Single Wall Chrome 48h
Tire: Haro Rap 2.0 100 PSI
Pegs: Haro Ground Round Alloy Pegs (2 Pairs)
Brake Set: Tektro Alloy U-Brake w/ Sticky Pads Ft & Rr
Brake Lever: Tektro Alloy w/ Reach Adjust
Total Weight: 14kg (31 pounds)

Price: €372 ($440)



The first upgrade would only require a flat fork and sprocket (€150)
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« Reply #10 on: December 12, 2005, 05:39:03 PM »
nice bike!!!!!

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« Reply #11 on: December 13, 2005, 02:13:29 AM »
you know what, Hugo... Haro just always made a simple strength bikes for all of the rider in the universe... their stuff are long lasting... thats all i know... but have you ever checked a new stuff from GT ? the last 2005 was an ENCORE... i'll gonna show you some sample... but it seems like un-familiar and not too much rider knows it and what about the next 2006... hope you'll found some info about it

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« Reply #12 on: December 13, 2005, 09:31:40 AM »
Looks nice, BUT, and what about the price? And what about living in Europe? You know the stuff we Europeans order from FF gets a shipping that's like, enourmous?

For an instance, if I wanted to order a G6 for $280 I'd have to pay $65 for the shipping! Not to mention the 3 month wait for the bike to get here.

But you're right, GT builds real flatland bikes, not hybrids like we see around in other psudo-flat brands.




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« Reply #13 on: December 19, 2005, 06:48:38 AM »
buying used is better; you can get a much better quality for the same $.  I'd recommend ebay or trustworthy seller on pedal bmx.  But if you buy a brand new low budget bike anyway at least get a good 100% chromolly frame so you can upgrade the inevitable broken parts as you go along.    
 

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« Reply #14 on: December 21, 2005, 05:29:22 AM »
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Looks nice, BUT, and what about the price? And what about living in Europe? You know the stuff we Europeans order from FF gets a shipping that's like, enourmous?

For an instance, if I wanted to order a G6 for $280 I'd have to pay $65 for the shipping! Not to mention the 3 month wait for the bike to get here.

But you're right, GT builds real flatland bikes, not hybrids like we see around in other psudo-flat brands.
pat charges 65 for a frame. mainly for safety purpose because frame is a big part and he doesn't want it to be lost or something. so he always use express mail for it. 65 for me too..

and no. it's not 3 months to get there. it will only take 1 week - 10days. but it's all depending on how good and reliable is your postal system.

as for starter bikes, just pick about anything. while you progressing, you'll need something that fits you better. even if you build a super pro spec'ed bike when you start, you'll end up with changing most of the parts.

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