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Offline donnyk

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using faltland frame for street riding
« on: August 17, 2013, 06:19:45 PM »
Hi~


Riding deco succubus v2 19"


I'm only 5' 5", so I thought it would fit me fine, however these days I'm feeling it to be twitchy for street tricks. It feels so unstable and hard to bunny hop higher than 2 feet.


Have anyone tried using flatland frame for street? How did it feel like?

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Re: using faltland frame for street riding
« Reply #1 on: August 17, 2013, 07:34:37 PM »
That should be a decent length for street. What bars and stem are you running? What angle are the bars at with respect to the fork?
Dax (now in NYC)

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Re: using faltland frame for street riding
« Reply #2 on: August 17, 2013, 10:23:40 PM »
That frame is basically a street frame.. as far as construction and strength.

What forks and stem are you using?

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Re: using faltland frame for street riding
« Reply #3 on: August 18, 2013, 04:37:57 AM »
Like out riding said basically a basic Bmx frame with alittle lower stand over. Chad jumped off his roof into his pool and I'm sure he has played street/flat with it as well n should be fine

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Re: using faltland frame for street riding
« Reply #4 on: August 18, 2013, 09:39:35 AM »
Currently I'm using 46mm stem with KHE cirrus bar which is about 7.25 high And using Aj fork.

Some bro who tried my bike guesses the reason of awkward feeling might be because of standard offset stem& zero offset fork combination.

I thought geometry controversy is only meaningful for skilled riders...

Reason might be just lack of practice LOL

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Re: using faltland frame for street riding
« Reply #5 on: August 18, 2013, 09:04:50 PM »
Can u try a taller and wider bar? That cirrus bar may be a little small.
Dax (now in NYC)

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Re: using faltland frame for street riding
« Reply #6 on: August 18, 2013, 09:10:06 PM »
and a bit WEAK...

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Re: using faltland frame for street riding
« Reply #7 on: August 18, 2013, 10:02:27 PM »
blue strowler , tony mtf custom bars , flatware fork, tl Hoffman stem, geisha gound custom gold freecoaster, no boss profile cranks, alienation devian rims , doing the mega grind

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Re: using faltland frame for street riding
« Reply #8 on: August 18, 2013, 11:37:28 PM »
Can't believe you grind on them pegs!  :beer:
''let me tell ya something i did a front n rear wheel hang on the cloping on the slide of the spine, now i stick to street!''

''do you freestyle?''

However serious you take it general public sees us as just dicking about on 'kids' bikes, some people could do to remember that and smile a little.

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Re: using faltland frame for street riding
« Reply #9 on: August 19, 2013, 02:43:53 AM »
Personally I wouldn't ride zero anything on a hybrid. Stem is good but I would do at least 8-8.25 bar height and a minimal fork( deco , primo strand, older odyssey minimal). The strange feeling could be the lack of full sweep on the bars also

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Re: using faltland frame for street riding
« Reply #10 on: August 19, 2013, 05:06:08 AM »
Personally I wouldn't ride zero anything on a hybrid. Stem is good but I would do at least 8-8.25 bar height and a minimal fork( deco , primo strand, older odyssey minimal). The strange feeling could be the lack of full sweep on the bars also
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Re: using faltland frame for street riding
« Reply #11 on: August 19, 2013, 04:08:46 PM »
Im rideing zero offset forks, 54 mm stem, 8.9 rise "street" bars, with a 19 inch frame and im loveing it! And i know the feeling of sketchy bunnyhops, haha

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Re: using faltland frame for street riding
« Reply #12 on: August 19, 2013, 04:36:19 PM »
Sounds good to me mannie. Hops take getting used to with short cs
Thx juggs
« Last Edit: August 19, 2013, 04:39:11 PM by back2flat35 »

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Re: using faltland frame for street riding
« Reply #13 on: August 19, 2013, 09:33:14 PM »
You should try out a 20" Fit Benny L Frame. I've been riding on for Street & Flat & whilst the super steep Head Tube Angle & Minimal Offset Forks took some getting used to, it is a super fun Frame to ride.


Fit Benny L 20" Frame
Primo Strand V2 Forks
S&M Enduro 36mm Stem
S&M Intrikat 8.5" Handle Bars


Pretty much a Streetlanders wet dream! You'll be able to ride both Street & Flatland on that set up, you'd be able to blast around on the streets & It shouldn't feel out of place riding Flat.

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Re: using faltland frame for street riding
« Reply #14 on: August 19, 2013, 11:19:02 PM »
topsey,great set up.