1997 Morales Flatland
It is a pure flatland in the mid 90´s...
In the late 80s early 90s (still a baby), I began to get involved in Freestyle and delve ever since. The practice began at the beginning in the 90s style. Since then I never stopped practicing, I got a deep involvement, I made flatland part of my life and always I appreciated the BMX freestyle. The idea to start working with old school began arriving in my mind so slight a while ago, but I felt I was not prepared for it. As a sick flatlander that I am, I always "work" to have everything most modern and different, not only bicycle but all things that involve it, such as videos, magazines, merchandises.
In the night after last Christmas (2012) something started to punish me with a desire to do something to put into practice the sport, flatland, from old schools the BMX freestyle, deciding definitely start a job puting in evidence great memories of a great season of the sport in the 80/90s. I have a particular affection, a huge passion for that time, because things in the past was something quite different from the reality we live today. The old school riders know exactly what I mean. Internet and communication as a whole radically changed all that.
I started the project by separating everything that I had used at that time (all already in good conditions). Some things I recovered with old friends and riders of that time in my city and I started restore everything. To make it possible, to leave something exactly the way that I wanted, the BMXMuseum contributed to this. In this perfect website I just ordered something I wanted.
It’s a pure flatland in the mid of 90’s.
The plan that I put as target to work, was attending. (Jan to half of February 13).
This bike was inspired in this Chase Morales Bike (BMX PLUS Mag. March 1997). http://bmxmuseum.com/forums/viewtopic.php?id=197927
Is not a replica because the front bike (bar/ stem and fork) is different. I chose by assembly of this form, because the size 1” is older than mag. and more flatland.
Chase Gouin, Jesse Puente, Richard Zabzdyr (RIP), Edgar Plascencia, Sean Mackiney, Phil Dolan, Paul Palmer (RIP) and many others rode with it in the 90’s. Most of flatlanders rode with one part of them.
Hard parts to find.
OLD MID SCHOOL FLATLAND BIKE SET UP
FRAME: MORALES FLATLAND
FORK: KORE FLATLAND
BARS: IT’S A GRAVEYARD OG – Richard Zabzdyr (R.I.P) bar’s
HEADSET: TIOGA BEAR TRAP II
STEM: TNT PRO
GRIP: ODI ATTACK WITH AL. BAR ENDS.
CRANKS: PROFILE 165MM
SPROCKET: GRAVEYARD 30T
PEDAL: PEREGRINE PLATFORM (first generation)
SEAT: GT PLASTIC
POST: GT LAID BACK
CLAMP: KORE OVERSIZE
WHEELS: PEREGRINE SUPER PRO’s with GRAVEYARD OG FREECOSTER (first generation)
TIRES: ACS RL EDGE
TUBES: DAN’S SCHRADER
PEGS: KORE FLATLAND
BRAKELESS *(The Tech’s 77 levers with lockers Japan made / Nippon dated 87 Japan made front brake / AD990 and Odyssey gyro’s first generation / Primo Pervert gyro cable converter complete the brakes set up of this bike).
My mother to gave her house for me work with it!
The members of BMXMuseum
tricky69 / rcsnipe2000 / electrongeek / 13reggie / SCIVIC94 / outriding.
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