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#1 2012-08-19 7:14pm

charlie ricker
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my new custom!!

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Miraco icon frame
Sunday morning 2.1 forks
Odsy convertable post
Odsy lone wolf seat
Odsy spacebars
Odyssey aaron ross p lyte tires
Odyssey aaron ross grips
Blacklable sprocket
Miraco 3 piece (might buy some twombolts)
Odyssey elementary v3 stem
Stolen revolver rear rim
Front rim is a new old stock k&k hub laced to a new old stock araya rim
Fork spacer is the valve seat out of a harley shovel head

*total investment* 150$ even!

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#2 2012-08-20 1:54pm

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Re: my new custom!!

put the bars back NOW!!!!!! mad lol tongue wink


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#3 2012-08-20 2:02pm

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Re: my new custom!!

lol

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#4 2012-08-20 2:07pm

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for real wink


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#5 2012-08-20 2:12pm

charlie ricker
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Re: my new custom!!

I like them up a bit farther,   I don't know why

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#6 2012-08-20 2:13pm

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Re: my new custom!!

charlie ricker wrote:

I like them up a bit farther,   I don't know why

you have no control of the bike then


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#7 2012-08-20 2:15pm

charlie ricker
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Oh,  woul that have anything to do with it being harder to learn how to manual?

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#8 2012-08-20 2:18pm

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Re: my new custom!!

charlie ricker wrote:

Oh,  woul that have anything to do with it being harder to learn how to manual?

yea im 6 foot on a 20" bike with my bar straight with the forks i can do manuals perfectly and 180's cool


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#9 2012-08-20 2:20pm

charlie ricker
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Huh,  I'll go fix that and practice for a half hour or something.  But first I'll eat some food

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#10 2012-08-20 5:48pm

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Re: my new custom!!

not really into newschool but cool bike smile


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'86 Peugeot Pipeline 26"
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#11 2012-08-20 5:56pm

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I like my bars directly vertical to my front axle for trials anyways. Much more control on the nose, in hops, and you can trackstand even on 20" wheels. Just gotta manual a bit more vertical but when you learn how to it can look pretty crazy.

It's a preference thing and depends on your riding, no better or worse rider.

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#12 2012-08-20 6:02pm

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Re: my new custom!!

narwhal wrote:

I like my bars directly vertical to my front axle for trials anyways. Much more control on the nose, in hops, and you can trackstand even on 20" wheels. Just gotta manual a bit more vertical but when you learn how to it can look pretty crazy.

It's a preference thing and depends on your riding, no better or worse rider.

thats waaaaayyy diferent than street bmx lol but they are really kool looking


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#13 2012-08-20 6:49pm

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Re: my new custom!!

For best overall bike control, line the center of your hand grips up directly over the center of your head tube, which is your steering axis. When you flip your handlebars around backwards, you want the hand grips to line up in exactly the same place as they are forwards.

A fairly easy way to get this aligned close to perfect without trying to follow imaginary lines or pulling out string or a laser is to turn the handlebars 90 degrees and line both grips up directly with the centerline of the seat. If you feel you're riding too close to the handlebars after adjusting that, try to adjust it out by moving the seat back if you can. Get another seat or seatpost if you can't.


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#14 2012-08-20 7:04pm

charlie ricker
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Re: my new custom!!

southernflatland wrote:

For best overall bike control, line the center of your hand grips up directly over the center of your head tube, which is your steering axis. When you flip your handlebars around backwards, you want the hand grips to line up in exactly the same place as they are forwards.

A fairly easy way to get this aligned close to perfect without trying to follow imaginary lines or pulling out string or a laser is to turn the handlebars 90 degrees and line both grips up directly with the centerline of the seat. If you feel you're riding too close to the handlebars after adjusting that, try to adjust it out by moving the seat back if you can. Get another seat or seatpost if you can't.

Thank you!!!!!!

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#15 2012-08-20 7:10pm

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Ah, one more thing. I see you have your seat slammed, didn't consider that in my last post. You might wanna raise that up temporarily if you want to align it by the seat, but I'm sure you probably figured that out already. Silly me. lol


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#16 2012-08-20 9:41pm

charlie ricker
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Haha,  yes  that did help!  Tomorrow I'm.going to be riding in town with a few friends,  and we're trying to make a edit of my friend obie doing some of his best tricks.  I think that we're at ice pick to 360  so,  about half way through.  I'll post a link to the video as soon as we finish it,   then we'll make one of everyone  doing their best,   and we have some longboarders that can film for us. (those things are smooth!  The guy we have filming,  his board is 4 and a quarter feet long!)

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#17 2012-08-21 1:59pm

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Re: my new custom!!

if i had a camara man i would have alot more photos of me jumping grass  lol


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#18 2012-08-21 6:12pm

charlie ricker
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I learned to hop!  And I can manual 1 parking space smile

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#19 2012-08-21 6:26pm

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Keep the bars the way you want.. Lol it's just personal preference.lol

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#20 2012-08-22 12:17am

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Re: my new custom!!

Mikel8149 wrote:

Keep the bars the way you want.. Lol it's just personal preference.lol

It's personal preference for simple riding, but it's a science if you do bike tricks. Having the bars any other way besides centered will cause unintentional sideways movement of the frame when the bars are turned, which is generally undesirable since it makes it impossible to completely separate and distinguish the different elements of control.

Sure, some people can and do get used to doing tricks with their handlebars adjusted differently, but it makes things a lot more difficult, whether they know it or not, and more extreme deviations from the center will make some tricks absolutely impossible.

I was 17 when I started making flatland a challenging hobby, and I was in both AP Calculus and Metal Trades in high school at the time. I'll be 30 next month, so I've been riding flatland for quite some time now. I'm speaking both from education and experience, and I love my hobby.

Don't get me wrong, adjust your bike however you want. But if you're into bike tricks like me and the OP, you'll probably want your bars centered. This also happens to be the very first thing I was ever taught about flatland, when I was 12 and learned how to do a simple barspin.

If you do tricks, center your bars, you won't regret it, I promise. big_smile


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#21 2012-08-22 4:01am

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Re: my new custom!!

charlie ricker wrote:

I learned to hop!  And I can manual 1 parking space smile

i can manual 25 my goal is 50 yikes big_smile


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#22 2012-08-22 11:10am

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By BMX's too heavy to manual and my trials has the wrong geo xD But I can do it for 5 or so sometimes.

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#23 2012-08-23 4:08pm

charlie ricker
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Re: my new custom!!

Bught a pair of 8.25 rise nitrous bars today,   my friend sold his pair of twombolts that iwas going to buy,  so I'm stuck with the heavy arse mirra cranks for now.

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#24 2012-08-23 4:15pm

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Re: my new custom!!

charlie ricker wrote:

Bught a pair of 8.25 rise nitrous bars today,   my friend sold his pair of twombolts that iwas going to buy,  so I'm stuck with the heavy arse mirra cranks for now.

oh no junky cranks yikes tongue


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#25 2012-08-23 4:21pm

charlie ricker
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Yeah,  I know.  I'llsee if I can get my hands on my other friends old stln cranks.

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