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#76 2010-09-28 9:16pm

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Re: Advice on Flatland bikes to an oldskool noob?

What is the typical geometry of a flatland bike. Like ht angle, tt, cs length, stem and fork off set. I want learn a little flatland. I would like to use a current bike I own 74.5 ht, 13 3/8 cs slammed 20.5 tt. I want to do a flat bike on a low budget.


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#77 2010-09-28 9:19pm

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Re: Advice on Flatland bikes to an oldskool noob?

you could use that frame with some steep offset forks.

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#78 2010-09-28 9:37pm

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Re: Advice on Flatland bikes to an oldskool noob?

Thats what I was thinking. I have a 50mm stem and I guessing a 1 1/2 fork. Do you measure fork center to center? I want to learn hang 5, but with the fork and stem off sets its hard to finesse the back tire up. What would be a good off set to look for in forks.


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#79 2010-09-29 11:31am

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Re: Advice on Flatland bikes to an oldskool noob?

Hang5 is easier with a short stem and zero offset fork, but it isn't a difficult trick at all, you can do it on any bike. It just takes some practice

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#80 2011-09-12 6:41am

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Re: Advice on Flatland bikes to an oldskool noob?

learning hang 5 backwards and forwards on unbike is a good way to get yourself modernised. just make sure nothing you'd mind getting hit by a rocket is around when learning backwards.

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#81 2011-09-12 8:12pm

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Re: Advice on Flatland bikes to an oldskool noob?

Don't hit the front brake if you tip forwards on a Hang 5 ... and use a curb to help find your balance point. big_smile

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#82 2011-09-12 9:55pm

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Re: Advice on Flatland bikes to an oldskool noob?

Finally got a zero off set forks and 32mm stem. I'm popping em up and getting around 5 ft. I usually dump over the bars.


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#83 2011-09-12 9:57pm

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Re: Advice on Flatland bikes to an oldskool noob?

bikesmithe wrote:

Don't hit the front brake if you tip forwards on a Hang 5 ... and use a curb to help find your balance point. big_smile

Oh yeah I'm brakeless I really havent tried the curb thing.


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#84 2011-09-13 7:18pm

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Re: Advice on Flatland bikes to an oldskool noob?

cool to see this thread revived.


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#85 2011-09-15 2:51am

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Re: Advice on Flatland bikes to an oldskool noob?

big_smile reason was that I hit the front brake as I was going over the bars thinking I could lean back and set the rear wheel down like an endo (but I forgot I was standing on the front pegs).... crashed. Ouch.

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#86 2012-07-27 5:17pm

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Re: Advice on Flatland bikes to an oldskool noob?

Paul Hahn wrote:

Here is a good link to get the specs on parts even if they are discontinued:
http://www.global-flat.com/parts/  Global-flat forums are full of Flatlanders who can give you the heads up on what is going on.

Also FlatlandFuel.com carrys most of what you will need.

What do you think of a 99' GT tour 2 for flatland? Ive put some lighter parts on it. Its 33lbs. Its a smoothe ride.


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#87 2018-11-01 3:02pm

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Re: Advice on Flatland bikes to an oldskool noob?

I really found this thread informative. I’m getting back into trying flatland after a 30 year hiatus lol. I was always fascinated by the GT Show for flatland. Is that still a good bike to use or is it dated compared to current tech? I love the frame shape of it and that white khe from page 2 I believe.

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#88 2018-11-01 4:07pm

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Re: Advice on Flatland bikes to an oldskool noob?

Why the hell is this in the Racing forum? lol

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#89 2018-11-01 6:34pm

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#90 2018-11-01 9:14pm

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Re: Advice on Flatland bikes to an oldskool noob?

Holy thread necro.


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