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#1 2008-09-02 9:23am

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2008 SE Racing Quadangle 24

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2008 SE Racing Quadangle 24

*SOLD* New School Quadangle Cruiser *SOLD*

My first BMX bike in 22 years... 08 SE retro looptail 24"frame and fork,skyway graphite 24" mags. Currently running a 36/16 gearing. Pedals have been switched out to Hutch bear trap pedals w/black cages. At 6'2" I needed the longer laid back seatpost for when I'm pedaling in the seated position. Lastly, I found a nice chain in the same light blue (KMC), so I replaced the brown Mechanik chain. It took just over a month to secure all the parts and overall, I'm quite happy with the way she turned out. She rides real smooth and I can't wait to take her jumping and perhaps even racing.
Parts & Specs:
Frame: 2008 SE Quadangle Cruiser
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Tubes: 100% Cro-Mo
Forks: 2008 Stamped Landing Gear 24"
Handlebars: Mosh Pro Cruiser Bars
Stem: Profile Acoustic
Grips: SE Wing in SE baby blue
Seatpost: St. Martin Laid back post
Seat: SE Wing Slim seat
Seatpost clamp: Profile Slim
Levers: Odyssey Monolevers in Brown
Front brake/pads: Dia-Compe 883 Nippon w/Weinmann -micro adjuster/Kool Stop black pads
Rear brake/pads: Tektro V Brakes in Black
Brake cable, front: Odyssey Slic cable
Headset: FSA Orbit X
Cranks: Profile - Black 182mm w/hop up kit and sealed BB
Pedals: Hutch Bear Trap w/Black cages
Front sprocket: Imperial - Brown 39T
Chain: New school baby blue (KMC) chain
Rear sprocket/cog: 16T Shimano
Wheels: Skyway Graphite Mags 24" - 7 spoke
Tires: Tioga Rainbow Label Comp IIIs
Tubes: Danscomp 24 x 1.75-1.95
Updated pics coming soon. Thanks for looking!


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#2 2008-09-02 3:48pm

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Re: 2008 SE Racing Quadangle 24

Nice build. The graphites look real nice. I went with Rhyno's on mine, with Profile hubs. But, the mags look great with the color scheme. Excellent job!

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#3 2008-09-02 6:09pm

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Re: 2008 SE Racing Quadangle 24

Nice. For your brake configuration, I would suggest a black Odyssey A Brake with a Brown Odyssey lever. You can use it for both front and back.

I have blue A brake with the brown lever in mine. Check it out at http://bmxmuseum.com/bikes/se_racingcurrent/16544

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#4 2008-09-02 7:19pm

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Re: 2008 SE Racing Quadangle 24

Thanks a bunch for the kind words guys!

Little man, I like your build too and actually considered the same brown profile hubs you used! For some reason, I prefer the mags on the 24" whereas I prefer the spoke wheels on the 20". Can't really say why:/. Triangleman's build kind of convinced me as well, even though I had ordered the graphites prior to seeing his bike. I also considered the profile cranks in the raw like you went with, but ultimately decided to keep the color scheme to 3 colors. They are pretty sweet in the raw though! I think you wouldn't notice the sneaker scuffs on those like you can on the black crank arms.

Unfortunately, Profile was out of the brown chain tensioners and said they were closeout items so there would be no more. I think it's a nice touch and they could have proven useful over the weekend when during my first real sprint, I torqued the rear wheel out of alignment. I guess I hadn't tightened that rear axle as much as I could, but it's probably due to a bit of trepidation over chipping the paint of the rear dropout. I had to ride back home at a slow pace to keep the chain from popping off repeatedly because I didn't have the proper tools with me, but at least there was no real damage. I have since used a pipe on the open end wrench to torque that baby down!

Juurdane, I like your 20 as well. I found the gold interesting since I had wondered how that would look. I thought about playing up the gold hubs on the graphites, but the flanges are sold out and it is actually a different hue of gold than most parts that are available. Thanks for the tip on the levers! I might take your advice if I can locate the brown odyssey levers. I already dropped the black bulldog calipers on the front as they had arrived today. I'm not crazy about it, but I'm going to see if I can get used to it. I know I would like the look more if that front brake were the same powder blue as the frame:D!

I do intend on riding it hard though, despite the sneaker scuffs on the crank arms and the paint wear on the dropouts:lol:!


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#5 2008-09-03 2:12am

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Re: 2008 SE Racing Quadangle 24

Sweet bike. How is the ride compared to old bikes? I know frame design has changed some, even with this being retro.


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#6 2008-09-03 6:58am

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Re: 2008 SE Racing Quadangle 24

The bike rides great Momo. Unfortunately, it's hard to compare to the old bikes because its been over 20 years since I last rode a BMX bike! I wish I still had some of those bikes I've owned in the past...I would pick two of the lot. For racing, I would go with my National Pro -XL with the GT XT bars. That was one sweet setup and my fav for racing (I won alot with that bike:D). Secondly, I would choose my old RL 20II for freestyling, as it was a very comfortable fit for my size and was solid!

With my size being what it is, it was easy to go with the Quad based on the specs. I knew it would provide enough room between bars and seat and not feel cramped. Overall, the Quad feels real good, but I'll report back once I put it through the paces!


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#7 2008-09-03 6:17pm

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Re: 2008 SE Racing Quadangle 24

So i see you found some tires?Your bike turned out nice and they do ride really nice even with the mags.The best part about building them is getting comments from people around hear and when your out riding around.Its fun to see how we all start with the same color frame but end up with totally different looking bikes.

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#8 2008-09-03 6:26pm

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Thanks Triangleman! I ended up getting the tires from the Nederlands via evilbay of course. I had already purchased the blackwall comp IIIs and when I didn't like the black on black look, I went and bought some gumwalls from a LBS (out of desperation). Luckily I was able to get the real deal as I think it makes a huge difference! The gumwalls although better looking than the blackwalls from afar, are kind of cheesy up close:D.

The compliments are nice. It is quite interesting how although we each started with the same F/F which was only produced in the one color scheme for 08, they all ended up different and with our own personal touches.

Now the only question is...any chance you have any extra "custom number plates"wink? J/K, as sweet as yours is, it's a nice custom job that should remain a one off!

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#9 2008-09-03 10:15pm

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Re: 2008 SE Racing Quadangle 24

quinonesm wrote:

...It is quite interesting how although we each started with the same F/F which was only produced in the one color scheme for 08, they all ended up different and with our own personal touches...

Thats one of the coolest things about building bikes :D Good to hear it rides nice!


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#10 2008-09-04 9:30am

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Re: 2008 SE Racing Quadangle 24

nice build, welcome back to the bmx world


I want to apoligize in advance for not reading the entire thread or doing any research whatsoever before i post my comments.

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#11 2008-09-04 11:29am

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Re: 2008 SE Racing Quadangle 24

Killer Build with great parts combo.

I just completed my 08 Retro 24" Quadangle also. I started Frame & Fork as you did... The only way to go.

Great build & keep the great rides coming cool

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#12 2008-09-04 1:10pm

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Thanks for the compliments guys! big_smile


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#13 2008-09-04 6:36pm

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Re: 2008 SE Racing Quadangle 24

Marcus,
Great looking build! I'm still working on mine. The wheels should be arriving shortly so I'll be re-doing them to match which is the last parts I need to finish it.
Chris


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#14 2008-09-04 7:33pm

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Re: 2008 SE Racing Quadangle 24

Chris,

You decided to build up your quad? Good to hear and I can't wait to see the finished product! Pls let me know when it's done.
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#15 2008-09-05 1:09pm

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Re: 2008 SE Racing Quadangle 24

Hey Chris- Great to hear you are building up your ride. Have to let us knwo when finished. We love these SE 24" Quadangle Frame & Fork sets.

Hey Marcus- your build is killer & love the bars. I had to go with the taller CW Pro bars, I'm 6'1" & need all the room possible for cruizin. But yours is more SE correct smile

Btpd22 wrote:

Marcus,
Great looking build! I'm still working on mine. The wheels should be arriving shortly so I'll be re-doing them to match which is the last parts I need to finish it.
Chris


Apply this... "Never for money. Always For Love" Our sport/hobby/world would be so much better. WTB- 03-04 Kappa "Starsky" = Kappa given props to an awesome Old school ride...The Hutch Trickstar. Prov 13:3

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#16 2008-09-05 6:03pm

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Re: 2008 SE Racing Quadangle 24

I also going to my LBS as their mechanic told me he's positive they have some cable holders to fit this frame (I so wish they had put on cable stops on it) I hate listening to cable slap. If he does I'll let you know so if you want to lose that zip tie. I'll probably powder mine to match the frame and hide 1 under the pad.


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#17 2008-09-05 6:18pm

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Re: 2008 SE Racing Quadangle 24

I usually don't show anything I'm not done doing but since we're all friends here and love the 24 quads this is what I have so far. PLEASE understand I have a lot more little details to add but here it is to this point.
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#18 2008-09-05 7:22pm

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Re: 2008 SE Racing Quadangle 24

Btpd22 wrote:

I usually don't show anything I'm not done doing but since we're all friends here and love the 24 quads this is what I have so far. PLEASE understand I have a lot more little details to add but here it is to this point.

Oh yeah! btpd22 may have the best one so far. The gold looks great with the bown. And, I hate gold! Can't wait to see it complete.

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#19 2008-09-05 7:24pm

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Re: 2008 SE Racing Quadangle 24

I actually bought those star grips for mine. But, they didn't look right on mine. Anyone interested in them?

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#20 2008-09-05 8:15pm

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Re: 2008 SE Racing Quadangle 24

PM sent on the grips big_smile  & thanks for the complements on the quad!

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#21 2008-09-05 9:16pm

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Re: 2008 SE Racing Quadangle 24

I was just checking out your quad and was thinking of getting the profile cassettes for mine as well or just powder coat the hubs I have coming in the wheel set to match and save some $$. I guess I'll have to wait till the wheels get here to decide but that will probably be the option to lower the cost. It's so hard now to not spend 1K on a bike and I can't justify it for something to use just to ride around.


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#22 2008-09-05 10:03pm

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Re: 2008 SE Racing Quadangle 24

Looks great so far Chris! Thanks for giving us the sneak peek:).

I agree about the cable slap, that's why I HAD to put that zip tie there. I'm pretty anal about the little details too, but as you said, it's tough to contain the costs! My build went WAY over the budget I originally anticipated, but hey, you only live once, right! I originally thought about getting back into it with that $300 So Cal Flyer, but I couldn't resist this 24" Quad once I saw it.

The gold parts look pretty trick and they play off of the "mustard" camo I'm not too crazy about pretty well. As Triangleman stated, it's interesting to see the different personalities they all develop. I remember your comment about the fork color and like how you powdered the flight cranks to match. The retro "Tuff Neck" stem is always sweet to see.

I also thought about the Profile hubs in the same brown as the stem/chainwheel & SP clamp, but due to the rising cost of the build, I figured that even the graphite Tuffs would be cheaper than a wheel build around those hubs. Of course, I went and spent extra money buying the bullseye wheelset off of you anyway:D, but those hubs are another item I couldn't resist. They were one of those elusive items I always lusted after as a teen rider, but never got around to getting.

Anyway, can't wait to see how your build ends up.

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#23 2008-09-05 10:21pm

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Re: 2008 SE Racing Quadangle 24

Little man, I hear you about the bar height. I'm 6'2" and I have to say that I sometimes feel silly hunched over them when I stand on the pedals with the cranks level. I went out for a ride yesterday and I got into the elevator with a neighbor's daughter who is about a year older than my youngest daughter and I could see her wheels turning in her head. Surely she doesn't know I'm like 2 weeks from my 40th birthday, but I'm sure she generalizes and asked herself, "what's this old guy doing with this cool looking kid's bike?!" Then I stand on the pedals and hunch over the bars as I ride off and had to tell myself that the age doesn't matter and I'm just going to have some fun, even if I look like an oversized doofus! In any case, I looked at some standard size bars (8.25" rise) that were already powdered blue and at least from the pictures, seemed to match the SE blue of our frames. But, I wondered how the extra height would effect the feel. BTW, I'm not really SE correct as you mentioned, since those are Mosh cruiser bars, but I immediately ditched the Mosh sticker and replaced with the SE ones (wondered if I went overboard with them). Ultimately, I've gotten accustomed to the bars and they feel pretty good...it's just the standing and cruising hunched over that I don't remember from BITD.

The star grips are sweet too and I wish I had found those originally, but at this point, I already have 2 spare pair (a set of brown in case I went with the blue bars and the black SE Wing grips).

It's too bad we don't live close to eachother or we could have gone riding together as the older guy Quad crewlol

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#24 2008-09-06 8:10am

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Re: 2008 SE Racing Quadangle 24

quinonesm wrote:

Surely she doesn't know I'm like 2 weeks from my 40th birthday, but I'm sure she generalizes and asked herself, "what's this old guy doing with this cool looking kid's bike?!" Then I stand on the pedals and hunch over the bars as I ride off and had to tell myself that the age doesn't matter and I'm just going to have some fun, even if I look like an oversized doofus!

It's too bad we don't live close to eachother or we could have gone riding together as the older guy Quad crewlol

Oh she knows !  (remember when you thought 30 was old?!) & being hunched over the bars or not will not make that feeling go away! lol I'm glad you went with the "older guy quad crew" vs the older guy, over sized, doofus quad crew which all be it is probably more accurate but far less flattering lol Maybe it's better we don't live close by as can you imagine the comments being made of a bunch on 40's on 24's thinking they're cool hitting up the 'hood? yikes

I got about 3 months before my 40th sadroll I was going to buy a 'vette to start my mid-life crisis off with but I went with the quad since I could afford it loltongue


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#25 2008-09-06 8:25am

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I'm only 5'5" so I guess I "fit more" on my bikes...but being 40, and female, doesn't help the "dorkiness factor" fade away much, either. I totally know that feeling! In my garage while I'm working on my rides, I can't WAIT to get on and go for that first ride after a new build, but then halfway around the block when I start wheezing, the excitement seems to transfer over to embarassment. Maybe if I had some other old fart to share my bmx fanatacism with, I wouldn't feel so idiotic?! Maybe not...


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