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#1 2008-12-14 3:04pm

OldRusty1982
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From: Arizona
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2003 Quamen Clad G3

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2003 Quamen Clad G3

My 2003 Quamen Clad custom built flatland bike!

I always wanted a Quamen, but could never afford to build one, then a company brought the price down from $289.99 to $150.00 and I grabbed the chance to finally build my own creation. Its a really solid ride but the freecoaster has a lot of slack in it before it engages so its a little squirrley to ride at times. I had no idea when building it that all the parts on it would very quickly become discontinued. I can't even find any info on the freecoaster to see if it is adjustable. Other than that, this is a flatland dream machine! I hope you all like it!
UPDATE: I re-painted the frame a few years ago using green zinc phosphate primer (aircraft parts primer) and managed to get some replacement decals from the Quamen company. I think it looks better than it did back in the day when it had the butterscotch paint job. Its even sporting a couple of BMX Museum decals now! Its a rolling relic.


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#2 2008-12-14 3:09pm

pc_1453
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From: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Registered: 2008-11-04
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Re: 2003 Quamen Clad G3

sick stuff, man.


Van Homan will save us.

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#3 2008-12-14 9:31pm

Paul Hahn
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From: Highland, IN
Registered: 2007-11-12
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Re: 2003 Quamen Clad G3

Nice Quamen.  I am a fan of the older frame style.  If I may here is some unsolicited advice on tuning your Quamen. But if you are happy with your bike the way it is please disregard what I say.  It really comes down to what you like and what you are comfortable riding.

1.) Cut the front brake cable housing to 21.5 inches with 5 inches from the bottom of the fork to the brake barrel adjuster and 7 inches of housing from the lever to the stem.  This way you don't kick the cable all the time and bend it up.

2.) If you rasie your seat to a height of about six inches it makes grabing the seat easier.

3.) These gen Quamens have a 76.5 head angle so you are right about it being squirrley especially since you have the zero offset Kore fork.  An Odyssey minimal offset seems to work out well and if I remember correclty someone said they had that fork in mind when they designed these frames.

What brand of coaster is on this bike.  I may know how to adjust the slack.  Or check here -> http://www.wtlw.net/ff/taska/

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#4 2008-12-15 12:12am

Inuyasha
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Registered: 2008-12-13
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Re: 2003 Quamen Clad G3

That chian looks awesome

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#5 2008-12-15 12:54am

OldRusty1982
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From: Arizona
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Re: 2003 Quamen Clad G3

Thanks for the advice Paul Hahn! I'll look into the different forks and try raising the seat a little! As for the brake cable, it needs to be like it is, otherwise the brake is a little too mushy for my liking. The freecoaster is an Odyssey Hazard, but I'm beginning to think it is not adjustable unfortunately.

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#6 2008-12-15 7:19am

Ftcollinsflat
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From: Fort Collins Colorado
Registered: 2008-09-29
Posts: 21
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Re: 2003 Quamen Clad G3

I had an Odyssey freecoaster. Is it the first generation?
You can adjust it, make sure that you find some replacement springs if you are going to ride it hard.  I have had mine blow out several times.  The way I adjusted it was to cut the driver down maybe a 1/4 of an inch so it would engage better.  If I still had the hub i could show you how.
Btw i had a quamen too, but in blue, sick rides.

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#7 2008-12-16 8:48am

SkeSkeet-S351(haro bikes)
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Registered: 2008-12-14
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Re: 2003 Quamen Clad G3

(SWEET BIKE) if you ever want to sell it let me know

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#8 2009-03-06 10:10pm

BOWTIEBMX4130
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From: San Jacinto,California
Registered: 2009-02-24
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Re: 2003 Quamen Clad G3

bad ass bro, i have the exact same bike, but i like your style...


#ifixbmx

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#9 2011-10-27 6:55pm

Ike
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Registered: 2011-08-24
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Re: 2003 Quamen Clad G3

Saweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet ride I just wanna know whats the make on that cable seperator up by the stem for the rear brakes? I have a Quamen too a G4 its just a frame right now but its on its way to flatland freedom hopfully next summer I do need some decals too though this post help a little in giving me the idea of running odyssey forks (min offset) I aslo got a saweeet price for the same chain u got I like the looks of it beefy.   big_smile

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#10 2011-11-14 11:49am

PANEPLUS
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Registered: 2011-08-16
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Re: 2003 Quamen Clad G3

how much total would you say you have spent on it

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#11 2012-06-15 11:58am

Ike
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Registered: 2011-08-24
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Re: 2003 Quamen Clad G3

I just wanna know what gear ratio do u have on there?

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#12 2013-01-22 4:55pm

pitdog504
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From: Ravenna, Oh.
Registered: 2009-04-14
Posts: 76
Bikes: 3
For Sale: 5

Re: 2003 Quamen Clad G3

Ike wrote:

Saweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet ride I just wanna know whats the make on that cable seperator up by the stem for the rear brakes?

Google "Primo pervert"

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#13 2015-08-01 9:52am

BIZHOUSE
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From: California
Registered: 2013-07-13
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Re: 2003 Quamen Clad G3

Thanks For the Bizhouse Support ! Great Build !


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#14 2016-10-25 8:22pm

polanco
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From: Santo Domingo, DR
Registered: 2007-02-08
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Re: 2003 Quamen Clad G3

bad ass bike!! top of the line componentry of the time!

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