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#76 2018-11-29 12:58pm

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Re: New retro Redlines

I like that they dropped the rear of the top tube seat tube at least lower than the top of the rear tire.
Its a good looking bike.  I wont be purchasing one.


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#77 2018-11-29 1:44pm

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Re: New retro Redlines

made2drag wrote:

Claydogg6969 wrote:

made2drag wrote:


I'm not seeing how a 24 could ever be "too small" for anyone, unless a guy is Shaq's size.  A 6'4, 300 dude could ride a 24 and not sure how a 26 "fits" better.

24s definitely feel small especially when you are just using it to cruise around on. The seat post on my cult duffman has to be raised a fair bit for it to feel comfortable for cruising purposes and it’s a 24” . 26” bikes are perfect for cruising.

Oh, I forgot people use the 26's for sit down cruising.  I guess, like you said, depends on the 24's geometry and standover height.  If it is a race 24 it might be even harder to cruise.... especially with really short cruiser bars.  24's are big enough for a bigger guy who feels too big for a 20 and doesn't want a mtb sized 26.

MTB's aren't 26 any more!  A couple of weeks ago I rode my 24 all over the city with guys on 26 and 29" wheels.  I had to pedal way more.  Cruising is better on bigger wheels.


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#78 2018-11-29 2:03pm

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Re: New retro Redlines

pwh4130 wrote:

made2drag wrote:

Claydogg6969 wrote:


24s definitely feel small especially when you are just using it to cruise around on. The seat post on my cult duffman has to be raised a fair bit for it to feel comfortable for cruising purposes and it’s a 24” . 26” bikes are perfect for cruising.

Oh, I forgot people use the 26's for sit down cruising.  I guess, like you said, depends on the 24's geometry and standover height.  If it is a race 24 it might be even harder to cruise.... especially with really short cruiser bars.  24's are big enough for a bigger guy who feels too big for a 20 and doesn't want a mtb sized 26.

MTB's aren't 26 any more!  A couple of weeks ago I rode my 24 all over the city with guys on 26 and 29" wheels.  I had to pedal way more.  Cruising is better on bigger wheels.

I ride my cruisers for exercise as well. 40 to 50 miles a week over 3 to 4 rides and 26" is the sweet spot for me. I've done the same routes using my 24" Colony and while it's doable, it's not really enjoyable. Makes me feel like a kid again when I'm out there on something that resembles my old school BMX bike. I could still hop on a 20" and ride around the neighborhood - 5'10" 175lbs - but I'm 47 and I'm not doing 12 to 15 miles in an hour and change on 20" wheels. My joints probably wouldn't be happy afterward.

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#79 2018-11-29 2:17pm

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Re: New retro Redlines

these new redlines look pretty cool but all these 'bmx' inspired 26" bikes ride freaking huge (at least to me).



im just glad redline decided to have a bmx race team again.


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#80 2018-11-30 7:42am

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Re: New retro Redlines

pwh4130 wrote:

made2drag wrote:

Claydogg6969 wrote:


24s definitely feel small especially when you are just using it to cruise around on. The seat post on my cult duffman has to be raised a fair bit for it to feel comfortable for cruising purposes and it’s a 24” . 26” bikes are perfect for cruising.

Oh, I forgot people use the 26's for sit down cruising.  I guess, like you said, depends on the 24's geometry and standover height.  If it is a race 24 it might be even harder to cruise.... especially with really short cruiser bars.  24's are big enough for a bigger guy who feels too big for a 20 and doesn't want a mtb sized 26.

MTB's aren't 26 any more!  A couple of weeks ago I rode my 24 all over the city with guys on 26 and 29" wheels.  I had to pedal way more.  Cruising is better on bigger wheels.

I was comparing a 26" mtb sized bike to a 26 inch sized bmx.  That Redline might as well be a 1992 26" Hardrock with bmx parts.  big_smile  Not really but kinda sorta might as well a little bit maybe


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#81 2018-11-30 7:52am

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Re: New retro Redlines

they look RAD cool


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#82 2019-01-01 6:51pm

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Re: New retro Redlines

Redline just needs to do what Haro has done for years - top notch, faithful recreations with modern detailing.

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#83 2019-04-27 5:43pm

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Re: New retro Redlines

I am having a SQB-26 delivered hopefully on Monday. I want to put a front brake setup on it. What do you think would be best for caliper, lever and pads? Not concerned about cost.

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#84 2019-04-27 5:54pm

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Re: New retro Redlines

rabbit1984 wrote:

I am having a SQB-26 delivered hopefully on Monday. I want to put a front brake setup on it. What do you think would be best for caliper, lever and pads? Not concerned about cost.

Lucky:cool:


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#85 2019-04-27 5:55pm

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Go to Porkchops and take your pick


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#86 2019-04-28 10:32am

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I love my PL26 and it does its “job” perfectly. Rides like a dream pedaling next to my gal when she’s on her beach cruiser. 80% of the bmxers from the 80’s wouldn’t ride a 20” if you paid them. 26 fits the bill. No?http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/200037/56098c5a-7ee1-4e41-91d2-bac34ead1fbd5bd4fa6cc3.jpeg

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#87 2019-04-28 10:44am

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Re: New retro Redlines

BrianLanders wrote:

I love my PL26 and it does its “job” perfectly. Rides like a dream pedaling next to my gal when she’s on her beach cruiser. 80% of the bmxers from the 80’s wouldn’t ride a 20” if you paid them. 26 fits the bill. No?http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-image … a6cc3.jpeg

I like it. Let's see some more pics.


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#88 2019-04-28 4:26pm

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Re: New retro Redlines

BrianLanders wrote:

I love my PL26 and it does its “job” perfectly. Rides like a dream pedaling next to my gal when she’s on her beach cruiser. 80% of the bmxers from the 80’s wouldn’t ride a 20” if you paid them. 26 fits the bill. No?http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-image … a6cc3.jpeg

Nice!


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#89 2019-04-28 5:44pm

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Re: New retro Redlines

BrianLanders wrote:

I love my PL26 and it does its “job” perfectly. Rides like a dream pedaling next to my gal when she’s on her beach cruiser. 80% of the bmxers from the 80’s wouldn’t ride a 20” if you paid them. 26 fits the bill. No?http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-image … a6cc3.jpeg

sick, i love mine too. i usually put about 10-20 miles avg on the bike path over the weekend. i added a quick release clamp and sometimes i'll drop the seat and mess around at the local skatepark. fun bike, rides really smooth and stable


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#90 2019-04-29 5:23pm

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Re: New retro Redlines

the Redline SQB 26 is a bike best bought used. all the parts on the Redline are low end. i have the white SQB and only used the frame, forks and cranks. at $649 after tax was a lot for what i ended up using. could have got a Bassett or True Torch for that, but the wife had to have that one

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