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2008 Urban Flat Project

Discussion in 'BMX & Dirt Jumping' started by cruiserflatland, Jun 20, 2008.

  1. cruiserflatland

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    I somehow managed to stay out of trouble this year and promised myself I would make my 2008 ride even better than the last. So I hope you guys agree I met the challenge ...



    Mucho inspiration from Japan and China by sticking with a minimalist build with simple graphix. Gotta admit the Jenna J. pic on the seat tube I couldn't resist. lol! 75% bmx flatland with 25% urban street style probably could bring the weight closer to 20 lbs. At 21 lbs. its one step forward in the past 3 years of "cruiserflatland" tradition.

    I don't think I could've done this without the help of Atomlab, St Martin Bmx, Supercross Bmx and some very good people in Edmonton and California. Props!!



    I say you gotta live your own way, Viva to having fun, man!!
     

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  2. Windowlicker

    Windowlicker Monkey

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    any more pics of the frame? its sick
     
  3. LINEbyLINE

    LINEbyLINE Chimp

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    that uni is ****ing weird, but its still cooler than a regular one.
     
  4. cruiserflatland

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  5. cruiserflatland

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    I did some cutting and hooked up with the guys at racebolts.com with some Ti. Weight 20.75 lbs. :banana:
     
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    Savage_Animal Monkey

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    that would be pretty sick if flatland was your thing

    I give props to all the builders and desighners out there.
     
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  7. cruiserflatland

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    thanks. I've been flatlanding exclusively on 26" for the last 3 years.
     
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    do you have vids of cruiser flat land...i need to see it to get it
     
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  9. ParanoidAndroid

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    Flatland on a 26"? Thats freaking sweet...
     
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  10. cruiserflatland

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    i'm working some new vids for late summer. check out my bro chris taylor at mtbflatland.com

    i ride brakeless, so Chris' flow vid is probably closest to "cruiserflatland style":
     
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    nwd_26 Monkey

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    chris kicks ass...every time i go to my local shop his norco is there taunting me....so sick! gyro, 4 pegs, matching housing, stupid-microdrive, and a coaster.

    on a 26" norco! sick bike, sick riding.
     
  12. greenblinker104

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    ok this is a serious question...why

    why on 26in wheels? isnt it easier on 20s since they accelerate quicker, spin faster, have stronger wheels since they have shorter spokes, the bars are lower? (not sure on that one actually)...so why 26s

    is there an actual preference or you just kind of do it or had a 26, started doing flatland one day and the rest...
     
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    joelalamo45 Monkey

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    Dude, that "uni" is the funnest thing he has for sure... Those things are so much fun. Basically you cruise around on it in a hang-five. A great way to dork around. Far from wierd.
     
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    cmc Turbo Monkey

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  15. cruiserflatland

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    All 20" flatlanders are amazing. As for 26", about 4 years ago I had a dream that I was rolling on my front wheel. I didn't know what to make of it because I hadn't done any flatland bmx since I was a kid. I had a beach cruiser at the time (the one on the top left in the pic) and started to do stuff. Yeah, 26" is so hard to balance, but I just wanted to try something that I knew I couldn't assume to ever master. Most of the time it's a lot of work, so I'm really stoked when I pull something. I can't believe I didn't go with a bike this light before -- it's so much easier!!!

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    I just watched that vid the other day!! :cheers: I really want to go to Brazil. Those kids are cool!!
     
  16. cmc

    cmc Turbo Monkey

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    IMO today's flatland bikes are too damn small for anyone over 5'10". they are micro-bikes... 12.5" chainstays, 18"tt, 6.5" rise bars... obviously a lot of great riders are tall and ride small setups, so who am i to say. but the idea that a tiny bike is the "best" for everyone is not right. (look at Trevor Meyer's setup, or flatland inventer Kevin Jones' Hoffman Big Daddy). i always rode flat on a 20.5"tt street bike with tall bars and that was the best for me. flatland on a 24" cruiser is just as fun. yeah it's slower, but it also feels real solid and comfortable.