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I guess 180's hurt more than just wheels

Discussion in 'BMX & Dirt Jumping' started by Lux Interior, Oct 12, 2005.

  1. Lux Interior

    Lux Interior Monkey

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    My mechanic just put a frame allignment guage on my P1 and told me that my rear triangles are bent 3/4 of an inch sideways at the drop outs. And I was just getting ready to start 180ing off some bigger ledges or stairs...oh well...that's the price we pay.
     

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  2. pnj

    pnj Turbo Monkey till the fat lady sings

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    or you could learn how to 180 better.... or get a stronger bike.
     
  3. Lux Interior

    Lux Interior Monkey

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    Now I've got them, it was the learning process that did it, and it was totally worth it. Yeah thoughts of a new hard tail have crossed my mind...but this one still runs.
     
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    boostindoubles Nacho Libre

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    eh its just a p1, theres better bikes out there that will take more abuse.
     
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    dablake914 Chimp

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    i found its easier to learn 180's off a small dirtjump, then bring that to street and park when you have a better idea of how youre doing it
     
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    I broke my P.1 at the rear drive side dropout 180-ing. I upgraded to a Banshee Scratch and it's as straight as an arrow.
     
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    Changleen Paranoid Member

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    Werd. This is a good excuse to buy a Revell, or a 24, a DMR maybe, a Blackmarket, or maybe if you're feeling extra cool a Curtis.
     
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    Changleen Paranoid Member

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    You'll slightly hamper your ability to fakie on any other bike because of overcompensation! (Maybe :D) Is that a price you're willing to (maybe) pay?

    "Think of the new frame! Won't somebody please think of the new frame?"
     
  9. Brunettes

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    I only have a problem with the wheels on my P1..I 180 perfect 99% of the time but have issues with half cabbing or just rolling out and end up rolling an ankle.
     
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    send it to specialized, they may hook u up wiht a new p3 frame.
     
  11. Lux Interior

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    Thanks for all the info, i can't imagine it will be warrentied unless i break it fully. Yeah the p bike has been a great first freeride hardtail but maybe it's time to upgrade. Maybe the Cove foreplay frame.
     
  12. WKC

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    If you;re looking at an Aluminum HT, look into the Sinsiter DNA or Evil. The Foreplay is very similar to the P.
     
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    Mountain Cycle rumbles are awsome do everything bikes. I was going to get one, but my fork was too short, so i got an azonic evo.
     
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    I don't think Cove are the strongest frames out there... They've still got quite an XC heritage thing going on.
     
  15. WKC

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    The Cove HT's are not exactly much stronger than the P. bikes. If you're going to be trying 180's and new stuff, I would suggest a pretty burly hardtail, and suggest that you move to a steel hardtail.
     
  16. Lux Interior

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    Oh yeah, we have a sinister dealer here I should check one of those out, It took me a while to finally trust aluminum and now I don't think I'll go back to steel, I've made the switch. But I don't want anything crazy big like a Snipes. I really like all the geometry of the P. Once again thanks for the input, I know every day there's a newbie on the board saying " everyone help me choose the perfect bike!" That's not me, I know what I'm looking for I'm just not sure what name it will have.
     
  17. proanti1

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    bend em back, i bent the hell out of an eastern bmx frame, they bent about 2 inches to the right! i took it to a machine shop and the guys let me use their torch to bend em back. burnt all the paint off, but it works fine now i guess, i have since sold that frame though.
     
  18. rpet

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    torching an aluminum frame isn't going to work as well as with a steel frame (your Eastern). In fact, it probably won't work at all, strength-wise.

    -r
     
  19. proanti1

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    my bad, i though you were talking about a steel frame. :D