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Old 04-17-2013, 08:33 PM   #1
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flatland freestyle bmx

Looking to get back into flatland freestyle biking again but its been about 10 years now and having trouble finding a bike. Question for those who are current or know more than I do about bikes, is this a good one just to mess around with in the street and just have fun doing tricks like flatland tailwhips and what not?

http://www.albes.com/eastern-shock-2...land-bike.aspx
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Old 04-18-2013, 05:27 AM   #2
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Anyone?
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Old 04-18-2013, 08:52 PM   #3
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About 30 years ago if I recall, GT's were the shit for Freestyle. Nowadays I have no idea. Going back a few years beyond 30, a PK Ripper was the Holy grail of BMX bikes anyway, Redline bikes too.
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Right on. Well either I'm typing in the wrong thing in search bars or they're just not popular but I'm having a hell of a time trying to find a flatland bmx bike, everything that pulls up is for racing with a back brake only. The bike I listed in my OP is sold out everywhere I look for it online.
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Fly Bikes was pretty good a few years back.
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I'm noticing that almost none of them come with front brakes anymore or handle bars that spin around without getting the cables tangled up
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I just checked out Haro bikes site. I was curious if they were still around and they are. I remember them doing BMX and maybe freestyle bikes back in the 1980's. They have the types of bike you're looking for. They have the pegs, front and rear and that 'rotor style' neck so the front brake cable doesn't wrap around when you're doing bar spins etc. And yes they come with front brakes too. Of course it doesnt answer your question about that brand you were asking about but at least there are some examples still being made.
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Matt the "condor" hoffman has some doesnt he?
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I just checked out Haro bikes site. I was curious if they were still around and they are. I remember them doing BMX and maybe freestyle bikes back in the 1980's. They have the types of bike you're looking for. They have the pegs, front and rear and that 'rotor style' neck so the front brake cable doesn't wrap around when you're doing bar spins etc. And yes they come with front brakes too. Of course it doesnt answer your question about that brand you were asking about but at least there are some examples still being made.
I've looked at a few Haro's but heard that for the money Eastern is a better built bike. Just based off of reviews and some quick searching.

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Matt the "condor" hoffman has some doesnt he?
He does, that's what I rode 12 years ago but I'm not looking to get back into hardcore, just something to keep me busy with on the weekends and have fun with so I don't want to spend $600+ on a bike. They are nice bikes though!
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http://fortmyers.craigslist.org/col/bik/3796882268.html

Here's one for sale down in FL.
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I too got back into it OP, bought a Hoffman a couple years ago and it was relatively inexpensive, bought online for around or under $300

Used to ride a LOT back in highschool, can still do the tailwhips, grasshoppers and other stuff too - go for it man

Used to have a Haro Master too back in the day , this is the bike I have now:


Even made it into my highschool yearbook (but this is over 20 years ago ):
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I know I'm late to the party but are you looking more for a trials bike?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=53Mqw4wZbnU

You can also get a lot of info here http://www.bikeforums.net/forumdisplay.php/13-BMX on my site.
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