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Fiend13 04-17-2013 08:33 PM

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

Fiend13 04-18-2013 05:27 AM

Anyone?

chad68 04-18-2013 08:52 PM

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.

Fiend13 04-18-2013 09:04 PM

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.

IgnorantlyAlberta 05-01-2013 05:11 PM

Fly Bikes was pretty good a few years back.

Fiend13 05-01-2013 06:27 PM

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

chad68 05-01-2013 10:56 PM

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.

Justus 05-01-2013 11:00 PM

Matt the "condor" hoffman has some doesnt he?

Fiend13 05-02-2013 03:38 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by chad68 (Post 6830151)
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.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Justus (Post 6830159)
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!

MGMTaco2012 05-13-2013 05:56 AM

http://fortmyers.craigslist.org/col/bik/3796882268.html

Here's one for sale down in FL.

JohnnyWayne 05-13-2013 06:20 AM

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 :thumbsup:, this is the bike I have now:
http://i1135.photobucket.com/albums/...psbf0325a5.jpg

Even made it into my highschool yearbook (but this is over 20 years ago :eek: ):
http://i1135.photobucket.com/albums/...psd0f85a00.jpg

TicoTRD 05-13-2013 06:36 AM

ill sell you one of mine...i have 2 bikes. one is a haro nyquist, with the 4 pegs, gyro handlebars. and the other is an eastern traildigger(dirt) but has the 4 pegs and gyro handlebars.

Glueman 05-13-2013 06:38 AM

http://flatlandfuel.com/completebikes.aspx

http://www.global-flat.com/links/

Start here and see what you find. That Eastern is kinda heavy and has crappy parts (but the price is low). It's not a bad choice to see if you still like to ride flat without spending a lot of money. Most new flat bikes have steep head angles and have a pretty short wheelbase. Most of us now run brakeless so no tangled cables.

Good luck and keep practicing.

TicoTRD 05-13-2013 07:07 AM

www.danscomp.com has a good selection too.

babytruck 05-13-2013 07:20 AM

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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