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help me decide between Eastern bikes vs Kink Bikes

12/30/2012 7:45 PM

Hey guys, how about Stolen bikes? Are they any good, particularly the Casino, score or stereo, all 2012 models.

Casino
http://www.stolenbmx.com/casino ;

Score
http://www.stolenbmx.com/score ;

Stereo
http://www.stolenbmx.com/stereo ;

Thanks guys

12/30/2012 9:46 PM

The casino and stereo are pretty cheap, but being new to BMX brands, I'm not sure how good or bad Stolen compared to Eastern or Kink...

12/30/2012 10:01 PM

avoid stolen unless you get the sinner and up. $400+

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12/30/2012 10:28 PM

Damn..

I really want the liberty or kink, but ever since I started the thread, the stores that sell them for the price have been closed for New Years and they open after tomorrow. I'm hoping the bikes will still be in stock.

Just one more thing, how about eastern and kink starters like curb, launch, piston etc.

How do they go up against each other?

12/30/2012 11:04 PM

sunny.jomofo wrote: Damn..

I really want the liberty or kink, but ever since I started the thread, the stores that sell them for the price have been closed for New Years and they open after tomorrow. I'm hoping the bikes will still be in stock.

Just one more thing, how about eastern and kink starters like curb, launch, piston etc.

How do they go up against each other?

Whatever you get, make sure it's chromo and a good brand. I'm about 40lbs heavier than you, and started on a Redline Column, which is their high end bike. In the bmx world, as a big boy, you may not wanna trust just any bike. I don't know your age or money situation, but spending a few hundred more now on a solid complete can not only save you money on parts, but can also save your ass.

Refs: Tito24, RiverSideRider, Stussy, Nettyspaghetti, Daniel24, Freddydapice, BrokenBMX, SuperstarDK, HardBMX_Tim. There's more, but I'm too lazy to look them up, haha.

12/30/2012 11:28 PM
Edited Date/Time: 12/31/2012 8:30 AM

sorry Double post

12/31/2012 6:39 AM
Edited Date/Time: 12/31/2012 7:15 AM

OMG i just found out that the Kink Liberty 2012 is brakeless, is this true?

12/31/2012 8:29 AM

ok so this is where i am at

im leaning towards Kink Whip or Liberty 2012, but I just found out the Liberty 2012 has no brakes, but they come with some generic calliper brakes, is this easy to install?

my back up bike if none of these are in stock is a Premium solo plus 2011, are they any good?

so I just need to know two things.

can brakes be installed on a kink liberty 2012?
and
is the Premium solo plus 2011 any good?

thanks and i really appreciate the help

12/31/2012 8:55 AM

sunny.jomofo wrote: ok so this is where i am at

im leaning towards Kink Whip or Liberty 2012, but I just found out the Liberty 2012 has no brakes, but they come with some generic calliper brakes, is this easy to install?

my back up bike if none of these are in stock is a Premium solo plus 2011, are they any good?

so I just need to know two things.

can brakes be installed on a kink liberty 2012?
and
is the Premium solo plus 2011 any good?

thanks and i really appreciate the help

Yes you can install brakes. And I believe the solo is mainly hi ten steel frame. Not so good.

12/31/2012 9:03 AM

sunny.jomofo wrote: ok so this is where i am at

im leaning towards Kink Whip or Liberty 2012, but I just found out the Liberty 2012 has no brakes, but they come with some generic calliper brakes, is this easy to install?

my back up bike if none of these are in stock is a Premium solo plus 2011, are they any good?

so I just need to know two things.

can brakes be installed on a kink liberty 2012?
and
is the Premium solo plus 2011 any good?

thanks and i really appreciate the help

vIKz wrote: Yes you can install brakes. And I believe the solo is mainly hi ten steel frame. Not so good.

oh, so you CAN install brakes? phew

I was reading threads from a couple of years ago about how you had to drill holes in it.
did kink fix it up or something?

12/31/2012 11:49 AM
Edited Date/Time: 12/31/2012 11:49 AM

you can install brakes on any bike that has a bridge between the seat-stays, you just drill a 3/16" or 1/4" hole and get some bulldog style brakes.

12/31/2012 12:16 PM

sbc785 wrote: you can install brakes on any bike that has a bridge between the seat-stays, you just drill a 3/16" or 1/4" hole and get some bulldog style brakes.

Is that the only way to put brakes on the liberty?

I don't want to screw up the frame or void the warranty or anything

12/31/2012 12:20 PM

no, the liberty has the hole you need but there are some frames that don't have anything so you have to drill it yourself.

you can use the existing hole in your frame to run this:

http://www.danscomp.com/489057.php?cat=PARTS

which will allow you to run U-brakes which are better than side pull brakes

12/31/2012 5:49 PM

I hope so.
This thread says otherwise...
Maybe it was only with older models of the liberty that required drills?

http://www.bmx-forum.com/t/185398/kink-liberty-2010-adding-a-rear-brake

1/1/2013 6:02 AM

can anyone else please give me a confirmation about the liberty 2012 and brakes?
Im probably going to buy the bike tomorrow and i would like some info please

thanks

1/1/2013 6:14 AM

sunny.jomofo wrote: can anyone else please give me a confirmation about the liberty 2012 and brakes?
Im probably going to buy the bike tomorrow and i would like some info please

thanks

I'm pretty sure you can't use Brakes on it.

1/1/2013 6:57 AM

sunny.jomofo wrote: can anyone else please give me a confirmation about the liberty 2012 and brakes?
Im probably going to buy the bike tomorrow and i would like some info please

thanks

BMX_Forever wrote: I'm pretty sure you can't use Brakes on it.

really?

i have someone telling me yes and someone saying no!
lol

from what I know, it comes with generic caliper set, which I assume are brakes, for safety requirements.

but what I want to know is, do they require drilling the frame or anything to install?

1/1/2013 7:00 AM

sunny.jomofo wrote: can anyone else please give me a confirmation about the liberty 2012 and brakes?
Im probably going to buy the bike tomorrow and i would like some info please

thanks

BMX_Forever wrote: I'm pretty sure you can't use Brakes on it.

sunny.jomofo wrote: really?

i have someone telling me yes and someone saying no!
lol

from what I know, it comes with generic caliper set, which I assume are brakes, for safety requirements.

but what I want to know is, do they require drilling the frame or anything to install?

There should be a hole in the frame to install them. However they aren't great at all as they are Sidepull Style ones, and aren't even really designed to be used, they just have to be supplied by law.

1/1/2013 7:24 AM

BMX_Forever wrote: I'm pretty sure you can't use Brakes on it.

sunny.jomofo wrote: really?

i have someone telling me yes and someone saying no!
lol

from what I know, it comes with generic caliper set, which I assume are brakes, for safety requirements.

but what I want to know is, do they require drilling the frame or anything to install?

BMX_Forever wrote: There should be a hole in the frame to install them. However they aren't great at all as they are Sidepull Style ones, and aren't even really designed to be used, they just have to be supplied by law.

but they still would work (at least 30 percent)? right?

also whats the best way to stop on a brakeless? I heard you can just push the pedels the other way causing the bike to skid. is that true?

1/1/2013 7:56 AM

sunny.jomofo wrote: really?

i have someone telling me yes and someone saying no!
lol

from what I know, it comes with generic caliper set, which I assume are brakes, for safety requirements.

but what I want to know is, do they require drilling the frame or anything to install?

BMX_Forever wrote: There should be a hole in the frame to install them. However they aren't great at all as they are Sidepull Style ones, and aren't even really designed to be used, they just have to be supplied by law.

sunny.jomofo wrote: but they still would work (at least 30 percent)? right?

also whats the best way to stop on a brakeless? I heard you can just push the pedels the other way causing the bike to skid. is that true?

Yeah they would work, just not very well.

The best way to stop when Brakeless is to put a Brake on... but seriously, no that definitely doesn't work unless you had a Coaster Brake or Fixed Gear, which no modern BMXs have. The best way to stop brakeless is putting your foot on the ground or in the back tyre. An even easier way to stop brakeless is to hit a wall, but that can sometimes hurt.

1/1/2013 8:24 AM

It's just that the Kink Liberty looks so bad ass, that I want it so bad, but I'm worried about the no brake issue lol

1/3/2013 3:35 AM

I would like thank you all for helping me with getting a bmx!!

I pulled the trigger and bought the kink liberty 2012.
It should be by freight here by Monday!

1/3/2013 6:29 AM

sunny.jomofo wrote: I would like thank you all for helping me with getting a bmx!!

I pulled the trigger and bought the kink liberty 2012.
It should be by freight here by Monday!

Congratz. Also, brakeless aint such a big issue, just shove your foot on the back wheel :D

1/3/2013 6:44 AM
Edited Date/Time: 1/3/2013 6:44 AM

sunny.jomofo wrote: I would like thank you all for helping me with getting a bmx!!

I pulled the trigger and bought the kink liberty 2012.
It should be by freight here by Monday!

vIKz wrote: Congratz. Also, brakeless aint such a big issue, just shove your foot on the back wheel :D

Yeah I'm going to practice on my old mtb until the bike arrives lol.

At first ill probably hook up the side pull. Just to get an idea, then I'm going brakeless.

1/3/2013 6:47 AM

sunny.jomofo wrote: I would like thank you all for helping me with getting a bmx!!

I pulled the trigger and bought the kink liberty 2012.
It should be by freight here by Monday!

vIKz wrote: Congratz. Also, brakeless aint such a big issue, just shove your foot on the back wheel :D

sunny.jomofo wrote: Yeah I'm going to practice on my old mtb until the bike arrives lol.

At first ill probably hook up the side pull. Just to get an idea, then I'm going brakeless.

don't bother with the cheap caliper brake it comes with. they hardly work. just start brakeless

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Ref's- TCbmx, Eatmybutt, Tito24, Trentydoo, Night Light, Ninjacat33, fly for life, Showtime402, \BMX-1995/, Pavmio, Bmx-Junkie, Dream, Ticaleb

1/3/2013 7:00 AM
Edited Date/Time: 1/3/2013 7:01 AM

As a new bmx rider, I don't know much tricks I can do, what are some good beginner tricks you guys recommend?
Also is grinding VERY hard?

1/3/2013 7:04 AM

sunny.jomofo wrote: As a new bmx rider, I don't know much tricks I can do, what are some good beginner tricks you guys recommend?
Also is grinding VERY hard?

Grinds are super easy and enjoyable. get yourself a hubguard from the local shop (FBM, Shadow) to help save your wheelset. learn how to fakie by "running" into walls and then pulling off and pedaling back. then learn to 180.

Blair & Jasmin | Stella | Roxanna | Arianna v2 | STLRS Facbook | STLRS Youtube Channel | Chuck8273 is king, bow to him |

Ref's- TCbmx, Eatmybutt, Tito24, Trentydoo, Night Light, Ninjacat33, fly for life, Showtime402, \BMX-1995/, Pavmio, Bmx-Junkie, Dream, Ticaleb

1/3/2013 7:13 AM

That's cool.

I remember when I was a kid (14) and I got into the Tony Hawks Underground 2 video game. So I tried skateboarding and went to do a grind, which... being a chubby kid at the time... Uhh.. Didn't end very well lol.

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