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Reply to Switching to Smaller Tyres for Flatland 12/10/2020 2:19 PM

Yeah, it's crazy. I couldn't even stick my pinkie finger in the wheel well with the 2.4's. Now there's tons of space. At least running front brakes will be a lot easier.

Reply to Switching to Smaller Tyres for Flatland 12/10/2020 1:47 PM

Before and After - 2.4 to 1.75

Reply to Switching to Smaller Tyres for Flatland 12/10/2020 1:44 PM

I love them. It was hard to get used to after riding those 2.4's, though. I like doing foot jams for tail whips (still trying to get them down) and for practicing fakies. The smaller tyres make this a bit harder due to all the freed up space in the wheel ... more »

Reply to Hollow Bolts for Runing Front Brakes 11/25/2020 9:28 AM

Thanks a lot for explaining all this to me. Ya'll saved me from wasting money. I was about to start ordering what I *thought* I needed, but I decided to post here first and get some opinions. I would have ended up with parts I couldn't use. I may try ... more »

Reply to Hollow Bolts for Runing Front Brakes 11/24/2020 8:55 PM

Thanks to both of you for the help with this. Do you know if this would work with what I have? https://shop.odysseybmx.com/products/pre-load-bolt I may just go ahead and order a preload bolt if that would be the easiest solution. Thanks again.

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Reply to Switching to Smaller Tyres for Flatland 11/21/2020 7:10 PM

I finally got some smaller tyres. I ended up getting the Odyssey Performance G's. They're 1.75 so this is going to be a drastic change from the 2.4's I've been riding.

Reply to Switching to Smaller Tyres for Flatland 10/5/2020 10:35 AM

No updates yet, but I'm leaning toward the Haro HPF 2.0's. I like the Kendras, but I can't find those anywhere. As soon as I get the tires and get them put on, I'll post the before and after photos. I'm looking forward to ditching those 2.4 monsters! ... more »

Reply to Switching to Smaller Tyres for Flatland 10/2/2020 10:00 PM

Thanks for the suggestions! I'm thinking between 1.9 to 2.0 is where I want to go next. The 2.4's are just too big for the things I want to do, so I figured the 2.0 Haro's would be a happy medium. I'm also thinking of adding some front brakes, so hopefully ... more »

Reply to Switching to Smaller Tyres for Flatland 9/30/2020 11:15 AM

Thanks Fortyseven! That helps a lot. That's a drastic different in size in those before and after pics. The Kendras you have are exactly the size I would like to have on my bike. I may have to opt for those instead of the Haros. I'll check out that thread ... more »

Reply to If You *Had* to Get Side-Pull Front Brakes.... 8/16/2020 8:33 AM

Thanks for the suggestions. The brake mount kits or buying a new fork is just too expensive for what I want the brakes for. And those mount plates cost around $40. I'm mainly adding the front brakes as an alternative to footjams. I've been learning tricks ... more »

Reply to If You *Had* to Get Side-Pull Front Brakes.... 8/15/2020 10:08 AM

BTW, this is what I would like to get, but I can't find these for sale anywhere:

This would pretty much solve all my problems.
Reply to Front Brake Dilemma 8/3/2020 10:32 PM

My main concern is just whether I can get the brake cable up through the fork without it rubbing against the front wheel. There's just such a tiny amount of space and seems like no room for error.

Reply to Wheel/Tire Wobble on New Bike 7/29/2020 9:00 PM

Here's another video that shows the rims : ]https://youtu.be/kYiAqzjINF0[/url]

Reply to In Search of Bigger Pedals 7/27/2020 11:31 PM

Thanks for all the suggestions. I went ahead and placed an order for the Jonesin pedals. Looks like exactly what I need.

Reply to Pedal Grip Recommendations? 7/27/2020 2:35 PM

I have small pedals right now but am getting ready to upgrade. It definitely helps matters that I'm wearing some undersized and old school shoes that I've had for ages now.

Reply to Mounting Brakes to a Brakeless Frame 7/27/2020 2:30 PM

Those brake plate adapters that someone mentioned seem like a great idea. Unfortunately, they seem to be hard to find. I noticed they are out of stock on a lot of websites.

Reply to In Search of Bigger Pedals 7/25/2020 2:27 PM

Thanks. I'll look into those Odyssey pedals. I also noticed some Rant Trill pedals that look to be of a decent size, but I haven't seen many reviews on those.

Reply to Cinema 4140 Pegs 7/21/2020 1:14 PM

One other thing I probably didn't give enough thought to is the length of the pegs. The Cinemas are 4". I'm wondering if there is any length that is ideal for freestyle/flatland...like 4 vs. 4.5?

Reply to Thoughts on 2021 Sunday Primer Park Bike? 7/21/2020 8:37 AM

I'm around 5'8 so I'm just within the right range for this bike. I think I read somewhere that this is a good size for those in the 5'3-5'9 height range. Loving the bike so far, but providing I stick with it, I'll probably start to think about various ... more »

Reply to Cinema 4140 Pegs 7/20/2020 8:48 PM

Thanks for the feedback. I think I'm going to go ahead and get the Cinema's. $9 seems like a good price the more I look around. It looks like those particular pegs are being discontinued for some reason, so it might be a clearance price.