Sick Child Instrumental flatland BMX ??

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7/18/2016 12:22 PM

Hi Guys

Just after a bit of help

I have found a good spec flatland bike in the Uk it's a custom build with Sick Child Instrumental frame

The only problem I have is no back brake question is can you fit a back brake to a frame that has no lugs or looks like has no holes for removable lugs .

The bike looks a good one high spec parts but without the rear brake it would be unusable for me and my level of riding ..

Any help really appreciated

Cheers
Paul

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7/18/2016 3:01 PM

I'd find someone to weld on mounts. or get a 990 plate.

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7/19/2016 1:03 AM

If you don't mind me asking what are the specs?

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7/19/2016 4:06 AM

It's quite a sort after frame, or used to be. I'd suggest selling it on or trading it with someone who already rides brakeless, and getting a frame with mounts.
Or just ride it brakeless. These days I can't imagine a rear brake doing much in flatland

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7/19/2016 1:54 PM

grumpySteve wrote:

It's quite a sort after frame, or used to be. I'd suggest selling it on or trading it with someone who already rides ...more

I heard these frames a stupid rare now especially the raw ones

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7/19/2016 1:56 PM

Thanks guys big help

I have not brought the bike yet will pass on this one shame as you don't get many flatland specials in the uk second hand ...

Having a look at a Deco tilted next week this has back brakes doe anyone know anything about this frame it says on the brochure it's a street/flatland frame ...

Cheers again

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7/19/2016 2:05 PM
Edited Date/Time: 7/19/2016 2:14 PM

spanner wrote:

Thanks guys big help

I have not brought the bike yet will pass on this one shame as you don't get many flatland specials in ...more

In my opinion from the frame alone I would suggest that the sick child frame bike bike is your best bet aslong as the whole bike is under £600!! Also the option of it being fully custom means every aspect of the bike is high quality and the brands that are best for each part of the bike are used so all in all its the best option in my opinon but if back brakes are a nececity then I would say taking the bike into a local bike shop and have them drill you some in for a small
Price , hope I could help

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7/19/2016 2:54 PM

Deco are good. Can't find much about that model but I'd guess the geometry would be slightly more relaxed than a flatland specific frame. I'd assume it has a gyro and front brake? Not much point having a single cable rear brake on a flatland set up, and a front brake is probably more important than a rear.

Personally, I'd still go for the sick child. But I'm used to being brakeless so wouldn't miss having a back brake. I wouldn't want to touch that frame to put a brake on it though

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7/19/2016 3:20 PM

grumpySteve wrote:

Deco are good. Can't find much about that model but I'd guess the geometry would be slightly more relaxed than a flatland ...more

Very well said mate , I think it would be a shame to pass up on a rare frame like that

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7/20/2016 6:07 AM

spanner wrote:

Thanks guys big help

I have not brought the bike yet will pass on this one shame as you don't get many flatland specials in ...more

get that bike and just have someone weld on brake mounts

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It’s all bmx

7/20/2016 6:15 AM

adamnmexican wrote:

get that bike and just have someone weld on brake mounts

Yeah exactly, I don't think not having back brakes should be a deterrent for choosing a bike, there's many websites and companies that offer removable brake lugs which can be screwed on and off frames

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7/20/2016 8:03 AM

I will have a ask around the BMX shops see if someone will weld on lugs for me ..

I can get the whole bike for around £300 ...

Is there anyway to make sure it is original like serial numbers etc on these frames ??

Cheers
Paul

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7/20/2016 8:12 AM

£300 sounds like it's probably a really good deal! I wouldn't worry about it not being genuine. I doubt anyone would copy such an original design. But I'm sure someone out there would be able to confirm with a serial number.

Where in the UK do you live? There's a few companies that specialise in things like welding lugs on. The only one I can think of off the top of my head is argos in bristol. It might not be cheap though. Just Google something like "bicycle frame repairs" or "bicycle frame builders" and see if any pop up local to you

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7/20/2016 9:22 AM

Here's a picture of the bike from the ad ....

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This one came up today as well a KHE for £85



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7/20/2016 10:04 AM

spanner wrote:

Here's a picture of the bike from the ad ....

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This one came up today as well a KHE for 85



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Buy the first one in a heartbeat. There are temporary mount lugs that just screw on. But dude you don't even need that a front brake is all you need. Do your self a favor and buy it, that is a KILLER deal.

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7/20/2016 10:09 AM

spanner wrote:

Here's a picture of the bike from the ad ....

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This one came up today as well a KHE for 85



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Mate these are one of few original sick child frames you could probably get double £300 just for the frame if you sell it to an enthusiast of the sport, the bike looks like it's really spec'd out and looks like a perfect set up with the thin rear wheels and smooth thicker front wheel, looks really good

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7/20/2016 10:11 AM

Paul can you post the specs please

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7/20/2016 10:24 AM

Hi John I will get the spec ... I think after all this I will go for it ... the guys sends me 20 emails a day trying to sell it ...

from the pics is that definitely a Sick Child frame ...

I am so green at this game he could tell me it was a £2k "sick hippo frame" that does the tricks for you and I would have to believe him ..

I live near Reading BTW ...

Cheers again guys been really helpful with this one ..

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7/20/2016 10:36 AM

Despite it being super rare that is definitely one of the early sick child frames and by the looks of It it looks like it's been kept in perfect order

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7/20/2016 10:37 AM

If you can get the spec I can tell you a estimate of how much it is worth

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7/20/2016 3:13 PM

Hi John I tried to PM you the spec ??

here is the spec ...

Frame: Sick child instrumental 2010 raw 18.75 tt. 12.5-13 rear end. 3/8 dropouts mid bb.

fork: v2 flybikessuelo fork with zero offset. custom powder paint.
headset/ bottom bracket : united
stem: Bizhouse Flatland 26mm offset, polished
bars: v2 flybikes suelo bars 4 piece
bar ends: we the people
brake lever: odyessey monolever hinged
brake cable: nokon aluminium gold
brake: fly suelo flatland white
grips: revenge industry
front wheel: twenty bmx sealed 36H
rear wheel: federal LHD 9t coaster with geisha 3pc eas axel 36H
cranks: KHE hindenburg 152mm gold
sprocket: KHE ninja 20t
pedals: KHE stimulator 2 with titanium spindle
chain: KMC heat treated hollow pin
seat post: KHE Prismatic
seat: KHE Prismatic with titanium rails
Pegs: 4x Suelo Magnesium
Tires: KHE folding rear 1.9 & demolition monaco folding front 2.0

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7/20/2016 3:33 PM

Pff easily £600 mate you've got a amazing offer if it's near £400 mark

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7/20/2016 3:36 PM

That's way over a grands worth of bike, and a dialled set up. It would be worth getting used to no rear brake for that money!

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7/20/2016 3:40 PM

I was just gonna say that aha I know those suelo forks and bizhouse stem are well sort after, plus just checked the price of the pegs and they're about $160

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7/20/2016 3:54 PM
Edited Date/Time: 7/20/2016 3:57 PM

I'd recommend anything up to £500 is good
Cause if you want to sell it on later you can still make profit off it but if you want to keep it and get fond of the sport then you've got yourself a top quality bike which doesn't need upgrading as your progress

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7/21/2016 10:55 AM

Any news Paul

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7/21/2016 4:00 PM

340 John be silly not to go for it ..

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7/22/2016 12:06 AM

Thats a cracking offer

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7/23/2016 11:40 AM
Edited Date/Time: 7/23/2016 11:45 AM

You can usually find the serial number of one of these frames on one of the drop outs, usually 3 , 4 , 5 or 6 numbers but they're on the dropouts if you look when you go to buy it

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7/25/2016 10:39 AM
Edited Date/Time: 7/25/2016 11:34 AM

Any news Paul , would appreciate if you can give feedback about the bike and how it is so I can get an idea for when I eventually buy one

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