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    whats a good trick bike build?
    my friend (honestly) is looking at building one from the ground up
    • CommentAuthor8vpete
    • CommentTimeFeb 3rd 2011
    Eighth Inch Scrambler V3, check it out!
    don't worry about being a hipster; only fixie kids ride tarck bikes
    Eighth Inch sucks wang at everything and if you actually want something to bash around, I'd watch out for the new specialized completes that are going to be coming out. They're going to be like sub 800 bucks complete Or if 26' isn't your style you could look on ben's cycles. I think they've got some bruiser economy builds for sale. I think volume has some complete thrashers as well.

    and eighth inch is also at least good to look at you get to figure out if you want it

    and either b43 or chukker wheels (generally speaking something with a solid hub and 32-36 hole count and rim known for abuse)

    thats a good place to start, what kind of cranks you want will determines the bb you get.

    i've heard good thinks about Fyxation pedals that are about to come out/ have come out

    and you can't beat hold fast in hand made strap quality though sometimes tricky to get your hands on them.
    • CommentAuthorMtbfixed
    • CommentTimeFeb 3rd 2011
    So, what is it exactly to be considered a "Hipster?"
    • CommentAuthoreaglerock
    • CommentTimeFeb 3rd 2011
    Oh no, Mr. Bill!

    • CommentAuthorheadphone
    • CommentTimeFeb 3rd 2011
    ...start with a FBM bmx frame.
    • CommentAuthorMtbfixed
    • CommentTimeFeb 3rd 2011
    Oh man, Mr. Bill.Now that brings back memories.
    • CommentAuthoreaglerock
    • CommentTimeFeb 3rd 2011 edited
    Posted By: MtbfixedOh man, Mr. Bill.Now that brings back memories.

    Doesn't he? The Mr. Bill Dude is from South Louisiana, and he did a PSA on saving endangered wetlands shortly before Katrina. It's also on youTube:

    EDIT: Sorry, didn't mean that one, although it's good too. I meant this one:

    Here comes Hurricane Sluggo!
    • CommentAuthorMtbfixed
    • CommentTimeFeb 3rd 2011
    That play-doe alligator was hilarious looking.
    • CommentAuthorscmalex
    • CommentTimeFeb 3rd 2011
    I am the aforementioned friend. Tarck tricks don't cut it anymore, so I'm building a cheap fgfs bike just for throwing around and learning tricks.

    I've been looking at the scrambler v3 frameset cause it is cheap as tits and has good reviews on Trick Track except for its barspin clearance (ive been throwing bars on track frames with milimeters of clearance so its not that big of a deal)
    As for the fork, I'm looking at the RYD Havoc.
    I already have a crank, DH bars/stem and eighth inch julians with 35's mounted on them from another builds.

    If I get good enough, that specialized looks like a rad bike to buy. compact gearing and dual 26"!

    I'm not entirely sure why alejandro made this thread... maybe he wants to copy me!
    • CommentAuthorMtbfixed
    • CommentTimeFeb 3rd 2011
    That sounds really cool,I love the Specialized brand.What 26 inch thrashers are you guys talking about? I am on the Specialized web sight often,did I miss a new bike?
    • CommentAuthorscmalex
    • CommentTimeFeb 3rd 2011
    • CommentAuthorMtbfixed
    • CommentTimeFeb 3rd 2011
    Thanks for the link,really bad ass.I had a 2006 Specialized P1 cromoly that I wish I had held on to.It was a 26x24 dirt jumper in a sparkley-matt black finish with over sprayed stencil graphics.I bought it new as my first Specialized,wanted one since I was a teenager.I did not even know what "dirt jumping" was,the bike just looked cool.I rode it around for 4 years then sold it to a young kid who could really use it to its full potential.
    • CommentAuthorncecchi
    • CommentTimeFeb 4th 2011
    check out the Volume Thrasher. Or you could get an SE LAGER for like $60 from Nashbar if you really do just want a cheap bike for smashing around. BMX cranks, get some Wellgo Magnesium pedals with Hold-fast straps and a cro-mo bar.
    good luck.
    lolz alex i actually made this for nick DLR but i guess + now that i haz tah employment, i'ma build one too, but i'm looking like a bmx bike for someone 6'1''. dgaf if its tarck or not, but i'd be down to as well. just throw keep the ideas coming, like bmx build, tark builds whatevers
    i just know i want something indestructible i'll have hella fun with.
    Get a complete Schwinn Madison for cheap. Good geometry, Good price, and bomb-proof steel.
    • CommentAuthoryoyoyohey
    • CommentTimeMar 10th 2011
    Posted By: Daniel LaROssoGet a complete Schwinn Madison for cheap. Good geometry, Good price, and bomb-proof steel.

    Then spend more money changing parts to make it to be able to do tricks? Might as well get a trick build from the beginning

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