Discussion in 'STRANDIES / 26" BMX CRUISERS' started by BDC, Nov 18, 2016.
Nice bike, nice peddles, how do you like them?
Cheers - you mean the SANFU pedals? - I haven't bought them yet - I'm fighting the urge to until I get the other mods done.
Stage 2. Awaiting new taller Bars (due by courier today) and job done.
It rides like the luxury limo of BMX Cruisers.
Can tell you are loving riding this bike around!
That I am Luke. Finished stage 2 today and fitted the 10"x30"bars. It's 'job done' (for now), so all that's left to do is to ride the wheels off it.
New bars are definitely not as aesthetically pleasing as the stock 7" and the pad will need a bit of modification (too wide) - but ergonomically they finish what I set out to do - create an 'urban weapon' / Monster BMX for a tall guy. Now much easier to get weight aft - for gutter hopping etc without having to lean down/forward so much, and I don't hit my knees on hard lock.
I can put them at a more traditional angle too.
Much happy happy joy joy.
I can't tell from the angle...what bars did you go with? Looks excellent!
They are Cult AK Chromoly.
Sweet! At first I was going to go straight for the 40th anniversary Redline V-bars...but they are a little shorter than I want (8") and they evidently have crappy chrome. So, now I'm trying to choose between the DK Chamberlains (9.8")...
...or Al's Cook Bros bars (9")...
...or Al's V-bars (9")...
First world problems.
this bike ....
And now it fits 'perfick'.
Found a 25.4 Cro-mo lay back seat post from a local online retailer - added a 27.2 shim and now with the 10" Cult bars it's just right for a 6'5" guy - which was the whole point of buying a 29-er in the first place.
I think the lay-back also improves its 'stance' as a BMX style.
To my eye, the taller BMX bars look better with the lay-back post. It's as if the bike now communicates the rider's intentions (to provide a good fit for a tall rider) whereas the the big bars but straight posts (even though the seat was set quite high) seemed at-odds with one another.
Bike looks great!
Looked wrong-g-g-g-er in pics that in 'person', but now it looks enough like a BMX that I put the pad set back on.
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