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bikeman543 skerby's photo
Jul 11, 2019 at 13:37
Jul 11, 2019
@skerby: Wow, they look taller than 3.14 inches. I thought they may be 4 inches.

bikeman543 skerby's photo
Jul 11, 2019 at 5:10
Jul 11, 2019
Clean looking whip. What bars are you running?

bikeman543 FIVE8FIVE's photo
Jun 27, 2019 at 5:23
Jun 27, 2019
@FIVE8FIVE: I recommend the Big Ripper and Om Flyer. My thing, for some time now, was to get simple. My road bike is single speed, my Ripper is single speed, the OM Flyer is single speed and my Redline Mx24 for racing is single speed. The only multi-geared bike I have left is my MTB and it is only a 1x9. I love the Ripper and OM so much. If I had to chose just one it would be a very hard decision. I think the SEs have a very good geo and I love the slope of the top tube. I got my wife a Framed 26er. Much cheaper, but she doesn't jump so it's a damn good bike for the price. Now, if they ever make the Ripper with a disc brake it will be so hard for me to pass up. They also make a Fast Ripper which is the Big Ripper with a 1x10. I seriously considered it, but still like the simplicity of the single speed. I have seen vids of Taj jumping his bike on his in-door ramps. I think the Taj would be much better at straight cruising due to the geo. The Rippers and OMs have that new/old school geo and allow for the jumping. Of course, the 29er is alittle tough, for me, to jump. Like I said, the Ripper is used primarily for 10 miles or less fitness rides and I bang around on the OM at the sk8prk and pulling my grandbaby in her trailer. I hear ya about making room. I swore I was done, but got a really good close out deal on the OM. My rack is full and the race bike is hung on the wall, so the OM always sits in the repair stand. Now, I am officially out of room, wink, wink, nudge, nudge. Enjoy, bro!!!!!!!

bikeman543 FIVE8FIVE's photo
Jun 26, 2019 at 4:36
Jun 26, 2019
Great ride, bro! Glad to see ya into the bmx crusier stuff, now. I love my OM Flyer and Big Ripper. Yesterday took the OM to the sk8prk and loved it. It easy to do whip-its and for me that is no easy task, Bhahahaha! These bikes make a great cruise and I use my Big Ripper as my fitness go to bike, now. Anything 10 miles or less is done on the Ripper.

Jun 19, 2019 at 12:51
Jun 19, 2019
bikeman543 braaaaap's photo
Jun 12, 2019 at 4:34
Jun 12, 2019
Those bars are totally sic!!!!

bikeman543 bikeman543's photo
Jun 12, 2019 at 4:31
Jun 12, 2019
@zapbranigon: Thanks. I like them. Just wanted something alittle different. I thought about pin-striping the entire bike, but pads were way easier, LOL.

bikeman543 bikeman543's photo
Jun 12, 2019 at 4:30
Jun 12, 2019
Thanks, bro. Flite has several different color variations on this pad set. I love the OM. I really think you would like it. I push the seat all the way up and pull my grandbaby in her trailer and cruise around. Then I push the seat down all the way and hit the sk8prk. The OM just seems to be the right size for both. I have yet to put her on the track, but I will just to see how she handles it. Gearing may be alittle too easy for the track, though.

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Jun 7, 2019 at 4:49
Jun 7, 2019
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