Convering a trials uni into a freestyle.



I'm working on converting my trials uni into a freestyle on the cheap.
I'm slapping some good plastic pedals on there, cleaning the whole thing
up, and might even take off my black Kinport handle while
busking/performing, just for aesthetics.

So far my trials works out beautifully as a freestyle. It's not as
lightwight as I'd assume some of the freestyle rides are, but I wont
have a "real" freestly uni until I muster up 200 bucks or so for
something decent.

I'm wondering what the ideal freestyle tire for an AlexDX32 19" rim
would be. Preferrably something slicker, thinner, and prettier than the
Luna trials tire I have on it currently.

I plan on going to my LBS's and seeing what they've got, but we don't
really have any good trials stores in town, only BMX, Mountain and
Distance biking...

Thanks in advance for any help.

P.S. I'm going to be crashing part of our 4th of July parade at the
capital, on my muni, in a full-on Matrix outfit, carrying a sign that
says "Attack of the Show" for a TV show challenge. I'll be filming it,
and hopefully I'll be one of the lucky chosen ones featured on TV! I
might even win if I can do it right! Oh, and don't worry. I'll be as
repsectulf to our country in doing so. GO BUSH! HURRAY FOR BOOBIES... I
mean, democracy. Right.

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Changing tires back and forth will basically not work, since it is so
tedious, and not really that good for the tire or tube. You might
consider buying a 20" freestyle wheelset and swapping those out.

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"I'm converting my freestyle uni into a trials. I've changed the pedals
to grippy metal ones, and I'm also putting a handle on it. What do you
think? :confused: "

Seriously, converting a trials into a freestyle won't make you happy
with the result. The cranks are too long, the frame is way too heavy,
the saddle too big and in the way, the tire too big and won't suit any
freestyle needs.

Go with the other people's suggestions, even a cheap trainer will be
better for the purpose of freestyle, although you might want to do
something about the round fork (gaffer tape, skateboard griptape, etc).

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On Thu, 30 Jun 2005, dinmamma wrote:

> [...]
> better for the purpose of freestyle, although you might want to do
> something about the round fork (gaffer tape, skateboard griptape, etc).

Jubilee clip?