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.
"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? "
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).