It seemed to me that lots of people wanted a tutorial for this. I made one. Some things that helped me a ton that weren’t in there: Griptape. Definitely this stuff is great. Okay here ya go:::
Cool Thanks for the tutorial. I think it was pretty well done.
how do you place your foot on these, I’ve done about 10 or so seat wraps, but whenever I try them, my feet slip or my wheel moves due to improper foot pressure
Your feet should be on the cranks. If your feet are slipping I would suggest some griptape. I couldn’t do them, but I got a sheet of griptape, and then they were easy.
Where exactly are you placing the grip tape (crank arms, around the end attached to the hub, on your inner thighs…)?
Put a strip on each side of the cranks. (4 strips)
Thanks for the little tutorial it helped me understand how the trick worked.
Would somebody please post a picture of where they placed their griptape on the cranks? Thanks.
I could probably post some later on.
Would you recommend having my seat lower than normal?
no I would recommend quite the opposite. If you raise your seat, it makes it much easier to transfer behind your back, as you don’t have to bend over so much.
On the seatwrap hopping SIB really didn’t help me at all. What I did before I could get the full static wrap was hold onto a wall (actually, I used a car:p) very lightly with my free hand for the first half and then quickly move it back for the hand switch. After getting this down I was able to land my first seatwrap after about 5mins of going for the actual thing.
It took another week to get them consistent, then I learned crankrolls yesterday (having no clue as to what they were called) and almost landed the rolling wrap today–I got most of the second legwrap.
I have become a bit griptape obsessive lately. Practically everything in my reach has griptape on it now. To put it on the cranks I used a single strip about a 1/2 times the length of the crank and a little wider than the widest point. I put it around the end by the hub, pressed it down the length of the crank, and cut 2 slits in the tape on the back side of the crank to shape it to the crank. Finally I trimmed whatever extra that actually got in the way(a.k.a what I couldn’t press flat against the crank without overlap) in such a way as to maintain maximum coverage.
I’ll have to post pictures if I’m going to be able to communicate what I did to my frame
Is it possible to rolling wrap on a torker lx with the crappy lx cranks? Has anyone? Mine really suck, my feet slip off so easily. I can crankroll a little and really want to get better at flat. I’m getting a KH DC for Christmas (yesssss!), and plan on getting rollo disks.
And hopping sib didn’t help me either for seatwraps, but I can see how it might have.
really the only thing that I can say if you are trying to do flat on an LX is get griptape. It is EXTREMELY helpful. other than that, good luck.:o;)