Flipp is mostly known for his brakeless mod riding. That’s why it’s hard to believe what we’ve been seeing lately. Is Flipp going crazy? He’s riding a 26″ bike with brakes.
We got in touch with Flipp and asked him three questions to determine if this 26″ thing is a permanent illness, or just a temporarily phase. Not sure how to interpret the results…
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Are you switching to 26″ fulltime?
– I’m riding it every time I go riding at the moment, but I doubt it will be permanent. The mod will come back out at some point.
Do you like riding the 26″?
– I like this 26″ a lot. I don’t like the modern ones, but I don’t like the modern 20″ bikes either. This bike isn’t better or worse, it’s just designed to scratch a different kind of itch.
Do you know how to bleed brakes? Isn’t that the reason why you went brakeless in the first place?
– I can bleed brakes, yes, but I don’t like to. I’ll be buying a welder to make a frame with similar geometry and v-brake mounts as soon as possible.