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After going through all of the stainless steel spacer sliders and rigid spacers one by one for quality and removing the bad ones we thought we were all set.
However, Hakeem then found a catastrophic error. Almost all of the axles are slightly too thick and although they will fit through the spacers they will not fit through the bearings. This could be from either the electroplating being too thick or a problem with the steel axle itself.
Either way, it is a huge set-back that stops us from delivering the frames at this time. We are extremely upset about it.
I can’t express in words to you how devastated we are by this. We have obviously contacted the manufacturer and this is the returned message:
Lucas Sladek updated his original design of the fast convertible frames. Manufacturing cost has been reduced. Promo video coming soon.
POWERBLADING FRAME: max. wheels size: 72mm, one size (260mm). CLASSIC AGGRESSIVE FRAME: max. wheels size for flat setup: 59mm, max. wheels size for antirocker setup: 61mm, sizes: S (250mm), M (260mm), L (270mm).
Larger pictures on Facebook: 01 | 02.
More photos & infos on Facebook.com/FastConvertibleFrames.
Wow. I have wanted to write this message for a VERY long time. The CRS frames are at Boston Logan Airport.
We have now received word that they have cleared customs and are awaiting pick up. What happens now… We are going to need to get a truck and then head down to a warehouse near the airport (door to door shipping would have been an extra $700). Then we will have to settle up with all of the customs fees and what ever other bullshit fees they throw at us. Then load them all up.
72mm is a great wheel size for more speed and maneuverability than a conventional aggressive setup, with a reasonably short wheelbase that allows for grinding and retains vertical stability.
I’ve been riding Bake frames on my primary setup since their Kickstarter project concluded unsuccessfully and they became available. Like many early nineties aggressive inliners, 4x 72mm felt familiar from the hockey and rec setups of my yout(h). […]