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Old July 22nd, 2014, 03:49 AM   #1
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I bought some (like new) cardiff skates on Craigslist for 50 bucks and felt they needed some work to be decent strap-on skates so I made the following mods.

Completely removed the rear brake wheel and colored s1/s2 brake piece (unscrews). The heel portion still hindered full upward ankle rotation for going on the back wheels only, so I sawed off the remaining plastic that held the brake wheel on each skate. This also reduced the weight and bulkiness and increased the maneuverability at the expense of having breaks - who needs breaks!?

Then, (admittedly adding some weight/bulkiness back) I used the former brake wheel as a 2nd front wheel by using a short skateboard axle w spacers on each side, creating a quad type skate.

Lastly, I just ordered the newly available additional ankle strap, which allows one to use sandals, flip flops, etc. securely (20 bucks extra - ugh)

With these mods, I may just have something worth keeping.

Anyone else tried these? Thoughts?



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Old July 22nd, 2014, 02:49 PM   #2
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Hilarious, jcardin,
I really want to see a video of you wearing flip flops skating with these.
Please?!
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Old July 23rd, 2014, 02:38 AM   #3
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It looks like no one will likely see me in these things wearing sandals as I think I have pretty much decided through stringent scientific findings and research, that they, in fact, more or less... SUCK.

I guess they will be going back to Craigslist from which they came. Maybe I can get 5 bucks out of them

Still waiting on the strap though... (= 6 bucks)
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Old July 23rd, 2014, 02:17 PM   #4
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Aw, don't give up on them so soon. You've gone to so much trouble. Maybe someone can help. Doc Sk8?
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Old November 7th, 2017, 07:05 PM   #5
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I live in Cardiff, Wales. Every time I go on a forum or on Google and try to find out about skating in Cardiff I get pages and pages about these damn 'Cardiff' skates!!
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Old November 14th, 2017, 01:38 AM   #6
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I bought some (like new) cardiff skates on Craigslist for 50 bucks and felt they needed some work to be decent strap-on skates so I made the following mods.

Completely removed the rear brake wheel and colored s1/s2 brake piece (unscrews). The heel portion still hindered full upward ankle rotation for going on the back wheels only, so I sawed off the remaining plastic that held the brake wheel on each skate. This also reduced the weight and bulkiness and increased the maneuverability at the expense of having breaks - who needs breaks!?

Then, (admittedly adding some weight/bulkiness back) I used the former brake wheel as a 2nd front wheel by using a short skateboard axle w spacers on each side, creating a quad type skate.

Lastly, I just ordered the newly available additional ankle strap, which allows one to use sandals, flip flops, etc. securely (20 bucks extra - ugh)

With these mods, I may just have something worth keeping.

Anyone else tried these? Thoughts?



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That is awesome.
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Old November 15th, 2017, 09:36 AM   #7
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I have seen videos that make them look good. They suit my skating style. Toe up, point out, push opposite foot. Also power sliding looks easy too.
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