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Old 08-30-05, 09:37 PM   #1
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Hybridising an old BMX?

Has anyone converted a BMX bike into something more easily ridable or unusual?
A friend of mine is looking for a small framed bike to fit her petit frame. I thought of an oldish bmx with higher seat post and handlebar.
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Old 08-30-05, 09:42 PM   #2
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You can find a lot of 3-speed hubs spaced to 110mm, which seems to be typical bmx spacing as well.
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Sweet. I like those hubs, man.
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My pubcrawler is kind of like a modified bmx'er. 24" wheels with slicks, 3-speed hub, little tiny frame, cantilever brakes up front. It's a lot of fun, and I don't worry too much about someone trying to steal it.

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That is a handsome looking vehicle.
That's what I mean: the frame looks very photogenic.
I wonder if if would be possible to raise the seat and handlebar even higher.
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That is a handsome looking vehicle.
That's what I mean: the frame looks very photogenic.
I wonder if if would be possible to raise the seat and handlebar even higher.
That's got a 450mm seatpost in it - it goes a bit higher, the last guy to ride it was somewhere around 6' tall. A taller stem should be easy enough, I'd guess.
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What is the biggest wheel a bike like that can take?
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What is the biggest wheel a bike like that can take?
That one's built around 24" wheels. If you mean wideness, it's happily had a 24x2.0 in back before.
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i guess 26" wouldn't fit, eh?
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Was it a 24" wheel frame to start with? I've never seen a 24" cruiser BMX frame cheap, so I'd assumed anything in this thread would be based on a 20"er
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