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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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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Alzonder
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Alzonder
    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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