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Old 07-23-05, 12:28 AM   #1
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Good bikes?

Hi, I'm a certified mountain biker but im starting to feel the urge of bmx. My brother has a Mosh bike and I was wondering if they are any good? Any comments welcome.
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I like haro. For indoors only.
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Hi, I'm a certified mountain biker but im starting to feel the urge of bmx. My brother has a Mosh bike and I was wondering if they are any good? Any comments welcome.
Coming back to your roots now? What kind of riding are you planning on doing?
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Old 07-23-05, 09:00 PM   #5
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Just planning to do street riding.
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Old 07-23-05, 09:25 PM   #6
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You have to be a bit more specific. Are you going to ride to 7-11 for a slurpee, or are you going to get into flatland (tricks with just you and your bike, plus maybe some public property) or are you going to go to parks and ride ramps and bowls and jumps? Asking about a good BMX is like asking about a good MTB - you need to provide more info.
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I'd be going to that skate park every now and then but I would mostly be doing a lot of that flatland stuff you described.
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Old 07-24-05, 02:44 AM   #8
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Have you searched the other threads yet? You'll be looking for a full cro-mo frame/fork combo, 36 or 48 spoke wheels with a chrome back wheel, and 3 piece cranks.
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flatland AND a little park...


hmmmm, are there even any completes out there that you could do that with?


the only pros ive seen ride flat and park are like Chad Degroot and Paul Osticka (spelled his name wrong)
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flatland AND a little park...


hmmmm, are there even any completes out there that you could do that with?


the only pros ive seen ride flat and park are like Chad Degroot and Paul Osticka (spelled his name wrong)
Plenty. It's becoming a popular combination; all you need is a fairly lightweight setup with slightly more compact geometry (but not full-out flatland 18.5" TT). There are a number of completes that fit the bill and a number more that can be made to fit without much hassle.
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Mosh no longer makes completes, though you may find some for sale...there last years models, Mosh is striving to become more of a "parts" company with there cranks, seats, brake pads, chainwheels and wheels (which are made @ the same factory as the Odyssey wheels)
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Plenty. It's becoming a popular combination; all you need is a fairly lightweight setup with slightly more compact geometry (but not full-out flatland 18.5" TT). There are a number of completes that fit the bill and a number more that can be made to fit without much hassle.
i guess, becuase my friend has a 19" TT GT Compe and he rides flat sometimes and has no trouble taking it to the skatepark and sometimes to the trails...
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Troy get a 2003 Redline Recon There high durability you can street ride em dirt ride em and vert ride em without any trouble except there a little heavy but thats cause everything on it is Phat Bulky dropout phat axels everything on this bike is heavy duty. there is a few things you might wanna do though like buy some metal pedals cause this bike come equipped with plastics and put a little Simple green or soda pop on the rim ther good brakes but they just dont do the job sometimes.
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Old 08-02-05, 01:38 PM   #14
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Also try checking out the bikes that Colin Mackay rides.
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DD John, born without a clue.

And just to ask, exactly what makes you a "certified" MTBer? Did you graduate from MTB University with a BS in Suspension?
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Old 08-02-05, 02:50 PM   #16
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Beerman got up on the wrong side of the bed today?
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No, but I did wake up with a nice hangover from a 32 of High Life, a 24 of Corona, and some vodka, and then went out to the university to pay $1700 for tuition, and am now at work, building computers and copying documents.
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sounds like fun beerman. oh yeah, are you going to be ridding flatland, or are you clueless to what that one guy was talking about when he said that? i think he meant riding street and park, not flatland.
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i just been ignoring him in almost every thread ive been to thats hes been in thes seemed to act like a prick to everyone except a few people
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by the way im talking about beerman
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John you seriously have no idea what you're talking about. Redline isn't what its made up to be. I could probably break your bike in a day if that. Also beerman, is probably one of the best BMXers in this forum.
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i just been ignoring him in almost every thread ive been to thats hes been in thes seemed to act like a prick to everyone except a few people
Oh, I'm sorry that I offended you by calling you out on your ignorance along with your lack of a grasp of the English language.


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[The 2004 Redline Recon is] high durability you can street ride em dirt ride em and vert ride em without any trouble except there a little heavy but thats cause everything on it is Phat Bulky dropout phat axels everything on this bike is heavy duty.
A $180 Redline complete with a hi-tensile steel frame is anything but "high durability". And just about every freestyle frame on the market works with 14mm (oh, excuse me, "phat axles"), and thick dropouts (I mean... "phat bulky dropouts").
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You should whip out the diagram on his ass if he continues this path.
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Just because you haven't posted very much in the last month doesn't mean that you're off the hook.
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