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Old 07-23-05, 01:40 PM   #1
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hey,
a couple of months ago i bought a KONA BLAST mountain bike. i have recently started taking it down to the local skate park, not doing very dangerouse stuff but still fun. last week i fell off and twisted my rear derailleur, this means i have to buy a new one (40) for my gears to work again. This made me realise that as i experiment more in the park i am gonna *** up my bike more and more.
So i thought i could buy a cheep BMX (around 50 prob of eBay) to take to the skate park and use my XC bike to travel around on and do off road trails.
Is this a good idea? Does anydody have any suggestions on makes i could get?
Also, i have ridden my friends BXM a litle bit and find it very different to my bike (obviousely) but i will not do some of the stuff i can do on my bike on it. If i buy one will i get used to it or will it be a waste of money?
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Old 07-23-05, 01:56 PM   #2
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If you buy something cheap, it'll fall apart faster than your MTB. Save up and get something decent. I've found riding my mtb has helped out on the bmx, and vice versa too.
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Old 07-23-05, 04:49 PM   #3
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Ask the guys at your park what to get. You think some kids in the US are going to have the slighest idea of what's available in the UK? You'll need a stout freestyle bike, not a light race bike. And if you go cheap, you'll just be replacing BMX parts soon.
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Old 07-24-05, 06:28 AM   #4
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one of my friends is offering me his old specialized fuse 2 for about 65 but i needs about 35 of extras. is this a good buy??
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Old 07-24-05, 01:28 PM   #5
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tell me if im wrong but 4o pounds is like $45 and thats cheap as hell for a BMX bike...


save up and buy a decent DK, Federal complete or Fit
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Old 07-24-05, 02:40 PM   #6
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You're wrong. GBPx1 = US$1.7390
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Old 07-24-05, 03:19 PM   #7
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40GBP is equal to a
bout $70
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Old 07-25-05, 11:09 AM   #8
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mi friend is into mtb and bmx and he has a backtrailx1 that he brings to the park n hes doin good on it. you would get used to the bmx after 5-10min of riding.
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Old 07-26-05, 08:31 AM   #9
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You're wrong. GBPx1 = US$1.7390
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40GBP is equal to about $70
$70 is dirty dirt cheap for a BMX or ANY bike for that....


****, $200 is still cheap for one...
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Old 07-26-05, 02:44 PM   #10
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$70 is dirty dirt cheap for a BMX or ANY bike for that....

See thread: "Locking your BMX" for possible explanation.
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