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Old 09-16-02, 08:03 PM   #1
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to big to ride?

hey im 6'2'' 260 am I to big to ride bmx. what do you suggest? Bike company, Size and anything else?
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Old 09-16-02, 08:53 PM   #2
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hmmm...wow that is pretty big, but what kind of riding are you planning on doing?? ..ive seen some pretty big people that are awesome on bmx.
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Old 09-17-02, 05:36 PM   #3
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thats what I need to know what 20inch should I get company ?
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Old 09-17-02, 05:58 PM   #4
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Like I said...it depends...you can ride any kind of style you want, I just need to know what kind you are interested in to help you out with a bike. Are you gonna want to ride Flatland, Street, Park, Dirt? The type of bike you get basically depends on the type of riding you are doing.
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Old 09-18-02, 04:35 PM   #5
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freestyle and street no dirt
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Old 09-18-02, 05:10 PM   #6
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Ok then...how much money are you looking at? You're gonna probably want to find a frame with at least a 20" Top Tube. Try looking through Dan's Competition for a bike you may want.
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Old 09-18-02, 05:40 PM   #7
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around 300 I already have a 3 peice
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Old 09-18-02, 08:17 PM   #8
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How about Poverty Buck 99 ($229.99) or an Eastern...almost all of them are under $300.
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Old 09-19-02, 05:44 PM   #9
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sound good to me right now my buddy hooked me up with a old school hyper metro xl frame with a 3 peice and slam bars one thing I dont like is its not threadless but oh well this is a beater anyway do you have any info on these bikes?
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Old 10-12-02, 06:35 PM   #10
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i'd say a 21 inch fbm frame or s&m frame, but if you want a full bike id say a s&n next geneneration
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Old 10-16-02, 08:08 PM   #11
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on speacial request, s & m will make you a custom 22" frame...itll be 50 bucks more, but well worth it





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Old 10-17-02, 05:19 AM   #12
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Whats all this 'threadless' stuff? whats not threadless?
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Whats all this 'threadless' stuff? whats not threadless?
The steerer tube of the fork must be compatable with the heaset design (the steering bearings).
Traditional threaded ones have a thread on the outside of the steerer and you tighten a nut down to fasten the steering, and slide the stem inside the steerer tube..
Threadless ones have a nut jamed inside, and the stem clamps to the outside of the steerer.
Threadless ones are lighter, stiffer, but the stem height is less adjustable.
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Old 10-18-02, 03:47 AM   #14
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Thanks Michael, its good to learn these things.

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Will these larger framed BMX bikes take a 12-16 inch drop on concrete with a 250lb rider? I'm 6'6" tall and at 250lbs can sure punish my mtb. I would love to play around on a BMX bike, but am afraid I would crush it.
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Old 11-08-02, 07:48 PM   #16
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a 12-16 inch drop on concrete with a 250lb rider?
Do you mean feet rather then inches?
I ride an Azonic "Evolution" frame and it handles drops of six foot and I am 6' 2" and weigh 270#.

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Hey if it will survive a couple feet, its all I need. Thanks I appreciate it.
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Old 11-08-02, 08:07 PM   #18
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Not a problem as long as you have good stuff./..
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I've seen guys that ride 26" in cruiser (NBL). Maybe you could look into that. I wouldn't let your size stop you. Do it for the love of it, and you will be a success to yourself even if you don't win a lot of races, that goes for anyone regardless of size.
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