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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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    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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    thats what I need to know what 20inch should I get company ?

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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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    freestyle and street no dirt

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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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    around 300 I already have a 3 peice

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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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    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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    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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    on speacial request, s & m will make you a custom 22" frame...itll be 50 bucks more, but well worth it





    trevor

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    Whats all this 'threadless' stuff? whats not threadless?

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    Originally posted by bmxgirl
    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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    Thanks Michael, its good to learn these things.

    L:-)

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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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    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#.

    Slainte

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    Hey if it will survive a couple feet, its all I need. Thanks I appreciate it.
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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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