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mude 05-14-06 06:28 PM

whyd you post

KinetikBiker 05-15-06 12:58 PM

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Originally Posted by mude
whyd you post

The same reason you did.

GenralLee_Bmx 05-23-06 07:38 PM

i am new to this and i am a redneck that bmx's that weird wen u think about it

KinetikBiker 05-26-06 07:40 AM

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Originally Posted by GenralLee_Bmx
i am new to this and i am a redneck that bmx's that weird wen u think about it

Haha, welcome.

wompwomp 10-02-06 01:46 AM

Hey...
Just moved from a fairly diverse terrain (lots of urban/creekbed/college campus type transitions) to a very urban type of terrain (think downtown detroit). Normally I rode more mtb type stuff, but I realize that the move has brought me a new playground to play on, so I'm gonna try and get ahold of a BMX bike, but I realize also that I have no real benchmark for what to look for. I'm going to be doing basic urban type stuff, no big drops or anything, I imagine the extent of my repertoire will be mainly various manuals and some flatlandish stuff with minor jumps/drops. I don't plan on doing any massivetacious jumps/flips, either, thinking about it.
In any case, I'd just like to know some real basic things to look for (or look for the absence of)

FitRider 921 10-02-06 09:17 AM

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Originally Posted by wompwomp
Hey...
Just moved from a fairly diverse terrain (lots of urban/creekbed/college campus type transitions) to a very urban type of terrain (think downtown detroit). Normally I rode more mtb type stuff, but I realize that the move has brought me a new playground to play on, so I'm gonna try and get ahold of a BMX bike, but I realize also that I have no real benchmark for what to look for. I'm going to be doing basic urban type stuff, no big drops or anything, I imagine the extent of my repertoire will be mainly various manuals and some flatlandish stuff with minor jumps/drops. I don't plan on doing any massivetacious jumps/flips, either, thinking about it.
In any case, I'd just like to know some real basic things to look for (or look for the absence of)

You used a lot of big words.

But anywho, look at the DK Sixpack, Fit Pro, or Stolen Wrap. It would be much more helpful if you told us your height and weight...

wompwomp 10-02-06 11:19 AM

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Originally Posted by GunzOfSteel 921
You used a lot of big words.

But anywho, look at the DK Sixpack, Fit Pro, or Stolen Wrap. It would be much more helpful if you told us your height and weight...

Thanks for the reply, learn new things every day! (sorry for the word attack, it was late and I'd been up reading stupid crit. theory stuff all night.)

I'm roughly 5'9, 165lbs (~1.6m, ~75kg, off the top of my head), more legs than arms: I normally ride a 53cm road, and 16/17" mtb, if that helps any.

FitRider 921 10-02-06 12:08 PM

Well, since you say you are more legs than arms, then 20.75 should do you good... maybe even 21, but 20.5 isn't going to kill you, you'd get used to it eventually.

Brian 10-02-06 05:29 PM

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Originally Posted by GunzOfSteel 921
You used a lot of big words.

And he used them correctly too. :)

KinetikBiker 10-02-06 06:07 PM

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Originally Posted by Expatriate
And he used them correctly too. :)

Woah! Thats not normal.

mude 10-02-06 07:28 PM

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Originally Posted by KinetikBiker04
Woah! Thats not normal in the bmx forum.

..

wompwomp 10-02-06 11:17 PM

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Originally Posted by Expatriate
And he used them correctly too. :)

Ha, yeah, especially 'massivetacious.'

Thanks again for the help measurement-wise. What are some things to look for used-wise? Are particular types of steel (hi-ten/chrmo/etc.) better/worse than others? I've already got some tires, bars, brake levers (I know people feel different ways about brakes, I just have to have them,) brakes, and I'm thinking I might just build one up as a project, too.

wethepeople 10-02-06 11:26 PM

Cromo is the only way to go.

wompwomp 10-02-06 11:36 PM

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Originally Posted by wethepeople
Cromo is the only way to go.

I suspected as much, that's been the main unifying component in all of the bikes I currently own (though scattered they may be, an '84 miyata 512 comp SS, '03 KHS Solo-One, Kona Cinder Cone circa 90-something.)

KinetikBiker 10-03-06 05:53 AM

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Originally Posted by mude
Woah! Thats not normal in the bmx forum.

Good point.

Miss Warpiglet 10-24-06 12:01 PM

Hi expat hope you're well. Still being the dad to all the newbies yeah? :)

eightdip 10-24-06 12:18 PM

Wow, you haven't been on in a while!

mude 10-24-06 04:14 PM

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Originally Posted by eightdip
Wow, you haven't been on in a while!

i wouldnt consider any regular posters on her "newbies" anymore

mude 10-24-06 04:15 PM

ps. wrong quote.

bmxr07 02-01-07 06:47 PM

hey

mude 02-01-07 07:55 PM

never post again

FitRider 921 02-01-07 08:16 PM

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Originally Posted by mude
never post again

Agreed.

KinetikBiker 02-07-07 07:40 AM

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Originally Posted by FitRider 921
Agreed.

We're so nice to the nOObs.

Sikeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee.



There was not point in me posting.

FitRider 921 02-07-07 02:06 PM

I didn't say it... I only agreed with it.

mude 02-07-07 08:58 PM

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Originally Posted by wethepeople
Cromo is the only way to go.

chrome
she can see herself in the wide grill
and the white wheels
of a red chevelle

edit: i just realized it was about chromoly and not chrome


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