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    how many custom bikes

    hey guys, how many of you ride a custom bike that you have built from either a stock complete or a frame.
    Im just wonderin.

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    i do...


    i started with a Haro Backtrail 01, then got a Backtrail 03 now the only thing i have stock is the frame...everything else has been replaced because i broke the old parts....


    im getting a new frame soon too...

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    My MTBs are all custom. But give me some time, and an opportunity to ride my BMX bikes, and they'll be custom too. As soon as I figure out what they need done. The Backtrail X3 seemed pretty good as a complete, with the exception of the brake.

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    yeah...my X3 came...fully loaded...with the exception of a cassette hub, good brakes, and those nyquist 4pc bars(which i didnt want)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Expatriate
    My MTBs are all custom. But give me some time, and an opportunity to ride my BMX bikes, and they'll be custom too. As soon as I figure out what they need done. The Backtrail X3 seemed pretty good as a complete, with the exception of the brake.
    Did you ever get the evolvers?

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    My X3 came with a cassette hub. I'll probably pick up the Evolvers this weekend, I've just been slack. AU$45 for the brake and a Primo lever, both new.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Expatriate
    My X3 came with a cassette hub. I'll probably pick up the Evolvers this weekend, I've just been slack. AU$45 for the brake and a Primo lever, both new.
    AU45 what is that US I have no idea, but I have evolvers and there are really good you get a nice firm stop outta them. I run dual cable outta the gyro to them. How where you gunna run them?

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    AU$45 is a little over an hour of work. I'll leave the gyro on there for now.

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    haha...i like your currency translation...


    you should wait on the lever...becuse Primo is coming out with 2 new ones..

    the Corey Martinez signature and the new J-lever...

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    Quote Originally Posted by KinetikBiker04
    haha...i like your currency translation...


    you should wait on the lever...becuse Primo is coming out with 2 new ones..

    the Corey Martinez signature and the new J-lever...
    Is the J-lever like a trigger lever, my shop sucks and only have regular old shimano and some ody. stuff.

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    way to post it twice...

    anyways...
    NO the J-lever is not a trigger...but Odyssey does make a Trigger under the Mono-lever series...(its called the Mono lever trigger...)
    and as for the J-Lever...its just a regualar lever with no exposed bolts to cut fingers on and super smooth looking and slightly bent...so you dont have to...

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    Quote Originally Posted by KinetikBiker04
    way to post it twice...

    anyways...
    NO the J-lever is not a trigger...but Odyssey does make a Trigger under the Mono-lever series...(its called the Mono lever trigger...)
    and as for the J-Lever...its just a regualar lever with no exposed bolts to cut fingers on and super smooth looking and slightly bent...so you dont have to...
    Ight I get it. For my DK i might get a trigger lever but I'm not sure yet.
    And im sorry for the double post.

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    i do. I started with a free agent maverick but broke almost everything accept the fork, stem, and bars so i now have a fit pro frame, hula hoop rear wheel, and my free agent race fork, stem, and bars. its pretty nice but a little heavy... i think the frame is the thing thats the most overweight...

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    Quote Originally Posted by hoonstreet3
    i do. I started with a free agent maverick but broke almost everything accept the fork, stem, and bars so i now have a fit pro frame, hula hoop rear wheel, and my free agent race fork, stem, and bars. its pretty nice but a little heavy... i think the frame is the thing thats the most overweight...
    I don't worry about the weight.

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    i think im a borderline weight weeniie...hehe

    as in...ill try to save weight..but...if its more then $20 more...im out...haha

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    count me damn haro f2
    um yeah......

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    I've thought about building a bike, for about 10 secs. I just don't need the aggrivaiton. It's alot easier to just write a check for a bike that's good enough. If I were wildly competitive, and the bike made the difference in winning and losing. I might build a better bike. Until then, mine is just fine. Even at 210 lbs, Nothings broken after 2 years. I used to go through cranks, spindles and pedels as a teen. But I guess they make them better now.
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    I ride an Standard Bullit which I just got put together yesterday with my first three paychecks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darin
    I used to go through cranks, spindles and pedels as a teen. But I guess they make them better now.
    Impossible. BMX technology has clearly taken a step backwards in the past three decades.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KinetikBiker04
    i think im a borderline weight weeniie...hehe

    as in...ill try to save weight..but...if its more then $20 more...im out...haha
    I don't know about the borderline part, but you certainly are a weenie.

    Quote Originally Posted by Beerman
    Impossible. BMX technology has clearly taken a step backwards in the past three decades.
    Agreed. Unless someone can prove otherwise. Heck, didn't someone today say their bike weighed 45lbs?

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    I guess mine is 'custom'.

    Its one of the first few proto macneil 22" frames, so it has no serial number.
    The frame has been sandblasted and powdercoated recycling box blue.
    I built it up myself with components I picked based on my riding style
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    My Bars are chopped to 23"
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    Custom spoke/plate brake straddle cable to increase leverage.
    Custom Delrin Grind plate on one pedal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by racersk66
    AU45 what is that US I have no idea, but I have evolvers and there are really good you get a nice firm stop outta them. I run dual cable outta the gyro to them. How where you gunna run them?
    http://www.xe.com/ucc/convert.cgi

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    That's US$33, if you convert it, but things aren't that simple. The retail price in Australia for the lever is $60, for the brake, $80. Yes, it's a smokin' deal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Expatriate
    That's US$33, if you convert it, but things aren't that simple. The retail price in Australia for the lever is $60, for the brake, $80. Yes, it's a smokin' deal.
    Not bad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lyledriver
    Custom spoke/plate brake straddle cable to increase leverage.
    Custom Delrin Grind plate on one pedal.
    are either of these hard to set up/work very well?

    what kind of modification do you have to do for the spoke straddle cable?

    and do the pedal grind plates ever flip upside down on tricks like no footers and can-cans so that you land on the gaurd and slip?

    or are they balanced?

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