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Old 10-02-06, 09:17 PM   #1
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Noob need some advice

I'm new to the site and was looking for some advice. I am looking for some advice as to what kind of bike to get. I am looking for something i can ride around town since my license recently got suspended. I want something comfortable to ride and also good to try tricks on. As far as price i want something around $200 give or take. Can you guys give me some advice as to what kind of bike would be best for me? I'm 5'4" 170lbs if that helps any. Looking forward to buying this bmx bike this weekend and feeling somewhat like a kid again. Thanks in advance
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Old 10-02-06, 09:32 PM   #2
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What does your local shop carry?
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Old 10-02-06, 09:46 PM   #3
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I have not checked out my local shop yet...planing to go this weekend at the latest...I want to have an idea before i go there pictures would help
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Old 10-02-06, 09:59 PM   #4
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www.danscomp.com look at the completes in your price range.
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Old 10-02-06, 10:37 PM   #5
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thanks for the link...this is great!....
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Old 10-02-06, 10:42 PM   #6
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What do you guys think of the DK step up. I like the looks and price. just needs some pegs
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Old 10-02-06, 10:42 PM   #7
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If your LBS carries those brands. Local prices will be higher too.
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Old 10-02-06, 10:45 PM   #8
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that's ok. How much more do you think the price may increase?
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My LBS was about $20 more expensive then Dans. Plus don't forget tax.
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Old 10-03-06, 06:13 AM   #10
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My LBS was about $20 more expensive then Dans. Plus don't forget tax.
This is true most of the time, but lots of local bike shops give free maintenance(sp?) for life, like free truing wheels, re-adjusting brakes and stuff like that...

Check into that too.
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thanks for all the info and what kind of things to look for.
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if you need it cuz you dont have a car i'd recomend a mt. bike. you'll be much happier if its cuz you need somthing to cruise around on.
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I actually went to a local bike shop today, well it was the only one open at the time. This was before i read this last msg by mude. After looking at some bikes i have also decided that a mt. bike would best fit my needs at the moment...That being said..thanks for all the info will post in mt. bike forum and see what i can come up with. Thanks for all the replies
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Old 10-04-06, 06:32 AM   #14
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Split the difference - get a cruiser.
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remember you will have to pay shipping on dans
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This is true most of the time, but lots of local bike shops give free maintenance(sp?) for life, like free truing wheels, re-adjusting brakes and stuff like that...

Check into that too.
If you cant take care of you own bike get the **** off it and hitch,
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You're a ******.
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MTB's suck for getting around town. Your hands go numb from leaning on them more than an hour. A MTB with a riser bar maybe? Single speed BMX is slow unless you're planning to pedal full bore all the time too. I would not go BMX for transportation, just my personal opinion. Something comfortable with at least 3 speeds would be more like it. A 24 inch cruiser with a nexus rear hub would rock!,,,,,BD
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A mid priced hardtail mtn bike would be just fine for getting around on.
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If you cant take care of you own bike get the **** off it and hitch,
What the **** are you talking about? I can work on my bike, and im sure i ride better than you too.
So shut yo trap fool!

And even if someone cant work on their bike, it doesnt mean they suck.
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If you cant take care of you own bike get the **** off it and hitch,
I'm positive i've built more bikes/built more wheels then you ever will, but sometimes it's still nice to be able to stop into a shop and get it checked over and everything re-adjusted without having to kill time doing it yourself.

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Word. haha
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I'm positive i've built more bikes/built more wheels then you ever will, but sometimes it's still nice to be able to stop into a shop and get it checked over and everything re-adjusted without having to kill time doing it yourself.

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True that true that.

I always get my brakes done at a bike shop, i hate doing them myself but i can sure as hell do them if i had too.
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I acctually enjoy working on my bike. I do everything myself, because I like having it set up the way I want it. I don't really like it when other people work on my bike.
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