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Old 05-26-03, 08:46 PM   #1
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I just joined this board, and I was loooking for some opinions. Basically it's like this.... I'm 21 now, and I havent ridden since i was a kid. I'm interested in getting back into riding for kicks, and I'll probably try and buy a freestyle bike to start with. I'm not lookin to spend more than 200 bucks, and I'll be riding it on campus and maybe an occasional skate park (once I get good). So I guess that would make me street rider..

Any suggestions on what kinds of bikes to look at, and any words of wisdom? I never did tricks with a single speed, just some 20in 5 speed hybrid bike that I always tried to jump off stuff with ...

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Old 05-26-03, 11:42 PM   #2
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Sorry, that I have no advise for you, but as a roadie, I do not know anything about BMX.

But I do want to welcome you to the forum and the ADDICTION.

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Old 05-27-03, 06:09 PM   #3
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What am advertiser? (look at all my other posts)

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Old 06-16-03, 10:55 AM   #4
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your best bet for binding a decent bike in that price range is ebay
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Old 06-26-03, 09:47 AM   #5
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Dont limit yourself to BMX, MTB is fun too and if you like adrenaline rushes just look at some of the pics at to get an idea of the fun you could be having. But it is true MTB is more expensive, but the bikes capabilities are increased to new kinds of terrain. For campus and park, tho, you'd probably end up buying a bike thats pretty much like a big BMX with powerful brakes.
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Old 06-27-03, 12:55 AM   #6
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Why not try haro bikes? its durability is good or maybe hoffman, but if ur keen on practicing on more tricks furst dan durability (as of starters like me u shud buy those light bikes) those bikes tt haf thiner frames as this would make it easier for u to learn the most basic stuffs like bunny hop, but if ur patient buy those which haf thicker frames , u will haf duraility but its harder for u to learn tricks, just try to keep on moving as sumtimes riding cud be frustrating spcly if ur a noob like me.. and erm i tell u this try to concentrate on 1 tricks furst and try to learn bunny hop furst as this is the most basic trick and also dun try to learn all those grinds furst it looks easy but its harder
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Old 07-27-03, 11:52 AM   #7
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First off, don't buy a crappy bike. You get what you pay for. Also, only posers ride haro. If you really want a bike that is pretty tough, and cheap, Go with an Eastern. You could get an Eastern form about $200.
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Old 07-27-03, 01:41 PM   #8
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Hoffman's entry level bikes are a good bet too.
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