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Old 03-26-09, 07:27 AM   #276
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its decent, but the poverty parts might wear out a little faster than others
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Old 03-26-09, 01:00 PM   #277
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Hey I'm thinking about getting into BMX riding, so I was looking at a few craigslist ads and was wondering which is the best deal, lightest, sturdiest all that good stuff

haro
http://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/bik/1086089825.html
fit hawk
http://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/bik/1086089825.html HE SAID HE'll TAKE 380$ IF I WANT IT
fly maskow
http://sfbay.craigslist.org/pen/bik/1090698742.html
08 fit pro trail
http://sfbay.craigslist.org/sby/bik/1087007212.html (has small dents on chain stay, not sure if this even should be a option)
mirraco blend 2 - 250$
http://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/for/1090557810.html
king gap
http://sfbay.craigslist.org/nby/bik/1088728665.html
another king gap
http://sfbay.craigslist.org/nby/bik/1082133732.html
terrible one
http://sacramento.craigslist.org/bik/1093158793.html

these prices are in my range, i will consider upgrading parts also, please help

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Old 03-26-09, 03:36 PM   #278
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Take that Fly Maskow. That's a great deal for that bike.
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Old 03-26-09, 08:36 PM   #279
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where can i find info on that bike? nothng comes up when i google it and on flybikes that models not on there
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Old 03-27-09, 08:05 AM   #280
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you'll have to look all the individual parts up. most of it should be on danscomp
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Old 03-27-09, 11:34 AM   #281
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Not sure about that fly. looks shady. The haro has lots of solid stuff on it. The terrible one is old and heavy but solid. the others aren't really worth it.
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Old 03-27-09, 03:49 PM   #282
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Hey guys, I'm kinda new here. I've been lurking on the fixed subsection for a bit, got into fixed about a year ago and now I'm looking at getting back into bmx. I used to race an Iron Horse like 12 or so years ago, then moved to an Eastern Ace of Spades like 6yrs ago. My first year of college it was stolen and I moved on to a road bike, then fixed. Lately I've been craving a bmx to play around on again. I don't have that great of a budget, I'd say about $350-400 max. I'm quite a bit bigger than I was when I rode my Eastern, I'm about 6'2" and 220, about 32/33" inseam (def. more fat than needed, but a bit of muscle too). I was just looking for some suggestions from the community about a good starter that will hold my fat ass. Also, I was contemplating a 24"instead of a 20", due to height, etc. What's the general sentiment as far as that goes? Thanks for the info.
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Old 03-27-09, 04:30 PM   #283
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I'm 6'1" with a 34" inseam and ride a 20" with a 20.75" top tube (which is fairly average I believe). Since you're a bit taller and have shorter legs, you may want a slightly longer frame to accommodate your upper body better, maybe a 21" TT or whatever.

I've never ridden a 24" so I have no idea. They seem like they'd be easier than a 20" for just riding around on, but the extra size and weight would make throwing them about much harder work, and possibly a bit less manoeuvrable in a crowded skatepark. This is entirely speculation on my part.
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Old 03-28-09, 12:27 PM   #284
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Hi, im thinking about getting into street/park and I have a budget around $600. Im 5 11 and around 130lbs. Ive been looking at probably these 3 bikes. Which one would be the best?
We The People- Recon
Fit- PRK 3
Fit- TRL 3

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Old 03-29-09, 12:05 PM   #285
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all three of those bikes are pretty solid
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Old 03-29-09, 02:32 PM   #286
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Well I just found a couple on Kijiji that im thinking might be better then the ones I posted for a much better price.
First- WTP- 06 Pheonix Pro http://toronto.kijiji.ca/c-buy-and-s...AdIdZ111434406

Second- WTP- 06 or 07? 4 Seasons http://toronto.kijiji.ca/c-buy-and-s...AdIdZ105426054

Different 4 seasons - http://ottawa.kijiji.ca/c-buy-and-se...AdIdZ111897650

Or are these not really worth getting?
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those are 3 decent bikes. They are top end completes.
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Old 03-29-09, 05:07 PM   #288
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go with whichever one you want. all pretty good.
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Old 03-30-09, 11:07 AM   #289
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Well, I've finally bought the Fuse and it's an awesome bike. Big thanks to Street rider and minichamp31 for their suggestions.

Anyway, my bro wants to get back into street as well. He's 5'10" and 170 lbs and interested in these bikes: FIT CR24 and WTP Avenue. Which bike is worth getting?
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I like the Fit better because it has a cassette. They're both solid bikes though.
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Old 03-30-09, 04:28 PM   #291
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yea i'd go with the Fit just for the sake of having a casette.
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I didn't want to make another thread for this, and figured this was the right place. I'm really contemplating buying this. Its $350
FRAME:
Sunday Wave 20.75 w/ rear brake posts - Toothpaste Color
STEERING:
Haro 7" Rise Bars - cut 1" each side
Primo V-Grips with Primo Bar Ends
Fit Bikes S3 Stem
Odyssey 41 Thermal Forks - no brake posts
FSA Impact Integrated Headset
DRIVETRAIN:
Stolen Team Crank Arms & Spindle
28T Terrible One American Flyer Chainwheel
Shadow Conspiracy Interlock 2 Chain
Odyssey Celinski Sealed Bearing Pedals
10T Odyssey Rear Cog
REAR WHEEL:
Alex Supra -J Triple Wall Rear Rim 48H
Odyssey Hazard Lite Rear Hub - Left Hand Drive 10T - 14MM Hollow Axle with Kink Lite Peg
Primo Monster Tire
Mutiny Hub Guard
FRONT WHEEL:
Primo Hula hoop Double Wall Front Rim 48T
Primo Hub - 14MM Hollow Axle with Kink Lite Peg
Haro MS-4 Tire
REAR BRAKE:
Primo J-Lever
Odyssey Lineal Cable
Tektro V-Brake
SEAT / POST:
Ceneca Grouse Pivotal Seat
Ceneca Pivotal Post

thoughts?
Also, I know the cranks can go rhd or lhd, but if I wanted to change over to RHD, would I have to get a new wheel or will this wheel work?
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to go LHD you would have to get a new wheel or hub. do you have any pics of this bike?
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So good for $350.
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How much do you think this rear wheel could be sold for? Thanks guys...

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$100 probably.
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That's a really good deal.
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go for it. hands down. do it now. call that dude up and buy it. and a new rear wheel wont cost toooooooo much. especially if you're gonna sell the one on there now. or try and find someone who wants to trade a RHD for a LHD
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Thanks a lot for the info fellas, just bought it. Can't wait to get riding on this.
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Great buy. Have fun with it.
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