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Old 07-20-08, 03:04 PM   #1
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I'm gonna start bmx

I am 14 years old, and I plan on starting bmx. I want to build my own bike on Dan's Comp. I got about a $500-$700 to spend. Basically, I know very little about bikes. What all parts do I need, and what kind of frame should I get?
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Old 07-20-08, 03:37 PM   #2
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for $700, your custom bike isnt going to be all that great. unless you build everything from eastern parts, but everyone here will highly advise you against that. just buy a stock bike, and then keep the extra cash for parts when you need them.
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Old 07-20-08, 07:37 PM   #3
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yeah, and for someone whose just starting, you dont need a crazy custom bike yet. Get a decent complete.
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Old 07-20-08, 10:03 PM   #4
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i was just lookin at the kink whip from another thread. it was sugested there, and i seconded it. looks sick.

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Old 07-20-08, 10:52 PM   #5
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With $700 get the kink apex. It has top of the line parts and i heard it weighs in at like 23 pounds stock. It's sick!
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Old 07-21-08, 07:58 AM   #6
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dude. way sexy. go for that.
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Old 07-21-08, 10:46 AM   #7
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Yeah it is. Don't you just love kink. I have a Kink Transition from 08, it is awesome!
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Old 07-21-08, 01:17 PM   #8
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yea kink's been turnin out some pretty nice stuff lately.
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thats what im getting for christamas is the kink roc.
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Old 07-25-08, 12:19 PM   #10
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That's cool. Don't put money into your redline then.
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Old 07-25-08, 12:23 PM   #11
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word. just wait it out. ride the crap out of the bike you have now and then just put up with it until christmas.
im gettin me a freecoaster soon cause were sellin some land that the family has had for a while, and its gonna bring in a pretty nice chunk of money, so my mom said she was gonna buy my bro a new bike and me some parts. freecoaster, new bars, and a new sprocket. im stoked.
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Old 07-25-08, 12:25 PM   #12
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lol no dude there is a kid that sell stuff like im taking everything off my redline and my dk is getting sand blasted cause the paint sucks. Then steven is gonna sell me a stem forks and a sealed crank set for 50 bucks.
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Old 07-25-08, 12:27 PM   #13
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cheap parts works too haha.
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Old 07-25-08, 12:28 PM   #14
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ya and they aint band considering this kid is jumping out of the bowl over a 10 foot fence. he dont ride with cheap ****.
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band sorry ment bad
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haha
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Wow. You should research the parts you buy before getting them.
I just bought a Oddysey Dirt Fork yesterday for $30 and putting it on today -
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a dirt fork for $30? lucky you.
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Old 07-25-08, 01:11 PM   #19
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Yup. It's in good condition.
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craigslist?
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im getting some giant ones for 15.
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Nope. i got it off one of my friends. Giant sucks. Don't get it. I got an oddysey for $30...
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i love giant! ive had suck good luck with there stuff.
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Giant sucks for bmx.
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idk. ill see what he has as far as forks.
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