that trek looks like it would snap in half under your weight. especially the stupid 1 pc crank. dont get it.
Are you saying i am fat!
J/K. I am.
I really dont want to spend more than $80. I might even spend $100. Mainly just riding up and down the street like when i was a teen. I still have my bike from then but it needs rebuilt (brakes, tubes and tires). The bike shop said it wasnt worth it.
Am i just dreaming? I thought this might be decent as it is a Trek.
It will hold up to just about any riding you do and would probably be a step up for your son when he out grows his . The old adage "you get what you pay for" holds true in BMX.
I can appreciate what you are saying.
I had planned on putting new brakes and tires/tubes on my old bike until the guy at the bike shop told me it was a $60 department store bike. Besides taking it off of 48" ramps, i never did much more with it. I mean i never raced or did freestyle. Just tiny little ramps pretending i was cool.
I abused the bike and never had a problem. I had hoped it was at least somewhat decent to make it worth the cost of making it usable. My thinking is that these bikes at walmart wouldnt even take everyday riding. I dont want to spend money on a bike that is crap. I mean according to the guy at the store my bike was crap, but it lasted. Brakes and tires didnt though... I just have a feeling that walmarts bikes are even more crappy than 20 years ago...
I just want to ride with my boy. It wouldnt even be off the pavement. I have a mountain bike but i cant bunny hop that beast. I feel my age when i ride it.
Its hard for me to justify spending the cash when i am probably going to ride less than 100 miles total. I don't think i would go off of a jump of more than 12". I am so much heavier than i was before and i don't want to embarrass myself. I am not quite as brave as i once was.
It is hard for me to tell good from bad. I have read that it is better to buy used than to buy the department store stuff when on a budget.
I can fork down the cash for a decent bike, i would rather just buy another *** though. I would use it more than the bike. I stopped at the local bike shop hoping for a used 20". Cha, nothing appeared used there! They did have a few 20" and of course seeing as how i am the prime age the DK General Lee caught my eye. $219 i think.
I was noticing the first bike suggested above. The DK eight pack. I am guessing the 8 pack is heavier duty than the 4 pack?
I sincerely appreciate all of the feedback, suggestions and help. Ignorance is not bliss at the moment.
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The General Lee is not full CroMo. The one I mentioned is probably one of the best values in a versatile bike. Your son is probably just a little timid now which is a good thing. Fear is a safety net and it is better to have it and develop courage. Kids that don't have a grasp of real danger are the ones that wind up hurt. The Wrap should be sturdy enough for you and you son when he's ready. Also a quality bike will be more reliable than used, ride nicer and you'll find yourself riding more than you thought. Pounds will melt away. Good luck.