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Old 08-31-08, 08:59 PM   #1
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What to ask for on birthday?

I`m asking for a new BMX bike for my birthday, my LBS only carries mirraco so i`m trying to decide between asking for a mirraco
http://www.mirrabikeco.com/bikes_blend_one.html
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any of the bikes at danscomp, 300-500$

oh and i`ve seen in videos that when some riders pedal backwards the bike travels backwards, sorry i dont know what this is called but if any bikes come with one it would be nice, but i dont have to have one.
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Old 08-31-08, 09:07 PM   #2
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only go with the blend if you're a slightly shorter rider.

and when you backpedal, it isnt propelling the bike backwards. the pawls in a cassette hub will catch and cause you to backpedal. not backpedaling while riding is only done with a freecoaster, of which i am ordering in the next couple days. theres a BIIIIIIIG difference between the two. check it out on the web.
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Ok, i sort of get it now, but any suggestions?
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Miraco is pretty much all lhd now, interesting.
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ok, what does that mean?
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Left hand drive. Chainwheel on the left side.
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Old 09-01-08, 06:39 PM   #7
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So please can anybody tell me if mirracos are any good?
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I say yes. I have a LBD that I have bought many bikes from. They are the only brand he now sells and I trust his judgment.
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Yeah they are not to shabby
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ok, are the specs good on this one? http://www.mirrabikeco.com/bikes_blend_one.html
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solid bike but the frame is a little small if you are much taller then 5'2'' or so.
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why is it small for me ? (5,8)
and are all theyre bikes small?
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ok, are the specs good on this one?
I'm not too thrilled about loose ball hubs on a $400 bike. But, wheels will need replacing at some point anyway and it does have double wall rims. If you do get it from your LBD he should be willing to stand behind it if issues arise. I would pony up to the Blend 2. As stated the frame on the 1 is a little short for you.
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20'' is small id go up to at least a 20.5'' frame.
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New info as good as bicycles plus is with mountain bikes, i found another lbs, i gave them a call and asked what brands of bmx bikes they stock and he replied "all of them and if theres anything we dont have in stock that he could order any company`s bikes too, so.. under 400$ more on the street and vert side but mainly street? any suggestions?
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Yes, go visit him first. Sounds like a sales ploy to get you in. Most shops can get almost any bike, but if they are not a dealer or their distributor does not have a connection then it will cost you more. See what he stocks and ask him what other brands he has access to. Put the ball in his court. Don't educate him on what you are looking for initially. Hopefully he knows his stuff and can provide the right bike and service for you.
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mirraco makes good bikes, but if your looking to spend around 300-500 u might want to check out eastern on danscomp, they make great bikes
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if your looking to spend around 300-500 u might want to check out eastern on danscomp, they make great bikes
No he doesn't. And no they don't.
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eastern = trash
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eastern blows. except for sprockets cause they make em really light, and its kinda hard to screw up a sprocket. but all of their other parts are ****.
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It's easy to screw up a sprocket, ask eastern how they did it.
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My Mirraco is 20.8
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