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    My new bmx

    Hi there i recently finished building my race bmx only to find out that you cant sit on
    bmx bikes, as there made for standing, my foot will not reach the back pedal making me unable to pedal my bike.
    This is a big blow for me as i cant return the
    parts,
    do you think that making the seat higher will do the job? (i only have a stump at moment)
    is there any other way?

    My frame is volume ends
    my forks are volume genesis
    my handle bars have 8" rise
    i am using we are the people cranks
    20" race wheels


    thanks
    john

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    This thread is worthless without pics.

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    I don't understand what is going on? You can't pedal the thing?

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    this makes no sense you can reach the pedals? your standing on them... if you cant reach them on a bmx your really screwed

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    just buy my bike, that will solve your problem.

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    I'm pretty sure he means that when he sits on the seat with it slammed, his legs won't bend enough to pedal a full circle. That's hardly surprising...

    Why did you buy a race BMX if you have no intention of racing BMX?

    If you want to sit and pedal you can either raise your seat (new seat post) or shorten your cranks (new cranks); either will involve throwing even more money at a bike that's still completely unsuitable for whatever exactly it is you want to sit down and do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ascend View Post
    Why did you buy a race BMX if you have no intention of racing BMX?
    He didn't even buy a race frame; it's Jason Enns' signature frame.

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    Move your legs in circles. That helps me get going. Just my .02

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    You shouldn't even ride a bike if this is the case.

    Every passing minute is another chance to turn it all around.

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    You guys could try to be a little more helpful instead of being (insert adj. here)? Yea.

    Anyways, why cant you pedal in a full circle? How tall are you? Im 6'2 and i can still pedal my 20'' sitting down. Show us some pics of what you mean, or describe your problem better. Or both
    Pics really do help though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EasternJane View Post
    Im 6'2 and i can still pedal my 20'' sitting down.
    Your seat is higher than his

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    "Your seat is higher than his " there you go assuming things
    My seat is slammed. Thanks.
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    He has every right to assume since you do have some bike in your sig.

    Every passing minute is another chance to turn it all around.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EasternJane View Post
    "Your seat is higher than his " there you go assuming things
    My seat is slammed. Thanks.
    Slammed just means you can't get it any lower. It isn't some quantitative measurement. If his frame has a shorter distance from the top tube to the bottom bracket than yours does, then his slammed is going to be lower than your slammed. Stop and think for a second before you go spouting off, jesus.

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    Dont assume things.
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    You asked why he couldn't pedal in a full circle sitting down. The most obvious explanation is that his seat is too close to his bottom bracket; he already proposed a solution to this in his original question. Until the OP actually bothers to come back with clarifications and/or pictures, all we can do is assume things. Why are you so riled up?

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    yeah, I can't pedal a full circle sitting down. I don't even care anymore. my seat's just there o if I mess up I don't smack my nuts on the tube.
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    that's how low my seat is. it looks awesome
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