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    Senior Member steve-in-kville's Avatar
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    Is it acceptable in the BMX "culture"....

    .... for us old guys to ride a 20"? Or are we supposed to graduate to the cruisers? I am *seriously* looking at 20 inchers... just for fun!!
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    That's perfectly acceptable. It's actually cooler than old guys riding cruisers.

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    Just do it
    There is nothing wrong with riding a 20 inch.I bmx race 26 and 24 inch at the track.
    I ride 20 inch on the street and in the parks.

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    I still have my ( sweet, chorme ) dyno vfr, I used to commute to college & ride around campus/ downtown ... : o )


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    I have a 20" flat bike and a 20" park bike. I also ride a road bike, mountain bike and I am now looking to get a fixie. Just ride what you like and don't a second thought to what others think. They are wrong.

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    AH ,A fixie might be my next one

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    Heh... I just bought a 1980's Bianchi road bike on ebay. Gonna convert it to a SS I think. Wanna buy a BMX first... my teenage years are calling me back!!
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    Post pictures after the build

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    My Coworkers have been laughing at me cause I ride a 20", I don't care though.

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    i ride from 20" to 700c and everything inbetween
    be proud of what you ride and dont give it a second thought
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    Nice. I like the "old guy" thread going on here. I just picked up my first bmx bike ever the other day and had a blast riding it around. I got a redline off craigslist for $5 from a storage unit that just wanted to get rid of it. I was just going to tinker with it and fix it up to resell it, but I had such a fun time riding it, I don't think I will be able to part with it easily.
    Anyway, I feel the pains of an old guy wanting to ride bmx.

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    Heh.... everyone in my area had a BMX when they were a kid. That's what everyone started on. Being a roadie is cool, but jumping dirt ramps is pure fun!!
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    I like 'em old OSBMX84's Avatar
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    I'm 6'1" 25y.o. 200lbs with a beard, and i ride a 20" EVERYWHERE while my $1,300 cannondale hangs from my ceiling gathering dust. I got a free 20" at the end of last summer and started having all these childhood flashbacks so even though a couple people insist i should get a 24" I just have SO MUCH fun on the 20" and I'm in no hurry to "size up"

    *I did just learn though that it's unacceptable to have brakes or to put your seatpost any way other than completely bottomed out, i guess stopping is for sissys*

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    Quote Originally Posted by OSBMX84 View Post
    *I did just learn though that it's unacceptable to have brakes or to put your seatpost any way other than completely bottomed out, i guess stopping is for sissys*
    I was told that for dirt racing the seat needs to be bottomed out or it gets in the way. The brake thing makes no sense to me... can anyone explain that??
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    If you're old enough to be older than most of the BMX scene, you're way too ****ing old to be giving a **** what others think of your choice of bicycle. Or any of your other choices, for that matter.
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    True. Good point.
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    Quote Originally Posted by steve-in-kville View Post
    bottomed out
    FYI, correct lingo is "slammed". It's partly to keep it out of the way, partly to save weight (only need a tiny seat post), and partly just cause that's how everyone else has theirs.

    The no brakes thing seems to be mostly fashion, but most of the fashionistas will swear up and down it's a weight saving thing (how much does a brake weigh, seriously) or that it makes them flow better.

    Some people do ride well without brakes, others mostly just scuff the **** out of their $200 shoes...

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    I tried stopping the other day without using my brakes for the first time. The shoe on the back tire method does seem to work pretty well, and I do like the brake less look a whole lot better, but honestly I can't see myself being able to pull off a panic stop if I need too. So I guess I'll be keeping my ugly/heavy gyro and rear brake.

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    Buy a MTB, and make it a large BMX ... SS conversion & a rigid fork. ... maybe, a single rear v-brake. : o )

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    Bend the knees, watch the trees ... 5 $ please .

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    I have a 26 inch Bmx
    But I am selling it because I will be using the money to build up my Fall Guy when it arrives

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    I like 'em old OSBMX84's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by ascend View Post

    Some people do ride well without brakes, others mostly just scuff the **** out of their $200 shoes...
    exactly, as the guy who told me about riding with no brakes said. "You need a good shoe sponsor" so not too practical for casual riders

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    Yeah, I remember going brakless in middle shool... it was dumb then, too ...

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    Bend the knees, watch the trees ... 5 $ please .

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    Quote Originally Posted by OSBMX84 View Post
    exactly, as the guy who told me about riding with no brakes said. "You need a good shoe sponsor" so not too practical for casual riders
    aha that's awesome

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    whats the problem goin brakeless? mine broke and i was too lazy to replace em. i like this a lot better

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    I don't see any problem with going brakeless. I'm always keeping my brakes though.

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