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Old 08-01-09, 12:15 AM   #1
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Making A Custom BMX Bike

Sorry if I come off as a noob in these forums. Just looking for some help and quick tips. So basically I'm trying to put together my own custom BMX bike. My only requirements is that it has rear brakes and light weight. Can you guys help me out with some help and tips such as what kind of frame, brakes, tires, forks, etc. I really don't have any budget. Some links and pics would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.
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Go to Dan's Comp. I am assuming this is a freestyle bike. Go for 100% Chromoly parts. As for frames and bars it is all about preference on size and geometry.
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You are going receive alot of different posts about which brand to build.So just choose the one that you like the best.I built my Sunday Model-c from scratch ,I can choose the parts I want to have a bike that suits me the best.It is a 24 inch with regular 20 inch style geometry.They have a real nice 20 inch called the Funday ,It comes in some wild colors.Here are some pictures you can check out ,I like this brand because they are very strong without the weight.I think it is WWW.Sundaybmx.com
You can also run some Huge tires on these bikes
Mine are 2.25 front and rear

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Tires and are Odyssey Aiken
chainring is Odyssey MDS
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Old 08-03-09, 12:45 AM   #4
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Thanks for all the responses guys, keep em coming.
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What do you guys think about this for 50 bucks?:




1993 ParkPre FX Comp BMX Race Racing Frame. Chro-Moly Frame 90's

Chromoly tubing. Near perfect condition. Very clean. Drop outs have almost no wear.
Short wheelbase. Looks like it was built for riders around 12- 13 years old. Little heavy for a race frame, built to last.
Designed by Kozi Yamakoshi who designed the Silver Streak for Diamond Back.
This ParkPre frame originally had a unique metallic type finish, but it looked bad after a few years.
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Go to Empire or Albes.
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edit: You definitely don't want that frame, as it's going to have a 1" instead of a 1-1/8" headset.
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What kind of bikes do the people use like at the X-Games? Are they custom or just expensive ones with custom paint jobs/powder coating?
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You don't want that frame, no brake mounts, 1 inch head tube and old style bottom bracket.
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Go to Dan's Comp. I am assuming this is a freestyle bike. Go for 100% Chromoly parts. As for frames and bars it is all about preference on size and geometry.
Agreed.

I built my BMX custom and didn't really think too much about the parts that I was getting and when I was all finished it was almost a completely different ride and took a lot of getting used to. I would say stick with something close to what you used to ride just lighter unless of course your just starting out in that case go to a local shop and see what feels right then go to town.
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