Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

BMX Dirt, vert, flatland or street? Drop in the BMX forum to talk to other 20" riders around the world. What is the best BMX bicycle for you? Learn all about it here.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 08-07-09, 10:36 AM   #1
Routty1
Newbie
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Bikes:
Posts: 2
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Mom needs help with son's bike, Please.

First, I do not know a great deal about bikes.
My son has a Redline 320 (that is what is says on the bike). The bike does not currently have a back wheel. The hub was bad. He got a new one, but does not know how to respoke it. His friend has a Haro F2. They want to trade bikes in as is condition and the friend will have to respoke the back wheel. They say nothing is wrong with the Haro.
My 12 year old son rides freestyle at the skatepark. He is not a small kid (5'5 125lbs). I want to make sure my son is not getting taken advantage of and the Haro is capable of handling him.
He still owes me $100 for the Redline which is why I will not pay for the bike to be fixed.

Thanks for any advice you can give.
Routty1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-09, 11:49 AM   #2
minichamp31
Yeah. I Race.
 
minichamp31's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Northeastern PA
Bikes: Custom Race, 2007 GT Bump, 2007 Gt Powerseries Pro, Dyno VFR
Posts: 2,888
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
After looking at the Redline, I'm sure pretty much any bike would be better to be honest. I think the Haro would probably actually hold up better.
minichamp31 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-09, 12:26 PM   #3
Routty1
Newbie
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Bikes:
Posts: 2
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks, He got the redline second hand from a friend for $70 and added new cranks, sprocket, wheels and handlebars. He does not have a great deal of money in it(or I don't). He has always been a skater, this bike thing just came a few months ago. I just don't have the money to keep buying expensive toys and I don't want him to make a trade that put him in a worse situation.

Thanks for you help.
Routty1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-08-09, 12:37 AM   #4
fuzzbox
Your imaginary friend.
 
fuzzbox's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Wandering aimlessly.
Bikes: A sweet Quamen ATL custom, GT Mach 2
Posts: 2,210
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Depending what new parts they are you might want to see if you can keep them
__________________

Every passing minute is another chance to turn it all around.
fuzzbox is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-26-09, 03:15 PM   #5
mtbabruni
MTBabruni
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Florida
Bikes: 02' Specialized Hardrock Pro Disc,09' Eastern BMX
Posts: 31
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
That redline was way overpriced and that haro f2 is going to be HEAVY. Hard for him to learn on.
mtbabruni is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-26-09, 07:18 PM   #6
tyler11
Senior Member
 
tyler11's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Bikes:
Posts: 208
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
yea but it will help him in the long run wen he gets a better bike
im 5'2 100
i started out a cuple years ago on a schwin z-force it was like 35-40 pounds
the difference when i got my subrosa amazing
tyler11 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-29-09, 12:03 AM   #7
mtbabruni
MTBabruni
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Florida
Bikes: 02' Specialized Hardrock Pro Disc,09' Eastern BMX
Posts: 31
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
guess so, my first bike was around 30 pounds. Then i recently got my Eastern but with an aluminum frame, soooooo light, its insane the difference you feel.
mtbabruni is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-29-09, 01:58 AM   #8
K_phomma
Tarck bike dot com
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Portland, OR.
Bikes: Fuji tarck '08
Posts: 585
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
alu sounds sketch
K_phomma is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-29-09, 07:28 AM   #9
Street rider
We win all charity rides
 
Street rider's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Central Michigan University/ GR, MI
Bikes: BMX, fixed gear
Posts: 3,381
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
aluminum doesnt just sound sketchy. it is sketchy.
Street rider is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-29-09, 10:40 AM   #10
minichamp31
Yeah. I Race.
 
minichamp31's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Northeastern PA
Bikes: Custom Race, 2007 GT Bump, 2007 Gt Powerseries Pro, Dyno VFR
Posts: 2,888
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Unless you're racing. I think it's funny how some people are like "my bike is too heavy. it weighs like 28 pounds." Hahaha. My bike is almost 35.
minichamp31 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-29-09, 12:29 PM   #11
mtbabruni
MTBabruni
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Florida
Bikes: 02' Specialized Hardrock Pro Disc,09' Eastern BMX
Posts: 31
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Street rider View Post
aluminum doesnt just sound sketchy. it is sketchy.

I know it sounds sketchy, but theres nothing to grind where i live so i normally just ride street but without the grinding. Aluminum frames work fine for taking stairs and ledges and stuff like that, just stay away from rails.
mtbabruni is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-29-09, 01:19 PM   #12
Street rider
We win all charity rides
 
Street rider's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Central Michigan University/ GR, MI
Bikes: BMX, fixed gear
Posts: 3,381
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
i say only use aluminum for racing. i wouldnt trust it on the streets.
Street rider is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-29-09, 06:13 PM   #13
fuzzbox
Your imaginary friend.
 
fuzzbox's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Wandering aimlessly.
Bikes: A sweet Quamen ATL custom, GT Mach 2
Posts: 2,210
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by mtbabruni View Post
I know it sounds sketchy, but theres nothing to grind where i live so i normally just ride street but without the grinding. Aluminum frames work fine for taking stairs and ledges and stuff like that, just stay away from rails.
I think stairs would be worse with all the impact. Unless you are doing stupid things like 2 stairs and 1 foot ledges. Just cause you don't grind doesn't mean something will be better last longer. Can't wait to hear the "my frame just broke" story.
__________________

Every passing minute is another chance to turn it all around.
fuzzbox is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-29-09, 06:38 PM   #14
mtbabruni
MTBabruni
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Florida
Bikes: 02' Specialized Hardrock Pro Disc,09' Eastern BMX
Posts: 31
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
hasnt failed me yet. And ive taken way bigger things than 2 steps... But my next bike will for sure be 4130 cromo. And grinding seems worse because it puts more stress on the dropouts instead of the entire frame.

Last edited by mtbabruni; 08-29-09 at 06:42 PM.
mtbabruni is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-30-09, 05:10 AM   #15
iwegian
Steel snob by accident
 
iwegian's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Des Moines, IA
Bikes: Masi steel cross, Torelli steel roadie, Brew steel bmx
Posts: 648
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
didn't easter do a ti frame? i think the complete was ~14lbs with no super light components on it. but that's all from memory so i could be off.
iwegian is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-30-09, 10:04 AM   #16
mtbabruni
MTBabruni
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Florida
Bikes: 02' Specialized Hardrock Pro Disc,09' Eastern BMX
Posts: 31
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by iwegian View Post
didn't easter do a ti frame? i think the complete was ~14lbs with no super light components on it. but that's all from memory so i could be off.
Not sure. Never heard of a Ti Frame.
mtbabruni is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-30-09, 10:14 AM   #17
Street rider
We win all charity rides
 
Street rider's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Central Michigan University/ GR, MI
Bikes: BMX, fixed gear
Posts: 3,381
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
yea eastern had one. it weighed like 2 lbs 1 oz. and then they came out with a bunch of TI parts to go with it
Street rider is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-30-09, 10:43 AM   #18
mtbabruni
MTBabruni
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Florida
Bikes: 02' Specialized Hardrock Pro Disc,09' Eastern BMX
Posts: 31
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
wow. sounds expensive lol
mtbabruni is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-30-09, 12:21 PM   #19
Street rider
We win all charity rides
 
Street rider's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Central Michigan University/ GR, MI
Bikes: BMX, fixed gear
Posts: 3,381
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
the frame alone cost $1200. the handlebars were $120, and the forks were like $209
Street rider is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-30-09, 01:05 PM   #20
mtbabruni
MTBabruni
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Florida
Bikes: 02' Specialized Hardrock Pro Disc,09' Eastern BMX
Posts: 31
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Street rider View Post
the frame alone cost $1200. the handlebars were $120, and the forks were like $209
lmao. 1200 bucks for a frame?! That insane
mtbabruni is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-30-09, 02:00 PM   #21
fuzzbox
Your imaginary friend.
 
fuzzbox's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Wandering aimlessly.
Bikes: A sweet Quamen ATL custom, GT Mach 2
Posts: 2,210
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by mtbabruni View Post
hasnt failed me yet. And ive taken way bigger things than 2 steps... But my next bike will for sure be 4130 cromo. And grinding seems worse because it puts more stress on the dropouts instead of the entire frame.
Yea sure it isn't going to break right off the bat depending who you are and what style you ride but give it some time.
__________________

Every passing minute is another chance to turn it all around.
fuzzbox is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-30-09, 02:35 PM   #22
mtbabruni
MTBabruni
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Florida
Bikes: 02' Specialized Hardrock Pro Disc,09' Eastern BMX
Posts: 31
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by fuzzbox View Post
Yea sure it isn't going to break right off the bat depending who you are and what style you ride but give it some time.
Ive had it for a year. I ride every day or every other day. It works for me. But like i said. My next bike (probably within 6 months) will for sure be cromo
mtbabruni is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-30-09, 08:32 PM   #23
Street rider
We win all charity rides
 
Street rider's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Central Michigan University/ GR, MI
Bikes: BMX, fixed gear
Posts: 3,381
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by mtbabruni View Post
lmao. 1200 bucks for a frame?! That insane
mhmmmmmmmm
Street rider is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-30-09, 11:05 PM   #24
fuzzbox
Your imaginary friend.
 
fuzzbox's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Wandering aimlessly.
Bikes: A sweet Quamen ATL custom, GT Mach 2
Posts: 2,210
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Street rider View Post
the frame alone cost $1200. the handlebars were $120, and the forks were like $209
Waste of money, you can build a sweet bike with $1200 alone.
__________________

Every passing minute is another chance to turn it all around.
fuzzbox is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-30-09, 11:17 PM   #25
Kodyo
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Bikes:
Posts: 117
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I strongly suggest you buy a decent bike such as a mid level complete from We The People, Kink, Stolen, Subrosa has some, DK has one or two.
Basically, look for this
1) Full Chromo frame
2) Sealed Bottom Bracket, and hubs
3) Chromoly Forks, Handlebars, Cranks
4) Double walled rims

You really do get what you pay for. And there are plenty of customs on craigslist for cheap

Quote:
Originally Posted by Street rider View Post
the frame alone cost $1200. the handlebars were $120, and the forks were like $209
Which are you talking about? TI reaper?
Anyways, I dont trust anything Eastern makes. And the most expensive forks i know of out at this point are Ody Directors at $150
Kodyo is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:25 AM.