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    Newbie BMX Renovator alimalik's Avatar
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    Barracuda grind renovation - done!!!!

    so, im 16 years old in the uk and i finished school about 6 weeks ago. had some spare time on my hands so i decided to renovate my bmx; its a barracuda grind. oh yeah, im trying to keep my mind off results day for my gcse's.....i think they didnt go well!

    so, here are the pics of the renovation and i'd be really happy if you could give me tips or just tell me what you think. thanks for reading.


















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    Last edited by alimalik; 08-09-09 at 11:56 AM.

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    Nice job
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    Why are your bars so far forward? And what is with the Diamondback ordeal? Looks good. That'd be a cool race frame. Almost looks like the Intense Podium style.

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

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    Why are your bars so far forward? And what is with the Diamondback ordeal? Looks good. That'd be a cool race frame. Almost looks like the Intense Podium style.
    i wasnt bothered what brand the bike would end up being. i experimented on photoshop with loads of possible stickers to use. i just thought the DBR stickers looked good. in my opinion, with a thick frame you dont want to use too many stickers. The on dcr sticker on the frame looks good for me.

    also, i always ride my bmx standing on the pedals and its really uncomfortable to ride standing when the bars are bent backwards or are upright.

    thanks for reading and posting by the way.

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    why did you waste you time and do all that effort on some piece of **** bmx?
    B.P.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rectangle View Post
    why did you waste you time and do all that effort on some piece of **** bmx?
    'cause its his bike, his money, and his time, and I guess he felt like it. Looks great!
    You see, their morals, their code...it's a bad joke, dropped at the first sign of trouble. They're only as good as the world allows them to be. I'll show you. When the chips are down, these...These "civilized" people...they'll eat each other. See, I'm not a monster. I'm just ahead of the curve

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    well he could have spent some of that on a better frame to paint. it looked like garbage before and after, i'm sorry. No amount of paint makes a walmart bike look good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rectangle View Post
    well he could have spent some of that on a better frame to paint. it looked like garbage before and after, i'm sorry. No amount of paint makes a walmart bike look good.
    Just because it didn't cost a lot doesn't mean it can't be cool. all of these kids spending hundreds and hundreds just to have the latest and greatest parts is garbage.
    I think you did a great job on the paint job and customization.

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    You did a really good job on the paint. Having painted a few bikes myself, I know it's hard to have the patience to get good results. You did well. I am also puzzled by the Diamondback thing though.

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    I really like that color blue.

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    Bike looks great man, don't worry about those who had a sip of HATERADE and bash you on it. That Diamondback theme probably did looks the best for it. Sure looks better than a GT or those other fad companies out. I also like it you put together the bike with basically bargain bin diamond back parts. I will like to share with you some pictures of my christmas present for my younger sibling.

    I have made just last year with his 1999 Diamondback Assault EX. Basically I tried to find all the parts that was from 1998 to 2000 bmx parts and make it as cheap as possible yet look just like the 1999 Diamondback Assault Team which his idol racer Robert McPhearson has raced and give it a little twist to it. Boy, let me tell you finding these midschool parts were a bit tough and was a lot of digging through bargain bins in local bike shops and attic digging for some of my old parts too.


    some giant mountain bike seat for 15.00 in a Bargain bin.
    ox industries sprocket, dead company circa of 1999. rare Profile race crank circa of 1999

    Standard strip bars with diamondback sticker. I had the bars laying around and the stem was a Powerlite P-nut
    Shimano Deore, with Avid brake lever these were found in a bargain bin.


    Again, nice job on the bike.

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