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Old 05-08-10, 05:23 AM   #1
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bike for grandson 8ys

these are the bikes i have in mind for my granson jake , he will be 9ys in november. wtp.arcade .haro x3.mirraco icon. i hope it will last well in 2 his teenage years.could you give me some feed back .at the moment he will just hang around the local street and park with his mates., tony
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Old 05-08-10, 11:35 AM   #2
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these are the bikes i have in mind for my granson jake , he will be 9ys in november. wtp.arcade .haro x3.mirraco icon. i hope it will last well in 2 his teenage years ...
I just went through this same quest. After quite a bit of research, I decided to get a name-brand complete bike with a 100% chromoly frame (a 2008 Hoffman Dekko AL). I believe all three of the bikes on your list are pretty good bikes, but none of them has a 100% chromoly frame. (One of the things I have learned is that "all chromoly main frame" means the seat stays and chain stays are not chromoly.) IMHO, the specific model of the bike is more important than the year. Look for closeouts, left-overs, etc. If I had not found a new complete bike within my budget, I would have sought a clean, used bike with a 100% chromoly frame. EVERYONE rides a used bike. Hope this helps.
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Old 05-08-10, 11:59 AM   #3
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thank for that , tony
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I recently owned an Haro X-03, I wouldnt buy one newer than 07, as the newest ones are junk.

100 chromoly frames are pricey, yet worth it. Id get a Redline, or take a look at the Dirty brand, nice price, good parts.

where are ya, I can take a look for something close to ya.
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thanks.we live luton, uk .bit far from u. tony
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Old 05-09-10, 04:35 AM   #6
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hi . do u mean dirty jackass?i cant find any reviews, tony
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Old 05-09-10, 10:45 AM   #7
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I havent found any reviews either, but their frames are awsome, all kinds of refinements, and the parts list isnt that bad either, especially for only 119 pounds..

my pick
Dirty Grease Monkey 119.99

http://www.bikes2udirect.com/B2661.html?specs=1

Style: 20" BMX Freestyler
Wheel size: 20"
Frame size(s): 11" (28cm)
Min. inside leg: 21" (53cm)
Colour: Gloss black with white
Frame: Dirty chromoly street main tube with 20.5" top tube, 6mm dropouts and machined headtube with integral rotor tabs - Wicked Frame!
Forks: Hi-Tensile
Chainset: 36T 3 piece chromoly crankset with chain tensioner - Nice Crankset!
Bottom bracket: Splined - Not a cheap square taper BB.
Freewheel: 14T single speed
Headset: Oryg 360 Gyro system
Stem: Alloy 4 bolt BMX freestyler
Handlebars: Hi-rise
Brake front: Tektro V type - Tektro is on almost everything, bearable.
Brake rear: Tektro U type
Brake levers: Tektro alloy
Rims: Alloy with 48 hole - Not the double wall but bearable.
Hub front: Alloy with 14mm axles - Not steel shells, large axel.
Hub rear: Alloy with 14mm axles
Spokes: 48
Tyres: Kenda K-RAD 20 x 2.125" - Kendas are cool.
Saddle: Dirty park
Pedals: Resin - Replace them.
Extras: Front & rear stunt pegs included - Remove.

or this one with the bad name and the chromo frame/forks, same parts, same price.

http://www.bikes2udirect.com/B2665.html
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heres some other places to check...

http://www.winstanleysbmx.com/index.html

https://www.customriders.com/prodlis...9&sid=3&sort=3

http://www.extreme-direct.co.uk/prod...,103&rootcatid=

http://www.sourcebmx.com/products/bmx-bikes/2.shtml
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Old 05-20-10, 09:05 AM   #9
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well he ended up with a INTENSE.CLUCH 250 from SOURCE BMX ,ordered yesterday 9AM delivered this afternoon 2PM,27 hours deliver time,that is really good service and price.tony
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