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Old 07-23-10, 09:13 PM   #1
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Help Building a Bike? or buying?

hello i am new to this forum site, but i have used forums before and this doesnt seem to different.

Ok so i recently busted up my bike a while ago, and i had another bike at home also, wrecked that one too. The thing is i think i ride them too hard, since i mean they are super old and not even meant to be doing the stuff i have been trying, been trying to do basic BMX tricks, but i do lots of jumps. SO what happened is i broke my chain, the wheels keep coming loose and it happens while riding, brakes lock up sometimes, and its just getting scary to ride them! i might fix one of my bikes, but i want to get a bike that is similar to the one i have had ( ok so im 15 now and the bike is like 11 years old! got it when i was like 4 and love the bike but its starting to cringe and stuff since its old, its a NEXt Whomp, if anybody cares l0l) so yeah, but i will like to build ground up, being new i turned here as to what i would need/ works.

I want a light weight bike, something fast (maybe not fast of the line but fast! i dont like the little stared bikes...) and that will be very very durable! And i sorta want to build it similar to my older bike, as in machanics i guess i would say?

So help You guys with my build?
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Old 07-25-10, 01:59 PM   #2
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ok um... i forgot to mention cash/ money, as of right now i only have 20 dollars, but (i get allownece) my mom owes me a bike so she will help me out to buy one, so i might have 200 or so maybe more by the time i buy the bike.

I have read some bikes, but i really dont know much, but like i said peferably not front heavy at all! please reply guys, need more info?
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Old 07-25-10, 02:03 PM   #3
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any of these be any good?
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Old 07-25-10, 05:13 PM   #4
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No wonder, you had a Next bike that explains it all. Get something with full chromoly. Most bikes don't even weigh more than 30lbs anyways. Building a bike will cost you a fortune.

If you are looking for a good bike that will take abuse and last for a while you are going to want similar specs like this bike
http://www.danscomp.com/101545.php?cat=BIKES
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Old 07-25-10, 07:43 PM   #5
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i built my bike
it only took a lil over a year and $1,200
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Old 07-26-10, 05:24 PM   #6
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No wonder, you had a Next bike that explains it all. Get something with full chromoly. Most bikes don't even weigh more than 30lbs anyways. Building a bike will cost you a fortune.

If you are looking for a good bike that will take abuse and last for a while you are going to want similar specs like this bike
http://www.danscomp.com/101545.php?cat=BIKES
yeah a fortune is true haha, so i will buy a bike made, and change as i go on to my liking, and hey that bike got me true a crap load haha, its a tough bike no doubt about it but time to give it a rest though, and these are other bikes i have ben told are good

https://www.danscomp.com/101640.php?cat=BIKES#
https://www.danscomp.com/101688.php?cat=BIKES#
http://www.danscomp.com/101478.php?cat=BIKES

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i built my bike
it only took a lil over a year and $1,200
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nice haha was it worth the 1,200? haha i dont think i will drop so much money on a bike in one year
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Old 07-26-10, 06:50 PM   #7
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i would go with the black eye
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Old 07-26-10, 11:06 PM   #8
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yeah a fortune is true haha, so i will buy a bike made, and change as i go on to my liking, and hey that bike got me true a crap load haha, its a tough bike no doubt about it but time to give it a rest though, and these are other bikes i have ben told are good

https://www.danscomp.com/101640.php?cat=BIKES# No
https://www.danscomp.com/101688.php?cat=BIKES# No
http://www.danscomp.com/101478.php?cat=BIKES Yes



nice haha was it worth the 1,200? haha i dont think i will drop so much money on a bike in one year
A build normally costs around that much. Mine did. Well worth it in the end.
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Which is better? To build a bike? or buy a ready made bike?
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Old 07-27-10, 08:11 AM   #10
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It all depends. If you are going to be committed I'd say build it, but in all honesty I'd probably buy a complete first then build it up if I was a beginner. Mainly so you know which parts suit your style more like frame geometry.
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