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    Older newbie

    Hi all,

    I need a bit of advice, Im 31, I have a 4 year old boy who is mad about scootering. I live in the UK and regularly visit my local outdoor skate park and watch my son ride around. I want to get myself a BMX and give it a try so it will be something we can do together. I have a budget of 500, I am 6 feet tall and weigh 14 Stone. Just wanna know what complete BMX's you guys would suggest?

    Thanks for any advice

    Andy

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    I know that Redline makes frame and completes with pretty long top-tubes. Are you looking to ride or race? Also what size a 20", 24" or 26"?
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    Being that tall, find a bike that has a TT length of at least 21". How much does that budget end up being in USD?
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    The brake lever is on the handlebars, so no one can complain about that.
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    If the OP's budget of 500 is in British Pounds (GBP), then according to the conversion to USD at coinmill.com, then that would be $796.10.
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    *long low whistle* Thats a pretty good starting block on a complete. OP, do you wanna go 20, 24, or 26?
    Quote Originally Posted by seau grateau View Post
    The brake lever is on the handlebars, so no one can complain about that.
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    Well considering your budget is fairly liberal you should focus on getting a BMX that is your size much bigger than most off the show room floor models. You will need a bike with a heavier better built 22" or 23" frame the majority of BMX's are 18" or19" frames made for kids not larger adults. For your purposes you want a competition vert model considering your size and budget.

    http://www.ebicycles.com/bicycle-too....8&b=Calculate

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    Wrong. 'Most bikes are 18" or 19"' is horse****. The 'standard' is 20.5, and at 6 ft tall, all he would need is a 21", 21.5" tops.
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    The brake lever is on the handlebars, so no one can complain about that.
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    I'm 6'0 and a 20.75 feels fine.

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