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Old 11-25-11, 09:27 PM   #1
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Am I To Big For This Bike??

I found an 09 Eastern ace of spades for sale for 150 dollars, is that a good price? the bike is apparently in mint condition and i will be seeing it before i purchase it. the only real thing that concerns me is that i am 5 foot 10 inches and weigh 220lbs. would i be too big for this bike?
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You posted in the 'start here' thread, and then decided to create a new one with the same post, word for word? Don't double post around here. To answer, what size is the bike? Size of the bike determines whether or not you'll fit. And I would steer clear of Eastern. Personal experience, and that of several friends, has been nothing but failure.

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Old 11-25-11, 10:48 PM   #3
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Im 5'10 and I ride a 55 cm. I suppose I could make either a 54 or 56 work though
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Im 5'10 and I ride a 55 cm. I suppose I could make either a 54 or 56 work though
How does that help him at all? I mean, I'm also 5' 10", I ride a 54cm fixed, and a 20.5 BMX bike, but telling him that doesn't help him one damn bit. Another good question to ask the OP is, whats your inseam?
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This is the bike specs. It has full cromoly frame, handle bar and fork. I feel like $150 is a good price for this as a beginners bike

http://feelbmx.com/bikes/eastern-ace-of-spades-2009

Also I just measured my inseam at about 33 inches, if you could explain what that relates to?

Thanks for the info, I want to have a bike by this weekend and I don't have a budget much over $200.
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Get it. You will be fine. I'm 6' and ride an 18.75" (47.625 cm) flatland bike, a 56 cm roadie and a 57 cm cross bike. It's a bmx bike. Don't over think it.
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Old 11-26-11, 02:17 AM   #7
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Would my weight be an issue? Excessive tire blow-outs? This bike will also be used as transportation would such a small bike be uncomfortable ?
How much harder is it to trick on like a larger cruiser? (Learning basic manuals, bunny hop, 180's)

Im going to my local bike shop tomorrow so im just looking for as much input as possible so I know what to be considering while looking at a bike.
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Old 11-26-11, 07:43 AM   #8
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What kinda transportation are we talking about here, Bentley?

BMX's aren't generally used for commuter transportation. I mean cruising along in the neighborhood is just fine. However, for real distances, you should be looking for another kinda bike in addition to your BMX.

Maybe you would do better to get your commuter bike, first. Then later on get your BMX.

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Nothing really major just going to work and the train station which aren't too far. Im more concerned with the other issues. Also I think I am going to rule out getting a cruiser, I heard its harder to manual and its heavier.

So is 220 to heavy for a full cromoly frame handle bars and fork bike?
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Find a video of Robby Morales. Dude isn't thin as a stick. You'll be fine. And how far away is work/the train station?
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What kinda transportation are we talking about here, Bentley?

BMX's aren't generally used for commuter transportation. I mean cruising along in the neighborhood is just fine. However, for real distances, you should be looking for another kinda bike in addition to your BMX.

Maybe you would do better to get your commuter bike, first. Then later on get your BMX.

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Yes and no.

My primary commuter is a Kona hybrid with 26" tires. My back-up is my son's Haro.

To be honest, I wouldn't reach for the BMX for any double digit rides. I wouldn't have enjoyed my previous 10 mile commute on it. However, my current 3.5 miles via bike is no problem on the Haro. And if it had V-brakes instead of the lame ass U-brake, I'd be real tempted to make it my fair weather bike.
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If you are eight feet tall and weigh over 800 pounds, then yes! You are too big for a BMX bicycle and most other things in life for normal-sized human beings.

However, if you don't exceed the 800 pound weight limit, then you're good to go! Just remember though, "The bigger they come, the harder they fall!" I will warn you right now. Just about everyone falls who rides any kind of bike. People who fall on regular bikes, are ten times more likely to fall on BMX bikes!

BMX will be a great form of exercise for you. It will also help in developing your mental-physical coordination skills. After you've acquired quite a few skills and managed to master several, your self-esteem will grow right along with your self-confidence. At fifteen, I can't tell you how much that will assist you in your personal desire to become a complete, wholesome, and healthy adult.

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So i got the bike today. it only has two pegs on the right side of the bike but whatever i don't really need them right now so i think i might take them off just to balance the bike out better. also sometimes when i try to bunny hop, when i land it sounds/feels like my back rim is hitting the ground..
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maybe then Ill just keep my comments to myself if its just useless dribble.
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^^Your not doing a good job
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So i got the bike today. it only has two pegs on the right side of the bike but whatever i don't really need them right now so i think i might take them off just to balance the bike out better. also sometimes when i try to bunny hop, when i land it sounds/feels like my back rim is hitting the ground..
Make certain that your tires are properly inflated. Otherwise, get bigger and fatter tires!

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maybe then Ill just keep my comments to myself if its just useless dribble. dick!
Dude, read his question again, and then re-read your post. It seriously has nothing helpful to tell him. Which is all that I said. Even the OP stated that it wasn't helpful.

And, OP, whats the max psi rating on the tires?
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Its a BMX section , the seat is secondary, the Races
and the tricks are all done standing on the pedals.


Specialist Trials bicycles never even have a place to put a saddle on them.
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would i be too big for this bike?

no clue, with out seeing the bike.
if its not built for hard stunt riding, you may break it.
there are really oversize axles and 48 spoke 406 wheeks for street stunts, now.

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