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    What to buy

    I am new to BMXing and I like to Dirt Jump and Street Ride, I can already 360 jump after a week of bmxing on a POS BMX. The wheel is F**KD now so i figure its time for a new bike. What are the differences between a Street and dirtjump bike besides the tyres? I have seen a few cheap mongoose villans and mischiefs for sale 2nd hand. I see there is a range of cheap Giant bikes out now. Are they any good?
    Any other recomendations of cheap BMXs would be appreciated. I also live in New Zealand so buying a bike online is pointless because of high shiping costs.
    Cheers - Ben

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    You might want to mailorder from these guys, as they're based in Australia: http://www.totalbmx.com.au/totalbmx/...mxwelcome.html

    Go into the catalog, and look for completes. I'd recommend either a Fit Pro or Team.; the higher grade Specialized's are good as well, but they're unavailable for some reason.

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    if uwant a new bike u could buy it from www.strictlybmx.com u can get a bike and it will be sent for free and i buy most of my stuff from there

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    Quote Originally Posted by josh_3
    if uwant a new bike u could buy it from www.strictlybmx.com u can get a bike and it will be sent for free and i buy most of my stuff from there


    what form of currency do australians use, because on that website theres a logic frame that costs almost $500

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    THew pound or australian dollar i think

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    Hello another kiwi thank god taht i'm not the only one around here! I have 2004 Gaint Rythym and they are tough strong reliable bike I haven't damaged anything.
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    Is the giants frame full cromoly? Anything brocken on it yet?

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    So out of the Modem and the Rythem Giants. Which would suit my riding best.
    Street and Dirt Jumping. Plus I dont want the frame to be as heavy as a truck.

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    Rythym has:

    colour: Raw
    user: Entry level dirt jumper
    frame: New 2003 Dirt Jump Style Frame
    cranks: 3 piece crankset
    rims: 48H Alloy Rims
    brakes: Rear U-Brakes
    stem: 4 bolt Ahead Headstem
    pedals: Alloy Platform Pedals
    other: 1 front/1 rear peg

    Modem has:

    colour: Prima Grey
    user: Entry level street/ramp rider
    frame: New 2003 Street/Ramp Style Frame
    cranks: 3 piece crankset
    rims: 48H Alloy Rims
    brakes: Front and Rear U-Brakes, Odyssey Rotor front
    stem: 4 bolt Ahead Headstem
    pedals: Alloy Platform Pedals
    other: 2 Front + 2 rear pegs
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    2005 Marin Northside Trail
    2004 Giant Rythym
    2004 Specialized Hard Rock Sport (Gone! traded for a new bike)

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    Only diffrence is what they are used for and the modem has 2 pegs on front and rear which the rythym doesn't and the modem has Odyssey Rotor Front which the Rythym doesn't. hope this helps.
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    Scince you hav one could you tell me if the pedals are replacable pined. I hate those ones with crapy built in pins.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beerman
    Go into the catalog, and look for completes. I'd recommend either a Fit Pro or Team.; the higher grade Specialized's are good as well, but they're unavailable for some reason.
    Why do people like the fit team? They have 10mm front axels dont they, isnt 10mm ment to be crap?
    My friends got a '05 fuse 3 specialized and its prety cool but i only intend to be spending about half or less if possible than a fuse 3 is worth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IggyPop
    . The wheel is F**KD now so i figure its time for a new bike.
    Just for future referance, if one of your wheels gets messed up you do not replace the whole bike. You might not even replace the whole whell, maybe a truing or something. I guess if it was a crappy bike all together then thers no reason to try and fix it I guess.

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    try a S&M
    Last edited by bmxinvasion; 01-21-05 at 08:40 PM. Reason: adding info

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    Yea i know how to true a wheel. I have built a few wheels too. I just cant find my spoke key and yea my bike is a POS. 1piece crank, walmart rims, plastic grips, 12mm axels, no brakes...

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    Quote Originally Posted by IggyPop
    Why do people like the fit team? They have 10mm front axels dont they, isnt 10mm ment to be crap?
    I know three riders out of about fifty who still use a 14mm axle on the front. If it bends, make sure to replace it with a hardened axle (Kink, Standard).

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    i dont even know anyone who still uses a 14mm front.

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