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Old 02-05-05, 09:47 AM   #1
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bike for small girl

I got a friend she is 4' 9'' about 90 pounds. She is real small. She bought a GT performer 2004 I think (yellow). Anyway I wanted to buy a bmx bike to play around on, and she really wants a smaller lighter one. So does anyone know a small bmx bike for a person of this size around the same price range of the GT performer. I think what we might do is I buy a bike that would be better for her and we shall trade. So any sugestions would be really appreciated..


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Old 02-05-05, 05:15 PM   #2
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Hoffman makes a bike with 18" wheels that can be converted to 20" when the person wants, forget what it's called though.. that should certainly do the trick.
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Old 02-06-05, 07:21 AM   #3
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i only wanna say this:

encourage your friend ALOT!! we all need it when we start out.
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Old 02-06-05, 08:38 AM   #4
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thanks for your help, Me and her are looking at some Hoffman's...

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My nephew is age 8, and weighs about sixty pounds. He fits well on his Giant "Modem G", with 20 inch wheels. The cranks are way too long for his four foot height and little legs, but that does not seem to bother him. The chro-moly steel frame and beefy wheels cause the Modem to weigh at least 30 pounds, which is half his body weight. (That is like me riding a 100 pound bike...yikes).

However, the bikes that weigh a lot less than 30 pounds are either cheap, flimsy models, or mega-expensive models with aluminum frames. The weight does not bother him while riding (and I'm the one that has to pick the bike up and carry it into the house...not him).

What I like about the Modem is that it uses "standard" size tires and tubes that are easy to find, and that it is absolutely "bullet proof". My nephew thinks it is fun to ride at full speed along a loading dock, and fly off the end of the dock and see how far he and the bike can go before landing in the parking lot. His "flying" lessons have given him a bruise or two, but the bike and wheels remain "as good as new".

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how high is the loading dock?
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Old 02-06-05, 12:33 PM   #7
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My nephew is age 8, and weighs about sixty pounds. He fits well on his Giant "Modem G", with 20 inch wheels. The cranks are way too long for his four foot height and little legs, but that does not seem to bother him. The chro-moly steel frame and beefy wheels cause the Modem to weigh at least 30 pounds, which is half his body weight. (That is like me riding a 100 pound bike...yikes).

However, the bikes that weigh a lot less than 30 pounds are either cheap, flimsy models, or mega-expensive models with aluminum frames. The weight does not bother him while riding (and I'm the one that has to pick the bike up and carry it into the house...not him).

What I like about the Modem is that it uses "standard" size tires and tubes that are easy to find, and that it is absolutely "bullet proof". My nephew thinks it is fun to ride at full speed along a loading dock, and fly off the end of the dock and see how far he and the bike can go before landing in the parking lot. His "flying" lessons have given him a bruise or two, but the bike and wheels remain "as good as new".

yeah but your eight year old nephew will grow stronger and bigger as his skills improve, esentially allowing him to grow into the bike. This girl is 21 and not going anywhere hight or weight wise. So it would probably be better for her to play around on a smaller bike from the get go. Thanks for your input though...

I think we have pretty much decided on the hoffman bikes rythem 18...going to check it out this week. Anyone play around on one of these. Looks like a cool bike.

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However, the bikes that weigh a lot less than 30 pounds are either cheap, flimsy models, or mega-expensive models with aluminum frames.
Not really. My bike weighs about 26 and has a chromoly frame.
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Not really. My bike weighs about 26 and has a chromoly frame.

Man, nice bike Beerman, what kind is it? Did you make it custom, or just customize it? Because my bike is around 32ish, and sometimes I wish it was lighter.
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It's a chromoly 2-Hip Pork with magnesium parts and plastic wheels.
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It's a chromoly 2-Hip Pork with magnesium parts and plastic wheels.
Four questions:

1) Won't plastic wheels break or crack easily?

2) Are magnesium parts as strong as cromoly or aluminum?

3) What is a 2-Hip Pork? Is that what the bike is called?

4) What brand is your bike?

Thanks, but I've just never heard of a 2-Hip Pork, and I don't know much about magnesium parts although I've heard of them.
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I'm not even going to justify that response by answering the questions at hand. So, here's a picture of my friend Cody icepicking a dumpster.

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I'm not even going to justify that response by answering the questions at hand. So, here's a picture of my friend Cody icepicking a dumpster.


That's a cool pic, but you still didn't anwser my questions. You don't have to of course, but I don't see a reason not to. And also in that pic, your friend cody's bike, is that yours or is it his? Because he does not have plastic wheels.
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Cody is riding Pat's bike, Pat is standing in the background, and I'm using Cody's bike as a camera tripod for taking the photo.

Do you even think before asking these questions, by the way?
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Cody is riding Pat's bike, Pat is standing in the background, and I'm using Cody's bike as a camera tripod for taking the photo.

Do you even think before asking these questions, by the way?
Ok, thanks for clearing up the friends bikes thing. But why the hell did you ask me that dumb question? Of course I think before I ask my questions, none of the questions I asked you implied that I didn't think before I asked them. If you don't want to anwser me then just say so and get it over with. I was just curious about some part materials that I didn't know much about, is there anything wrong with that?
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Ok, thanks for clearing up the friends bikes thing. But why the hell did you ask me that dumb question? Of course I think before I ask my questions, none of the questions I asked you implied that I didn't think before I asked them. If you don't want to anwser me then just say so and get it over with. I was just curious about some part materials that I didn't know much about, is there anything wrong with that?

I would be interested in his questions also...don't see the big deal here?

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I would be interested in his questions also...don't see the big deal here?

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Interested in Beermans odd question, is that what you mean?
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Four questions:

1) Won't plastic wheels break or crack easily?

2) Are magnesium parts as strong as cromoly or aluminum?

3) What is a 2-Hip Pork? Is that what the bike is called?

4) What brand is your bike?

Thanks, but I've just never heard of a 2-Hip Pork, and I don't know much about magnesium parts although I've heard of them.
The brand of his frame is 2-HIp, the model is Pork

ive never seen plastic wheels, and i beleive magnesium parts are about = in strenght but not sure
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Interested in Beermans odd question, is that what you mean?
nope. Interested in the questions you asked beerman. I saw another post of his today... Didn't make sense there either. Something about spray paint isle.

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he's joking you as**oles
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I cannot spot blatantly obvious sarcasm.
Thanks for clarifying that.
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The brand of his frame is 2-HIp, the model is Pork

ive never seen plastic wheels, and i beleive magnesium parts are about = in strenght but not sure
Thanks.
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Thanks for clarifying that.
Hey, how the hell did you get it to quote something I didn't even say?! And I'm sorry if I couldn't spot your joke, I was tired at the time, there's no reason to make fun of me.
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ive seen plastic wheels but i think that was a kuhara (some japanese bike). ive broken more steel wheels than mags.
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Mags suck, not some mags, or specific brands... all mags suck.

Except maybe motomags

Flyboy, right before you ask a question go to www.google.com and type in what you want to know.

For example: http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=2-hip+pork

Wow, amazing.
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