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    Looking for a BMX in Portugal

    Hey guys!
    I'm from Portugal and i'm looking for a BMX.
    I don't want to spend lot's of money but i really want a good and resistant bike.
    Could you help me?
    I'm sorry about my english. I'm not sure if I wrote everything well.
    Thanks

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    Well, it depends on a few things. What type of riding do you plan on doing with it? Also, what sort of budget did you have in mind? That will help get the ball rolling with recommendations that you could actually afford.
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    The brake lever is on the handlebars, so no one can complain about that.
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    I just ordered a bike from WinStanleyBMX in UK, they seem to have some Eastern models on clearance list at -50%.

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    I want to ride in the street or in bike parks.
    I didn't want to spent more than 350€ (almost 460$)

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    It seems to be good bikes but i'm newbie in that stuff and i don't feel safe to take bikes from far countrys..

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    Man, pretty much any place that has a decent stock is going to cost a fortune to ship to you. Take a look at Danscomp.com to get an idea what bikes you like. Almost all of the brands they stock will be decent starter bikes. And then from there, you can head on in to a shop near you and try to figure something out.
    Quote Originally Posted by seau grateau View Post
    The brake lever is on the handlebars, so no one can complain about that.
    Quote Originally Posted by Scrodzilla View Post
    If that was my house and you put your stupid bike in my flower garden to take a picture, I would come outside in my underwear and light you on fire.

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    You must be right..
    But, can you sugest me some cheap good bmx brands?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sousa View Post
    It seems to be good bikes but i'm newbie in that stuff and i don't feel safe to take bikes from far countrys..
    The bike from WS should be here on Monday, so I can report if it came out ok Their shipping for a bike is 20 GBP. In any case, the last year models (2012) are cheap now.

    For good quality bike, I understand you should look for bike that says "full chromoly frame and fork", as this is the good steel. "Hi-Ten" is the cheaper steel. Some cheap bikes have one tube chromoly and other tubes cheap steel, so that's why "full/100%" .

    I think 99% of bike brands are ok. Bicycles are not that difficult to make! If the materials and parts are ok, it's probably a decent bike.

    EDIT: I actually recieved the bike from WinStanley today. No problems with the shipment.
    Last edited by proileri; 04-12-13 at 07:45 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sousa View Post
    You must be right..
    But, can you sugest me some cheap good bmx brands?
    Good and cheap should hardly ever be in the same sentence. I went that route for one of my bikes, and it was a mistake. If it seems that you don't have enough money for a half decent bike right now, then you need to wait just a little longer, and save up for one. It will be very much worth it to do so.
    Quote Originally Posted by seau grateau View Post
    The brake lever is on the handlebars, so no one can complain about that.
    Quote Originally Posted by Scrodzilla View Post
    If that was my house and you put your stupid bike in my flower garden to take a picture, I would come outside in my underwear and light you on fire.

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    WS it's cool?
    It's easy buy one to Portugal?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sousa View Post
    WS it's cool?
    It's easy buy one to Portugal?
    The only way to know would be for you to contact them yourself. He's in the UK, so why would he know how much shipping would cost?
    Quote Originally Posted by seau grateau View Post
    The brake lever is on the handlebars, so no one can complain about that.
    Quote Originally Posted by Scrodzilla View Post
    If that was my house and you put your stupid bike in my flower garden to take a picture, I would come outside in my underwear and light you on fire.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sousa View Post
    WS it's cool?
    It's easy buy one to Portugal?
    Yeah, it's all very easy inside EU. You pay with credit card, but otherwise it's like buying inside Portugal through mail.

    No problems with WinStanley, they seem to be a pretty large BMX company - I haven't found other good stores in Europe. I got the postal tracking code one day after ordering, took about a week and a half to get the bike to Finland.

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