Join Date: Sep 2013
Bikes: 2008 Mongoose Teocali Comp (with some upgrades), 2010 Mongoose Tyax Elite, Apollo EX10* hybrid (cheapo commuter bike)
Scrap or worth fixing?
Basically I've picked up a standard 20" BMX that was put out as scrap to see whether I could fix it on the cheap; I've always wanted one but all my cash goes into the MTB and commuter, so can't justify buying a new one.
It's a diamondback, the frame has some surface rust and is missing most the paint but I can do a fair job at stripping and respraying it myself. The headset seems loose so will guess that it needs a full replacement; Might attempt this but haven't before. Also the front wheel is buckled, so would be getting new wheels and tyres. Oh and the chain is rusty so will get one of them.
Coupled with other little bits like grips, pegs and pedals, is it worth doing the work to it? Looking at the parts it could easily cost as much as a basic new BMX, but I could end up with something better quality than that if the parts are sourced carefully? Might end up selling it on after a while to recoup some money if I dont use it enough, so I don't know if a 'custom built' bike would fetch more or less than a factory one with similar spec parts.
Will maybe post a pic of the base BMX later, but just wanted people's thoughts.
ETA: the benefit cost wise is I can slowly build it over time rather than paying full cost in one go, but if its not worth the hassle then so be it!
Last edited by heners54; 09-27-13 at 01:06 PM.
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