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DrunkGhettoPimp 05-22-03 03:40 PM

Help me choose a bike
 
im 13 and am in desperate need of a new bike. I only have about $150 max to spend and i want a semi light bike that can do all the basic tricks (wheelies, go off jumps, endos). I have no idea what to get cuz the only bike i have had for the last 2 years is a crappy huffy i won!!! My parents would never chip in for a bike but now i got enough money.

please give me a website or just a name of a good affordable bike.


thx :beer:

shokhead 05-22-03 05:48 PM

Try going to a lbs and tell them how much you have and see what happens.Maybe pay and work or they may know of something for you and the right size.

DrunkGhettoPimp 05-22-03 06:32 PM

lol i almost owed my mom $100 for a new window
i busted it wiht a baseball....so i put rubber gloves on so i wouldnt cut my arm and punched out the rest of the window....now w hen she says "i know you broke the window playing baseball" i can make her look stupid and go.....how could a little round baseball break out a perfectly square shape in the winder


hope it works lol

Pete Clark 05-22-03 07:09 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by DrunkGhettoPimp
im 13 and am in desperate need of a new bike. I only have about $150 max to spend and i want a semi light bike that can do all the basic tricks (wheelies, go off jumps, endos). I have no idea what to get cuz the only bike i have had for the last 2 years is a crappy huffy i won!!! My parents would never chip in for a bike but now i got enough money.

please give me a website or just a name of a good affordable bike.

Save another $150 and go with a Giant.

Spire 05-22-03 07:48 PM

I second Pete Clarks advice, save more money and get something quality. I think you'll thank youself in the long run.

DrunkGhettoPimp 05-22-03 08:20 PM

i only get 5$ a week and im always in debt for something....this is as high as i tihnk i can go lol

ChiliDog 05-22-03 09:37 PM

At your age you can earn some more money. Mow yards, wash cars, get a paper route, offer to do odd jobs for elderly who have no other help. There's ways to make money if you want to work.

shokhead 05-23-03 07:49 AM

Paper route,lol.Kids dont get those anymore.You need a car.

Cadd 05-23-03 11:05 AM

You could work P/T at a local deli or supermarket after school.....you should be a Freshman right?

You can rake in $50/week easily.

DrunkGhettoPimp 05-24-03 01:37 PM

Nope....im 13...thats 7th grade. I cant mow lawns because i live in the middle of the woods with no neighbors lol. I cant get a job till im 14 and i would b VERY lucky if i even got a job then

Pete Clark 05-24-03 04:43 PM

DrunkGhettoPimp (DGP)

If I were your Dad and I had the spare cash, I'd spring for you.

:beer:

DrunkGhettoPimp 05-24-03 06:14 PM

lol thx.............my parents rnt that way (i dont wanna say much but they would rather be smoking a joint with that money)

Pete Clark 05-24-03 06:19 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by DrunkGhettoPimp
lol thx.............my parents rnt that way (i dont wanna say much but they would rather be smoking a joint with that money)
But you'd rather be riding...

Hm, I wonder which is a better use of funds...

chip 05-24-03 07:11 PM

I know those B.M.X bicycles can get pretty expensive...200...300..400...500..600..700
what to do

DrunkGhettoPimp 05-25-03 07:03 AM

o man lol............. this is gonna take a while lol

i wanted to get a bike for this summer lol

Guest 05-25-03 02:25 PM

Can you check into neighborhood programs and see what they've got for kids with bike programs?

We have a program here in Chicago where kids learn how to fix and maintain bikes, and the community will donate bikes for the cause. The kids learn how to build the bikes and fix them up, then they get to keep the bike. Kids need to be under 18 to qualify for the program.

Check with the nearest big city to where you are. Perhaps you'll find something in that area. It wouldn't be a new bike, but it would be your own bike, and free, as long as you attended the workshops and built it on your own.

Ebbtide 05-26-03 10:47 AM

I don't know how feasible this will be in your rural sounding area, but if you have a "Trading Times" magazine in your area, and you can swallow a little "new bike pride", consider picking up some thing used.

Some possibilities may include late model $400.00 dollar bikes (only 150.00 for you) that are gently used and being sold to fund some other oft' not thought through purchase. I must admit I am a cheap skate and have benefited from somone else's "impulse buy" more than once, and have some nice bikes to prove it :D

I think you had a good idea about asking questions and thinking about this important purchase. Good luck in your decision.

Hope this helps,

ehenz

danr 05-26-03 03:38 PM

You should pay for that window first. Nothing irritates me more than seeing people not take responsibility for things they have done.

Have you tried pawn shops?

iamlucky13 05-27-03 10:22 AM

A cheap huffy is better than nothing. I rode mine for 7 or 8 years.
Where do you live? There are always people looking for someone who will work for a day or two doing manual labor in my area. I don't think I got paid minumum wage when I was 13, but it was money. The work I did included yardwork, clearing lots, housesitting, and lots and lots of bucking hay. It was all hard work, but if you work hard, people may be willing to recommend you in a couple of years when you are looking for a part-time job.
Good Luck

DrunkGhettoPimp 05-27-03 05:34 PM

i looked into the bike program.......no luck i told what happened to the window and just have to work it off : ( o well i guess i deserve it

DrunkGhettoPimp 05-27-03 05:35 PM

i had a bad experience wiht a huffy once..... anyway i wanted a big i could do some tricks off of and maybe go off some jumps without the thing collapsing.... nothing to pricy though....like 200 TOPS


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