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Old 05-07-08, 05:31 PM   #1
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Back to the basics..

Hello everyone,

i'm back to the world of BMX after 9 years. i recently started a project on my daily driver car (custom turbo) and decided to pick up a BMX for my 3 mile commute. i've ridden pretty much everything out there (road/mountain/bmx) in the past and decided i like the idea of a smaller "lightweight" bike rather than a heavy mountainbike or expensive roadbike.

so i did a dumb thing. i bought a Target bike. a Tony Hawk (lol, doesn't he skate, not bike? i asked the salesman at the store "what's tony hawk doing making BMX bikes?" to which he replied "he's making money!"). anyway, the bike was plain horrible. it was a good concept, 3 piece crank, gyro brake components, nice looking, but was 38Lbs, which i shaved down to 36 by dumping the pegs/reflectors/chainguard. the tire sidewalls were soft, and i pinched 3 tubes in the 2 months i rode it.

anyway (thankfully?) it was stolen a week ago and sold to a guy who works down the street from me (and it's not worth my life to go get it back, he's one of those "kill you for looking at him" ghettofab a-holes).

wow, i'm typing a lot.. let me wrap this up. i just purchased a BlackEye Drifter today from danscomp and am looking forward to modding it, probably frame first once i can afford it.

glad to be here!

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Old 05-07-08, 05:33 PM   #2
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Hi Tamago--nice intro!

Welcome to BF, and feel free to PM me with any questions !

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Old 05-07-08, 06:26 PM   #3
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thank you sir!

to any of you into cars.. here's my other moneypit

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Oh, you need to head to Foo for that!

Foo is where we discuss all sorts of off topic stuff (look for it down near the bottom of the index page).

P.S., that's 'ma'am' ...

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Oh, you need to head to Foo for that!

Foo is where we discuss all sorts of off topic stuff (look for it down near the bottom of the index page).

P.S., that's 'ma'am' ...

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my apologies! i for some reason didn't catch the "lanky lass" in your profile
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my apologies! i for some reason didn't catch the "lanky lass" in your profile
Not a problem! By the way, the 'Lanky' refers to where I was born (in Lancashire, England), rather than me being tall .

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