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    Junior Member CrustyMcLovin's Avatar
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    Beach Cruiser BMX conversion.. PART 2

    I am in the midst of converting an old beach cruiser into a wonky BMX thing and my next upgrade is going be the rear wheel. Currently I have a 26" cheapo wheel with a coaster brake. I've already mounted a v-brake so I want to get rid of the wheel with the coaster brake and get a more responsive hub. I don't remember the extract spacing of the rear drop-outs but I'm thinking I remember that being 120mm. Ideally looking for something which accepts a thread-on freewheel. Oh and definitely want something cheap and since this is just for cruising it doesn't need to be too tough. If anyone has any recommendations I'd love to see them.

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    120 mm is the spacing used for wheels designed to take a 5 speed hub, which will have the threading for a freewheel.

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    I'd like a tutorial on how to turn my bike into a BMW please. I could use one of those to fund quite a few bikes and projects.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lukester78 View Post
    I'd like a tutorial on how to turn my bike into a BMW please. I could use one of those to fund quite a few bikes and projects.
    Ewww, them's Cherman cars. Nice motorbikes though (loved my K100RS). They've probably done pushies too (cue google-man).

    Luke, what are you going to use this bike for? Stunts? Racing? Being a Wally-in-charge-of-a-treddly?

    You should get around the issue of BMX bikes not fitting adults too well.
    I had a good bike ... so I FIXED it

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    Quote Originally Posted by europa View Post
    Ewww, them's Cherman cars. Nice motorbikes though (loved my K100RS). They've probably done pushies too (cue google-man).

    Luke, what are you going to use this bike for? Stunts? Racing? Being a Wally-in-charge-of-a-treddly?

    You should get around the issue of BMX bikes not fitting adults too well.
    I'm slightly confused by your post, so I'll just go ahead and say that my comment was entirely sarcastic and not relevant to anything except the op's accidental typing of BMW instead of BMX

    And I assume the questions in your comment are directed at the op. If not, I'm even more confused.

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    BMWS are indeed made in Germany, that being the point of my comment which was following on from yours. I did screw up the name though, thinking the OPs name was Luke. Sorry about that, I'll now crawl back into my box
    I had a good bike ... so I FIXED it

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    LOL you guys are funny. Thanks for the replies!

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