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Old 11-02-18, 07:06 PM
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Too old to BMX

How old is too old to ride BMX/Race BMX ?


I hear that someone in their 80ís has raced recently. Thatís a strong person. Awesome.
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Old 11-03-18, 04:01 AM
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A person is never too old,...it's all about being active & enjoying the ride!
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When getting anywhere, pedalling always standing on the pedals , all the time,
is no fun anymore..

I think the X games stunt guys age out .. when they can't do it anymore..

Health insurance, for patching you back together on your parent's policy ,
has an age limit... 26?
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Originally Posted by fietsbob View Post
When getting anywhere, pedalling always standing on the pedals , all the time,
is no fun anymore..

I think the X games stunt guys age out .. when they can't do it anymore..

Health insurance, for patching you back together on your parent's policy ,
has an age limit... 26?
funny

i tend to think just get out there and do it (do it responsibly)
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BMX wheels (20" 406) but more gears and higher seat to sit don and pedal
and bars, at a comfortable height
is a feature BMX bikes lack.

[but Mini Velos (& my Bike Friday travel bike) Offers]

But I don't Jump it..

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Old 11-03-18, 08:08 PM
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Bmx is not like road in that manner. Long distance is not the point. But most older now go 24/26/29 and collect their childhood or grails. Although a fair share still do FS on 20".
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I’m turning 41 in a couple weeks and I just bought my first bmx bike since I was in junior high school. I don’t get too crazy on it but it’s helping me with bike control in the air and that’s transferring over to my mountain bike as well. I never thought I could have so much fun by spending $400.
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46, race about 30 BMX races a year on both 20" and 24" bikes.

There are a ton of ultra competitive guys in their 40's and 50's who race. About age 60 is where the numbers drop off.
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46, race about 30 BMX races a year on both 20" and 24" bikes.

There are a ton of ultra competitive guys in their 40's and 50's who race. About age 60 is where the numbers drop off.
Good to know. You are an inspiration for us old guys.
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46, race about 30 BMX races a year on both 20" and 24" bikes.

There are a ton of ultra competitive guys in their 40's and 50's who race. About age 60 is where the numbers drop off.
Thank you!!!
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Originally Posted by fietsbob View Post
BMX wheels (20" 406) but more gears and higher seat to sit don and pedal
and bars, at a comfortable height
is a feature BMX bikes lack.
Started with a midschool frame (when they still ha decently large chainring) added tall post and bolted a cruiser seat atop.

Still working on the gears part eyeing a Nexus or Sturmey IGH but haven't seen one yet come by here with a 20" wheel; some kiddie bikes do use them.

BMX frame is just too strong to be coldset wider, only got OLW about 100mm
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I'm 58. I no longer race, but I ride my 26" BMX cruiser a couple thousand miles a year. I own a lot of other bikes, but I'll be a BMXer until the grave!


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Most everyone on old school bmx FB pages is 40+, many ride and race. The Museum, Retro BMX riders and 24/26/29 cruisers (bmx) are good places to check out of you haven't.
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