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Converting 24" BMX to a bar/brewery bike?

Old 07-12-19, 09:04 AM
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Converting 24" BMX to a bar/brewery bike?

I have a new Intense BMX frame/fork I bought originally to build up for a nephew but he wasn't into bikes so it's been in a box in my garage since then. I thought about building it up with basic components to ride to breweries that are in my city.

I know very little about BMX and a little confused by the particular sizing/specs. I think the frame is for 24" wheels, so it's a "pro" frame? Don't know about the top tube length. Another thing I'm confused about is the bottom bracket, I'm assuming I can use an external bearing bottom bracket? Also, the handlebars. Different ones for the various frame sizes? Oh, one more thing - gearing? Do I get a 2 to 1 set up?

Is it not cool to have a regular saddle height or do I have to pedal from a lower saddle? I'm not going to be racing, stunting or jumping (except for curbs). I'm 47 yo. thanks
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Old 07-13-19, 07:41 AM
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I don't know from shinola about these things either, but the questions about saddle height caught my attention. I'm thinking these are typically very small frames, which may make it difficult to rig for "regular saddle height" (or am I confusing these bikes with the aerial trick bikes?). What's the frame's C-T measurement, and how tall are you? And I would think, whether it's "cool" or not, that you would not want to pedal the thing around in their traditional set-up ( the saddle way down low), because that's just a miserable riding position. I'm curious as to how long a seat post you'd need to make it a regular cruiser.
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