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Old 03-11-06, 09:49 PM   #1
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Help on a Cruiser

Hi everyone. I'm new to this forum. I live in Minneapolis and I'm looking for some advice on a bike. I want to build a 24" bmx. I thought I'd have an easy time figuring out what i want, but I realized that i don't know much about bmx. I know alot about mountain bikes and single speeds, but bmx is a whole different world. I want a cruiser that is pretty decent, but i will feel safe locking up outside for a few hours. Its mostly gonna be just a commuter, but I also want it to hold up to quite a bit of abuse. Its gotta be somewhat light, so I want an aluminum frame, decent components, and its gotta look good, but not too good. I need it to have V-brake posts on the rear, I dont need a front brake, and a decent crank set. I'm looking to spend about $600. I'm open to the idea of buying a complete bike and upgrading the components as I figure out more what I want. I've heard alot of good things about s&m and standard frames, but I don't know alot about brands and their reputations. I have been getting really bored with cycling lately and I really need a bike that i can just screw around on while I'm out doing stuff. I just have gotten past the point in biking that i can't ride a crappy bike anymore.

Please any bmx nerds out there help me out! Links, advice, emails..... anything!

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Try eBay.
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thanks for the advice, but the point is that i dont know anything about bmx. i cant search ebay for someone to give me advice on a bmx on ebay. I just need a little input to help me make some kind of decision on a bike.
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Old 03-11-06, 10:24 PM   #4
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Ok, my race bike weighs 25 lbs, but you'd break it riding on the street. You really want to get the cro-mo frame and not worry when you get a little stupid. Several companies make a 24. Check out the Haro Backtrail in 24". I'm pretty sure DK has one too. If you can get hold of the February(?) issue of BMX Plus!, it has a great buyer's guide. As far as a custom build, it can't be done for $600.
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Light bike is only a good thing if you race, or are a flyweight yourself.
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DK makes the General Lee 24" with a CrMo frame.

I don't know if they still make it, but I have the older 24" Fury, which has a 6061 aluminum frame. It's pretty light, but I haven't broken it in the year I've had it (screwed up both hubs and the BB, but they're cheap anyway, and it was fixable)
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Light bike is only a good thing if you race, or are a flyweight yourself.
Did you think before posting that, or are you just using your own personal decisions (ex: motorcycle chain) as a reference?
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Old 03-12-06, 02:34 AM   #8
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Im thinking about ordering the Shadow Conspiracy x Invisible:Man Cruiser. Can someone look it over and let me know what u think for $700? http://www.theshadowconspiracy.com/p...ke/imbike.html
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Ok, my race bike weighs 25 lbs, but you'd break it riding on the street. You really want to get the cro-mo frame and not worry when you get a little stupid. Several companies make a 24. Check out the Haro Backtrail in 24". I'm pretty sure DK has one too. If you can get hold of the February(?) issue of BMX Plus!, it has a great buyer's guide. As far as a custom build, it can't be done for $600.
Yeah I think I was just a little confused... I'm used to my single speed road bike that wieghs 14lbs and my Mtn bike that weighs 22lbs. I wasnt really thinking.. sorry... thanks for your help.
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http://cgi.ebay.com/24-CRUISER-RACE-...QQcmdZViewItem
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$600 should getyou a pretty sweet cruiser all sealed and light. Let us know how it works out.
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I sent this to a few people on the forum, but if anyone can look this over, I'd apprectiate it alot.

If u have a minute will u take a look at the Shadow Conspiracy cruiser for me and see what u think? There are only 300 of them made. I emailed a few people in the company and everyone says they went crazy with the frame and fork. They usually dont make frames, but they had it engineered from outside the company and spent alot on it. I think they are asking $700 for it. Other than that the parts are all listed. pics or it at... http://www.beinghunted.com/v40/revie...ber/index.html

Frame: 100% 4130 Chromo Sanko
Double Butted Tubing
Fork: 100% Chromo
Handle Bar: 2 pc Cruiser Bar
Grips: Shadow Ol’ Dirty
Stem: 06 Shadow Attack
Headset: Shadow Corvus Sealed
Integrated
BB: Euro Sealed
Cranks: 3 pc 4130 Chromo
Sprocket: Shadow 36 T Crowgora
Chain: Shadow Interlock 02
Hubs: Sealed with 16 T Freewheel,
rear 14 mm axle
Seat: Shadow Crow
Seat Post: Shadow 4130 Mean Lite Post
Seat Clamp: Shadow 06 Alfred
Tires: Kenda K-Rad
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Ordering: Pre-books only
Color: All flat black with Gloss Decals.
Weight: 29 lbs
The Shadow Conspiracy x Invisible: Man 24” Cruiser
Limited to 300 units
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Honestly, I wouldn't buy that. That's meant to be more of a collector's item than anything, hence the very small quantity being produced.
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What do people think about the Redline FLight Pro 24?
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its a really good bike but beermans right. (im assuming he was talking about the shadow). it was origionally made more for a collectors thing. (see: april issue of ride)
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I loved my old Redline cruiser, but aluminium frames can FRO.
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What do people think about the Redline FLight Pro 24?
Not for any kind of street.
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