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Old 01-22-03, 04:01 PM
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Im Trying To Get New Bike Plz Help Im A Noob

Hi yall, i just wanna say that im a noob at this bmx thing and i need a bike i kinda into the street riding so is there ANY SUggestions. i am A noob i know nothing and im 15 and i hope its not to late to learn. As i was searching in my basement i have found this old bmx bike. I dont know how old but its been there quite. As i have said i am a noob so i dont know anything the best i can say is the band bar is kinda bended inword also the front of the bike or is it call the fork it has a sticker on it "eaton".
I dont know if i should use it but i try to ride the bike but winters here so i cant do anything ... So if theres any suggestions plez tell me... o yea how heavy should a "street riding" bike should be.....

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Old 01-22-03, 04:06 PM
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your never to old to learn first off.

if your new, any bike will work while you learn how to ride. then after you know how to ride a bit, you will know what kind of bike you want next.

if the bike you have is a bmx bike, it will work just fine. eaton makes fine bikes, but it may just be a sticker on any old bike. but, as i mentioned, it does not matter.

I would take the bike to a shop, if you can and have them give it a once over. just make sure all the bolts are tight and the chain has lube on it and the brakes work. or get your dad, uncle, brother etc to help you.

then start riding it around.....

that's all there is to it. the more you do it, the more you learn.

as for weight, I have a friend who's bike weighs 28 pounds (that's really light for a street bike) and I've owned bikes that were over 41 pounds.

but that's not important. riding around on a little bike is.....

have fun.
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Old 01-23-03, 11:25 AM
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I just weighted the bike that i found in my basement it came in at 25 or so pounds. I dunno if thats correct but is that to light for a bmx street riding bike ? Also i got the bike like long time ago so i dunno much about it. i found some numbers on the bike parts but i dunno wut they are.
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Old 01-23-03, 11:28 AM
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o yea also some of the bike parts are rusted up and yea ... is there any estimate how much is to replace the chain and fix it a bit up and changin the griip ( the grip hurts my hand, made of hard plastic kinda material) .
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it should be fine for now.

are you really big? if your heavy then it may fall apart faster but if your a new rider you have a lot to learn before you will really start to destroy stuff.

you have to call a bike shop to get an estimate.

you can try and do the work yourself.

get some wd-40 and spray the chain down and clean the rims/brake pads with glass cleaner or something.
put some oil or something in the brake cables.....

go pedal the bike around. if it feels ok, ride it....
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i mean like the bike is really small i dont know if it suppose to be like that. I seen ppl ride small bikes but when i ride it its like so small and squishy. Also how do u clean the chain ? how to take it off and how to clean it ? and wut to put on it ? Also wut move should i learn first to start my riding i read this web page sayin u should learn how to balance ur bike with ur brakes on, somethin like that and it said it helps alot after u learn how to. well thanx for replyin to my question.
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well first, how big are you? are you tall? are you heavy?

to clean the chain you can leave it on the bike.

flip the bike upsidedown.
take some wd-40 or other solvent and drip it on the chain while you crank the cranks w/ your free hand.
take a rag and wipe off the excess. then put some oil or something on it. you can leave it w/ just the wd-40 on it but it will dry it out pretty fast.


look at the side of the tires. do they say they are 20 inch tires? they may be 18 inch tires.

for tricks, just go ride it. try to wheelie, try to bunny hop, jump off curbs. just pedal around. if you new, all of this will seem hard.
try to balance without rolling, like you mentioned.

just ride around. once you start to feel like you can ride off curbs ok, and wheelie for a few parking spots then start working on some other stunts.

www.bmxtrix.com has some good tutorials. check em out.
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o thanx well im just a 5"7 130 pound guy . Also when i try to pop the front wheel up i kinda scared of fallin back so yea i dont get my front wheel high enough to go on curb any suggestions .. to get pass this ?
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Old 01-23-03, 12:49 PM
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practice....

you will fall down. wear a helmet if you want.

just have fun. that's the main point in riding anyways.

try and find some others that ride in your town and pedal around w/ them.
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Nah lol all ma friends are like so into computer games and stuff i just wanna try somethin new. So i think im all alone lol O yea i live in canada ontarion toronto
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Nah lol all ma friends are like so into computer games and stuff i just wanna try somethin new. So i think im all alone lol O yea i live in canada ontarion toronto
And you point. There is a pretty big urban scene in TO. Hell they hold full fledged flat land comps. There is no jumping that I know of but there is definately some skilled riders in TO.
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Sure there is but u think i will b ridin with em lol i dont think so ..... well then i think im all alone then heheh:confused:
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I don't care where you live, the sport is so popular now that there are riders in everytown.

you have to find them.

go to www.bmxtrix.com and join that forum. ask if people are from your town.

go to the bike shop and find people.
go to the skatepark/bikepark and find people.

they exist, trust me.
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aight guyz i will start riding when the snow calms down lol it so cold outside when i try to wash the old bike the water start to turn to ice on ma bike HEHEH lol
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