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Old 09-21-06, 05:24 PM
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Looking to buy a BMX

Hi I have a nice cruiser and I want a nice not to expencive BMX bike. I like my friends BMX bike; its not painted, has twice the amount of spokes, and instead of footbrakes it has handbrakes. Can someone direct me to buy a nice probably used bike. Preferrably with pegs. I love doing tricks but the sissy bar on my old 20" keeps messing everything up.

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Old 09-21-06, 07:46 PM
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jerry ball?
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Old 09-21-06, 08:11 PM
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NO I just want to buy a bike and am asking for advice. I don't know Jerry Ball in any way. Please you were n00bs once too. Just tell me some good brands.
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Old 09-21-06, 08:14 PM
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Usually, we ask about budget first.
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About $50 - $100
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Yeah, that should get you some nice pegs, and a burger.
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Are you serious or is that sarcasm?
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I just bought a used bike that is probably 6-7 years old. I got it for $150 without pegs. I had to turn around and stick new tires on it also. Not sure if your going to be able to get much for $50-$100. But keep an eye on your local Craigslist and you may get lucky, that's where I found mine.
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Are you serious or is that sarcasm?
Do you want a decent bike, or one for $50-100?
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I said used not new. It depends on how much a "decent bike" costs.
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depends what you call a decent bike. but you will struggle to get a functional bike for 50-100 dollars. paying money like that maybe look for a haro or mongoose.
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Hmmm. I did see a 1979 Mongoose on ebay for $116 a while back. Cast motomags!
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I have a 5 year old or so Haro, with pegs and rotator brake. The wheels are shot and there is a bit of rust. I figure $70 as is, but you would have to come up with wheels. I just saw a bike at the AMVETS second hand store. It had good wheels, but the seat tube was shot.

Sounds like you are more into tricks than racing, so this type of thing might be ok.

It looks something like this--
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maximan.... I'll sell you a haro x2, it's an 04 or 03 I don't remember I'll have to check. It needs tires and headset spacers.
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Originally Posted by dirtjumper101
depends what you call a decent bike. but you will struggle to get a functional bike for 50-100 dollars. paying money like that maybe look for a haro or mongoose.
What is so bad about haros?
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maximan.... I'll sell you a haro x2, it's an 04 or 03 I don't remember I'll have to check. It needs tires and headset spacers.
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Originally Posted by slagjumper
I have a 5 year old or so Haro, with pegs and rotator brake. The wheels are shot and there is a bit of rust. I figure $70 as is, but you would have to come up with wheels. I just saw a bike at the AMVETS second hand store. It had good wheels, but the seat tube was shot.

Sounds like you are more into tricks than racing, so this type of thing might be ok.

It looks something like this--
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Are you making an offer?
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maximan.... I'll sell you a haro x2, it's an 04 or 03 I don't remember I'll have to check. It needs tires and headset spacers.
Carbon fiber, I hope.
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Originally Posted by maximan1
Where are you located?
Hampshire
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Carbon fiber, I hope.
it is chromoly
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Originally Posted by racersk66
it is chromoly
Headset speacers, you knob!
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Originally Posted by Expatriate
Headset speacers, you knob!
hahaha yeh carbon fiber.
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