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Old 10-17-06, 06:58 PM
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am i going to hurt myself using this bike?

i won a bmx bike and it arrived today.

i'm pretty sure it's really crappy, but i just want to know from you guys where i'm at with it and if i need to change anything before riding.


here are pics:




cheap wellgo's






at least i've heard of alex rims. are these good?






at least i've heard of cane creek.


tires seem fine
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Old 10-17-06, 06:59 PM
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it says "prowheel"



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Old 10-17-06, 07:02 PM
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Doesnt seem to bad, I would ride it.
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Old 10-17-06, 07:07 PM
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Yeah seems like a decent complete, I'd just loose the GTA stickers haha.
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Old 10-17-06, 07:13 PM
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yeah the stickers are awful.

i was leaving them on so that if you guys said the whole bike sucked so bad i shouldn't even bother, i was going to sell it.

but if you guys think it's ridable, and it's not going to break in half, then i'll peel the stickers and ride it. i'll just upgrade stuff if it breaks. hopefully that's not soon.
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Old 10-17-06, 07:41 PM
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haha, did you win it from rockstar (the game company) ?

its not a bad bike
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Old 10-17-06, 07:50 PM
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yes, i did win it from rockstar.
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Ya, it seems like a good complete.

Now you can start BMXing and not "urban mountian biking."
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Old 10-17-06, 08:01 PM
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What's wrong with GTA stickers? It's a sick game.
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Originally Posted by GunzOfSteel 921
What's wrong with GTA stickers? It's a sick game.
sick game, but it's kind of corny with all the stickers on the bike.
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For a GTA bike, you almost expect it to come brakeless... (although it is illegal, but hey, so is stealing cars and killing cops)
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haha
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It's not illegal in canada. My local shop sells a few completes that come stock brakeless. I think as long as they have mounts, or a hole for a caliper then it's okay.
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Originally Posted by FuzzyRyder
I think as long as they have mounts, or a hole for a caliper then it's okay.
Not in the great U.S. of A. You can buy frames without brake mounts, but you can not buy a frame unless it has atleast one brake.
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Better than what I started riding on. 3 piece cranks are good. Too bad they are unsealed. First thing I would change are those handlebars. Gross. But for free, it's great.
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Old 10-19-06, 03:31 PM
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You need to get a duster to that thing pronto
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Old 10-19-06, 09:27 PM
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That's not a bad bike. I wonder who actually made it?
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Old 10-20-06, 05:58 AM
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Originally Posted by GunzOfSteel 921
Not in the great U.S. of A. You can buy frames without brake mounts, but you can not buy a frame unless it has atleast one brake.
The old Edwin frames had those holes in the seatstay (i want to say) bridge thing where you could throw on calipers...

I dont think the new ones do...
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Will you hurt yourself. Yes. If you ride hard and push yourself. If you're not pushing your limits you're not progressing. Nowt wrong with that. I have not progressed much in years. I'm too old for these 20" ers but I can't help myself.
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Originally Posted by KinetikBiker04
The old Edwin frames had those holes in the seatstay (i want to say) bridge thing where you could throw on calipers...

I dont think the new ones do...
Correct and correct.
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Old 10-23-06, 10:37 AM
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so just wondering.... if i were to sell the bike instead of keep it... how much would a fair price be? would i get 50 bucks? 100?
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Old 10-23-06, 11:23 AM
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That bike is easyly better then a Poverty buck 99. I'd say you could get $150 - $200 for it. But it's not bad, I'd just keep it.
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Old 10-23-06, 01:20 PM
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i would keep it but i'm trying to buy a snowboard for the upcoming season. maybe i can make enough to keep it and get a new board.
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Old 10-23-06, 01:27 PM
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Sweet, what kind of board set up are you looking at?
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I'm snowboarding this new year in switzerland. Gonna be mint
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