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Old 12-14-06, 09:49 PM
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im 6'6 and wondering about my frame choices.

hi im new to bmx, i made the mistake of going walmart(store brands) thinking i could get away with it.
im a rather large guy as i indicated but i want to do freestyle in a very bad way. ive been to some mainstream bike shops but they were not interested in thuroly helping.

any advice is appreciated.

oh i dont know how much i weigh but if i had to gess id say 215-230 somewhere in there.
6'6 height.
size 12-13 shoe.

thanks in advance.
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Something in a 21" toptube and bigger.

Maybe look into a Macneil Duece Duece if you want a bigger bike.
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This is probly a good frame for you.
https://www.danscomp.com/211339.php?cat=FRAMESFSD
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I'm 6'2" and I ride a Deuce. Its a big bike. Seriously.
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With chainstays that are 14.75", wow
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^yeah, the back end is a little long. I run mine slammed, and still, it takes a lot of work to get it up for manuals. However, once you're up, its easy to lock in due to the amount of leverage. Its like balancing a metre stick vertically on your finger, vs a pencil.

It does seem like more of a race frame though, which is why I'm downsizing to a 21.5 Seshin.

It still handles really well, the steep headangle makes carving bowls no problem, but its a sled once its in the air.
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sounds like that deuce deuce is pretty heavy. anything lightweight. or do you just get used to the weight,i mean its not any heavier than a smaller bmx is to a smaller person is it??
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You can still build one and have it come in around 30-32lbs, thats average for a BMX.
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Originally Posted by fyneyoungstunna
sounds like that deuce deuce is pretty heavy. anything lightweight. or do you just get used to the weight,i mean its not any heavier than a smaller bmx is to a smaller person is it??
You're a big guy. If you build something up extremely light, chances are, you're going to break it.
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NO NO dont listen to them get the macneil gary young signature frame.
https://www.macneilbmx.com/products.htm
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Originally Posted by eightdip
With chainstays that are 14.75", wow
Everyone freaks out when bikes have long backends but it's really not that big of a deal, when i first got my Solid frame i didn't want to take too many links out of my new chain so i just ran my wheel basically hanging out of the dropouts. Recently i took a few out and now its basically slammed (i think its 13.75"). It took me all of 5 minutes to get my manuals back. Not even. I have to say, i do like longer backends though. Plus they have to make the frame even out, if it has a 22" tt then it's going to need a longer backend too.
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NO NO dont listen to them get the macneil gary young signature frame.
https://www.macneilbmx.com/products.htm
Shutup.
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Originally Posted by FlyBikes21
NO NO dont listen to them get the macneil gary young signature frame.
https://www.macneilbmx.com/products.htm
You might as well have suggested a Heaton 2, because both bikes are going to be to small for him.
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I can't manual at all when my wheel is far back in the dropouts. It's harder for me to find the balance point, even though it should maybe be easier with a longer back...
With it almost slammed I could do them for like 100 feet, now with them in the middle or something, like half an inch farther back, I can barely do them for 10. Of course I suck, but still.
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yeah thats what im worried about, breaking it, but i dont want it to be a tank either. i like the sound of the deuc deuce. now another question, this one is about looks. where does everyone get the colored tires?? i want a green set. im gonna go with a black, or primer grey frame. i want green tires, green seat, and maybee some green splashed on here and there, but not overdone. and i hear that black wheels are harder for the brakes to stop, is there any truth to this?? and what about just riding in the snow as its gonna be snowing soon here (colorado) could i get away with putting some knobby dirt tires on??
and i think ill be alright with the weight of the decue, if nothing more it will emprove my strength in a long run so im all for that
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Just run a chrome rear rim, even a smoked chrome stops just as good, but they dont work all that great in the wet conditions.

As for tires, I dont know I just run black. I've only seen white, red and orange. And yes, you could get away with some knobbies in the snow.
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Originally Posted by MadMan2k
I can't manual at all when my wheel is far back in the dropouts. It's harder for me to find the balance point, even though it should maybe be easier with a longer back...
With it almost slammed I could do them for like 100 feet, now with them in the middle or something, like half an inch farther back, I can barely do them for 10. Of course I suck, but still.
Yeah lots of people can't ride with longer backends, especially manual. But like around here, more than half the people that are better than me, can't even manual...

Manuals sort of came easy to me, not to be cocky...
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Yeah lots of people can't ride with longer backends, especially manual. But like around here, more than half the people that are better than me, can't even manual...

Manuals sort of came easy to me, not to be cocky...
Manuals have always been pretty hard for me... I run my backwheel completely slammed.
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Originally Posted by fyneyoungstunna
yeah thats what im worried about, breaking it, but i dont want it to be a tank either. i like the sound of the deuc deuce. now another question, this one is about looks. where does everyone get the colored tires?? i want a green set. im gonna go with a black, or primer grey frame. i want green tires, green seat, and maybee some green splashed on here and there, but not overdone. and i hear that black wheels are harder for the brakes to stop, is there any truth to this?? and what about just riding in the snow as its gonna be snowing soon here (colorado) could i get away with putting some knobby dirt tires on??
and i think ill be alright with the weight of the decue, if nothing more it will emprove my strength in a long run so im all for that
Maxx Daddy's for the snow. We got about 10 inches in the last 18 hours, and I saw some kid riding up the street today in snow so deep his pegs were plowing.
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Maxx Daddy's for the snow. We got about 10 inches in the last 18 hours, and I saw some kid riding up the street today in snow so deep his pegs were plowing.
That's crazy. It hasn't even snowed yet in New York. How can you even ride in snow that high? You wouldn't be able to turn your cranks.
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He was doing it. I was having a good old time in my toaster. Slid right past my wife's work. Then on the way home, made a hard right in the snow, and just waited for the car to make up its mind. I would have gone for a ride today, but it was still snowing.
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Originally Posted by That Forum Guy
He was doing it. I was having a good old time in my toaster. Slid right past my wife's work. Then on the way home, made a hard right in the snow, and just waited for the car to make up its mind. I would have gone for a ride today, but it was still snowing.
I think you have some editing to do.
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