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Old 12-18-06, 01:09 PM
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If you want to be a courier, riding a BMX or a 24" bike won't be fun. You can't go very fast, they are super-heavy, and you can't really sit down on them, which is something you'll definitely want to do after the first few hours. Most couriers I know either ride road bikes or track bikes. Skinny tires let you go fast, you can actually sit on it and ride it all day long (those tour de france guys seem to do fine all month), and if you get a track bike it shouldn't weigh more than about 17 or 18 pounds built solidly.
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Actually, back home in Boston I was a courier on a mountain bike, and everyone told me that was a bad idea. I like the idea of challenging myself, and I feel I'm good enough that I'll be able to handle it well. However, thank you for the advice, I'm not BSing you. It's something I'll keep in mind.
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Originally Posted by Aeroplane
If you want to be a courier, riding a BMX or a 24" bike won't be fun. You can't go very fast, they are super-heavy, and you can't really sit down on them, which is something you'll definitely want to do after the first few hours. Most couriers I know either ride road bikes or track bikes. Skinny tires let you go fast, you can actually sit on it and ride it all day long (those tour de france guys seem to do fine all month), and if you get a track bike it shouldn't weigh more than about 17 or 18 pounds built solidly.

BMX bikes are super fun, but they aren't the best tool for every job. I'd rather have two crappy bikes be a courier on and do tricks on than the world's best BMX bike to courier on.
A 24 bike will be heavy? And you can't sit down? News to me. Of course, you can probably hop plenty of curbs and jump stuff on your 18lb fixie...
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A 24 bike will be heavy? And you can't sit down? News to me. Of course, you can probably hop plenty of curbs and jump stuff on your 18lb fixie...
To get a BMX, cruiser, or MTB that will weigh as little as a track bike, you'll have to spend about 3x as much. And it still won't go as fast. I've yet to see a BMX bike that was set up with the saddle high enough to get full leg extension in a seated position. As far as tricks:

https://youtube.com/watch?v=LniI3Xp8sQE
https://youtube.com/watch?v=AzySTiBAIIA
https://youtube.com/watch?v=vkxv2ZWi4ak

Probably not as cool as a bmx, but it can be done. You can have fun on any bike.
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Old 12-20-06, 11:53 PM
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what about it?
Who cares?

It's funny.
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Who cares?

It's funny.
He didn't say anything about it...
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He didn't say anything about it...
I was refering to the picture!
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I was refering to the picture!
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Originally Posted by Aeroplane
To get a BMX, cruiser, or MTB that will weigh as little as a track bike, you'll have to spend about 3x as much. And it still won't go as fast. I've yet to see a BMX bike that was set up with the saddle high enough to get full leg extension in a seated position. You can have fun on any bike.
On my x24 Haro I have the seat set up so I have close to a full leg extension. I am 2" shorter than the poster of this thread though. I hop curbs with the front wheel but that is about it. Maybe this spring I will learn a few simple tricks as this is my first BMX type bike. I ride it everywhere on the street and it makes a fair snow bike and I have ridden a few sandy and muddy trails. As a street bike it is pretty slow but it is a very sturdy and fun bike and great exercise. It would be a challenge to use it for a bike courier job.
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Get a road bike it's not as wide as bmx, mtn, you can whip thru taffic with a quickness. and they go a lot faster then other bikes and you wont be as tired as you would on a bmx or mtn. the more you deliver the more you make$$$$$$$$.... enjoy the ride
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[sarcasm] ooooo wow, i can go faster!! Just what we all want from a bike, why are we in the bmx section? [sarcasm/]
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