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Old 02-20-07, 09:28 PM
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New bike, but a few issues...

I recently got a Poverty G-Ride BMX bike. The short specs (which are important to my question) are that it has a 20.75" to tube and 175mm cranks, and I also added some pegs to the back wheels. I was happy with the bike, until I'd ridden it a bit. I'm a 5'7" male, so according to any frame size chart, the frame is too large for me. But also, when I make a somewhat sharp turn, the pedal on the inside of the turn scrapes against the ground, which makes me feel like my cranks are too long (though a crank size chart says they're the right size for me?). Also, when I pedal, my heels sometimes hit the pegs I added on the back wheels.
I'm mostly wanting to ride around town and do bunny jumps and things like that, so it's important that the frame is easier to pull up on, but I also don't want to hit my heels against my pegs when pedalling, or scrape them against the ground when turning.
Would it be more advisable for me to get shorter cranks or a new frame? It seems to me like getting new cranks would solve both of the crank-related problems, but the thing is that I don't understand why the problems exist in the first place (since a 20.75" frame and 175mm cranks should function properly together, shouldn't they?). Are these common problems associated with the G-Ride?
Any advice is appreciated.
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I recently got a Poverty G-Ride BMX bike.

Thats your problem.
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Old 02-20-07, 10:08 PM
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Your going to get flamed alot, because everyone hates poverty in this forum lol.
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There a reason for it, poverty blows.
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... so have you ever ridden a 20"?
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just ride the damn thing
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Solution, take the peg off which you hit your foot on. And don't turn rounds corners with your cranks down
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Originally Posted by FuzzyRyder
There a reason for it, poverty blows.
True.
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Solution, take the peg off which you hit your foot on. And don't turn rounds corners with your cranks down
Spoken like a trail rider, you'd make Kinetik proud.

You just have to get used to your bike, and/or get shoes that actually fit your feet. There's really no point in getting new cranks, although if I got a Poverty bike, I'd probably replace everything because all of their parts suck. Wait til parts break (which shouldn't be long) and then replace. Start off riding pegless since you most likely can't grind now anyway. In regards to your pedal hitting the ground, I think that's just common sense on what to do.
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This can't be serious.
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Originally Posted by Fed3ral
Thats your problem.
he posts.


anyways. shutup. quit yer whinin. the bikes fine. a good solid bike for the price (although you could definitly find better.

go ride it, get used to it, im 5' 6" and had a buck 99 20" and it was great, just get used to the feel and make sure your cranks are parallel and not perpendicular to the chainstay when you turn
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Old 02-22-07, 09:42 AM
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Originally Posted by mude
had a buck 99 20" and it was great
Now I know you're on drugs.
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Originally Posted by FitRider 921
Spoken like a trail rider, you'd make Kinetik proud.
Meh. I'd be more proud if he said just build a huge Catty-esque 270 berm.

Anyways mudes Buck 99 was good to him and most of the parts lasted. He still has the backwheel after plenty of cases and chances to die when he was learning...

The frame is now a snowbike but there was nothing wrong with it besides it's weight. The only thing that really broke on that bike was the fork. But how many of you on here can say your fork hasn't bent on a stock bike? Not too many.
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Originally Posted by KinetikBiker
But how many of you on here can say your fork hasn't bent on a stock bike?
Me.
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