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Old 03-25-07, 11:33 PM
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should i buy this bike tommorrow?

hey everyone, im new here. i have never owned a bmx bike but now i want one, and this guy is selling his bike. its a GT performer. keep in mind im new to the bmx world. he said he'll give it to me for $45:

http://washingtondc.craigslist.org/n...298089865.html


what do you all think? should i get it?
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Old 03-26-07, 12:04 AM
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I don't know... it's got mag wheels, which might be ok but there's a reason everyone switched to regular spoked wheels. The frame design isn't exactly modern either.

I guess if you just want a bike to screw around on, it's fine, but if you want to start BMX'ing I would save up some more to get a nicer bike.
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Old 03-26-07, 04:01 AM
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I agree with MadMan--if you aren't certain that you will continue with BMX, it's a reasonably cheap start, but you'd possibly be upgrading in the very near future if you find that you enjoy BMX.

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Old 03-26-07, 07:17 AM
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Just buy it.

Whereabouts do you live i see you found it in the Washington DC area...?
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Old 03-26-07, 07:33 AM
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i live in Woodbridge, VA bro. its just $45 bucks, so i might get it as a beginners bike. hopefully i will continue BMXing b/c i think its the greatest thing in the world.

but would that bike be the kind that i could do upgrades and stuff to it?

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Originally Posted by big_boy
i live in Woodbridge, VA bro. its just $45 bucks, so i might get it as a beginners bike. hopefully i will continue BMXing b/c i think its the greatest thing in the world.

but would that bike be the kind that i could do upgrades and stuff to it?

thanks

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If it's $45 GET IT. That's hella cheap for a bike.

Once you get it put up some pictures and we'll let you know what you can do to upgrade it.
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Kinteik, usually you break things before you upgrade them.
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Not if you're eightdip.
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Not really. Reasons i've replaced things:

1. Frame Bent
2. Cranks snapped
3. Bars bought really cheap (I'll give you that one)
4. Grips worn to fook
5. Wheels pooed
6. Sprockets bent
7. Stem didn't fit (needed a ton of spacers or a chop to the forks which i didn't feel up to with no saw)
8. Pedal bearings fell out.

I feel thats necessery
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What bars do you have, Mr. Dip?
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i didnt click it, but the answer is 99% no
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you really hate everyone
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not true, im a fan of fit, wtp, eightdip, and kinetik (and various other people such as madman, expat, and east hill) and premium..>
and others
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I feel so loved.
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Originally Posted by mude
ps. dale city can sukkadik
i feel the same way. its VA's ghettoest (if thats even a word) town. Good thing i dont live in it.
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Originally Posted by mude
not true, im a fan of fit, wtp, eightdip, and kinetik (and various other people such as madman, expat, and east hill) and premium..>
and others
So basically you like all the members that have been here for a long time and no new kids.
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not true, im a fan of fit, wtp, eightdip, and kinetik (and various other people such as madman, expat, and east hill) and premium..>
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What bars do you have, Mr. Dip?
Cheers mude

S&M Beringer lites, i love them and got them of ebay!
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S&M Beringer lites, i love them and got them of ebay!
S&M makes the best bars yo.
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i remember when me and fit hated each other
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S&M = The way to go
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i need new bars, mine are rusty and soo bent
i think im gonna buy mediums
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Get Beringer lites!
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nahhhhhh, i've had my eye on the mediums, just havent had enough money for em
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