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Old 03-26-07, 02:30 PM
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Why is a BMX bike like that?

I'm old so forgive me....

I don't get it. I can't understand how anybody can ride a bike that you can't sit down on. And when you do sit down on it you can't pedal efficiently. Anybody want to try to explain the history of the development of the BMX bike? http://www.bikeforums.net/images/smilies/smile.gif
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Basically, no-one sits down when riding a bmx. That is not what they are made for. The only time people sit down on them is when they are waiting to drop into a ramp for example.
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Originally Posted by eightdip
Basically, no-one sits down when riding a bmx. That is not what they are made for. The only time people sit down on them is when they are waiting to drop into a ramp for example.

That is not true. I can't even count the BMX bikes I see ridin' around with kids dressed all goth-like. They have to hold their head up or their knees pop them in the jaw. Weirdest thing I see, ridin' all slow pedaling to beat the band and only going maybe 5 mph. AND holding a basketball or a skateboard.
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Old 03-26-07, 02:51 PM
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But are they true bmxers? No
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Originally Posted by eightdip
But are they true bmxers? No
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Old 03-26-07, 04:15 PM
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So stuff like this can be done:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wI1tA...elated&search=
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Old 03-26-07, 04:20 PM
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You mean gap to lose back wheel? I can one-up him with a hop to manual to break leg and eat ****.
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I have backflip to body slams dialed.
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Sick. Youtube material?
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Not yet, I'm trying to learn them off of a step up because I'm to ***** to try them on a double. As soon as I come closer to landing them I'll start posting pics and vids. As it stand right now though, I dont know if I'll have them this summer.
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Originally Posted by senseamp
I'm old so forgive me....

I don't get it. I can't understand how anybody can ride a bike that you can't sit down on. And when you do sit down on it you can't pedal efficiently. Anybody want to try to explain the history of the development of the BMX bike? http://www.bikeforums.net/images/smilies/smile.gif

Times are changing. Scoliosis is the new trend.
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Old 03-26-07, 05:10 PM
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The seats are low because we don't ride them long distances. That's not the point of riding a BMX bike, like it is with an XC mountain bike or road bike. The point is to have the geometry and everything ideal for doing tricks and riding on obstacles or whatever, which you can't really do sitting down.
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dont even get me started on scoliosis
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My doctor thought I had that once. He was just stupid.
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Originally Posted by mude
dont even get me started on scoliosis
I've bent my spine out of shape in 6 spots due to BMX and stupidity. I was sposed to go to a chiropracter 3 times a week for 18 moths but i thought it was wasting too much time and after like 3 months i was feeling better so i quit. Now it hurts again so once i pt my car on the road I'm going to need to start going again.

Well then again it aint scoliosis, but I imagine It must feel similar.
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Old 03-27-07, 04:56 AM
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I used to go 3 times a week coz my scoliosis and now its down to like once a month, I guess it is kinda worth waiting for, I'm finally not in constant back pain. either do what the chiro says, or just don't go
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Originally Posted by FitRider 921
My doctor thought I had that once. He was just stupid.
Most of your docters sound stupid considering this broken leg of yours is taking longer then anyone else i know that's broken something. I've had at least 3 friends break bones and stuff in the time you've been out. Sounds like you got the short end of the stick, or in this case docters with knowledge.
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I just broke my leg really badly... not really the doctor's fault with that. I'd blame my bike, but it got a pretty bad beating from my fall.
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Isn't the seat only low down when you are either riding vert or dirt cause when ever i see people riding flatland there seats are usually as high as they go
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Originally Posted by bikerguy45
Isn't the seat only low down when you are either riding vert or dirt cause when ever i see people riding flatland there seats are usually as high as they go
It's all personal preference. Generally flatlanders like higher seats so they can sit and grab them easier on certain tricks.


Vert riders tend to have higher seats as well.

I like mine about 2 inches out and up at a bit of an angle so i can grab it easier on tobaggans and stuff. Word.
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Originally Posted by senseamp
I'm old so forgive me....

I don't get it. I can't understand how anybody can ride a bike that you can't sit down on. And when you do sit down on it you can't pedal efficiently. Anybody want to try to explain the history of the development of the BMX bike? http://www.bikeforums.net/images/smilies/smile.gif

have u ever tried to bunny hop higher then a foot on a mountain bike. not the easiest thing. bmx is made to do that stuff. i dont think u can spin to great on them either. u just dont use it for transportation, its for getting yourself killed like the dumb ass that went to slow and didnt clear the gap.
hahahahaha
that was sick!
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Dumbass that didn't clear the gap?

Lets see you try, then when your useless crippled body is laying there we can make fun of you for trying.
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Lets see you try, then when your useless crippled body is laying there we can make fun of you for trying.
See: FitRider.

We still love him though.
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Originally Posted by wethepeople
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haha
yes, i never really said that i would be trying it
i might
but yeh if u mess up your ****ed as shown in the video
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