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Old 04-07-07, 02:29 AM
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Lighten up my bike

hey whats up everyone im new to this site...ive been riding for about a month but used to ride when i was younger, i have a 02 haro X3 which is still in pretty good condition but i was wondering what you guys would recomend to lighten it up but still be strong...cuz i tend to go hard on my bikes
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Old 04-07-07, 02:40 AM
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Ride it like it is. No reason for you're bike to be super light.
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Old 04-07-07, 02:44 AM
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well i kinda screwed up that post and realized i did afterwards, i forgot to put in the main reason for posting the rims i like to jump of huge things, parking structures, roofs, and so on....and thats why i love that bike, the frame is crazy strong but my wheels suck i was wondering what kind of wheels i should get that are strong and not toooooooooo heavy!!
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If you have $$$$ to spend you have lots of options; G-sport Ribcage laced to a G-sport Homer front hub 48hole.

Back wheel would be similar, but I don't know of a bombproof rear hub.
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alright cool man thanks for your help im sure you will see me on this site alot more, i have found a new love for biking again, i stopped for a while before because i got my liscence and kinda got lazy haha but missed it too much...thanks again!
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Old 04-07-07, 03:06 AM
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oh and where would you recomend buying them? any good online places..i used to order from dans comp, but didnt really like there service! oh and those would work fine with my oversized wheel mount holes...
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I had a Haro X3, it was on '02 as well. First thing i got new was tires and grips. Because i didn't like either of the stock ones.

Most of that bike is pretty strong and will last you awhile. Just replace stuff as it breaks and ride what you've got.
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Originally Posted by socalsuperbike
oh and where would you recomend buying them? any good online places..i used to order from dans comp, but didnt really like there service! oh and those would work fine with my oversized wheel mount holes...
www.empirebmx.com or www.albes.com or www.staff-bmx.com

I would go with empire, though.
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alright cool, yeah i have already bent my rims a little and fixed them a couple times so i figured now would be a good time to get some new ones! and i just got payed and have nothing to spend my money on haha but thanks for your guys's help, anyone on here near whittier ca?
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Old 04-08-07, 06:19 AM
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just get a hazard hub laced to a midway rim. hazard hubs are pretty tough and midways are really stong and still reasonalbly price and not overly heavy.
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Old 04-08-07, 12:41 PM
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you gotta get some skyway's LOLNO
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I have a peregrine wheel in my shed still.
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If you are really from SoCal like your username states then look up Solid bikes when you are tryin' to get new parts

www.Solidbmx.com

They are also from Socal and make sike* frames and stuff.

* EDIT: I meant sick.

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whats a sike frame?
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whats a sike frame?
i think they have a quad-toptube design...really revolutionary!
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thanks for your guys's help im definately going to be looking into prices and such and see which way i want to go!
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Originally Posted by socalsuperbike
thanks for your guys's help im definately going to be looking into prices and such and see which way i want to go!
what does the bike have for parts now? might help with lighter and/or stronger replacement recomendations.
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Old 04-08-07, 08:47 PM
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its all stock i just bought off some 13 year old kid for 150 it was perfect condition and stock, i just started biking again last week ( havent in about 2 years ) but when i did bike for like 6 months i bent the rims a couple of times, and now that i am biking again and even more ruff on it now I am just counting the days until they break on me!!
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Ever hear of "spelling" and "grammar"?
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yess i have im sorry mother!!! and I only mispelled one word, im off today its a holiday
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You are continuing your trend.
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and even more ruff on it

Do you ride with your dawgs now? Is that why your more ruff?
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haha it was supposed to be a long yesss, I have became a lazy typer since i've graduated. It's a bad habbit I know, but I dont think about it 'til after the fact!
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I can see you guys are bored, yes i do be riding with my dawgs ery day
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Well be a good typer and learn to type things out correctly.
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