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Old 05-27-07, 06:20 AM
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Your first 'upgrade' on your first complete bike.

And while on that note, what was the first part you broke?



I'll go first:

My first 'upgrade' was an S&M Redneck LT and Primo Brian Foster grips.

The first part i broke was my rear wheel on my Haro X1. That thing was trashed.
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Old 05-27-07, 07:46 AM
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First upgrade, new grips.

Gary young grips

First broken part:

cranks, bent 1 piece
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Old 05-27-07, 08:17 AM
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First Upgrade: new grips (edwin's)

First Broken Part: pedals
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Old 05-27-07, 08:26 AM
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uhhh... that was a long time ago.

i think my first new part was new forks...i bent the stock haro forks.

first broken part was my stock haro forks.
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Old 05-27-07, 09:15 AM
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1985 - while assembling my GT Performer, I put on a shiny, chrome Tioga layback seatpost instead of the white straight post that came in the box.
So really, I've never ridden a "stock" bike
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Old 05-27-07, 09:22 AM
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Originally Posted by wds178
1985 - while assembling my GT Performer, I put on a shiny, chrome Tioga layback seatpost instead of the white straight post that came in the box.
So really, I've never ridden a "stock" bike
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o wow...
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Old 05-27-07, 11:02 AM
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kinetik, what was it for me? you know my bike better then i do.
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Old 05-27-07, 11:55 AM
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First broken part, cracked one piece crank. First new parts. Redline Monster 3-pc crank, S&M Sprocket, and ****ty aluminum welgos that destroyed my shins.
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Old 05-27-07, 01:24 PM
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First broken part: Crappy 1 piece cranks, replaced with my current 3 piece's, then it was replacing the crappy bent DK bars with Haro Slims.

Then my first upgrade was: Full brakes, Evolvers, Monolever, Slic Cable, Kool Stops.
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Old 05-27-07, 04:27 PM
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oh yeah, the fork i got was a pitchfork
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Old 05-27-07, 07:12 PM
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I haven't actually broken anything on this bike yet. Pretty solid parts on it, some of them are worn after a year but not broken. I replaced the grips and pedals within the first couple days, though...
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Old 05-28-07, 07:17 AM
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Originally Posted by mude
kinetik, what was it for me? you know my bike better then i do.
Haha. I think it was your fork/headset. You let your bike fly into that tree one day at 495 and the fork was hella bent and it killed your headset cause you rode it like that. Correct me if i'm wrong.
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Old 05-28-07, 09:55 AM
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nah, i think your dead on
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Good question. I'm new to BMX, old to biking, and I rescued an old 24" Schwinn frame & wheels. It looks beautiful to me even though it's funky primed here and there. I need break pads cause there are none. What would you recommend?
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Odyssey 1x4's or 2x4's. In your case, since it's a 24", 2x4's are probably better in your scenario.
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Old 05-28-07, 03:42 PM
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I really can't remember, since that was back in the late 1970's.
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I had broke my brake line. i got a crappy one. which i broke 4 times now. either a sticker or primo barends new part on my nyquist
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There seems to be a trend emerging with broken 1 piece cranks
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Originally Posted by eightdip
There seems to be a trend emerging with broken 1 piece cranks
I bent mine, but it was never that bad, i only really noticed it when i took them off to put on my new 3pc cranks.
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My 1pc cranks are bent but i still ride them
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Old 05-29-07, 01:51 PM
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Originally Posted by cwt341
My 1pc cranks are bent but i still ride them
If you have all that money, just get a cheap set of 3 piece cranks until you get your new bike. The Industry Rockers($45) aren't terrible an they'll definitely be better than a 1 piece crank.
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yea but i need a new sprocket to and ill probably need a new BB kit and everything
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No you don't, you can just use your stock unsealed American.
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Actually, the BB comes with the cranks. And then you can just get a cheap Odyssey sprocket.
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