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Old 05-29-07, 01:44 PM
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which one

First let me say that i would like to get another bike. The issue is this: i have two mountain bikes, and any part of the drivetrain that is attachted to or that touches the rear derailluer always breaks. This includes chains, derailluers, and hangers especcially. i would like a bike with which i don't need to worry about it breaking, and one that i will not spend all my money repairing. So what i am thinking is a bmx bike, a redline monocog 26inch, or a redline monocog 29inch. i would like to keep the price down though. I am leanding towards the bmx since i can get build kits for about 150-200 with a fork included.
i will also need new drivetrain tools mine are crap. any recomendations for inexpensive yet decent tools. no pedro's

so options:
29er monocog
26" monocog
bmx bike
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Old 05-29-07, 01:59 PM
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I think should be posted in the Mountain biking section
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Old 05-29-07, 02:04 PM
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why, he wants a bmx cruiser
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Old 05-29-07, 02:06 PM
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do you know where to get a build kit for a bmx cruiser
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Old 05-29-07, 02:09 PM
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why not get a complete?
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Old 05-29-07, 02:10 PM
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i would like to build it, but i dont have two
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Old 05-29-07, 02:11 PM
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by the way this will be used for trails most of the time
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Old 05-29-07, 02:47 PM
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why not singlespeed on the bikes you already have?
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Old 05-29-07, 03:15 PM
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1. i would need a chain tensioner
2. the full susp would be terrible if even possible
3. i like my hardtail the way it is
the other possibility is to have the rigid frame and fork hanging around in my basement but the rear spacing is weird, besides it will probably cost more to get it to a single speed than it wold to buy a new bmx bike
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Old 05-29-07, 04:28 PM
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not necessarily. I swapped this from full-geared MTB to SS BMX style for under $100.
Mind you I DID already have most of the BMX parts...

And what exactly do you mean by buying a BMX 24" build kit for $100 - 200? The cheapest quality 24" Complete is the DK General Lee, that's at $250-275 (correct me if I'm wrong). And to build your own cruiser from ground up is gonna cost you more. I'd say at LEAST $700. Anything less just wouldn't be worth it in my opinion.
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Old 05-29-07, 05:01 PM
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the build kit is for a 20 inch from dans comp. i can't find a build kit for a 24 inch bmx bike. just so you know build kits don't include the frame
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Old 05-29-07, 05:55 PM
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You'd just need 24" wheels and fork, lower bars, and obviously the frame. The rest should be the same. 24" wheelsets tend to be expensive though, and the gearing might be steep for a bigger bike.

A complete is a lot simpler, and you can replace whatever you don't like.
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Old 05-29-07, 08:14 PM
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I see. The parts kits from Dans are crap. I wouldn't let my dog take a dump on them (if I had a dog).
By the time you're done, you could have gotten the DK General Lee for less.
OR my current recommendation for a 24", spend a bit more & get the We The People Unified
https://wethepeople.de/V3/news/899
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Old 05-29-07, 11:59 PM
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I like Surly (local...i own one...i like to endorse products w/o being paid)

My friend likes his Rock Lobster

we both bought our frames and used what we had...purchased what we needed...I have a small and Medium frame Surly 1x1...both are 26"...the small frame is a fun around-town-throw-it-around bike...my medium is (was) my off-road bike.
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Old 05-30-07, 07:11 AM
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I like Surly
I like green tea.
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Old 05-30-07, 07:42 AM
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Danscomp has no parts pacages that are good
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Old 05-30-07, 07:53 AM
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That is because they contain mostly Poverty components.
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Old 05-30-07, 01:18 PM
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alright then most likely i will get a complete bike
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Old 05-31-07, 06:47 PM
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well it looks like i will have to replace my full susp first, so i will probably get an azonic steel head which can be both single speed and geared
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Stop breaking drivetrain parts.
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Old 05-31-07, 07:33 PM
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thanks master of the custodial arts
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Old 05-31-07, 07:38 PM
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im pretty sure im older than you, bye the wat brian i was joking
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You don't act like it.
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Originally Posted by mtnbk3000
im pretty sure im older than you, bye the wat brian i was joking
Now I have to go see if I banned you before, SB. By the way, we share the same birthdate, but there's a few years between us.
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