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Old 07-05-07, 08:51 AM
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I'm back, but i need help.

So i used to post here a lot, i think a lot of you will remember me. I used to have the crappy Haro Nyquist R1...like 2003. But then like 2 weeks exact, i got a 2007 Haro Thread 1, its a hecka tight bike. Here is a link.
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The first part is me and my friend riding on them at our skatepark. But yea, i was at the skatepark yesterday before the fireworks and this kid with a 16 inch bike like that was 12 came. It was insane he was pulling like 360's and all this stuff, that i can't do on my Thread 1, becuase i don't think i'm big enough or something. Then i asked him if i could try it, and i could do 180's out of the bowl and i could almost do 360's, i want to build one up in like a long period of time you know. I never have built a bike, and i would want to. So how would i build up a 16 inch bmx? Thanks
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Old 07-05-07, 08:54 AM
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You wouldn't

You would get back on your bmx and learn them on that
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Old 07-05-07, 09:01 AM
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Wait what do you mean? I think a 16 inch would be really fun.
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Old 07-05-07, 09:04 AM
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Yeah but It would be a lot of money just for fun. Get a 20"
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Don't go to a 16 inch bike. Most people that can do things on a 16 inch bike can't do anything on a 20 inch and it's completely pointless. Just stick with what you got and keep going.
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Then, maybe i'll just build up a 20 inch. I just want to build something up with my spare money. How much would it cost to build up a semi-decent bmx? Thanks, i don't want to buy one like complete, i want to just like build one up, i don't know why, i think it would be a lot of fun.
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Yeahhhhhhhh, thats the way. Not sure on cost. I don't work in $
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Punx! Nice to see you return .

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Does anyone know the cost, and what part should i get first, one of the Local Bmxer's i know, i asked if he has any spare parts so hes really nice and gives me advice all the time. Thanks

Thanks Easthill it feels nice talking about bmx again.
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Old 07-05-07, 09:19 AM
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Start on the frame and work from there. That'll get you started and give you an idea on colour schemes etc. Ebay is good for frames
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Really any reccomendations on a frame thats cheap?
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Ask the US based people. I'm not sure
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Oh ok. Any US Based people here lol?
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If I were you, I'd just save up my money and buy a decent complete. You won't be able to piece together a very good custom bike because you just don't have the money.
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Old 07-05-07, 09:25 AM
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Eh. The only problem is i don't want my dad to get mad at me, and i think it would be awesome just to build up my own bike. I can probably get spare parts from a lot of the local bmxer's.
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But you still don't have the money to buy yourself anything decent. Why would your dad get mad at you for buying a complete and not get mad at you for building your own bike?
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Because if i was building up my own bike, then i would spend money but in a long period of time, that i would earn money to replace it. But if i just bought a complete a lot of my money would drop. I have a lot of money from when i did my paper route. Also then what would be a good cheap complete?

Edit: Also could someone like name every part of a bmx bike i would need to build like a custom, like bars, grips..stuff like that, then i'll see how much a half decent one would cost to build up. Thanks
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If you built up a custom bike, it would probably cost atleast $800. Define cheap. You could get a DK Six Pack for around $300, or you could spend a bit more and get something even better.
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$300 i mean cheap. Would i be able to whip around a DK 6 Pack though that's why i am interested in bmx, because on my haro i can't whip it around, and on that 16 inch it was so fun! I'm 13 and 5 feet tall, pretty weak and 80 pounds lol.
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It's not quite something to whip around, but not many completes are able to just be whipped around. My bike can't be whipped around. It is a solid bike and it is not what you would call 'heavy.' If I were you, I'd start eating and hit the gym.
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Lol. I'm accually pretty strong for my size thugh, but like the 16 inch, it felt like idk, it was really fun and i could do a lot, do you think i could do 180's on a bmx if i could do 180's on a 16 inch first try?
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I don't think you could make a custom, even buying the cheapest parts, for $300.

Edit: Already been covered, my bad.
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It would take a lot more time on a 20 inch. Most people that can do things on a 16 inch can not do so much on a 20 inch bike, but 16 inch bikes are for a lot younger kids. 20 inch bikes are just better.
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Oh no, i was talking about a complete for $300 lol. Also my LBS sells Haro's. Also even if making a complete was a bit expensive, i would like to do that, just because i think it would be really fun to basically build your own bike, then paint it and stuff. Idk why though.
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You would destroy that thing so easily. Just get a 20 inch bike, you will thank yourself later.
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