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pretty2tuff 09-25-07 03:12 PM

should i get this bike?
 
hi peeps, newbie here, so yeah, i'm a 5"3' girl, and was wondering if this bike would be right for me? bike i don't even know if this is a kid's bike or adult bike lol... should i even get a bmx bike? cuz they look nice and i like them cuz they aren't too high and i don't want to deal with gears and stuff... i just need a bike to commute (well not that far anyways) and more to exercise. ok thanks :)

FitRider 921 09-25-07 06:04 PM

Welcome to the forums. As this may seem like a good idea, it's actually not so great. That bike is a heap. Also, if you are just going to be using it for commuting, a BMX bike is pretty much the last bike you'd want.

Brian 09-25-07 07:57 PM

Define "commuting". Riding to the park? Or riding a few miles to work or school?

snafs 10-04-07 09:49 PM

If you want to get in shape and commute then dont buy a BMX bike. Look at a cruiser or a fixedgear/singlespeed like a pista or Kilo TT.

herbie bmx 10-06-07 07:15 PM

Well, I'm not sure how old you are..... But a few things you should know about a BMX bike.
1- there not ment to sit on and ride. Generally when you ride, your out of the saddle.
2- because of the small wheel size, (20") they generally travel slower than say a road bike or MTB bike.
3- because of there smaller size, they are easy to manipulate in a city setting.
4- they are fun to play on while comutting, such as learning to hop, jump, grind and such.

I'm 53, and I usually peddle a bmx bike 7-15 miles daily,(including, hopping, jumping, grinding, wall riding ect) and race them on the weekends. Love it!

Post a thread on what should I look for? I wouldn't get the Raligh.

wethepeople 10-06-07 08:07 PM


Originally Posted by herbie bmx (Post 5405967)
I'm 53, and I usually peddle a bmx bike 7-15 miles daily,(including, hopping, jumping, grinding, wall riding ect) and race them on the weekends. Love it!


I'm 19 and my arms, legs and wrists hate it.

FitRider 921 10-06-07 08:27 PM

My wrists hate it the most. I haven't ridden in a few days because my wrists have been killing.

FuzzyRyder 10-07-07 01:06 AM

*****

FitRider 921 10-07-07 05:51 PM

I can't even move them. They are getting a bit better, though. I've sprained my wrists way too many times in my past. Boxing certainly didn't help them either...

wethepeople 10-07-07 06:20 PM

Then learn to wrap.

fuzzbox 10-07-07 08:34 PM

Pansies.

wethepeople 10-07-07 08:43 PM

Coming from somebody who rides granny gear.

fuzzbox 10-07-07 09:25 PM

At least when I get hurt I don't whine and complain about it for attention.

live4muzic2 10-07-07 09:26 PM

***** slap

wethepeople 10-07-07 09:32 PM


Originally Posted by fuzzbox (Post 5411324)
At least when I get hurt I don't whine and complain about it for attention.

Because you cant get hurt riding off of three sets...

AdamJaz 10-07-07 10:16 PM

get a road bike!

FitRider 921 10-08-07 07:09 PM


Originally Posted by wethepeople (Post 5409946)
Then learn to wrap.

No, even wrapped up twice they still killed. It's not my technique in punching either. I just have really bad wrists. I'm just lucky it doesn't hurt my on curveballs.

gnr rocker 10-08-07 07:11 PM

a woman!

Brian 10-08-07 07:23 PM


Originally Posted by FitRider 921 (Post 5417221)
No, even wrapped up twice they still killed. It's not my technique in punching either. I just have really bad wrists. I'm just lucky it doesn't hurt my on curveballs.

I can't believe my BMX mod would admit to being a wuss. :(

FitRider 921 10-08-07 07:26 PM


Originally Posted by Brian (Post 5417317)
I can't believe my BMX mod would admit to being a wuss. :(

I have terrible wrists from spraining them way too many times when I was younger.

At least I'm not the one who went to Interbike and didn't take pictures or do anything at all BMX related. I'm still loyal to my sport.

Brian 10-08-07 07:30 PM


Originally Posted by FitRider 921 (Post 5417345)
I have terrible wrists from spraining them way too many times when I was younger.

At least I'm not the one who went to Interbike and didn't take pictures or do anything at all BMX related. I'm still loyal to my sport.

Get a girl already! ;)

There's a really big fat paycheck headed my way, (nothing to do with the forums) for which Interbike plays a big role. So yeah, I didn't have time to be loyal. But I had good intentions. And we got to ride for about 4 hours at around 100MPH in the desert on our motorcycle. Both ways.

FitRider 921 10-08-07 07:32 PM


Originally Posted by Brian (Post 5417379)
Get a girl already! ;)

There's a really big fat paycheck headed my way, (nothing to do with the forums) for which Interbike plays a big role. So yeah, I didn't have time to be loyal. But I had good intentions. And we got to ride for about 4 hours at around 100MPH in the desert on our motorcycle. Both ways.

Haha. No more girls for quite some time. I've had enough for a while.

With that big fat paycheck I am assuming there will be some goodies at my front doorstep, right? :p

Brian 10-08-07 07:47 PM

Thanks for the reminder.

FitRider 921 10-08-07 07:49 PM

Grazie, signore.

rockabilly808 10-09-07 06:48 PM

sounds like either hybrid or a cummuter bike is what you're after, but for sure not a BMX bike, they aren't meant to be ridden any considerable distance and if you don't want to bother with gears just get a single speed bike


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