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Old 09-25-07, 03:12 PM
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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
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Old 09-25-07, 06:04 PM
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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.
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Define "commuting". Riding to the park? Or riding a few miles to work or school?
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Old 10-04-07, 09:49 PM
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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.
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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.
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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.
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My wrists hate it the most. I haven't ridden in a few days because my wrists have been killing.
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Old 10-07-07, 05:51 PM
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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...
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Then learn to wrap.
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Coming from somebody who rides granny gear.
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At least when I get hurt I don't whine and complain about it for attention.
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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...
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Originally Posted by wethepeople View Post
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.
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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.
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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.
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Originally Posted by FitRider 921 View Post
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.
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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?
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Thanks for the reminder.
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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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