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Old 03-16-08, 12:23 PM
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First BMX advice, plus cool video link

I'll make this quick, because I want to go make a sandwich. Because sandwiches rule. If you don't want to help me with my problem, just click the video link at the bottom.

I'm on the market for my first ever BMX bike. Like pump shoes, I have always wanted a BMX style bike since I was a kid. Never got one. I'm 23 now.

I live in San Francisco, which has a pretty ridiculous bike culture. Most of the cool kids ride track bikes, but if you've ever been to San Francisco, you may have noticed it is a pretty brutal city to try and ride fixies in. I'm on an old beater mountain bike now on loan from a friend, and it's time to invest in some new wheels.

So here are my needs:
1) I will be using the bike to commute a small distance. 2 miles, tops. Flat streets. So I'm thinking big wheels. 24"?
2) I want a bike that looks cool. Yeah, there, I said it. I love the appearance of BMX bikes from when I was a kid. Mid to late 80's.
3) Performance isn't a huge deal. If I get hooked, I will get a better bike later.
4) Budget can be up to $500, but less is more.

So in closing, I'll leave you with a really cool music video by a really cool rap group. The Cool Kids: "Black Mags". I did a forum search, and didn't see anyone having posted this already... and you guys should definitely be exposed to this.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b34U3-CutuU
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Old 03-17-08, 12:10 AM
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A 24" is a great bike to commute with, plus it would be easier for you to transition over from a mountain bike. You will find that the fixated gear is basically your mid gear on most multispeed bikes so the transitioning wouldn't be too bad.

On question 2. I am not sure if you want a brand that you may be familiar in the mid 80's or I can manipulate that as a oldschool/midschool bike in general. I asked this because maybe you want a bike that is like a relic in that era and that there are lots of bmx collectors.

On question 4. You can get the General Lee 24 if you like to stick with 4130 and still about under 300.00 or if you like aluminum 24 then you could pick up the DK Rage. Inmho I think DK comes with a great package for a reasonable price. Busdriver, when you can take a look at a Sport Chalet near you in the Frisco area because you will definitely, find both bikes there.
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Old 03-22-08, 11:08 AM
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I am really liking the General Lee.
No Sports Chalet in my area, but I found a place online that would ship it free.
I think that's what I'm gonna get.
Thank you!
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Old 03-22-08, 01:51 PM
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your the first newb i've ever liked.
congrats.

lemme get your SN so we can discuss good hip hop. i need new music
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My name is Daley.
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Yeah, if you wanted aluminum get the 24" Fury or Charger, not the Rage. The new General Lees are pretty nice too. Well, the whole new DK line is looking pretty sharp.
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What do you guys think about the 200 SE Floval Flyer for my needs? I still haven't got anything, BUT, I did get a tax return, which bumps me up to about the $400-500 range.
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