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Old 04-20-08, 01:21 PM
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Got a grand, never biked before, and need advice

As you probbly figured, i have upwards to probbly 1000$. im looking to buy a bike that will fit and hold me. im 15, 6'1 240 pounds, been playing football most my life so im pretty big. Just recently i got outta mtn biking and into bmxing. so im a complete dunce. words of wisdom will help please.

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Please go easy on me if i mess somthing up
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Old 04-20-08, 01:26 PM
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Get whichever one of the $6-800 completes you like the color scheme of best. From a local bike shop.
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Old 04-20-08, 01:32 PM
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We dont have any good local bike shops, closest one is like 6 hours away.. so im thinking of ordering online, any good sites? within canada
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Im not sure about canada shops online but danscomp is a great place with amazing selection. Id suggest the We The Peple 4 Seasons, is light and strong and sick looking. Or maybe the stolen heist. I hope you get into bmxing!
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Look into the high-end completes. And make sure you look for a big toptube.
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Old 04-20-08, 03:30 PM
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We dont have any good local bike shops, closest one is like 6 hours away.. so im thinking of ordering online, any good sites? within canada
Six hours ? To the nearest bicycle shop? Man, where are you?

Maybe this isn't uncommon. There are lots of bicycle shops in big cities. We sometimes forget that there aren't enough people in rural areas to keep a bicycle shop in business.

It seems ironic, or backwards. One would think it would be preferable to ride a bicycle in a rural area, far away from city traffic?

But then again, where I am located, on Long Island , the suburb of New York City, there are hundreds of restaurants, pizza parlors, chinese food joints, ice cream stands, etc., where a hungry bicycle rider could stop and have some food, within a few miles.

I'm just curious where you are, so I can Google it for bicycle shops.

https://maps.google.com

Sorry if I got off-topic. If I had a thousand dollars, I would spend around $300.00 on a bicycle, maybe a few hundred more on accessories . I'm thinking you should buy an air pump, a half-dozen spare tubes, a spare chain,a chain rivet extractor, some spare spokes, a spoke wrench, a freewheel remover and a bench vice to hold the freewheel remover. Maybe you already have a bench vice, you need one to remove the freewheel if you have to install a new spoke on the rear wheel. But considering the distance to the nearest bicycle shop, you might want to "Be Prepared".

You could save a few dollars by wearing the football helmet you already have. Back in the 1970's , bicycle helmets weren't invented yet, and the only people wearing helmets while biking were the high-school football players.
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Old 04-20-08, 07:41 PM
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Harrow ontario

harrow ontario dude it sucks small community. like 3,000 people. but yeah i might get a haro forum lite, looks soild and it comes with a warrentie and only under an hour away then ill buy extras,
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Overpriced https://www.danscomp.com/101749.php?cat=BIKES
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Old 04-21-08, 04:58 PM
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The Subrosa is overpriced? I think not. Have you looked at the specs and stuff?
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Old 04-21-08, 05:06 PM
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ya, actually seems more like just right.
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Old 04-21-08, 05:08 PM
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That bike is stacked. If I had the $$$ I would definitely look into that or custom. But $1000 isn't really enough for a really good custom.
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Old 04-21-08, 05:18 PM
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Ya,a custom is over 1000 usually.
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Old 04-21-08, 05:30 PM
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Yeah, wayyy over a thousand. I like to just go on Dan's and make one for the fun of it. Sometimes I go cheap and it still breaks a grand easily.
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Old 04-21-08, 06:42 PM
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no that subrosa is sooo over priced. The new flows are better and way cheaper.
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Old 04-21-08, 07:58 PM
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meh

so i still havnt decided im going with the haro forum lite, and then ill customize it to my pleasure. Since i have a incoming cash flow from my job which i can spend at anytime. Becuase being 15 i dont have any expenses
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Old 04-22-08, 07:40 AM
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MAKE SURE it has integrated headset and not an american bottom bracket.
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I could probably let my bike go for a grand...
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Just get the kink apex. It is pretty much a custom. Good bars size, top tube length, and plenty strong. I highly recommend it. You should not need to replace anything on it for a while. One of the best completes out, and not overpriced at all, its actually really cheap for the quality. Dans also has it on sale.

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I agree.
The apex is a nice bike.
Change those silly plastic pedals though.
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Pc's are the best.
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I might ride pc's but they are extremely far from the best.
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I might ride pc's but they are extremely far from the best.
I probably wouldn't. I would most likely get Hamilton's or Cielencki's.
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Nostras are so nice on the shins.
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The reason I went to PC's is cause I bent my hamiltons.
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Get a low-end bike and work from there. I bend and break components, whereas my uncle snaps frames. So, depending on your riding style, upgrade the low-end, broken parts to high-end and keep the low-end parts that work. That way you can spend more on the broken parts. And don't forget the tools.
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