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Old 04-29-08, 01:21 PM
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are all bmx wheels universal fit?

besides the size of the wheel and tires, does everything else just fit universally?
i have a Gt bike that uses 20x1.75 and they match up with the wheels im looking at.

"BRAND NEW, never used
May be slighty dusty from warehouse storage. Reflectors not included.

For that old-school BMX restoration
One PAIR of Front & Rear, 2 wheels
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20" x 1.75" 5 spoke Mag Wheel
3/8" axles, loose ball bearings hubs
Rear freewheel hub, 18T Dicta freewheel included
Kenda 20"x1.75" tires included"
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Old 04-29-08, 03:04 PM
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If you frame has 3/8 axle slots (which it most likely does) then they will fit. what kind of riding do you have planned for the mags?
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Old 04-29-08, 05:26 PM
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just riding on the street
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Old 04-29-08, 06:29 PM
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They should be good then. Just be carefull if you start learning 180s/360s. I destroyed a set learning those back in the day.
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so they're for show? lol
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Match the axle width to the dropout width or you will bend the spindle.
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Originally Posted by Jerry Garcia
Match the axle width to the dropout width or you will bend the spindle.
im not sure what you mean by this.
do you have pictures or a website that demonstrates this?
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What he means is that if the washers on the axle are farther apart than the inside of the dropouts are wide, when you shove the wheel into the smaller opening and tighten the nuts, the axle will bend because it doesn't fit in the space of the dropouts. If the dropouts are too far apart, you will either bend the dropouts in and/or bend the axle the other way. Look at it like this, your foot's the axle and the width of the dropouts is the width of your shoe. If your foot's too big, you will damage the shoe and your foot. However, if your foot's too small, you need to grow into the shoe. Since axles can't grow, they and the dropouts are contorted. This is a crude analogy, but it works. To remedy the problem, add washers or replace the current washers with smaller ones.
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oh, i see
thanks for the description
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Originally Posted by enormungus
They should be good then. Just be carefull if you start learning 180s/360s. I destroyed a set learning those back in the day.
how about doing wheelies? will that damage the front wheels?
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b3nsonx, it depends on your weight and how "hard" you are on your bike.
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i weigh 120 and im learning my wheelies right now, so sometimes i would kinda slam the front tire down because i cant control it.
so i guess i wont get these wheels until im done abusing my current ones
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Don't worry. I weigh in at 160 and I have never warped ANY mag wheels by slamming the front tire doing a wheelie. Bunny-hop are a different story though.
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Come on guys, at least say manuals. Wheelies are a little too [insert negative adjective here] for this forum.
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Wheelies vs. manuals, whiplash vs. tailwhip, stoppie vs. endo, chainring vs. sprocket, etc. When replying to posts, you should always speak on the other person's level. This person prefers old school terms and there is nothing wrong with that! So stop wasting server space complaining.
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Oh dear...
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Yep, more know-it-all complaining. "Say manuals," "STOP asking about a new bike," whine whine whine. It's horrible isn't it? A bunch of braggarts wishing the only thread was "Bike Checks" so they could brag. Oh well...
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Old 04-30-08, 11:25 PM
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sorry, i only said wheelie because i thought "manual" is for skateboards, lol
plus im a BMX noob
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You're fine. "Wheelie" is old school. "Manual" is new school. A lot of people don't like old school. I don't mind, as long as your riding, you're not a noob.
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A 'wheelie' is not a trick.
A manual actually takes skill and patience.
'Wheelies' are for people who have no idea about bmx and want to sound cool.
I'm guessing, the same kind of person you are.
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Nah. Ask your folks. In their time, a manual is a type of trans. Haha. You're hilarious!
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I'm hilarious?
Oh boy...
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Yep. I'm guessing you're young because you obviously don't understand old school tricks. The kind your dad did before you were born.
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yeah, im 19
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