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Old 12-19-04, 10:51 AM
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i dont know if this is ghetto but around my house some people have 2 big a$$ speakers ( these speakers about 3 feet high and 2ft wide each ) on the back of their low riders and in the front a small radio and they ride around all day like that
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Old 12-19-04, 01:41 PM
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Originally Posted by NYC-rider
i dont know if this is ghetto but around my house some people have 2 big a$$ speakers ( these speakers about 3 feet high and 2ft wide each ) on the back of their low riders and in the front a small radio and they ride around all day like that
i think i rode with that guy.... that system is loud as hell. then again, I would guess there are a few people in NYC with systems on their bikes, i know one kid in philly who hooked up living room speakers to the back of his bike as a joke.

all i have on my bmx (that everyone makes fun of when they see it) is a giant milkcrate in back of the seat. I used some pipe and metal rods and built a very sturdy (and quick release believe it or not) holder for the milkcrate. Now I use it as my (shopping bike) when I know I have to ride somewhere where the bike will probably be stolen. Since its an old mongoose frame with some cheapo huffy parts from when i was 6 years old (my first bike) i dont really care about it much. Its clattery and clangy and loud, especially when there are bottles of booze in the crate. its a fun little bike.
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Old 12-19-04, 05:52 PM
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yesterday i tried to 180 a gap, and my front wheel didnt clear it, so i got a flat. i patched my tube with duct tape.
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Old 12-19-04, 05:56 PM
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did it work?
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Old 12-19-04, 06:01 PM
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yea .my tube still has all the air in it
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Old 07-04-07, 11:41 PM
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its a stolen bike..... it couldnt get any more ghetto than that could it? unless somebody put some 28' rims on it.
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Old 07-04-07, 11:47 PM
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the paint on one of my dynos is basicallly camo ducktape (dont ask, i got very bored one day)
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Old 07-05-07, 12:01 AM
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I see that tennis ball thing on bikes every now and then. It's to increase momentum, right?

I line my tires with baby powder, to reduce pinch-flats.
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Old 07-05-07, 06:34 AM
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Why did you bring back this thread? I don't understand how you can actually do that by mistake. There's just no need to bring back a 3 year old thread.
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Old 07-05-07, 08:03 AM
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Originally Posted by eightdip
Why did you bring back this thread? I don't understand how you can actually do that by mistake. There's just no need to bring back a 3 year old thread.
Gooooood point.
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Old 07-05-07, 09:09 AM
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Originally Posted by eightdip
Why did you bring back this thread? I don't understand how you can actually do that by mistake. There's just no need to bring back a 3 year old thread.
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Old 07-05-07, 07:19 PM
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Sorry for my noob question but, what's the tube queensrider86 was talking about? WHat's it's use?Pictures, please?
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Old 07-05-07, 11:15 PM
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Originally Posted by queensrider86
yesterday i tried to 180 a gap, and my front wheel didnt clear it, so i got a flat. i patched my tube with duct tape.
I tried that once only my tire had a hole in it also, needless to say it didnt work i hit one little jump on it and it broke and bent my rim slightly but i wanted to ride lol
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Old 07-06-07, 10:50 PM
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why! these threads come back and almost none of the people who posted ever come post anymore.
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Old 07-07-07, 08:43 PM
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I'm still convinced that queens is Nigel Sylvester.
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Old 07-07-07, 09:06 PM
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Old 07-09-07, 01:05 PM
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Originally Posted by KinetikBiker
I'm still convinced that queens is Nigel Sylvester.
I was thinking this again after watching Flipside yesterday.
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Old 07-09-07, 01:54 PM
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Ones I've seen on other people bikes. Crisco chain lube. Same chain held together by 8 masterlinks rather then buying a new chain. Metal clothes hanger bent and wraped around frame to hold the coaster brake arm on. Ducktape and an old sofa pad over plastic freestyle seat. Bolt in place of a missing pedal. Pogo stick/springer front fork. Thats all I got.
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Old 07-09-07, 02:42 PM
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Originally Posted by bxbmx
i kno some ppl who sand down the paint, to make it less attractive, also a dude who put a tennis ball in the spokes.
that would've been a good idea for my HARO F4, it was Carolina Blue, and while i was at word some punk cut the cable on my lock and jacked the bike. i did end up finding the bike, while rolling through town in my truck the other night with a friend i spotted a kid riding a familiar bike, turns out it was my damn bike. needless to say, that kid's missing a tooth
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Old 07-09-07, 07:12 PM
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I used duct tape on my bike seat to protect it from falls when I bail (almost every trick hahaha). I took it off recently cause it looked stupid.
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Old 07-09-07, 07:25 PM
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I tore my new GT seat from doing a wheelie and I colored it in with a black Sharpie.
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Originally Posted by minichamp31
I tore my new GT seat from doing a wheelie and I colored it in with a black Sharpie.
i did the same but i kinda drew on it. i drew a
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Old 07-10-07, 06:11 AM
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Originally Posted by minichamp31
I tore my new GT seat from doing a wheelie and I colored it in with a black Sharpie.
I scratched my stem awhile back, so i colored it in with a sharpie. I felt lame.

A few weeks ago i ripped my Coalition seat on a looped-out-manual-to-ditch-bike-run-to-fall-onto-stomach. Don't forget to feather your brakes kids! Pissed me off.
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Old 07-10-07, 07:23 AM
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True Ghetto

1. Buy your bike from wally-mart. Break it the first day, but keep riding it anyway.

2. Find a trashed BMX in a dumpster. Ride as you found it, but remove any stickers. (This is what I did-- twice.)

3. Steal one from a white kid. Ride it where he can see you.
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Old 07-10-07, 07:42 AM
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