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IS THIS A GOOD BMX?First time buying a bike: Looking for the best value? Aware me!

Old 03-29-12, 08:58 PM
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IS THIS A GOOD BMX?First time buying a bike: Looking for the best value? Aware me!

Looking for a bmx/ simple style bike I dont like bulky cruisers. Looking to spending $100-$250ish, but if anything extremely good is a little higher post it.


Here's this: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Framed-FX1-B...#ht_4128wt_970
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Old 03-29-12, 09:05 PM
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I think you should try out the BMX section of the forum and you might get back some better feedback.
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Old 03-29-12, 09:13 PM
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i'm not limited to bmx, looking at overall value of bikes but ill post there too
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Old 03-29-12, 09:19 PM
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If a bike is brand new and only cost $100-200 then your probably not getting anything really good in any style. Hell I just paid 200 for my four year old's bike that was used and already six years old.
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Old 03-29-12, 09:22 PM
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yeah I agree with that, but I was wondering what the best value would be, since used is not a option for me(I HAVE 0 bike knowledge)
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It looks like some kind of walmart bike.
Try looking for a bmx with a cro-moly frame that will at least hold up to a beating.
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Originally Posted by msmoke44 View Post
yeah I agree with that, but I was wondering what the best value would be, since used is not a option for me(I HAVE 0 bike knowledge)
Dude you are posting in the "Classic & Vintage" subforum. I'm gonna guess most of the other posters here have very little knowledge of the value of ebay BMX bikes.

One thing I will say though, unless you plan on using it for tricks, a bmx is a horrible purchase. They're only useful for short rides since you can't sit down and the tires & gearing are typically not made for speed.
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try danscomp.com or try posting on the bmxmuseum.com they will help you out there and try to steer you in the right direction.

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What kind of riding do you plan on doing? Most BMX bikes nowadays are not made for sitting down like old school BMX bikes were. My knees would self destruct if I tried riding that around the block trying to ride it comfortably...aka sitting down pedaling. Mind you I did my time riding BMX not too long ago but the newer stuff is like apples to oranges to the stuff I used to ride. And I used to ride back in the 90's. I was actually thinking of picking up a 24" cruiser since I picked up a Micro Mini race bike for my son to try out racing and give it another go around for myself. lol
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Originally Posted by msmoke44 View Post
yeah I agree with that, but I was wondering what the best value would be, since used is not a option for me(I HAVE 0 bike knowledge)
Get knowledge, seriously. You may know nothing right now, but with a little work on the internet, you could become an expert in about a week or less. While I completely understand having no knowledge now, I don't understand not getting that knowledge. Its just too easy to get and the penalty for not getting it is hundreds of $$.
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