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BMX fixed gear.

Old 04-04-06, 12:42 AM
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BMX fixed gear.

Tomorrow I am buying a crappy 20" BMX bike for $30.00 from a kid that lives in my neighbohrhood. I have wanted one for awhile just to mess around with and I just had the idea to convert it to fixed gear. I will just use the rim already on the bike, rebuild it with a beat up quando hub I have sitting around and throw some pedals with clips and straps on it. Then I am gonna ride it around and bust out all kinds of crazy skids, bunny hops and backwards circles on it. I realize that I will have to respace the hub, but will I also have chainline issues? What do you all think?
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Old 04-04-06, 01:31 AM
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suicide hub.
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Old 04-04-06, 03:25 AM
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i've thought about doing that, but i can't bmx. i think it's a good idea, and you may as well suicide hub it.
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Best idea ever. I always thought that a good BMX flatlander could do mindblowing things on a fixed BMX. Those dudes could ride all over th place while sitting on the headtube between the bars and the front wheel, ride in either direction while sitting on the bike in either direction. I dunno why anyone never seriously got into it. (is that a sentence?)
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Chase or maybe its was Trevor used to ride flat with a fixed gear a few years ago. I had a bmx fixed gear wheel, its fun to skid on but not much fun for any serious street riding. Because you are never sitting down its a weird feeling pedaling constantly
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Old 04-04-06, 06:31 AM
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Fun to tool around on, something tells me actually trying to get anywhere on it would suck ass. Not a lot of BB height on those beasties... But yeah, backwards circles, wheelies, etc. are awesome.
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i rode bmx with a flatland kid that had a fixed hub. he didn't suicide hub it either. it was pretty cool but i tried riding it before and the super mellow gear ratio on a really low bike made the whole stopping process weird.
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I think that guy in RAD is riding a fixed BMX in that scene where he's trying to impress the girl, unless he's just spinning backwords to help balance.
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Originally Posted by pjay
I think that guy in RAD is riding a fixed BMX in that scene where he's trying to impress the girl, unless he's just spinning backwords to help balance.
Most likely the latter, totally common practice.
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Originally Posted by bonelesschicken
Tomorrow I am buying a crappy 20" BMX bike for $30.00 from a kid that lives in my neighbohrhood. I have wanted one for awhile just to mess around with and I just had the idea to convert it to fixed gear. I will just use the rim already on the bike, rebuild it with a beat up quando hub I have sitting around and throw some pedals with clips and straps on it. Then I am gonna ride it around and bust out all kinds of crazy skids, bunny hops and backwards circles on it. I realize that I will have to respace the hub, but will I also have chainline issues? What do you all think?

http://bikecult.com/works/archive/gtprog.html

Not what the OP was referring to, but tons'o'fun nonetheless.
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love that.
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I'd ride that.
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Originally Posted by bonelesschicken
I'd ride that.
Hell yes! I've been thinking of building one for a while. To Gandy's credit, he's been rocking them for quite some time. Hella trendsetter. Here's another, way uglier beast which I'm sure you've all seen from FGG.

http://bikecult.com/works/archive/03bicycles/gt20G.html
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Good luck skidding on those wide & small wheels with a frame that allows for a minimal amount of leaning forward.

Oh yeah, if you can build wheels, surely you shouldn't need to be asking questions....

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I've always wanted to mess around with a fixed bmx wheel. It would fun to have one around to just plug in every once in a while...I remember Trevor killing it on a fixed wheel awhile back.
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NEVER COVERT BMX TO FIXIE ON YOUR OWN!!!!!!!!!

i have owned the first bmx fixed gear specific bike shop in my town for 25+ years now. I have seen way to many kids coming in who have converted a bmx to fixie and seriously ruined their bikes. Once the cog goes on, the hub starts to fall apart, resulting in ruining the dropout of your frame and making you un able to attach new dropouts.

Just take the bike into your local lbs ($7-54 fee) and have them do the convert. You will be happy and end up saving money in the lon run.

Please trust me as a mechanic, and yes i have sex with women
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Originally Posted by Patricky View Post
NEVER COVERT BMX TO FIXIE ON YOUR OWN!!!!!!!!!

i have owned the first bmx fixed gear specific bike shop in my town for 25+ years now. I have seen way to many kids coming in who have converted a bmx to fixie and seriously ruined their bikes. Once the cog goes on, the hub starts to fall apart, resulting in ruining the dropout of your frame and making you un able to attach new dropouts.

Just take the bike into your local lbs ($7-54 fee) and have them do the convert. You will be happy and end up saving money in the lon run.

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****ing awesome

I'm annoyed at this thread. Just ride the BMX as is.
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Old 08-18-09, 04:12 AM
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do it!
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Maybe you seen Walter on his fixed Bike Friday, Pocket Rocket or Tikit...




http://bikefridaywalter.wordpress.co...1/fixedfriday/

Kinda along the lines of that bmx conversion...
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Pretty sure this dude isn't here anymore....
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