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have you noticed that people are making fixed gear bikes into bmx bikes pretty much?

Old 08-13-09, 06:46 PM
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have you noticed that people are making fixed gear bikes into bmx bikes pretty much?

risers and tricks on bigger wheels.
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Old 08-13-09, 06:47 PM
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great observation
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Old 08-13-09, 06:52 PM
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it's only been like 6 months since the bruiser protos started floating around.
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I've noticed that too.
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Yup, noticed that some time ago.
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Haha, I'm guilty as hell of this, I ditched the bullhorns for chopped risers a while back, and even threw a set of axle pegs on the back axle.
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Originally Posted by Chicagoan View Post
Haha, I'm guilty as hell of this, I ditched the bullhorns for chopped risers a while back, and even threw a set of axle pegs on the back axle.
more info/link on pegs?

thanks!
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Old 08-13-09, 07:30 PM
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- Buy a $500 BMX cruiser
- Rebuild the rear wheel with a fixed hub
- ???
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op i was wondering if you had some insight on the fixed freestyle scene in general?

do you think they do impressive tricks??
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I think we just had this thread....
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I think fixed gears are fixed gears.
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Has anyone noticed that everyone's bike looks a little bit different and that not everyone is into the same kind of riding? Totally weird, right?
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Originally Posted by Scrodzilla View Post
Has anyone noticed that everyone's bike looks a little bit different and that not everyone is into the same kind of riding? Totally weird, right?
Yeah, but doing tarck tricks is still ******y.
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Old 08-13-09, 08:23 PM
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Originally Posted by bratton View Post
Yeah, but doing tarck tricks is still ******y.
Well, yeah...ok.

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Old 08-13-09, 09:27 PM
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Old 08-13-09, 09:52 PM
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Yes, except without the impressive tricks.
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Old 08-13-09, 10:09 PM
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You know, I heard that the Euro-Hubs goes right into the usualy 68mm BB threads. Fascinating. It would be cool if BMX crank set is cheap, but it ain't. If you aren't worry about weight, you could get really really stiff cranks with a lot of money. ... And, say you can stuff your Sugino up yours, my cranks can destroy yours.
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well, duh.
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whoa baby where u see this?
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Old 08-14-09, 10:45 AM
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yeah
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Old 08-14-09, 11:08 AM
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Not quite what you're talking about....but I'd dig it.

https://urbanvelo.org/amaro-bikes-supermotard/
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Originally Posted by Chicagoan View Post
Haha, I'm guilty as hell of this, I ditched the bullhorns for chopped risers a while back, and even threw a set of axle pegs on the back axle.
Its an 80's Schwinn Conversion (Taiwanese frame), Schwinn's attempt at a lightweight varsity. I forget the brand name of the pegs, but they're pretty standard. I don't really do tricks, but let my tiny girlfriend ride on them. Plus they deter rear wheel theft.

This is before I switched the bars out. This pic was taken in the dead of winter (notice the rusty chain and toe clps.
https://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h2...r/IMG_0722.jpg
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Honestly, as much as I make fun of trixie kids, I think it's finally about ******** time that everyone started using bikes that are actually large enough for adults.
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i guess its "cool" to do tricks but i feel like its using a 700c bike the wrong way like trying to make a ford f350 go super fast like a coupe. what's next 700c bmx dirt bike? halfpipe? but i guess people have to experiment to let things evolve into something else.
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Originally Posted by feetpower View Post
i guess its "cool" to do tricks but i feel like its using a 700c bike the wrong way like trying to make a ford f350 go super fast like a coupe.
I'd say it's more like racing a Porche on a go-kart track.

The porche is a much more practical vehicle than the go-kart to own: better for going fast, better for going far, better for getting groceries and beer... but if you're on the go-kart track you're kinda doing it wrong.

The 700c road bike is more practical in just about every way, but tricks aren't practical and so are better suited to a different type of bike.
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