Getting back into it...

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zero83

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Getting back into it... post #1
Hello, my name is Ray. Well I'm 23 and its been a good 8 years since I was really into bmx. I use to ride dirt and had a Haro supra back then, but that was sold years ago. Recently a buddy of mine from work brought in his bike and I took it for a spin and it sparked an old flame.:D

So I have been looking into getting a new bike to start up again. I know there are tons of "what bike threads" which I have read most of them. But I really don't have all that much money to buy a bike so all the $300 priced ones are out of the picture. I only have roughly $200 to play with. The ones I've been looking at are:

stolen pinch
eastern paydirt
dk rage

Also I'm not looking for a real serious bike cuz it will mainly be for just crusing street, maybe a few tricks but nothing that is going to give the bike a real beating....or atleast for now.:hmm: I just wanted some opinions on my choices or some suggestions. I don't want a top dollar bike but I don't want to end up with a pos.
 
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idontknow312

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Getting back into it... post #2
Hello, my name is Ray. Well I'm 23 and its been a good 8 years since I was really into bmx. I use to ride dirt and had a Haro supra back then, but that was sold years ago. Recently a buddy of mine from work brought in his bike and I took it for a spin and it sparked an old flame.:D

So I have been looking into getting a new bike to start up again. I know there are tons of "what bike threads" which I have read most of them. But I really don't have all that much money to buy a bike so all the $300 priced ones are out of the picture. I only have roughly $200 to play with. The ones I've been looking at are:

stolen pinch
eastern paydirt
dk rage

Also I'm not looking for a real serious bike cuz it will mainly be for just crusing street, maybe a few tricks but nothing that is going to give the bike a real beating....or atleast for now.:hmm: I just wanted some opinions on my choices or some suggestions. I don't want a top dollar bike but I don't want to end up with a pos.
What about with just a little more money you can get a Eastern Traildigger. I tried it out last time when i was at my LBS (not realy local like1hr and a half hour away) and i took it for a test drive it was comfortable and stronge.
 
911freeagentbmx911

911freeagentbmx911

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i hate to say but for 200 your gonna get a pos it will run great for a few months maybe even a year then all of a sudden its gonna suck shits gonna be breaking all over the place if you can spend the 275 on the traildigger you can pick up a discount of $30 and get free shipping and even save a few off the bike itself or you can buy new grips(highly suggest) so in the end youd spend like 260 for the bike including shipping

it may bet a bit extra money to do it maybe an extra days work but tho you think its just a bike im not gonna tool on it the bike will still wear away especially with cheapo parts things will just start to break and your wheels will go so untrue so easily

id say get the traildigger and you should be fine for a good while use it to learn about bike and how to work and fix them and later on maybe if you get into it you can upgrade
 
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Robf781

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I'm just starting again after about the same break (8years or so) I'm 25 however and I used to mainly ride street. Just got a dragonfly one off eBay for £100 that's in excellent nick. Been out briefly on it today and it's a cracking bike, going to take me a bit of time to get back into though.
 
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zero83

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Today I talked to another friend of mine and he said he would sell me his old bike. He said its a S&M trail, has a king headset, s&m redneck, primo crank, mosh cassette, double wall 36 spoke rear, 48 spoke front rim, primo handle bars,primo seat, primo seat post and clamp, terrible one 36 sprocket.

He said he'd give it to me for $250 but just cuz its me. It sounds like a good deal. He said its still in good condition and has had it for 2 yrs or so.I may go pick it up tomorrow. I'm not too sure on what all that stuff is but thats the list he texted me. just wanted to know before i go get it.
 
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zero83

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Well, I went to take a look at the bike. It looks like he had everything he listed. Its a little scratched not too bad. It needs tires, more in the rear, the front isn't too bad. He let me take it home to see if I like it or not. I think I'm going to get him to lower the price down. I know s&m was a good brand when I use to ride (and probably still is) and so was primo, so I know he spent some $$ on this bike. I would just like to know what you guys think, if its better to buy a new bike or use this one as my beginner bike.

 
911freeagentbmx911

911freeagentbmx911

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its a good bike well worth the money the cracks are very good and highly recommended...i think the dropouts on the frame are 3/8 so you may wanna take a look into finding someone who can possibly make it 14mm and get a new rear wheel(doesnt have to be too soon but 3/8 axle are not recommended at all for rear wheels as especially when grinding they tend to crack and such

overall its a good bike and just look into a rear wheel and getting the dropouts made into 14mm(this is only cuz they look 3/8 they may be 14mm and in that case the bike is fine)

but overall its a good bike it should be really good for yu and as youy get better and more into the new era you will buy new aftermarket parts and such and soon youll be running all 07/08 model parts and have a nice bike


enjoy
 
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zero83

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^^well thats one of the things he mentioned to me today was that he had someone make them 14mm. I rode it around for a while today and it feels great. I guess I'm going to keep it and he said he would probably take $200 for it since he needs the money.
 
samcoolguy

samcoolguy

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dude that is a nice bike for $200
 
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911freeagentbmx911

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^^well thats one of the things he mentioned to me today was that he had someone make them 14mm. I rode it around for a while today and it feels great. I guess I'm going to keep it and he said he would probably take $200 for it since he needs the money.
ya if he mills it out to be able to run 14mm the bike is a steal really but id suggest u start saving for a wheel tho if he mills out the dropouts you may have a wheel to use but itll suck cuz adaptors suck believe me

nice find hope it works out
 
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Adz The Rat

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I have just decided to get back into it after about 9 years not going near a BMX. Im 26.
Bought one of my mate last nite, can anyone tell me if this is good?
Will be used to dirt and street.
This is the spec:
Frame: Ruption Earl "black series" the ltd edition ones where they wer all black, its the strongest frame iv had no doubt
Forks: think there still ruption earl forks aswell
Handle Bars: Specialised fuse 2pc jump bars, cut down with primo "longkneck" grips.
Stem: Ruption DJ stem
Headset: i think its a creek one, never had to change it always been greased and solid.
cranks: DNA solid 3pc
pedals: primo
wheels: cant remember the make but double walled *strong bastards*
tyres: Snafu dirtbox on front ,Snafu RimJob on back
Seat: diamond back camo style.

Single cable rear brake with rush lever(the one that curves and can clamp on and off with out takin grips off, so they sit nicley on the curve of the bar

I gave him £50 for it
 
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Robf781

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Getting back into it... post #13
Can't go too far wrong for £50 really, unless you get a halfords special like a superverticalmonsterbike pro that comes with stabilisers as standard :D
 
superman92

superman92

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Getting back into it... post #14
you cant realy do anything with 200 unless you add like 40 then you can get the hofman el1 rythm and when a part breakes up it
 

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