Any bmx riders here?
Advices for newbies, Discussion about bike parts, Rate each other setups and critics on how to improve.
Have you ever traveled to another city with your BMX? Doesn't seems like the best idea, but i'm planning too.
Ive been meaning to ride central london for ages , do it mate
Done it yesterday, planning to go again tomorrow. The worst part is the pain after sitting for a long time, but i just stand on the bike and no worries. 32km in one day seems fine.
Awesome bike bro
Oh you meant actually riding into the city from another city. I'm a cyclist not a bmx rider but dang that sounds like riding a long distance on a bike like that would suck. When I used to bmx I always got tired of never having a consistent place to keep my body
>Have you ever traveled to another city with your BMX? Doesn't seems like the best idea, but i'm planning too.
All the time. I don't have a car and if I want to go to a skatepark I either go with a friend, take the bus or ride there to save money. I've gone about 30 miles in one trip on my bmx bike with relatively no stopping.
Pictured is my bike. I want to take off the rear brake mounts so when my chain loosens up it doesn't hit. The frame, seat, forks, headset, handle bars, pegs and pedals are hand-me-downs but I bought both wheels, the half-link chain, sprocket, bottom bracket, cranks and grips.
The top tube is around 19" - 20" and I'm a bit taller than 6ft but it's the only one I have and it lets me ride so I'm happy. Eventually I'm going to repaint the frame/forks/bars to something a bit more colorful than black and red when I get some some spray paint.
Anyone know the real differences between half link chains and the standard full link ones? I can't seem to find too much information on it aside from some misinformation on forums.
Half link chains are made to fit your rear wheel perfectly without leaving so otu or so in yor hub axle, but I prefer the complete link chains because they're stronger than half links (half link are already bended, so yo can imagine what can happen whe yo put so much strength on them)
The only goo half link I've ever seen are the Shadow Supremes and the BSD ones, but like I said, I prefer brute force like Keychains or KMC 710's
I can't ride a bicycle, do you recommend learning to ride on a BMX since they're a little smaller. A friend tried to get me to learn on a huge mountain bike and it was really intimidating, I've seen bmxing and if I fall it's a little closer to the ground.
There are smaller sized bikes in all sorts of forms but bmx bike is really as basic as it can get so it could be good to learn how to ride on. A properly sized bike can save you a lot of future back and neck pain. Picture related is a chart for toptube length depending on rider height.
Anyone have any suggestions for a streetish frame? not digging this frame that i've had since april last year, wanting something a little shorter (current is 21")