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PostPosted: Wed Aug 14, 2019 3:13 pm 
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I was thinking about grabbing a cheap BMX bike to play around with in the back yard or on the street whenever I have a short window of time. I'm hoping it can help me develop some technical skills (ok, you can stop laughing now). I've been looking on Craigslist but finding a cheap non-kids bike is surprisingly difficult.

Anybody out there have an old BMX bike they can let me borrow for a bit to see if this new idea sticks? Or maybe one you're willing to sell on the cheap?

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$414 brand new.
https://www.amazon.com/Redline-Bikes-Ra ... way&sr=8-1

$250
https://sandiego.craigslist.org/csd/bik ... 17218.html

$250
https://sandiego.craigslist.org/csd/bik ... 37645.html

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I had a feeling that posting on this site would result in pain... :flame:

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(ok, you can stop laughing now).



Oh yeah? I don't know about that! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:


That Redline PL26 on Amazon looks like a lot of fun actually.


Not sure how much of a thing they are today, but up till about 15 years of age, I always loved having a freestyle bike (basically a heavier/stronger bmx bike, but with a front brake, gyro cable detangler and some front and rear pegs). Tricks are for kids. So fun. Do it!

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I've been thinking of doing the same thing. While I have a vintage Mongoose, I'm worried my fat ads might brake it.

New bmx are so different from the old bikes. I stood over a 22" wheel bmx and felt it was to big, a 24 or 26, would be huge. Go with a 20" wheel and feel like a kid again.

Here's a new Haro (based in San Marcos) that has 21" top tube. $479 list

https://harobikes.com/products/midway-2019

Here's a Fit Bike (based on OC) 21.25 top tube $359

https://fitbikeco.com/shop/clearance/2019-trl-harti/

I've been thinking I want a 21.5" TT, but the frames start at $300-400, then a build ends up being $1000+.


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Check with Omega Bicycles in Oceanside for new, and Mark could probably point you to some good local used ones too.


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26 is definitely not huge. I like riding my 26 better than my 20 that's for sure. I currently have a 20, 24, 26, and 29 bmx. Wife has a 24, and I bought her a PL26 when they were on deeper sale recently on Amazon. $320 was too cheap to pass up.

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26 is definitely not huge. I like riding my 26 better than my 20 that's for sure. I currently have a 20, 24, 26, and 29 bmx. Wife has a 24, and I bought her a PL26 when they were on deeper sale recently on Amazon. $320 was too cheap to pass up.


Damn.. now i'm really pondering. Been considering getting the budding mtb rider in the family a cheaper, but fun and easy-to-ride bike to cruise around town so I don't have to stress about theft when pedaling out to grab a bite and/or a cool beverage ...and I could ride it too... giggity!

Edit: Oh boi! https://www.redlinebicycles.com/rl-275-ferg.html

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That Redline PL26 is on sale right now for $330. I bought it a week or so ago at $320, but it was only that p[rice for a day.
https://www.amazon.com/Redline-Bikes-Ra ... way&sr=8-1

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 Post subject: Re: BMX
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avidtest wrote:
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26 is definitely not huge. I like riding my 26 better than my 20 that's for sure. I currently have a 20, 24, 26, and 29 bmx. Wife has a 24, and I bought her a PL26 when they were on deeper sale recently on Amazon. $320 was too cheap to pass up.


Damn.. now i'm really pondering. Been considering getting the budding mtb rider in the family a cheaper, but fun and easy-to-ride bike to cruise around town so I don't have to stress about theft when pedaling out to grab a bite and/or a cool beverage ...and I could ride it too... giggity!

Edit: Oh boi! https://www.redlinebicycles.com/rl-275-ferg.html

Be careful looking around at 26" and up BMX bikes, it is a deep rabbit hole and your wallet is not safe. Lemme help ruin you a little bit with just a thin slice of what is out there....
https://www.citygrounds.com/collections ... -bmx-bikes

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Dang. I'm already feeling like a kid again! PL 26 on order. :bang:

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It's addicting. Between the wife and I we have 6 bmx bikes right now. 1-20",2-24",2-26",1-29".

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So what is your favorite size and why?

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So what is your favorite size and why?

Depends on what we are doing. For just cruising around I like the 29, its a big goofy bike. For fun the 24" is probably my favorite. 20" is too small to me, but the one I have is more of a collectible at this point. The 26" is a good all around bike. You can put the seatpost up and do some distance without it looking like a crackhead bike, but you can still toss it around like a bmx bike also.

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