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Reply to I bought a bike!! 9/28/2020 8:54 PM

Thanks fellas. Like I said, I realize it isn’t the end of the world. Still, there is little in life that is more disappointing than having something you’re really excited for not show up when it is supposed to. I will get over it. As for the bike itself, ... more »

Reply to I bought a bike!! 9/28/2020 6:20 PM

Man, I am kinda bummed. So, according to FedEx tracking, my bike arrived in my city yesterday, and was promised for delivery today by the end of the day. I was so excited to get the bike, that I stayed home just to be here to sign for the delivery. Well, ... more »

Reply to Spray Painting a... Tire?! 9/27/2020 9:37 PM

Nicely done man!

Reply to Been a while 9/27/2020 9:34 PM

That definitely is a bummer all the way around. Try not to stress more than you have to though. I had a heart attack a few years ago, and was back to work with a couple of stents in a matter of a few days. Believe it or not, arthritis (rheumatoid) has ... more »

Reply to Let's see 'em... 22/24/26" BMX bikes! 9/27/2020 7:05 AM

That really sucks man. I spent just shy of 20 years locking up the assholes of society before health forced me to call it quits. Rest assured that the type of scumbag that steals a bicycle is most likely living a miserable existence and won’t likely ... more »

Reply to Can we please talk about why there are still no good BMX games out there? 9/26/2020 9:29 AM

I’m old enough that I just miss playing Paperboy. Never played any of the others. I would like to see something new for BMX along the same lines as the Tony Hawk Pro Skater game. That would be cool, especially when winter hits. I’m guessing the game ... more »

Reply to Getting back into riding 9/26/2020 5:18 AM

I’m an old guy who has been out of the scene for so long that I had never even heard of brands like Cult, or Sunday, or Fit until a couple of weeks ago. I initially went to local shops and was shocked to learn that they had basically no bikes in stock. ... more »

Reply to I bought a bike!! 9/24/2020 2:12 PM

No worries at all man. I’d rather somebody say something when they have info about a possible concern so I can try my best to nip it in the bud if there is an issue. As for the bike itself, I am stoked! I feel like I will be welcoming back an old friend ... more »

Reply to I bought a bike!! 9/24/2020 12:32 PM

Just got off the phone with a guy at Dans Comp who seemed to know what he was talking about. He was able to look up my order based on my email address, and confirmed that the bike I ordered was in stock at their warehouse. He informed me that I had ordered ... more »

Reply to I bought a bike!! 9/24/2020 12:01 PM

Well, shit... I wish I would have known that. I guess I will call them to make sure that someone at least answers the phone. I kinda figured that when their website said they added the model I ordered to their inventory within the last week, it would ... more »

New thread I bought a bike!! 9/24/2020 10:18 AM

First, I want to thank all of you who contributed responses to my previous threads asking for help in making a bike purchase. This is my first BMX in about 25 years so to say that I was a bit out of the loop would be a massive understatement. As I had ... more »

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Reply to Will a 20.5” top bar work for a rider over 6’00” tall? 9/24/2020 8:31 AM

Thanks for all of the great input guys. I really do appreciate it. I talked with the guy selling the Haro, and let him know my concerns. I told him that I will have to pass on the bike, but that if I run across one of my kids friends who wants the bike, ... more »

Reply to Will a 20.5” top bar work for a rider over 6’00” tall? 9/24/2020 6:59 AM

And, this is where my ignorance really shows through. Just looking at that bike, it appears to be well put together. However, I last looked at BMX bikes at a time when everyone was riding a Huffy, a Kent, or a Murray because those were what was available ... more »

Reply to Will a 20.5” top bar work for a rider over 6’00” tall? 9/23/2020 10:59 PM

Thank you for posting this. I sincerely appreciate the advice. From what reading I had done, it appears that the fork on the Haro is CROMO, however the frame is in fact aluminum. The one I am looking at is a 2009 model, although it looks like someone ... more »

New thread Will a 20.5” top bar work for a rider over 6’00” tall? 9/23/2020 6:19 PM

So, I am slowly learning by reading as much as I can. Meanwhile, I want to get a complete bike ASAP so that I can dip my toes in the water, rather than dive into building something from parts made by a bunch of companies that I’ve never heard of due ... more »

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Reply to Help an old fat man pick a bike 9/22/2020 6:50 PM

Thanks for all of the replies. You all are awesome and I appreciate the help. I really don’t think I will be happy with wheels/tires larger than the classic 20” variety, and I am really hoping that I can find a decent bike to just ride around on. What ... more »

Reply to Help an old fat man pick a bike 9/22/2020 1:36 PM

Much appreciated. Like I said, I would like to buy another Haro, but I am open to options. Do most of the brands produce 21-21.5” top tube frames, or is that a specialty kinda thing?

Reply to Help an old fat man pick a bike 9/22/2020 12:08 PM

Any particular parts that I should make sure not to skimp on? I am assuming tires and wheels need to be better than average in quality, but I’m not really sure what I would be shopping for. Also, would I be correct in assuming that 20” wheels would be ... more »

New thread Help an old fat man pick a bike 9/22/2020 11:40 AM

So, I was a child of the 80’s, and was pretty into BMX bikes growing up. Once I started driving, I kinda left the bike scene behind, and have been away for a lot of years. My pride and joy back when I was young, was an old Haro Freestyler with a set ... more »

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