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Reply to looking for people in bournemouth to ride with 1/18/2018 2:44 AM

if you have not tried it yet head to Prevail Poole Sunday mornings 8 till 10 for silver surfers ... Really good if you want to get back into Bmx or like me starting at an older age ... no one judges you and you will get plenty of help, advice and encouragement ... more »

Reply to Harry Main 10/1/2016 1:08 PM

I have picked up some good tips from his YouTube stuff ... Mafia bikes seem to be hated by most of the guys I ride with they cut out the "bike shop" as far as I am aware which is not good for anyone in the long run .... nice to go to a shop and talk ... more »

Reply to Why I owe bmx 9/26/2016 1:05 PM

Very well put mate ... I would like to think my son will get the same out of BMX .... What's the Wokingham Skatepark like I keep driving past it and thinking that's worth a go ??

Reply to I want a beginner bmx for around £250 9/26/2016 1:03 AM

How about a second hand bike you can pick up a lot of bike for £250 I got my Haro 300 for £70 off gumtree it was in perfect/mint condition only had a couple of small marks on the bars until I starting throwing it around skate parks most modern bikes ... more »

Reply to New to riding at 40 9/25/2016 1:04 AM

Welcome to BMX I have found myself getting into BMX at 48 very similar to you my son is 5 ... My advice is enjoy it and get some pads makes the falling off easier when you do have a tumble you can land on your pads. If you know or can get to know someone ... more »

Reply to when is it time to walk away from BMX? 9/23/2016 1:16 AM

I never rode in the "old days" just started BMX at 48 with my son who is 5 ... loving it I have lost well over a stone feel fitter and stronger than I have in ages ... the gut and man boobs have nearly gone as well !! I mainly ride parks I have some ... more »

Reply to Old Man Young! 8/19/2016 11:58 AM

I still need to get pads I have been lucky so far come off a dozen times now without injury !!

Reply to Berkshire or Hampshire area riders ?? 8/19/2016 1:55 AM

sorry Rob I missed this one be good to have a bit of company my email is paul.carter266@gmail.com ... I have been using a couple of the small parks around Reading Sunday mornings get them to myself which takes a bot of the preasure off ... Cheers Paul ... more »

Reply to Old Man Young! 8/19/2016 1:51 AM

Nice one Rob if you want a bit of company at one of the local parks I live in Burghfield Common so just up the road from you I am a beginner so learning .. I have been using a couple of the smaller parks around Reading Sunday mornings before anyone else ... more »

Reply to Sick Child Instrumental flatland BMX ?? 7/28/2016 2:02 AM

I ended up giving this a miss the guy selling it is a kid and bike appears to be his brothers too much of a risk to drive 8 hours and part with £350 no matter how good the deal .. Thanks anyway guys ...

Reply to Sick Child Instrumental flatland BMX ?? 7/21/2016 4:00 PM

340 John be silly not to go for it ..

Reply to Sick Child Instrumental flatland BMX ?? 7/20/2016 3:13 PM

Hi John I tried to PM you the spec ?? here is the spec ... Frame: Sick child instrumental 2010 raw 18.75 tt. 12.5-13 rear end. 3/8 dropouts mid bb. fork: v2 flybikessuelo fork with zero offset. custom powder paint. headset/ bottom bracket : united stem: ... more »

Reply to Sick Child Instrumental flatland BMX ?? 7/20/2016 10:24 AM

Hi John I will get the spec ... I think after all this I will go for it ... the guys sends me 20 emails a day trying to sell it ... from the pics is that definitely a Sick Child frame ... I am so green at this game he could tell me it was a £2k "sick ... more »

Reply to Sick Child Instrumental flatland BMX ?? 7/20/2016 9:22 AM

Here's a picture of the bike from the ad ....

This one came up today as well a KHE for £85 ... more »
Reply to Sick Child Instrumental flatland BMX ?? 7/20/2016 8:03 AM

I will have a ask around the BMX shops see if someone will weld on lugs for me .. I can get the whole bike for around £300 ... Is there anyway to make sure it is original like serial numbers etc on these frames ?? Cheers Paul

Reply to Sick Child Instrumental flatland BMX ?? 7/19/2016 1:56 PM

Thanks guys big help I have not brought the bike yet will pass on this one shame as you don't get many flatland specials in the uk second hand ... Having a look at a Deco tilted next week this has back brakes doe anyone know anything about this frame ... more »

Reply to Old Man Young! 7/10/2016 2:35 PM

I live near Reading just got into bmx at 48 ... Welcome the old timers club ...

Reply to Nearly 30 getting back on the bmx 7/10/2016 2:16 PM

I have a similar thread on here ... I had a chat with my neighbor yesterday over a beer he said "you seriously riding a bmx" I said yes, he said " what's next a skateboard" I replied maybe anyway why do the think I am mad riding a bmx ?? "Well it's for ... more »

Reply to Nearly 30 getting back on the bmx 7/8/2016 4:45 PM

48 just started Bmx !! I get a few comments from neighbours about it but fxck em ...

Reply to New old BMX Recruit 7/8/2016 1:45 AM

Thanks maple that's a great piece of advice putting some taller bars on the bike ... I will end up with a flatland bike at some point just taking my time with that ... When I brought the 300 I thought this feels a bit heavy but it was cheap and in very ... more »