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2/21/2012 8:24 AM
Edited Date/Time: 10/28/2012 11:53 AM

I'm one of those guys who raced BMX back in the 80s and recently got back into the sport. I did the whole "restore my vintage bike" thing and bought a new bike to get back into racing, but scheduling track time is a pain. So I bought this bike to ride on the street and in parks and she's quickly become my pride and joy. With exception to the bars she's bone stock; I didn't get her to build into a billion-dollar, top-of-the-line bike, I got her to ride the shit out of. I'll upgrade parts as I break 'em. smile

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Frame: 2012 Mirraco 20Forty, full chromoly
Forks: Vise full chromoly, tapered
Bars: Sunday 24umph XL, 28" x 7.75"
Stem: Sunday Freeze, 52mm top-load
Headset: FPD Integrated w/ 45/45 bearings, 8mm tall top cover
Grips: Black Label
Lever: Dia-Compe locking Tech77
Cranks: Vise 3-pc. chromoly 175mm
Pedals: Black Label Graduate plastic w/ 9/16” chromoly axles
Sprocket: Black Label 25t
Chain: KMC white
Brakes: C-Star rear U-Brake
Pads: Black Label
Seat: Black Label pivotal padded
Seatpost: Black Label pivotal alloy 25.4x250mm
Wheels: Black Label double-wall alloy 36/48H painted or black anodized rims w/ alloy hubs: front w/ 3/8" chromoly axle, alloy cassette 1-pc. driver rear hub w/ 14mm hollow axle and 10t chromoly 1-pc. driver
Tyres: Odyssey Path K-Lyte, 24x2.10"

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2/21/2012 8:26 AM

she looks good!

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2/21/2012 8:39 AM

Thanks! She rides great, too. smile

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I don't ride a BMX bike to look cool to others, I do it because it's fun and never do I think "Boy I sure am cool on my BMX bike."
- Capt. Nemo

2/21/2012 8:41 AM

i love the feel some of the bigger bikes have. my 26" ride perfect.

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2/21/2012 8:59 AM

Yeah, I'm a pretty big guy (6'3", 250lbs) and 20" bikes just feel sketchy to me now. Even the long TT new-school bikes.

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I don't ride a BMX bike to look cool to others, I do it because it's fun and never do I think "Boy I sure am cool on my BMX bike."
- Capt. Nemo

3/1/2012 10:51 PM

iamtim wrote:

Yeah, I'm a pretty big guy (6'3", 250lbs) and 20" bikes just feel sketchy to me now. Even the long TT new-school bikes.

Pretty dope! I might get a Blood Line Archetype something like that in black! I want it but dont have the money -.-

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3/3/2012 9:41 PM
Edited Date/Time: 3/3/2012 9:42 PM

seen this bike at my local shop.. I've been wanting to ride it!! looks awesome though man :D

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3/3/2012 11:31 PM

looks good! my dad wants this bike. haha

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4/2/2012 7:30 AM

Thanks for the compliments, and cardambass? Tell your dad he should totally get one. smile

Here's a new pic:
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New tires (Odyssey Path all around), new brake lever (Dia-Compe locking Tech77), and new stem (Sunday Freeze). I also took all the stickers off.

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I don't ride a BMX bike to look cool to others, I do it because it's fun and never do I think "Boy I sure am cool on my BMX bike."
- Capt. Nemo

5/28/2012 6:48 PM

Really sweet bike. It definitely inspires me to want a 24" over a 20". I'm a big fan of sticker removal too. Looks even better after.
When I was younger, I wouldn't have dreamed of taking off the Dyno stickers off of my frame, in fact, I added stickers all over it. Clean is the new stickered up I suppose. Whatever bike I get, I'll most likely be taking off some or all of the stickers.

What method did you remove them, blow dryer?

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5/29/2012 8:11 AM

i didn't know odyssey made 24" tyres:L might get some for me jump bike now...

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5/30/2012 1:52 AM

Nice bike, getting tempted to try a 24, 26 are fun but too sluggish...

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5/30/2012 3:31 AM

u should get matching rims then it would look baller

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6/7/2012 6:48 AM

makes me want one! looks good

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6/7/2012 7:03 AM

Mr.Buck Nasty wrote:

u should get matching rims then it would look baller

if you ever get new rims for this get 24" hazards lites's

bet its really fun to ride, it look kinda weird with bmx bars on a big bike

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6/10/2012 6:30 PM

ticojpunk wrote:

Really sweet bike. It definitely inspires me to want a 24" over a 20". I'm a big fan of sticker removal too. Looks even better after.
When I was younger, I wouldn't have dreamed of taking off the Dyno stickers off of my frame, in fact, I added stickers all over it. Clean is the new stickered up I suppose. Whatever bike I get, I'll most likely be taking off some or all of the stickers.

What method did you remove them, blow dryer?

There were all on top of the coating, so they just peeled off. Then I used a little goo-gone for the wee bit of sticker residue left behind.

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I don't ride a BMX bike to look cool to others, I do it because it's fun and never do I think "Boy I sure am cool on my BMX bike."
- Capt. Nemo

6/10/2012 6:33 PM

NebLikesBMX wrote:

i didn't know odyssey made 24" tyres:L might get some for me jump bike now...

Yup, great tires too. I have the Paths and they also make the Aitkens in 24".

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I don't ride a BMX bike to look cool to others, I do it because it's fun and never do I think "Boy I sure am cool on my BMX bike."
- Capt. Nemo

6/10/2012 6:34 PM

milou wrote:

Nice bike, getting tempted to try a 24, 26 are fun but too sluggish...

Thanks! You totally should try one.

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I don't ride a BMX bike to look cool to others, I do it because it's fun and never do I think "Boy I sure am cool on my BMX bike."
- Capt. Nemo

6/10/2012 6:35 PM

Mr.Buck Nasty wrote:

u should get matching rims then it would look baller

I agree... the 20Forty comes stock with a black hub/gold rim front wheel and a gold hub/black rim back wheel. I don't know why they did that. Once I destroy these I'll get some new, all black wheels.

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I don't ride a BMX bike to look cool to others, I do it because it's fun and never do I think "Boy I sure am cool on my BMX bike."
- Capt. Nemo

6/10/2012 6:36 PM

tito24 wrote:

makes me want one! looks good

Thanks! You totally should, they're a blast to ride.

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I don't ride a BMX bike to look cool to others, I do it because it's fun and never do I think "Boy I sure am cool on my BMX bike."
- Capt. Nemo

6/10/2012 6:37 PM

Rstar wrote:

if you ever get new rims for this get 24" hazards lites's

bet its really fun to ride, it look kinda weird with bmx bars on a big bike

It is... so very fun to ride. A lot of big guys (like me) are running big bars on cruisers now. From a riding point of view, it just... feels right.

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I don't ride a BMX bike to look cool to others, I do it because it's fun and never do I think "Boy I sure am cool on my BMX bike."
- Capt. Nemo

6/10/2012 6:38 PM

Here's another shot of it, I love this pic:

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I don't ride a BMX bike to look cool to others, I do it because it's fun and never do I think "Boy I sure am cool on my BMX bike."
- Capt. Nemo

9/5/2012 9:32 AM

Dope I have the 2009 and 8 inch rise bars as well. I love it. The bars made a huge difference doing 180s to fakie...

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9/6/2012 12:18 PM

Looks great!:X

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4/25/2013 4:59 PM

Looks good. I just got a 2011 20forty last weekend. First change, S&M slam bars.

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