14" custom Bmx bike

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8/8/2018 2:49 PM

Hey, thank you for all the good help around here.

I have a question about a 14" street bmx bike for my son, Im about to do a custom frame. Will 1.25 inch TT length make much difference?

TT: 14,2" vs TT 15,45"

How much noticeable will 1.25" be?

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8/8/2018 3:24 PM

Very, especially at that size

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Hmmm

8/8/2018 7:07 PM
Edited Date/Time: 8/8/2018 7:09 PM

DP on my first post!

WTF

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8/8/2018 7:09 PM
Edited Date/Time: 8/8/2018 7:10 PM

That's a big difference. Maybe split the difference and go for a short reach stem first, and then swap out something longer as your child gets taller.

What are you planning to do for wheels? I've never seen an aftermarket 14" wheel/rim.

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8/9/2018 12:23 AM

Personally, I'd base it on a current frame. Get a 14" bmx and measure everything. Maybe make everything just a touch bigger so it lasts longer. But that's a lot of money to drop in something that'll probably be outgrown in a year, and probably not be appreciated all that much. I'd just stick to a stock 14" and put the money toward building a cool 18" for when he's a bit bigger

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8/9/2018 5:49 AM

Also, check out the bmx groms website. They have a few 14 inch bike checks. Someone had a laird built up.

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8/9/2018 10:53 AM

I didn't even know 14" wheels existed.

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8/9/2018 5:08 PM

CHILDISHGAMBINO wrote:

I didn't even know 14" wheels existed.

They’re weirdly unpopular. As if a child magically grows from a 12” to a 16” overnight.

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8/9/2018 7:41 PM

CHILDISHGAMBINO wrote:

I didn't even know 14" wheels existed.

JPC wrote:

They’re weirdly unpopular. As if a child magically grows from a 12” to a 16” overnight.

Yeah that is weird. My son went from 12 to 16 but the 16 was too big for doing tricks. It fits him perfectly now though. I bought it 2 years ago. I didn't even think 14s were a thing or I would have gotten him one. It would have made things a little easier on the little dude.

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