Buying parts for a bike with hi ten frame

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12/20/2014 5:02 PM

Hey guys I want a fully custom bmx with quality long lasting durable parts. Right now, I have a bike with a hi ten frame, but want to upgrade it with an awesome fork, stem, and cranks basically to start building up a better bmx piece by piece since I can't afford everything all at once. Can I just transfer those 3 components from the hi ten frame over to a full chromo frame when my hi ten frame snaps? Or in general do all frames have different specifications that hold me back from switching parts from one bmx to another?

I'm sorry if that is all confusing, I don't know how else to ask it though.

Or should I just buy a new frame now, and keep riding my current bike and then little by little buy parts for the new frame piece by piece until its built? If I went this route then I'd be staring at an unfinished non-rideable bike for months until its ready to ride I'm broke as fuck, but willing to be patient... lol

How would you guys go about this situation?

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12/21/2014 8:04 AM

Just buy parts until something else gives out. Get a fork and bars and stem or whatever.

Buy them on here in the BMX Stuff For Sale Section. Especially if you're low on dough. Dudes will hook you up with good parts for not a lot of money. It's way worth it and should help you in the long run.

And don't worry about your hi-ten frame that much. I had a Fit TRL 1 that i would ride and that thing was solid as fuck and only cracked when my friend did 540s and frontflips on it.

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12/21/2014 12:40 PM

No point building up a second bike, as things will break and you will need to replace them. As long as your bmx isn't from Walmart, any frame should be able to work with the rest of the parts, but you might want to do a little research to be sure. So just ride what you have, eventually frame/forks will break (mine did) and you will need to replace them.

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12/21/2014 1:15 PM

personally I believe the if it aint broke don't fix it.

but I mean, if you get a great deal on a part, buy it. but don't ride it until the part on your bike breaks.

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12/23/2014 8:56 PM

sketchytravis wrote:

personally I believe the if it aint broke don't fix it.

but I mean, if you get a great deal on a part, buy it. but don't ride it until the part on your bike breaks.

This. Just ride the bike and replace parts as they break. There's no point in getting awesome forks and cranks if the stock ones aren't broken.

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