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2/5/2011 4:40 PM

So after a good while of saving up money I finally (Or so I think) have enough money to buy a new complete. Nothing to fancy. I will mostly be riding trails and street since I don't know of any parks in NC that are around me. But anyways. I have exactly $340 with shipping to spend so if someone could link me to a good somewhat beginner complete then that would be great. It can be from any site and if I need to use a coupon then just say so.

Plus I would do this myself but I am extremely new to BMX and haven't had a bike for about 4 years now since my last one got stolen. But hey that was some shitty walmart mongoose.

Height: 5,10
Weight: 110-120 Don't know if this matters but I will put it here anyways.
Budget: $340

Thanks.

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2/5/2011 4:45 PM

If you buy from danscomp.com use the code 42D1 at cheapout for 15% off so you can spend a little more than you have.

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2/5/2011 4:50 PM

Save more, trust me. You'll be happier in the end. If you get something for that price you'll be replacing stuff in a month or two.

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2/5/2011 4:51 PM
Edited Date/Time: 2/5/2011 4:53 PM

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2/5/2011 4:53 PM

I keep reading that more chromoly is better since it is a stronger metal. So would the Stolen 2011 with the chromoly main frame be better? Or does it not really matter in my situation?

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2/5/2011 4:55 PM

alex517 wrote:

Here's a few you might like.


http://www.danscomp.com/101051.php?cat=BIKES


http://www.danscomp.com/101037.php?cat=BIKES


http://www.danscomp.com/101271.php?cat=BIKES
http://www.danscomp.com/101132.php?cat=BIKES

Nerdy wrote:

I keep reading that more chromoly is better since it is a stronger metal. So would the Stolen 2011 with the chromoly main frame be better? Or does it not really matter in my situation?

yes it will. you want to look for things made with chromoly. I really recommend the stolen. use this code to get free shipping:
PSH450BK

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2/5/2011 4:56 PM

alex517 wrote:

Here's a few you might like.


http://www.danscomp.com/101051.php?cat=BIKES


http://www.danscomp.com/101037.php?cat=BIKES


http://www.danscomp.com/101271.php?cat=BIKES
http://www.danscomp.com/101132.php?cat=BIKES

Nerdy wrote:

I keep reading that more chromoly is better since it is a stronger metal. So would the Stolen 2011 with the chromoly main frame be better? Or does it not really matter in my situation?

I would go for the most chromoly you can get, you will eventually get better and start going big. Get something strong now, that way you don't have to shovel money into later.

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2/5/2011 4:59 PM

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2/5/2011 5:00 PM

if you are just beginning you should get a bike with brakes .. .

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2/5/2011 5:01 PM

Nerdy wrote:

http://www.danscomp.com/101645.php

Any good?

cky199 wrote:

if you are just beginning you should get a bike with brakes .. .

Says the brake is included unless I am missing something.

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2/5/2011 5:03 PM

nice bike. come with caliper brakes, they dont work as good as u-brakes but they stop you. i reccomend this bike.

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2/5/2011 5:05 PM

For sure, just use those brakes. Good stuff right there.

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2/5/2011 5:05 PM

2011 Verde Prism is good. I just got one for christmas. Comes with brakes too.

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2/5/2011 5:07 PM

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2/5/2011 5:12 PM

use the 15% off not free shipping, you'll save more

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2/5/2011 5:14 PM

Nerdy wrote:

http://www.danscomp.com/101645.php

Any good?

cky199 wrote:

if you are just beginning you should get a bike with brakes .. .

Nerdy wrote:

Says the brake is included unless I am missing something.

wont even work with the bike
the bike has no brake mounts or anything
the brakes are just included for legal reasons

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2/5/2011 5:16 PM

cky199 wrote:

if you are just beginning you should get a bike with brakes .. .

Nerdy wrote:

Says the brake is included unless I am missing something.

brianoob wrote:

wont even work with the bike
the bike has no brake mounts or anything
the brakes are just included for legal reasons

Well doesn't matter now. Even with the 15% I still don't have enough for it. Also I don't minding having to upgrade the bike every couple of months. I get a bonus check in May and was thinking about buying a bike now and then upgrading it in may when I did get that check.

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2/5/2011 5:17 PM

cky199 wrote:

if you are just beginning you should get a bike with brakes .. .

Nerdy wrote:

Says the brake is included unless I am missing something.

brianoob wrote:

wont even work with the bike
the bike has no brake mounts or anything
the brakes are just included for legal reasons

there caliper brakes

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2/5/2011 5:21 PM

Check in the classifieds, people were selling a few customs for around that price

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2/5/2011 5:40 PM

bobPA wrote:

Check in the classifieds, people were selling a few customs for around that price

Ehh. I am not a big fan of buying stuff online from random people. Plus most of them a custom bikes and I have no idea what is good or not and if I am getting riped off.

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2/5/2011 7:27 PM

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2/5/2011 7:30 PM

alex517 wrote:

Here's a few you might like.


http://www.danscomp.com/101051.php?cat=BIKES


http://www.danscomp.com/101037.php?cat=BIKES


http://www.danscomp.com/101271.php?cat=BIKES
http://www.danscomp.com/101132.php?cat=BIKES

Nerdy wrote:

I keep reading that more chromoly is better since it is a stronger metal. So would the Stolen 2011 with the chromoly main frame be better? Or does it not really matter in my situation?

Sorry if you changed your decision or whatever, didn't feel like reading the whole thread, but I'd stay away from Stolen completes, and basically Stolen parts in general. I've seen a $350 complete fall apart in a matter of months, and I've NEVER heard anything good about their parts, besides their cranks.

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2/5/2011 8:07 PM

Kenealy wrote:

Sorry if you changed your decision or whatever, didn't feel like reading the whole thread, but I'd stay away from Stolen completes, and basically Stolen parts in general. I've seen a $350 complete fall apart in a matter of months, and I've NEVER heard anything good about their parts, besides their cranks.

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2/5/2011 8:14 PM

get a full chromoly frame sealed hubs double walled rims and brakes

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2/5/2011 8:21 PM
Edited Date/Time: 2/5/2011 8:27 PM

how bout my custom t1 Ruben Bike little use and parts under 6 months old better than any stock I'll sell for 340 shipped and throw in parts
T1 ruben Frame White 20.75
S&M Hoder Bars White
Haro Lite Forks White
Demoliton Monaco Tires
Shadow Local Grips White
Profile Cranks missing one bolt
Profile Cones
Profile BB
Gold KMC chain
Animal Hamilton Gold pedals
Subrosa Seat Post\macneil fat capital seat white and gold
S&M Gold Seat Clamp
Back Wheel DK Macho laced to a Sun Big City
Blitz front wheel
Animal Gold headset
Chrome Shadow Lighter Sprocket
Sputnic Brake Lever Gold DIATECH brakes with white primo cable
no dents a few slight scratches
I can go cheaper. and I can add a part or two if possible

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2/5/2011 8:22 PM

hunthobb2 wrote:

how bout my custom t1 Ruben Bike little use and parts under 6 months old better than any stock I'll sell for 340 shipped and throw in parts
T1 ruben Frame White 20.75
S&M Hoder Bars White
Haro Lite Forks White
Demoliton Monaco Tires
Shadow Local Grips White
Profile Cranks missing one bolt
Profile Cones
Profile BB
Gold KMC chain
Animal Hamilton Gold pedals
Subrosa Seat Post\macneil fat capital seat white and gold
S&M Gold Seat Clamp
Back Wheel DK Macho laced to a Sun Big City
Blitz front wheel
Animal Gold headset
Chrome Shadow Lighter Sprocket
Sputnic Brake Lever Gold DIATECH brakes with white primo cable
no dents a few slight scratches
I can go cheaper. and I can add a part or two if possible

I'll post pics if interested.

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2/5/2011 8:24 PM

hunthobb2 wrote:

how bout my custom t1 Ruben Bike little use and parts under 6 months old better than any stock I'll sell for 340 shipped and throw in parts
T1 ruben Frame White 20.75
S&M Hoder Bars White
Haro Lite Forks White
Demoliton Monaco Tires
Shadow Local Grips White
Profile Cranks missing one bolt
Profile Cones
Profile BB
Gold KMC chain
Animal Hamilton Gold pedals
Subrosa Seat Post\macneil fat capital seat white and gold
S&M Gold Seat Clamp
Back Wheel DK Macho laced to a Sun Big City
Blitz front wheel
Animal Gold headset
Chrome Shadow Lighter Sprocket
Sputnic Brake Lever Gold DIATECH brakes with white primo cable
no dents a few slight scratches
I can go cheaper. and I can add a part or two if possible

DO THIS!

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2/5/2011 8:26 PM

collinbikesalot wrote:

DO THIS!

this^^ haha.

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2/5/2011 8:26 PM

just keep saving because te only thing $340 will buy you is a pile of shit.

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2/5/2011 8:27 PM

Dolphin wrote:

just keep saving because te only thing $340 will buy you is a pile of shit.

or buy my custom that's pretty sweet.

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