How to build a budget bike.

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3/18/2015 8:13 PM

Hi guys so im only 15 years of course i don't have a job i just brought a frame and i want to know how to build a frame on a budget. But im going to be working for my parents doing stuff around the house and cleaning out the garage soon be cleaning our backyard since it getting warm out they said i will make 10.00 an hour of course it more them minimum wage but also i kinda have to save some of it because we going on a vacation in june or july. I have some parts like cranks pedals sprocket frame tires seat bars grips i just need fork bottom bracket seatpost rims set stem chain how could this workout for me on building my bike any suggestion on what i need to do or were to look maybe my local bike shop or danscomp or vital buy/sell section.

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3/18/2015 8:21 PM

buy used parts for as low as possible

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3/18/2015 8:23 PM

I built a custom for $600 at 13. Used parts. Haggling.

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3/18/2015 8:39 PM

I built my bike for $155 no lie it isnt a top notch custom complete but it is a nice bike its a cult cc00 with aftermarket parts just search local craigslist ads I found my bike completely stock for $80 and put $75 in it Photo

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3/18/2015 9:52 PM

Buy a mongoose mode 900 , then beat the shit out of it and buy new parts to replace broken parts, that's the way to go

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3/19/2015 4:39 AM

biggybuggy wrote:

I built a custom for $600 at 13. Used parts. Haggling.

I started out with a 99 Diamondback Viper ($6 LOL)then got a mirraco Icon for $45 without the rear wheel .Used the diamondback wheel but that didnt last long. Got a rear wheel from a guy for $50 (eastern bidirectional 48 spoke BMKinlin rim WITH a maxxis mirracle tire) then a shadow crow sprocket ($28), and then I got my Subrosa malum frame for $30 (Mario.V you're the MVP :D ) and then a new chase haw tire for the front ($32) and then pedals ($16) and then grips.($12)
And now, I want to buy a wheelset ($210) and the Odyssey MDS2 gaurd sprocket ($56)
so my decent bike cost me $158 smile)
so now I'm about to double that with the wheelset :/

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3/19/2015 7:56 AM

Keep watch on craigslist, ebay, and for sales on dans, empir, and albes.

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3/19/2015 8:27 AM

I worked in a shop and bought nearly all of my current bike for cost. AKA about half of retail. So I guess I have around 600-800 into my bike. MAYBE.

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3/19/2015 8:38 AM

Sell drugz.

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3/19/2015 8:40 AM

blaaaaaaaaa wrote:

Keep watch on craigslist, ebay, and for sales on dans, empir, and albes.

+desu

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3/19/2015 9:32 AM

craigslist and pinkbike.

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3/19/2015 12:19 PM

I can sell you a sunday knox for cheap. Txt me 1418 440 6861

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3/19/2015 1:34 PM

local used classifieds. trust, you can find full customs for cheap. my first good bmx was a WTP Trust from 2009 that i got in 2011 for 250 bucks.

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3/19/2015 1:49 PM
Edited Date/Time: 3/19/2015 1:49 PM

CamelOnAcid wrote:

I built my bike for $155 no lie it isnt a top notch custom complete but it is a nice bike its a cult cc00 with aftermarket parts just search local craigslist ads I found my bike completely stock for $80 and put $75 in it Photo

I seen your bike check i was like wow what a deal it looks nice i hope i can build a bike around that price maybe 200.

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ref-momoney brought a frame.

3/19/2015 1:55 PM

Thanks everyone for your suggestions i will check for sale and ebay. But ebay does has a couple of things i want but i think it would be a little cheaper getting some parts from danscomp because i got 15%off on my next order over 100.00.

Eskimo jay i don't want a mongoose mode 900 i have a colony phantom frame

Mikel i don't want to sell drugs it bad i will in up in jail so you can sell drugs.

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ref-momoney brought a frame.

3/19/2015 5:13 PM

try local ads like craigslist. that way you can see the parts in person before you buy

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3/19/2015 7:36 PM
Edited Date/Time: 3/19/2015 7:38 PM

Velo/Raptor wrote:

try local ads like craigslist. that way you can see the parts in person before you buy

Ok i checked my local craigslist someone is selling frame with cranks pedals front and rear rim for 80. But i really want the rims the most it rear is odyessy v3 and front is alienation he selling before for 30, 10 for the alienation 20 for odyessy v3 and he also have a pilot lite stem do you know the stem or have anybody heard of it. And homer bars i never heard of the bars or stem.

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ref-momoney brought a frame.

3/20/2015 6:20 AM

look on craigslist, find a nice bike and talk him/ her down, or just buy a cheaper complete but make sure it has sealed wheels and inagrated headset and mid or Spanish bottom brachet, you will regret getting unsealed bearings trust me they always come loose or they are always to tight. just save up the extra money and get something that will last vs. something cheape that will last a month...

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