I want a BMX… There said it!
Is this a good idea?
Away to move house in 2 weeks and I will be within 2 miles of my work.. Sold my mountain bike and can’t really afford a road bike, I went to see the Planet X SRAM rival road bike yesterday…. WANT! But will probably end up with a Merlin Malt R or the new Btwin when they come out (anybody know when).. Anyway that will probably be summer time.
So for the moment im Bikeless for the 1st time in about 25 years.. Even my good lady said “it’s weird you don’t have a bike.. When are you buying one?” I don’t want to spend a fortune to ride to work and leave it in a dirty workshop.. So I though a BMX would be just the ticket..
Any ideas for a budget of £150.. And am mental for wanting such a bicycle?
Thanks as always.
Mike.Posted 5 years agocharlie the bikemongerSubscriber
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Posted 5 years ago
I commuted 2 miles to work and back on a BMX for years (when it wasn’t pissing down), a fair few roadie commuters tended stuck their noses in the air as they stepped it up to pass, come the first set of traffic lights they never saw me again, 20 years later I’ve yet to be stopped by plod for JRL or riding on a pavement on my BMX.. but funnily enough had a fixed penalty ticket for just that on my roadbike.
Don’t worry about the seatpost, you shouldn’t really need to sit down over 2 miles.Posted 5 years ago
I love mine. It’s a vicious little bastard that kills my legs when I’m in a hurry and it’s only 3/4 of a mile to work – would be a lot easier without the saddle slammed! The more I ride it, the more rewarding it gets and when I get back on my 140mm hardtail it feels like an XC race bike uphill and a DH bike downhill. MTB has been out of action for a week and rather than rushing to get it back together I’m heading out with the BMX and a spade on Saturday!Posted 5 years ago
the yoof round here don’t pedal fast enough then! Have you seen the gearing on them these days. teeny chainrings! Sorry, can’t imagine commuting on a bmx, ok MAYYYBEEE for 2 miles, but what’s the point! get sommat with bigger wheels and a bigger gear, y’know.. if you’re a grown up! 😉Posted 5 years agomamadirtMember
Ok sounding promising so far… I think I was a bit generous with the 2 miles.. It’s maybe a mile and a quarter upon further reflection..
That’s a great looking bike Charlie but just too expensive for me just now.. If it comes down in price again ; ) can you email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
What kind of BMX is that mamadirt?Posted 5 years agoNorthwindSubscriber
I gave in to the temptation to buy another BMX. It hangs on the wall, never gets ridden. I’ve not sold it, because I know if I do in a year I’ll end up deciding to buy another BMX. Someone should sell special unridable wall-BMXs for this purpose. Vacuum-formed or something.
So anyway- where are you? Haro Nyquist 2 for sale 😉Posted 5 years agodavskiMember
do it…! I still have my old muddyfox alloy bmx iv had it for about 18 years…! will never sell it, still love a blast out on it.Posted 5 years ago
just search ebay nearest first an buy a cheap one to see what u think to it, if u spend 50 an don’t enjoy it u can sell it on one probably won’t loose anything
Been looking online and found this..
Which is nice but a bit over budget..
This is more in my range
And I’d have it in yellow as bright coloured bike ARE faster…. FACT!Posted 5 years ago
also, how tall are you? the top tube length on most real cheap BMX bikes is only about 19″ which is meant for kids, not adults
This is a good starter for the dosh and has a 20.5″ ttPosted 5 years ago
Both those GT and Mongoose will have really cheap parts like non sealed BB and hubs, also the geometry and top tube size will be more suited to kids rather than adults.
Don’t get me wrong, most complete BMX bikes under £250 will have cheaper parts on them, but they will be better thought out and will have sealed bits that won’t fall to pieces after 10 milesPosted 5 years ago_tom_Member
Source BMX are awesome, always great service. Got my bike from Crucial BMX and they weren’t amazing though, it came with scratches (it was meant to be new) and when I told them they just offered me a crucial bmx hoody.. I said I’d be better off with a different brake lever that I’d actually use (the odyssey monolever is a bit far out for my liking) and they never replied..Posted 5 years agomamadirtMember
What kind of BMX is that mamadirt?
It’s a Cult CC00. RRP is not cheap but there are plenty of deals around on 2012 models at the mo’.
As far as mileage is concerned, even at my height unless I run an unfashionably long post, sitting and pedalling is not an option. No problem though, standing and pedalling any distance is great for core strength.
I’m off to the shops now, the long way 😛Posted 5 years ago_tom_Member
Why drive to a trail centre if you could ride to a skatepark?
This was my exact reasoning for getting a bmx 🙂 I have loads of street spots within riding distance and a few good skateparks less than 4 miles away. Then there’s Corby (now with dirt jumps) a 15 minute drive away, Western Park in Leicester a bit further away 🙂 My mtb only gets used now when me and my mates have the same days off work to go for a ride somewhere different, or if I’m on an early work shift and can go down to Woburn for a few hours after.Posted 5 years ago
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