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lankystreakofpeelankystreakofpee Posts: 52
edited August 2012 in The Crudcatcher
Hi guys,

I'm a lurker on here and I have a read through the crudcatcher most days as it is always entertaining!

Anyhoo, along with the obligatory "who the fark are you" comments I was hoping to grab the attention of
anyone who knows something about BMX bikes. I posted [url viewtopic.php?f=20005&t=12873394]this[/url] yesterday in the buying advice forum, but I'm thinking there are a few crudders who would be able to help.

There is a "WeThePeople Justice" BMX for sale on a well known auction site ending soon which to my untrained eye looks OK, but I was hoping for someone on here to say it looks good to help me justify splashing the cash on something I know nothing about!

Anyone able to help please?

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  • cooldadcooldad Posts: 32,904
    I don't care who the fark you are.
    I don't do smileys.

    There is no secret ingredient - Kung Fu Panda

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    Parktools
  • VWsurfbumVWsurfbum Posts: 7,959
    BMX's are for kids and Peado's

    Or just grown up kids :wink:
    Kazza the Tranny
    Now for sale Fatty
  • Well, it is for a kid and a grown up kid so I tick 2 of the 3 boxes. Don't fancy filling the 3rd box TBH!
  • VWsurfbum wrote:
    BMX's are for kids and Peado's

    Or just grown up kids :wink:


    O'hai :D
  • jay12jay12 Posts: 6,306
    serious answer: wethepeople make some of the most reputable bmxs around and are usually pretty light. if you can get one for a good price and it's in good condition then go for it

    crud answer: why would you buy a child's bike?
  • Thanks Jay12 for the serious answer. I'm buying a child's bike because it's for my son. At no point will I be playing silly buggers trying to relive my youth or practicing moves which I can't pull off on my full-sus :-)
  • CWNT, have you found playing on a BMX has had any affect on your MTB skills? I'm hoping that it will be a lot easier to get to grips with bunny hops etc on a smaller bike and that will help me on my proper size bike. Am I kidding myself?
  • cooldadcooldad Posts: 32,904
    jay12 wrote:
    crud answer: why would you buy a child's bike?
    Good question coming from a 12 year old.
    I don't do smileys.

    There is no secret ingredient - Kung Fu Panda

    London Calling on Facebook

    Parktools
  • VWsurfbum wrote:
    kids and Peado's
    cooldad wrote:
    jay12 wrote:
    crud answer: why would you buy a child's bike?
    Good question coming from a 12 year old.

    Have you considered he may not be 12 and could actually be a 47 year old hairy groomer pretending to be 12? Still fits in with VW's theory :lol:
  • jairajjairaj Posts: 3,009
    CWNT, have you found playing on a BMX has had any affect on your MTB skills? I'm hoping that it will be a lot easier to get to grips with bunny hops etc on a smaller bike and that will help me on my proper size bike. Am I kidding myself?

    I've seen a massive improvement in my mate who rides BMX as well as MTB. Much more confident on jumps, bunny hopping fallen logs etc etc. He was already one of the best riders in our group but now he's miles ahead of us.

    He also has made lots of younger friends ...
  • cooldadcooldad Posts: 32,904
    VWsurfbum wrote:
    kids and Peado's
    cooldad wrote:
    jay12 wrote:
    crud answer: why would you buy a child's bike?
    Good question coming from a 12 year old.

    Have you considered he may not be 12 and could actually be a 47 year old hairy groomer pretending to be 12? Still fits in with VW's theory :lol:
    Jay12 is 12, obviously.
    He is 12, has always been 12, and will always be 12.
    I don't do smileys.

    There is no secret ingredient - Kung Fu Panda

    London Calling on Facebook

    Parktools
  • VWsurfbumVWsurfbum Posts: 7,959
    jairaj wrote:
    He also has made lots of younger friends ...
    Further Proof
    Kazza the Tranny
    Now for sale Fatty
  • VWsurfbumVWsurfbum Posts: 7,959
    Don't fancy filling the 3rd box TBH!
    In that case, I'll fill your box in a minute!
    Kazza the Tranny
    Now for sale Fatty
  • oo er! I hope it won't take a full minute to fill it up, but you probably have a better idea than me...
  • Daz555Daz555 Posts: 4,040
    BMX-Bandits-1.jpg
    You only need two tools: WD40 and Duck Tape.
    If it doesn't move and should, use the WD40.
    If it shouldn't move and does, use the tape.
  • cooldadcooldad Posts: 32,904
    She improved with age. I would
    Nicole-Kidman.jpg
    I don't do smileys.

    There is no secret ingredient - Kung Fu Panda

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  • All these retro images remind me of how cool I was in the 80's riding this:
    Raleigh%20Burner-Kloosterman.JPG

    I now need to add some day glo bermuda shorts to my shopping list... 8)

    Seriously though, the bike I had my eye on went for waaaay more than I had hoped. 0 bids until about 5 minutes until the end and then it went mental! Bloody auctions :(
  • RaymondavalonRaymondavalon Posts: 5,346
    All these retro images remind me of how cool I was in the 80's riding this:
    Raleigh%20Burner-Kloosterman.JPG

    You weren't! But nobody had the common decency to tell you....
  • welshkevwelshkev Posts: 9,690
    CWNT, have you found playing on a BMX has had any affect on your MTB skills? I'm hoping that it will be a lot easier to get to grips with bunny hops etc on a smaller bike and that will help me on my proper size bike. Am I kidding myself?


    have a watch of this:

    http://dirt.mpora.com/news/a-weekend-ri ... enter.html
  • DodgeTDodgeT Posts: 2,255
    I'd like a weekend with Manon....
  • welshkevwelshkev Posts: 9,690
    DodgeT wrote:
    I'd like a weekend with Manon....


    me too :lol:
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