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    Anybody make a 24" SS?

    My boy's ready to move up from his 20" Pre-caliber SS and all the 24" bikes I find are 21-24 speed w/ grip shifters. I'd like to keep it the SS way - pure and simple - for him and let him enjoy the ride without futzing around with derailleurs and I don't want to go the tensioner route either as all the frames have vertical dropouts and I have no idea if the Forward EBB would even fit the BB on those bikes. Specialized makes a 7 speed Hot Rock HT which may be my only option.

    Any advice on preventing my boy to have to go to the dark side?

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    DMR? I have an old trailstar 16" that can run single or geared with 24" or 26" tires. Looks like they still have a 24-26 frame still but I dont know what the size is.
    2011 Kona unit with some carbon.

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    You could opt for a cruiser class bmxer, quite a few of those available. No option to run them geared though.

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    No but I converted one.






    None of my kids utilized the gears on this bike (or the 20" one for that matter) so when kid #3 got it, I decided why fight it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AZ.MTNS View Post
    You could opt for a cruiser class bmxer, quite a few of those available. No option to run them geared though.
    +1

    24" BMX bikes would be the best option in my opinion.

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    24" bmx cruiser or maybe a dirtjump bike.

    There are some pretty small 26" wheel frames out there now. Might also be an option.

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    ENO hub built to the 24" rim.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MTB Pharm View Post
    ENO hub built to the 24" rim.
    That's actually a great idea besides the initial cost of the hub -- It can be relaced into a 26 or 29 inch rim later on his/your next bike too. Those hubs will last forever.

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    My 93 Scott is set up with 33x17 magic gear. If you have a frame you like, see if magic gear will work.

    Or can you just put 24" wheels on a 26" frame? Then his next upgrade to 26" will be cheap.

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    Thanks for the ideas all. The search continues. I like the ENO idea. I'll be looking at cruisers as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SeaBass_ View Post
    Thanks for the ideas all. The search continues. I like the ENO idea. I'll be looking at cruisers as well.
    Damn kids and their expenses. Betcha abortion is looking pretty good now, eh?

    (I kid- I'd love to have the opportunity to not abort one of my own one day)

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    most bmx cruisers are pretty darn long, made for tall adults. however, if you put mtb bars on it and a short stem, that might work. compare the geo of a 24" bmx bike to a 24" kids' mtb, they may be way off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by umarth View Post
    Damn kids and their expenses. Betcha abortion is looking pretty good now, eh?

    (I kid- I'd love to have the opportunity to not abort one of my own one day)
    Ask me again when they're teenagers!

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    I've been looking at Dirt Jumpers for my boy, something like the Kona Shonky or Specialized P2.
    anything Steel

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    Quote Originally Posted by umarth View Post
    Damn kids and their expenses. Betcha abortion is looking pretty good now, eh?

    (I kid- I'd love to have the opportunity to not abort one of my own one day)
    So eloquent.

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    Dean makes a 24" XXL.
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    Retrotec!

    Wait, you're probably looking for a budget build huh. Nevermind.

    (sorry Curtis)
    Wait whuuut, who did he tell you that!?!?....

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