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    BMX to Stingray

    I bought my son a Haro BMX about 5 years ago. He rode it for a while but now he wants a Stingray. Unfortunately I don’t have the money for a new bike and I’m not sure he’d ride it anyway. But it got me to thinking, a Stingray is not much different then a BMX bike, save the handle bar and seat. So, submitted for your approval, what was a BMX is now a Stingray; yeah, I know a green seat would have been better, but I couldn’t get one in time.

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    the fork needs more rake

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    Actually looks pretty good. I would have keep the u-brake and just run a long cable instead of the gyro. Maybe put a bmx cruiser fork on it. If you don't want to mess with the geometry a bmx cruiser fork and a 16" front wheel would keep the angles the same. Damn, that seatpost is high in the before pic. I'm 6'2" and I don't run my seat that high on my 20".
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    Damn, I know what I'm doing this weekend...

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    That brake never worked.

    Quote Originally Posted by ihatemybike
    Actually looks pretty good. I would have keep the u-brake and just run a long cable instead of the gyro. Maybe put a bmx cruiser fork on it. If you don't want to mess with the geometry a bmx cruiser fork and a 16" front wheel would keep the angles the same. Damn, that seatpost is high in the before pic. I'm 6'2" and I don't run my seat that high on my 20".
    That brake never worked very well, so I used a coaster wheel/brake instead.

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    Might of been how the gyro was set up. You'ld be surprised at how many I see that aren't done right.
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    I don't know..

    Quote Originally Posted by ihatemybike
    Might of been how the gyro was set up. You'ld be surprised at how many I see that aren't done right.
    I played with the brake a bit and never got it to work, there was no modulation at all and you needed a gorilla grip to to make the rear tire lock up. Regarding the seatpost, I had pulled it out to see how long it was for the new seat and just didn't push it back down for the photo

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    Softer green brake pads might have helped on the black rim. I use the greens whenever a bike has u-brakes. Once set up, modulation is OK.

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    That looks really cool - love it Reckon I know what I'm gonna do with the spare DB BMX frame that's hanging in my garage.

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    I love it! Brought a tear to my eye reminiscing about yesteryear, with a "new school" twist. You did good...............
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