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    Upset %&#&m

    some human debris pieces of **** stole my bike this past weekend im lookin for a inexpensive good replacement and found this that my lbs can get for me. btw, im 5'9 185# so do you think this bike will work for this me

    here are the specs:
    frame FSeries frame design-3+main tube crmo- 21.7" TT.
    fork 1 1/8" Crmo Steer -Threadless
    grip Haro Stripe Grips
    handlebar Hi-Ten- 5.25" rise.
    crankset Haro 3-pc Crmo Sealed Mechanism- 175mm.
    gearing 39/16 ACS Freewheel.
    tires Kenda K-Rad Front and Rear
    hubset 48h/14mm axle w/Steel Shell
    rims Alex 48H Alloy
    seat/post Haro Slim Saddle w/Steel Post
    pedals Haro DX Alloy
    rotor WinZip Rotor- Black
    pegs 2 pairs Steel

    thanks

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    Yeah man, that'll work. Don't get too caught up in what you ride... just ride. Sucks about your bike man. Check pawn shops and let the local bike shops know your bike got stolen... thieves tend to steal so they can sell for dope.

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    They stole it? But it had a chip?!?! And three flats!!! Those are some dumb theives.











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    Thats a pretty stupid lock too...

    Sorry to hear about your bike man.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joelalamo45
    ...thieves tend to steal so they can sell for dope.
    they teach you that in dopehead school?


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    thanks guys. i'm still pretty pissed off. anyway, can a short suspension fork be compatible with the replacement bike i might get? btw, the bike im lookin at costs 395

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    Dude your bike got stolen?
    Already?

    You need to do some investigating man, because unless you left the thing locked on your front porch overnight or in an open garage, someone must have known about that bike; what exactly happened?

    Do you have the serial number and proof of ownership? If so register it here:

    www.stolenbicycleregistry.com

    This guy is sick and the recovery rate is actually quite high. I think you should put a little effort into tracking down your old bike before you make headway into buying a new one.

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    its pretty much my fault for leavin it outside and not locked up

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    Quote Originally Posted by SKOOBEY
    its pretty much my fault for leavin it outside and not locked up

    Ohh yeah man not good. But still having your own property stolen should never be your fault. I hope it turns up.

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    Oh bummer man.

    I think you should do a build; this may actually be a blessing in disguise.

    Use like $200 for a frame. Then cruise craigs, pinkbike, and ebay for the remaining parts.

    My buddy built a 29er with top of the line parts for less than $800; keep in mind this is for EVERYTHING, and he was running front and rear dearaileurs. My current riding buddy built an 08 P2 for $320. I said $320. He got his frame on a no reserve ebay auction for $32, used the 26's off his XC for the time being, and spent here and there for parts for a 29lb bike.

    Man I could even help you track down some parts; seriously. You just give me your preferences and I can help you put together a build list off current auctions and craigslist parts. Personally, I have a hayes 9 rear hydro w a 203mm rotor I may be able to be charitable with. I saw a craigs auction for a set of 26" rhynolites on DMR hubs for $75. Used hussefelt bars are like $12. Grips? $20 new. I saw an Odyssey jump saddle on craigs for $10 new. Seatposts are a dime a dozen. There's a set of eastern BMX pedals for $25 on craigs right now too. Headsets are like $25 for a loose ball bearing set up. Cranks are perpetually on sale and you can use something like a hussefelt for the time being. You can also ride rigid for a cheap alternative, or look for a DJ3 somewhere for cheap, or maybe buy a frame and fork combo. I know a dude on pinkbike who's selling a Sinister DNA with a Pike and a set of race face cranks for $350. Those DNA's are $800 new dude.

    I'm telling you....don't be scared about building your own, there's soooo many people here to help you.

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    thanks man. im not sure which route im gonna take right now

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    BUILD BUILD BUILD.

    It's that time dude.......do it.

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    so what do you guys think of the new bike i posted above?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yo!
    BUILD BUILD BUILD.

    It's that time dude.......do it.
    i would like to but between work and school i really don't have time to do a frame up build

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    ok. f series bikes are insanely heavy from experience. how about getting a BMX. $500 will see you a pretty decent BMX
    i ride my bi*ch hard

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    20 inchers are too skitish too me. i need at least a 24". the F haro seems overbuilt (tough, which is good). i dont mind a little extra pork on my bike and the price is right around what i can afford

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    That bike is 35.5 lbs dude. It's a park bike, not a DJ.

    I'm telling you, having no time to build up is an excuse. I practically tear down my bike after every couple of rides and I work a 9-5 and go to school.

    If you're afraid to build up because you don't have the tools or experience, then use this forum to your advantage. Have your LBS tackle anything you're afraid to do. I'm telling you, in the long run, if you find used parts, you'll get the experience of knowing how to do basic bike mechanics and you'll have a better bike.

    Don't reach for the cheap/heavy street bikes when you really want a DJ just because you're afraid to turn a metric allen key. If I was in FL I'd personally help you put it together. Hell, I'll even give my damn phone number if you have questions, but at least consider scouting parts and building frame up.

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    how about finding a used bike on ebay then? something like an STP, p.Series, atomlab, NS capital, NS suburban, DMR drone(?), Kona
    i ride my bi*ch hard

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    I find that using chincy cable locks it the best way to get your bike stolen. Use a U-lock in conjunction with cable if you have to, but don't rely on just the cable. On-Guard makes an armored cable lock which has thwarted a few attempts to steal my bike in the past, but it's a heavy SOB.
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    i know a frame up build would be the best route but i just don't have time. how about a diamback lucky 24? better than the haro?
    http://www.diamondbackbmx.com/bikes/jump/lucky-24

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    Whatever man.

    You're posting 24" BMX bikes, not DJ's.

    At least look at pinkbike. There's a P2 build up at $400 and the guy's taking offers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yo!
    BUILD BUILD BUILD.

    It's that time dude.......do it.
    The guy can't even change a flat tire and you expect him to build a bike?? LOL.

    Sorry about the stolen bike, that sucks. But the Haro you posted is a tankage park bike. It will not be fun to jump at all. Putting a suspension fork on that will make it ride even more horribly. The headangle does not support a 80-100mm front fork.

    Best advice is to purchase a used complete. Then upgrade whatever breaks.

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    the lucky 24 is shown as a dj bike on thier website and the geometry looks right

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    Ah you're right.

    Geo's are similar.

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    it looks like a good solid bike as stock to build on later but i cant find the price on db's website. anyone know how much it goes for so i can lowball my lbs?

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    nevermind, i found it. 285 for the lucky 24 anyways, i think im gonna get the diamonback if you guys think i can adapt a 80mm suspension fork on it down the road? thoughts

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    from the specs does anyone know if fitting an 80mm suspension fork to this bike is possible keeping the same head tube geometry? the rest of the bike looks no frills but solid for the cash

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    Not true ^

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    Do not under any circumstances ever throw a susp fork a BMX cruiser! It would rake out the bike to much and ride like ****, not mention the steerer tube would probably snap.

    I started out on a P bike, bent the wheels, broke the crank, upgraded parts, bought a frame with better geo, when all was said and done I had a dialed 26" DJ bike. Rode it for a year, then sold it to buy a Fit 24" BMX. Not once have I looked back and wished I still had a suspension fork.

    The new school cruisers are tons of fun to ride, easy to flick around, jump better the 26" (IMO), easier to maintain, you will save tons of $$$ buying BMX parts, and as your finding out you don't need to spend tons of cash to buy one.

    My DJ/Park/Street ride. Take it from me BMX cruisers fawking rock

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    whats no good on the bike? its full chromo and has descent geometry

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    Quote Originally Posted by GravityWins
    Do not under any circumstances ever throw a susp fork a BMX cruiser! It would rake out the bike to much and ride like ****, not mention the steerer tube would probably snap.

    I started out on a P bike, bent the wheels, broke the crank, upgraded parts, bought a frame with better geo, when all was said and done I had a dialed 26" DJ bike. Rode it for a year, then sold it to buy a Fit 24" BMX. Not once have I looked back and wished I still had a suspension fork.

    The new school cruisers are tons of fun to ride, easy to flick around, jump better the 26" (IMO), easier to maintain, you will save tons of $$$ buying BMX parts, and as your finding out you don't need to spend tons of cash to buy one.

    My DJ/Park/Street ride. Take it from me BMX cruisers fawking rock

    thats what i was thinkin. the bike is just for screwin around. im not lookin to turn pro. just want something solid to build on and the 24's are way less expensive than the 26's too

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    Quote Originally Posted by SKOOBEY
    whats no good on the bike? its full chromo and has descent geometry
    Bike looks good! For $285 you cant go wrong, where did you find it that cheap? I've got a buddy looking to score a cheap 24 as well.

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    local lbs. thats without tax

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    Quote Originally Posted by .WestCoastHucker.
    they teach you that in dopehead school?

    Yep. Where the fvck have you been?

    And, where have you been man? Haven't been too busy on interwebz lately... You were almost missed.

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    bummer man.

    I keep my bike locked IN MY APARTMENT... I can't afford to have it stolen.

    good luck w/ your next ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pnj
    bummer man.

    I keep my bike locked IN MY APARTMENT... I can't afford to have it stolen.

    good luck w/ your next ride.
    I know several people that have had their bikes stolen from their balconies, one of them was 5 storeys up! Wherever you put it, lock it up!
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    Quote Originally Posted by the_godfather
    how about finding a used bike on ebay then? something like an STP, p.Series, atomlab, NS capital, NS suburban, DMR drone(?), Kona
    +1 for buying used, be it clist/ebay/pinkyb, Tons of people spend good money building up decent DJs only to turn around and sell them after a few rides because they seldom used them or what not. + no money wasted on tax

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    Quote Originally Posted by pnj
    bummer man.

    I keep my bike locked IN MY APARTMENT... I can't afford to have it stolen.

    good luck w/ your next ride.
    thanks man. i got a DB nitrus 24 for cheap. all it needs is some stronger rims and cranks and its go time

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    Dont give up so fast on your bike.. (p1) find that ****. If I just spent almost a grand on a bike I would be ripping my town apart looking for that.

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    +1

    I would be checking craigslist/ebay/pinkbike/print classifieds every 5 minutes myself.

    But I also told the guy to build frame up and he said he didn't have time, so maybe he's just too swamped.

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    Skooby is learning the hard way...how's he going to learn how to change a flat if his bike keeps getting stolen?

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    stronger rims and cranks. did you really break them already. sure. wheels i can understand. but the cranks!
    i ride my bi*ch hard

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    no man. i didn't break anything yet. i've only ridden the bike one time. i figured in the cost of a good wheelset when i bought the bike. maybe the cranks will hold up. stolen bikes never turn up and i spread the word just in case. the whole situation sucks but live and learn i guess. just want to put a smile on my face and move on

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    Hurry up and ride it 3 more times before it gets 2 flat tires, a paint chip, and stolen

    Hit up all the local spots to ride, bike shops, pawn shops, and keep an eye on craigslist for your area and surrounding areas. Did you report it stolen to the police?

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