Was riding the Acid today and passed a guy riding this. Had to stop and ask him about it. Some questionable choices made, but it seems to be his baby, and a work in progress.
Is that a dura-ace derailleur?
Funky bike, I think I like it
Edit:oh and DA sticker on the top tube haha
Yea he seemed to bosch it and it works, but the pie plate stops the mech travel clashing on the spokes. He said he used to ride road as a teen and always wanted DA, so this had to get classic DA spec. Oval chainring and all...!
The more I look, the more I like it.
Is that 2 or 3 sprockets on the back?
Btw I love that you rescue BMX bikes from being scrap!
Wish I had more time to do that myself
I counted two, he was trying to replicate some golden ratio off another build or something.
Heh, thanks. Yea I can’t afford to just buy something good and I do love to recycle!
Needs a beavis and butthead sticker somewhere
I agree! Might source it somewhere
I remember way back when, there was an article in BMXAction bike on how to turn your BMX into a new fangled mtb, gears n all.
Ive been messing around on a little bike since a looong break. First the council built a concrete park round the corner (cheers) then better gym built an indoor park down the road.
I put a High-5 Ghost (like this one, but smaller) on my black forks, it was a little more subtle than a reflecto-cock. Less permanent too.
@lardy well jell. There’s a couple small skate parks around near me but I am so rubbish with getting anything other than my penis trapped between the wheel and rear stay, I’d prefer a good pump track.
@pdlouche Im SE7 if your ever in this neck of the woods.
I bought a knackered WTP arcade without thinking about tt length, its short and sketchy as anything on ramps.
Those pedals look like proper shin mashers
They are! Part of the game
Yeah I've always loved grippy pedals.
Just got my first pair of plastic ones!
After 5 years of the nickname 'kebab legs'
Sclater street last weekend had a pair of blue DMR’s, so perfect to match the pair of Loccd grips (non-identical blue though). So so so nice to have plastic pedals again, and these pins are so tall and grippy it’s insane.
Also did I imagine it or did someone ask for high-ish rise bars recently?
I picked these up locally and have taken some parts, Possibly another chainring will disappear. BB’s move fine as do headsets.
As I’m in Swindon I can maybe carry them on the coach to Victoria, or more easily post at cost. Any interest in them in return for forum donation (you still pay post, though, Collect+ etc).
Red is a Diamondback Option. Bars seem pretty sweet, relatively high and wide.
Black is rattlecanned and no idea.
Just snapped my cranks, anybody got a spare pair knocking about?
@pdlouche has probably got a sweet one piece for you
Think that @psg1ben wants 3-piece though
Show me a sweet one piece haha
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