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NEW BIKE FOR A NEW RIDER

Q: Dear BMXperts, I’m 12 Years old, and I have only been riding for about a year now so I’m pretty new in the BMX world. I’m looking for a new bike of any sort, as long as its quick, light and strong, but Í don’t know what BMX to choose because there are so many good bikes out there. I’m confused, please help BMXperts!
Tom King


NOT JUST BOYS FUN

Q: Hey BMXperts, First off, my name is Ally, I’m 14, and yeah, I am a girl. I’m writing to ask you if you know of any good reliable websites that sell DK Siklons. I’ve been saving up for it for about a year, but I need a good place to get it from, and there aren’t any shops where I live. Thanks, I love your magazine.
Alannah Erskine


BUNNYHOP BARSPINS

Q: Hey, What’s up BMXperts? I have a question, how do you do a bunnyhop barspin? I did it a few times but the bars would keep on spinning and I would get a nasty skin scrape on the asphalt ouch!

J Chatham


PIT BIKE POST

Q: Hi, I’m Rick from Surrey BC, Canada.  I just bought a 2010 Haro X16 pit BMX. I need a high quality seat post like a Thomson.  I am 5’5” and 150 pounds.
Do they make a laid back seat post with a support bar that’s made of chromoly?
What’s the strongest laid back seat post made for 25.4 that has a support bar?

Rick Johnson


TIRE TROUBLES

Q: I just bought a new Verde bike and when I 180, the bike tire pops out of the rim a little. If I leave it, it gets bigger so I have to keep deflating and pushing it back in the rim, then reinflating it. What is the matter with the back tire?

Daniel Burchett


IS PIVOTAL WORTH THE DOUGH?

Q: I want to upgrade my seat from a railed seat to a Pivotal seat and seat post, but I don’t know if they are worth the money. Can you help me out?

Derek Ciesynski


SHORT TOP TUBES AND BARSPINS

Q: I am VERY VERY stuck and don’t know what to do. I am 5’ 5’’ and I’m going to buy a frame but I need the right top tube length. I think I need a 20.5” top tube but then I’m thinking when I learn barspins, I will need a 20.75” or 20.8”.  I’m stuck, please help. Thank you!

Danny Vetsalo


BARSPINS, THE WRONG WAY?

Q: Yo BMX Plus!, you guys are my favorite magazine. My names Matt and I am 12 years old from Levittown, PA. I have been trying to learn barspins on flat. I read your How-To on them, but one question kept coming to my mind… Which way do I throw them? I ride with my left foot forward, I throw a ball with my left hand, but I write right-handed. Please help me!


BRAKELESS AND BUMMED

Q: Hey, I’m Derek and I am 15. I have been BMXing for 7 years, I think. Anyways I recently upgraded from a Dyno to a pro BMX bike, but the bike I got doesn’t have brake mounts. At first I was like, no big deal, but I have trouble when stopping because I keep ripping up the bottom of shoes. I will swing the tail out and slam my foot in the rear tire. The problem is I don’t have enough cash to get a new frame. I would like to know if you have any other ideas on how to stop my bike.
Derek Ciesynski


OLD SCHOOL GT TOUR OR TEAM

Dear BMXperts,
I’m 35 years old and still riding. One of my dream bikes along the way was the 1987 GT Pro Freestyle Tour Team model. I found a guy that has one, and he must have been a full on poser because it looks brand new. The problem is that it’s not the Team model so no 3-piece crank, and mags instead of rims. He wants $500.00 for it. I could float it, but is the bike worth it?
Thanks,
Greg


21” TOP TUBE OPTIONS

Q: Hi, Let me start off by saying that I love the mag and that you guys have helped me with everything from how the bike works to riding the bike. The question that I have for you is that I’m looking into a bigger bike something like a park mountain bike or a freestyle cruiser. I am 6’2” and it is hard to find a 20” freestyle that has a 21” top tube. The bikes I am looking at are the Eastern Trail-digger 24 and 26, any opinions? Also if you can recommend a 20” freestyle bike with a 21” TT under $600 that would be great.
Michael Mcintire


QUARTER PIPES AND 180’S

Q: Hey BMXperts! I need help with 180`s. I know it helps to turn my head when turning, but I just cant seem to get the full 180, I usually end up landing at about a 90, if lucky about a 120. I know there are many tips on Youtube and all over the web, but I thought you might know more. Also please tell me how to air out of a quarter pipe, I’m not sure what to do and have never tried.
      Thanks


SPINDLE SIZES

Q: Do spindle sizes vary depending on the type of bottom bracket you have?
Fabian Goytia


SPROCKET TROUBLES

Q: Dear BMXperts,
I have a Hoffman Disrupter that’s about 4 years old but
my older brother took my sprocket and traded it for his but
when he put mine back on he put it on crooked and now
we can’t get it back straight. Could you please tell me how
to solve this problem. Please!
    Thanks!
      Caleb Nicholson


THE PERFECT MANUAL WEIGHT

Q: Hi BMXperts, I weigh 36kg (79lbs) and can’t manual, is it because I’m to light?
Arthur Ewan


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