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Old 01-26-2003, 05:38 PM   #1
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Restoring a Bike.

Okay so its not a mountain bike, its a BMX.

someone has offered me a Mongoose BMX with a bit of surface rust for 50$.

Since I've never done anything major mechanical before on a bike I was thinking that this might be a good bike to tear down and rebuild, maybe even strip the paint and re paint it.

it supposedly has a bit of surface rust but thats about all thats wrong with it.

any opinions or suggestions?
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Old 01-26-2003, 05:41 PM   #2
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Hmm...depends on how much is wrong with it, but for $50, it's probably worth some fun.

Hell, I'll buy it for $50 if you don't want to
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Old 01-26-2003, 06:09 PM   #3
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Hmm...depends on how much is wrong with it, but for $50, it's probably worth some fun.

Hell, I'll buy it for $50 if you don't want to

ya thats my thought..and I like your Idea for polished..taht sounds like fun
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Old 01-26-2003, 06:13 PM   #4
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ya thats my thought..and I like your Idea for polished..taht sounds like fun
You're gonna confuse people if you keep referring to msn conversations on here. I didn't say anything about polished on here .
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Old 01-26-2003, 06:16 PM   #5
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You're gonna confuse people if you keep referring to msn conversations on here. I didn't say anything about polished on here .
I know I just thought I'd give you credit at the beginning so that people didnt think it was my own idea
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Old 01-26-2003, 08:32 PM   #6
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Old 01-26-2003, 09:06 PM   #7
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yeah go for it
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Old 01-26-2003, 09:17 PM   #8
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hahah, gandalf was right, i was confused
But go for it, for 50 bux what have you got too lose, and it should be good practice
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Sweet...gonna go check it out now
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Old 01-27-2003, 12:15 AM   #10
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bmx's are great fun, low maintenance, and make you a much much smoother mtber
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Old 01-27-2003, 12:19 AM   #11
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go for the restore Sounds like it would be both fun, and a good learning experience. Best of all, if you fux something up real bad, then it's not a big deal!
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Old 01-27-2003, 12:31 AM   #12
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Yea, BMX's are pretty simple compared to your average MTB, and surface rust is easy to remove.
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Old 01-27-2003, 12:34 AM   #13
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ya, there way easier to maintain than a mountian bike, less parts (ex. deraillurs, cogs, forks, etc.)
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i tried restoring a bmx before... but it was a painstaking job and it was taking up a big chunk of my free time so i sold it to a friend

it was scuffed up and half-painted...but i think he still has it
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just polish and get new chain/headset/seat etc etc..
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