BMX Bike substitiution?
Question: Ok well (im using my moms email btw) i wanna start riding bmx bikes and doing the tricks and stuff. But i dont wanna get the BMX bike (like 200 bucks) before im sure ill like the sport. So i decided to use my Next 2g mountain bike, and i think it has aluminum too. Anyways i tried doing a bunny hop and i barely left the ground. Then i tried doing a manual, no dice. I even tried a nose manual and still no dice, the wheels just did not get off the floor. Now i know im not too skinny because im like 135ish so is it because the mountainbike is too heavy? Or am i just doing it wrong? i know its all about shifting weight accordingly, but it just doesnt work. The bike doesnt even show signs of getting of the floor........HELP ME! Meh..does it help that the bike weighs 30 pounds?
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30 pounds isnt too bad for a mountain bike. you just need to shift your weight a lot more than you are. exaggerate it. check these vids out, they show you the basics as well as some technical stuff and just how much you really need to shift your weight working with a significantly larger bike than a bmx. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mpYpT5Esl...
If I remember correctly the LandRider is one of the autoshift models, right? If it is, it is unlikely you'll find anyone to work on it. They tend to wear badly, and if you haven't had regular maintenance performed on it things get stuck. In my own experience I have seen autoshift bikes throw off their counterweights. If this happens then your only real choice is to replace the derailleur and shifter and convert it to a "manual" shift bike.
Youre not doing it right. Good mountain bikes weigh in the low 30-pound range. Keep trying though. Go to youtube, there are lots of videos there on how to bunnyhop, manual and so on... If you are really serious about getting into BMX, you will have to spend the money for it. Avoid bikes from Walmart, Target or Toys R Us. Those are junk. Get a real bike from a bike shop or look into Craigs List for used ones. Good luck!
There is an adaptor that mounts on the left side of the rear axle of the bike. If you received the trailer second hand the odds are that the adaptor is still on the last bike. Maybe the person who supplied the trailer still has it. There is a guy on this link that rigged up something that works at the home depot. http://shopping.yahoo.com/p:Master%20Cyc... Your local bicycle store will have a large selection of bicycle related mounting. They should have something that will do the job also. Good luck.
Your Next mtn bike weighs in at 30lbs....? that is light for a wal mart junk bike...no wonder you cant get it off the ground. Of course this may have something to do more with technique too of course. Keep trying and loose the NEXT ASAP!
Maybe. In searching through Penndot's info, it looks like you might. You will not spend $700, it will be more. You must at least change the tires. It will be classed as a motorcycle. It must pass a motorcycle safety inspection. You must be insured and licensed to operate a motorcycle. I'm sure the insurance will be an issue. I still don't understand why people insist on running these toys on the street. You will do all that's needed to ride a motorcycle, pay extra to modify a new machine, and still not really have anything worth riding. Why not buy a real motorcycle instead? Easier. No extra mods. Repair support. Etc. Dual exhaust on a single?
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