What brand is this frame? I think it may be Eastern but I'm not sure. Also is it good for a first bike?

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    It's a bike. I see a similar one every week or two in my "job" rehabbing donated bikes for charity. The usual problem encountered is that the brake cables are rusted up -- the front cable in particular seems designed to collect rainwater and rust (though the rear cable arrangement is sufficiently complicated to have several failure modes). Sep 1, 2016 at 11:59
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    BTW, it would be a lousy first bike. It's designed for trick riding, and is too small for an adult and not particularly stable as a first bike for a child. Sep 1, 2016 at 12:03

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Based on the frame it looks to be a flatland styled BMX. The actual model or brand is hard to say, can you provide any additional pictures of what the decals say or the head badge?

Assuming that you are an average sized adult that is not planning to take up flatland or BMX riding it would not be ideal. You would be best suited finding something that will be more comfortable over an extended amount of time and fit your body a little better. It will save your knees and back.

If you are going to be trying your hand at BMX then sure give it a whirl. It appears to have a gyro (meaning you can spin the bars all the way around without tangling cables) And a sturdy BMX 3 piece crank. The only kicker is that if it is an department store bike aka a BSO, then it was probably intended for a young person and not designed to take the weight of an adult beating on it, so you may want to invest in one that is made for an adult.

A bike is a bike, if you end up loving it and breaking the bike, that tells you that it would be worth getting a little more serious with your next purchase.

EDIT: here is the bicycle blue book on that bike, looks to be a 2010 Eastern Shock. Bicycle Blue Book

Notice the excellent price is about 100 bucks, if it's not pristine i would shoot for less.

  • Im not an adult im 14 would you think maybe i would fit it?
    – Ben Kack
    Sep 1, 2016 at 15:59
  • also it has decals that say "shock" on the frame and eastern bikes on the handles
    – Ben Kack
    Sep 1, 2016 at 16:28
  • If you are only 14 that should work for you just fine. I would be willing to guess it is an Eastern Shock, which is an entry level flatland bmx, not sure on the model year, the 2013 ones i found images of had a different downtube, the lower tube that connects to the crank. So it may be older than that. it was a 300 dollar bike brand new. I have editted my answer to include a link to the blue book value of the bike to help you decide if it's right for you.
    – Nate W
    Sep 1, 2016 at 16:47

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