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What is the foam tube on the top of bmx frame for?

It's to ensure that young boys who ride BMX bikes will be able to have children when they grow up. Fine print: More accurately, it’s to assuage the worries of the parents that are buying the BMX for ...
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What is the foam tube on the top of bmx frame for?

It's to give the illusion of safety.
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Can riding without a chain damage a bike?

What harm could it possibly do? The cranks are held firmly in place by the bottom bracket; the back wheel is held firmly in place in the drop-outs. The chain is completely non-structural: all it does ...
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How old is too old for aggressive cycling?

I'm 65, and doing 60-70 miles a week on local roads, trails and hillsides. I'm not a kamikaze biker anymore, but it's still wholly worthwhile. Injuries just take longer to heal, and I'm not so patient ...
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Can anyone tell me what bike logo this is? Cant seem to find it

It's a logo for the Fit Bike Co With a circle Fit Bike Co logos
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Can you identify this bike/frame?

Ross Piranha 1986 This is my best option based on the standing platform the fork and chain stays. http://bmxmuseum.com/bikes/ross/89509
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What is this BMX brand logo?

I accidentally found the answer to this question by... listening to Judas Priest. Yep. Here's a picture of Judas Priest "Painkiller" album cover: You can see the exact same "double ...
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Why are BMX saddles so low?

I ride a pro racer XL BMX. They are built for speed. I keep my seat down for 2 reasons. all my pedaling is done standing up -- power is everything for a racer. My saddle is made of one material ...
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Can riding without a chain damage a bike?

If you don't have a chain and don't have a chainguard, you're almost guaranteed to slip at some point and dig your chainring into your shins or ankles. It's very painful -- both at the moment as ...
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How old is too old for aggressive cycling?

No, age will not restrict you. You're not as young as you used to be, but in a good way: you won't have physical limitations of age, but you'll be more observant and thoughtful about what works for ...
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Can I put pegs on any bike?

To answer your specific BMX Bike The King Gap XL 2021 will support pegs. It's safe to say that any freestyle BMX bike will support pegs. If you were buying a BMX race bike, there's a chance it doesn't ...
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What does this emblem mean?

Gary Fisher Google image search results:
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I bought a used 20 inch bmx bike from bike shop but no one has any idea of the brand

Verde BMX at http://verdebmx.com/completes/ They appear to be based in Columbus, Ohio, USA. Method: I did a google image search for "BMX logo leaf" because it looks like a leaf to me One of the ...
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I need to identify what kind of bike I have

The logo is that of Mirraco BMX, which was started in 2006 by the late Dave Mirra. Mirraco got out of the BMX business in late 2013 or 2014. You might be able to match up your bike with some of these ...
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Why do riders swing the bike out sideways when jumping?

Its definitely not for stability, its a trick called "Table top". The flatter they look in the air the higher score.
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BMX V-Brake lever for MTB compatibility

Most BMX Levers are "Standard Pull", which means they have the shorter pull and are typically paired with road bike brakes (caliper, cantilever, mini-v, or road disc). Mountain bike brakes (like v-...
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Why do riders swing the bike out sideways when jumping?

It's a trick -- it looks good on camera and would count for points accordant with degree-of-difficulty and "sticking the landing" at an adjudicated comp. The bike and rider become effectively parallel ...
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Can I swap BMX wheels for a larger size?

If you are 5 foot 10 then you will be fine on a full size 20" wheel BMX. Each model size will be built for the specific wheel size, things like tire clearance and brake positioning will normally mean ...
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Identify this BMX logo please?

Looks like a "We The People" bicycle logo You can find the logo in several of their bike catalogs. This is one of their 2010 catalog with the logo on the cover When asking questions please be sure ...
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What is a good method for constructing dirt jumps?

Jumps takes time and effort to do right. If you're going to rush or do a half-arse job then don't even bother starting. Design is important - you need to consider run up space before and run out ...
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Need help with BMX Frame logo stamping

This is Trek - not certain of the exact era.
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Choosing a gear ratio on 20" vs 24" BMX that creates the same "feel"

You don't need trial and error and you don't need a chart, you need math. (Chainring teeth / sprocket teeth) × tire outside diameter = gear inches Rollout is just gear inches multiplied by π. Tire ...
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Why are my BMX brake pads not performing?

If the pads are literally oily, they won't work at all regardless of anything else. Clean them with alcohol, sand a little so you know you're on bare rubber, and thoroughly degrease the rim. Other ...
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Are there any tricks to make "U brake" stronger?

The easy solution is usually better brake pads. If you're using $2 brake pads, or just old worn ones, you're not going to get very good braking. Spending $10 on a pair of decent pads can make a huge ...
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Effect of BMX bike geometry on manualing

As far as I'm aware, it's all about the rider's location vs. that of the rear wheel. A short chain stay helps, because it tucks the rear wheel up closer under your center of gravity. What really ...
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What model of BMX frame do I have?

I see no bike - I see some scrap metal that used to be a bike, and could be a bike again if you add the missing parts. Clearly visible is a 1 piece ashtabula crank which is not a high quality design. ...
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Free agent model?

Looks like a Free Agent Limo 24 BMX" bike, circa late 80s to early 90s. Here's a BMX museum page with very similar looking one. To find the model, I just typed "free agent 24" into Google image ...
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Do half link chains work on any bike and what is their purpose?

From the internet: "Half Link BMX chains were designed to help dial in the chain length on frames with short dropouts and small gearing, making sure your rear wheel is exactly where you want it. Dan'...
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Do half link chains work on any bike and what is their purpose?

As mentioned in another answer, the main purpose of half link chains is to have more control over the chain length and hence the wheelbase of your bike (assuming you have rear facing or slideable drop-...
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Do Left handed bikes feel different to ride?

Pretty much yes. Depending on quality and material of the cranks you might feel the slightest difference when engaging because the stiffness of left crank+sprocket isn't exactly the same as just right ...
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