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#1376 2012-05-05 11:11am

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oldguy25 wrote:

Need some help.. Looking at buying a micro mini and need to compare it to a redline micro. I need the measurements for the redline micro to compare to the one I am looking at. Does anybody have one they could measure today?

http://www.redlinebicycles.com/archives … ight-micro

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#1377 2012-05-05 11:48am

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Re: DAD'S PIT BOX

Bandicot wrote:

oldguy25 wrote:

Need some help.. Looking at buying a micro mini and need to compare it to a redline micro. I need the measurements for the redline micro to compare to the one I am looking at. Does anybody have one they could measure today?

http://www.redlinebicycles.com/archives … ight-micro

haha I should have thought of that. thanks

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#1378 2012-05-05 11:56am

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The seat stand over can be lowered by using a Uni Seat! If you are worried about it

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#1379 2012-05-05 5:26pm

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this is what I am looking at getting. I think it might be a regular mini. What age did you guys start you kids on a mini (17"+ tt)

http://bmxmuseum.com/forsale/53957

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#1380 2012-05-06 3:14am

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Got my son a Diamondback Nitrus Jr. for his 6th birthday. Was a little big at first, but he grew into fast! Bike and specs; http://www.diamondbackbmx.com/bikes/rac … rus-jr-10/

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#1381 2012-05-06 7:22am

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wycough wrote:

Ok see if this video gives u strength training ideas

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y158/f … 11e0f9.mp4

how tall is the jump box? I have been wanting to make one but was unclear on the proper height for the age.

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#1382 2012-05-06 5:32pm

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My boy placed 2nd today. http://i744.photobucket.com/albums/xx84/bobsmustang/imagejpeg_2_28.jpg

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#1383 2012-05-07 2:14am

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My boy placed 2nd today. http://i744.photobucket.com/albums/xx84 … g_2_28.jpg

wow, great job!!

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#1384 2012-05-07 12:02pm

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Thanks:)

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#1385 2012-05-07 12:32pm

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My boy placed 2nd today. http://i744.photobucket.com/albums/xx84 … g_2_28.jpg

thats the best feeling.. watching them get a trophy and earning it. congrats

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#1386 2012-05-08 9:39pm

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Son had his first 7i race tonight, against a 9x, 10i, and two 10g(of whom are Bubba Hayes daughters). Needless to say he took fifth, but knowing they were older he went with it and had fun!

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#1387 2012-05-09 7:23am

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Re: DAD'S PIT BOX

oldguy25 wrote:

wycough wrote:

Ok see if this video gives u strength training ideas

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y158/f … 11e0f9.mp4

how tall is the jump box? I have been wanting to make one but was unclear on the proper height for the age.

I think that one is 22".  I will say that his vertical is higher than others his age.  He actually uses higher platforms at the gym when we do his jumping routine there.  At his current weight of 60lbs, that box is 3/4" plywood only with NO braces.  Screwed and glued.

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#1388 2012-05-09 7:33am

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Weights can be added to the inside of the tire as needed.  I prefer forward pulls only with "fast feet" stepping for longer distance.  We only do 5 jumps per circuit to avoid mishaps in form which can lead to shin injuries. That is a 1 3/4" fire hose 50ft with couplings cut off and ends taped round(undulation ropes are $$$$$).  20 flips with each arm per circuit. Then that's just a big landscape rock wrapped with duct tape, but not sure on the weight.  Only 5 reps on squats to avoid mishaps due to poor form.  Run that circuit no more than 3 times then rest.  We sometimes throw push ups into that routine, also.

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#1389 2012-05-09 7:45am

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Also, Landry trains with Jason Rogers once a week at the house track (EvanLand BMX) and Jason is big on strength training.  Here is a very good 7 min video that will give you plenty of training ideas. 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ahsLwJVJYws

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#1390 2012-05-09 9:37am

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Re: DAD'S PIT BOX

wycough wrote:

Also, Landry trains with Jason Rogers once a week at the house track (EvanLand BMX) and Jason is big on strength training.  Here is a very good 7 min video that will give you plenty of training ideas. 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ahsLwJVJYws

that's the same video that I've been using for ideas.

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#1391 2012-05-14 10:19am

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My boy took home a win this sunday also got the wife to race. Me i took a crash and going to dr at 340 today for knee problem.

http://i744.photobucket.com/albums/xx84/bobsmustang/imagejpeg_2_5.jpg
http://i744.photobucket.com/albums/xx84/bobsmustang/imagejpeg_3.jpg

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#1392 2012-05-15 6:26pm

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keep me in mind if you guys have some micro mini wheels, 135mm JIS cranks and small chain wheels(purple) you want to get rid of. Just got my 4 year old's frame in the mail today. Time to hoard parts for it

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#1393 2012-05-16 10:05pm

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Re: DAD'S PIT BOX

oldguy25 wrote:

keep me in mind if you guys have some micro mini wheels, 135mm JIS cranks and small chain wheels(purple) you want to get rid of. Just got my 4 year old's frame in the mail today. Time to hoard parts for it

To bad you didnt need a frame! I have a Haro mini frame, Im looking to sale

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#1394 2012-05-20 5:17pm

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the boy finished 1st today. first time for the 1 spot. 14 more to go

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#1395 2012-05-20 6:20pm

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My little 4 year old got 3rd today in state races and I took 4th. He did really good racing all 5 year olds. http://i744.photobucket.com/albums/xx84/bobsmustang/imagejpeg_2_6.jpg

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#1396 2012-05-21 12:57pm

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my boy diego, in his first national as a 7X last weekend. he didnt make his main on saturday, was really bummed after a good result in fridays pre race. sunday he placed a respectable 5th. tough competition in the X class...and he knows he's gotta step his game up. regardless, im super proud of how he did.

http://i1026.photobucket.com/albums/y329/actionBMX2010/actionbmx2012/05-12-12%20Chilliwack%20nationals%20fri-sat/DSC03946.jpg

my daughter violet in 9G. she made mains all weekend, placing 2nd, 5th and 3rd for the weekend.

http://i1026.photobucket.com/albums/y329/actionBMX2010/actionbmx2012/05-12-12%20Chilliwack%20nationals%20fri-sat/DSC03910.jpg

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#1397 2012-05-21 5:37pm

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Sweet, I have some KAOS riders too. This my son and daughter at the Florida SSA State Cup Championship this past weekend
http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/550387_3162557067638_1376696673_32266459_1444843163_n.jpg
http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/546746_3162553307544_1376696673_32266437_698815943_n.jpg

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#1398 2012-05-23 5:02pm

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Re: DAD'S PIT BOX

I'm a dad and a bike-head since the middle 80s and kkt lightnings on my kuwa.  Never raced.  Collect random mountain/cyclocross/road and lately some bmx gear. My 5 yr old rides a mini viper to school.

I have some questions abt kid bikes.  Would suprr appreciate your help.

Would someone please explain what size or type bike a 5 er races on?  Why do they have little cruisers?  Who for?


Just like 1982 all over again. Except different.

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#1399 2012-05-23 7:37pm

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mattb wrote:

I'm a dad and a bike-head since the middle 80s and kkt lightnings on my kuwa.  Never raced.  Collect random mountain/cyclocross/road and lately some bmx gear. My 5 yr old rides a mini viper to school.

I have some questions abt kid bikes.  Would suprr appreciate your help.

Would someone please explain what size or type bike a 5 er races on?  Why do they have little cruisers?  Who for?

It depends on how they are. My 4 year old is going to a micro frame, while my 8 year old has been on a redline mini since he was 5.

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#1400 2012-05-23 8:27pm

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Dudes!  Help!  I'm lost!  I've done the usual searches and looked around the web but can't find good definitions of certain bmx bike types and sizes like:

junior cruiser
mini
micro
pit-bike

and there's probably a few more too.  Could anybody point me to a resource or offer up a few useable definitions?  Could somebody give me the rough order in which a kid grows through these bikes (or are they race classes)?

Basically I'm looking to start from scratch and get my 5 yrold son something track ready.  He's roughly 46 lbs and I'm guessing about 45 inches.  Seems to have good curb launch skills and wants to race everyone he encounters.  He's never ridden with hand brakes  --has a 16 inch viper with a coaster.  I figure I'll get him something basically track-worthy to ride the neighborhood.  Then I'll see if he likes the track.  I'm not far from Chesapeake BMX near BWI airport.  If he likes it then we'll build some gear and let him work his way up.   I'd much rather help my kid to kid race BMX than have him play lacrosse.

Any insight is super-appreciated.


Just like 1982 all over again. Except different.

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