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#51 2012-04-09 11:34pm

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Re: 18 inchers, what made you decide?

Might have to go with the DK Intervol then. Unless I score something used. cool

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#52 2012-04-10 9:49am

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Re: 18 inchers, what made you decide?

my boy rides a 16 and loves it.

http://i744.photobucket.com/albums/xx84/bobsmustang/IMAG1907-1.jpg

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#53 2012-11-21 10:52am

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Re: 18 inchers, what made you decide?

My daughter's 18" Verde

http://i953.photobucket.com/albums/ae16/EJRGR/DSC03043.jpg

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#54 2012-11-21 11:24pm

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Re: 18 inchers, what made you decide?

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we feel if a BMX/jumping bike fits properly then it'll be easier to learn a few tricks on.  once you learn a trick you get a sense of accomplishment and may want to stick with it to learn more.  if a kid isn't progressing then a lot of them lose interest and a bike that's maybe even a little under-sized after a year is still going to be easier to bunny hop, manual and jump.  we hear parents all the time tell us about their kids getting into skateboarding but giving up because they couldn't do any of the tricks they saw on the videos so if i can sell a kid a bike and he can bunny hop or even do a wheelie the first day then that kid just might end up being the next Daniel Dhers...or they may lose interest anyway, haha.

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#55 2012-11-22 12:59am

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Re: 18 inchers, what made you decide?

Just bought my 8 yer old a Fit Park 18" flat Black & red rims for X-mas cuz his weight is 55 lbs and he is 50" tall. He is a skinny kid, and cant handle the weight of the 20". We are building a 20" for him in the summer but I know once he feels the weight difference he will stick with the 18". big_smile

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#56 2012-11-22 2:56am

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Re: 18 inchers, what made you decide?

I built up this S&M LTF 18 for my nephew a couple years ago. They make an ATF 18 frame now and still make Pitchfork 18's. They aren't cheap but they are full 4130. 165mm Profiles as well. I remember struggling with my first 20 inch bike so thought this would be a good upgrade from his Lil' Ripper.

http://i337.photobucket.com/albums/n383/seansbikephotos/SMLTF18.jpg


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#57 2012-11-22 4:57am

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Re: 18 inchers, what made you decide?

http://www.smugmug.com/photos/i-9DbfSQK/0/M/i-9DbfSQK-M.jpg

Here is a pic of my sons S&M 18" ATF.  He LOVES it.  We just bought our 3 year old a Cult 12".  VERY cool looking little bike.

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#58 2012-11-22 9:22am

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Re: 18 inchers, what made you decide?

Those two S&Ms are killer little bikes.  Bet there's going to be a few more 18's under the tree again this year.  Good size for those kids who are ready to shred, but not big enough for a 20

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#59 2012-11-22 10:06am

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Re: 18 inchers, what made you decide?

valhalla wrote:

I built up this S&M LTF 18 for my nephew a couple years ago. They make an ATF 18 frame now and still make Pitchfork 18's. They aren't cheap but they are full 4130. 165mm Profiles as well. I remember struggling with my first 20 inch bike so thought this would be a good upgrade from his Lil' Ripper.

http://i337.photobucket.com/albums/n383 … MLTF18.jpg

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#60 2012-11-22 10:34am

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Re: 18 inchers, what made you decide?

Here is Grant working on his Fit 18"
http://i464.photobucket.com/albums/rr8/muphasta1/2012-04-14162542.jpg


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#61 2012-11-22 10:58am

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Re: 18 inchers, what made you decide?

and the bike:
http://i464.photobucket.com/albums/rr8/muphasta1/Bike%20stuff/Fitwholebike.jpg
http://i464.photobucket.com/albums/rr8/muphasta1/Bike%20stuff/fitseat.jpg
http://i464.photobucket.com/albums/rr8/muphasta1/Bike%20stuff/fitdrivetrain.jpg
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#62 2012-11-27 12:07am

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Re: 18 inchers, what made you decide?

Thats the Bike I got my son for X-mas , Flat black & red rims, chain and grips. Sweet deal on it from Danscomp.  What size iz the seat post on that frame ?

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#63 2012-11-27 5:18am

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Re: 18 inchers, what made you decide?

1mongoose wrote:

Thats the Bike I got my son for X-mas , Flat black & red rims, chain and grips. Sweet deal on it from Danscomp.  What size iz the seat post on that frame ?

Not 100% sure, but that is the new S&M long Johnson post, so what ever size that is, is what the size is.

I didn't cut it either, just in case he decides to run it tall on a long cruise.


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#64 2012-11-27 5:22am

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Re: 18 inchers, what made you decide?

Anyone own a cult cc18 ? Around 20 lbs, 6061.
http://www.danscomp.com/products-BIKES/ … _Bike.html

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#65 2012-12-02 2:53pm

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Re: 18 inchers, what made you decide?

muphasta wrote:

1mongoose wrote:

Thats the Bike I got my son for X-mas , Flat black & red rims, chain and grips. Sweet deal on it from Danscomp.  What size iz the seat post on that frame ?

Not 100% sure, but that is the new S&M long Johnson post, so what ever size that is, is what the size is.

I didn't cut it either, just in case he decides to run it tall on a long cruise.

Thx bro

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#66 2012-12-05 9:50am

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Re: 18 inchers, what made you decide?

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Anyone own a cult cc18 ? Around 20 lbs, 6061.
http://www.danscomp.com/products-BIKES/ … _Bike.html

Picked this one up for my son.  Front wheel didn't fit into the forks, fit was off by about 1/8" which doesn't seem like much, but these little forks don't flex. It took some effort but it went in. Not looking forward to tire or tube change. The headset and bottom bracket feel like they are made with square bearings, a lot of crunching. Still its his around the block bike, so it won't matter, and it is about 3 lbs lighter than the other 18"ers so we'll use it until he's ready for a 20.

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#67 2012-12-05 10:15am

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Re: 18 inchers, what made you decide?

mx746 wrote:

Bmx746 wrote:

Anyone own a cult cc18 ? Around 20 lbs, 6061.
http://www.danscomp.com/products-BIKES/ … _Bike.html

Picked this one up for my son.  Front wheel didn't fit into the forks, fit was off by about 1/8" which doesn't seem like much, but these little forks don't flex. It took some effort but it went in. Not looking forward to tire or tube change. The headset and bottom bracket feel like they are made with square bearings, a lot of crunching. Still its his around the block bike, so it won't matter, and it is about 3 lbs lighter than the other 18"ers so we'll use it until he's ready for a 20.

I got this bike for my son and had no issues with it. It went together perfect.

http://www.danscomp.com/products-BIKES/ … _Bike.html

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#68 2012-12-05 12:50pm

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Re: 18 inchers, what made you decide?

mx746 wrote:

Bmx746 wrote:

Anyone own a cult cc18 ? Around 20 lbs, 6061.
http://www.danscomp.com/products-BIKES/ … _Bike.html

Picked this one up for my son.  Front wheel didn't fit into the forks, fit was off by about 1/8" which doesn't seem like much, but these little forks don't flex. It took some effort but it went in. Not looking forward to tire or tube change. The headset and bottom bracket feel like they are made with square bearings, a lot of crunching. Still its his around the block bike, so it won't matter, and it is about 3 lbs lighter than the other 18"ers so we'll use it until he's ready for a 20.

If you haven't already, you may want to pull the forks off (keep the wheel on) and grease everything in the head tube/head set and reassemble.


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#69 2012-12-18 6:31pm

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Re: 18 inchers, what made you decide?

So many cool 18's out this year, wish I could squeeze another one under the tree again.

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#70 2012-12-18 8:50pm

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Re: 18 inchers, what made you decide?

I picked my nephew up a Diamondback session 18. It has a full chromoly frame, Alienation rims, integrated headset, and the price is right. If he gets really involved I'll build one for him.


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#71 2013-01-17 12:02pm

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Re: 18 inchers, what made you decide?

Bmx746 wrote:

Anyone own a cult cc18 ? Around 20 lbs, 6061.
http://www.danscomp.com/products-BIKES/ … _Bike.html

i just purchased one for my 7yr old today.  i have already compiled a few aftermarket parts for it to install when it comes.....  i will take some pics when i get it together cool

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#72 2013-01-17 7:59pm

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Re: 18 inchers, what made you decide?

My Son on X-mas morning , doing the Cool kid look ! lol big_smile
http://i1052.photobucket.com/albums/s458/mongoose1973/2012-12-25083213_zps5ca3e388.jpg

His New Fit park 18" !!!

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#73 2013-01-17 9:20pm

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Re: 18 inchers, what made you decide?

1mongoose wrote:

My Son on X-mas morning , doing the Cool kid look ! lol big_smile
http://i1052.photobucket.com/albums/s45 … a3e388.jpg

His New Fit park 18" !!!

Cool!


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#74 2013-01-17 9:36pm

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Re: 18 inchers, what made you decide?

x2!
That Fit's a nice looking ride!

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#75 2013-01-17 9:56pm

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Re: 18 inchers, what made you decide?

Ya he loves it !!big_smile

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