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I've been spending some time looking around for another bike now that my gf is getting into riding now. I want to finally build my own custom and wanted to see if anyone else has a 24 inch dj/urban bike. I have an old DK 20 incher that I used to ride in high school. After I graduated I got into mountain biking and rode a lot of XC. I am planning on picking up a 24 inch street frame and building it into a cross of a mountain and BMX bike. Anybody else gone this route? Or even considered it?:D

edit- I messed up the title, should say any. Sorry
 

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Best bike I've ever ridden for dirt/street. Do it, you wont regret it! :thumbsup:

24" wheels
NS Bars
Custom Frame 22.5" TT 14.5" CS 12" BB 70 degree head angle.
25/10 gearing.
The only thing that comes close (and it's REALLY close) is the Black Market Contraband. The frame is almost identical, but it weighs almost 2 lbs more.
(Not entirely a bad thing, since downtube in the frame below failed)

 

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Thanks for the pictures guys. It's not that I dislike 26ers. I like the feel of a smaller bike as far as control goes and my comfort on it. I am planning on getting the Sunday Model C frame because of the 20 inch feel that it has with the higher bottom bracket and building it into something I can cruise around the neighborhood on with my gf but also be able to beat on it down some decent downhill offroad trails. It's a lot to ask out of one bike but that's the fun in doing something semi different and building it all on my own with parts i want. She just got her new bike (Trek 3500) so we will be mostly riding on dirt trails but nothing too aggressive and I will be robbing parts off my old XC bike such as the fork and wheels to upgrade her bike. The only thing I haven't been able to find is a quality 24 inch suspension fork. I thought Marzocchi made one but I can't find any info.
 

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If it changes anyones opinions, I would still like to be able to go on some singletrack without it being a huge pain. I'll make a list and you guys tell me what to build/buy haha.

Must be single speed
Must be a hardtail
And must be small enough I can toss it around
I want to be able to ride it hard down some aggressive downhill/single track if I want but also be able to go over rolling hills.

Am I looking for a mythical beast here?
 

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Are you looking for something like a Specialized P1?

24" Wheels
Hard tail
Single Speed
Small enough so you can toss it around..



Any help?
 

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bnkrpt311 said:
Thanks for the pictures guys. It's not that I dislike 26ers. I like the feel of a smaller bike as far as control goes and my comfort on it. I am planning on getting the Sunday Model C frame because of the 20 inch feel that it has with the higher bottom bracket and building it into something I can cruise around the neighborhood on with my gf but also be able to beat on it down some decent downhill offroad trails
You're not going to want a suspension fork on a Sunday Model C. Your BB would be like 15" high. First thing you need to do is decide if you will ever run suspension. If there is any chance you WILL, you need a frame designed for it. If you're NOT going to run a suspension for, the Sunday, or even better, a Liquid would be a good choice.
Suspension or rigid, go with an NS Suburban 24, NS Capital, Blk Mrkt Contraband, or similar 24" specific frame. Otherwise you're stuck with chainstays that are way too long.
 

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The P.1 definitely has 26" wheels, not 24" wheels. Unless of course you are suggesting that he convert it to a 24".
 
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