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i was just wondering if there are any other people who use a BMX bike for commuting. how many are there?

what bike do you have(as in brand/model) and how far do you commute on it?

my bike is a Redline link 1.1 (2007) :thumbsup:


i go 3 miles one way :D
 

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There are a couple in here that I am sure will chime in with some really nice rides. I have an '84 schwinn predator that I use for really short trips around my house. I got it for free and restored it. I love the simplicity and maneuverability that BMX bikes offer, but at 6'1 I just cannot get comfortable on the thing for more than short jaunts.

 

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Helmsdini said:
There are a couple in here that I am sure will chime in with some really nice rides. I have an '84 schwinn predator that I use for really short trips around my house. I got it for free and restored it. I love the simplicity and maneuverability that BMX bikes offer, but at 6'1 I just cannot get comfortable on the thing for more than short jaunts.

Sweet. I had an 85 Predator.

I have a cluster-F of BMX parts put together into a bike (some Poverty, Diamondback, Jamis, and mroe). I used to ride it to work quite often when I lived ~ 1 mile away. Now I can't really bike commute, as I run all over the place to customer plants, somedays are over 100 miles one-way. :madman:
 

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I went a whole summer on a 2007 specilized fuse. I have sense modded it with a five speed sram hub. I use to be the bmx enthusist, but last spring I got specialized pitch comp for mountain biking, but ended up commuting with it daily. When my derailur broke on the pitch, i tried to ride that to work, but it felt so much different. I think this was a case of too much control is less control.
Bmx's are great fun on ramps, stairs, Jumps and tricks, but for a point to point mode of transport i much prefer a 26 inch or larger wheel.
 

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If you asked that question down here you'd find about 50% of the people use them - silly really IMHO - but it's the younger folkes who use them to get about the villages and such and then ride them anywhere. Actually with how they ride MTBs - seat lowered all the way down, for god know what reason - riding a BMX is really no different.
 

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That looks like a cruiser class...24 inch wheels. I love those things. So fun. I raced in the old guy class a couple seasons ago. Too much fun. I'd love to build up another one.

As far as BMX commuting, I work at a high school...there are a ton of kids who 'commute' on their BMX bikes...they don't see it as commuting though. They ride all day, except for that chunk of time in the middle when they have to sit in class.
 

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I haven't commuted on this yet, but take it on 10-15 mile rides a few times a week. I think it's having a harmful effect on my knees, they're usually sore for a day or so afterward, and I don't have that problem with my road bike. Haro TR2.2 24" mostly stock w/Maxxis Hookworms and currently wearing a Brooks B72.

 
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