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I was wondering if anyone out there was runnnig a 24'' BMX, I was looking at the DK General Lee to compliment my 26'' rig. I think they would offer all that a bmx does, in the way of pegs and the like, as well as be big enough to be comfortable, as I never liekd the real feel of a 20''.Anyone have any expierence?

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yea 24" are sick. actually call around, at my LBS they used to have a norco 1hun completly rigid. running on 24" it was a perfict hybrid of BMX and mountain bike, feels really good too. the DK is a pretty sick bike, they rail like no other in the skateparks. also check out the haro backtrail X24 I rode one of those about half of my dirtjumping time this weekend, sick bike.
 

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Hey Sittin', What sort of bike is that, and waht setup are you running in terms of wheels and that sort of thing, and yah, the more I think about the the 24'' Bmx would be nice to have for goofing around while i could switch my 26'' back over to a little more trail duty, but still SS and all of that.Sweet.
 

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It's a Mosh frame I found on eBay for $40. :D
It has 180mm GT cranks (profile style). the wheels I built myself. The hubs are really old specialized sealed bearing, The rims are araya on the front and a Sun on the back. GT stem, Free Agent forks, planet X pedals. V-brake in the rear and an old ACS boa on the front.
The only thing I would like to change is the fork. My old cruiser had a fork that raked out slightly, and might have been a hair taller. The fork I have now makes the front wheel feel like it's undeneath my feet almost. It makes the bike extremely manuverable, but slightly sketchy too.
 

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sittingduck said:
It's a Mosh frame I found on eBay for $40. :D
It has 180mm GT cranks (profile style). the wheels I built myself. The hubs are really old specialized sealed bearing, The rims are araya on the front and a Sun on the back. GT stem, Free Agent forks, planet X pedals. V-brake in the rear and an old ACS boa on the front.
The only thing I would like to change is the fork. My old cruiser had a fork that raked out slightly, and might have been a hair taller. The fork I have now makes the front wheel feel like it's undeneath my feet almost. It makes the bike extremely manuverable, but slightly sketchy too.
Duck, have you considered knocking a suspension fork down to 63mm or somehting? It would rake you oput nicely and give a little forgiveness up front. You'd probably need to run some 2" riseres instead of the bmx bars (and thus, you'd need a new stem) but it might be a really nice setup. I saw a guy riding at Rays last winter on a General Lee that had an 80mm suspension fork on it and the ride was actually quite nice.
 

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I debated the whole 20" vs. 24" thing for a while. I rode a couple friends 20 inchers in the park and they felt REAL foreign. I kept looking at those tiny wheels and I thought I was on my 5 year olds Barbi-bike. Then I rode a friends Union Cycles "Molly Migure"....OMG!
24's are where it's at!
I just got my General Lee Wednesday and I LOVE IT. I have'nt had it in the park yet,but I'll hit it up Sunday and post a review. The parts group on the General Lee is less than steller, but what can you expect for a $250 complete bike.
If you decide to get one, loose the stock chainring and freewheel. I went with 30x15 micro-drive and it's perfect. And loose the seat post as well (the stock is a "wally world" steel post)
Other than that it's an awesome deal for the money. Full cro-mo frame and fork and decent wheels and componets.
 

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Alright Mr. Berry, if that is your real name,

Whats your inseam and your overall height? Also isn't 30/15 a little slow, I mean thats the same ratio I run on my 26'', hmm dunno about that. Also, I wanna hear more!
 

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I'm 5'-6", 150lbs, 31" inseam.
I really wanted to go 30x14 but you cant use a 14t cog on a standard hub. It has to be a flip-flop hub. It seems to be a good gear for me. I guess I'll find out Sunday if it's too short of a gear for the park. The only manufacturer that makes a 15t freewheel for a standard hub is ACS. (that I know of) You might want to start sourcing one soon. I luckly found one in a buddy's extras bin.
Oh....loose the stock pedals as well. THEY ARE JUNK!!!
 

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Well, I know one thing I need to read up about hubs, I assume the ones on the G.Lee are "regular" rather than a "flip-flop". Also, I am not worried about makein this into a super fashionable micro geared BMX, just somehting for tooling around with, any how DICTA has has a chromoly "freewheel" that you can get in a 14t it's only 2 pawls though so I imagine it's somewhat on the weak side. Also I'd have to as what you think about the fit, i am about 6'1'', or 6'5'' with my afro, so I wondered what you bmx folk may think of that. Also are the pedals the standard iron cross dk pedals? So yah, like totally.
 

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Here it is with micro-drive and Eastern pedals installed. Those two changes make it look SO much better than stock.
I'm going to add right hand side DK pegs in the next week or so.
 

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No, the pedals are Wellgo junk w/ the non-replaceable pins.
As far as the size, just put 7" rise BMX bars on it. The stock 5" bars are almost to high for me.
As far as the micro-drive......you will need it if your dropp'n into a vertical ramp. There is VERY little clearance with the HUGE 37 tooth chainring.
Be careful with the DICTA freewheel. Make sure it will work on a standard hub. I made the mistake of ordering a 14 tooth not knowing that it would not work on this hub.
If I'm not mistaken, 15t is as small as you can get for a standard hub.
 

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I really like the idea of getting a 24" cruiser, and would do it in a heartbeat if I had any money for it. I really miss running around town just cruising, hitting anything that looked like a jump or obstacle, and keep thinking about it. But I am broke. I would get out the old 20", but I have this problem.... I am still fearless, too fearless on it, and I am a bit too old now to be that reckless. Though if anyone knows where I can get a really cheap (like free) or let me make extended small assed payments, by all means, speak up.
 

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Thanks for the help, cran too bad you dont live in SoFla.I was more worried about the legnth more than the height of the bars, and that Lee looks pretty sweet, I want the black i think so i can get some pink gear.
 

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Tyrus,
NEVER let go of the fearlessness. I'm 40 years old and still ride park, freeride,DH and aggressive XC. It's REALLY cool when kids at the skatepark and our FR park say, "Wow! Your my dads age!" My response, So why isnt HE out here playing with us?
Why dont you save some cash, buy a cruiser frame and 24" wheels and use the parts from your 20" bike?

Epschoenly,
With a 21" top tube, I dont think it will be too small. Plus, you could always put an extended stem on it.
Thanx for the compliment on my ride.
 
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