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I love my dobermann set up with 24's, couldn't ask for more in a bike. But I still find myself really wanting a bmx bike just to mess around on. Is that so strange? Are the bikes different enough to warrant having one of each?
 

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yea but aren't a 24" street bike and a bmx bike very very similar? I've only ever toyed around with 20"s but they were fun as hell when I got to. I just seems like my street bike should be able to handle all those duries easily
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It depends what I end up doing as far as school goes next year, and whether or not I like the BMX, and whether or not I get a Mesa Boogie tube amp.

EDIT: I'll probably end up parting with the Tonic because I have like no DJs around here 'cause they get plowed, and for street/park I like 20s. Plus they're cheap.

But I've seriously learned A LOT on my Tonic already, it's loads better than a 26 for DJ/Park/Street. I came off a DOC and it's so much better. It's just that I like the BMX feel and I won't have money for both most likely, and with no DJs why have a 24?

I say get a trail bike HT and a 20 to really cover all your bases.
 

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Ojai Bicyclist said:
It depends what I end up doing as far as school goes next year, and whether or not I like the BMX, and whether or not I get a Mesa Boogie tube amp.

EDIT: I'll probably end up parting with the Tonic because I have like no DJs around here 'cause they get plowed, and for street/park I like 20s. Plus they're cheap.

But I've seriously learned A LOT on my Tonic already, it's loads better than a 26 for DJ/Park/Street. I came off a DOC and it's so much better. It's just that I like the BMX feel and I won't have money for both most likely, and with no DJs why have a 24?

I say get a trail bike HT and a 20 to really cover all your bases.
mesa tube amps are great, I just got rid of an F30, small, but great quality and sound. I've got the dobermann which I'm really happy with, but I think I'm just gonna wait and see if a nice used BMX comes around. I don't need the best parts, or new, I might just run brakeless on it, try somehting new.
 

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Ebay has some great deals. There's an S&M Dirtbike Classic and a Fit on there.

I think it's worth a shot at least. It really makes you a way sicker rider, that's another reason I want another one.
 

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BTW my bud's gonna sell his Spec. Fuse III that's practically new pretty soon here 'cause he's building a 1k plus Fit, so if you're interested in a sick deal PM me. Just throwin' it out there.
 

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Ojai Bicyclist said:
BTW my bud's gonna sell his Spec. Fuse III that's practically new pretty soon here 'cause he's building a 1k plus Fit, so if you're interested in a sick deal PM me. Just throwin' it out there.
I can't send or recieve PMs for some reason, I'm fairly interested, my email is [email protected]
 

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I can't ride BMX anymore. I've been watching a bunch of bmx videos the past few days, mainly Animal All Day, Fit Life, and Fly Uno. After being 26"'s for two years bmx bikes feel way to small and uncomfortable to me since I'm about 6 foot 1. I want to pick up some 24"s for my DK so I can throw it around a bit more like a bmx bike.
 

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I'm 6' tall, ride a 21"TT BMX, and I still think that "urban" MTBing is incredibly stupid, as are most of the bikes. Yes, I have a Brooklyn 26/24; yes, I love it, but a BMX will always be a better "urban" bike. There are BMX bikes available with 22" top tubes now. The whole "I can't find a BMX bike that fits me" excuse is BS.
 

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In all honesty, I was at a stand still with my progression on my 24 (tonic) then I got my 20 rolling, and learned a lot of new stuff. Now I've got a 26" Nemesis built up with an easy gear ratio, Heatsink (trials) brake pads in back, a front brake, and a 65mm fork, and I plan on using it for a lot of street trials type riding. 24" bikes are super fun, and you can build them to go almost anywhere. IF you want a 20", and don't want to give up the 24" use the 20" for a bike to learn all the stuff you can't pull on your 24". The 20 is cheap, and chuckable, and make learning new tricks a lot easier (IMO). I say go for it.

Switching it up between wheel sizes will help you from becoming stagnent in your progression.
 

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I dont think its crazy. I wanted a 24" susp street bike but couldnt cough up the cash so I bought a 24" dk. I love the bike. Bmx is sweet. Plus where I live right now I dont need the suspension and disc and all the extras of a 24"mtb. So now I have a 24"bmx and a 26"DJ mtb and I still find myself wanting a 24"mtb. I think each bike has a purpose and if you use em all why not have em all. I love the feel of a light rigid bmx. But after riding 26s for some time i couldnt go back to a 20" it just felt twitchy and weird like a kids bike. I say get one of each style bike if you can afford it and if you will actually use em all. If you find yourself not using a certain bike sell it. Ive got 3 bikes---xc, dj, and bmx and they all get used. So i spent some money but to me its justified cause i use the hell out of all of them.

Btw- im a cheap ass so i didnt spen a whole lot on one particular bike. Alltogether Ive got about $1500 into my bikes. I dont think thats bad considering you can spend wayyyy more on just one bike.
 

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I got back and forth between my 20" and my 26". The 20" is more flickable, the 26" is more stable. I'm 6'2" and ride a 21" top tube Standard 250-S. If a 20" feels to small it's cause you haven't spent enough time on it. I'll even ride my daughters 19" top tube Dyno VFR when she says she can't do something with her bike to show her that the bike is capable.
 

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My old S&M had a huge top tube and even so, 24" urban bikes just seem much more natural and comfortable to me. That said, I've been toying with the idea of getting 20" bike again, but I doubt I'd go through with it.

However, to answer the original question, no, It's not crazy. Aquiring more bicycles is never crazy. I have 5 at the moment...
 
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