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    I found the part! I looked up my sonís bike by model and the derailleur bracket came up on eBay with the option to buy multiple. I bought two.

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    What do you guy think about a 24 inch bmx bike to go on trails, I used to ride bmx and the bike was very smooth had sealed hub bearings aswell as the crank and forktube, I do love a quality bike but feel like a bike will fall apart if I get it from Walmart.

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    Been thinking about one of these for a while now, but I dont know how practical itd be for dirt trails, maybe a good all around bike though.
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    Those trails had better be pretty flat. Without gearing, and with those small wheels, you'll be spinning like a mad fiend to make good progress. I built up a 19 pound single-speed mountain bike about a decade ago. It was a hoot, and its light weight was glorious, but it did have its limitations when a ton of climbing was on the agenda.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GS1150Pilot View Post
    Those trails had better be pretty flat. Without gearing, and with those small wheels, you'll be spinning like a mad fiend to make good progress. I built up a 19 pound single-speed mountain bike about a decade ago. It was a hoot, and its light weight was glorious, but it did have its limitations when a ton of climbing was on the agenda.
    I am in florida lol, but yeah that wheel weight will be a problem going any amount of uphill. I'll sleep on it for now, do a little research. What I really wish i could do is ride a 24 inch bmx bike, they do have 26 inch aswell.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sandy View Post
    You can try to match it up here. They've got pretty good photos of a bunch of different styles. Maybe you can match it up with something. They're in Ireland so you might not want to order with shipping the way it is right now but I've used them in the past and with great success. Got my stuff in about a week and free shipping over $99.00.

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    Quote Originally Posted by timebombprod View Post
    I am in florida lol, but yeah that wheel weight will be a problem going any amount of uphill. I'll sleep on it for now, do a little research. What I really wish i could do is ride a 24 inch bmx bike, they do have 26 inch aswell.
    Have you considered a dirt jumper?
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    I finally decided to get back into the gym after stopping (forced) when Covid started. In addition to restarting a Y membership, I figured I'd pick up a new to me Trek 4500 to ride around when the weather is good. Today was my 3rd time out on it but also my longest so far, 4 miles.

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    Sadly, a nice little motorcycling road only a mile from my front door is closed however. The heavy rains we got last Friday did not damage the road itself but eroded the road bed enough they aren't sure it will support vehicle traffic right now. No clue when they will re-open it either.

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