BMX and child bikes

rocksalt27

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Anyone ever tried a smaller bike? Zero search results for BMX?! I'd really love to put one together with a lock n load kit. Is this practical? Will it work?
 

rocksalt27

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I'm not all that tall, so wont't be a big deal. I was worried more about power problems from using a smaller wheel. Would that be something to worry about?
 

bairdco

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Biggest problem is fitting the engine in the frame.

Smaller wheels accelerate faster. I've built bikes with moped wheels that were as fast or faster than bigger bikes.

There's a few guys running bmx bikes with 20" wheels at the races, like wild bill's ktm powered bike.
 

Tyler6357

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Biggest problem is fitting the engine in the frame.

Smaller wheels accelerate faster. I've built bikes with moped wheels that were as fast or faster than bigger bikes.

There's a few guys running bmx bikes with 20" wheels at the races, like wild bill's ktm powered bike.
No doubt, the smaller wheels allow for faster and sharper turns which is huge at those go-kart tracks