BMX and child bikes

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  1. machinegun4784

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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?
     
  2. allen standley

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    Novel idea - Not practical for any useful purpose. Possibly Yard Art. UNLESS of course if you are a very small person.
     
  3. machinegun4784

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    What would be the main problems?
     
  4. allen standley

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    For me I think it would be tough to ride with my knees blocking my ears.
     
  5. machinegun4784

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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?
     
  6. bairdco

    bairdco a guy who makes cool bikes

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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.
     
  7. Tyler6357

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    No doubt, the smaller wheels allow for faster and sharper turns which is huge at those go-kart tracks
     

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