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My next build - a "real" DK Pro XL

Postby blammo585 » Fri Apr 26, 2013 4:33 pm

Since I'm afraid that I may keep getting smoked if I continue to race in the cruiser class since they don't break cruisers down by skill level, I am going to build up my DK Pro XL 20" frame that I stole some of the parts off of to build my Haro 24". I'm going to give it one more try on a 20" and see if I can get back to being comfortable on one. I bought a used stem from a guy on bmxmuseum for $30 that has a 65mm reach (at least best I can tell; it's called a Pro XXL). I think my old DK stem was either 55 or 57mm. That'll give me a little more room. I also plan on getting some 9" or 9.5" rise BMX bars to raise the height. What I used to use were 8" bars. I even thought about some 10" bars but I'm not sure.
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Re: My next build - a "real" DK Pro XL

Postby bones72751 » Tue Apr 30, 2013 11:34 pm

Man I never rode cruiser/bmx or anything like that. I still should've built old Herrington crusader 2 frame I had a couple years ago. Got it free from my ex step dad when he worked at the plant that bought out the company that made the AWD systems for them. Very ahead of it's time frame. And VERY rare!

This is the frame I had. I sold it to this guy a while back who collects Herrington stuff.
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Re: My next build - a "real" DK Pro XL

Postby blammo585 » Tue May 07, 2013 3:53 pm

Got some parts in today. Sun Rhyno Lite double wall chrome rims with Bulletproof sealed hubs ($89.99), Tioga Power Block tires ($19.99 each), and XLC 20" tubes ($3.99 each).

Anyone who is building up a BMX bike, take a look at bmxguru.com. That's where I got these wheels from, and it's one of the best deals on 20" doublewall sealed wheelset that I could find. Niagara Cycle Works did have this same wheelset for $79.95 but it was out of stock.
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Re: My next build - a "real" DK Pro XL

Postby Falkon45 » Sun May 12, 2013 3:29 pm

I buy stuff off BMXGuru on ebay. That's who I got a lot of my bmx parts from!
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Re: My next build - a "real" DK Pro XL

Postby blammo585 » Sun May 12, 2013 5:26 pm

They seem to have some fair prices on some older stuff. A lot of places want an arm and a leg for older parts.
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Re: My next build - a "real" DK Pro XL

Postby Falkon45 » Tue May 14, 2013 8:00 am

Yeah. I got my stem, chain, and handlebar from BMXGuru. I like the fact that he does have good prices. And his feedback of "You are at peace with BMXguru" is pretty awesome.
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Re: My next build - a "real" DK Pro XL

Postby blammo585 » Sat Jul 05, 2014 10:15 am

It's been a while since I started this build. I got into doing other stuff last year after starting this and lost interest. But now I've picked it back up. Got some handlebars in today and new grips the other day. I put my new sprocket on last week that I've had since last year. I've got to get a brake and some pedals, and I'll be done.
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Re: My next build - a "real" DK Pro XL

Postby BoomerBrian » Sat Jul 05, 2014 1:53 pm

Nice.
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Re: My next build - a "real" DK Pro XL

Postby Falkon45 » Mon Jul 07, 2014 11:07 pm

That looks good. What size bb and cranks are those? Im trying to sort those out for the mirraco build I'm doing.
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Re: My next build - a "real" DK Pro XL

Postby blammo585 » Tue Jul 08, 2014 6:37 pm

With BMX it's more about type rather than size. This bike is from the late 90s so it has an American BB. Nowadays most bikes (except BBB) have Mid BBs. I just re-read your thread and see that you said the Mirraco has an American BB. Most cranks sold now are just the arms and spindle. Then you buy the BB separate. If you're also referring to the length of the crank arms, those are 175mm. I've always used 175mm on all my BMX bikes. That's pretty much been the standard, although for BMX racers it was mostly 180mm.

http://www.danscomp.com/products-PARTS/ ... B_Kit.html
http://www.danscomp.com/products-PARTS/ ... ranks.html

Those would be your 2 cheapest options. You might could find something on eBay or somewhere for less.
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