How to Customize a BMX Bike Online

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How to Customize a BMX Bike Online
Customising a bicycle online is an option. (bicycle image by Vitezslav Halamka from Fotolia.com)

Building and customising your own BMX bicycle can be a very daunting task without a professional helping out during the process. There are a few outlets online that allow you to do just that. Websites like Wrenchscience.com and JensonUSA.com provide a customisation service, along with representatives -- either by phone or online via chat -- to help with any questions you may have during your bike-building process. Purchasing a bike this way is more costly than going to a bike store, but if price isn't a concern to get the perfect bike, then customising is the way to go.

Skill level:
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Instructions

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    Log on to the Internet and go to a building website such as www.wrenchscience.com or www.jensonusa.com. Both of these websites and others have different packages and options depending on the type of bicycle you want to build.

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    Choose the frame you want to start with, whether it's a BMX, road, mountain, cruiser, single-speed, full-suspension, or other; starting with a frame is the only way to choose the rest of the components to fit the bicycle. Click on the drop-down menu for frames, and choose the brand and style you want, then choose the size that fits you.

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    Choose the colour you wish to paint your frame. Some companies may only offer a few colour choices, while others have a full selection of colours to choose from. Most BMX companies are known for carrying a wide array of different colours for their frames.

  4. 4

    Move on to the drop down menu that says "Component Grouping" or "Components." Components are the most important selection during the process, as choosing one grouping decides all of your shifting, gears, brakes, hubs, handlebars, and everything else except wheels and tires. They are all based on price; the more expensive, the higher the quality and the lighter they are. In the world of bicycling you really do get what you pay for. Once you've chosen your component grouping, move onto the wheel-set category.

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    Click on the "Wheel-Set" option. The wheel-set is the area in which you chose the rims, hubs and tires that will go on your BMX bike. Once again, choose the right type of wheel that goes with your riding style, because if you choose dirt jumping wheels for street riding you will end up getting rims and wheels that are extremely heavy and durable, and not made for street manoeuvres.

  6. 6

    Plug in the shipping and billing information, review all of your purchase, and then click "Submit" or "Purchase." Within a few weeks, you will have your dream BMX bike!

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