How To Put Together A BMX Bike

Learn how to put together a BMX bike so that you can ride your bike safely and save yourself money rather than having someone else do it for you. BMX bikes come in a variety of styles and every one is different. However, the basics are generally the same. With time and effort you can put together your BMX bike properly and feel good about doing something constructive with your time.

To put together a BMX bike, you will need:

  • A BMX bike
  • Screwdrivers
  • Lubrication
  • Wrench


  1. When you put together a BMX bike, make sure you follow the instructions as best as you can. Most bikes will require you to start out by fitting the headset and the fork into the frame. Then you can move on and attach the stem to the fork and the handle bars to the stem. This will require you to use your wrench to bolt the bike together, so be sure you include washers where necessary.
  2. Putting together a BMX bike can be a little confusing, so take your time and do it right. Attach the seat to the frame and tighten it well. You do not want things to fall apart while you are riding your bike because this could cause serious injury. Set the partially completed bike on the seat and hand bars to make the rest of the construction process easier. If the frame has the crank built onto it already, then you can add the wheels and chain.
  3. Finish up putting together a BMX bike by adding the pedals and brakes. Make sure the brakes do not block anything or get tangled. Be sure to test them out and make sure they are working properly before riding the bike. Use grease to lubricate the bike during the entire construction process. This will help fit things together more easily and prepares the bike for riding.
  4. If you are having trouble putting together your BMX bike then you should try getting help from a handy neighbor or someone from the store you bought it from. Most people will be more than willing to help you out, and this can really speed up the process. Sitting there and being frustrated does nothing for you, so instead spend that time asking questions and figuring out what needs to be done.
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