Geed on after someone posted a picture of a BMX that they modified to a commuter bicycle in my Raleigh Twenty post, I decided to post a collection of photos of BMXs which had been modified to suit the needs of the cyclist, including commuter, racing, and cargo BMXs. It might fire up a few of the old creative grey cells rattling around in your cranium and inspire you in some way or another.
A fixed-gear conversion with drop-handlebars, long seatpost, and racing saddle.(Source: http://www.fixedgeargallery.com/2004/g/skid10.htm)
This is the photo that a commentor posted in the Raleigh Twenty post. He's turned it into a good commuter BMX complete with rack, long seatpost, conveniently placed bottle holder, kick-stand, bell, and by the looks of it a powerful front light.
A large cargo-sidecar on a BMX in Manilla, Philipines. There are plenty of mods on BMXs in the Philipines, some of them are for sale on the internet. HERE are a few adverts of ones for sale. They range in price from 1,500 - 4,000 pesos. (BTW the exchange rate is roughly £1 - 72 Pesos).
A short (1:48) video of a handful of modified BMX bicycles in Manilla, including one with a street vendors trolley mounted on the side.
A motorised BMX.
Another racer with brake levers in an unconventional location.
A BMX with slick tyres, front suspension forks (possibly from a kids or commuter bike), longer seat-post, comfortable looking saddle, and a coaster brake (according to the blog author who posted the photo).
Touring? In Australia? On a BMX? Apparantly so...
Just a regular BMX with the seat-post raised, ridden by a pathologist!
Long seat-post and stem-post, racing handlebars, slick tyres, but no brakes or chain (yet).
[Cheeleader style] "Front-rack, rear-rack, ra-ra-ra. Carry your load both near and far!"
Prepare to blink and say "what...?" A £235 BMX used by none other than the Leicestershire Constabulary.
Well, there we have it, a small collection of modified BMX bicycles, modified to meet the needs of the individual. After all that's what it's all about: expressing your own Will using the materials that are available to you. In this case mobility in some form or another using a bicycle with 20" (406mm) wheels.