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Biking Anyone?

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Aaron, Apr 6, 2006.

  1. ATM

    ATM Senior member

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    I was riding my mountain bike on a golf course, in and out of the dunes and sand traps
    I hope you replaced any divots!
     
  2. imageWIS

    imageWIS Senior member

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    I hope you replaced any divots!

    I didn't leave any, it was very wet ground and I did not even leave tire marks.

    Jon.
     
  3. Renault78law

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    Raked the traps, then?

    Sorry, as an ex-golfer, reading your post made me cringe a little.
     
  4. imageWIS

    imageWIS Senior member

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    Raked the traps, then?

    Sorry, as an ex-golfer, reading your post made me cringe a little.


    Listen, the damn golf course was fine. People drive golf carts on the golf course, and they weigh a lot more than my bike.

    Jon.
     
  5. jay allen

    jay allen Well-Known Member

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    I've got a Cannondale mountain bike that I don't ride nearly enough.
     
  6. imageWIS

    imageWIS Senior member

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    I've got a Cannondale mountain bike that I don't ride nearly enough.

    Which one?

    Jon.
     
  7. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    I ride (rode) a Mongoose Pro 7.2 hardtail (ancient now, I know) with Marzot shocks (shot now) and a hybrid XT/LX component system. I need a new bike... Am looking at some Cannondales I absolutely cannot afford...
     
  8. imageWIS

    imageWIS Senior member

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    I ride (rode) a Mongoose Pro 7.2 hardtail (ancient now, I know) with Marzot shocks (shot now) and a hybrid XT/LX component system. I need a new bike... Am looking at some Cannondales I absolutely cannot afford...

    Couple of questions:

    What is your bottom dollar amount? That is, the highest price you want to pay for the bike, period?

    What kind of biking do you want to do?

    Jon.
     
  9. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    Couple of questions:

    What is your bottom dollar amount? That is, the highest price you want to pay for the bike, period?

    What kind of biking do you want to do?

    Jon.


    I think that 1K is the absolute highest I could pay in the foreseeable future, and I ride mountainbikes (which is good, because they are a whole lot cheaper than good road bikes.) I figure I might get a Rockhopper or something similar with a hybrid XT/LX system. Sturdy, reliable, and gets the job done. Sort of the APC New Standards of mountain bikes.
     
  10. johnapril

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    KLEIN Attitiude circa 1990 in flourescent green
     
  11. corima_puma

    corima_puma New Member

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    LItespeed Blade, Trek Time Trial, Kestral KM40, and of course, Corima Puma
     
  12. imageWIS

    imageWIS Senior member

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    I think that 1K is the absolute highest I could pay in the foreseeable future, and I ride mountainbikes (which is good, because they are a whole lot cheaper than good road bikes.) I figure I might get a Rockhopper or something similar with a hybrid XT/LX system. Sturdy, reliable, and gets the job done. Sort of the APC New Standards of mountain bikes.

    If you like Cdale, why not look at the F600? It was on my list, but my LBS that carries Cdale would not negotiate the price (you might have more luck with your LBS):

    [​IMG]

    Also the Trek 6700 is around the same price range as the F600:

    [​IMG]

    Or you could spend a bit less and buy the bike I got, the Trek 6500 Disc:

    [​IMG]

    If you want FS, the Trek Fuel 80 is a good buy, if you get a large enough discount:

    [​IMG]

    Jon.
     
  13. imageWIS

    imageWIS Senior member

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    ?

    Jon.
     
  14. Aaron

    Aaron Senior member

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    LItespeed Blade, Trek Time Trial, Kestral KM40, and of course, Corima Puma
    So I take it you're a triathlete? Corima has some sick designs btw.

    A.
     
  15. corima_puma

    corima_puma New Member

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    Yes, trying the Litespeed this year, first time on titanium. Hoping it won't affect the run after those long rough rides.
     
  16. Dakota rube

    Dakota rube Senior member

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    Yesterday I went riding in the wet with on and off rain, and I just realized how happy I am that my bike has disc breaks, the stopping power in the wet is unbelievable! I was riding my mountain bike on a golf course, in and out of the dunes and sand traps, and every time I need to make a sharp stop, the breaks worked flawlessly, delivering perfect stopping power.

    Jon.

    Jon, this is wrong on so many levels I scarcely have the energy to try. WTF are you doing riding your bike in sand traps? Aren't there more suitable venues for your amusement?
     
  17. imageWIS

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    Jon, this is wrong on so many levels I scarcely have the energy to try. WTF are you doing riding your bike in sand traps? Aren't there more suitable venues for your amusement?

    Not that close to my house [​IMG].

    Seriously though, the local bike park closed after the hurricane, and all the trees have been removed, and I am pretty sure that they are going to pave it and make a mini mall, or something (damn it). Consequently, the closest park is now a mere 25 miles away...

    And why is it wrong to bike on a golf course?

    Jon.
     
  18. Dakota rube

    Dakota rube Senior member

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    A bit better than yesterday, all day vomiting for
    As I said, I don't have the energy.
     
  19. imageWIS

    imageWIS Senior member

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    As I said, I don't have the energy.

    Dude, if you keep on posting that you don't have the energy, than obviously you do have the energy but perhaps you can't actually find anything to "ňúreprimand' me for.

    Jon.
     

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