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General Bike Thread (Desiderata, questions, porn)

Discussion in 'Health & Body' started by kronik, Apr 30, 2009.

  1. jaydc7

    jaydc7 Senior member

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    There are trails/parks all over that have terrain ranging from DH to pretty technical XC and in fact almost all the people I ride with have full suspension bikes. I came from more of a BMX/Dirt Jumping background and really liked the riding position when I demo'd the Yeti.

    It's only 140 in the front and 5.75 in the back so not too much travel, and it still climbs really well. I got it to be a really good do a little bit of everthing bike (since I can't afford a quiver) and I've been very happy with it so far.
     
  2. acidboy

    acidboy Senior member

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    awww... +1 on the 575s. I just got my new frame in team colors last month and I'm having it built hopefully within this month. so technically i'm also part of the 'tribe'. [​IMG]
     
  3. Philosoph

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    It may even be Vox himself, isn't he into biking as well?

    That would really amuse me, but it's not him. The guy I'm thinking of lives in NY and has the wrong color hair.
     
  4. zippyh

    zippyh Senior member

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    That would really amuse me, but it's not him. The guy I'm thinking of lives in NY and has the wrong color hair.

    patentcad?
     
  5. kronik

    kronik Senior member

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    I was thinking the same thing, hah.
     
  6. Philosoph

    Philosoph Senior member

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    [​IMG]

    There's a certain similarity in online persona.
     
  7. thekunk07

    thekunk07 Senior member

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    suggest a first bike for me. only learned to ride last year. will spend $400 max.
     
  8. acidboy

    acidboy Senior member

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    suggest a first bike for me. only learned to ride last year. will spend $400 max.

    you have to be more specific on what kind of bike you want, or what kind of biking you want to do.
     
  9. Biscotti

    Biscotti Senior member

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    suggest a first bike for me. only learned to ride last year. will spend $400 max.

    You ain't going to get much for $400; I just paid that much for a fork alone.
     
  10. Aperipan

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    If I have money, it'd be a Ruegamer with Sram Red. My neighbor has one built last year with super record 11. Unfortunately, his "bespoke" geometry is not quite right so he may get another one for better fit. Some people have no problems burning cash. [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  11. thekunk07

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    nothing fancy. something without fixed gears. wouldn;t ride enough to justify something expensive.

    You ain't going to get much for $400; I just paid that much for a fork alone.
     
  12. kronik

    kronik Senior member

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    If I have money, it'd be a Ruegamer with Sram Red. My neighbor has one built last year with super record 11. Unfortunately, his "bespoke" geometry is not quite right so he may get another one for better fit. Some people have no problems burning cash. [​IMG] [​IMG]
    And how much exactly does that run - moreover, how many races has he won?
     
  13. Aperipan

    Aperipan Senior member

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    And how much exactly does that run - moreover, how many races has he won?

    I don't know the exact cost as the pictured bike is a one of a kind time trial bike, build for the industry demo. My neighbor had a frame built for him by the same maker, but with road geometry. The components that went on it are basically all carbon imported from Germany. For seatpost, saddle, and brakes, and many tiny bolts, he used all AX-Lightness stuff with Lew's lightest wheels from 2008. Ruegamer frames are all handbuilt carbon, and is reputedly the lightest in the world. I don't know the exact cost but it's probably over $20K. I also have no question about his riding skill; he coached a professional cycling team and was a former pro himself. In fact, I started cycling because of him. You'd like to think that most people with very nice bikes can't ride for shit. In my opinion, that is rarely true, and what they have are probably "nice" only to the noobs.
     
  14. kronik

    kronik Senior member

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    From my voracious reading of BF over the past month, I'd say.. there are a lot of "noobs" with very nice bikes. Bikes that would be nice to anyone who cared about bikes at all. As is the case here, if you have enough money, you'll buy whatever the best is that you can afford regardless of need/skill level. The same can be said of me by the way, as a CAAD has more racing pedigree than I have any business being on yet I purchased one.

    Here's a question - I've never owned an inside riding tool - is it worth my effort to buy a Cycleops.. or Kurt.. or Minoura.. or Blackburn trainer or should I just save (suck it up on rainy days) and get some e-Motion rollers?
     
  15. mcs5280

    mcs5280 Well-Known Member

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    If I have money, it'd be a Ruegamer with Sram Red. My neighbor has one built last year with super record 11. Unfortunately, his "bespoke" geometry is not quite right so he may get another one for better fit. Some people have no problems burning cash. [​IMG]

    [​IMG]


    They call that thing a bike?

    I would love to see him run that in a crosswind. Any decent gust would probably blow him over.
     
  16. bbaquiran

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    Here's a question - I've never owned an inside riding tool - is it worth my effort to buy a Cycleops.. or Kurt.. or Minoura.. or Blackburn trainer or should I just save (suck it up on rainy days) and get some e-Motion rollers?

    My bike gets more trainer hours than road hours. I have a minoura and a stack of Spinervals DVDs.

    I haven't tried any other trainer brand, though. I wish the minoura wasn't so noisy.
     
  17. thekunk07

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    thanks for ignoring my requests for recos, you cocknoblers.
     
  18. dopey

    dopey Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    thanks for ignoring my requests for recos, you cocknoblers.

    Have a look in this thread for style of bike, then see what's available from your local bike shop in that style and your budget.

    You really need to pick a general style first before you can get any recommendations.
     
  19. thekunk07

    thekunk07 Senior member

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    thx. on ly bike i ever rode was a multi-speed touring bike. i know shit mind you, but looked like a cross between a trad 10-speed and a mountain bike.
     
  20. zippyh

    zippyh Senior member

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    thanks for ignoring my requests for recos, you cocknoblers.

    That's because $400 doesn't buy shit if you're actually looking for a quality bike.
    You might get a bottom of the line hardtail mtn bike from one of the big companies (Trek, Specialized, etc).

    I can tell you what not to do though. Don't get anything from Target, Walmart, Sears, etc.
    Go to a real bike shop or maybe REI.
     

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