General Bike Thread (Desiderata, questions, porn)

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  1. dusty

    dusty Senior member

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    Might pick up a Giant Cypress DX sometime this week. [​IMG]
     


  2. rdawson808

    rdawson808 Senior member

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    A friend recently had to return one because the stem (the part the handlebars connect to that has a joint in the middle of it on this bike) broke and they couldn't fix or replace it. Just fyi, ymmv.

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  3. thekunk07

    thekunk07 Senior member

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    cool. and yes, we are headed to the indoor park near our house this weekend. should be fun.

    20"

    Good call on We The People. It's been a while since I've been hardcore into the whole BMX thing but they made quality frames when I was deep into BMX. Like you said, cruisers are usually 24" but it seems like you got more of a scaled up freestyle frame, rather than a race frame which is what a cruiser is.

    Haha, Dave Mirra is the man. His entry level bikes should be just fine for your kid. Motivate him to get into it, BMX has made me the man I am today [​IMG]
     


  4. Cleav

    Cleav Senior member Dubiously Honored Moderator

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    Just sold the Cannondale.

    Got a gorgeous Pinarello ready to go... PM if interested
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  5. Kent Money

    Kent Money Senior member

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    Serious man. I attribute a lot of who I am to my BMX days. It helped me not be as fat as I would have been otherwise, it provided me with a distraction to the point where I never even cared about drugs until my senior year of high school, and subsequently because of that I performed really well in HS. It was a natural high, for real.

    It also helped me a lot with my confidence. Back in the day I was overweight and I had some self-perception issues, but knowing that I was decent on my BMX bike is what helped me not dwell on these insecurities and helped me get through those tough adolescent times.

    Lastly, Freestyle BMX is just that, FREEDOM! No coach hounding you down, just you and your buddies riding a curb, ramp, or dirt jumps. I love that you are in control of your own progression and because of that, every advancement you make can be soley attributed to your own hard work. In addition, there are so many styles to riding that everyone can bring something unique to the table.


    And I made a lot of good friends BMXing.
     


  6. acidboy

    acidboy Senior member

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    1st ride with my new bike yesterday... did 20 miles of mixed road/trail. loved the feel of the mojo sl, specially on the steep climbs. [​IMG] after the run.
     


  7. emptym

    emptym Moderator Moderator

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    ^Nice!
     


  8. Ispy

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    One of mine: Prewar Cleveland Welding Roadmaster...

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  9. il ciclista

    il ciclista Senior member

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    is that an aftermarket crank, nice either way..the fridge is cool too.
     


  10. Ispy

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    is that an aftermarket crank, nice either way..the fridge is cool too.

    No sir, not sure they are the original set but are period specific anyway ...and Thanks.
     


  11. rdawson808

    rdawson808 Senior member

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    I think I may be breaking down my wife's opposition to me buying a new bike. Very slowly. And just a little. But we'll see what happens.
     


  12. mondayc

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    1st ride with my new bike yesterday... did 20 miles of mixed road/trail. loved the feel of the mojo sl, specially on the steep climbs.

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    after the run.

    Dirty bikes = sexy.
     


  13. lemmywinks

    lemmywinks Senior member

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    What's a cheap fixie? I'm thinking the Mercier Kilo TT but I want to see some other options at that price point.
     


  14. il ciclista

    il ciclista Senior member

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    What's a cheap fixie? I'm thinking the Mercier Kilo TT but I want to see some other options at that price point.
    windsor the hour or the bmx company makes a cheap FG they're called SE they have the draft it's usually like a little over 200 bucks bikesdirect.com or bikeisland.com if you want to build one.
     


  15. HommeFatale

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    You'd be better off buying something of higher quality used on Craigslist, it'll be better in the long run. I've only heard negative opinions regarding SE Drafts and most other cheap fixies, usually the only positives being price and a frame of reasonable quality (on most).

    Here is a bit of a rant on cheap fixies.
     


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