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    BikeForums Founder Joe Gardner's Avatar
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    New Forum: Alt Bike Culture.

    Chopped, dropped, stretched, lifted, and otherwise cut up and put back together. The art and science of choppers, cruisers, lowriders and the vast world of mutant bicycles.

    If you see any current threads that would be better off in this forum. Please let me know via PM.

    Enjoy,

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    Senior Member closetbiker's Avatar
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    Good idea for a separate forum, Joe.

    Bikers sure are a distinct cultural group.

    Some just say, we're different.

    Last edited by closetbiker; 04-23-05 at 06:28 PM.
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    I couldn't car less. jeff williams's Avatar
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    I find many bikers are interested in any cycling persuit.
    I like urban, mtn, road.....geez, 2 wheels and i'm interested...well, beyond Trek ..anyway.
    I pull ideas from BMX,XC,DH,road...
    The Forums are great for a interest in cycling, I've seen lot's more cross posting.
    SS and MTB have a cool dialogue.
    Bikes=bikes.

    Closetbiker..do you post about other aspects of cycling than helmet safety? Not dissn'.
    Wondering.
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    So are the people on schwinn sting rays posers now?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MadMan2k
    So are the people on schwinn sting rays posers now?
    I'm just pretending to be a poser
    The slow down is accelerating

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    Quote Originally Posted by EnigManiac
    I'm just pretending to be a poser
    Dead last finish is better than did not finish and infinitely better than did not start.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MadMan2k
    So are the people on schwinn sting rays posers now?
    I'll let my nephew know he's part of that club. He's 6, but I'm sure he'll understand.

    Koffee

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    Quote Originally Posted by MadMan2k
    So are the people on schwinn sting rays posers now?
    Nope. The OCC Sting Rays are cool. And if you still ride an original Sting Ray, you are cool beyond words.

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    the OCC stingray was the best selling bike in america last year.

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    The new stingrays are a lot of cool for not much money.

    I don't want one (they don't fit me at all), but I DO want to be able to buy the rims, tires and tubes seperately! I want 4" rear tires!

    -sam

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    Quote Originally Posted by koffee brown
    I'll let my nephew know he's part of that club. He's 6, but I'm sure he'll understand.

    Koffee
    Cool/kewl --- It's good to see that this forum has actually got the green light. Thanks to EnigManiac for originally suggesting a forum like this.

    My nephew is about 2 now, so it looks like I have about 4 years to build him his own little custom/kustom "alt bike". He's going to love it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by celticfrost
    Cool/kewl --- It's good to see that this forum has actually got the green light. Thanks to EnigManiac for originally suggesting a forum like this.

    My nephew is about 2 now, so it looks like I have about 4 years to build him his own little custom/kustom "alt bike". He's going to love it.

    Nah, man. You don't need to wait 4 years. Get him on the bike AT 4 years old. So you really only have to wait 2 years!

    Koffee

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    Quote Originally Posted by koffee brown
    Nah, man. You don't need to wait 4 years. Get him on the bike AT 4 years old. So you really only have to wait 2 years!

    Koffee
    hah --- i'm a bit of a procrastinator and I work a bunch of hours, so I was thinking 4 years would enable a good slackeresque pace for me. Plus, if it's a real sweet ride, it may need to be "test ridden" for quite some time.
    "...in Las Vegas where -the electric bills are staggering -the decor hog wild -and the entertainment saccharine -what a golden age -what a time of right and reason -the consumer's king -and unhappiness is treason..."

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    Anything for sale is to only be placed by donating members in the For Sale forum.

    Thanks!

    Koffee B.

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    I saw OCC Schwinn Sting Rays for sale at the grocery store today. (Kroger). That kind of surprised me a bit.
    Pain is temporary. It may last a minute, or an hour, or a day, or a year, but eventually it will subside and something else will take its place. If I quit, however, it lasts forever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bugsyonebike
    I saw OCC Schwinn Sting Rays for sale at the grocery store today. (Kroger). That kind of surprised me a bit.
    I wouldn't want to be the bag-boy at that grocery store.
    The slow down is accelerating

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    Quote Originally Posted by EnigManiac
    I wouldn't want to be the bag-boy at that grocery store.
    The part I was wondering about is: Who has to put it together? They only had one built for display. The rest were still in their shipping boxes........
    Pain is temporary. It may last a minute, or an hour, or a day, or a year, but eventually it will subside and something else will take its place. If I quit, however, it lasts forever.

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    Excellent points for the new thread.
    Dumb points for those who had to fill it up with poser talk.

    Dumb.
    This is no cross on my hand!

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    Soon there will be a unicycling Forum!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ostro
    Soon there will be a unicycling Forum!!!!
    That should be a cool thread to read. I've always admired people that have the talent to ride those things!
    Pain is temporary. It may last a minute, or an hour, or a day, or a year, but eventually it will subside and something else will take its place. If I quit, however, it lasts forever.

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    if you ride a bike from k-mart and you are older than 8, you are a poser.
    they are called choppers cuz somebody had to chop something, not just pick one up at toys-r-us

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    I share those thoughts about choppers, if you didnt chop anything, can you call it a chopper? I really want to get my hands on a OCC stingray and chop it to be a normal 20" or something.

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    So . . . .

    I was wondering, this being an alt-bike thread, where are all the pics, advice, building tips, suppilers,etc,etc,etc? I came here hoping to find that type of info. I've always wanted to build something like that, but don't really have any idea whats involved, what I need, what to work with and where to get it, etc. Can anyone help/advise? Nothing could be cooler than a home-made chopper, built by your own hands, as long as it looked cool, not trashy! Please and thanks!!

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    Perhaps you're at the wrong site?

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