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Old 04-10-06, 07:10 PM   #801
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Probably because I don't like being anally probed by my seattube.
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Old 04-10-06, 07:30 PM   #802
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Probably because I don't like being anally probed by my seattube.
Tightening the clamp fixes that...so does learning how to land. Someone riding since '94 would/should know that though...
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Tightening the clamp fixes that...so does learning how to land. Someone riding since '94 would/should know that though...
Maybe so he has something to sit on while waiting to drop into a bowl?

And believe it or not it can help with manuals.
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Old 04-10-06, 07:43 PM   #804
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Tightening the clamp fixes that...so does learning how to land. Someone riding since '94 would/should know that though...
Wow, you really got me there. You know, because the reason between running and not running a seat has oh-so-much to do with whether or not my seatpost clamp is properly tightened. And I really liked your attempted dig at my riding ability with that "learning to land" comment.

Why don't you go do some more sit-down wheelies and try to impress your wife and kids by jumping off curbs?
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Old 04-10-06, 08:06 PM   #805
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Wow, you really got me there. You know, because the reason between running and not running a seat has oh-so-much to do with whether or not my seatpost clamp is properly tightened. And I really liked your attempted dig at my riding ability with that "learning to land" comment.

Why don't you go do some more sit-down wheelies and try to impress your wife and kids by jumping off curbs?
I got bored with wheelies a decade before you started riding.

A person who can land properly can run a seat higher than the frame. If my seat was that low, I'd have my knees about a foot over my head.

You never answered...why do you even have a seat?

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Yes, because I spend a ton of time sitting on the seat while pedaling, and it's damn near impossible to land anything without having your seat rubbing against your thighs.

edit: Seatgrabs and toboggans? Sitting on the deck waiting to drop in?
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Old 04-10-06, 11:27 PM   #807
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The expense of a seat and post are a small price to pay for the bike looking far less ********... eg http://jonbuder.com/images/ghettobike.jpg
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Old 04-11-06, 02:39 AM   #808
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oh good GOD that bike is ******** (the link, not yours beerman, sweet bike!)
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The expense of a seat and post are a small price to pay for the bike looking far less ********... eg http://jonbuder.com/images/ghettobike.jpg
That bike would look ******** even with a seat. It's like a time machine that can only bring you back to 1997.
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its worse than my first bike. a magna if anyones ever heard of them? it had an aluminium frame with really dodgey weld spots and the dropouts were welded on in only 2 small places. stil, not as bad as that ******** bike, its not the seat id be bothered about.
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It's better than a magna. It's a cromoly Specialized frame, which I'd trust over any walmart frame, plus it has 14mm axles.

Not mine btw, and my friend got it for free, partially torn apart. Needs a new headset and possibly new cranks, already replaced the rusted out chain in the photo. Shouldn't be too bad for a low budget bike for him.
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Comparing an actual BMX bike to a Magna is like comparing David Bowie to Milli Vanilli.
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lol
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Yes, because I spend a ton of time sitting on the seat while pedaling, and it's damn near impossible to land anything without having your seat rubbing against your thighs.

edit: Seatgrabs and toboggans? Sitting on the deck waiting to drop in?
I don't guess I see what rubbing hurts, or at least not enough to want to hit my chin with my knees regularly.

I raised the seatpost as I grew in height, rather than lower it.
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My knees don't hit my chin because I'm standing on the pedals when I'm riding. I don't understand why you keep bringing that up.
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I won't even try to defend Prozakk on this one. You need a seat for so many things. Heck, no one sits down when racing, but you still need a seat for that. Who wants to pinch a tube with their knees/thighs?
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My knees don't hit my chin because I'm standing on the pedals when I'm riding.
About 50/50 here.
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This is a pretty current pic...
Im currently in the process of painting it gold, but im too lazy to take it apart so basically just the tt and downtube are painted (i dont really care though becuase my S3 is waiting for me at the shop, i just needta go to the bank and get the cash...)



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What headset & seatpost clamp are you using?
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What headset & seatpost clamp are you using?
well u know what bits to notice dont you!
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well u know what bits to notice dont you!
You lost me...what do you mean?
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This is a pretty current pic...
Im currently in the process of painting it gold, but im too lazy to take it apart so basically just the tt and downtube are painted (i dont really care though becuase my S3 is waiting for me at the shop, i just needta go to the bank and get the cash...)


Try flipping the bolt that clamps your cable to the left brake arm over to where the cable is on top of the arm. It might keep it from rubbing & get you better/more even torque.
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Try flipping the bolt that clamps your cable to the left brake arm over to where the cable is on top of the arm. It might keep it from rubbing & get you better/more even torque.
Maybe...

Explain better, i think i know what your talking about..
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Explain better, i think i know what your talking about..
See the nearest cable in the pic? Flip it to where the wire is on top of the brake arm & the acorn (shaped) nut is facing down.
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See the nearest cable in the pic? Flip it to where the wire is on top of the brake arm & the acorn (shaped) nut is facing down.
Yeha, i knew what you were talking about, but is it really going to give me more "torque" or breaking power? I mean my brakes work pretty was as they are...

My only rule for breaks: I have to be able to stop in the middle of a rythmn section.
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