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View Poll Results: Should Jon sell his mountain bike?
Yes, it's not pink. 3 9.68%
Yes, he's a roadie anyhow. 3 9.68%
Yes, it's falling apart anyway. 2 6.45%
Yes, he's alleregic to REAL mountain biking. 4 12.90%
Yes, Missionaries don't do full suspension. 2 6.45%
No, because he needs a manly bike. 6 19.35%
No, wheelies work better on a mountain bike. 0 0%
No, because he likes the feeling of "boing boings". 3 9.68%
No, we wanna see more Jon/bike/crash/no helmet pics. 2 6.45%
No. Just change the bike's name to BRENDA and that's a promise he will ride it more. 6 19.35%
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Old 03-20-08, 08:15 PM   #1
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Should Jon sell his mountain bike?

Thought I'd like to encourage him one way or the other. I really don't want him to sell it. We've had some fun times riding together.





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No. He needs some boing-boings.
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First the CLI-taurus and now this????? I don't know how much more of this I can take!!!!!
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I thought that mountain bikes were the standard issue to missionaries? At least in my neck of the woods.

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I thought that mountain bikes were the standard issue to missionaries? At least in my neck of the woods.

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I mean full suspension. I've seen Missionaries mainly on hardtails (front suspension, rigid rear).
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He says he wants to get rid of it because it's weird. I think he should keep it because it's weird. Goes with the rider.
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I mean full suspension. I've seen Missionaries mainly on hardtails (front suspension, rigid rear).
That's a different story! Yes, standard issue seems to be a hardtail.

I agree with x--he should keep it, but paint it pink.

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Look at those Siu laces.
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No, it's a Kona.
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Around here they love to ride on the sidewalks with no front lights. Drives me crazy. I've been thinking about writing the LDS Church and encouraging them to give better bike safety courses and front lights.
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There's no point having a full suspension and not actually going down real trails. I thrash the hard tail every ride like I want it to submit to my ultimate authority.
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Around here they love to ride on the sidewalks with no front lights. Drives me crazy. I've been thinking about writing the LDS Church and encouraging them to give better bike safety courses and front lights.
It'd be nice.

I know a couple of years ago one of the young men was killed not more than a few hundred yards from my house because he apparently failed to look at the traffic, and cycled in front of a car .

Bike safety courses would be good. Actually, I'm surprised the LDS church doesn't offer classes as a matter of course for any of the youngsters.

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Don't sell it. You'll regret not having an MTB _and_ a road bike.
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As long as it's not his Trek 950, he should keep it.

BTW, who convinced him that he didn't need his bars up that high? I tried for a while without success.
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he should sell the, but take the seat off and burn it. somethings are not meant to be passed on.
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You don't even know what a real trail is.
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I didn't read this thread before I had a thought this morning. Interesting coincidence.

I knew someone when I was stationed in Okinawa that bought a bike for $1,500 and part of his reasoning was to have a good bike for when he went on Mission.

$1,500 isn't excessive for a bike today, but it bought a great bike in 1980.
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You don't even know what a real trail is.
It's not an open sewer in the suburbs. Sorry, Jon.
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He's allergic to real mountain biking.
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I didn't read this thread before I had a thought this morning. Interesting coincidence.

I knew someone when I was stationed in Okinawa that bought a bike for $1,500 and part of his reasoning was to have a good bike for when he went on Mission.

$1,500 isn't excessive for a bike today, but it bought a great bike in 1980.
Wow, I don't think I've ever seen anyone locally who has anything that upscale .

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Post up some pics of your "real" trails.
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Keep it. As soon as you get rid of it, you'll get that itch. And once you get rid of the crabs, you might want to ride on a trail again.
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Yes. Sell it. To me.
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