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    I pimped my kid's ride - check it out!

    Did the mountain bike get small, or did my kids just get big?

    Anyway, I had some fun with it and added some inches to it too.

    The new stuff is the ape hanger bars from an old muscle bike and the banana seat also from an old muscle bike.

    Of course, the cobra head handle bar grips are a new addition too.

    I recovered the banana seat with faux leopard skin.

    What do you think of the pimped out mountain bike?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mike View Post
    What do you think of the pimped out mountain bike?
    I like it a lot! Very cool.

    But how does your kid like it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sprocket Man View Post
    I like it a lot! Very cool.

    But how does your kid like it?
    He hasn't seen it yet. I can't wait for him to get home to see his reaction.

    If he doesn't ride it, one of his friends will. My garage is like the local "yellow bike". Kids are mooching bikes all the time. I have five out on loan right now. It's great. I love seeing those kids getting around on their own steam by bicycling.
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    I see years of therapy in his future

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hartmann View Post
    I see years of therapy in his future
    It is like a 21 speed muscle bike. Maybe he will have a superiority complex.
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    No wonder kids think their parents are dorks! He'll never get a girl now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by texasphil View Post
    No wonder kids think their parents are dorks! He'll never get a girl now.
    Maybe...
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    Now THAT''S a hybrid!!

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    I hope he doesn't start crying when he sees it. You should have a new bmx bike on standby just in case.

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    Quote Originally Posted by v1k1ng1001 View Post
    I hope he doesn't start crying when he sees it. You should have a new bmx bike on standby just in case.
    Actually, he has already graduated to road bikes. This bike was sitting WAaaaay in the back of the garage gathering dust, so this is it's chance at getting some ride-time again.
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    NEWS UPDATE!

    Guess what. The bike is GONE from the garage. All the kids thought it was cool. They all took a ride on it. They said it was "So ghetto", which I thought was a bad thing, but apparently being ghetto isn't always bad.

    One of my son's friends asked if he could ride it home tonight. He left his road bike in my garage and took off with the mountain-muscle-bike.

    That makes it all worth-while.
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    I bet it's a wheelie machine...

    "the bus came by and I got on, that's when it all began...there was Cowboy Neal at the wheel of a bus to never-ever land."


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    Quote Originally Posted by wethepeople View Post
    I bet it's a wheelie machine...
    I hope it's a wheelie machine and a jumping machine and a get across town machine. I hope they wear it out!

    These young teen fellows are riding bicycles all over town in packs. It is a great sight to see. They don't even bother asking for rides. They just tell me where they are going and zoom, they go. They are here every day and I always ask them how their machines are. Anything that is out of whack get's fixed while they are goofing off around the house. The more I can do to keep them bicycling, the better.

    Of course, I sneak in a maintanance lesson for them whenever possible too. "Hey, Joey, hold pull on this brake cable while I tighten the bolt. See this, it is a third-hand-tool... blah, blah, blah"
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    Quote Originally Posted by mike View Post
    I hope it's a wheelie machine and a jumping machine and a get across town machine. I hope they wear it out!

    These young teen fellows are riding bicycles all over town in packs. It is a great sight to see. They don't even bother asking for rides. They just tell me where they are going and zoom, they go. They are here every day and I always ask them how their machines are. Anything that is out of whack get's fixed while they are goofing off around the house. The more I can do to keep them bicycling, the better.

    Of course, I sneak in a maintanance lesson for them whenever possible too. "Hey, Joey, hold pull on this brake cable while I tighten the bolt. See this, it is a third-hand-tool... blah, blah, blah"
    Awesome. You are the kinda dad I wanna be when my two boys get older. Keep it up.

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    Whew! Glad it turned out ok.

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    Dads like you are more important to this sport than any doper race in Europe. I love it! Great job!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mike View Post
    Did the mountain bike get small, or did my kids just get big?

    Anyway, I had some fun with it and added some inches to it too.

    The new stuff is the ape hanger bars from an old muscle bike and the banana seat also from an old muscle bike.

    Of course, the cobra head handle bar grips are a new addition too.

    I recovered the banana seat with faux leopard skin.

    What do you think of the pimped out mountain bike?
    I'd commute on that if it had streamers on the end of the handlebars, for no other reason other that chicks dig faux leopard skin. It would have matched perfectly with the bedspread on my heart shaped waterbed.
    There are 10 types of people in the world - the ones that can count in base 2, the ones that can't count in base 2, and the ones that didn't expect this to be in base 3.

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    Quote Originally Posted by texasphil View Post
    No wonder kids think their parents are dorks! He'll never get a girl now.
    What makes you think he likes girls?
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    Quote Originally Posted by operator View Post
    What makes you think he likes girls?
    Statistically he most likely does, what makes you think he doesn't?
    There are 10 types of people in the world - the ones that can count in base 2, the ones that can't count in base 2, and the ones that didn't expect this to be in base 3.

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    Quote Originally Posted by superdex View Post
    Dads like you are more important to this sport than any doper race in Europe. I love it! Great job!
    Thanks, Superdex. You know, for bicycle enthusiasts like us, there is no greater joy that to give a bunch of teens a garage full of old bikes and see them ride them as transportation and fun.

    I just say, "take what you need, when you need, fellows and have a ball. Let me know if they need any repairs". Every day my driveway and garage is full of the team of bikes from my son and all his friends coming over by bicycle. They take very good care of the bikes. They line them up nicely - never willy nilly and never laying on the ground, so the seem to appreciate the bikes as real transportation and not as toys.

    I told them, "gentlemen, you are graduating from boys to men. These bikes are not toys like your other bikes. These are vehicles and you are sharing the road with automobiles and drivers that expect you to behave like a road vehicle. You have to live up to that expectation". They all seemed to take it seriously. I have seen them on the road during my various commutes and it is a wonderful sight, indeed!
    Mike

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    Hah nice
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    Nice scraper bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mike View Post
    Thanks, Superdex. You know, for bicycle enthusiasts like us, there is no greater joy that to give a bunch of teens a garage full of old bikes and see them ride them as transportation and fun.

    I just say, "take what you need, when you need, fellows and have a ball. Let me know if they need any repairs". Every day my driveway and garage is full of the team of bikes from my son and all his friends coming over by bicycle. They take very good care of the bikes. They line them up nicely - never willy nilly and never laying on the ground, so the seem to appreciate the bikes as real transportation and not as toys.

    I told them, "gentlemen, you are graduating from boys to men. These bikes are not toys like your other bikes. These are vehicles and you are sharing the road with automobiles and drivers that expect you to behave like a road vehicle. You have to live up to that expectation". They all seemed to take it seriously. I have seen them on the road during my various commutes and it is a wonderful sight, indeed!


    cool story!
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    That reminds me of a bike i turned into a choper by bolting togeather two sets of forks end to end,monkey bars,bananna seat, wide slick on the rear and small on the front. my dad helped me buid it and I rode that thing till it coulden't be repaired any more.
    I have three kids and some how they seem to multiply when they go outside to play, I swear every kid in the neiborhood is out there, that doesen't bother my wife and I in fact we prefer being the popular spot we know what are kids are up to. That and im just a big kid any way.

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    You Should Put Xtr Level Componentry On It!!!

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