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    Riding a "Beach Cruiser" Downhill

    I'm currently on a Nirve Night Owl beach cruiser with a three speed hub transmission. The bike is stock except for a new chain, chain tension, and a rear rack over the wheel. I got this bike in December when forced with the choice of buying a 1000 car - or a getting bicycle and have the leftover money go towards rent. I used this bike all throughout the 08-09 Michigan (Rochester Hills) winter, putting on about 400 miles a month and subsequently know every inch of the machine.

    This is just a little background as to why I would even attempt to think about taking my "Beach Cruiser" downhill mountain biking. With no front or rear shocks, no designer rims or a purpose built frame - I was able to outpace my friends with much more expensive "mountain bikes". It may have been their lack of experience, but I had the time of my my life flying down the trail. I'm going to go as often as I can before I ship out for the Navy in December. Maybe with some new tires (I've been using the same tires that came with the bike! must have a couple thousand miles on them!!).

    Other than sharing my success story, I was wondering if anyone has tried mountain bike racing in say, a foldaway bike or a pedal gokart?

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    Who farted? Ka_Jun's Avatar
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    assuming you aren't a troll, you are going to thrash that bike in no time. and probably yourself as well
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    I don't believe this.
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    Don't get hurt before you get shipped off...
    *whats that smell in the air?..... B/S!*
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    I think the OP means riding down hill (as in bombing fireroads, etc.) rather than riding 'downhill.'

    Owner of my LBS put together a beach crusier team a couple years ago for our local 24-hour race. They had a blast and smoked more than a few teams riding mtn. bikes.

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    Hey guyz? Guyz? Wait up!! Siu Blue Wind's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by -_RebelRidin'_- View Post
    Don't get hurt before you get shipped off...
    *whats that smell in the air?..... B/S!*
    Don't laugh too heartily. Karma comes around and you might Cheeto.

    Check this out, mlacks.

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    make sure to post videos......if you survive
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    Quote Originally Posted by Siu Blue Wind View Post
    Don't laugh too heartily. Karma comes around and you might Cheeto.

    Check this out, mlacks.

    YouTube - Klunkerz: A Film About Mountain Bike History
    it already has...

    my kona got a scratch =(
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    Hey guyz? Guyz? Wait up!! Siu Blue Wind's Avatar
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    Now you can enjoy it!
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    Please dont outsmart the censor. That is a very expensive censor and every time one of you guys outsmart it it makes someone at the home office feel bad. We dont wanna do that. So dont cleverly disguise bad words.

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