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    an important advice !!

    HI.,,
    i had just broke to aluminiom (6o61) bikes !! ( scott and giant )......
    do u think that the the best way to solsve this proiblem is ...":
    .... to buy a dirt/urban bike ?!??!? ( aluminiom 7005 ) ???
    if yes plz.......
    tell me y and if a bike like ( HARO ESCAPE 8.1 ) will resist !!??
    .... and if no plzz tell me what to do ???
    thanks for u all of u ,,,,,,

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    I have important advice. Go take an English Class.

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    Aside from the above advice, which is very good advice by the way, what kind of riding do you do? How did you break the old frames? How old were they? What frames were they? You really need to provide more information when asking for advice.
    I may be fat but I'm slow enough to make up for it.

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    Buy Steel or Ti.
    Quit reading and start riding ;-p

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    Hey, be nice. Maybe he hit his head as a result of breaking those aluminum frames and can't help typing that way

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    Quote Originally Posted by LowCel
    Aside from the above advice, which is very good advice by the way, what kind of riding do you do? How did you break the old frames? How old were they? What frames were they? You really need to provide more information when asking for advice.
    Exactly.
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    Hey, be nice. Maybe he hit his head as a result of breaking those aluminum frames and can't help typing that way
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    check out the guy's other posts. I'll give him the benefit of the doubt and assume he's telling the truth

    I'm from ISRAEL.
    17 year sold.
    i'm mad of mountain bikes.
    i broke 2 bikes yet witout jumping !!!!
    so maybe i have to bye a DIRT JUMP BIKE !!!
    ok.... hope that we will enjoy to talk with each other !!!
    bye,,,,

    So give the guy a break

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    Quote Originally Posted by ckleps
    check out the guy's other posts. I'll give him the benefit of the doubt and assume he's telling the truth

    I'm from ISRAEL.
    17 year sold.
    i'm mad of mountain bikes.
    i broke 2 bikes yet witout jumping !!!!
    so maybe i have to bye a DIRT JUMP BIKE !!!
    ok.... hope that we will enjoy to talk with each other !!!
    bye,,,,

    So give the guy a break
    When I read his first post, I actually got the impression that it was written by someone for whom English is not his first language. It didn't quite look like AOL-ese to me (although the excessive use of puncation is a no-no in any language )

    Anyway, yeah, let's give him a break.

    Now the question is, how is he breaking two bikes without jumping?
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    Quote Originally Posted by santiago
    Now the question is, how is he breaking two bikes without jumping?
    Falling? Off a cliff? HTH...hehe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by santiago
    When I read his first post, I actually got the impression that it was written by someone for whom English is not his first language. It didn't quite look like AOL-ese to me (although the excessive use of puncation is a no-no in any language )

    Anyway, yeah, let's give him a break.

    Now the question is, how is he breaking two bikes without jumping?
    Seriously. I can understand the snide comments if you have some tool - who has English as their primary language - who appears to be totally deficient in the writing department (unfortunately, there are a whole lot of people posting on MBs who fall into this category) however, if the guy is struggling through English as a second language, then, chances are, he's going to have some serious grammatical issues.
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    He is in Israel, perhaps the two bikes got just a bit to close to one of the car bombs that went off.

    Seriously though (giving him the benifit of the doubt), if you were using xc (cross country) bikes for urban/dirt jumping then yes, a dj specific bike will work much better

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtbikedude
    He is in Israel, perhaps the two bikes got just a bit to close to one of the car bombs that went off.

    Seriously though (giving him the benifit of the doubt), if you were using xc (cross country) bikes for urban/dirt jumping then yes, a dj specific bike will work much better
    you might want to consider deleting a portion of your post. I'm sure its going to offend quite a few people, and justifiably so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ckleps
    you might want to consider deleting a portion of your post. I'm sure its going to offend quite a few people, and justifiably so.
    I don't think this was intended as anti-semitism, but merely an observation that Israel has a large number of car bombings.

    As a mod, I don't see anything wrong with this reply. Let me or other Mods know (Via PM) if you disagree.
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    Quote Originally Posted by a2psyklnut
    I don't think this was intended as anti-semitism, but merely an observation that Israel has a large number of car bombings.

    As a mod, I don't see anything wrong with this reply. Let me or other Mods know (Via PM) if you disagree.
    Anti-semitic, no. Stupid, ignorant, insensitive and moronic...absolutely.
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    Quote Originally Posted by a2psyklnut
    I don't think this was intended as anti-semitism, but merely an observation that Israel has a large number of car bombings.

    As a mod, I don't see anything wrong with this reply. Let me or other Mods know (Via PM) if you disagree.
    I agree with a2psyklnut; not anti-semitic. It's true that Israel has an inordinate number of bombings of all types. However, it's also true that it's generally in bad taste to make jokes about things which kill/maim large numbers of innocent people.

    That said, Israel is full of REALLY old cities, the roads are often rough/narrow and the curbs are often very high. The offroad is even worse (very dry, dusty, lots of rocks, and along the coast, salt, etc). So a durable steel frame bike (better at absorbing/dealing with regular shock/vibration) or a bike specifically constructed to be bombproof (like a dirtjump/urban bike) would probably be a good idea.

    At the very least it seems that his riding style is such that it has broken two decent bikes (a Scott and a Giant). That in itself should tell us he needs a sturdier bike.

    The Haro Escape 8.1 looks pretty beefy, about like a Specialized Hardrock (in terms of the frame), so it should stand up to some serious beatings (don't know how long though). You might want to look into steel framed/titanium framed bikes, as crashnburn said.

    Good luck.

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    Sheesh, I just thought he was posting from a cell phone!

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    No anti-semitism. Yeah, I was making light of that type of situation but it is very real unfortunately.



    I had a longer response then felt there was no need. The above states what I ment well enough.
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