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    Help!!! whitewalls needed for retro bike!

    Ok, i know im opening myself up for ridicule on a mtb forum but here goes, a couple of weeks ago i rescued an ailing mountain bike circa 1992 i am going to retore it as a project kind of like a retro hotrod mountain bike, for commuting round the city, just got a acouple-a questions,

    q1- the frame is about an inch or so smaller than my gt and i am 6ft 1-2 is that a problem? will i look demented riding this thing?

    q2-can you get 140 spoke mtb wheels?

    q3-can you get whitewalls to suit mtb??? doesnt matter if they are slicks.
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    Bowie..get a haircut.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrselfdestruct
    Ok, i know im opening myself up for ridicule on a mtb forum but here goes,
    Then why the **** ask here? Any bike shop will have whitewall beach crusier tires.

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    oooh, ouch im asking as they are mtb related questions, thats all .Im no pro as far as dimensions, availability and compatabilty are concerned, and i thought this was why we have forums?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mrselfdestruct
    oooh, ouch im asking as they are mtb related questions, thats all .Im no pro as far as dimensions, availability and compatabilty are concerned, and i thought this was why we have forums?
    When was the last time you saw a mountain bike ridden on a trail with WHITEWALLS? You said it yourself that you'd catch hell for posting this here. You want to "restore retore it as a project kind of like a retro hotrod mountain bike, for commuting" sounds like you need to ask questions in "Commuting" or "Alt Bikes"
    Last edited by Raiyn; 07-16-05 at 02:32 AM.

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    When was the last time you saw a mountain bike ridden on a trail with WHITEWALLS? You said it yourself that you'd catch hell for posting this here. You want to "restore retore it as a project kind of like a retro hotrod mountain bike, for commuting" sounds like you need to ask questions in "Commuting" or "Alt Bikes"

    sorry forum fuhrer, but i didnt think it would fit in the commute forum either, i didnt know us mtb folk could be so snappy!

    or dont you like whitewalls? i think they are spiffy!
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    Quote Originally Posted by mrselfdestruct

    sorry forum fuhrer, but i didnt think it would fit in the commute forum either, i didnt know us mtb folk could be so snappy!

    or dont you like whitewalls? i think they are spiffy!

    You really don't want to keep this up. It won't end well.
    You were wrong to post this here and you know it. Hell you could have posted this in "General Bike Discussion"

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    Actually "Alt Bikes" would be right up your alley with the 140 spoke wheels

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    Called 'gumwalls' beige. Whites for whiteys.

    Wide walls, wear overalls, or cycle and slim those thighs

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    [QUOTE=mrselfdestruct]demented riding this thing?

    q2-can you get 140 spoke mtb wheels?"

    no..yes..whatever. Anything can be stupid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrselfdestruct
    will i look demented riding this thing
    Depends, how do you look already?

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    well, i do look dead dead sexy allready, i lay down my guns, at least this had been an interesting thread!
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    dont worry about raiyn he always flames newbies.

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    ziggy doesnt worry about the nei-sayers ziggy's a star
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    Quote Originally Posted by ementophobic
    dont worry about raiyn he always flames newbies.
    No I flame blatent stupidity, abject foolishness and reckless ignorance. Newbies just happen to be a prime source of all of the above.
    Quote Originally Posted by mrselfdestruct
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    It's nay-sayers Major Tom

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    hmmm, i think im getting "flamed" because you can. im no newbie, im back after an abscence, im not ignorant or stupid, just asked some questions i think newbies are among the most important of the cycling
    community, you were a newbie once. and the only reason i give's you the guff is that i would like advice not stuffy old bastard's like youreself dumping on me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mrselfdestruct
    hmmm, i think im getting "flamed" because you can. im no newbie, im back after an abscence, im not ignorant or stupid, just asked some questions i think newbies are among the most important of the cycling
    community, you were a newbie once. and the only reason i give's you the guff is that i would like advice not stuffy old bastard's like youreself dumping on me.
    Then ask your question in the correct forum Sparky.
    You knew you were going to catch hell but you posted in the wrong spot anyway. Not the best of plans if you want decent answers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raiyn
    Then ask your question in the correct forum Sparky.
    You knew you were going to catch hell but you posted in the wrong spot anyway. Not the best of plans if you want decent answers
    You know this thread would be fine if you just leave him alone and him and everyone else can work it out them selves.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raiyn
    Then ask your question in the correct forum Sparky.
    You knew you were going to catch hell but you posted in the wrong spot anyway. Not the best of plans if you want decent answers

    Haha, you called him sparky .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raiyn
    blatent stupidity
    Webster's prefers "blatant."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raiyn
    Then ask your question in the correct forum Sparky.
    You knew you were going to catch hell but you posted in the wrong spot anyway. Not the best of plans if you want decent answers
    Yeah , dont be moranic and idoticly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raiyn
    When was the last time you saw a mountain bike ridden on a trail with WHITEWALLS? [/B][/U] or "Alt Bikes"
    Looks like some people think whitewalls would be cool on the trails... http://www.somafab.com/tires.html#inf

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    Quote Originally Posted by GerGa00
    You know this thread would be fine if you just leave him alone and him and everyone else can work it out them selves.
    <shrug> Not that your post is helping matters
    Quote Originally Posted by gastro
    Webster's prefers "blatant."
    Blasted spellchecker
    Quote Originally Posted by SpiderMike
    Looks like some people think whitewalls would be cool on the trails... http://www.somafab.com/tires.html#inf
    That's the dumbest thing I've ever seen. Those things are going to look like absolute crap after the first ride

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    That's the dumbest thing I've ever seen. Those things are going to look like absolute crap after the first ride[/QUOTE]

    I agree. One would have to add a boottle of Bleach White to the cleaning kit.

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