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    Where did I go wrong?

    I have raised a bike snob! I really can't understand how this happened. It seems like just a little while ago he was tooling around on a 24" Haro just happy to be out riding but now..........it's all changed.He has been giving me a hard time about buying a "Hardrock" but now that he's ridden it he thinks it's a great little bike. Small frame,6" fork= fun trail bike. Here's where we have a problem. I told him he should build one up and he said...."I'm not building a Hardrock,I had one of those when I was 12"!I'm sure all this is his mothers fault.
    Is there some sort treatment program or is he doomed to be a snob from now on?
    Like a circus monkey on a stolen Harley......

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    It's over.

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    Snob? Come on now i wouldnt go that far.

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    Ever since that stinky came along....
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    lol,

    That's funny.
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    At least it's not upgraditis.

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    Once they get a taste . . . .

    Just wait 'til he goes off to school. He'll figure out some way to store/lock/arm his good bike in his dorm room because he won't be able to bear the thought of being seen around campus on a practical and theft-proof beater-bike .

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtnbiker66 View Post
    I have raised a bike snob! I really can't understand how this happened. It seems like just a little while ago he was tooling around on a 24" Haro just happy to be out riding but now..........it's all changed.He has been giving me a hard time about buying a "Hardrock" but now that he's ridden it he thinks it's a great little bike. Small frame,6" fork= fun trail bike. Here's where we have a problem. I told him he should build one up and he said...."I'm not building a Hardrock,I had one of those when I was 12"!I'm sure all this is his mothers fault.
    Is there some sort treatment program or is he doomed to be a snob from now on?
    Oh...piss'n'moan. At least he shreds with you(when his friends aren't around)


    Quote Originally Posted by girlscout
    "I'm not building a Hardrock,I had one of those when I was 12"!
    Come on dood...it's not like it's a Jamis Komodo or some hooptie crap like that.

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    Dude i started out on one. I cant be ridin one now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Girlscout13 View Post
    Dude i started out on one. I cant be ridin one now.
    Agreed, Like Dad said, this is a time that your money can go for what you want.
    And there are a whole lotta worse things a teen could be doing than riding a bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Girlscout13 View Post
    Dude i started out on one. I cant be ridin one now.
    Well then...a Komodo it is

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    Quote Originally Posted by Girlscout13 View Post
    Dude, I started out on one. I can't be ridin one now.
    Fixed. The Hambone education is really paying off. I'm so proud.

    You should learn to ride some then you could be a bike snob.
    Like a circus monkey on a stolen Harley......

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    Ok, when you can keep me in sight on a dh you can tell me i cant ride!

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    Jeez 66, you had better slap J around a bit to keep him in line!

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    Ha, this is funny. Hardrocks ARE pieces o' ****e IMO. I just sold mine, finally. Im going the cyclocross route this time around since my MTBing is more of the adventure style. The CX probably weighs about 1/2 the HR
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    Quote Originally Posted by YungBurke View Post
    ...I just sold mine, finally. Im going the cyclocross route this time around since my MTBing is more of the adventure style. The CX probably weighs about 1/2 the HR
    Good for you but, ahhh....who cares?

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    Quote Originally Posted by never View Post
    Good for you but, ahhh....who cares?
    dont act like UMD and botto. I mean who really cares if mtnbiker66 raised a bike snob? No one probably is terribly concerned but this is bikeFORUMs and people converse on forums. The CX bike is going to be used as a mountain bike, this is the MTN forum is it not? Maybe you should have just kept your fingers still there buddy.
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    Since it is a "public" forum...'never' can act like whom he chooses. You are welcome to "tell him" not to do so, but your words may have fallen on deaf ears.

    For the record...I care if 66 raised a bike snob. His content on this thread is certainly more interesting than yours, YB. You will notice that most of the more interesting threads in the mountain bike forums have very little important information about mountain bikes. So when taking the extra time to type about someone needing to keep their "fingers still...buddy", think good and long about taking your own advice.

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    YB, why do you keep coming here, since you obviously don't like mountain bikes or mountain biking? Did they drub you out of the road forum or something?

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    i mountain bike fairly regularly. My point wasnt to discount the thread and say noone cares, I was pointing out that "caring" is really a relative term on an internet forum. I was a bit out of line, but I am just adding my .02 and not appreciating the dou-chebaggery. This forum is attractive to me because of a more genial aspect among posters. What I enjoy about mountain biking is climbing and seeing sights unreachable by any other means. The hardrock seems to be a bast*rd child of a downhill and an XC bike in my book, and really doesn't do much well. The RST fork might as well be rigid, the discs are shameful and Acera can only shift well new from the box. I know some prefer varying levels of suspension, but I dont like any. My CX will be used as a rigid 29er basically, Id call it a mountain bike therefore. Im sorry if I put you guys off, and frankly dminor my e-respect for you is far greater than any of the roadies. I didnt mean to cause trouble here, and I apologise.
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    Isn't one bike snob in a family better than two hacks?



    P.S. CX bikes are for suckers.
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    The caveat with a strap-on, of course, is you will have to get creative with a couple of lock cables and an anchor point

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    Quote Originally Posted by YungBurke View Post
    dou-chebaggery
    Best word ever

    Quote Originally Posted by YungBurke View Post
    frankly dminor my e-respect for you is far greater than any of the roadies.
    So Doug...he's saying that he likes you better than Dan-the-man

    Quote Originally Posted by YungBurke View Post
    I didnt mean to cause trouble here, and I apologise.
    People causing trouble here is the spice that keeps the MTBforum's blood pumping.
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    Quote Originally Posted by YungBurke View Post
    dont act like UMD and botto. I mean who really cares if mtnbiker66 raised a bike snob? No one probably is terribly concerned but this is bikeFORUMs and people converse on forums. The CX bike is going to be used as a mountain bike, this is the MTN forum is it not? Maybe you should have just kept your fingers still there buddy.
    Discussing 66 and his punk-ass kid is extremely important and you downplaying it is likely to get you banned - or at least tarred and feathered - so watch yourself! But then again, the revelation that your CX bike will be half the weight of a Hardrock is earth shattering and extremely important in its own right! Maybe that should have got its own post?

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    Quote Originally Posted by YungBurke View Post
    but I am just adding my .02 and not appreciating the dou-chebaggery. This forum is attractive to me because of a more genial aspect among posters.
    That makes no sense...dou-chebags are the foundation of the BF MTB forum!

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    Quote Originally Posted by chelboed View Post
    So Doug...he's saying that he likes you better than Dan-the-man
    I chose to read that as he likes me better than the roadies like me:
    Quote Originally Posted by YungBurke
    . . . my e-respect for you is far greater than any of the roadies.
    . . . which is entirely believeable. Roadies have no respect for me: I ride a road bike in DH shoes with Power Grips; my idea of team-kit is when my sweatshirt accidently matches the color of the scabs on my shins; I wear a doo-rag so that the bald patch on the back of my head doesn't sunburn between shuttle runs; and I distrust tires narrower than 2.35.

    I don't find it believeable that anyone would knowingly dis Dan the Man.

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