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Old 08-03-09, 05:54 PM   #1
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Stoopid People......

.....should stick to road bikes,rigid SS w/ v brakes( not saying that all folks that ride this are stoooopid) and beach crusiers. That way, there would be no high tech components to deal with......discuss.
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Then again, smart people ride his stuff because they're smart enough not to open up that can of worms.

I passed up all kinds of people with derailleur and dropped chain mishaps while riding my rigid, SS 29er yesterday. There were also a bunch of folks adjusting their forks and rear suspension... I just kept riding.

Keep it simple folks, especially if you don't either 1) know how to deal or 2) don't want to be bothered (like me!).
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Waht fun is life without the can of worms here and there.
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I passed up all kinds of people with derailleur and dropped chain mishaps while riding my rigid, SS 29er yesterday. There were also a bunch of folks adjusting their forks and rear suspension... I just kept riding.
I experienced same yesterday. My buddies are clicking their pro-pedals, turning off the lockouts on their forks. One dropped a chain, the other couldn't get his shifting right at one point. While they were fiddling and adjusting, I was headed down, or up the trail as the conditions required, chugging along on my Jabber. I love the simplicity of rigid SS.
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Yeah I agree with 66, have you ever seen a guy on ss trying to do 10mph on a flat? It's ridiculous their feet doing 80mph and bike is barely at 9mph. I have blown by many single speeds up, flat or downhill with my 27speed full suspension.
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Yeah I agree with 66, have you ever seen a guy on ss trying to do 10mph on a flat? It's ridiculous their feet doing 80mph and bike is barely at 9mph. I have blown by many single speeds up, flat or downhill with my 27speed full suspension.
Huh????? I never said there was anything wrong with riding SS/Rigid/fixie/29r.........

I just wonder about the people that can't seem to figure out forks,shocks,shifting.I enjoy the downhills too much to ride a rigid bike. Heck, I did that a long time ago.
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I think at this point I'm gonna add "people that use bar ends" into the mix. So now it's SS/Rigid/fixie/Bar Ends.

I think I'm gonna start riding on my rims with no tires so I don't have to deal with all those different tread patterns/flats/XC or DH casing/tire pressure. Thats really gonna make riding a lot better for me. I'll be out riding and just peadle past a guy dealing with a flat and chuckle at his stooooopidness.
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Waht fun is life without the can of worms here and there.
Yup, that's why my next bike is going to be a geared, hardtail XC bike. *tee hee* Still not willing to go CX even though my brother bugs me about it: "DUDE, GET A ROCK LOBSTER!! You get the best of both worlds!"

IDK, different rides for different days... it's all good. I got all spandexy today and rode the roadie.

Spandexy is just like "Mavericky", FYI.
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i'm more irritated by the riders i run into without any basic knowledge to fix anything or take care of themselves in even the most basic way out of doors. no tools, no idea how the bike works, no idea how to fix anything even if they had tools. nothing to repair a flat with. minimal or no water or munchies. sheesh people, at least try to aquire some basics.
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I think I'm gonna start riding on my rims with no tires so I don't have to deal with all those different tread patterns/flats/XC or DH casing/tire pressure. Thats really gonna make riding a lot better for me. I'll be out riding and just peadle past a guy dealing with a flat and chuckle at his stooooopidness.
yeah but u'll bend a rim eventually, and you sill might have somthin go wrong on ur "bike" so i'd just skip the bike altogether and go for a run, or if you really wanna have fun you could run around pretending your on a bike like in that visa commercial
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Keep it simple folks, especially if you don't either: 1) prefer to know what you are missing or 2) want to progress by going faster/higher/farther.
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I've owned and ridden every type of mountain bike possible growing up in Santa Cruz, Ca. from 50 lb. downhill bikes, to DJ bikes and full suspension all mountain bikes. They were fun, but really weren't my preference, and I live with a sacrifice in some performance. I'm not a racer or anything, so I don't care if I get passed up people on faster bikes - big grins on people riding bikes is good! I know what I've ridden and my own personal acheivements on similar bikes. I've experienced big suspension, high performance bikes so I completely understand. Nowadays, I just like basic, roots-style bikes - that doesn't mean I won't go back to high performance bikes but I highly doubt it. Well, maybe a nice Ti XC bike...

But then again, my motorcycle displacement choices have gotten smaller - I ride a Honda CRF250X and not a balls out 450R and I stepped down to a DRZ400SM from a Husqvarna 450SMR (SuperMoto) race bike. Go figure.

Jeez, I've just realized I'm getting OLD or just stooooooopid.
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Yeah I agree with 66, have you ever seen a guy on ss trying to do 10mph on a flat? It's ridiculous their feet doing 80mph and bike is barely at 9mph. I have blown by many single speeds up, flat or downhill with my 27speed full suspension.
If you can't ride a SS 10mph on a flat...you're a sissy-geared pansy wanker who shouldn't be on a SS to begin with. The only people who deserve to ride rigid SS are giant nad-sacked bearded beasts who use bar ends as butt-plugs to the ghey passers-by who are holding a $6000 rig on their shoulder negotiating a rooty section on foot.



On that note...I rode a little this weekend on my new super-tech derailleur'd granny-gear'd "steed"() with my high tech fiddly suspension fork and goofie shifters...it was fun...really, really fun.


edit: really, really, really fun...more than rigid stuff.

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All I know is that the riding I usually do would be ZERO fun if I was on a rigid with V-brakes.
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wasn't this last weeks argument?
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wasn't this last weeks argument?
Get with the program...it's every weeks argument.
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I think often people expect that they can pick a derailleur from one company, shifters from another and other mixed components and get them all to work together well, and with little knowledge of bike mechanics to boot. I may not know a lot about the finer points of front derailleur configuration...but I do know that using an M952 front derailleur with an M952 crank works a hell of a lot better than mixed configurations I've tried in the past. IMO when you get a bike you have to learn about it...nobody's gonna stop their ride to fix your flat on the trail when you don't know how to do it. Along the same lines, it ticks me off when people don't have their own basic tools. An M5 allen wrench should be on your person at all times, if you bike fasteners need it. The people I know who ride SS do so because they know little about setting up a geared bike.

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If you can't ride a SS 10mph on a flat...you're a sissy-geared pansy wanker who shouldn't be on a SS to begin with. The only people who deserve to ride rigid SS are giant nad-sacked bearded beasts who use bar ends as butt-plugs to the ghey passers-by who are holding a $6000 rig on their shoulder negotiating a rooty section on foot.



On that note...I rode a little this weekend on my new super-tech derailleur'd granny-gear'd "steed"() with my high tech fiddly suspension fork and goofie shifters...it was fun...really, really fun.


edit: really, really, really fun...more than rigid stuff.
Bwahahaha lmao!
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Meh...I still ride it once in a while...I'm a "part time" bearded beast with lop-sided...umm...
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Really, people aren't down with bar ends? I think they truly help on steep ascents, but admit that I hit few of those on my usual rides despite having bar ends on most of my bikes.

What really helped me become comfortable with bike technology was a part time job at an REI bike shop. Granted, you wont see World Cup riders taking the checkered flag on the Novara Randonee, but assembling the new bikes (including final wheel adjustments) was a good way to hone some basic skills. That was 15 years ago, but the experience has helped me ever since.

Sadly, though, during those long days in the shop while other techs were blatantly discussed getting baked the night before, any attempt to "score some" was met with "you look like a NARC"...oh well :-)
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But then again, my motorcycle displacement choices have gotten smaller - I ride a Honda CRF250X and not a balls out 450R and I stepped down to a DRZ400SM from a Husqvarna 450SMR (SuperMoto) race bike. Go figure.
I started out on small-displacement machines and am working up. If I ever get back into dirt biking I think I'm going to track down a YZ or an IT 490. Better hang onto my old 125 for vintage racing though .
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I have a Puch 250 SGS...when people commonly refer to your bike's model as the "twingle" you know you're hardcore ;-) Or also just stoooopid.
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If you can't ride a SS 10mph on a flat...you're a sissy-geared pansy wanker who shouldn't be on a SS to begin with. The only people who deserve to ride rigid SS are giant nad-sacked bearded beasts who use bar ends as butt-plugs to the ghey passers-by who are holding a $6000 rig on their shoulder negotiating a rooty section on foot.
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I have a Puch 250 SGS...when people commonly refer to your bike's model as the "twingle" you know you're hardcore ;-) Or also just stoooopid.
Just owning a Puch in and of itself is hardcore . Interesting bike - - shades of the old twin-pipe CZs.
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