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Old 09-25-04, 04:34 AM   #1
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can jumping wreck a bike?

I was wondering if jumping a Haro VI will wreck it because i only have had it for 9 months (i got it for christmas) just this arvo i was jumping 3 metres long and landing on flat grass, i know that you should jump doubles so the landing ramp takes off the pressure of the landing. The frame is only made out of 7005 Aluminum and the parts on the bike are stock except for the pedals and soon i will have a Rhyno Lite XL on the back, any advice on jumping or anything related to it would be great.
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Old 09-25-04, 06:41 AM   #2
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Do you land smooth, or is it rough? Its no fun jumping without a landing, and it can mess up your bike. Just build a little tranny or some new jumps dude.
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Old 09-25-04, 10:39 AM   #3
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jumping is hard on bikes. there is no such thing as bomb *proof*. have fun and do what you want to do, but don't cry if something breaks. if you jump, just expect short life out of wheels, hubs, bb's, forks, etc. i know i've broken my share. if you have high end parts, sometimes you can get replacements from the company. mountain cycle and answer have both replaced parts for me for free, no questions asked. if they do ask how it broke, just tell the truth. they don't like it when you say "well, i was just riding along, and..."
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Old 09-25-04, 10:47 AM   #4
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Yes. Jumping is hard on a bike. Even if you have perfect landings and are smooth you will crash...crashing is hard on bikes
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Old 09-25-04, 11:35 AM   #5
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nah man, it aint that bad...i did fall a couple times before...they were pretty bad...nothing like a faceplant to a treetrunk...aah...anyways...you try and land as soft as possible...i land back wheel first its much better...the jumps i do aint big...biggest was 5meters far and 4meters high...but they scary...kk? gluck with your jumps man
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Old 09-25-04, 11:43 AM   #6
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Read "The Bicycle Wheel" by J. Brandt (did I spell it right?) and learn how wheels get and maintain their remarkable strength.

Jumping around is fun, sure, but I often wonder if the promotion of jumping around has something to do with increasing sales and repairs.

I talked to my friend the bike mechanic, and he is always amazed by the bikes that come in that are broken and the owners say, "they show in the ads, that the bike jumps like I did on it but it doesn't show what happens when it lands"

It's common sense to me. Jump around and you'll break your bike.
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Old 09-25-04, 11:45 AM   #7
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What is a "tranny"? I searched it up on google and it came back with unpleasant results.
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Old 09-25-04, 12:12 PM   #8
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What is a "tranny"? I searched it up on google and it came back with unpleasant results.
HAhaa, ya, you really want to jump those, I'm pretty sure you know, for the newb= transition.

I guess discussing mtb'ing in a gay bar would be funny= ' You should have seen the tranny I did this morning,... WILD!"

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Old 09-25-04, 12:29 PM   #9
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What is a "tranny"? I searched it up on google and it came back with unpleasant results.
damn... got me laughing so hard my stomach hurts!
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I still don't get the part about the tranny. What is it? like a u in the ground so that when you land, you land going down and it softens the shock?
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ya, that was mad funny...i nearly spit out coke on my keyboard
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I still don't get the part about the tranny. What is it? like a u in the ground so that when you land, you land going down and it softens the shock?
Sloped landing
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Old 09-25-04, 01:33 PM   #13
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tranny (tran-e) n, (sl.): 1: a transition from a vertical or sloped face to horizontal ground. 2: a post-op transsexual (see yahoo search).

when you land on a declining slope, the vertical component of motion is dissipated, like when a ski jumper lands on a slope instead of the flat ground, dig? try to touch both wheels at the same time and use the natural springs in your knees and elbows to further soften the blow.
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Old 09-25-04, 01:54 PM   #14
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Yeah, I just though tranny was a U like shape in the ground which you could "transfer" to another jump. Strange. So, did anyone else laugh at my actually not meant to be funny post?
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Old 09-25-04, 09:09 PM   #15
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ive come to the conclusion that bikes are designed for fun, and my style of having fun is trail riding, jumping and basic flatland tricks like wheelies and endos etc. most of the time i land smoothly on flat and there is hardly any noise coming from the bike, i mtrying to talk my old man into building me a 2.5 metre table top out of wood
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ya man, do what you love on the bike not what others think you should do...my ass is terrified of dropping off anything higher than like 4 feet...i broke my arm once, and i dont want to do it again...but i still like to jump gaps and generally screw around on my bike...especially in gravel, its fun to drift...do what makes you happy, and dont die...its all good from there
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If you "wait" for other people to do things for you, you'll never get what you want.

Ask him to take you to the store to buy the materails, and ask him for his advice on how to build your table top.

Seriously, take control and possession of the project. By asking him to help you will only help your chances. Reallyl, it'll make his month to be able to do a project with his son.

(I wished someone had given me this advice when I was a teenager)

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What is a "tranny"? I searched it up on google and it came back with unpleasant results.
I havent laughed that hard in ages! Thanks.
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Old 09-26-04, 03:24 PM   #19
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It's really not that funny...






































To me anyways.
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(I wished someone had given me this advice when I was a teenager)
Someone probably did, but being a teenager, you didn't listen.
At least that's what happened to me.
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True, so damn true.
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