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Old 10-29-04, 12:21 PM   #1
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I am a wuss

I forgot how hard a HT is. My new ht rocks and fits, bnut hurts.

a) SS is pretty cool. No wussing out, if you can't do it you walk, if you can do it...it hurts. My legs are pumped like they used to get when I was a gym rat. This bike is definately staying SS. I can also say I will never ever build a trail bike SS. You need to be some kind of man beast to ride a really tech trail SS.

b) djers are stiffer than they used to be. Back in the day they were plush like other marzx forks. This thing might as well be a rigid. 5 ft drops and 2 days of djing and I still only go through 3in of travel.

c) I love steel. Feels real nice. And the geometry suits what I wanted (I was able to do a backhop...and a small manual pretty easily)

d)...how do you bunny hop a rigid again? haha

Anyways just a small rant. This bike is gonna be some fun and hopefully help me get ready for next dh season Cheers.
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Old 10-29-04, 12:32 PM   #2
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I must have missed it, Mael. What's your new bike?
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Old 10-29-04, 12:35 PM   #3
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Transition Trail or Park...steel djing frame and I used some parts I had lying around.
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Old 10-29-04, 12:59 PM   #4
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ToP Complete - at least ghetto style anyways Tha bike.
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Old 10-29-04, 01:42 PM   #5
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Thats why it helps to ride BMX and mtb ....plus mtbers always have such weak wrists.
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Well I definately don't have weak anything. Years of football and weightlifting help with that.

BMX...can't do it. Tried several times. Those miniature bikes just end up pissing me off. If I had started younger it might have been ok ok a bmx but at this point, a small mountain bike is more fun (althoguh I might try a bmx after some time on this...working my way smaller haha)
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Old 10-29-04, 02:14 PM   #7
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...how do you bunny hop a rigid again?
Try getting some clipless pedals.
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Old 10-29-04, 02:29 PM   #8
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Hahaha...I should...then I could hop like a real champ
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I rode BMX for about 3 years, quit and sold it about 2 or 3 years ago. Just starting to pick it back up. Always used to ride street, but I wanna learn vert. 21'' BMX is the way for me
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Vert would be cool. We have a skate park here I could play on with, i think, a 1/4 pipe. I should get some pics sometime.

If I was shorter bmx might have worked out for me
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Yeahh im like 5'9 or 5'8....I really dont wanna be huge, so I keep drinkin da coffee
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I tried that...coffee just keeps me awake, didn't stop me growing
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I tried that...coffee just keeps me awake, didn't stop me growing
You can go through what short men do to gain a few inches....

They chop their legs in half, insert a couple inches of steel in between with titanium nails, and they have to re-adjust the tension of the screws every 12 hours to make sure the screws dont grow in as part of the bone. It's an insane amount of pain to gain a few inches. I guess to chop off a few inches it would only be half as painful right???
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. This bike is definately staying SS. I can also say I will never ever build a trail bike SS. You need to be some kind of man beast to ride a really tech trail SS.
season Cheers.[/QUOTE]
by the end of next season you will probably change that point of view. I see some guys that will ride any trail SS and they may be a little toward the beast side they do not drink blood or eat raw meat or such. they just get used to it and get super strong. you can tell a single speed rider from a distance due to the size of their calves(friggin big as their thighs with a little dent in the middle called a knee)
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Yeah Ican see that. But if this is any indication, there are no ssers here for a reason. The only time I have ever seen any were during the 24 hour race. I will give er a go, but I usually use at least 14 gears when riding some of the trails here. One speed ...
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What gear is the single speed equivelant to on your multi-speed bike?
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32 front...I think 15 back...not quite sure...good for djing but really kinda difficult for the trails here. For general xc it isn't bad, but for torquing over stuff you need to be a beast
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