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Old 11-12-04, 04:30 PM   #1
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If you've got a better bike than your buddies...

... you'll find that in a year or two, they will have the better bike. This is definately happening to me at the moment. Ive got a Craftworks FRM125 (6 inch duallie) and one of my friends is getting a '05 Giant DH Comp and the other a Mongoose DH (Hopper).

I want a new bike but i know i cant get one
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Thats what happens......new technology comes out every year, and makes things obsolete. The CW is a sweet frame though, I remember seeing it awhile ago in Jenson....
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Old 11-12-04, 04:37 PM   #3
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Yeah it is a very nice frame. But like you said, everyone is getting something better every year so its getting a bit old. I guess I'll just ride it hard until it breaks (If it ever does) then buy a new frame.
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Thats why you just need to get better at riding then they are.....so you can show them up on something lesser.
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Of those frames I would still prefer yours ...
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... you'll find that in a year or two, they will have the better bike. This is definately happening to me at the moment. Ive got a Craftworks FRM125 (6 inch duallie) and one of my friends is getting a '05 Giant DH Comp and the other a Mongoose DH (Hopper).

I want a new bike but i know i cant get one
KNow what you do, get in kick a*s shape, and when yoiu go riding with them smoke them, than it wont matter whose got the better bike
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Old 11-12-04, 06:26 PM   #8
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Yeah the problem is they are really good. I guess ill just have to ride hard! But yeah, i really do like my bike so im not going to replace it until it breaks. Just keep upgrading!
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This happens to me all the time, except with computers...my friend now has a rig faster than mine....I got modem envy
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Yeah the problem is they are really good. I guess ill just have to ride hard! But yeah, i really do like my bike so im not going to replace it until it breaks. Just keep upgrading!
Good luck with that. ...until it breaks...you are gonna be riding for a while I think
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How dare all you guys bad mouth me, now I feel rejected ...

Nah Antonaut your doing heaps well, see if you can come to Torrens Tomorrow, I practiced it today and it's sweet.
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Old 11-13-04, 12:09 AM   #12
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We bad mouthed ya?...no..I just prefer a mid travel over long.
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Yea my bike is nicer than my buddies. One of them who got his bike prolly 3 weeks before I did is already talking about getting a new one next summer.
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Yeah i think i will be riding it a while before it breaks. I cant come to Torrens tomorrow because im sick . But good luck Hopper!
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It's not about the bike , it's about the ride, so get going and ride while your alive.
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Can someone upload a pic of the CW frame?
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Wow....that thing is sweet, wasnt the same one I was thinking of though.....the other was white and blue. This thing is SICK!

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The white and blue was is the 2004 version, the lime green is a 2003, i much prefer the lime green compared, but the 05 metallic black is nice
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Yeah thats the newest model- also comes in silver. The one before that is white and blue and mine is all blue. Here's some pics:
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... you'll find that in a year or two, they will have the better bike. This is definately happening to me at the moment. Ive got a Craftworks FRM125 (6 inch duallie) and one of my friends is getting a '05 Giant DH Comp and the other a Mongoose DH (Hopper).

I want a new bike but i know i cant get one
I hate new bikes. Takes ages to get them sorted, forks to bed in, find correct tyre pressures, brakes to bed in, saddle not as comfy as the old one, riding position not right.
I know that if I adjust this bit here, reposition that and oil or grease those new bits to get them running free it'll be OK, but in the meantime I'll ride the old bike cos it works better, I trust all the bits on it, and it fits me.
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Old 11-15-04, 04:32 PM   #21
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anth: nice colour - never seen orange forks before, goes well with the blue. in fact, never seen cw bikes in aus before - not in syd anyways. other states have so much more fun.
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Yeah they're designed here in Adelaide although they're built overseas. Look out at any national DH round you might see a new S1 or an old DHR208.

The orange fork does look pretty good but i'm looking at replacing it- hopefully in the next couple of weeks.
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