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Forum: Mountain Biking 01-15-16, 08:44 AM
Replies: 611
Views: 34,990
Posted By samburger
Hard to believe you got stripped of...

Hard to believe you got stripped of moderatorship, Doug. Well..maybe not so much in this age of mandatory political correctness & a ban on hurt feelings. But I thought you did a good job. I figured...
Forum: Mountain Biking 01-12-16, 06:12 PM
Replies: 611
Views: 34,990
Posted By samburger
Looks like most of the old farts have retired...

Looks like most of the old farts have retired from the forum...pity.
Forum: Mountain Biking 01-12-16, 06:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,917
Posted By samburger
The timeless advice for getting a first bike is...

The timeless advice for getting a first bike is to try out several within your budget (this can also help in finding a good LBS, as a good one will have employees that can help guide your decision...
Forum: Commuting 07-21-14, 07:31 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,363
Posted By samburger
How light are you wanting to go? If it were me,...

How light are you wanting to go? If it were me, I'd try & find a cheap older aluminum frame from an entry level mountain bike, & then invest more money in a nice, light set of wheels. Reasons being...
Forum: Mountain Biking 07-02-14, 01:43 PM
Replies: 345
Views: 68,931
Posted By samburger
Is that a Yeti uni?!:D

Is that a Yeti uni?!:D
Forum: Mountain Biking 05-05-14, 04:52 PM
Replies: 611
Views: 34,990
Posted By samburger
I assume you got lost when looking for your...

I assume you got lost when looking for your mountain bike, and then even more lost when you started riding...
Forum: Mountain Biking 05-03-14, 11:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,205
Posted By samburger
I had never heard of Giant when I first started...

I had never heard of Giant when I first started mountain biking. Doesn't mean Schwinn was a better brand. Keep that in mind.
Forum: Mountain Biking 04-30-14, 05:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,205
Posted By samburger
Seriously doubt it. I know I'm not the only one...

Seriously doubt it. I know I'm not the only one who's been drooling over the idea for at least a few years, as it eliminates the issues I (& others) have with not liking the way 29ers feel, but not...
Forum: Mountain Biking 04-30-14, 04:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,205
Posted By samburger
I like felt, does a good job lining the ceiling...

I like felt, does a good job lining the ceiling of my car.

The rule of thumb with two bikes at the same price point is to test each & go with the one that feels better to you. 650b is all the rage...
Forum: Mountain Biking 04-30-14, 11:16 AM
Replies: 611
Views: 34,990
Posted By samburger
Heh, I'm in the same boat. Trying to convince my...

Heh, I'm in the same boat. Trying to convince my riding buddies to start joining me on the bike trails.
Forum: Mountain Biking 04-30-14, 10:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 394
Posted By samburger
You can try riding in north GA, but you'll spend...

You can try riding in north GA, but you'll spend days on boring old forest service roads before you find anything good, & by that time you & your bike will be covered in horse poo. Best to venture...
Forum: Mountain Biking 04-30-14, 10:36 AM
Replies: 611
Views: 34,990
Posted By samburger
You injure yourself or something?

You injure yourself or something?
Forum: Mountain Biking 04-29-14, 03:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,354
Posted By samburger
Looks like all the major points have been...

Looks like all the major points have been covered. The only thing I can recommend that hasn't been said already is that starting out with a used craigslist bike might not be such a bad idea...a lot...
Forum: Mountain Biking 04-29-14, 03:05 PM
Replies: 611
Views: 34,990
Posted By samburger
Where's the fun in that? 377433 I'll...

Where's the fun in that?

377433

I'll start posting pictures of fast motorscooters when I have one...that old 250 is a big of a pig, but it'll do for now.
Forum: Mountain Biking 04-29-14, 01:57 PM
Replies: 611
Views: 34,990
Posted By samburger
You old timers have learned to use Facebook? Man,...

You old timers have learned to use Facebook? Man, the times, they are a-changin':D
Forum: Mountain Biking 04-29-14, 06:30 AM
Replies: 611
Views: 34,990
Posted By samburger
Good to be back! 66, definitely going to have to...

Good to be back! 66, definitely going to have to make a trip up there this summer. Didn't even know OB was expanding to the east coast!
Forum: Mountain Biking 04-28-14, 07:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 650
Posted By samburger
Yikes, tough break! The next best thing I can...

Yikes, tough break! The next best thing I can recommend is to invest in a hunk of junk on craigslist as your commuter & save the nice bike for the trails. I used my trusty ol' GF Wahoo as my college...
Forum: Mountain Biking 04-28-14, 06:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 661
Posted By samburger
Rigids on the trails will teach you a lot about...

Rigids on the trails will teach you a lot about control, precision, the dangers of kung fu death grip, & how to choose a smooth line. If you can enjoy the trails on a rigid MTB, you can enjoy them on...
Forum: Mountain Biking 04-28-14, 06:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 650
Posted By samburger
Zephyr is right about the cost...it took me well...

Zephyr is right about the cost...it took me well over a year to build a bike for less than I could buy a complete, checking daily on dozens of sites for deals. Not only that, but the attachment I...
Forum: Mountain Biking 04-28-14, 05:59 PM
Replies: 611
Views: 34,990
Posted By samburger
Made the mistake of clumping all my regular...

Made the mistake of clumping all my regular forums into these 'folder' doodads all the kids are talking about these days, & now I never see them & think to check up when I'm surfing the intranetz....
Forum: Mountain Biking 12-12-13, 08:50 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 12,405
Posted By samburger
Who says road bikes have to be boring? ...

Who says road bikes have to be boring?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ZmJtYaUTa0
Forum: Mountain Biking 10-20-13, 10:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 457
Posted By samburger
I get the same kind of feeling riding a rigid as...

I get the same kind of feeling riding a rigid as I do riding one of my friends old beater cafe style motorcycles...it's technically inferior in every way to what I'm used to, but there's just...
Forum: Mountain Biking 10-17-13, 11:25 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,047
Posted By samburger
I ride with ape hangers.

I ride with ape hangers.
Forum: Mountain Biking 10-17-13, 11:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 561
Posted By samburger
For how flat the majority of the trails around...

For how flat the majority of the trails around here are (in terms of bumpiness, not altitude change), I'm kind of bummed that I destroyed the rim on the rigid Wahoo the first day I had it back....
Forum: Mountain Biking 09-16-13, 08:19 PM
Replies: 4,411
Views: 264,687
Posted By samburger
Holy crap! That's some serious carnage. Sad stuff.

Holy crap! That's some serious carnage. Sad stuff.
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