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Old 05-02-05, 11:13 PM
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Yeah, so it was pretty badass, I gotta say. Put some decent tunes on the mp3 player and headed out, determined to take every jump I felt was do-able, wasn't gonna be a *****. And I did. I'm happy to say. Met some guys riding some DJ frames they gave me some tips and they showed me some good places to ride. It's pretty awesome to ride with people that are better than you. I'm kind of the bike pioneer in my group of friends right now, so they don't show me much, but I gotta say, I'm just happy that I atleast have people to ride with. Also I spent like 3 hours out there. I can jump that ****ty bike prbably a foot and half now, bunny hopping or j-hopping or whatever.

Also, I kept knocking my handlebars forward, is there any rememedy for that, or is just something I will have to deal with on the crap bike?

:edit: I also kept having a freewheel engaging problem. sometimes I could go almost a half stroke before it would catch. That was pissing me off.

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Originally Posted by alcahueteria
Also, I kept knocking my handlebars forward, is there any rememedy for that, or is just something I will have to deal with on the crap bike?

Tighten your stem?,,,,if that doest work try than you should probably buy a new stem or maybe some bigger handlebars

as for your freewheel....
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yeah, I have to retighten my stem daily, basically, and if I actually ride it like last night, then about twice a ride too. Since I paid more for the tires on the bike than the bike itself and I'm getting a better one soon, I'll just hold off on the stem, suck it up, and keep tightening.
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Originally Posted by alcahueteria
yeah, I have to retighten my stem daily, basically, and if I actually ride it like last night, then about twice a ride too. Since I paid more for the tires on the bike than the bike itself and I'm getting a better one soon, I'll just hold off on the stem, suck it up, and keep tightening.
Defintly time for a new stem. What size head tube dose the frame have is it a 1 inch? or a 1 1/8th?

EDIT: Good to hear your having fun, and learning.
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1", it's threaded and that damn gyro makes it a pain to adjust properly too. Thanks, I am definitely doing both.
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people still use gyros?
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Yes, but more importantly: people still use 1" threaded headsets?
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man, you guys have seen this peice I'm riding on. That black GT with mag's and a one peice crank. I will be getting another bike within the next two weeks or so, that one for $150, I was asking about.
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Its a walmart type bike, this explains it all, get a better one soon.
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If the handlebars are painted, scratch the paint off where the neck attaches, if it isn't already.
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nah they are chrome. I get a better one on...the 16th.
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