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Old 08-28-05, 12:49 PM
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In need of a bike in $200 price range

I have been up at the park for the past few days, notice why I haven't been annoying you guys with stupidity. I need a decent bike, I can't take it anymore, I've spent more time fixing my mongoose then riding. I've been bending 1pc. cranks. tacoing cheap wheels. I want something, on the light side. Please help.
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Old 09-01-05, 12:57 PM
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I don't remember you ever saying you had a mongoose. I thought you had a GT.
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Old 09-01-05, 01:09 PM
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My mongoose is my old bike. And I've never owned a GT.
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I thought you had some great Odyssey wheels too.
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I do. My mongoose isn't over sized. And I have nothing to put them on since my DK was stolen, If you read my post on that.
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Let's see...you're bending and breaking sh*t but you want LIGHTER components. How much thought have you put into this?

Remember: Strong, light, inexpensive. Pick any two.
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Old 09-02-05, 12:08 AM
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Originally Posted by hypersnazz
Let's see...you're bending and breaking sh*t but you want LIGHTER components. How much thought have you put into this?

Remember: Strong, light, inexpensive. Pick any two.
Dude, I have GOT to use that on my site. That is it in a nutshell.

The same question, 10 billion times: "What is a good, strong, lightweight bike I can get? Oh, and it needs to be cheap." F'n noobs.

Get something heavy and forget about decent cranks at that price.
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Old 09-02-05, 12:40 AM
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Originally Posted by BMXTRIX
Dude, I have GOT to use that on my site. That is it in a nutshell.

The same question, 10 billion times: "What is a good, strong, lightweight bike I can get? Oh, and it needs to be cheap." F'n noobs.

Get something heavy and forget about decent cranks at that price.
Thank Keith Bontrager.
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Originally Posted by hypersnazz
Thank Keith Bontrager.
It's been attributed to Gary Fisher as well, but I think they're the same person now.
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Sorry about those other guys being dicks... There are a few OK bikes in the $200 range, but if you can find the money to bump yourself up to the $300-400 range, you're really MUCH better off. Think of it this way... if you break a crank that comes on your $200 bike and get a new (3pc) crank, it will be about $125-150. That means you're already paying in the $325-350 range that you've spent on the whole bike. Don't go cheap, just get something decent.

I'd take a look at the WeThePeople Nova ($339), the 2-Hip Bizzle ($299), Eastern Element ($335), or the the DK Cleveland ($329)

Those are all Dan's Comp Prices. If you really need to stick in the $200 range... I'd get the DK Six Pack ($285). This is the chepeast bike I can find with 100% 4130 frame and fork. When looking for a bike, first of all, make sure it fits (in terms of top tube sizes). Secondly, get a full 4130 frame/fork. After that, go with brand reputation, price, color preference, etc. The DK Six Pack seems to be your best bet if you want affordability, and if you want to bring it up a notch, I'd say the DK Cleveland or WTP Nova.

Hope this helps
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Originally Posted by Expatriate
It's been attributed to Gary Fisher as well, but I think they're the same person now.
Might as well be, both their souls belong to Trek now, along with Gary Klein and Greg LeMond's.

Actually, Trek has been pretty good about keeping the product lines unique and allowing each to maintain much of their original vision and focus, or at least allowing their founding fathers to steer the company in the directions they would like. All of these individuals had great aspirations and solid ideas, but were either business inept or just didn't *want* to run a company.

But the quote *did* originally come from Keith Bontrager.
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Holy hell people! Give him a break, he is just looking for a 200 doller bike, not to be tormented by other riders.

Well, I have had a couple of BMXes but they were all expensive (thank god for rich grandparents) but the only one I have bought with my own money is a Diamond back Viper X, but if you do buy one of these horrors (yes they have terrible components) replace the wheels, the crank and get yourself some new pedals.
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Old 09-02-05, 02:56 PM
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Ok, before any more of you jump on us for giving crap to FTC, go read some of his previous posts. He has a history of being an idiot, and even apologized for it. He's started this thread out of boredom.
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