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Old 09-09-06, 07:06 PM
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I hate to ask a n00b question but...

I'm wanting to get back into riding. It's been a good 10+ years and I'm not in the shape I used to be in (imagine that). I have an old generic bike that I'm going to fix, but more then likely I'll soon be shooting for some air time again and I don't think my old ride will be able to handle me (6'0" 220lbs). I'm looking at a couple of used bikes but could use a little guidance as far as price and such. Looking at these:

http://austin.craigslist.org/bik/191282872.html

http://austin.craigslist.org/bik/197432103.html

Mostly I'll be riding casually until I get into better shape, then maybe some jumps, etc...

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Old 09-09-06, 07:24 PM
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Get the Holmes.

They are kinda close in parts...
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Seeing as how he's 6', he should be getting the Holmes, not the Dirtbike. The frame will fit him way better.
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Haha. Beerman, you make me laugh.
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dirtbike that holmes lookin flimsy
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Dirtbike the Holmes looks older than me!
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I emailed the guy about the dirt bike, haven't heard back yet. The Holmes is out, I just looked it up and it's a 9 hour drive away from me.
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Originally Posted by Ghostpunkkilla
I emailed the guy about the dirt bike, haven't heard back yet. The Holmes is out, I just looked it up and it's a 9 hour drive away from me.
Have the person mail it?
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Haven't heard back from anyone yet, what about this one?


http://austin.craigslist.org/bik/202676581.html
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Old 09-11-06, 04:52 PM
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Ask for more info on it. If I had the money, I'd buy it myself and sell the parts individually. Profile cranks = $$$
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Ask for more info on it. If I had the money, I'd buy it myself and sell the parts individually. Profile cranks = $$$
STA frames any good?
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STA = Standard... and yes, they are pretty decent. Many do not buy them though because they are so expensive and there are lighter and better frames... but they are good.
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Cool thanks, hopefully I'll hear from the guy.
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Bah, he sold it. Found another one though. Based on a Joey Garcia frame? Hoffman bars, etc... If I don't find anything local I think I may get a DK 6 Pack or Cleveland.
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Originally Posted by Ghostpunkkilla
Based on a Joey Garcia frame?
Buy it.
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Old 09-12-06, 12:07 AM
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Originally Posted by Beerman
Buy it.
I emailed the guy, couldn't find anything out about it here on the forums with the search function.
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Probably because they stopped making them about six years ago. There's only one guy I know who still has one of those, and half the riders around here would stab him in the back for it if ever given the chance.
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Probably because they stopped making them about six years ago. There's only one guy I know who still has one of those, and half the riders around here would stab him in the back for it if ever given the chance.
Cool, I just picked it up. It needs some new grips and some air in the rear tire, but otherwise it's ready to ride.
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Nice, pics pleasee!
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Nice, pics pleasee!
Yeah i want to see this bad boy.
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I looked it up, dosent seem like anything special to me...
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You shut your damn, dirty mouth.
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Well it dosent...
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