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Old 06-05-07, 03:24 PM
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getting back into it

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I'm currently thinking about getting back into biking (school n work suck). A few of my friends have taken up trail riding (roots, logs etc) but nothing hardcore because this is the first bikes they have owned since they were five. Anyways, the only bike i have right now is a WTP metric, so im looking for another BMX bike to take out and ride around on. I used to ride ona Trek Vert 1-2, but gave it to my nephew. My budget is 250-300 USD. I'm about 5'9 around 155-160lbs. Only really want something thats soild w/ a 3pc crank. Can i get this for 300 or under these days? Thanks alot, Brandon.

PS am i gona kick myself in the ass for trying to ride around on this type of terrain? i knw the hills will be a B%#*@, but i want something i can still hop around on
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Old 06-05-07, 03:53 PM
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everyones gonna recommend the DK six pack so ill give you that choice. Im not to sure of what else is out there for such a low price point
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Old 06-05-07, 04:01 PM
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yea a quick search brought up alot of DK 6PK. What about possible Eastern TRAILDIGGER?
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Old 06-05-07, 04:04 PM
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Traildigger is a horrible bike.
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Old 06-05-07, 04:06 PM
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are easterns horrible bikes?
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Old 06-05-07, 04:11 PM
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Yep, get a six pack.
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Old 06-05-07, 04:17 PM
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Nothing wrong with their more expensive completes, but the cheapies suck.
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Old 06-05-07, 04:35 PM
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yea unless you get like the eastern jane and probably nothing less than the eastern element, its gonna be ****
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get a wrap
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Old 06-05-07, 10:21 PM
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theres a sun and ski sports near close by here..im gona check out what the have 2mrw after work.
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Old 06-06-07, 06:12 AM
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I can ship you my Backtrail X3...
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Old 06-06-07, 11:35 AM
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Originally Posted by Brian
I can ship you my Backtrail X3...
You can't sell things on here Mr. !
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Old 06-06-07, 01:54 PM
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well i didnt make it out to sun and ski, but i stopped in the local bike shop. Talked to a very knowledgeable gentleman who said he would have a Felt built 2mrw thats 100%chromeoly, w/ a 3pc crank. Any experience w/ Felts? He said it would be around 275 range, plus a few free tuneups etc. Thanks for all the replies.

BTW, this is off topic but i was looking @ an old dans comp catalog i had lying around and saw a device called the "mcclain rollers". anyone know what exactly its used for? the description in the catalog only says "Improve your spinning, balance and form while training indoors. Rollers are made from PVC pipe with sealed bearings. Fully adjustable to fit everything from minis to cruisers." I tried to see if there was a video on youtube or something but nothing came up. Anyways thx again, pz.
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Old 06-06-07, 04:27 PM
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Originally Posted by KinetikBiker
You can't sell things on here Mr. !
That's partially correct.

Felts are good, I had one road bike, and one of their BMX bikes. Good value.

Rollers just allow you to ride your bike indoors. Basically, you just spin in place. Boring!
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Originally Posted by Brian
Rollers just allow you to ride your bike indoors. Basically, you just spin in place. Boring!
They look sort of difficult to do. I want to try some.
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Old 06-07-07, 08:28 AM
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Originally Posted by KinetikBiker
They look sort of difficult to do. I want to try some.
You just set your back tire in the two rollers and set your front tire in the front. How could that be so hard?
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Originally Posted by minichamp31
You just set your back tire in the two rollers and set your front tire in the front. How could that be so hard?
Balance and speed are key, and there are more than a few people who have had entertaining stories of learning to use rollers .

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Originally Posted by minichamp31
You just set your back tire in the two rollers and set your front tire in the front. How could that be so hard?
Please please PLEASE videotape yourself trying rollers for the first time and put it on youtube.
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Originally Posted by minichamp31
You just set your back tire in the two rollers and set your front tire in the front. How could that be so hard?
And then get on and pedal. No worries.
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Old 06-07-07, 03:11 PM
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Why does everybody say go out and buy a new complete? Check craigslist and ebay. Just take a little more time when buying used and make sure you know what your getting...
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Old 06-07-07, 03:56 PM
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well gentlemen (and ladies?) today i went back by the bikeshop and picked up the felt. Its a felt fuse...and it cost me 278USD after tax. has everything i wanted, ill be giving it a run this weekend. Thx for all the replies and suggestions.
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Cool. Good luck with it.

And I didn't think rollers would be so hard. I want to get one now.
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Originally Posted by East Hill
Balance and speed are key, and there are more than a few people who have had entertaining stories of learning to use rollers .

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I want to learn how, or try.
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