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Old 03-11-05, 10:07 PM
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Originally Posted by FLyBOy
Dude, that is no way, by any means a heavy bike. 32 pounds is average weight for a stock bike like that, and it is not very heavy. My bike felt like a monster when I first got it, but now I'm in control. Mine weighs 34 pounds, and I have NO problems with it.
Is that for a 20 inch BMX? 6 pounds less than my tandem with dowhill forks? I wonder what the Redline Carrera and 600A weighed when they came out in the early 80's. That was the last time I owned a new BMX, other than my Haro cruiser. Not taking cheap shots at your bike, just surprised they weigh so much these days.
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Old 03-11-05, 10:11 PM
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Originally Posted by Beerman
No, that's what you still "sound" like, and the patronization is really starting to become incredibly annoying. And that comment - the one about paragraphs - wasn't even sarcasm: it was the truth.

And after reading his post again, I have to wonder exactly what a "nipple" is, because, frankly, I've never heard of an skatepark obstacle described that way before.
Maybe you should just back off a little Beerman. And if you realy can't tell what the object looked like by the name he gave it(a "nipple") I feel very sorry for you. I hope that you are just acting stupid and that normaly you can find out what people mean with simple explanations like that.
Maybe if you looked at how he said what he said you would realize that the reason he said nipple was just to explain the objest as best as he could becasue he didn't know the exact name to the object. He probably just figured that all of the people on this forum would have enough brains to find out what he ment, but I guessed you proved him wrong.
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Old 03-11-05, 10:22 PM
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Originally Posted by Expatriate
Is that for a 20 inch BMX? 6 pounds less than my tandem with dowhill forks? I wonder what the Redline Carrera and 600A weighed when they came out in the early 80's. That was the last time I owned a new BMX, other than my Haro cruiser. Not taking cheap shots at your bike, just surprised they weigh so much these days.

Yes, my bike is a 20" inch freestyle bike built for abuse, not racing. And that weight is about average for stock bikes like mine.
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Old 03-11-05, 10:35 PM
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Originally Posted by FLyBOy
Yes, my bike is a 20" inch freestyle bike built for abuse, not racing. And that weight is about average for stock bikes like mine.
My tandem is built for abuse too, but I'm surprised a BMX weighs that much. Oh well, I suppose you don't break stuff too often.
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Originally Posted by bmichaelx
Maybe you should just back off a little Beerman. And if you realy can't tell what the object looked like by the name he gave it(a "nipple") I feel very sorry for you. I hope that you are just acting stupid and that normaly you can find out what people mean with simple explanations like that.
Sorry, but when I think of a nipple, I think of a tit, not a volcano.
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Old 03-11-05, 11:03 PM
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Originally Posted by Beerman
Sorry, but when I think of a nipple, I think of a tit, not a volcano.

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Originally Posted by Expatriate
My tandem is built for abuse too, but I'm surprised a BMX weighs that much. Oh well, I suppose you don't break stuff too often.

No, I don't break things too often. But freestyle bikes are the most built-up bikes on the bike market, at least I thought they were. Because MTB's don't need quite as heavy frame because the better one's have full suspension, right? I'm not sure, but it makes sense to me. And I'm sure you tandem is built to take abuse, they just probably built it up in a different way, in a differenty area than on a bmx bike, but again, I'm not sure because I don't know much about MTB's, or tandems. In fact, I'm a little embarrassed to mention this, but I don't even know what a 'tandem' is, I was just asuming that it was a mountain bike. (MTB) I'm sure I'm wrong though.
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That is a tandem. Obviously, his definition of "abuse" is going to be slightly different from ours.
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Old 03-11-05, 11:26 PM
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That's not exactly what I was referring to, but close. A tandem is a bike built for two. Something you obviously know now. This is our tandem. Slightly heaver than your BMX, but able to cop serious abuse. Set up to work with up to 400 pounds worth of passengers, but my wife and I are well under that.

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what abuse do you give that bike. the only thing i've ever seen on a tandem was nose manuals and manuals
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Originally Posted by queensrider86
what abuse do you give that bike. the only thing i've ever seen on a tandem was nose manuals and manuals
how is that possible?
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lmao
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Maybe if only one person is on, and they are in the back, and they are strong.
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Old 03-12-05, 04:30 PM
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yea, only one person was on it .
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Originally Posted by queensrider86
what abuse do you give that bike. the only thing i've ever seen on a tandem was nose manuals and manuals
What's that noise? The BS meter going off? I suppose if you were extremely gifted with upper body strength, you could stand a tandem on the front wheel. Defying gravity is one thing, defying physics is another. A manual on a tandem would be impressive if only it wasn't nearly impossible to get the front wheel up on a long wheelbase bike, with all the weight over the front wheel.
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Originally Posted by Beerman


That is a tandem. Obviously, his definition of "abuse" is going to be slightly different from ours.

Thanks for telling me Beerman. And hell yeah his definition of 'abuse' is going to be A LOT different than ours. The stuff you do on a bmx bike, and the abuse a bmx bike takes from general bmx riding is probably six times more (or even more) than you'd do on that kind of bike. But that is interesting. I've seen those kind of bikes before, but I just didn't know what they were called.
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Originally Posted by Expatriate
What's that noise? The BS meter going off? I suppose if you were extremely gifted with upper body strength, you could stand a tandem on the front wheel. Defying gravity is one thing, defying physics is another. A manual on a tandem would be impressive if only it wasn't nearly impossible to get the front wheel up on a long wheelbase bike, with all the weight over the front wheel.


im serious. i saw this mountain bike video named disorder 2: fat tire fury. the video sucked but there was a guy on a unicycle riding on the edge of a bridge , and he was riding trails also. the guy with the tandem was manualing and nose manualing down a steep street. ( I think it was san francisco, but im not sure.)
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Originally Posted by queensrider86
im serious. i saw this mountain bike video named disorder 2: fat tire fury. the video sucked but there was a guy on a unicycle riding on the edge of a bridge , and he was riding trails also. the guy with the tandem was manualing and nose manualing down a steep street. ( I think it was san francisco, but im not sure.)
New World Disorder 2 most likely. Lombard Street in SF is super steep, that may be it. He could probably nose manual down that, but I still don't see how it's possible to get the front wheel off the ground. I'll have to get the video, and if an apology is in order, so be it.
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