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Old 09-26-04, 10:21 PM
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Originally Posted by khuon
Unicycle? Big wheel?

Actually no pedals either, is a velocipede!
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Old 10-01-04, 02:36 PM
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I still ride a GT Karakoram thay I bought in High School. I graduated in 96. I think the bike is the $hit. I have taken it down a mountian in the Poconos, Talk about hardcore
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Old 10-01-04, 03:20 PM
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"Does anybody still mt bike with no suspension bikes?"

Yes.
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Old 10-02-04, 04:01 AM
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O.k, that's pretty insane riding that on a CX bike. SCHWEET!

Now I have some motivation to take my CX out to my local trails soon!

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Old 10-12-04, 06:34 PM
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Yes, I decided it's the car 'General Lee' from Dukes of Hazzard in bike form. YEEE-HAW!

http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=70134

Also I'm cruising for pics of old racers, so post up if you got sauce. I do mean racers, not 'just old bikes'
and suspensions cool.

peace>jef.
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Old 10-13-05, 07:25 PM
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Originally Posted by khuon
In the headset? I've seen the suspension mounted just below as in the Cannondale HeadShok and in the stem as with the old Girvin Flexstem but I don't ever recall there being any suspension in the headset itself.
Hey Guys... I may be getting a little old to go screaming down a mountain trail, but I've just come upon an 'old' "Wicked Fat Chance" in remarkably good condition... it has one of those Girvin-like shock absorbers, which was like silly putty when I got it, but I found a guy in CA with a real Girvin and a 'fresh' shock absorbing 'elastomer'... it does take the bumps out of the road a bit... I understand they used to come in three grades - soft, medium and hard... this one's blue, but I don't know what that signifies... the bike is all XT, etc and if anyone might be able to 'date' it better than late 80's, early 90's, I'd sure appreciate a note.
also, my only other bike is direct-drive, so any advice on the care and feeding of 21-speed gear would be appreciated as well.... thanks
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Old 10-14-05, 06:01 PM
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Originally Posted by unrelated
I borrowed my boss's bike, an old Schwinn, aluminium frame with STX components but no suspension or front shock. So today I took it to a trail along a lake with ups and downs and the bike really impressed me! Of course it will be great if I had front suspension cus while I was decending a really rocky slope, the vibration was unimaginable, but to my surprise the chain stayed unlike many others that I have riden.

I just got to be more bold to over come those bigger logs.
I know this is an old thread, but I just saw it and thought I would respond.

I went to a fully rigid bike this year, and I love it. The steering is precise and it climbs like a rocket. I had a pretty crappy fork on my last bike, so I may not know what I am missing, but for now, I enjoy riding a bike with a rigid fork and have no plans to go back to suspension (or gears).

Cheers,

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Old 10-14-05, 07:36 PM
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My workmate, Bruce still does...
Why? I have NO idea...

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Old 10-14-05, 07:52 PM
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Full suspension is the best!
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Old 10-14-05, 07:58 PM
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Damn, I can't see anything but the shiney stuff....

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Old 10-14-05, 08:13 PM
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Ummm dude...your shock is WAY to preloaded. You are bottoming the spring before you bottom the shock. Go buy the correct spring for your weight or preference.
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Old 10-14-05, 09:18 PM
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^yeah uh before you start assuming and stating the obvious: A. If I unload it, when I sit down it gets like that and its all bouncy lol. B. I' lookin for an 850lb spring.
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Old 10-14-05, 09:26 PM
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I am not assuming anything. Your spring is to sprung for that shock. PEriod. You will bottom the spring before you bottom the shock which is VERY bad for the shock. Go read the instructions on how to set up the shock. 2 full turns of preload. Thats it. Any more and you risk damaging the shock.
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Old 10-14-05, 09:28 PM
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Old 10-14-05, 09:39 PM
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I have some non-suspension and finally a full suspension.
Its like comparing a Jeep to a Cadillac.
Your right, it depends on the trail. I like both. So i have a Cannondale Jekyl 600, full suspension with shocks that you can lock out. So you can have both, the rigid and/or suspension. you can even go halves on it; front on, back off or back on front off.

Consider the possibilities.
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Old 10-15-05, 12:37 AM
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Originally Posted by Maelstrom
I am not assuming anything. Your spring is to sprung for that shock. PEriod. You will bottom the spring before you bottom the shock which is VERY bad for the shock. Go read the instructions on how to set up the shock. 2 full turns of preload. Thats it. Any more and you risk damaging the shock.
Mael's right. You need to read your instructions NOW
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Old 10-15-05, 07:24 AM
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I have seen a few around these parts

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K, I'll go load-it XD.
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Old 10-15-05, 11:08 AM
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Maybe my brain isn't turned on but I really have no idea what you just wrote.
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Old 10-16-05, 09:35 AM
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ok...I wasn't joking. I really had no idea

load-it XD

WTF does that mean.
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Originally Posted by Maelstrom
ok...I wasn't joking. I really had no idea

load-it XD

WTF does that mean.
That's idiot-speak for "I'm an idiot who post a seemingly endless amount of meaningless/confused posts that only confirm that I haven't a clue about mountain biking, nor an interest in learning about it yet I like to read my own babble because it makes me feel good about myself in a very sad kind of way."
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Old 10-16-05, 06:21 PM
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What?
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Old 10-16-05, 07:53 PM
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YUP! My 13 year old sitll rides a 1988 Gary Fisher Hoo Koo E Koo that's in great shape with no shock. I was riding a pre-Cunningham 1989 Nishiki Ariel without a shock until about 2 months ago. Due to an injury to my neck, I added a Suntour shock with a 1 inch threaded steerer. While I am faster than I was before adding the shock, the thirteen year old still burns me every time. Oh to be young and fearless. (If I could figure out how to post my digitial pictures of his bike I'd love to post it).
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