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07-20-13, 10:32 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,603
Posted By Jimbojo

Hahahhahah. time to stop feeding the troll.

Hahahhahah. time to stop feeding the troll.
07-20-13, 10:11 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,603
Posted By Jimbojo

Noticed what?

Noticed what?
07-20-13, 07:40 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,603
Posted By Jimbojo

Not sure what the confusion is, it seems very...

Not sure what the confusion is, it seems very clear that, for the most part, your budget will drive what you can buy. If your budget limit has you in the "nice hard tail" vs. "cheap full...
07-18-13, 09:21 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,200
Posted By Jimbojo

Sounds like you made a good decision, my wife and...

Sounds like you made a good decision, my wife and I just started and we had similar budget constraints, we ended up spending $400 on each of our bikes, but then another several hundred on accessories...
07-17-13, 06:46 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,682
Posted By Jimbojo

Ouch, that stung, :crash: hahahhah

Ouch, that stung, :crash: hahahhah
07-16-13, 11:13 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,682
Posted By Jimbojo

Golf is only boring if you suck, :lol:. Just...

Golf is only boring if you suck, :lol:. Just kidding, but I have been blowing off my golf buddies to ride my bike, what does that say.

Jimbo
07-13-13, 09:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 389
Posted By Jimbojo

My Ride Today

So, Saturdays, is typically our big ride day (wife and I), today was our longest ride to date at just shy of 28 miles. We have been biking about a month. We picked a spot to ride from that had a...
07-13-13, 09:24 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 4,945
Posted By Jimbojo

Man 27 miles today, gets me to 80 total for the...

Man 27 miles today, gets me to 80 total for the month (slacking), but I was down 5.5 lbs as of this morning. Congrats to everyone who is making progress.
07-12-13, 01:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 899
Posted By Jimbojo

I hear you, I did look at a Specialized FSR, but...

I hear you, I did look at a Specialized FSR, but it was pretty beat up, I also looked at Raleigh M80, but again pretty worn. Now comparatively, this K2 was $899 new in 1999, the K2 Zeds that they...
07-12-13, 12:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,010
Posted By Jimbojo

I believe they still make bikes, primarily sold...

I believe they still make bikes, primarily sold through Sports Authority and Amazon and such, but these look to be over seas manufactured, entry level bikes. As near as I can tell the 90's bikes...
07-12-13, 11:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,010
Posted By Jimbojo

So, based on my recent bike expendetures and my...

So, based on my recent bike expendetures and my summer budget, I was souring Craigs List looking for a deal on something entry level, but with decent components. My idea is pick up something at a...
07-12-13, 09:02 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 4,945
Posted By Jimbojo

OK so far I am not on pace with my milage goals,...

OK so far I am not on pace with my milage goals, mainly due to weather and other issues, but I am down 4.5 lbs.
07-11-13, 03:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 899
Posted By Jimbojo

No Comments? well its still early, but here are...

No Comments? well its still early, but here are some pics.

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07-11-13, 01:06 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,132
Posted By Jimbojo

You should change the whole color scheme of that...

You should change the whole color scheme of that bike to Black and Yellow. GO STEELERS! hahahahha
07-11-13, 07:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 899
Posted By Jimbojo

Another older MTB for a Noob's first bike

After my decision to not jump on the 1997 Specialized FSR Ground Control, mainly because the components were shot and I am just looking for a basic but decent bike for occasional trails and such, I...
07-10-13, 07:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 674
Posted By Jimbojo

So I had to pass on the Specialized FSR, the...

So I had to pass on the Specialized FSR, the frame did look ok, other than a number of scrapes, but most of the components were shot and none were original. This Lady had ridden the heck out of this...
07-10-13, 12:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 674
Posted By Jimbojo

So I am going to check out this bike after work. ...

So I am going to check out this bike after work. Original owner since 1997, 17" frame (should be about my size), most of the components have been changed and or upgraded as the bike has been ridden...
07-08-13, 10:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 674
Posted By Jimbojo

"Newbs first". Man I suck hahahaha

"Newbs first". Man I suck hahahaha
07-08-13, 10:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 674
Posted By Jimbojo

Dang auto correct on my iPad. Hahahhah I guess...

Dang auto correct on my iPad. Hahahhah I guess mtb becomes mob if I am not carefull. I may give the guy a call tomorrow, it seems like the frame alone may be worth the price.
07-08-13, 09:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 674
Posted By Jimbojo

Opinions on older MTB for a newb's first.

http://albuquerque.craigslist.org/bik/3922820930.html

Opinions on this bike for a starter mtb. Not looking to do anything crazy, and I have been more interested in hard tails, but for the price I...
07-07-13, 04:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,010
Posted By Jimbojo

Yeah, I gotta keep my eyes pealed on CL, or maybe...

Yeah, I gotta keep my eyes pealed on CL, or maybe Bikes Direct, probably will have to wait a month or so as we just spent way over a grand on our two bikes right now, my wife will need to be eased...
07-07-13, 09:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,705
Posted By Jimbojo

Thanks guys, I will probably go the Bikes Direct...

Thanks guys, I will probably go the Bikes Direct route, probably ht, 26" wheels, lockout fork, etc. I do not see my self doing heavy downhill, probably just fire roads and some XC trails.

Jimbo
07-07-13, 07:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,373
Posted By Jimbojo

+1

+1
07-06-13, 04:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 926
Posted By Jimbojo

Hahahah, I was yelled at last week to, for the...

Hahahah, I was yelled at last week to, for the first time, but they were a bit more rude. I wont repeat what they said but I just had to laugh.

Jimbo
07-06-13, 04:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,010
Posted By Jimbojo

Clydes and mountain biking

Any of you guys ride MTB? If so do you do downhill, XC or just roads? I am interested in trying it out, but have absolutely no experience.

Jimbio
07-06-13, 04:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,705
Posted By Jimbojo

How old is too old?

Pretty new to biking in general, my wife and I just started riding a few weeks ago, paved trails, MUP's, etc. But, i am very interested in trying out MTB, especially after I build a bit of endurance...
07-06-13, 10:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,120
Posted By Jimbojo

My wife and I just started biking, we got our...

My wife and I just started biking, we got our bikes just over 3 weeks ago and have probably logged in close to 200 miles so far. One thing I will highly recommend is padded bike shorts, even with...
07-05-13, 09:45 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,748
Posted By Jimbojo

Well so far my highest speeds have been in the...

Well so far my highest speeds have been in the high 20's going down some decent inclines. Now, I am a newb, a clyde and not a roadie, so I am not really expecting to get super fast. My wife and I...
07-05-13, 12:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,852
Posted By Jimbojo

Check out the Clydesdale Athena forum, lots of...

Check out the Clydesdale Athena forum, lots of good info there for those of us with a weight issue.
07-04-13, 11:44 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 4,945
Posted By Jimbojo

down a pound as of this morning prior to our...

down a pound as of this morning prior to our longest ride to date we did 26 miles, right at 2 hours, I was very happy with that, I feel much stronger on the bike for sure.

Jimbo
07-01-13, 10:08 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 4,945
Posted By Jimbojo

ok first 10 miles for the month done, we averaged...

ok first 10 miles for the month done, we averaged 11.5 mph but that was really good for us as we were on some inclines, we usually do about 9 to 10 mph on average. As new riders and being I will be...
06-30-13, 05:27 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 4,945
Posted By Jimbojo

Ok, ready to get started, 238.4 lbs this morning.

Ok, ready to get started, 238.4 lbs this morning.
06-28-13, 08:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 935
Posted By Jimbojo

Hills or Flats

I consider myself lucky to have quite a number of local paths and trails to ride. One of the most popular is an MUP that follows the Rio Grand river and is pretty flat and fairly long, kind of...
06-27-13, 05:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,477
Posted By Jimbojo

Got it for $60, it was all in good working order,...

Got it for $60, it was all in good working order, SRAM and Shimano components, didnt think I could go to wrong.
06-27-13, 01:30 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,010
Posted By Jimbojo

Very well thought out and reasonable response, I...

Very well thought out and reasonable response, I commend you on keeping your cool. I would have had a hard time responding in such a civil manner.

Jimbo
06-27-13, 01:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,477
Posted By Jimbojo

Novara Metro

So I found one of these on CL, looking for something for my daughter. I understand they were made by Giant for REI, does anybody have any experience with this brand?
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06-26-13, 02:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 933
Posted By Jimbojo

I just got my bike a week and a half ago, I would...

I just got my bike a week and a half ago, I would add to your list, gloves, a spare tube, flat repair kit and pump. We also had our tubes filled with a sealant, but here in the southwest goat heads...
06-26-13, 02:07 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 18,732
Posted By Jimbojo

Glad it worked out for you, I am sure you will...

Glad it worked out for you, I am sure you will get much more enjoyment just by feeling more confident on the size choice, as well as more confident in your LBS and their customer service.
06-26-13, 02:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 26,584
Posted By Jimbojo

I picked up my Fuji at Performance (Absolute...

I picked up my Fuji at Performance (Absolute 3.0), I love the bike but the price was $399 and tha includes lifetime satisfaction and adjustments, I know most the small LBS's cant offer the...
06-26-13, 09:16 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 18,732
Posted By Jimbojo

As a new rider myself, I say make sure you are...

As a new rider myself, I say make sure you are 100% comfortable with the bike, or you wont ride. I have to add that from what you say it really seems like the LBS sold you what they had versus...
06-26-13, 07:10 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 4,945
Posted By Jimbojo

Typo?

Typo?
06-26-13, 07:05 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 6,409
Posted By Jimbojo

I'm the Clyde in the cowboy hat, we are doin a...

I'm the Clyde in the cowboy hat, we are doin a song that I wrote several years back.
06-25-13, 09:50 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 6,409
Posted By Jimbojo

http://youtu.be/yvDMGtKTjHc So heres a rough...

http://youtu.be/yvDMGtKTjHc

So heres a rough one, video taken with my phone so audio is not to good. Hey thats my excuse and I'm stickin to it.

Jimbo
06-25-13, 02:02 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 4,945
Posted By Jimbojo

i'm in, going for 250 miles and 10lbs. I have...

i'm in, going for 250 miles and 10lbs. I have been doing a modified paleo diet and i have lost 10 lbs in the last 5 weeks, but I just started riding 1 1/2 weeks ago.

Jimbojo
06-24-13, 04:33 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,058
Posted By Jimbojo

So it looks like you have a road bike, what kind...

So it looks like you have a road bike, what kind of riding do you do, club, solo, etc? Just wondering if you are pretty hardcore that may be a turn off for her. My wife and I recently got involved...
06-24-13, 12:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,002
Posted By Jimbojo

So Stock Components on my bike are as follows: ...

So Stock Components on my bike are as follows:

bottom bracket: FSA BB-7420STbrakes: Tektro MINI-V
cassette: Sunrace, CSM55 11-32 8-SPEED
chain: KMC Z72, 8-speed
crankset: Alloy 48/38/28 triple...
06-24-13, 12:12 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,505
Posted By Jimbojo

I completely agree with what has been stated, be...

I completely agree with what has been stated, be prepared, ride close to home or close to parking and extend your range as your confidence grows. But another aspect here is your focus on the...
06-24-13, 11:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,002
Posted By Jimbojo

Drive train Component Compatibility

I posted this in the Hybrid Forum, but thought I might try here as well, sorry if this is a stupid question, I am pretty new to this stuff.

Looking at Sheldon Browns Gear Calculator got me...
06-24-13, 10:01 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 624
Posted By Jimbojo

Component Compatability

Looking at Sheldon Browns Gear Calculator got me wondering about drive train and drive train components. My Fuji Absolute has a crank set with 48, 38, and 28 tooth chainrings and an 8 spead cassette...
06-23-13, 08:16 PM
Replies: 7,691
Views: 2,530,168
Posted By Jimbojo

325169 Here is my Fuji Absolute 3.0, added a...

325169

Here is my Fuji Absolute 3.0, added a few accessories, but otherwise she is bone stock.

Jimbo
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