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I think I'm ready..

Old 05-31-07, 10:13 PM
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I think I'm ready..

I've been crusing around on this older Shogun my mom picked up. Not really doing anything hard, just cruising around little 4-5 mile rides, and today I decided that I would just leave it in one gear to see how I did.

To tell you the truth I actually suprised myself. I'm sure you guys don't care to much, but I was excited. I'm not going to start searching super hard for an older bike to swap.

Here is the beastie.
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Old 05-31-07, 11:05 PM
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That bike may be too big for you. Your saddle is awfully low.

Your knee should be just slightly bent at the bottom of the downstroke of your pedalstroke.
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Old 05-31-07, 11:21 PM
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i jsut havent messed with it. i dont like the way the handle bars are... it seems realy comfortable though.
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congrats on not shifting

and on your curiosity
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How are you a senior member?
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Originally Posted by andypants
How are you a senior member?
I don't think you're ready for this jelly.
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Old 06-01-07, 05:52 PM
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i dont know how im a senior member.
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Old 06-01-07, 08:39 PM
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Originally Posted by andypants
How are you a senior member?
He has 70 posts. What is the minimum for becoming a senior member.
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Old 06-03-07, 02:35 AM
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obviously less than 70...
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Going SS?! Great! Work with your Shogun, definitely "mess" with it - "comfortable" and "correct" definitely coincide so do make sure your saddle and handlebars are in the right position - an extended leg at the downstroke is more important than you might think and makes you look like less of a buffoon when you're riding. If you're extended with the saddle how it is in the picture start shopping for a smaller frame (you should easliy clear the top tube when you stand over it.) Stay interested - SSFG is fun!
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why thank you!
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