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    Quote Originally Posted by crossfire View Post


    Exactly WHAT is it that Shakin is doing with that hand in his lap?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jetworks View Post
    Exactly WHAT is it that Shakin is doing with that hand in his lap?
    I think he's ready to whip it out because you told him it was a mountin' bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bonhomme Richard View Post
    Lol, remember when he wanted to be a sports broadcaster? That thread, wherever it is, belongs in the JI canon.
    Pretty sure that would get my vote for JI GOAT since I've been a member.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John_0515 View Post
    If you're not a pro mountain biker, just get front suspension. I wouldn't spend more than 600-800$ on your first bike. Don't let the guy talk you into a better model bike, especially if you're going to use it 3-4 times a month (at the most).

    Disc brakes are a must, some bikes don't put them on, and then you'll need them after. Try stopping without disc breaks when your tired is all muddy. Not happening.

    Hit me up with questions.
    This is just not true.

    A mountain bike is probably the better way to go if you don't want a road bike or a fixie. I would switch the tires out though. Maxxis make a tire called the Hookworm which are 2 1/2" mountain bike tire width, but don't have the aggressive tread of a mtn bike tire. The walls are pretty thick too, so you don't have to constantly sweat over road conditions. Plus, you can go off road in a pinch if you have to. Then just switch out your tires if you want to do actual off road riding.

    Best of both worlds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jetworks View Post
    Exactly WHAT is it that Shakin is doing with that hand in his lap?
    Solo game of "Just the tip"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ubrnostrum View Post
    I would switch the tires out though. Maxxis make a tire called the Hookworm....
    Hookworms are awesome

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    My next bike is going to be a Pinarello Dogma Carbon with Campagniolo electronic (no cables) gear shifter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JStokes View Post
    My next bike is going to be a Pinarello Dogma Carbon with Campagniolo electronic (no cables) gear shifter.

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    Do you race?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ubrnostrum View Post
    Do you race?
    Did JoePa?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jetworks View Post
    Love the look of off-road mountain bikes, but I realize they may not be practical for the urban jungle. Definitely don't want a road or cruiser. Any insight is appreciated.

    If this doesn't go as planned, a kayak may be the next choice. No, I'm not kidding.
    Gary Fischer bikes rule, although they're made by Trek now. I also like the 1Fg gearing for flatland or downhill.
    As for kayaks, I own 3 Riot boats. all whitewater, no rec boats

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    Get a good solid European brand.

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    Whatever bike you choose, choose not to do wheelies. You will lose.

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    Santa Cruz makes nice bikes. Maybe just a hardtail for the riding you will be doing, if you want and is in your price range the Blur is nice full suspension.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ubrnostrum View Post
    Do you race?
    I do tri's and some long distance events.

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    I've heard leasing may be preferable to buying.

    POSSIBLY.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crossfire View Post
    Anyone else fear this could actually be leading to this?











    First...









    Then...









    Followed by...









    And finally.


    You are the Thread Ender. Bravo!



    Fwiw, kayak is way cheaper. But they don't perform well on pavement. Your choice.

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    "kayak" is a gay code word, so if you buy a bike, the closest thing to a gay brand would be Huffy. Sounds exceptionally gay.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quantum View Post
    "kayak" is a gay code word, so if you buy a bike, the closest thing to a gay brand would be Huffy. Sounds exceptionally gay.

    Especially if you get it with a sissy bar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bonhomme Richard View Post
    Lol, remember when he wanted to be a sports broadcaster? That thread, wherever it is, belongs in the JI canon.
    lol that was a good one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2milehighJet View Post
    Santa Cruz makes nice bikes. Maybe just a hardtail for the riding you will be doing, if you want and is in your price range the Blur is nice full suspension.
    That is so not my price range. At least what I looked at wasn't.

    Quote Originally Posted by Fishooked View Post
    Fwiw, kayak is way cheaper. But they don't perform well on pavement. Your choice.
    I know, the price for a decent kayak is about $300. The bike is going to run me at least double that. Mebbe I could use the kayak in the winter, rig it with some runners or something.

    Quote Originally Posted by quantum View Post
    "kayak" is a gay code word, so if you buy a bike, the closest thing to a gay brand would be Huffy. Sounds exceptionally gay.
    Seeing as you are involved in this interaction, that makes you a bit European as well, my friend. Perhaps you'd like to get in early on the tandem kayak?

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