just got my new bike

Discussion in 'Community' started by wilmor42, Aug 25, 2005.

  1. wilmor42 macrumors regular

    wilmor42

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    for anyone who rides...

    built this up today... just a new frame and my old bits, just got back from a sweet ride, its a dream, works awesomly. My first ever air shock on the rear, had springs on my previous bikes.. its sweet as..
     

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  2. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    Hope it's good for you. I never had a Gary Turner bike. Full suspension always feels loose to me, which explains why I have a hard tail bike.
     
  3. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Nice looking bike. I do quite a bit of riding but it's mainly just road stuff - going to uni etc. I've been a bit hesitant about getting disk brakes, would you recommend them for someone like me or do you think they're just another risk (pump fronts too hard, head-butt the road :( )?
     
  4. wilmor42 thread starter macrumors regular

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    discs are great, ive used them for about 4 years now.. wouldnt go back
     
  5. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Cheers. Are they heaps better though? I mean, have you fallen over the handlebars from any overexcited pump of the front rotors? That's probably my biggest worry.
     
  6. GroundLoop macrumors 68000

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    I had a FS bike for about a year, butI got rid of it. You just lose way too much power with the FS. I will always be a hardtail guy.

    Hickman
     
  7. barneygumble macrumors 6502a

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    it's easy to do if you clamp on the front one but you find that point really easy, especially after you have gone over the front handlebars like me :eek: mind you i am a big guy so it probably took more to get me over ;)
     
  8. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Thanks barneygumble. I'm going to look into it. I'm sick of going up the rear of cars that stop quicker than me on my way to uni. It's quite embarrassing. :eek:
     
  9. CompUser Guest

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    I love my disk brakes. You have to be a little careful with the front disk brakes, but they're a lot better than the clamp kind.

    I have a 2003 Schwinn Moab DS3. It has an aluminum frame, al wheels, al pedels, etc so nothing will ever rust. It also has mitchellin tires which I think is really funny. Its a pretty nice bike, it was fairly expensive ($600 or something) but cheap in the relm of high end bikes.

    Pic:
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    (this one doesn't have disk brakes)
     
  10. XIII macrumors 68040

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    Road bike please. :) No super soft full suspension. :p
     
  11. wilmor42 thread starter macrumors regular

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    yeah but thats cost most people dont know anything about bikes and they buy a full sus to ride on the road :rolleyes:

    mine is solely for cliffpaths (here in jersey) and anything bumpy, i have a hardtail for the road ofcourse..

    (worked in a shop for 7 years, i know my stuff ppl)

    lance rocks! (till they find the drug he's been taking) (maybe)-or maybe the cancer treatment turned him into the 6 million dollar man :D i love him really

    7!
     
  12. gwuMACaddict macrumors 68040

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    why an air shock on a bike that looks like it sets up primarily for downhill? (chainguide) seems to me the weight savings aren't worth it... i've always prefered the feel of spring shocks...

    and are those hope disc brakes? how do you like them?
     
  13. 20rogersc macrumors 65816

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    That's one sweet bike, apart from the rear shock, only enjoy riding with a front sus. fork :D

    ::20ROGERSC::
     
  14. jlewis2k1 macrumors 6502a

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    hmmi just brought a new bike a few days ago cause well my car is evil to me...a ford which kind of reminds me how windows is. anyhoo, after riding it for a few days my arse is sooo sore :-( i even brought a really soft like seat and well that didnt help. any suggestions people??
     

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  15. gwuMACaddict macrumors 68040

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    lower the air pressue in your rear wheel, buy a suspension seatpost, maybe try tubeless tires... though i don't know what your budget is...
     
  16. jlewis2k1 macrumors 6502a

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    well i will try those options... as for my budget ... its not looking so pretty for me -_- it will probably be about a month before I can purchase anything for myself :-(
     
  17. dubbz macrumors 68020

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    You've been riding much prior to this? My behind is always sore in the beginning if I haven't use the bike for a long time, but after I while I don't notice it anymore.

    Mine have a hard, thin, seat though.
     
  18. jlewis2k1 macrumors 6502a

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    weeeell its been awhile but still i dont like having a sore arse ... but i guess i can try that suspension seatpost ... any recommendations??? Also, where am i susposed to find these "tubeless" tires?
     
  19. jayscheuerle macrumors 68020

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    Different category...

    But how 'bout one of THESE?!!
     

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  20. gwuMACaddict macrumors 68040

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    you'll need a whole new wheel in the back to use them, but they're fabulously comfortable, because you can ride them with less pressure. prolly gonna be more than you wanna spend... at least $150
     
  21. AmigoMac macrumors 68020

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    That one is amazing, GT is a nice one! You'll enjoy it, had one before, switched from Trek and then went to Cannondale.
    Some of you may know "Tinker Juarez" he had a nice one 10 years ago, that was a good time for racing, traveled a lot but then had to decide between Mountainbike or University, I became engineer :)
     
  22. livingfortoday macrumors 68030

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    That's a pretty sweet bike. I need to get a mountain bike so that I can go riding around somewhere other than the asphalt, but I guess my road bike'll have to do for now.

    Nice bike, though!
     
  23. Guitarius macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah...I got an $80 Huffy from K-Mart. It gets me around campus. That's all I really need, though I would like to go moutain biking for real one day...seems like a lot of fun.
     

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