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Discussion in 'Lifestyle' started by HESHIANDET, May 14, 2001.

  1. Chicken McFucketts

    Chicken McFucketts Senior Member

    Joined: Mar 26, 2010 Messages: 1,012 Likes Received: 44
    you're comparing a cyclist with a 250 pound man charging full speed at another person with his head first.
    And I never brought up gay sex, you're the one who took it there.

    I might sound like a douche bag, but I'm honestly JUST curious as to what the attraction to the sport is.
     
  2. Fist 666

    Fist 666 Moderator Crew

    Joined: Jun 16, 2007 Messages: 14,095 Likes Received: 969
    I'm comparing tight uniforms to tight uniforms. If you can get over it when its 250 pounds of muscle I don't understand how it can be questionable on people with less mass.


    The attraction is in pushing yourself, in having fun, in enjoying nature, competition, technology, fitness, community, etc. The emphasis on fun. I've been riding bikes as a serious hobby since I was 11. Starting with BMX, moving on to mountain, and eventually road. I find a liberation when I'm out on the trail that I haven't found anywhere else in life. I truly disconnect from every bit of bullshit in my life.
     
  3. Chicken McFucketts

    Chicken McFucketts Senior Member

    Joined: Mar 26, 2010 Messages: 1,012 Likes Received: 44

    Violence. I like violence.


    Thanks, now I can have a little bit more respect for the sport.
     
  4. Fist 666

    Fist 666 Moderator Crew

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  5. !@#$%

    [email protected]#$% Moderator Crew

    Joined: Oct 1, 2002 Messages: 18,517 Likes Received: 621
    for me, bikes gave me my earliest taste of freedom and it was an amazing feeling
    i used a bike to earn money for a long time
    and i have continued to commute to work on a bike well into adulthood
    there is a great calm i get from riding.
    it's fun, it's meditative, and it allows me to get shit done
    it frees me from driving, which is only fun when there are no other cars on the road.
    and it's just a cheap, easy way to get around that keeps me in good shape

    i don't see it as a sport though, for me it's an activity, a hobby and a means to an end
     
  6. Fist 666

    Fist 666 Moderator Crew

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  7. ~KRYLON2~

    ~KRYLON2~ 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: Oct 13, 2001 Messages: 10,443 Likes Received: 191
    Sorry for your loss
     
  8. Deine Mudder

    Deine Mudder Senior Member

    Joined: Aug 17, 2009 Messages: 1,803 Likes Received: 184
    Better late than never huh.
     
  9. Ko SprueOne

    Ko SprueOne Senior Member

    Joined: May 8, 2004 Messages: 1,624 Likes Received: 99
    My buddy just gave me his old bike he left outside in the backyard for years. The fork shocks are frozen. I popped the top caps off and sprayed some WD-40 in there. Any other ideas? Should I actually heed to the warning sticker? I just want to ride on, skill level 1, fire roads with Mrs. Ko Sprueone.

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  10. Ko SprueOne

    Ko SprueOne Senior Member

    Joined: May 8, 2004 Messages: 1,624 Likes Received: 99
    WHAT?!? you want to fckin play Hardball fcker, I got season tickets, stuck fork fcker

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  11. Fist 666

    Fist 666 Moderator Crew

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    IMO you should just find a nice stolen bike at a flea market and skip all the madness of fixing that thing. Though you'll learn a bunch, a lot of basic function and ease of that bike will have faded with time.
     
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  12. Donald Chump

    Donald Chump Junior Member

    Joined: Jul 19, 2015 Messages: 121 Likes Received: 25
    Jeeeeeeeeeezuz!!

    Dude, kill that thing before it kills you. And it will do so, either with frustration as you try to revive it or by breaking as it soon as it hits the first piece of gravel.



    My fucking knee hurts. Hit ice as I was cornering last week. Hurts more now than when I did it.

    Sitting on just over 3000km for this year so far. Will do some 24 endurance races later this year and early next.
     
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  13. Ko SprueOne

    Ko SprueOne Senior Member

    Joined: May 8, 2004 Messages: 1,624 Likes Received: 99
    Fist 666, D C, Your opinions and advice are sound, for that fork system is TOAST!

    I got up early this morning and removed the scissor jack. I had cranked it almost all the way open. The forks compressed back down about half way so I thought it was good then. Then I put my weight over it for a test and it just compressed all the way back down and was stuck there again.

    It's going onto the scrap metal guy's truck today when he rolls around
     
  14. Hua Guofang

    Hua Guofang Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Oct 29, 2013 Messages: 1,741 Likes Received: 363
    New Addition to the family; Commencal Supreme Racing 2010. I wasn't even in the market for a full suspension downhill bike, I'd been trying to source and old Banshee Morphine frame for years to make a hardtail DH rig. However, a dude around the corner from me was selling this for $500, which is an utter steal so I grabbed it. It's only six inches of travel on the rear, which is only one more inch than my trail riding bike. The last DH rig I had was eight inches on the back, so this sucker may get bottomed out from time-to-time.

    However, the front triangle is exactly the same as what they use on their DH specific bike (this bike is fine for DH but it's kind of DH-lite, a 'park bike') so I know I can put 200mm of travel on the front with triple clamp forks and I'll keep my eye out for an old rear triangle from a 2010 DH Supreme and do the swap when the opportunity arises. Been years since I've bombed a DH trail, really looking forward to getting back into it.

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  15. Ko SprueOne

    Ko SprueOne Senior Member

    Joined: May 8, 2004 Messages: 1,624 Likes Received: 99
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