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No lycra here, mate. Baggy shorts and a dirty old T.

 

I ride in the dirt, do jumps, wheelies and big skids. I like to make motorbike noises too.

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Do you watch American football?

Those dudes put on tight pants and touch each other as much as possible.

 

People that rule out biking because they can't imagine themselves in tight pants without thinking about gay sex have some serious issues they should probably confront before they get married...

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i could writes essays on the attraction to bikes.

 

 

but why bother if someone only cares about how they look to other people

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Do you watch American football?

Those dudes put on tight pants and touch each other as much as possible.

 

People that rule out biking because they can't imagine themselves in tight pants without thinking about gay sex have some serious issues they should probably confront before they get married...

 

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.

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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.

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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.

 

 

Violence. I like violence.

 

 

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.

 

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

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

 

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

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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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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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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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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

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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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I've been swooning over cyclocross and gravel bikes a ton lately. Fucking want.

 

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I used to have a Lowrider bike cept it aint all fancy smancy and shit i ride it rough and scrape the pedals lol

 

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but mines were all done up gold/chrome engraved candy paint and murals n shet basically unrideable art

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i want to get into buying old/vintage bikes and restoring them. i would love to have an old banana seat bike or an old beach cruiser. anyone been doing this? any tips?
yes easy, but expensive. depends on brand

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