NOOBS!...read this.

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  • 03-25-2012
    Elad63
    Hello from PA. Just trying to figure this forum out
  • 03-25-2012
    kevner6868
    GidDay all
    I'm on here to get info on a recently acquired bike hope this post gets my 'count' to 5, so I can post in another thread. ;)
  • 03-25-2012
    serluna
    awesome post!!!
  • 03-25-2012
    CaRaBeeN
    Great post :)
  • 03-25-2012
    dopeyd
    Fantastic OP. :)
  • 03-26-2012
    GreenGoblin227
    thumbs up.. great post.
  • 03-27-2012
    Krose
    i absolutely love this!
  • 03-27-2012
    griff71
    Post your favorite beer in the Beer Forum - "What are you drinking right now" thread. It's an easy +1 ;)
  • 03-27-2012
    burzendowski
    awesome
  • 03-29-2012
    jesspal
    Riding about 9 months, I still take a spill almost every ride. It is, usually my fault lol.
  • 03-30-2012
    blueskyy
    Wow great post!
  • 03-31-2012
    lowell pedaler
    noob here
    I just received an aluminum Marin mountain bike, stx componenents, scott bars, manitou anwer magnum fork, parellax hubs ritchey headhtube componenents, specailized tires not really a mountain bike kind of guy just wondered if some one could give a ball park figure as to worth, any help would be appreciated. thank you !!!
  • 04-01-2012
    cocean
    Like your post
  • 04-02-2012
    atlant24
    Cool post
  • 04-03-2012
    NOSS2000VTEC
    2001 diamondback topangacomp
    hi guys I have a 2001 diamondback topanga comp. I am looking to do some major upgrades. It has shimano disc brakes ,it did come with the original vbrakes when i bought it. ,I am looking to upgrade the fork from the rox shox judy to something way more heavy duty.It also needs new rims and derailleurs all the way around. And new shifters.I am looking for rims that can handle some dirt trails and dirt jumps.I way 310lbs And I am 5'5". I was wondering If anyone knows if there is anyway this bike could be upgraded. my price range for upgrades is $1500.00 I refuse to buy I new Bike Ive had this bike for 8 years. any help would do . I want a complete all the away around upgrades,cogs,cranks,brakes,shifters,rims,tires,et c thank you for your time
  • 04-03-2012
    donedealin
    I liked it! Put a smile on my grill.
  • 04-03-2012
    evenes
    like it!
  • 04-03-2012
    JAY55
    noob approved :thumbsup:
  • 04-04-2012
    TwigJumper
    This is a great post.




    Yay, +1 post count.
  • 04-04-2012
    ctt1wbw
    So I guess my Huffy from KMart won't last long? :)
  • 04-04-2012
    FNG_Rider
    Lmao!
  • 04-04-2012
    jojokaizer
    cool.
  • 04-04-2012
    mbnoob
    go buy the fs roadmaster the beast
  • 04-04-2012
    mbnoob
    walmart bike are way awesome
  • 04-04-2012
    mbnoob
    niiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiceeeeeeeeeee
  • 04-04-2012
    corivus
    I actually stopped hemming and hawing about my decision on a bike from this post and went ahead and got it figuring its just a starter bike and I should stop worrying :)
  • 04-05-2012
    Heretic Skeptic
    I can dig it!
  • 04-05-2012
    Turbo Brian
    good list. i think you can change the work bike to anything else and its appropriate on many forums; specifically car and computer forums i frequent.
  • 04-05-2012
    tturkstra
    I wish there was something similar on the Jeep forum I'm also on.
  • 04-05-2012
    tkd.teacher
    I know a few triathletes and roadies that could benefit from this post. Well done. :thumbsup:

    John
  • 04-05-2012
    MountainBikeReturn
    Thanks
    Great first read on this forum thanks!
  • 04-06-2012
    geraldsdad76
    This is absolutely AWESOME! Being a NOOB I don't even know what half of those terms are but now I know that is ok because eventually I will!!
  • 04-06-2012
    VentEnterSearch87
    awesome
  • 04-06-2012
    Hagerman11
    Good post as I am a noob.
  • 04-07-2012
    tcc13
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by geraldsdad76 View Post
    this is absolutely awesome! Being a noob i don't even know what half of those terms are but now i know that is ok because eventually i will!!

    +1 :)
  • 04-07-2012
    PDutch
    Excellent post. And a fine welcome to this noob and all his neurosis.
  • 04-08-2012
    zambon
    +1 :thumbsup:
  • 04-08-2012
    sevoma
    True statements
  • 04-08-2012
    purplewallz
    great stuff!
  • 04-08-2012
    snowbanked
    Agreed 100%
    Right on brother! Bikes are cool no matter what configuration
  • 04-08-2012
    apo
    yes sir.
  • 04-08-2012
    bgsaj
    I was 10 mins into my first bike ride since 5th grade and was already convinced the expense would've been worth it if it was twice as much
  • 04-08-2012
    2001GiantAc1Rider
    actually is a little bit inspirational
  • 04-08-2012
    krazemon
    This is awesome.
  • 04-09-2012
    Solid Orange
    Well worth the read...especially since I just started back after more than a decade away.
  • 04-09-2012
    Viser
    lol, this should be posted for the guy's on the "Hot or not thread" over @ bikeforums...

    Are we aloud to mention other sites? Oh well.

    "...that wheel size is rad and you’ll probably get where you’re going."

    ^Best line!
  • 04-11-2012
    phkemp
    Love it!
    What a great post. Everything in life should be like that...i.e...live and let live! I've been on trails with guys and their $8000 carbon frame bikes (good for them...really!) who watch the dude in jeans shorts and no helmet amble on up on his beat up HT single speed, and take on off up the trail laughing. Until an hour later, when jeans-shorts dude in his 20 year old huffy is saying "on your left" during a climb.

    There should be no shame on the trail due to ability, bike brand, riding style, clothes...or any other factor.

    Let's just ride!
  • 04-11-2012
    TrailBlazr
    Great post!
  • 04-12-2012
    Proud & Immortal
    Lol
  • 04-12-2012
    wrkn4it
    good stuff....good stuff
  • 04-12-2012
    Guaro
    very helpful
  • 04-12-2012
    midschool22
    Sooooo rad!
  • 04-13-2012
    ludedude
    Thanks for posting this. Super helpful and a great read!
  • 04-13-2012
    easyrider1269
    Classic!
  • 04-13-2012
    stpaulstchris
    Need this on a tshirt
  • 04-14-2012
    BMW M 2 ISF
    Hello, I read the post and then had my wife read it. We thought it was totally funny. Thanks for creating such a great forum, with laughter and smiles!
  • 04-14-2012
    Mikerichher
    Nicely put CHUM
  • 04-14-2012
    jblunt791
    nice
  • 04-14-2012
    PrisonCityStandout
    This answered all of my questions...
  • 04-14-2012
    mjwilson711
    good
  • 04-14-2012
    davecheng
    Good read.
  • 04-14-2012
    RS1990
    Funny and informative
  • 04-15-2012
    bobinitacnh
    This is great :thumbsup:
  • 04-15-2012
    burningbizkit
    I'm a Noob and i love the post. i also love my 2011 R.M Vapor
  • 04-15-2012
    HenryMS
    I now feel fulfilled in life
  • 04-15-2012
    bmc9t9
    love it
  • 04-15-2012
    bmc9t9
    two
  • 04-15-2012
    bmc9t9
    three
  • 04-15-2012
    bmc9t9
    four
  • 04-15-2012
    bmc9t9
    five
  • 04-16-2012
    stol2004
    thnx alot
  • 04-16-2012
    stol2004
    and yes im a noob
  • 04-16-2012
    inonutin
    i wanna shave my legs to walk faster
  • 04-16-2012
    Bsmith891
    Ok then no dumb questions from me
  • 04-16-2012
    hcr32
    Nice post! :)
  • 04-16-2012
    2wheels2
    hells yeah
    I wish more people had this attitude
  • 04-17-2012
    jetBlast
    great intro.
  • 04-17-2012
    LifeIsGoodInColorado
    Funny introduction! Should be required reading upon joining.
  • 04-17-2012
    colorado91
    Awesome
    This post should be on every forum of any type.
  • 04-18-2012
    Baznett
    No truer words spoken!!
  • 04-18-2012
    AncientSword
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by LifeIsGoodInColorado View Post
    Funny introduction! Should be required reading upon joining.

    +1 :thumbsup:
  • 04-18-2012
    jeptik
    Fantastic post, especially for me who's getting back into riding after a 30 year hiatus!!!! Love it and great information!!!
  • 04-18-2012
    dtgtdi
    Nice
    Hell, I've been riding bikes for ever but nothing like this, so here I am, a NOOB and I'm ok with it. I liked what was written, made sense in every way......:thumbsup:
  • 04-19-2012
    clauritzen
    Lots of good stuff there!
  • 04-19-2012
    lostandfound
    Very eye opening. *hold on a second while I adjust my rearview mirror, and put my redbull down; I need to check my heartbeat sensor...*


    okay, I'm all better now. Thanks for posting that.

    I have joined this forum with one goal in mind.

    by Thanksgiving-2012, I plan to be down 27lbs. and further, but I am being realistic. Thats a 10% loss we are talking about.

    I'll be starting a thread as soon as I find the right spot... and as soon as admin allows me to start a thread....

    I look forward to learning lots, and loosing even more. I plan to change my life back to something I can respect again.
  • 04-19-2012
    Slowestcivic
    I am noob. This made me laugh. Also made me realize I want to spend more money on my bike. Or maybe that is just what I wanted to do anyways....

    Sent from my SGH-T989 using Tapatalk 2
  • 04-19-2012
    Solo808
    Hey... Super mod'n, power post'n, bad a$$ who started this thread - good job
  • 04-19-2012
    Vthokies422
    Nice threas
  • 04-20-2012
    roma258
    Great intro to mountain biking (or just biking in general). I'm coming over from the motorized side of the two-wheeled world, would love to see something similar for motorbikes.
  • 04-20-2012
    dσ__σb
    This was a great introduction to these forums, and biking in general. lmao
  • 04-21-2012
    ski n bike
    hahah perfect intro
  • 04-22-2012
    blankoii
    (Y) good post!
  • 04-22-2012
    biggerfastersteeper
    Nice
    That probably answers about 95% of the questions here on the forum.
  • 04-22-2012
    lanetxgp1
    Check. Its all good. :)
  • 04-23-2012
    Wcsting
    Thanks for this, it makes us all feel like we belong here... :thumbsup:
  • 04-23-2012
    lockmart
    Thanks, good info.
  • 04-23-2012
    IndianaTodd
    Nice!
    This post made me feel welcome here. . . as well as warm and fuzzy. Thank you!
  • 04-23-2012
    garrett_xc
    Variety is a good thing. Great intro.
  • 04-23-2012
    JamesEitz
    ha!

    I did learn a couple things!
  • 04-23-2012
    kwcollins
    Awesome post...thanks for that. Now Im gonna disregard it and ask a question, Ive got a santa cruz blur lt '04 that i built from the ground up, you guys think it can hold up as an occasional DH bike?? Like rainmaker at trestle park type DH.