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    1.) Where you are from? (as specific as you care to share)
    NOVA
    2.) What kind of rider do you consider yourself? (ex: beginner, weekend warrior, all mtn/trail rider, XC racer, downhiller, singlespeeder, 29er rider, etc...)
    Hopefully a weekend warrior.
    3.) How many bikes you own?
    Zero
    4.) How long have you been riding?
    I road when I was younger but I haven't done if for awhile.
    5.) What forums do you frequent most? (either here or on other sites)
    This one.

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    Hi to everyone
    I'm looking for advice on 29" titanium motobecane and jeff jones bikes

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    1.) Where you are from? (as specific as you care to share)
    Gap, French Alps

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    2.) What kind of rider do you consider yourself? (ex: beginner, weekend warrior, all mtn/trail rider, XC racer, downhiller, singlespeeder, 29er rider, etc...)
    Old downhiller who become trail rider.
    I also ride a 29" singlespeed

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    2
    Sobre off (french brand !)
    Haro mary SS

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    4.) How long have you been riding?
    20 years

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    velovert.fr

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    1.) Where you are from? Orange County
    2.) What kind of rider do you consider yourself? beginner, very beginner
    3.) How many bikes you own? none - still looking for the perfect bike!
    4.) How long have you been riding? A long time but just started mountain biking (trail riding) recently
    5.) What forums do you frequent most? This one and socal bike forums

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    My name is Marc
    I am from central coast of California
    I own 5 bikes, but only 2 mtb
    I am a bi-monthly rider
    My favorite bike is my titus switchblade
    I mainly look at the vintage forums

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    1.) Where you are from? Michigan
    2.) What kind of rider do you consider yourself? Beginner/Singlespeeder/Commuter
    3.) How many bikes you own? 1
    4.) How long have you been riding? Umm, about two months
    5.) What forums do you frequent most? Just signed up and started looking around.

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    Also and ex-BMXer

    I grew up on a BMX too, but stopped riding biycles for some time. Bought a mountain bike a few months ago and all the ol' skills are coming back. I love doing wheelies, little jumps, stoppies and bunny hopps (any excuse to get my butt in the seat). I want to find some nice jumps and burms to try got some real hight...........aaahhhh the good ol' BMX days. Having the BMX background has really prepared me for technical climbs up step rocky or rooty inclines and adrenaline pumping, life flashing before you, downhill bursts. Love MTBing, just surprised it took me so long to find out.

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    I've mostly been posting in the beginner's forum, but started posting here some, so I'll shoot. Kind of new, I first found MTBR back in October, but got really involved the last few months after I really caught the MB bug.

    A. Where am I from? Chattanooga, TN
    B. What type of rider am I? Beginner/going on intermediate, trail rider
    C. How many bikes do I own? One, working on another one
    D. How long have I been riding? A year
    E. What forums do I frequent most? Beginner's, Passion and Backpacker.com Web site
    You're not one with nature until you eat it.

    Bike: 2011 Diamondback Overdrive 29er

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    Hey everyone my names Simon. I started biking a year and a half ago because i loved looking at the views and the thrill of downhill. I own a 2010 Raleigh talus 29er and it has been bringing me everywhere and has not been failing. I made a account for MTBR a week ago to post an ad on the classified. After that i started posting and replying.
    1.) From San Jose, California
    2.) 29er Rider
    3.) One
    4.) 1 year and a half
    5.) Mostly MTBR and sometimes bike forums

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    Word

    My name is Dave, and I have a biking problem.

    1.) Hailing from MT
    2.) I ride a bike everywhere, all the time
    3.) 5 bikes: Fixie, SS roadbike, Surly LHT, old 26 in. bmx, Kona Kikapu Deluxe.
    4.) Riding nonstop since 2005
    5.) My first forum, looking for XC purchasing advice.

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    1.) Where you are from?
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    From So Cal around Long Beach area
    Used to race BMX and free ride. Now I want to get into MTB / Down hill / Road bikes (mainly for my triathlons)
    Took a big break from it, but I was racing for a couple years
    Go to car forums mostly, and occasionally fitness forums.

    Just bought a Motobecane 700 (say what you will, it was cheap) and I'm looking forward to putting it through its' paces. Hope to see some of you out there.

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    Names Brian
    from Sioux Falls South Dakota
    I mostly ride the local city paved bike trail but would like to try some aggresive trails once I get a decent bike
    I ride a GT Avalanche 3.0 that is beat to hell
    just started with this forum looking at new bike advice, and I visit the Buell motocycle forum

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    hi, I'm from Quebec city, Qc, Canada (no bike during winter l_I ! ) ,i've got a kona cowan orange, i've ran on bike since age of 5 years old, my last bike was a old oryx equip50, now it's stolen and no longer availaible... !,

    i usually ride my bike in hidden trail in some abandonned terrain near by home or, simply drive me home or at work and at school !

    voila

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    Rockhopper newbie

    Hey guys,
    Newbie here.....Just bought a 1997 Rockhopper FS, used, of course. Been a while since I've been in the saddle.

    Hoping to find some help with upgrades, repair, etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by themag221 View Post
    hi, I'm from Quebec city, Qc, Canada (no bike during winter l_I ! ) ,i've got a kona cowan orange, i've ran on bike since age of 5 years old, my last bike was a old oryx equip50, now it's stolen and no longer availaible... !,

    i usually ride my bike in hidden trail in some abandonned terrain near by home or, simply drive me home or at work and at school !

    voila
    AND my name is Guillaume Dubois of course

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    1.) Where you are from?
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    My name is Tim
    I'm from FL
    Just getting into MTB but I've been into motorcycles for years
    on/off forever,just got serious this past month
    29er/bike reviews.
    I'm looking for a replacement for the borrowed 2009 Rockhopper pro 29 I'm riding the wheels off.
    This is a pretty informative forum,thanks for everyone for keeping it going.

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    Hello MTBR World!

    I am David, Originally from Concord, NC, but living in Durham now.

    I consider myself an experienced rider, i've been riding since age 6. Always wide open and pushing the envelope its a miracle i'm still alive. I ride mostly singletrack, and I have a road bike that I like to get out and just chalk up the miles on.

    Currently I have 4 bikes in my house. A hybrid for grocery trips, single speed, road bike, and the moutain bike i'm working on. Almost finshed with it.

    Guess thats it for now.

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    We the people ...

    < My name is, Rob, from Jacksonville NC, been ridin since about 81, but i'm only 35
    I'm just a long time rider everything from bmx to my 50's cruisers, mountain bikes
    road bikes and everything in between, just have to many bikes, wait a second,
    is that possible?
    I mostly frequent bike and watch forums, Casio G-Shock to be exact, I drink way to many Monsters and
    my wife says I don't do enough around the house. Other than that I think I'm a mostly
    normal guy, see you round the forums.

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    Hi, I'm Chris from "Noo Zilund"

    1.) Where you are from? New Zealand, currently living in Wellington.
    2.) What kind of rider do you consider yourself? I am a recreational rider that will try any kind of trail. I ride at dawn or evening most days during the week and a good few hours on the weekend. I enjoy XC racing for fun, conquering hills and floating down sweet singletrack. Currently trying to ride at least 50 kms per week to train up for a few big races.
    3.) How many bikes you own? 2, GT Avalanche & Giant Trance
    4.) How long have you been riding? Nearly 2 years.
    5.) What forums do you frequent most? (either here or on other sites) mtbr, vorb.org.nz, bikeradar

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    I'm Adam I'm from the united states and I'm not afraid of anything. Unlike some people on this site.

    Well, it's official. One of the mods is a puss and doesn't like guns. So much in fact that he/she deleted my entire thread about firearms and they knew there were to many good points in there. I don't know what it is with people that hate guns.....did they have a gun chase them down street one day? O that's right, guns are inatimate objects unable of doing something on their own, kinda like a kitchen knife. For a kitchen knife to hurt someone a person must use it incorrectly......same with a gun. But now I'm using LOGIC. Sorry about that, some here don't know what that is.

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    S'mae pob / Hi guys
    My name's Trefor and I'm from Wales.
    I'm a wrinkly old duffer and should know better but I'm out riding XC an AM as often as possible. Local routes here on the Berwyn mountain and the MTB centres nearby.
    Main bike is my RIP9, then my Kona Hei-Hei 2-9, mu On-one Inbred 29er and my 1967 Mercian King of Mercia road bike. Been riding since '67 when I bought the Mercian.
    What's a forum? Sounds rude...

    Not got a good photo of me out on the trails but here's the RIP9 on the Marin trail in the Gwydyr forest.
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    my introduction, by Oaktree

    1) Boston Suburbs
    2) weekend warrior, All Mountain and XC
    3) '05 Specialized Enduro, Ti hardtail 29er, SS 29er, custom steel circa '97, road bike
    4) mtn biking for 23 yrs (OMG)
    5) frequent 29er, wheels, or during researching any new component purchase
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    Howdy! My name is Travis

    1.)Currently i live in the nw suburbs of chicago, but i am moving to dallas area in sept
    2.) I am a beginner
    3.) I own 1 bike. I bought it used off craigslist, its a GT Outpost
    4.) recreationally for several years
    5.) none

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    Quote Originally Posted by Firefighter1291 View Post
    I'm Adam I'm from the united states and I'm not afraid of anything. Unlike some people on this site.

    Well, it's official. One of the mods is a puss and doesn't like guns. So much in fact that he/she deleted my entire thread about firearms and they knew there were to many good points in there. I don't know what it is with people that hate guns.....did they have a gun chase them down street one day? O that's right, guns are inatimate objects unable of doing something on their own, kinda like a kitchen knife. For a kitchen knife to hurt someone a person must use it incorrectly......same with a gun. But now I'm using LOGIC. Sorry about that, some here don't know what that is.

    I'm a firearm fan as well, but this IS a bike forum. Maybe the MOD was just trying to do damage control and keep from having a political debate that has nothing to do with cycling. But hey, if you ever wanna talk firearms, shoot me a message haha.

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    What's up? Newbie in Southern NH. Just got on a MTB after many years away from cycling.
    1. Newb
    2. Kingston, NH
    3. 1 bike Dawes Haymaker 1500
    4. Just figuring it out... trails mostly to this point tho
    5. HD sites (I am a Harley salesman) VW sites

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    1. Champaign, IL
    2. I ride a bike if I have more than 10 mins free time. That should tell you something about the kind of rider I consider meself.
    3. I currently have just a Gary Fisher Mako but I plan to upgrade to a rockhopper +$ hardtail soon.
    4. Frequently biking for 1.5 years now.
    5. I actually visit mtbr reviews more than forums but that might change soon.

    Guess that's it 4 now. peace out!

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    yo

    Hi. My name is Kevin.

    1. NorCal
    2. I ride a couple of times a week and want to ride more. Now that I lost my job, I'll be riding all the time!
    3. Don't have a bike right now. That's why I'm here, to explore options. I've had a bunch of bikes and have broke all of them. I ride a Ducati Monster 696.
    4. Biked my entire life, I'm 41 years old.
    5. mtbr

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    GREETINGS!

    1.) DC/MD/VA/Snowshoe
    2.) beginner downhiller
    3.) Don't own a bike yet, hoping to get a used small Transition Syren, if I can find one!
    4.) This is my first season riding.
    5.) women's forum

    Even though I'm just a beginner, this community has already helped me a lot to make great choices in purchasing gear.

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    1.) Where you are from? san diego
    2.) What kind of rider do you consider yourself? commuter /just ride around for fun
    3.) How many bikes you own? hopefully only one soon... older GT talera(and '92 gt mach 1)
    4.) How long have you been riding? 3 years or so
    5.) What forums do you frequent most? here only as far as bikes go.
    im here mostly to learn some tech things about bikes. I would like to make my talera a singlespeed and maybe update it a bit. we'll see where it goes from there...

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    My name is Kelly and I'm from Asheville,NC.
    I started in this sport back in 1993 when I bought a new Giant Rincon.
    I have been riding motorcycles for a few years,but injuries have ended that. I just purchased a '11 Rocky Mountain Altitude 29er and I hope this bike will handle all the local riding will throw at me.

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    Hi I'm Jay from Manila, Philippines
    I'm a weekend xc/trail rider
    I currently own 2 bikes, a GT Zaskar Team carbon, and an Ellsworth Truth
    Been riding since 2009
    I usually lurk around weight weenie, new products, and begginers corner

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    Hello

    Good Morning all.

    I am sadly from LaPorte, IN for now. Trying to get back to Ocala, FL. I lived there for 9 years and family talked me back to Indiana. Live and Learn!!! Hopefully by the end of summer I will have my ducks in a row and get back to Ocala.
    I am a Paramedic. I work on a Critical Care Team for Prompt Ambulance.
    I consider myself a weekend warrior. I haven't had my hands on too many quality bikes yet but I am in the market for sure. Back when I lived in Ocala I found out about the Ocala Mountain Bike Club, went out and bought a cheapo mountain bike. If you guys ever get a chance to check out the park in Ocala do it. Its awesome. I rode it every chance I got. Got pretty decent at it with the lead sled I was riding. I have a long, long history of bike riding. BMX when I was younger, then got into mountain biking after the 18-21 year old bike free slump.
    Well thats about all I can say at the moment. I am looking hard for another bike. I have a 2 month old lil girl that I am dying to take in her little trailer at Potato Creek (campground). When I find what I want and can afford I will be checking all the local trails. I guess there are a lot around here but you have to watch your @$$. So the LCP will be close by! Well, new to the site but am not too much of a newbie. If anyone has any questions feel free.

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    Misc bump so a newb can post

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    Quote Originally Posted by NitrousBIG View Post
    Misc bump so a newb can post
    Bump??
    Nice one, as this thread is a STICKY
    Honestly... ahh I give up

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    1. San Jose, CA
    2.Not a beginner. Ammature I would say; I've been riding on and off for the pure fun of it for the last 15 years.
    3. I have one bike, in transition right now. I had been riding a Jamis Komodo that I put together back in '04, but am now using what I can of it to build up an '07 vintage Cannondale Rush. So many standards have changed in that time. I can't buy many new parts, I have to fish them off E-Bay!
    4. This is the first forum I've stopped by on this site, which I've used countless times to look at reviews for years...Just never looked at the forums.
    5. I check out ducati.ms, and ferrarichat.com religiously. I have an old Ducati, and have my eye on an old 308GTB.

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    Newb from Texas

    Hi all, Kai here from Katy,TX
    Riding bikes since I can remember.
    Raced BMX for a few years till I got a YZ80.
    Bought new Stumpjumper M2FS in 1994, raced and rode it for a couple years and still have it. Has many upgrades.
    Have not ridden it in about 12 years now...Had a couple kids in my practice marriage that changed priorities.
    Ready to start spinning again and getting the bike back up to speed.
    Don't see myself racing through the woods anymore, but would like to get back on the trails and get my fat ass back into some kind of shape besides round.

    I have a question to start off with...

    I have a Judy FSX that has a Risse Racing Gem that has apparently leaked out. I had to rebuild it during my racing spree and it needs it again. Can I still get a rebuild kit for it? If I remember correctly I bumped it up to 3 inches or 75mm...Does this sound right? Forgive me as I've been out of the loop for quite awhile.

    Thanks in advance for any suggestions.

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    1.) Where you are from? (as specific as you care to share)
    Chicago suburbs, go to University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign now
    2.) What kind of rider do you consider yourself? (ex: beginner, weekend warrior, all mtn/trail rider, XC racer, downhiller, singlespeeder, 29er rider, etc...)
    Fixed gear commuting, road biking, and getting into ss 29er MTBing
    3.) How many bikes you own?
    4 at the moment
    4.) How long have you been riding?
    12 years, seriously maybe 6
    5.) What forums do you frequent most? (either here or on other sites)
    xlforum.net
    sportbikes.net


    Looking to start riding the trails down at Kickapoo down at central Illinois

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    1.) Where you are from? Poland! now in orlando
    2.) What kind of rider do you consider yourself? Beginner
    3.) How many bikes you own? one
    4.) How long have you been riding?3 months
    5.) What forums do you frequent most? e46 fanatics
    What do you guys think of my first bike?

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    1.) Where you are from? Oklahoma
    2.) What kind of rider do you consider yourself? Beginner
    3.) How many bikes you own? one
    4.) How long have you been riding? 2 months
    5.) What forums do you frequent most? mtbr, ridemonkey, reddit.com/r/bicycling/

    Hi all just a newbie checking in. I do it mostly for exercise and to entertain my kid. I bought the wrong bike to get started biking again butI've been learning what I need to correct from all the info here. I think I'm headed the right way now.

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    HI, I'm Oak

    1.) Where you are from? Jacksonville, FL born and raised
    2.) What kind of rider do you consider yourself? I'm definitely a beginner, looking to commute and off-road a bit. I enjoyed trails a lot as a kid (no mountains in FL )
    3.) How many bikes you own? Currently, none. I sold my '06 Specialized expedition sport to my mom because it wasn't what I was looking for in a bike. I'm going to check out a few bikes this off craigslist this week.
    4.) How long have you been riding? This will be my first year back riding since 2008.
    5.) What forums do you frequent most? I've been lurking around this site, learning what I want in a bike.

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    1.) Where you are from? Mike from Rochester NY
    2.) What kind of rider do you consider yourself? I like to be pointed downhill
    3.) How many bikes you own? I've owned Cortina DH8,Balfa bb7,Schwinn straight8,Ellsworth speacialist,Kona shonky
    4.) How long have you been riding? Since I was 2
    5.) What forums do you frequent most? Flickr,VWvortex,WFSU forum and Pink bike,Wheel whores.com

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    1.) Where you are from? Houston, TX (originally Milwaukee, WI)
    2.) What kind of rider do you consider yourself? XC
    3.) How many bikes you own? 1 right now... So old it's "retro"... Giant MCM-990
    4.) How long have you been riding? 11 years
    5.) What forums do you frequent most? MTBR

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    Hi, I am Shawn and live in Canada. I just purchased a 2008 Diamondback Response in the spring (my only bike), and hope to learn a lot from this sight. I am a beginner rider who really likes my bike and wants to explore places around the country side. This is the first place I signed up. Thanks,

    -Shawn

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    1.) Where you are from? Mesa, AZ
    2.) What kind of rider do you consider yourself? XC, reborn beginner maybe
    3.) How many bikes you own? 1 currently....GT idrive which is probably ancient by most standards
    4.) How long have you been riding? 13 years but just returned to riding from a 3 year hiatus
    5.) What forums do you frequent most? dog training forums been lurking here a little while and finally decided to sign up

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    Hey guys! Im from Colorado, and Im just trying to get into biking. Dont currently own a bike, but Im looking to get one. I dont really frequent any other forums either. Im mostly just here to find some sage advice and perhaps inspiration when it comes to mountain biking.

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    Newbie and injured

    1.) Where you are from? phoenix az
    2.) What kind of rider do you consider yourself? beginner
    3.) How many bikes you own? 2
    4.) How long have you been riding? 2 yrs
    5.) What forums do you frequent most? none yet!

    besides introducing myself, i'd like to get some advise... about 4 years ago my wife and i bought sturdy entry level schwinns from a bike shop. 2 years later i decide to try racing (beginner lever) and bought a 2003 epic pro. great shape and cheap. soon after however i developed knee issues--bascially my kneep cap was no longer tracking correctly. last dec i had athro w/ lateral release and recovery is taking longer than expected. in fact i may not be able to ride for a year or two.
    question: do i sell it THE EPIC while it still has some resale value, and later by another, or do i keep it?
    thanks!
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    Whats up I'm Werth
    From Auburn AL
    Beginner
    1, Schwinn Mesa
    Few weeks
    Just this one

    Any one know of some sweet trails in the Auburn area? PRESH

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    Guess this kind of thing can only happen in Thailand..........................on the third lap of a four lap race (one lap being 7 km) and this marshal stops me and says they have dicided to make it a three lap race....................DAMN..............I wish someone could have told me that at least one lap ago. How on earth can you change the distance of a race while the race is on. Here's me, pacing myself and ready to cut loose of the 4th and final lap.........................little bit sickening really..................its not like I was one of few who did only three laps, the whole damn field did only three................why on earth did several folks tell me four laps at the beginning and if for whatever reason they changed the distance of the race DURING THE RACE surely they should have let the competitors know .........................living in South East Asia certainly has its moments and this was one of the more memorable ones......................T.I.T................... .this is Thailand.

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    Hello, My name is Scott, and hopefully I can actually post here, because I haven't been able to respond to any threads, or create any in any of the other forums, leaving me wondering just how I am going to get the 5-10 posts that the system keeps telling me I need..

    Joined the forum for general knowledge, I don't have the aspirations of most, I just like to get out and ride with my wife and daughter (age 6) on local bike paths for the together time, and the exercise. Maybe one day (if we get into good enough shape) I'd like to try to tackle some really easy dirt trails together as a family (trying to find a tagalong/half wheeler for our daughter so we can stop renting it!)

    1.) Where you are from? Baltimore, Md. Area
    2.) What kind of rider do you consider yourself? Beginner/Newbie
    3.) How many bikes you own? One, an ancient 1994 Giant ATX860 (yes, my username was a typo, and e-mails to the moderator about it have gone unanswered..), but I like it, and it serves my purposes..
    4.) How long have you been riding? Well, I guess the right answer is I'm just getting back into it..
    5.) What forums do you frequent most? No other Bike Forums at this time..
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    Yeah It Worked!
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    Giant ATX870 (Scott): try posting/asking questions in the area specific VA/MD forum, and families and riding with kids forum. Your wife can post/question in the women's forum. You should build up a few posts quickly.

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    1.) Where you are from? LAS VEGAS
    2.) What kind of rider do you consider yourself? I AM A DESERT CRAWLER, BEEN RIDING OFF BEATEN TRAILS SINCE 2000, I'M INTERESTED IN GETTING STARTED IN DOWNHILL RACING. do they have that for girls?

    3.) How many bikes you own? 1 working on getting #2
    4.) How long have you been riding? 12 YEARS
    5.) What forums do you frequent most? NONE



    Hey there all,
    I've been riding in the desert solo, getting lost, doing some gnarly things on a a few well loved bikes since 2000. I want to learn more and hook up with some riders. I'm not a tecchie and I don't know the working parts of my bike, either, but I'm fast and ready to ride some crazy trails. This is me stepping into the bike community, way overdo. Just would like to make some friends for chatting/learning/riding.
    I live in Las Vegas by Bootleg Canyon. Meet me up!

    I am really desperate to get into this community, and would LOVE to meet anyone with a similar passion for this sport to talk to. THANKS !!!

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    Welcome Sabgirl! Just joined myself. Check into the women's forum. check out NV state specific forum. Google Trek Dirt Series.

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    thank you so much! will do!

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    1.) Where you are from? (as specific as you care to share)
    2.) What kind of rider do you consider yourself? (ex: beginner, weekend warrior, all mtn/trail rider, XC racer, downhiller, singlespeeder, 29er rider, etc...)
    3.) How many bikes you own?
    4.) How long have you been riding?
    5.) What forums do you frequent most? (either here or on other sites)

    Hey, im new.
    From Kankakee, Illinois,
    RIding a Gary Fisher 29er Mamba
    I own this and still have a bmx freestyle bike.
    Been riding MTB for about 3 months now.
    This is the only forum I frequent.

    I bmxed for about 10 years on a very regular basis, mostly park and street. Basically quit for a while, got married fat and lazy and still had a desire to ride all the time just not my tiny bmx bike griding and doing tricks, just felt like cruising through the woods.

    Been riding some local trails and multitrack trying to build up some skills and recently started riding the very well mantained singletrack up north a bit, and I love it to death. Kind of wish I would have spent a bit more on my bike but oh well,I probably would have no matter what I spent. Definately a lot of fun and pretty laid back.

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    Hey guys,

    My name's Chuck, just graduated college from the University of Pittsburgh

    1.) Originally from Irwin, PA (Pittsburgh Area)
    2.) I do a little bit of everything (all mountain, road, and trying to get into some downhill)
    3.) 1 mountain bike
    4.) Off and on for about 6-7 years I suppose, trying to get back into it now since I'm going to have the time
    5.) I'm also really into cars and fabricating techniques, shop talk, etc. you can find me by the same user name at bimmerforums.com, garagejournal.com, and allmetalshaping.com

    can't post pics yet, but i originally bought my bike a couple years ago. it hasn't seen much use on account of school and everything else, but im glad that time is finally starting to come back around. its a 2003 jamis dakar xlt 1.0. certainly not cutting edge by any means but it gets me around.

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    Hey all first post here

    I'm currently in SoCal

    Beginning mountain biker

    I own an old BMX and I'm buying an entry level MTB this week

    Been riding BMX since I was a kid although I haven't rode for a couple years now

    I don't frequent too many forums but this one is a wealth of info.

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    I'm Larry
    I currently ride an 09 GT Outpost Disc.
    I live in North Jersey
    Just trying to get back into MTB after a 12 year break
    Gonna turn my Outpost into an Urban type bike and get my old GT back into shape for trail/mild downhill... maybe more.

    That's all.

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    Hello

    1.) Where you are from? NW Arkansas
    2.) What kind of rider do you consider yourself? Beginner XC Trail Rider
    3.) How many bikes you own? 1 Cobia
    4.) How long have you been riding? Few Months
    5.) What forums do you frequent most? MTBR, Singltracks

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    What's up I'm new to the forum so I thought I'd introduce myself, I joined to learn more about bikes and the sport in general, I'm looking forward to being a part of this forum

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    Oh yeah and I'm from Troy Alabama, I'm new to the sport,(less than a year) but I've had the opportunity to ride in some of the best places ( fruit Colorado, Moab Utah, Ashland Oregon, and I'll get to ride in Zion in less than a month) thanks to a trip I made with two of my friends this summer to work at a guest ranch in etna California , I love fast singletrack, I live in the woods in Alabama but the desert was definitely a welcomed change to my biking experience, It doesn't matter where I am if I'm on my bike and there are hills I'm happy

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    Hi from the old country

    Hi I'm Steve, Recently got back into riding after quite a layoff. Decision was mostly made because of my lack of fitness and inability to see my feet.


    1.) Where you are from? Northampton UK
    2.) What kind of rider do you consider yourself? (ex: beginner, weekend warrior, all mtn/trail rider, XC racer, downhiller, singlespeeder, 29er rider, etc...) No section for decrepit.
    3.) How many bikes you own? 3 all Cannondale 2 Badboys 1 SuperV
    4.) How long have you been riding? 42 years on 2 wheels of one sort or another
    5.) What forums do you frequent most? Many varied.


    Love the site, lots of info to soak up, thanks guys.

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    1.) Where you are from? The Netherlands
    2.) What kind of rider do you consider yourself? XC Trail/fitness newb
    3.) How many bikes you own? 1 Sunn Revolt
    4.) How long have you been riding? Few Months, or all my life, depending on definitions
    5.) What forums do you frequent most? MTBR

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    1.) Where you are from? Southwest Virginia
    2.) What kind of rider do you consider yourself? Beginner
    3.) How many bikes you own? 1 Dawes Haymaker 1500
    4.) How long have you been riding? Just starting mountain biking. Riding bikes my whole life
    5.) What forums do you frequent most? mreinfo

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    ... and if we just ...

    1.) Where you are from? Central Florida
    2.) What kind of rider do you consider yourself? Not sure, xc/all mountain/trail/single track, I'm a ballzy sob... One day I will do some dh/freeride.
    3.) How many bikes you own?2- Triax salvaged from a dumpster, which my buddies ride, and 1998 Specialized Rockhopper Comp 17" 2.35 nevegals
    4.) How long have you been riding? May 2011
    5.) What forums do you frequent most? My first mtb forum

    I am a custom knifemaker from Central Florida. I build custom tactical folding knives using stte of the art materials, some of which I see frequently on bikes, titanium and carbon fiber.

    I just started riding bicycles, rode dirtbikes and four-wheelers habitually a decade ago. I can't resist hitting the black, double black, and double red diamond tracks, but most at home on the semi-technical black diamonds with plenty of climbs, drops, and switchbacks. I have already benefitted immensely from this site and I thank all of you for taking the time to share your knowledge for all us newbies to learn. I look forward sharing my own experiences.

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    Howdy

    64 yr old from Santa Rosa, Ca - one hour north of San Francisco Bay

    Ride as often as possible - Annadel State Park is almost next door

    been riding seriously since around 05

    consider myself an intermediate in the slow and old catagory

    have a couple hardtails ( Raliegh and a Stumpy) but the GF Hi Fi 29r gets the nod every time

    I've only frequented the shock forum (yesterday) in an effort to learn if the valve stem housing can be unscrewed and replaced in an older Fox RP2

    still in the construction trades and a fly fishing guide here in Norcal for winter steel head and rainbows in Bristol Bay, Alaska

    So where do I post the next four posts in order to ask my first Q officially?

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    1.) Where you are from? McCalla, AL
    2.) What kind of rider do you consider yourself? Beginner, Fitness, XC, Future 29er
    3.) How many bikes you own? Hard Rock Sport (GF HiFi in near future)
    4.) How long have you been riding? Since I was 5 or about a year
    5.) What forums do you frequent most? MTBR

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    New question here. Hi, and looking for help with hub logo

    Hi folks,
    came here to find some info but before I can start a thread I need to make 5 posts. Here goes one :-) I've been riding bikes all my life, got my first decent bike in the late 70s and still ride it today. Used to commute, ran a small bike business (garage store) while in grad school. Got into tandems when I got tired waiting at top of hills and my wife got tired of expecting to find me just beyond the next turn. We have toured togther on singles and tandem. Tents are history for my wife, she now wants to goon canned tours... a tandem tour of Italy with Santana fell through...

    Last weekend I trued up a wheel that I laced up quite a few years ago. It has a hub I can't identify. Is anyone able to identify the logo on this hub? It has a sealed bearing on the non-FW side at least. I attached 2 pics of the logo

    Best regards,
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    Hey guys!

    Very happy to find THE forum about mtn bikes, so here is my presentation

    1.) I'm from Quebec city, Canada
    2.) I don't know wich type could describe me as a cyclist! I mostly ride in the summer, the other time of the year is spent doing other sports; I only do small trails for the moment.
    3.) I have one bike for the moment (Not enough, I know), not related to mountain biking but this is the reason I came here (want to start). It's a giant cypress sx (see profile for mechs)
    4.) Since my legs were born.
    5.) This is my very first moutain bike forum yo !

    Wanted to post a picture of my bike, but I can't... so yeah... hope to have a good time on this board!

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    Help from northern San Francisco

    Have been using MTBR for ages but have never posted and just walked into my garage and found out that my two beloved bikes (a year old Ellsworth Epiphany and 3 year old Specialized tarmac) were stolen. Would love any suggestions on trying to recover them. We have a great community of riders in norcal and I am a faithful rider of tamarancho and tahoe but I need 5 posts to be able to post this there. The Ellsworth is unique because of the red anodized parts and I have included a picture below. I am going to check Craigslist constantly but would love any feedback or ideas that you might have!
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    1.) Where you are from? (Buffalo, NY ...sooon to be Rock Hill, SC)
    2.) What kind of rider do you consider yourself? (urban, weekend warrior, mtn/trail rider)
    3.) How many bikes you own? ( 1 Hardtail 09 DiamondBack Response Sport)
    4.) How long have you been riding? (Just started getting into it)
    5.) What forums do you frequent most? (Only the best.....this one)

    Decided to get serious into the mtb scene since I can't dirtbike anymore. I'm kinda new too the sport and used this site to gain info. and learn from people's experiences. Little did I know this hobby is hard on the wallet, I just bought a camelback hydration pack today and a GoPro 4 days ago Anyways it keeps me in shape, get to meet new people, and see new places, what more can you ask for. Hopefully hit some real trails soon down on SC, but pce everyone.

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    My name is Pooch.
    Iím from So. Cal. - Anaheim.
    All mtn / trail but riding single track brings the biggest grins.
    4 bikes: hybrid, Trek 3 road, Yeti 575 and just completed a build of a Niner Air9.
    Been riding MTB about 8 yrs; biking since a kid.
    Mostly Passion, SoCal and General forums.

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    1.) Where you are from? (as specific as you care to share)
    2.) What kind of rider do you consider yourself? (ex: beginner, weekend warrior, all mtn/trail rider, XC racer, downhiller, singlespeeder, 29er rider, etc...)
    3.) How many bikes you own?
    4.) How long have you been riding?
    5.) What forums do you frequent most? (either here or on other sites)

    1. Lakeland, FL
    2. Trail/XC
    3. I have one friend who has one old Rockhopper.
    4. 3 months.
    5. 29er,General and Beer


    I just started and have tons of questions. I would love to build my own bike, but haven't done that since the early 2000s with a BMX bike.

    I love beer, probably a little too much love. But get me started talking about it and it will never stop.

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    1.) Where you are from? (as specific as you care to share) Chicago, Southside!
    2.) What kind of rider do you consider yourself? (ex: beginner, weekend warrior, all mtn/trail rider, XC racer, downhiller, singlespeeder, 29er rider, etc...) semi-beginner
    3.) How many bikes you own? 1 (Diamondback Topanga)
    4.) How long have you been riding? bicycles since I was about 6, but MTB about a year or so
    5.) What forums do you frequent most? (either here or on other sites) This is my first MTB forum, but I frequent JeepForum.com as well.

    Looking forward to meeting some cool people and learning a lot. From the info I've found so far, this looks like a good place to be!

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    Hello from newbie

    Hello to all, I have joined this forum to get some info and and see what is going on in the bike world. To start I will say I am 51 years old living in North Florida and in good shape, not outstanding shape. I love the outdoors and try to get in as much of it as I can. I am here because I just bought my son a Jamis road bike for his 13th birthday. I have a old Schwinn MTB that I ride and have been thinking of getting a new bike to ride with my son. I am looking for help from the bike world on what would be the best bike for me. I am looking for something I can ride with my son on the road but also get into the woods and trails. I have been thinking about a 29er with a spare set of road wheels. What are your suggestions? As I said at the start HELLO to all and will be interested to see what you think. Jack

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    from - AR/OK border

    rider type - recreational, getting into more for fitness now

    bikes - older (04) Spec. P-1, My son has a Spec. Rockhopper I ride at times, but I like the SS.

    how long? gee, I can't remember a time I didn't have a bike - even in the Army overseas. but I'm new to riding for a reason other than just going to a trail with my son and some friends.

    forums? jeep forums, samurai forums, canoe forums, BCUSA, and some work related ones

    looking for? just to watch and learn some I guess. I'm just a basic mid-40's guy with some weight to lose and it's too hot now in the summer (110 yesterday) to do much more than ride my P1. I never get tired of the freedom of the bike and my son and I enjoy hitting some MTB trails and we ride our dirt bikes a lot too.

    the 'clyde' success stories thread came up on a google search..led me here.
    I rode a few miles yesterday when I got home from work - and got in a short workout after...
    mostly from the motivation in that thread I mentioned.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rkleinhenz View Post
    Hi folks,
    came here to find some info but before I can start a thread I need to make 5 posts. Here goes one :-) I've been riding bikes all my life, got my first decent bike in the late 70s and still ride it today. Used to commute, ran a small bike business (garage store) while in grad school. Got into tandems when I got tired waiting at top of hills and my wife got tired of expecting to find me just beyond the next turn. We have toured togther on singles and tandem. Tents are history for my wife, she now wants to goon canned tours... a tandem tour of Italy with Santana fell through...

    Last weekend I trued up a wheel that I laced up quite a few years ago. It has a hub I can't identify. Is anyone able to identify the logo on this hub? It has a sealed bearing on the non-FW side at least. I attached 2 pics of the logo

    Best regards,
    Rich
    Moderator, is there any chance you could move this to the Wheels and Tires forum?
    TIA Rich

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    Great thread

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    I'm a Brit living in Munich, Germany

    Been riding mtbs since my mid 30s, now very middle-aged. Wish I'd started much earlier

    2 bikes--Cube AMS Pro 125, Cannondale Jekyll with Lefty (hardly used)

    Do most of my riding in the German pre-Alps

    At the beginning of the year, I was very middle-aged, very overweight, recently diagnosed with depression and could hardly climb out of bed.

    Next month (August), I'll be mountain biking over the Alps covering 288 miles and climbing nearly 35,000 feet in 6 days. It's a personal challenge and for a good cause!

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    ... and if we just ... newbie

    hi,u.k rider w.yorks
    been riding since 76
    about ten bikes from 92 tufftrax elite to nomad mk1
    ex racer ride freeride downhill uphill round the bend
    will post some pics later
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    Quote Originally Posted by middleagedmaninlycra View Post
    I'm a Brit living in Munich, Germany

    Been riding mtbs since my mid 30s, now very middle-aged. Wish I'd started much earlier

    2 bikes--Cube AMS Pro 125, Cannondale Jekyll with Lefty (hardly used)

    Do most of my riding in the German pre-Alps

    At the beginning of the year, I was very middle-aged, very overweight, recently diagnosed with depression and could hardly climb out of bed.

    Next month (August), I'll be mountain biking over the Alps covering 288 miles and climbing nearly 35,000 feet in 6 days. It's a personal challenge and for a good cause!
    Good luck to ya! That's a lot of feet/day!!! And remember middle-aged is temporary - you'll get over it :-)
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    1.) Where you are from? Truckee, Ca
    2.) What kind of rider do you consider yourself? All Mountain/ XC
    3.) How many bikes you own? for now just one KHS 604 XC.....looking to upgrade
    4.) How long have you been riding?11 or so years
    5.) What forums do you frequent most? New to here...spend time on PinkBikes.com and a snowboard forum EasyLoungin.com.

    Grew up in the PNW ( Pacific Northwest) now live in Cali. Looking to learn about other great rides through out the US.

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    Hi everyone first post here, saying hi and my names Ben!

    1.) Where you are from? Athens Greece not Georgia...
    2.) What kind of rider do you consider yourself? Dont know yet, haven't been on a bike for 15 years, i'm 31 now and want to start riding again,maybe its my first mid life crisis, i've been listening to a lot of Megadeth recently too... coincidence?
    3.) How many bikes you own? One rusty old Dyno Slammer, looks like a lego bike next to me now ,i'm 6'7/225lbs and looking for a big hardtail, this forum has been very helpful but i cant get most of the big custom bikes mentioned, in Greece, also couldnt afford one, the "mainstream" dealers here dont import anything in my size either and i can't order a TREK or Specialized bike (who make XXL sizes) from elsewhere in europe as they're not allowed to export retail...so i need some help,used frame from the states maybe???
    4.) How long have you been riding? ...
    5.) What forums do you frequent most? This is my first


    Thanx!

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    New to the Forum

    Hello All,

    I'm new to the forum and thought I would introduce myself. I live in Alaska and just go into Moutain biking, I'm not sure what my passion will be yet but i just enjoy riding.

    I have a 2002 Cannondale SuperV 500, my first Full suspension bike and I'm still loving it.

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    New to forum

    I just started riding again about a month ago for general fitness and fun. I've been living in the Charlotte, NC area for about 9 years. I picked up a '99 Cannondale F1000 hardtail from a friend and it's great. I had my first good wreck yesterday and destroyed the air/oil damper in the Fatty SL headshok. Iíll be posting more soon looking for advice on a replacement strategy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cartterb View Post
    Have been using MTBR for ages but have never posted and just walked into my garage and found out that my two beloved bikes (a year old Ellsworth Epiphany and 3 year old Specialized tarmac) were stolen. Would love any suggestions on trying to recover them. We have a great community of riders in norcal and I am a faithful rider of tamarancho and tahoe but I need 5 posts to be able to post this there. The Ellsworth is unique because of the red anodized parts and I have included a picture below. I am going to check Craigslist constantly but would love any feedback or ideas that you might have!
    Sorry to hear that this happened to you. Try filing a police report and include pictures, serial numbers, and identifying marks if possible. I've heard of folks finding their stuff at pawn shops but not being able to get it back because they didn't provide identifying marks when filing the police report. Best of luck.

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    1.)So Cal, San Gabriel Valley

    2.)All kinds. Long Distance is what appeals to me. Road and dirt.

    3.) Who's counting? Main rides are a Salsa Fargo Ti, Salsa Mukluk and Kogswell 650b (road)

    4.) Since I was a kid, but regularly for the past 5 years.

    5.) Bikepacking.net/ADVrider.com

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    Hi the name's Terry,

    Started getting into mtb back in 1997, me and my bro would buy every mag that came out every month and read those things to pieces.
    Finally got ourselves a pair of muni-mulas and shredded those into oblivion. Mine snapped after a failed attempt at a blunt on a park bench.
    That was the only mtb i owned, but i'm getting back into the game now, feel like getting lost out there in the woods on a trusted steed again.

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    Jesus, I just found this kona catalog on konaretro.com, i used to go to sleep cradling this catalog in my arms. The nostalgia, it burns.
    I can't post pics because of this lame post count, but here's the link. Fight the power
    konaretro.com/articles/catalogues/1997/97Page18.jpg

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    Back Home

    Hello MTBR Members,
    I'm not a new member to the site, but I've been away for a while. I'm back in the States now, and looking forward to riding here again. I have some 29er parts for sale, so if you need some wheels and other bits check out the other components area, thanks. I hope everyone is having a good summer and getting out for some good rides.

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    Hi Everyone,

    Have been looking at the forum and wanted to join.


    1.) Currently live in San Diego

    2.) I'm a mountain biker since 1983. Started riding in Humboldt Co. in college.

    3.) How many bikes you own? 12. The first one which was just wrecked, was a Diamond Back Apex XT with the smoked paint job. Someone tied it on to a trailer incorrectly and my bike and my sons Specialized Hot Rock were run over! I recently got a Trek Rumblefish 2.

    4.) How long have you been riding? Started riding at 5 in 1970 in the banked flood sewers of San Pedro! You do the math....

    5.) What forums do you frequent most? 1. BigWatersEdge/San Diego Kayak Fishing Forum and 2. Car forums/Chevelles/F150/Mustangs

    6.) Co-owner of Lost Spirit Distillery in Monterey CA. Makers of fine Rum and Whiskey!

    7.) Have 2 black labs who feel that pulling me around on any bike is their full right and pitch a complete fit if they see me leave without them.

    Cheer

    Steve
    Rumblefish or Hobie Pro Angler

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    Quote Originally Posted by beenhesp View Post
    Jesus, I just found this kona catalog on konaretro.com, i used to go to sleep cradling this catalog in my arms. The nostalgia, it burns.
    I can't post pics because of this lame post count, but here's the link. Fight the power
    konaretro.com/articles/catalogues/1997/97Page18.jpg
    Copy them into your photo area and link them to the thread.

    Cheers
    Rumblefish or Hobie Pro Angler

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    Quote Originally Posted by beenhesp View Post
    I can't post pics because of this lame post count, but here's the link. Fight the power
    konaretro.com/articles/catalogues/1997/97Page18.jpg
    I also wish they didn't take the wind out of the sails of new members like you and me... sigh...
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    Quote Originally Posted by rkleinhenz View Post
    Hi folks,
    came here to find some info but before I can start a thread I need to make 5 posts. Here goes one :-) I've been riding bikes all my life, got my first decent bike in the late 70s and still ride it today. Used to commute, ran a small bike business (garage store) while in grad school. Got into tandems when I got tired waiting at top of hills and my wife got tired of expecting to find me just beyond the next turn. We have toured togther on singles and tandem. Tents are history for my wife, she now wants to goon canned tours... a tandem tour of Italy with Santana fell through...Best regards,
    Rich
    Forgot to mention my bike! The mountain bike I ride is a Canondale F700 hard tail from the mid 90s
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    Checking in from Pittsburgh

    Been lurking for a while now (even before I registered) and figured I'd introduce myself. I recently quit smoking and decided to get myself in shape (I just turned 40), but because of an injury to my heel a while back I can't jog.

    Anyway, that's what led me to mountain biking. I read and read and searched, read some more, googled, read a bunch more, and googled again. Also made a couple trips to the LBS (Specialized dealer). After about a month of this, and a serious case of information overload, I ended up buying a Motobecane 700 HT.

    Went on my third ride on it this evening. Like I told a couple of my buddies - wanna see how out of shape you are? Hope on a bike, find a .00025% grade and pedal it for about 100 feet. Holy cow!! (ya, I'm exaggerating, but not as much as I'd like!)

    I'm pleased with the bike, although I think I may have gone one size too large. Based on the tons of information I found, I figured the 21" would be the best fit. But that top tube and my prized parts are awful cozy! OTOH, riding the bike and being in the saddle feels perfect and is very comfortable.

    I'd post a pic, but I obviously don't have the post count yet (and besides, I imagine most of you know what the 700 HT looks like).

    Sooooo, nice to meet all of ya!

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    Hey everyone, my name is Ed, from Delaware.
    Looking to get into some Mtn. Biking.

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    1.) Where you are from? (as specific as you care to share)
    Lived in SF/Davis CA for many years, now moving from Michigan to Portland, OR

    2.) What kind of rider do you consider yourself? (ex: beginner, weekend warrior, all mtn/trail rider, XC racer, downhiller, singlespeeder, 29er rider, etc...)
    XC racer / recent singlespeed convert

    3.) How many bikes you own?
    4 right now

    4.) How long have you been riding?
    mountain biking since 1989

    5.) What forums do you frequent most? (either here or on other sites)
    This is my first post

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    Greetings from Mexico

    Hey everyone.

    My name is Mario. I'm from Queretaro, Mexico.
    I started riding MTB since 1994, I've rode bikes since I was 5.
    I'm basically a weekend warrior. No time to ride during the week
    I ride trails, up and down, singletrack and everything in between.
    I currently own 2 bikes: 1996 Rocky Mountain Hammer Race and 2009 Specialized FSR XC Comp.
    I started riding again last year after an 8 year break and really happy about it.

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    Spankin New

    Hey everybody:

    1.) From Austin Texas

    2.) I am a weekend warrior I guess and I qualify as a 29er too. I try to ride at least once a week.

    3.) I own one bike: 2010 Hardrock Sport Disc 29er

    4.) I have been riding bikes since the mid 80s when I was into the bmx scene, GT Pro Series ahhh yeahhh. Those were the days. Riding around the local neighborhood trails with the other kids who had mongooses, blue maxes, skyways, etc. jumpin every curb on every driveway... Our neighborhood was really into it for some reason. But as far as mtb riding, I bought this cheap Roland at a pawn shop back in '96 that I rode around for a while. Then in 2005 I bought a Hardrock Sport and rode that thing off and on, pretty fun. Sold it because it was just sitting around and I was not using it. I had also broke one of my clavicles too (on the Roland actually....) and I guess I laid off riding for a while. But, just upgraded to the 29er so it's time to ride again.

    5.) I don't really do the online forum thing much. In fact, I will probably make a few posts here and there and then might not ever do it again. I hope not though. Forums are cool. Lots of good info that can be gained.

    If anyone wants to ride the greenbelt or any other local trails let me know. I recently discovered Slaughter Trail down south, pretty sweet.

    Tried to post a link of my ride by did not meet the 10 post requirement...
    Chris

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    Former beginner looking to begin again!

    1.) Where you are from? St. Louis, MO
    2.) What kind of rider do you consider yourself? Beginner...again.
    3.) How many bikes you own? Zero! Currently looking for one.
    4.) How long have you been riding? Rode for a while in High School in college, then gave it up for a while. Looking to get back into it.
    5.) What forums do you frequent most? I used to be in all sorts of forums for different things. Anymore though I just read other peoples posts when looking for advice.

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