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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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    That was supposed to be fruita colorado

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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
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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

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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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