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    No, I still have that copy of Windows 8. It just has issues with activation. That guy sent me a copy of Windows 8, no money given to me. Why would I get a free network adapter? I didn't ask for one.
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    the guy said he sent you the $40 via paypal because he thought there may be issues activating a foreign copy of the software!

    from your thread:

    "Just to clarify things here, I enabled kona to purchase Win 8 by forwarding him the funds via Paypal to download the $40 discounted version from Microsoft... hence his key would be legitimate and there should be no issue with contacting MS support to have it re-activated over the phone.

    The reason I did it this way rather than purchase a copy here in Oz and send it to him was/is because of the regional differences, and that he may have had issues activating a product key that was assigned to a different region. Well that's what the lady at MS told me, so I opted for the 'download a copy in his own region' method to avoid any potential installation/activation hiccups."

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    The only thing I've learned from skimming this thread is:

    Kona is massive, not only in his trolling abilities, but in his girth as well.

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    the guy said he sent you the $40 via paypal because he thought there may be issues activating a foreign copy of the software!
    No I didn't spend the money on anything else. I used the money he gave me and bought a copy of Windows 8. I then got an email from Microsoft with a COA code and a link to download a copy of Windows 8.

    Kona is massive, not only in his trolling abilities, but in his girth as well.
    I'm not a troll, nor do I need to be made fun of.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NicoleB View Post
    I dont even feel the weight much because traction makes up for it.
    But you don't ride with a box of donuts in your hand either.

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    Hey kona you should sign up for this show. You could be the one that lives of stuff that you get off the forums.

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    One size too big?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kona0197 View Post
    I'm not a troll, nor do I need to be made fun of.
    Then you're an idiot and yes you do.

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    LOL , the more i read Konas posts and threads the more i believe he is a genius and he has made an art form of taking the piss over the years, i mean you couldnt make this **** up, Kona has successfully puled the wool over every bodies eyes and is sitting back laughing at just how stupid people really are.

    I actually dont mind Kona, i think he provides great value and humour to the forum and he seems like a decent bloke/alter ego, congrats Kona, you win the title of the biggest piss taker on MTBR lol, and i seriously respect that lol.
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    I hear ya Tone's, and hope all is well with you, but there's a difference between stupidity and kindness. If there is karma he's gonna get it in the end. It's not just mtbr, he's international, just google "Kona0197 help" and there's pages of sh@t to back up everyone's claims.
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    Quote Originally Posted by theMeat View Post
    I hear ya Tone's, and hope all is well with you, but there's a difference between stupidity and kindness. If there is karma he's gonna get it in the end. It's not just mtbr, he's international, just google "Kona0197 help" and there's pages of sh@t to back up everyone's claims.
    Bwahahaha buddy, funny stuff i hope your well mate, but this is what i mean, just how silly is he if he is on multiple forums getting all this free stuff?
    Maybe the people giving it to him are the silly ones (no offence to the peeps that have shown great kindness in donating him bikes and parts)
    I really dont know what to think, but as i said one couldnt make this stuff up, its priceless lol, i just dont know what to think.
    No offence intended to you Kona if you are actually legit.
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    Such love around here....

    Kona just ride the damn bike and enjoy it. Work on your health and the ride will get better in time. When you feel tired, keep going and push on.
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    One size too big?

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    Hey kona you should sign up for this show. You could be the one that lives of stuff that you get off the forums.

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    I don't know, Tone's... He certainly hasn't pulled any wool over my eyes. I don't understand why people keep feeding the troll but at least it makes for some good threads. I guess as long as you put a smiley or winky face at the end if your posts it makes everything just peachy. <-- see

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    just google "Kona0197 help" and there's pages of sh@t to back up everyone's claims.
    If you would bother to investigate those leads you would see a majority of them are simply asking for help with computer related issues or other problems. Only a few are about getting anything from others. And the reason there is so many is because Wincustomize.com, where I have been a member for over a decade, has forums tied in to 5 other forums. So you are getting multiple leads on the same thread.

    You all should feel ashamed. Picking on me just to make yourselves feel better. Do you not have better things to do?
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    First post, in a really odd thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tiretracks View Post
    First post, in a really odd thread.
    Most of Kona's posts are odd. He's a real piece of work.
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    But in a good way, right?
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    Kona, you make me laugh, you make me cry, you make me wonder. You certainly make things interesting around here.

    Just keep riding that bike.
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    A bit too hot for me to ride today. Temps above 70 have a strange effect on me. As for being here, I was thinking about logging out for awhile.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kona0197 View Post
    A bit too hot for me to ride today. Temps above 70 have a strange effect on me. As for being here, I was thinking about logging out for awhile.
    Above 70 degrees is too warm for you?

    Perhaps it's time to migrate back North to your Summer home in Alaska?

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    I've never been to Alaska and never lived more than 3 months outside of Oregon. Temps above 70 give me headaches, dizzy spells, and sometime nose bleeds. It has something to do with my inner ear, yet no Doctor has been able to figure it out completely. I'm also very light sensitive, and sunglasses don't always cut it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kona0197 View Post
    I've never been to Alaska and never lived more than 3 months outside of Oregon. Temps above 70 give me headaches, dizzy spells, and sometime nose bleeds. It has something to do with my inner ear, yet no Doctor has been able to figure it out completely. I'm also very light sensitive, and sunglasses don't always cut it.
    Kona, I think you need to go back to Mars. Earth isn't very good for you, it would seem.

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    Rolls eyes...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kona0197 View Post
    A bit too hot for me to ride today. Temps above 70 have a strange effect on me. As for being here, I was thinking about logging out for awhile.



    Is it cooler in the mornings? Is it possible to ride in the early morning?

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    Yeah. I usually ride in the mornings. Just had errands to run today. Looking to get out tomorrow morning.
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    Kona I thought you were logging off for awhile.
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    I said I was thinking about it. Did you miss that part? And why does it matter?
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    Kona, I like having you around.

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    Kona, your approach to life is ridiculous. This has to be a big joke because no one with a sane mind would behave like you do. I have read through your posts on other sites aside from MTBR and am quite appalled. Either you are king of all trolls or seriously sick in the head; I'm going with the latter.

    Anyone who goes along with this crap is just trying to get a kick out of the stupidity or brain dead themselves. I've seen suckers sending this guy mountain bike parts and computer parts only for him to b*tch about them. I have zero respect for any of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gordon Shumway View Post
    Kona, your approach to life is ridiculous. This has to be a big joke because no one with a sane mind would behave like you do. I have read through your posts on other sites aside from MTBR and am quite appalled. Either you are king of all trolls or seriously sick in the head.
    This is indeed the $64,000 question. I really feel he is revealing his true nature (and not a troll) but you just never know. Or maybe a combination of both.
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    Kona for some reason I picture you ripping up the trails with this attached to your bike.
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    Gordon Shumway I don't appreciate your comments. I am NOT a troll. I never *****ed about the parts that were given to me, in fact I have them right here, installed on the Specialized. Every one of them is accounted for. So bite me.

    I'm not sick in the head, I just suffer from multiple mental issues that no one here cares about, and that's all I will say about it.

    It is a shame you choose to pick on me for the issues I have instead of trying to find out what's wrong and maybe lend some word of encouragement. True colors indeed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kona0197 View Post
    Gordon Shumway I don't appreciate your comments. I am NOT a troll. I never *****ed about the parts that were given to me, in fact I have them right here, installed on the Specialized. Every one of them is accounted for. So bite me.

    I'm not sick in the head, I just suffer from multiple mental issues that no one here cares about, and that's all I will say about it.

    It is a shame you choose to pick on me for the issues I have instead of trying to find out what's wrong and maybe lend some word of encouragement. True colors indeed.




    I'll bite. What is wrong?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gordon Shumway View Post
    Anyone who goes along with this crap is just trying to get a kick out of the stupidity or brain dead themselves. I've seen suckers sending this guy mountain bike parts and computer parts only for him to b*tch about them. I have zero respect for any of it.
    Actually, I like Kona's threads, not because I enjoy mocking Kona's escapades, but because I enjoy reading the posts of folks who lose their minds yelling at Kona, which I have done on a couple occasions myself.

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    The only thing wrong right now if the people here on MTBR who choose to pick on me. Getting kinda of sick of it. Even if I say things that warrant being picked on I still don't need to be picked on to the extent most of you go to. It's ridiculous, and it hurts.
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    Kona, i just want you to know i enjoy your antics around here, i admit im not sure if your legit or a genius piss taker, maybe both lol, but i enjoy your input around here mate, and i do care if youve got a few issues, your not alone, everybody has a bit of baggage, you can PM me any time if your not feeling great and want a chat,
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    Thanks Tone's, I really appreciate it.
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    I think the bike fit looks good as well although the idea trending when I got my bike in the early 2000's was more stand-over room than Kona's bike allows (my guesstimate from looking at the photo). I also think that is/was more important in the maneuvering of more technical trail riding. As using the bike currently for exercise and not heavy trail rides, it should not prove to be an issue.

    The bike may be heavy or just feel heavy. Look at the tires as per rolling resistance and get a tire that better fits the needs and riding surfaces if need be.

    It's nice to see both the genuine encouragement and support by many and you're getting out to ride.

    Kona- if your memory is good, you may just find it too easy to recall riding being more easy when you were a few years younger.
    I do.
    I rode pretty often although I was never in top shape. I'm just now wanting to get back to riding and I know all things physical are going to be more of a chore. It's been nearly 10 years since I was more active and I want to ease into it in a healthy way.

    In any case, dwelling on a good memory that reminds you how much easier it felt or thoughts of an overly heavy bike will just wear you down. Shut that off now and concentrate on the scenery, the pleasant air outside and the fact that you can enjoy an inexpensive form of entertainment that pays health dividends. Think of errands you can run on your bike. Meet and talk to people along the way. Think of your time on the bike as recess. A mental vacation from normal stress.
    Look for excuses to ride and get out for an extra trip from time to time when you feel like something at a local coffee house or smoothie shop. Pack a book or magazine and ride to a park to sit in the sun or shade of a tree and peruse your reading material. If you open your mind to other things, there is no longer room for the other crap !!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kona0197 View Post
    The only thing wrong right now if the people here on MTBR who choose to pick on me. Getting kinda of sick of it. Even if I say things that warrant being picked on I still don't need to be picked on to the extent most of you go to. It's ridiculous, and it hurts.
    Some folks are picking on you, sure. Other folks just lose their cool because they want you to enjoy your bike and get some exercise. I get the impression there's a lot of folks who want to see you beat diabetes.

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    I think the bike fit looks good as well although the idea trending when I got my bike in the early 2000's was more stand-over room than Kona's bike allows (my guesstimate from looking at the photo). I also think that is/was more important in the maneuvering of more technical trail riding. As using the bike currently for exercise and not heavy trail rides, it should not prove to be an issue.

    The bike may be heavy or just feel heavy. Look at the tires as per rolling resistance and get a tire that better fits the needs and riding surfaces if need be.

    It's nice to see both the genuine encouragement and support by many and you're getting out to ride.

    Kona- if your memory is good, you may just find it too easy to recall riding being more easy when you were a few years younger.
    I do.
    I rode pretty often although I was never in top shape. I'm just now wanting to get back to riding and I know all things physical are going to be more of a chore. It's been nearly 10 years since I was more active and I want to ease into it in a healthy way.

    In any case, dwelling on a good memory that reminds you how much easier it felt or thoughts of an overly heavy bike will just wear you down. Shut that off now and concentrate on the scenery, the pleasant air outside and the fact that you can enjoy an inexpensive form of entertainment that pays health dividends. Think of errands you can run on your bike. Meet and talk to people along the way. Think of your time on the bike as recess. A mental vacation from normal stress.
    Look for excuses to ride and get out for an extra trip from time to time when you feel like something at a local coffee house or smoothy shop. Pack a book or magazine and ride to a park to sit in the sun or shade of a tree and peruse your reading material. If you open your mind to other things, there is no longer room for the other crap !!
    First of all, thank you for the kind words, I appreciate it. As for the fit, it rides fine, just pinches me you know where when I straddle the bike. For this reason I think the bike is too big for me, as a 17 inch does not do this, and I have ridden a 17 inch all of my life. The bike is heavy, it has extra gussets everywhere and is built like a tank, with a heavy RockShox fork, and a heavy wheelset. It's fun to ride, and I love getting out, just seems my older rides were much, much lighter. It may all be in my head. Nothing has seemed right lately.

    I get the impression there's a lot of folks who want to see you beat diabetes.
    Count me as one of them. I don't like dealing with needles everyday.
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    No argument on seats and how / where they get our attention ... lol

    If the seat is not an exact of what you had before it could be the seat itself, or if it can be tilted, moved forward or aft, you do have some variables. It still amazes me as to what seemingly unrelated things can have a major impact or effect so it might be worth experimenting.
    As for weight, I'm thinking the Über experienced road biker can feel even slight differences in weight on a light extremely efficient bike.
    As for burly fat tire iron turds, (some mtn bikes) I'm not sure rolling flats and a few moderate inclines will do much in a the way of costing energy just b/c one is a few pounds heavier than another. Definitely going up steeper hills or doing a lot of climbs will take a toll on a bike a few pounds heavier.
    Even if the bike is 6 # heavier (lets say), you are doing yourself a service by getting more exercise for your mile than on the previous bike.
    Why are you out there ... ?
    For the Exercise !!

    I don't belong to a gym but I picture some that go there driving around the lot a few times looking for a good parking spot near the door. Then they go inside and jog around an oval circuit for 45 minutes to exercise... ... after they wasted time trying to save a few precious steps going in the facility.
    Maybe I'm wrong and all vehicles at these places are parked in the back forty leaving all the good spots open.

    It could be the bike feels like a dog because the gearing is different than your other bike was. Something as simple as that makes the bike feel less efficient and the obvious blame goes to the bike rather than different components. The way you describe the frame does make it sound beefier though.

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    I was talking about the top tube hurting me in that place that hurts when I straddle the bike, like when I am at a stop and off the saddle. The saddle itself is fine, no complaints there. The bike is geared differently, I've always had a 21 or 24 speed bike, I've rarely had a 27 speed bike. It climbs really well, has many gear combos to choose from.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kona0197 View Post
    I was talking about the top tube hurting me in that place that hurts when I straddle the bike, like when I am at a stop and off the saddle. The saddle itself is fine, no complaints there. The bike is geared differently, I've always had a 21 or 24 speed bike, I've rarely had a 27 speed bike. It climbs really well, has many gear combos to choose from.
    Okay, gotcha.
    I figured in that sense, it is too big picturing you standing over the tube from your photo, just wasn't thinking about how often or practical of problem it actually would be.

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    One size too big?

    Kona, it looks like you were working the mtbr night shift last night. Did you really say the bike was too heavy because of the gussets or was that just a result of posting on too much caffeine and no sleep?

    What is the specialized bike you talked about above? I thought the recent lot of parts were going to a friend's bike. The way you post was written it sounds like you have two bikes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by heyyall View Post
    Kona, it looks like you were working the mtbr night shift last night. Did you really say the bike was too heavy because of the gussets or was that just a result of posting on too much caffeine and no sleep?

    What is the specialized bike you talked about above? I thought the recent lot of parts were going to a friend's bike. The way you post was written it sounds like you have two bikes.
    Kona I'm with you on the gusset debate. I once weighed my bike with all the gussets. And then removed all the gussets and weighed it again. The weight penalty for gussets was huge. So when I put the frame back together I left the gussets off. My frame is now as light as a feather but a bit flexy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kona0197 View Post
    The only thing wrong right now if the people here on MTBR who choose to pick on me. Getting kinda of sick of it. Even if I say things that warrant being picked on I still don't need to be picked on to the extent most of you go to. It's ridiculous, and it hurts.


    Target of opportunity. If you don't present yourself as a target there is no opportunity, you know what I mean? I don't know what the back story is and I'm pretty sure I don't want to know, just stop presenting yourself as a target. Works on forums and in meatspace too. If your bike hurts you when you stand over it, quit standing over it. Their great for pedaling, not so much as a stool.

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    Hey Kona, I couldn't care less about your mental issues or your constant complaints about your bike that you ride on flat trails/paths. This will be the last time I acknowledge your existence because I come to this site for fun, not to be a counselor or donator. You are a leach on society and I have no issues pointing this out after reading you posts on this site along with the other sites you cry on. As far as you other guys who like Kona's ridiculous posts, get a life. Flame suit on. Quite barfing on these forums, Kona. Go ride your bike and shut the f*ck up!

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    Kona makes trolling so much easier - hence the fanatical following he gets. Then he always manages to attract a few new suckers through his great piss taking capabilitirs. You are a genius Kona!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gordon Shumway View Post
    As far as you other guys who like Kona's ridiculous posts, get a life. Flame suit on.
    Sorry, my life only matters when people who think they have a life lose their mind ranting at fictional personas on the interwebs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slow Danger View Post
    Sorry, my life only matters when people who think they have a life lose their mind ranting at fictional personas on the interwebs.
    Good one buddy. You're right, I don't have a life. You seem to be a hotshot around here with some of your posts, arrogance is not a good attribute to have throughout life.

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    What is the specialized bike you talked about above? I thought the recent lot of parts were going to a friend's bike. The way you post was written it sounds like you have two bikes.
    I ride a '03 Specialized Hardrock. I have pictures of it here in this thread. All of the parts that were donatoed are hung on this frame except one tire, I ga\ve that to a friend that needed it.

    Kona I'm with you on the gusset debate. I once weighed my bike with all the gussets. And then removed all the gussets and weighed it again. The weight penalty for gussets was huge. So when I put the frame back together I left the gussets off. My frame is now as light as a feather but a bit flexy.
    Thanks for the laugh DJ. Compared to my last bike this one is overbuilt, but I see what you are saying.

    Target of opportunity. If you don't present yourself as a target there is no opportunity, you know what I mean?
    Got it, thank you. Still, people do not have to be so mean.

    You are a leach on society and I have no issues pointing this out after reading you posts on this site along with the other sites you cry on. As far as you other guys who like Kona's ridiculous posts, get a life.
    Whatever. I actually pity you. You must be going through a rough patch in life right now. You never bothered to get to know me before you judge me. You just base you thoughts on everything you read on the internet. Because everything on the internet is true right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kona0197 View Post
    I ride a '03 Specialized Hardrock. I have pictures of it herein this thread. All of the parts that were donatoed are hung on this frame except one tire, I ga\ve that to a friend that needed it.



    Thanks for the laugh DJ. Compared to my last bike this one is overbuilt, but I see what you are saying.



    Got it, thank you. Still, people do not have to be so mean.



    Whatever. I actually pity you. You must be going through a rough patch in life right now. You never bothered to get to know me before you judge me. You just base you thoughts on everything you read on the internet. Because everything on the internet is true right?

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    Kona, did you forget about the negative rep you left me first? That was my response to it, b*tch tits.

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    I left you the negative rep because of the remarks you made towards me, and you deserved it. I don't give negative rep often. Thought you said you were never gonna talk to me again? Perhaps I should edit my ignore list.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kona0197 View Post
    I ride a '03 Specialized Hardrock. I have pictures of it here in this thread. All of the parts that were donatoed are hung on this frame except one tire, I ga\ve that to a friend that needed it.



    Thanks for the laugh DJ. Compared to my last bike this one is overbuilt, but I see what you are saying.



    Got it, thank you. Still, people do not have to be so mean.



    Whatever. I actually pity you. You must be going through a rough patch in life right now. You never bothered to get to know me before you judge me. You just base you thoughts on everything you read on the internet. Because everything on the internet is true right?

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    And the cycle perpetuates itself. I think I'm beginning to see a trend. Good luck with your fight to get fit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tiretracks View Post
    And the cycle perpetuates itself. I think I'm beginning to see a trend. Good luck with your fight to get fit.
    Yeah, its unrelentingly consistent.
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    I don't understand. What cycle are you talking about?

    I'm out to ride.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kona0197 View Post
    I was talking about the top tube hurting me in that place that hurts when I straddle the bike, like when I am at a stop and off the saddle. The saddle itself is fine, no complaints there. The bike is geared differently, I've always had a 21 or 24 speed bike, I've rarely had a 27 speed bike. It climbs really well, has many gear combos to choose from.
    Dont worry about the top tube touching your balls when your stationary, imo it doesnt matter, when was the last time you stacked and took out your package on the top tube? ive never done it, its not like your pulling DJ tricks are you?
    Just ride and enjoy bro, everybodies feet should only just be touching the ground if they are on their saddle and its the correct height, the bike looks fine, make the best of it until one day you might come accross another frame, but the bike looks a sweet size for you imo, its better having a size to big than a size to small imo, cheers
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kona0197 View Post
    I was talking about the top tube hurting me in that place that hurts when I straddle the bike, like when I am at a stop and off the saddle. The saddle itself is fine, no complaints there. The bike is geared differently, I've always had a 21 or 24 speed bike, I've rarely had a 27 speed bike. It climbs really well, has many gear combos to choose from.
    Suck it up and deal with the lack of standover height. For those of us who're short it's a luxury that we often don't have...so no sympathy. Adapt to the bike and ride it till you can manage to wrangle a smaller frame.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gordon Shumway View Post
    Good one buddy. You're right, I don't have a life. You seem to be a hotshot around here with some of your posts, arrogance is not a good attribute to have throughout life.
    Gordon, it's just having a bit of fun with the online medium. Didn't intend for it to be personal. People are often very different in real life than their online personas. Real life has humbled me time and again. And will keep doing so. Then I will die.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slow Danger View Post
    Gordon, it's just having a bit of fun with the online medium. Didn't intend for it to be personal. People are often very different in real life than their online personas. Real life has humbled me time and again. And will keep doing so. Then I will die.
    Fair enough and sorry for lashing out. I totally agree about real life versus online. I have met people on here in real life that will be friends of mine going forward and what happens here stays here. Again, I apologize for attacking you and realize it was immature in hind site.

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    Gordon - I would like to apologize for my behavior towards you. It was not right, nor appropriate. No hard feelings.
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    Well I just got back from a ride. I'm beat.

    Today's tunes: ABIII by Alter Bridge, Load by Metallica

    I got in 6.1 miles. It felt effortless mostly because I listened to music this time around. I don't normally take music with me.

    If you are curious why I am squinting, suffice it to say it was bright out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tone's View Post
    Dont worry about the top tube touching your balls when your stationary, imo it doesnt matter, when was the last time you stacked and took out your package on the top tube? ive never done it, its not like your pulling DJ tricks are you?
    Just ride and enjoy bro, everybodies feet should only just be touching the ground if they are on their saddle and its the correct height, the bike looks fine, make the best of it until one day you might come accross another frame, but the bike looks a sweet size for you imo, its better having a size to big than a size to small imo, cheers
    I can't recall reading a post on here that was about ball touching, but so full of bike wisdom as well.

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    I was referring to that when I said the top tube pinches me in that sensitive place a few posts ago.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mbmb65 View Post
    He's also a complete moran.
    Don't know about Kona, but you really should spell check when accusing others of being moronic.

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    Yep, I know the feeling. Two of my bikes would be considered too tall for me. I have ridden too small and too large frames quite a bit, and unless the terrain is challenging to me, I tend to prefer the larger frames. It no longer matters what your TT clearance is if you can clean everything...

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    Yeah, I have no issues while out on the trail. No worries!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gordon Shumway View Post
    Fair enough and sorry for lashing out. I totally agree about real life versus online. I have met people on here in real life that will be friends of mine going forward and what happens here stays here. Again, I apologize for attacking you and realize it was immature in hind site.
    No problem, Gordon. We all have posts we wish we could take back. I have many.

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    I was referring to that when I said the top tube pinches me in that sensitive place a few posts ago.
    So the top tube pinched you behind your ear.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kona0197 View Post
    Well I just got back from a ride. I'm beat.

    Today's tunes: ABIII by Alter Bridge, Load by Metallica

    I got in 6.1 miles. It felt effortless mostly because I listened to music this time around. I don't normally take music with me.

    If you are curious why I am squinting, suffice it to say it was bright out.
    Great.
    I hope a lot of your questions / concerns were answered along this thread. It seems like you can move beyond that and focus on getting out and putting down some miles (like you noted in your post).

    I like the odo to see what I've done and equate it to how strong or weak I'm feeling but I'm also thinking of days I've went out even though I wasn't feeling strong and didn't bother to see a wimpy mileage count b/c the important thing was Just Getting Out, be it 1.85 miles or 3.25.
    Sometimes the slight headache or blues feeling gets fixed by some moderate exercise.... at least in my case. Yet the first thought was scrapping the ride plan.
    Just keep on and the more you do and post about it, the more positive this thread gets as you keep yourself accountable. Win Win

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    Quote Originally Posted by bachman1961 View Post
    Sometimes the slight headache or blues feeling gets fixed by some moderate exercise.... at least in my case. Yet the first thought was scrapping the ride plan.
    Yup. There have been very few days that I've regretted riding, but there have been many days that I've regretted not riding.
    Sometimes, I question the value of my content.

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    Don't get locked into riding the same loop or route every day, mix it up, go ride up a hill, see some new trail or pavement. Keep it fresh as to not get bored. Increase you mileage in small increments, 10% per week is plenty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by whodaphuck View Post
    Don't know about Kona, but you really should spell check when accusing others of being moronic.
    Jeebus man, really?

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    Hey, if you can show me an instance where it's accepted as correct that way I'll rescind my statement.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kona0197 View Post
    Starting out? I've been riding a mountain bike for many years now.
    then, you should know about frame size and fit, right?

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    Yeah, I do. I only realized after I traded my GT I-Drive frame for this frame when I got it home that it was a 19". It rides just fine, so no worries.
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    Quote Originally Posted by whodaphuck View Post
    Hey, if you can show me an instance where it's accepted as correct that way I'll rescind my statement.
    It is an internet sarcastic insult generally taken from pics like this and is used in many of forums.


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    Getting out to ride more often and beating diabetes may be a moot point now. Last few weeks my vision has been getting more and more blurry to the point that it gets hard to read big print or focus in on details. Thanks to my diabetes i am losing my sight. Don't know if I can stop it. I know my health care does not cover eye problems. I am scared.
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    Whoa, are you serious? So how long have you had this issue? Kinda surprised you haven't mentioned it until now. What does your doctor have to say about this? Are you sure its the diabetes or could it just be regular eye issues? Obviously hope it's the latter. Just go in and see what the doc says, and don't hesitate - do it ASAP.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kona0197 View Post
    Getting out to ride more often and beating diabetes may be a moot point now. Last few weeks my vision has been getting more and more blurry to the point that it gets hard to read big print or focus in on details. Thanks to my diabetes i am losing my sight. Don't know if I can stop it. I know my health care does not cover eye problems. I am scared.



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    It's been going on for the last few weeks, getting worse these last few days. I will talk to my diabetes Doctor on Tuesday.
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    OK, good. Definitely stay on this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gordon Shumway View Post
    Good one buddy. You're right, I don't have a life. You seem to be a hotshot around here with some of your posts, arrogance is not a good attribute to have throughout life.
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    It's like a dang Full House episode up in here!

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    Quote Originally Posted by whodaphuck View Post
    Hey, if you can show me an instance where it's accepted as correct that way I'll rescind my statement.

    lol

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    It's like a dang Full House episode up in here!

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    Here's a good reminder for me to review some of the benefits of riding and I'll post the link for kona and anybody else.
    Not sayin' others need this as a motivator b/c you can also use it as 30 reasons to get some friends or family out riding or taking up bicycling.

    If I think of it as 30 reasons to ride, it'll be tough to argue back when I come up with one or two reasons not to.

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    Got in 7.3 miles this morning. Vision seems to be OK, not very blurry today.
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    Good to hear. It seems like you've been getting out on the bike fairly often lately so good on you for that. I'd keep that doctor's appointment though, this is serious stuff.
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    have you been checking your BS? If it's high for a long time, and you get it under control, sometimes it takes time for them to re-adjust. Keep your sugars down consistently and you should be OK. Long term, you need to get your eyes checked and see how much damage has been done.
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    I check my BS levels 4 to 8 times a day. My monthly average this month has been 155. Still to high, but manageable.
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    I check my BS levels 4 to 8 times a day. My monthly average this month has been 155. Still to high, but manageable.
    Why are you measuring your ******** levels? I'm glad you do, btw.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kona0197 View Post
    BS = Blood Sugar
    GOB knows this, she was making a joke.
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    Here is a photo I just took.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kona0197 View Post
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    Kona you have been on here long enough it is time for you to get a sense of humour and stop taking things so seriously.
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    A shred of truth makes for a better joke. That is perhaps why I laughed out loud when I read hers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by heyyall View Post
    A shred of truth makes for a better joke. That is perhaps why I laughed out loud when I read hers.
    Lol, I laughed as well - great comedic timing on her part.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kona0197
    Getting out to ride more often and beating diabetes may be a moot point now. Last few weeks my vision has been getting more and more blurry to the point that it gets hard to read big print or focus in on details. Thanks to my diabetes i am losing my sight. Don't know if I can stop it. I know my health care does not cover eye problems. I am scared.
    Quote Originally Posted by kona0197
    I check my BS levels 4 to 8 times a day. My monthly average this month has been 155. Still to high, but manageable.
    Do yourself a favor and do some research on your health problems instead of getting beat up on MTBR. YOU have to be the one that becomes an expert on what the signs and symptoms of your disease are, what causes them, and how to prevent them.

    It takes a long time of very high blood sugar to affect your vision. 155 isn't that high. I'm talking blood sugar of 300+. Most diabetics that have consistently high blood sugars have toes, feet and legs lopped off long before their vision goes.

    Quit whining; ride your bike, take the stairs instead of the elevator, park at the far end of the grocery store parking lot instead of circling it 5 times looking for a close spot.

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