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    Yeah, 155 isn't that high. You should be able to get that under control through your diet. Have you given any consideration to any other forms of exercise? Weight lifting has proven to be a very effective tool for weight loss as it is a weight bearing activity, running rates as another excellent one.

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    Exercise is great for many reasons, including fighting diabetes so keep it up. To control weight your biggest tool is controlling your diet. Kona, you easily need to loose 100 pounds, and relying on exercise for that isn't a smart plan.
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    Update?

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    What kind of update did you want?
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    I think he was just curious how you're doing. Didn't you go in to see the doc this week?
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    No, no Doc visit this week. I did call my diabetes Doctor about the eyesight. They confirmed that losing my eyesight is a rear thing, and happens only when blood sugar levels have been running high and uncontrolled for a long time. My eyesight has been OK these last few days, so I am making an appointment with an eye Doctor to get it taken care of. I've been feeling pretty good these last few days. Preparing now to go out for a ride.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kona0197 View Post
    Got out today for 5.7 miles. You all are correct. It's just me. For some strange reason it takes more energy for me to get out and ride. Great day for a ride.
    Best post in this thread. Keep it up Kona.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tone's View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Kona0197 View Post
    No, no Doc visit this week. I did call my diabetes Doctor about the eyesight. They confirmed that losing my eyesight is a rear thing, and happens only when blood sugar levels have been running high and uncontrolled for a long time. My eyesight has been OK these last few days, so I am making an appointment with an eye Doctor to get it taken care of. I've been feeling pretty good these last few days. Preparing now to go out for a ride.
    Thanks for the update Kona. Go out get some exercise and watch that diet. Take care.

    P.S. Those tires that you have will drift. It's normal. I have a set too.
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    This Thread is Hilarious. Nine pages of arguing, comedy, and insults for a Bike that fits just fine. I'm no expert but anything smaller than that frame would look funny.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crewjones View Post
    This Thread is Hilarious. Nine pages of arguing, comedy, and insults for a Bike that fits just fine. I'm no expert but anything smaller than that frame would look funny.
    Let's be honest...that frame looks kinda funny. Once he's successful at losing weight the scale will be more in balance but right now he looks like a circus bear on a kids bike.
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    I look much, much better on a 17.5 inch bike.
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    One size too big?

    Define "better" for us


    Seriously, glad you are out getting some miles in.
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    Better stand over clearance, easier to mount.dismount, easier to handle, geomentry feels better to ride, shorter top tube means better position for riding. 19 inch frame is overkill for me at 5'7".
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kona0197 View Post
    Better stand over clearance, easier to mount.dismount, easier to handle, geomentry feels better to ride, shorter top tube means better position for riding. 19 inch frame is overkill for me at 5'7".
    When you have lost 100 + lbs. your preferences for bike fit criteria are likely to be vastly different. Keep after it, it doesn't get easier but you get healthier.

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    That's true. However keep in mind I have been over 200 most of my life and have always ridden a 17.5" bike.
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    Look forward. Allow yourself to picture success. The biggest battles most people fight are with themselves, somehow we manage to be our own worst enemies. Victory is achieved day by day.

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    I've always ridden 19" frames. My current bike is 21.5". I'm 6' tall. 21.5" sounds like it's too big but believe me it fits just perfect. Point being, different Geometry, and manufacturers plays a big role in frame size. One companies x size frame may not have the same fit as another companies x size frame. It looks like the bike fits judging by your picture. Keep riding it and don't stress over it, besides if you are just riding mostly pavement and gravel roads, a bit of a bigger bike shouldn't make too much difference.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rod View Post
    Best post in this thread. Keep it up Kona.
    Agreed - Keep it up man!
    Honestly... ahh I give up

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    How's it going? Still gettin after it? Increasing your mileage? Goin harder?

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    Only update I can give you is that I don't feel like riding at all. Been thinking about putting the bike in storage for Summer and taking up some other hobbie, like swimming.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kona0197 View Post
    Only update I can give you is that I don't feel like riding at all. Been thinking about putting the bike in storage for Summer and taking up some other hobbie, like swimming.
    That's too bad, sorry to hear that. Good luck whatever you do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kona0197 View Post
    Only update I can give you is that I don't feel like riding at all. Been thinking about putting the bike in storage for Summer and taking up some other hobbie, like swimming.
    Kona, you are special.

    Just know that it isn't either swimming or biking. You could ride your bike to the pool, swim, and then return.

    Walking is truly where it is at. Do some searches for "N.E.A.T." (non-exercise activity thermogenesis). It addresses the fallacy of the nearly impossible task of exercising yourself fit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kona0197 View Post
    Only update I can give you is that I don't feel like riding at all. Been thinking about putting the bike in storage for Summer and taking up some other hobbie, like swimming.
    I got a lightly used Speedo i could let you have.
    Oh, and you definitely don't want to go "One size too big" when sporting a Speedo
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    One size too big?

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    There is still so much fun to be had. While I knowingly nibbled at his troll post, somebody will soon come by and pull the bobber under.
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    Quote Originally Posted by heyyall View Post
    There is still so much fun to be had. While I knowingly nibbled at his troll post, somebody will soon come by and pull the bobber under.
    And you don't want to be a human bobber. Head above water pulled under and then drowned. Bummer!
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    Sorry for the remarks about wanting to quit mountain bikimg. I'm just having a very hard time coming up with time to get out and ride. No worries.
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    Seriously, try walking. I actually don't get as much exercise as I would like but I walk every day and I believe that it has helped me to keep weight down. Riding can be part of a healthy lifestyle but you probably won't be doing riding regularly enough to get your weight to were you want it to be.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tiretracks View Post
    That's too bad, sorry to hear that. Good luck whatever you do.
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    How's it going? Still gettin after it? Increasing your mileage? Goin harder?
    ha. AZ, is that you?

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    I will follow kona to the swimming forums. I find his posts fascinating

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    One size too big?

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    ha. AZ, is that you?
    You didn't. Lol
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    Re: One size too big?

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    I will follow kona to the swimming forums. I find his posts fascinating
    Money.

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    One size too big?

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    Money.

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    Forgive me. I'm slow. Are saying the post was money or kona would be asking for money to fund the pool membership?
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    Sorry, I got distracted by Az. Kona, you want to quit biking because it takes too much time???

    You know, we all have a gazillion things we DON'T WANT TO DO but we do them because that's what you do when you're a grown up. I hate doing the dishes but I do them. I hate working but I do it. Biking for exercise is a real *****. Exercising to lose weight is an even bigger *****. I totally get that but your life depends on it. So quit your yapping and get moving, big guy.

    We all have doubts...wouldn't hurt you to work it out yourself without typing it every now and then....

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    Quote Originally Posted by heyyall View Post
    Forgive me. I'm slow. Are saying the post was money or kona would be asking for money to fund the pool membership?
    HA HA! Maybe both, now...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kona0197 View Post
    Only update I can give you is that I don't feel like riding at all. Been thinking about putting the bike in storage for Summer and taking up some other hobbie, like swimming.
    Dont limit your self to one specific thing. With fitness, consistency is far more important than intensity. Does not matter what you do, do SOMETHING every day.

    I wake up at 4:45am every day. I ride my bike, surf, or go to the gym. Every day. I am done before my family even wakes up. I have time for this because i MADE time for it. I have always been in decent shape and active, yet in this year alone i have dropped 50lbs and am ripped, showing abs, and under 200lbs for the first time since HS. I did not accomplish this overnight, it was one day at a time.


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    Like many have said, if something is important, you make the time. So I made some time to ride. Got in 9.4 miles this morning.

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    Nice work. Is this the longest ride on the new bike?
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    Awesome progress.
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    Yep, longest ride so far. Looking to stretch it to 11 or 12 miles here soon.

    On a side note thanks Bro. You know for what.
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    Cool beans, Kona. Keep up the good work.
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    Got some bad news this morning. My best friend's bike got stolen.

    EDIT: The Police found the bike! Awesome!
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    One size too big?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kona0197 View Post
    Got some bad news this morning. My best friend's bike got stolen.

    EDIT: The Police found the bike! Awesome!
    Damn man. You need a twitter account.

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    I have one. To me it's useless. Twitter is too fast paced to keep up with. I have a hard enough time with Facebook. No one is forced to read what I post here.
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    Maybe TV? The Kona Channel- All drama, ALL the time!

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    That's funny.
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    yeah... cuz it's true.
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    The thread that keeps giving.

    Kona, the nearly stolen bike... I think we have just witnessed baiting as an form of art.

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    Baiting? I don't understand.
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    One size too big?

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    Baiting? I don't understand.
    Yes. Baiting. Look it up.
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    Yeah. I looked it up. And that was NOT my intention with any of my previous posts that were made today. Perhaps you misunderstood.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kona0197 View Post
    Like many have said, if something is important, you make the time. So I made some time to ride. Got in 9.4 miles this morning.

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    haha ... Well Done !!

    I got a call from my brother in-law yesterday (who is wanting to get in shape/control blood sugar etc...) as we were out riding. He's shopping for a bike and and I sent this just today by email.... just a different way of looking at it;

    As per reasons to ride...

    Thought of this the other day....

    Time is a big reason / excuse for not exercising and I thought of riding the bike to work versus my car. I've done so a few times before but not yet made it a regular thing.


    I can get to work in 15 mins real easy by car, 25 to 30 by bike. This means that I can get my bike commute in, and going uphill to, downhill home = 30 + 18 min ,, lets round off to 50 minutes by bike. Subtracting the car commute I'd be doing otherwise = minus 30 minutes so I get 50 minutes of bike exercise for a 20 minute difference in time.

    Also,, I have a book called Drop Dead Healthy .... it is fun to read, interesting and full of some cool facts and myths. I enjoyed it and got some good info at the same time.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Kona0197 View Post
    Baiting? I don't understand.
    baiting about baiting.

    absolutely classic!
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    One size too big?

    Quote Originally Posted by monogod View Post
    baiting about baiting.

    absolutely classic!
    he has 10s of thousands of posts across his multiple forum accounts and has to look up baiting.

    Don't worry, the post that the recovered bike is missing components is coming up soon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by heyyall View Post
    he has 10s of thousands of posts across his multiple forum accounts and has to look up baiting.

    Don't worry, the post that the recovered bike is missing components is coming up soon.
    Maybe he should install fenders on his bike with all the mud slinging going on.
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    Hey heyyall, maybe you should look up baiting as it seems you are the one that wants to fight. Just let it go and drop it already.
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    Quote Originally Posted by heyyall View Post
    he has 10s of thousands of posts across his multiple forum accounts and has to look up baiting.
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    Home from work, crack open a beer and time to catch up the latest episode of The Kona Thread....

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    Hey kona you really should contact the learning channel. Just think of all the money and fame when you do a reality show about yourself.
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    Just when you thought this thread was as stupid and useless as possible

    Hey Kona, Mono, you'd probably be alot happier and see things clearer if you just realized this...
    You can fool all of the people some of the time, and some of the people all of the time, but you cannot fool all of the people all of the time. Abraham Lincoln, I mean since you like quotes and all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by theMeat View Post
    Just when you thought this thread was as stupid and useless as possible...
    ...you show up and make it even more so.

    10... 9... 8... 7...
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    Quote Originally Posted by StiHacka View Post
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    I had to look this one up.

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    I finally managed to get in some saddle time this morning. I now have 72 miles ridden on the frankenbike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by themeat
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    ...you show up and make it even more so.

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    Created a new route, called it the "X" route. Got in 8.9 miles. Now I'm sore.

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    Re: One size too big?

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    Created a new route, called it the "X" route. Got in 8.9 miles. Now I'm sore.

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    I volunteered some of my time to wrench in the local LBS tonight. I weighed the bike. 28.14 pounds. Still feels heavy. I bet it's the tires. Slap some Kenda Small Block Eights on there and the bike will feel better.
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    One size too big?

    Any takers? I mean givers, ergh, I mean suckers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mbmb65 View Post
    Any takers? I mean givers, ergh, I mean suckers.
    Kona obsessed much?

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    Good ride, Kona. Keep up with the riding and that 28lb bike won't feel so heavy.

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    One size too big?

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    Kona obsessed much?
    Totally bro. Sucker much?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mbmb65 View Post
    Totally bro. Sucker much?
    Sounds like a typical response from you. Carry on with your negativity, bro.

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    Sounds like a typical response from you. Carry on with your negativity, bro.
    Mbmb65 obsessed much?

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    I don't really concern myself with miserable trolls.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ncfisherman View Post
    I don't really concern myself with miserable trolls.
    for that to be a valid statement, logic dictates two options:

    1. he's not a troll since you're concerning yourself with him

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    One size too big?

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    I don't really concern myself with miserable trolls.
    Your posts here suggest otherwise. Thanks for the uptight fodder though!

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    Quote Originally Posted by monogod View Post
    for that to be a valid statement, logic dictates two options:

    1. he's not a troll since you're concerning yourself with him

    2. it's a self-contradictory statement.
    I was going to change 'really' to 'typically', but you know what I was going for.

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    One size too big?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kona0197 View Post
    I volunteered some of my time to wrench in the local LBS tonight. I weighed the bike. 28.14 pounds. Still feels heavy. I bet it's the tires. Slap some Kenda Small Block Eights on there and the bike will feel better.
    Kona--here's a tip. Never weigh a bike. No good can come from it. Light but durable tires and wheels are very nice...and often very expensive (relative to what you have in the bike).

    While I haven't weighed my fat bike (never will) I know it weighs a crap ton more than my road bike (never weighed it either) and a little more than my other mtbs (guess what, didn't weigh them either). Doesn't matter, it is still fun to ride and it presents a different experience. Your "heavy" bike, which isn't really any heavier than a light bike with a water bottle on it, will make you stronger, faster.
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    If you think twenty eight pounds is too heavy for a capable mountain bike, you need deprogramming....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kona0197 View Post
    I weighed the bike. 28.14 pounds. Still feels heavy.
    Relative to my body weight, I am hauling around a lot more bike than you are and my bike feels just peachy. If changing up the tires makes you feel better about it though, sure why not. Sometimes tires feel slow not because of their weight, but because they have a lot of rolling resistance (tread pattern, casing construction) not to mention poor selection of tire pressure for a given rider's needs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by heyyall View Post
    Kona--here's a tip. Never weigh a bike. No good can come from it. Light but durable tires and wheels are very nice...and often very expensive (relative to what you have in the bike).

    While I haven't weighed my fat bike (never will) I know it weighs a crap ton more than my road bike (never weighed it either) and a little more than my other mtbs (guess what, didn't weigh them either). Doesn't matter, it is still fun to ride and it presents a different experience. Your "heavy" bike, which isn't really any heavier than a light bike with a water bottle on it, will make you stronger, faster.
    Exactly this. I know that my road bike is lighter than my singlespeed hardtail is lighter than my fixed gear is lighter than my full-suspension, but that's all I know. I have the bikes' weights in Strava (so that I can keep separate profiles for each bike), but even that was a rough estimate based on looking at the bikes. As I ride, the bike gets lighter because I'm drinking water, and that's good enough for me.
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    I only weighed it to see if it was a really heavy bike. Sure feels like it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kona0197 View Post
    I only weighed it to see if it was a really heavy bike. Sure feels like it.
    The vast majority of kids' bikes - and I mean young kids - weigh more than 28lbs. Some weigh significantly more. Relative to their body weight it would be like you riding around on a 100+ pound bike. The kids seem to have a great time of it. Does this give any perspective?

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    Average LBS XC mountain bike probably weighs about 30 pounds. My Dawg weighs around 32lbs. 28lbs is lighter than average. Maybe too light for someone of your stature on technical trails. No offense.
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    Good thing I don't ride any very technical trails right?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kona0197 View Post
    I only weighed it to see if it was a really heavy bike. Sure feels like it.

    Your killing me smalls.... 28lbs is a weight many bikers would love for their MTB. Hell, I have close to $1000 into my pieced together Jamis Parker to lighten her up and she still sits at 31.5lbs. Singlespeed, air shock and air fork to boot. I'd be very happy with 28lbs as you should be too. The lightest bike I own is that Parker too, all others flirting with 35-40lbs. And yes, I do weigh my bikes. I am a closet "weight-weenie" (don't tell anyone please)......
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    Quote Originally Posted by heyyall View Post
    Kona--here's a tip. Never weigh a bike. No good can come from it.

    That is the truth! We had a scale out front at the bike shop that customers could use and 95% of the people who hung their bikes on it looked shell shocked when they saw the number in front of them. Pretty much everyone thought their bikes were lighter than the the scale showed and forever more were bummed to be riding such a heavy bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by J.B. Weld View Post
    That is the truth! We had a scale out front at the bike shop that customers could use and 95% of the people who hung their bikes on it looked shell shocked when they saw the number in front of them. Pretty much everyone thought their bikes were lighter than the the scale showed and forever more were bummed to be riding such a heavy bike.
    Sounds like an excellent tool for generating new sales opportunities. So long as you restrict use to weighing their old bikes, and not necessarily new bikes on the shop floor in case they actually weighed more!

    Sheer genius by whoever first decided to put the scale outside.

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    Kona, you volunteer to wrench on bikes? Every time I start to think you aren't a made-up persona, you post up something that changes my mind. You are clearly a master of the interwebs.

    PS. A 28 pound bike is nothing. Don't go turning weight weenie on us.

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    One size too big?

    Quote Originally Posted by Circlip View Post
    Sounds like an excellent tool for generating new sales opportunities. So long as you restrict use to weighing their old bikes, and not necessarily new bikes on the shop floor in case they actually weighed more!

    Sheer genius by whoever first decided to put the scale outside.
    yes, it is great at generating sales of sawn off seat posts and Ti bolts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by heyyall View Post
    yes, it is great at generating sales of sawn off seat posts and Ti bolts.
    I think you've got it - to anyone in this thread who may be concerned their bike is too heavy, just look at the bike and figure out what parts aren't absolutely essential and start sawing away. For parts that must be retained, a drill and/or dremel can help to remove excess material. The manufacturers who make all the parts on your bike would have done this themselves already, but that kind of artisan optimization adds too much to the cost, so they leave it to bike owners to handle on their own. I'd recommend to start with the seatpost and handlbars as in these examples below, but no reason to stop there.

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    Chainrings have a ton of useless excess metal-

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    I say be done with it and get a unicycle, that'll shave a tone of unnecessary weight off!

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    Or just get a bear to ride around on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by J.B. Weld View Post
    Chainrings have a ton of useless excess metal
    That's the ticket. Those crankarms look like could go on a serious diet too.

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    Kona, you volunteer to wrench on bikes? Every time I start to think you aren't a made-up persona, you post up something that changes my mind. You are clearly a master of the interwebs.
    And the funny part of that is I don't plan it out. It just happens.
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