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  1. #76
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    oh good lord.

    giant man noob complains of frame weight.

    shift your damn focus from the ill conceived negative nuances of the bike and ride the ****ing thing.

    go have fun. go fast. go slow. climb a hill and fail...then climb it again the next day and beat it.


    giant man noob whining about nonsense...jeebus
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    im starting to like Kona0197. nailed with insults and stays civilized about it.

    OP - your posts help my work day go by faster. keep it up but dont be so fast to dismiss suggestions/recommendations.

    if you jump on the bike and pedal for 20 seconds does it feel heavy/sluggish (bike issue)or does this happen after you start sweating a bit (health issue)?

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    It feels heavy to me when I first start a ride and during the ride. The frame is overbuilt and I'm not using the lightest parts. My previous bikes before this one felt lighter and more nimble and I weighed the same back then.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kona0197 View Post
    It feels heavy to me when I first start a ride and during the ride. The frame is overbuilt and I'm not using the lightest parts. My previous bikes before this one felt lighter and more nimble and I weighed the same back then.
    Maybe it is a few pounds heavier, but relative to the entire "system" of rider and bike (which is the total mass you need to move) being over 300lbs, even a 3lb difference for example is only a 1% increase on the whole. That's not going to make suddenly make anything feel like dragging concrete. Stop looking at the bike as a problem i.e. it's the wrong size, it's too heavy, it's not my favorite color (j/k). 99% of what happens on a bike is the rider. Quit the negativity and go ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mookie View Post
    That bike is fine for christ's sake. Just ride it. Start easy and build up to longer distances. It's called fitness and right now at 285 lbs you are officially out of shape. Don't worry about the bike.
    Oh yeah ^
    Ride more, eat less. You'll save money with both ventures and living and working gets easier too. From where i'm sitting your position on the bike looks excellent.
    It's much easier, smarter, and productive to control your weight with diet. It only takes a few minutes to eat what it can take hours to burn off, and did I mention you'll save money? how bout time?
    It's nice to have time to tinker, but messing with the bike is also costing you time, money, and giving you an excuse that makes it ok for you not to ride.
    Round and round we go

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    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.
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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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by theMeat View Post
    Oh yeah ^
    Ride more, eat less. You'll save money with both ventures and living and working gets easier too. From where i'm sitting your position on the bike looks excellent.
    It's much easier, smarter, and productive to control your weight with diet. It only takes a few minutes to eat what it can take hours to burn off, and did I mention you'll save money? how bout time?
    It's nice to have time to tinker, but messing with the bike is also costing you time, money, and giving you an excuse that makes it ok for you not to ride.
    Good points, it gets easier!
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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.
    Nicely done. Keep up the good work, Kona.
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    How much time before a thread pops up about how something broke?

    Prove me wrong and deal with it on your own and be a drama-free kona.
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    One size too big?

    My prediction is the next thread will be another bike swap thread since this one failed to achieve the desired result.

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    Yeah, I'm waiting. Something will happen.
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    My prediction is the next thread will be another bike swap thread since this one failed to achieve the desired result.
    I don't recall asking anyone here to do a bike swap. Maybe you should read the thread over again?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kona0197 View Post
    I don't recall asking anyone here to do a bike swap. Maybe you should read the thread over again?
    He was making a prediction on a future action, not referring to anything you said in this thread.
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    One size too big?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mookie View Post
    He was making a prediction on a future action, not referring to anything you said in this thread.
    Exactly.

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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.
    It's not a strange reason. You're diabetic and you're bigger than you've ever been. Both will rob you of energy before you ever throw a leg over your bike. Riding your bike will help both problems.
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    That bike could use a lighter fork, faster rims and disc brakes, preferably the new Shimano XTs with good strength and modulation. I wonder whether the rim brakes are safe for Kona's weight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by girlonbike View Post
    How much time before a thread pops up about how something broke?

    Prove me wrong and deal with it on your own and be a drama-free kona.
    This place would shrivel up and die without drama...
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    I wonder whether the rim brakes are safe for Kona's weight.
    They work. Well sort of. They have their issues.
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    One size too big?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kona0197 View Post
    They work. Well sort of. They have their issues.
    Sounds like somebody around here. Oh wait, you said the brakes work. Never mind.
    Last edited by mbmb65; 05-23-2014 at 06:28 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kona0197 View Post
    They work. Well sort of. They have their issues.
    See? Guys, anyone has a spare pair of hydro brakes for Kona? I am sure he will be grateful and that he will pay it forward.

    While at it, can someone please help him get his business off the ground? He needs just a little help from a graphic designer: Help with graphic design Forum Post by kona0197

    His chances of succeeding would be greatly enhanced if he could get a legal copy of Windows 8 - anyone has a spare DVD with a not yet activated installation?
    Kona Windows 8

    Thanks for your help!

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    One size too big?

    Well, if he never asks, how will he receive? And continuously receive? And continuously receive? ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by StiHacka View Post
    His chances of succeeding would be greatly enhanced if he could get a legal copy of Windows 8 - anyone has a spare DVD with a not yet activated installation?
    Kona Windows 8
    Kona0197! you spent the $40 bucks that guy sent you for Win8 on something else?
    im back to disliking you although your threads kick ass.

    did you end up getting a free network adapter from the last post you wrote in the link below?
    Kona Windows 8

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    a slightly smaller frame will not lose you much weight at all.

    i have a 28lb mtb, and a 35lb fat bike. The fat bike tires me out from rolling resistance...but not weight. I dont even feel the weight much because traction makes up for it. there are many factors that make a bike feel sluggish, but you have a hardtail with skinny hard tires. i'm sure the bike is fine. rolling along smoother stuff, and you wont feel that weight much. I really only feel bike weight when i pick the thing up with my hands. Unless you're doing gnarly tech, or super steep climbs, i wouldnt worry bout it. Just ride more! i've been riding for 4-5 years and still get tired. it's all part of it.
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