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    Quote Originally Posted by J.B. Weld View Post
    Why are tall handsome men statistically much more successful than their counterparts?

    I don't feel very successful.
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    Dude, I'm in Illinois. The only place anyone would come from that would say this area is hilly is Kansas.

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    There is a guy who owns a mobile phone shop near me who is very short. He built a raised floor behind the counters so that he is on similar eye level to the customers. A good idea, except that his assistant is normal hight...

    Commencal make proper spec kids bikes that might be ideal for short guys? LINK

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    I never thought this would go any where. Im with JB, dumb! one more lable to add for ppl that use them
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    You know, this thread made me realize that I used to specialize in making bikes and wheels for Clydes, heavy and tall. I've also become kinda good at building somewhat light weight kid's bikes. My sister in law, who is kinda short still rides a 29er that I built for her.
    Besides kids, I've never had to build a bike for anyone under 4'11". Makes me wonder what I would be able to come up with if someone wanted a fattie.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mileslong View Post
    The fact that this thread has survived this long simply reinforces the all too pervasive level of ignorance and intolerance in our society, of which this forum is a microcosm.

    The OP should be banned permanently and the moderators should be admonished for allowing this type of derogatory slur to bantered about as if no one has any concern for the impact that such hate speech can inflict.

    If I was an advertiser, I would pull my ad immediately.
    Geez, lighten up mate, you may enjoy life a little more.
    Like every website/newspaper/book etc, MTBR and its threads are not mandatory reading, and thin skinned cry babies can choose not to read them
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    Quote Originally Posted by cmg71 View Post
    Geez, lighten up mate, you may enjoy life a little more.
    Like every website/newspaper/book etc, MTBR and its threads are not mandatory reading, and thin skinned cry babies can choose not to read them
    That dude needs to get a "little" action.
    Quote Originally Posted by NDD View Post
    Dude, I'm in Illinois. The only place anyone would come from that would say this area is hilly is Kansas.

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    Ba-boom Tish
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    Quote Originally Posted by cmg71 View Post
    Geez, lighten up mate, you may enjoy life a little more.
    Like every website/newspaper/book etc, MTBR and its threads are not mandatory reading, and thin skinned cry babies can choose not to read them
    Another fine example of ignorance in action.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    That dude needs to get a "little" action.
    Yet another vapid response displaying a high level of ignorance.

    When the day comes, and it will come, when you are one of the marginalized members of society; try to remember how powerful you felt while making these wise ass posts because it will be all that you have.

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    Quote Originally Posted by J.B. Weld View Post
    Dumbest thread ever?
    You must spread some Reputation around before giving it to J.B. Weld again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by J.B. Weld View Post
    Why are tall handsome men statistically much more successful than their counterparts?
    Hmmm. I'm 6'1" but my wife is likely the only person that calls me "handsome" so I'm gonna have to go with working full-time raising a family and finishing my bachelors and masters degrees while traveling the planet for the Air Force. Actually, I credit most of my career with my cycling. If I weren't in reasonable shape from commuting I wouldn't have been able to recover from a serious back injury when I was 19 or stay in service for 33 years. Cycling keeps me mentally focused at work and helps me return to father/husband mode on the ride home.
    The most expensive bike in the world is still cheaper than the cheapest open heart surgery.

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    mods, I will request a lock. Obviously no one here wants to be serious about this subject, instead throwing insults, racial slurs, and the ever present, vomit inducing, concern trolling. It's no wonder I've never seen a wee man on a bicycle. After talking with bicyclists they probably decide to do something else with their lives.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Schulze View Post
    I've never seen a wee man on a bicycle.
    That's because he skates!


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    Quote Originally Posted by mileslong View Post
    Yet another vapid response displaying a high level of ignorance.

    When the day comes, and it will come, when you are one of the marginalized members of society; try to remember how powerful you felt while making these wise ass posts because it will be all that you have.

    I've lived my entire life in a marginalized group of society and have faired quite well thank you. You think it's easy going through life with a Seinfeld humoristic view on everything in life? It's not, when there's a huge part of society that has absolutely no room for any humor. By the way have you had that stick surgically removed from your rectum yet?

    BTW my first response in thread [post #20] was the first to agree with JB that this thread was the dumbest in history. I don't go through life making fun of those less fortunate. On the contrary I'm always one to help and treat them like equals. I fell into the abyss of humor displayed within this thread. Nothing was said by me that even this minority group of society wouldn't find humor in as well.
    Quote Originally Posted by NDD View Post
    Dude, I'm in Illinois. The only place anyone would come from that would say this area is hilly is Kansas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mileslong View Post
    Another fine example of ignorance in action.


    It's attitudes like yours that have supplanted any kind of reasonable discourse unless of course it agrees with your opinion.

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    is anyone familiar w/the Southpark episode in which Cartman cannot stop laughing during the school assembly featuring a little person, as it were?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Schulze View Post
    It's no wonder I've never seen a wee man on a bicycle.
    I've seen a very short girl on a road bike. I can only assume the bike was custom made with what looked like 26'' wheels. All I know is that she left me for dead. I have a good friend who's very short. He's not a dwarf but he is short! Should I treat him differently from my other friends? I've never seen anything to suggest he'd enjoy that.

    I think it's a bit foolish to condemn everyone who posts on a thread like this, do you know everyone's motives? I can't speak for anyone else but I'm taking the subject seriously because... why not? If short people are marginalised then the answer is to...not talk about them? If someone has difficulty riding because of a hand injury we can talk about that but somehow being short is different? If I was very short I'd want to be treated the same as everyone else, which would include taking jokes about it. I get ribbed from my friends about being fat, bald and anything else they can think of. It's a sign of affection and trust and I pity the people who don't understand that. I have encountered people like that and frankly, they are a pain in the backside!

    Respect is not about petty political correctness. It is about warmly embracing other people as equals and treating them as such. Trying to treat them as 'special' has exactly the opposite effect.

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    Pig, I've never seen you so warm and fuzzy. Am I wrong in feeling like having a hug out moment?
    Quote Originally Posted by NDD View Post
    Dude, I'm in Illinois. The only place anyone would come from that would say this area is hilly is Kansas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    Pig, I've never seen you so warm and fuzzy. Am I wrong in feeling like having a hug out moment?
    Well ok but extras cost more.

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    well said Mr. Pig!

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    Hit the nail on the head ya balding fat Scottish bastard
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    Quote Originally Posted by cmg71 View Post
    Hit the nail on the head ya balding fat Scottish bastard
    Keep talking to him in that tone and you may get the "extras" free of charge.
    Quote Originally Posted by NDD View Post
    Dude, I'm in Illinois. The only place anyone would come from that would say this area is hilly is Kansas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    Keep talking to him in that tone and you may get the "extras" free of charge.
    Scottish, doubt it.

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    Hahahaha
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    Quote Originally Posted by targnik View Post
    I'm a native to my country (more brownish) & have yet to meet another brown face out on the trails.
    I'm not surprised, from what I saw when I was last down your way you might be the only Maori south of Christchurch!?


    MTB does seem to be a fairly white sorta sport in Northland too, there have been a few Maori in our club over the years, good rides too most of them. One guy used to be the first to the top of every climb, and when you did finally catch up to him he'd be sitting there smoking an unfiltered roll-your-own ciggie!

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    Tone's is that you, have you come back?

    Is a 29er OK For a Dwarf (little person) Please Help..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Pig View Post
    Scottish, doubt it.
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    How are the midgets getting to the airport?

    I'm surprised how many misread the title of this thread.
    Quote Originally Posted by NDD View Post
    Dude, I'm in Illinois. The only place anyone would come from that would say this area is hilly is Kansas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mileslong View Post
    The fact that this thread has survived this long simply reinforces the all too pervasive level of ignorance and intolerance in our society, of which this forum is a microcosm.

    The OP should be banned permanently and the moderators should be admonished for allowing this type of derogatory slur to bantered about as if no one has any concern for the impact that such hate speech can inflict.

    If I was an advertiser, I would pull my ad immediately.
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    Stick around if you're housebroken...

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    Well, we seem to be giving this subject some short discussion. Shortly, we should talk about all the tall riders her, problems finding xxl bikes and stuff.

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