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    How are the midgets getting on in our sport?

    I've never encountered a midget mountain biker, but they must be out there. What size bikes do they ride? Bikes come in kids sizes, but they aren't built for adult level riding, which I would imagine an adult midget would be doing.

    Anybody know?

    Do we have any midgets in the membership who could share their riding experiences?

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    is this real life?

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    Don't know if this is for real or not but guess it will be custom.

    A quick google search and you'll find your answer, they are out there.

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    I did a google but all I saw was midget cars and midget motorcycles.

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    Not trying to be that guy but I think they seriously do NOT like being called midgets. Little people or dwarves from what I understand.

    Being only 5'8" I have gotten a little grief now and then for being short myself - I just can't imagine what dwarves go through or how those who mtb find a real ride. Must be annoying.

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    Dumbest thread ever?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Clayncedar View Post
    Not trying to be that guy but I think they seriously do NOT like being called midgets. Little people or dwarves from what I understand.

    Being only 5'8" I have gotten a little grief now and then for being short myself - I just can't imagine what dwarves go through or how those who mtb find a real ride. Must be annoying.



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    What the heck ever happened to Rexy???

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    Quote Originally Posted by J.B. Weld View Post
    Dumbest thread ever?
    Oh no, there are so much dumber.

    As far as the little bikes go, I'd expect a decent 20" bike is available, and you could easily swap out parts for a pretty good build. I've never thought about a 1x10 gearing on a 20" bike compared to a 29er, but I guess it would be OK. A couple acceptable 24" air forks are available, and with a disc hub, they'd work with a 20" tire. Ultimately, I'd probably go with a single speed rigid though.
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    I've never met a colored person on a MTB either (NB, I emitted 'black').

    I'm a native to my country (more brownish) & have yet to meet another brown face out on the trails.

    Event at race events, I'm like the only brown face!

    Is MTB'in racist!?

    Haven't seen a dark dude/dudette in any edits either...

    Mmm...

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    They generally ride in the foothills, not the mountains. On a scale-adjusted basis they are every bit as good as the taller riders.

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    "Fully rigid" isn't a thing.

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    I see all nationalities on bikes around here at the races and I'm in cornfield central.

    No racism here, everything is simply a matter of who finds interest in the sport. Race, sex, etc have no bearing and shouldn't matter (much less have been brought into a thread here).

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    Actually, I have a friend (who does not ride) who told me that dwarves exist in fairy tales, he is a midget. So you need to be careful about calling them dwarves.

    One thing that concerns me is chainstay length. The smaller wheels will have a really short one and affect the width of cassette that a midget could safely use. 11 speed would be right out. Possibly 8 speed would be their maximum, but I have not tested this scientifically.

    There would also be an issue of getting the best tires in the smaller wheel sizes. That could be a serious concern.

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    Ahh, remember the times before all the political correctness?

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    Quote Originally Posted by *OneSpeed* View Post
    time out, you may want to change that to African American. "colored" is way inappropriate. it's not the same as saying "a person of color".

    sry, i couldn't PM you. I'll change this post after you read it.
    How about black, I find African-American very offensive.

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    "Midgets" (aka little people) are not a race btw.
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    Quote Originally Posted by *OneSpeed* View Post
    time out, you may want to change that to African American. "colored" is way inappropriate. it's not the same as saying "a person of color".

    sry, i couldn't PM you. I'll change this post after you read it.
    Not many African Americans in NZ...

    Even fewer on mtb's I suspect

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    Quote Originally Posted by J.B. Weld View Post
    Dumbest thread ever?
    Most agreeable post in here.
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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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    Quote Originally Posted by Clayncedar View Post
    Not trying to be that guy but I think they seriously do NOT like being called midgets. Little people or dwarves from what I understand.

    Being only 5'8" I have gotten a little grief now and then for being short myself - I just can't imagine what dwarves go through or how those who mtb find a real ride. Must be annoying.
    This is a troll thread.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mookie View Post
    This is a troll thread.
    I don't think midgets would appreciate being called trolls, Mookie.


    j/k, lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cornfield View Post
    I don't think midgets would appreciate being called trolls, Mookie.
    How insensitive of me!
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    This is from the Little People of America website:

    "Such terms as dwarf, little person, LP, and person of short stature are all acceptable"



    I think 'Mini Person' sounds way cooler.

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    LOL
    You two are dangerous together.



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    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 *OneSpeed* View Post
    time out, you may want to change that to African American. "colored" is way inappropriate. it's not the same as saying "a person of color".

    sry, i couldn't PM you. I'll change this post after you read it.

    The TV show "Blackish" addresses that point:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eUQrwXdw1jw

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    For the last 14 years I've been hoping for a little person to come into my workplace to be my assistant. He'd need to grow a goatee and get the same glasses as me.
    I'm not holding my breath.

    When I was a kid there was a kid in my neighborhood that was a little person. He was killer on a BMX bike.
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    "some of my best friends are midgets" -tiretracks.

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    I saw a midget riding a pimped out trike in glasgow once. He was cool af.

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    Anybody have a bucket I can stand on? So I see all the BS spewed forth on the other side of this fence.
    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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    I think I'd be OK with little people on e-bikes riding on non-motorized trails.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cornfield View Post
    This is from the Little People of America website:

    "Such terms as dwarf, little person, LP, and person of short stature are all acceptable"



    I think 'Mini Person' sounds way cooler.
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    Quote Originally Posted by J.B. Weld View Post
    Dumbest thread ever?
    I stand corrected. This is fastly approaching the dumbest thread ever category.
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    I wonder if midgets have raging online debates about whether 16 inch wheels are better than 13 inch wheels.

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    Quote Originally Posted by muddytire View Post
    I wonder if midgets have raging online debates about whether 16 inch wheels are better than 13 inch wheels.
    LMAO... Best in thread.
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    Wow! I feel shortchanged.
    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 targnik View Post
    Not many African Americans in NZ...

    Even fewer on mtb's I suspect

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    exactly, to many Americans are so focused on their own little world. I like foreign vids on Facebook with black people and Americans start spouting African American junk.

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    A lot of thought provoking discussion going on in this thread. I like it. on a related topic, it's rare that I see Arabs out on the local singletrack excpet for this guy:
    How are the midgets getting on in our sport?-o143910740127-2.jpg

    or for that matter, we just don't have enough todlers in my riding group

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    No, it isn't. We need to be inclusive and stand together to help solve the technical challenges that a minority group might face when trying to enjoy our wonderful sport.

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    Quote Originally Posted by targnik View Post
    Not many African Americans in NZ...

    Even fewer on mtb's I suspect

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    Are there a lot of African New Zealanders?
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    Quote Originally Posted by sfgiantsfan View Post
    Are there a lot of African New Zealanders?
    Guy at my job always refers to ANY black person as African American. I always ask are they black? He says yeah. I reply there are white Africans you know.
    He also refers to this one woman in the building as African American. I asked him if he knew she was from Guyana... In South America.
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    How are the midgets getting on in our sport?

    Quote Originally Posted by NYrr496 View Post
    Guy at my job always refers to ANY black person as African American. I always ask are they black? He says yeah. I reply there are white Africans you know.
    He also refers to this one woman in the building as African American. I asked him if he knew she was from Guyana... In South America.
    Now that's bad.... Sometimes I wonder how people can get out of bed in the morning without hurting themselves.

    My question is, why in the heck does "skin color" matter? Seriously, it doesn't make or break a person, it's their choices that should define them not their skin color. Same with their height for that matter. Human is human. Doesn't matter which way you look at it, religious or scientific, we're all just human.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RAKC Ind View Post
    Doesn't matter which way you look at it, we're all just human.
    well it does matter which way you look at it, because when it comes to midgets if you dont look down you've missed em
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    Hahahahahaha

    I stand corrected. Especially at over 6ft tall.

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    Why are tall handsome men statistically much more successful than their counterparts?
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    Other than reinforcing stereotypes is there any point to this thread? Can't believe I responded to the dumbest thread ever. Again.
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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by J.B. Weld View Post
    Other than reinforcing stereotypes is there any point to this thread? Can't believe I responded to the dumbest thread ever. Again.
    actually midgets being short isnt a stereotype, coloured people being "coloured" is also not a stereotype (regardless of black, yellow, caramel or white), but when it comes to New Zealanders.....then we are allowed to open the floodgates (as long as they are not black).

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    Quote Originally Posted by J.B. Weld View Post
    Dumbest thread ever?

    Oh no. This is no worse than the threads bashing full suspension bikes, 27.5 inch wheels, and people who make more than minimum wage spending some arbitrary huge amount on a bike that they can't ride like an Olympic athlete.

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    Actually this thread has done something very well. The cycling community likes to think itself on the better end of the spectrum of society.

    And guess what, this thread show that even being cyclists, decency and respect are still all but a total loss.

    On the other side, too many things skinned people around here. When you spend much of life around "others", the ones that are not thin skinned and offended by everything, you find that everyone has a sense of humor. So be able to take it since everyone here has dished it out on these forums numerous times. As long as it's not distepectful discrimination shut up and learn to laugh. Pull the preverbial stick out of your ass.

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