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Old 04-26-2011, 11:00 AM   #20026
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Next time you watch one of those smarmy BMX videos where they land sweet trick after sweet trick, well.... Just remember this:

Crash Party - 'Surfin for the Ugly Broads' from Bone Deth Video WasteLand on Vimeo.

Apparently not one of those hammer-heads have heard a helmet or pads. I did see one pair of glove, though.

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Old 04-26-2011, 11:17 AM   #20027
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Apparently not one of those hammer-heads have heard a helmet or pads. I did see one pair of glove, though.


and most of those BMX things weigh an effin' ton. considering the number of crotch hits I saw in the first 1/3rd of that vid, before I killed it, at least these idjits are taking themselves out of the gene pool.
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Old 04-26-2011, 11:21 AM   #20028
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Apparently not one of those hammer-heads have heard a helmet or pads. I did see one pair of glove, though.

they were all dressed stylisssssssshly hip though.....
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Old 04-26-2011, 12:08 PM   #20029
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Okay, here is my contribution to this thread. I'm brand new to bicycling and decided to I wanted to attempt to commute a few days out of the week (7 miles each way) for better health and what not.

So behold: A 2011 Trek FX 7.3. I actually ended up buying it from Ludacris's Manager in the Hollywood area. I got a great deal on it.


http://thumb2.webshots.net/t/76/176/...2MGwHky_th.jpg



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Old 04-26-2011, 12:11 PM   #20030
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So behold: A 2011 Trek FX 7.3. I actually ended up buying it from Ludacris's Manager in the Hollywood area. I got a great deal on it.

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Old 04-26-2011, 01:59 PM   #20031
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Just picked it up!

Specialized Sirrus Elite Triple

I am already in love with this bike.
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Old 04-26-2011, 02:20 PM   #20032
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Just picked it up!



I am already in love with this bike.
Ummm you DO realize you don't have to fill this one with gas. Right?!



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Old 04-26-2011, 04:59 PM   #20033
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It's the motor that usually gets gas.
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Old 04-26-2011, 05:19 PM   #20034
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It's the motor that usually gets gas.
Yours too?

I thought I was the only one.

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Old 04-26-2011, 05:37 PM   #20035
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Apparently not one of those hammer-heads have heard a helmet or pads. I did see one pair of glove, though.

That was positively delightful to watch
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Old 04-26-2011, 06:08 PM   #20036
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Next time you watch one of those smarmy BMX videos where they land sweet trick after sweet trick, well.... Just remember this:
Crash Party - 'Surfin for the Ugly Broads' from Bone Deth Video WasteLand on Vimeo.
My Nephews thought that was AWESOME!
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Old 04-26-2011, 06:31 PM   #20037
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2nd place in the first race and 10th in the second race. 10th place was all luck considering there was a break of 7 that lapped the course and caught the pack... Tour de Moore RR and Brick city crits coming up this weekend. Feels good to be racing again.
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Old 04-26-2011, 06:33 PM   #20038
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So I sold my DR-Z SM last weekend and now I'm shopping for another moto. Only thing is, I want to make sure this moto can also carry my bicycle(s) and any gear I may need for trips. I dig the Johnny Rack, but don't know if that's the way I want to go. Seems to be a design flaw with the rear tire still hanging out so far in the wind.

My short list is down to these:
Triumph 800XC
F800GS
Another Wee-Strom (BTDT, got the t-shirt)
KTM 990ADV (Friend has a good line on a leftover '08)

I need it to do highway, two up, DS and carry my bikes. I have zero experience with all but the Strom and thought mebbe some of you'uns have ciphered the holy grail of carrying bicycle with moto.
They'd all do fine carrying a pedal bike. . . and they're all good bikes. I don't see why you'd buy another wee, if you've got the option to try something else. The triumph sounds like a great moto, I'd give one a try if I were shopping for a new bike. But I love my KTM 950, and I don't really have any desire for a different bike, after almost 2 years and 30,000 miles. If you do some searching, you'll find several KTM riders with bike racks. . . . it's on my to-do list, but I still haven't made it happen.
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Old 04-26-2011, 08:22 PM   #20039
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Askel I mean, A WHOLE PIZZA? That's awesome!

Submitted to the august panel: like a heavy, green boomerang, my old GT MTB has returned to my possession. I've decided to make it the designated commuter/cruiser/kid puller and am contemplating single speeding it. The rear dropouts are horizontal, so I think I can do w/out a chain tensioner. I'm thinking new chain, single speed kit for the freewheel (7 spd. Shimano), and chainring (can't repurpose the current ones, they're Biopace). I've never done this conversion before. Are there any pitfalls or secrets I should be aware of before starting?

Just get the chainline nice and straight- that may be a bit of a trick if you have a 7s 'freewheel'. You'll probably need to respace the rear axle (to get a bmx freewheel to line up with a chainring on a stock mountain bike crank/bb it will probably have to be pretty far outboard) and redish the rear wheel. If you have a 7s 'cassette' you have a lot more flexibility with spacers and a ss cog. You may or may not need a shorter bb spindle, often you can just run the chainring inside the spider to get a better chainline.

And don't forget a bag of bmx chainring bolts while you're at the shop....

ss is fun- so simple, so quiet.
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Old 04-27-2011, 09:51 AM   #20040
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