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Old 03-11-2013, 01:28 PM   #27751
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Oh, and on another note: Mtn bikes? Who needs em?! Guero has asked me if his opinion would change on a modern mtn bike. IDK about the author, but *my* opinion hasn't. I'd still rather ride my cross bike off-road over my mtn bike on *most* rides. I go places where DS bike riders go I just have to be more careful where I put my wheels.

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Old 03-11-2013, 01:35 PM   #27752
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I read it, I'll keep my Reign.
Try it. The skills gained will only help you go faster on the squishy bike.



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Old 03-11-2013, 02:13 PM   #27753
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More eBay stupidity.
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Old 03-11-2013, 02:20 PM   #27754
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You're just hoping no one bids against you.
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Old 03-11-2013, 02:31 PM   #27755
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"Professional" bike fitting, doesn't do anything for people who haven't figgered out the finer details of proper form. Lot's of material in printed & innerweb form out there. Two & a quarter for Retul 3D fitting, but we'll apply your to fitting fee to the purchase of a new bike.

I'm all for supporting the bicycle industry, but selling someone a fit, and a new Dogma with 2" of spacers under the stem is an epic fail. Seems to be a trend in my neck of the woods. I need to go and download my powermeter numbers from this mornings coffee ride...
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Old 03-11-2013, 02:32 PM   #27756
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Try it. The skills gained will only help you go faster on the squishy bike.



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I've actually been looking at CX bikes, but my size (6'7" and 270lbs) makes me skeptical on how well they'd hold up. I think I may instead take my old Rockhopper and make it more road-friendly.
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Old 03-11-2013, 03:42 PM   #27757
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You know, there's no end to hanging new shit on your bike- a slippery slope.
I find it easier to mostly hand the same shit on a new frame....LOL
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Old 03-11-2013, 03:45 PM   #27758
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Nope. He'll just ignore me again.

Oh, and on another note: Mtn bikes? Who needs em?! Guero has asked me if his opinion would change on a modern mtn bike. IDK about the author, but *my* opinion hasn't. I'd still rather ride my cross bike off-road over my mtn bike on *most* rides. I go places where DS bike riders go I just have to be more careful where I put my wheels.

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I will take my mtb over a cross bike any day....too hard to try hucking a new trail with a cross bike...

This is easier by far for hucking and big air

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Old 03-11-2013, 03:49 PM   #27759
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I've actually been looking at CX bikes, but my size (6'7" and 270lbs) makes me skeptical on how well they'd hold up. I think I may instead take my old Rockhopper and make it more road-friendly.
Same here...im 6'3" 255#...i just turned my trek 3900 mtb frame into a roadie.... Biggest issue i had was rear brakes....took some serious finaggalin and fiddlin...i just threw a 700c fork up front, and a set of 700c rims on with a drop bar....
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Old 03-11-2013, 04:31 PM   #27760
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@Moodfart: you need to talk to Lennard Zinn.

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Old 03-11-2013, 04:34 PM   #27761
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and/or John Slawta of Land Shark; also a tall guy who knows how to build for us non-featherweights.

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@Moodfart: you need to talk to Lennard Zinn.

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Old 03-11-2013, 04:55 PM   #27762
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Custom frames are a bit rich for my blood, thanks though!
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Old 03-11-2013, 05:11 PM   #27763
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Custom frames are a bit rich for my blood, thanks though!
Then find the biggest thing you can and ride that. Most bikes that size are designed for heavier guys.

You will need heavier duty wheels than I do. 36h in the rear. You may be able to get away with 32 in the front. Lightweight and you shouldn't ever be uttered in the same sentence.

edited to add: there's been a few road bikes on DC craigslist. Big ass Serotta and another something else ?Bottecchia?

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Old 03-11-2013, 06:03 PM   #27764
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Paris Nice.http://vimeo.com/61512154

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Old 03-11-2013, 06:35 PM   #27765
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Nice! Any pics of that S-Works you mentioned earlier?
Took some pics today:




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