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What Mountain bike do you ride?

Discussion in 'Chit-Chat' started by lx450landcruiser, Jul 5, 2005.

  1. lx450landcruiser

    lx450landcruiser Moderator

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    I just picked up a 2002 specialized enduro expert xtr shifters ect.. got it for $900 what do you ride and how much did you pay? do you like it? what type of ridding do you do?

    mike
     
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    Radd Cruisers

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    My Cruiz Bullit with Shivers of course......

    Still not sold on the fifth element, been tweaking for over a year and it plain will not get dialed.

    Rob
     
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    I have a Cruze Superlight, sid race front shok, all xtr except for lx rear derailer. i paid 1,200
     
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    Have a Kona "Sex One" full suspension. A mix of Race face/Sram/Hays components. Have a Marazochi Z-1 Bomber on the front(I love that fork). It's ben a while since i've rode it, gotten to lazy. Mostly did freeride with it. Loved riding the Apex trail just outside of Golden.
     
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    Bikes are for people who can't afford gas........:D

    Gotta Novara myself..:whoops:
     
  6. dieseldog

    dieseldog She idles just fine . . .

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    I am frequently on a bike at work. My work bike is a 98 Schwinn Moab with LOTS of performance upgrades. Currently the bike has just over 7700 miles on it--almost all of it at work or training for work.
     
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    Hodgepodge that I built about 9 years ago while in college (and on a lean student budget). A blast from the past:

    Nishiki Cascade Double-butted CroMo frame (cheap - I think I paid $50 new)
    RockShox Judy XC with 3" travel Englund air cartridges
    Wheelsmith wheels: Speedcow hoops, wheelsmith db spokes, LX hubs
    Brakes: XTR v-brakes in front, XT canti's in back (they work too well to get rid of)
    XT integrated levers/shifter pods
    XT derailleurs
    XTR Ti cassette
    XT bottom bracket & LX cranks w/ stock 22/32/44 chainrings
    Shimano 747 pedals
    no-name Aheadset, cheapo Concept stem & conix, Easton TaperLite flat bar,Fat Ritchey grips, Profile bar ends
    Control Tech I-beam seatpost (I still bent it), Vetta TT trishock saddle

    - that's all I can think of off the top of my head

    The idea was to buy good components and swap them onto a better frame some day. Then I bought the cruiser and except for inner tubes, I haven't replaced a part on my bike in at least 7 years. I still ride it all the time and really can't complain - it's a great-riding XC bike.
     
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    Yeti ARC Titanium, Full XTR, Chris King, Zochi, $,$$$ Dont ask. One of the greatest hard tails ever made!

    #2
    Yeti Ultimate, XT, Zochi (going to retro it back to original 1989 parts) $2,500 when I bought it in 90.

    These are the bikes I ride, oh so rarely these days.

    Fly Rod :cheers:
     
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    What ya say mister, its called a Novra????



    All you Cali folks and your 22 pound bikes, be a real man and ride a 48 pound bike up hill like us knuckle heads do.


    Basically I love gravity and chair lifts to get me up the hill"mountain in these parts".
     
  11. NorCalDoug

    NorCalDoug problems solved daily...

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    Got me a Marin Eldridge Grade. 1990 model :D

    Somehow I knew what the future had in store for me...bright pink toe clips and water bottle holder ;)
     
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    Klein Attitude. Handmade by Gary Klein and his boys in the pre-Trek era.
     
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    Im sticking with my 1987 Kuwahara Aries chrome moly frame, Suzuki wheels. Its as strong as hell and is nicely worn in and still rides like the day I bought it.

    Ill never forget when I 1st bought it and no one in oz had seen any kind of mountain bike before.
    People would come up and ask me about ,even an 80 yo woman:D

    Ive got big balloon tyres and aired down they are perfect on the beach.
     
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    LOL, my old ass bike is still in the catalogue:

    http://www.giant-bicycle.com/us/030.000.000/030.000.000.asp?year=2001&model=10354

    Imagine my surprise when I decided to get a new mt bike after not riding for several years. Disc brakes? Awesome:cheers:

    Now kids, I remember the first mountain bikes which were basically beach cruisers or oversized bmx bikes with a few gears.

    I haven't ridden much in the last two years but I'm starting to want to again.
     
  15. denis

    denis (O) toyota nut (O) SILVER Star

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    I have a crappy, heavy old bike that my dad bought me like maybe 15 years ago -wow I didn't realize it was so long :eek: - I'm not riding that much now. I wish I can find an old fancy sbike frame one day, or maybe an alpinestars "almega" frame, both I dreamt of when I was younger... Or I may just have to try and build it myself, could be a cool project :D

    [​IMG]
     
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    1989 Gary Fisher Hakoo E Koo. My wife bought it new for $800 and had to drive 300 miles to Dallas to get it. I rode it every day at UT but sadly it hangs in the garage whilst my 3 kids are too young for trikes.

    Did I mention that she also had a 1988 FJ62 cruiser with 60k miles when I met her? She got it from her brother in law and sister with 8k miles when they moved to Malaysia.

    Dunbar
     
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    Wow. A Hoo Koo E Koo!!! That was my first bike as well. I think mine was a '96 though. That bike got a lot of miles in the Holyoke Mtn Range in MA and the hills of NH. I think I paid about the same for mine.

    I then upgraded to a used '97 Gary Fisher Joshua Z2 frame with Rock Shox Judy XC long travel shocks for $500. All of the components have been added slowly starting with Kooka cranks. Now nothing is left of the Hoo Koo E Koo, but I keep the receipts for insurance purposes because I don't have a receipt for the Joshua frame. Seems like overkill for the rolling dunes of Florida.

    I'd hate to add up what I've put into this bike. It would probably exceed the initial cost of my Cruiser.
     
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    "mtn" bikes:

    a yellow bike (specialized stumpjumper)

    a white bike with stickers and steel baskets and a bell (raliegh?)

    Santana rio - tandem with 26"wheelset

    One time I rode a bike with a shock absorbing fork...it was cool

    Trying to save for an ARB front bumper so staying current with the latest colors just isn't in the program....The last time I bought a bike was ~1988 (actually we bought each other the tandem as a wedding present when we were married 11 years ago). Since then I just cobble together "hand-me-downs" from folks who upgrade....

    "I want to ride my bicycle" - Queen
     
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    Fat Chance 'Yo! Eddie' - best Cromo bike EVER built......
     
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    I ride a 2005 Gary Fisher Paragon 29er when I'm not running in my NB 1100's.

    Thinking about a 29er Lenz Behemoth when it's available.