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AngryScot 09-02-2010 02:17 PM

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Originally Posted by jocflier
Let me get this straight.. You spend 3 hours over at the house,drinking my beer by the way, eating a steak, check out my bike,talk about getting back into shape, and don't even ask this question.:huh :lol3

Take that skate board you have for sale off from the fea market and push that thing back and forth to work.

joc

I did, you were not listening :fitz

I need to get rid of the snowboard long board thing and get one of these for that.
http://www.daddiesboardshop.com/imag...ervish-500.jpg
I am all about the kit to an extent I am not as cheap as VR though :hide
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Originally Posted by VelvtRide
Only $99 at Target, if you can find one that's marked down like I did. :deal


:hide (I am kidding Heidi :wave)

think about something light but tough that would be a good middle ground, and who said this was for me? :augie

EG, I am going to kick you in the nuts next time I am in Tx :poser

AngryScot 09-02-2010 02:41 PM

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Originally Posted by fifthcircle
I think the perfect commuter bike is a hard tail 29er mountain bike, with cross tires on it.

Have a look through THIS THREAD ON MTBR FORUMS. Lot's of different set ups with the 700c wheels (yes, 700c and 29er mountain bike rims the "same size")

ok, I cannot cipher bike talk
what is this and how much trouble would be in $$

http://forums.mtbr.com/showpost.php?...7&postcount=39

EvilGenius 09-02-2010 02:45 PM

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Originally Posted by AngryScot
EG, I am going to kick you in the nuts next time I am in Tx :poser

Hey, it's got real brakes instead of that back pedal BS.

:dunno

AngryScot 09-02-2010 03:30 PM

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Originally Posted by EvilGenius
Hey, it's got real brakes instead of that back pedal BS.

:dunno

true and it has the bling HD factor :dunno

Dahveed 09-02-2010 03:42 PM

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Originally Posted by AngryScot
true and it has the bling HD factor :dunno

Speaking of HD bling factor, I was ordering a ram mount for my new GPS and discovered they also make chrome version of the mount for about 4x the money. I'm guessing they make that for the HD set... :lol3

AngryScot 09-02-2010 04:15 PM

damn, did a bit of poking (reading actually) the thing is a waltswork frame, and way too much $$ for me.

what companies should I look at. I guess initial budget would be 500-600 if this fantasy was to become real life :hide
Much like other money pits, you get a good base then add more expense high pref parts later :D

TheNedster 09-02-2010 04:31 PM

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Originally Posted by AngryScot
damn, did a bit of poking (reading actually) the thing is a waltswork frame, and way too much $$ for me.

what companies should I look at. I guess initial budget would be 500-600 if this fantasy was to become real life :hide
Much like other money pits, you get a good base then add more expense high pref parts later :D

For a new 29er? That's tough. I haven't seen a new, multi-speed 29er for under $700. I think SE and Redline have some single-speeds for around $500 or so. As always, check out CL and eBay. Have you looked @ www.bikesdirect.com ?

Steverino 09-02-2010 04:40 PM

I got a 29r I'll sell ya. I want to move to FS now that I have a road bike and the 29r is off road duty. It is great for rides like our talking about. When I started doing 60-80 mile days it really was hard to get comfy on.

Bimble 09-02-2010 04:48 PM

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Originally Posted by AngryScot
damn, did a bit of poking (reading actually) the thing is a waltswork frame, and way too much $$ for me.

what companies should I look at. I guess initial budget would be 500-600 if this fantasy was to become real life :hide
Much like other money pits, you get a good base then add more expense high pref parts later :D

Got an REI near you?

Labor Day Sale

My favorite

ducnut 09-02-2010 05:35 PM

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Originally Posted by AngryScot
what companies should I look at. I guess initial budget would be 500-600

Giant has the Talon 29er 2 for $750. A bit over, but, it's new.
http://www.giant-bicycles.com/_gener..._72dpiWIDE.jpg

They, also, have the Revel line from $380-$650. Though, they're 26 inch.
http://www.giant-bicycles.com/_gener..._72dpiWIDE.jpg

The Boulder is $330 and 26 inch.
http://www.giant-bicycles.com/_gener..._72dpiWIDE.jpg

If it were me, I'd look into a cyclocross bike. Way more efficient on the road. They can be ridden offroad, though, not railed like a MTB. You can bunny hop them. They're built pretty tough. I'm just looking at how much more efficient they are than an MTB. "Askel" suggested one, too, and he's ridden way more miles on one than I have. They're great bikes, setup properly.

For reference, I have a Specialized Tricross cyclocross bike and a Giant Anthem 1 MTB. I've done several centuries on the Tricross and ride a lot of dirt, gravel, and double-track on it. Even though my Anthem is at the higher-end of MTB's, I can't imagine riding it 28 miles. I strictly ride it offroad and during the winter months. Again, I'd strongly look into a 'cross bike.

VelvtRide 09-02-2010 06:02 PM

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Originally Posted by AngryScot
I need to get rid of the snowboard long board thing and get one of these for that.
http://www.daddiesboardshop.com/imag...ervish-500.jpg
I am all about the kit to an extent I am not as cheap as VR though :hide



:hide (I am kidding Heidi :wave)

:fitz

I had to go cheap - limited budgets do that to a girl. :lol3

jocflier 09-02-2010 06:24 PM

You just said the most wonderful thing on the planet to the Scotsman. REI:lol3 He is the only one that REI will call and ask him if he is ok, because they have not seen him for a while...:rofl


Quote:

Originally Posted by Bimble
Got an REI near you?

Labor Day Sale

My favorite


Wadester 09-02-2010 07:20 PM

To chime in on the "commuter w/offroadish capability" thing -

The main difference between a 'cross bike and a 29er hardtail will be the max tire width the frame will handle (29er = more) and the frame geometry to accept a suspension fork (29er again - hardtail actually means "basic frame with suspension fork")

For the basic request, a 'cross bike would be a good choice. Less $$, more "mature" geometry - tho 29ers are settling in to a standard geometry now it seems.

I got into 29er's relatively cheap - bought a Surly Karate Monkey frame&fork (full rigid, but with suspension height built into the steel fork and matching geometry). Picked up a cheap pair of road bike wheels and ebay'd the rest of the parts. Still had almost $500 in it to start. And had to deal with a 130mm width rear road hub in a 135mm width frame (no biggie with steel, but a nuisance).

Current incarnation as a Mt Fixie, used for shorter afterwork workout rides:

http://i478.photobucket.com/albums/r.../IMG_0052s.jpg

My longer distance ride = Niner RIP9 Full Suspension 29er:

http://i478.photobucket.com/albums/r.../IMG_0215s.jpg

AngryScot 09-02-2010 08:58 PM

lots to read, thanks (apart from jocflier :flip) :lol2
I scootered by the local cycle snobbery market and the guy showed me a trek 7.2fx :confused :D then I saw a few cyclocross bikes too.

Both looked nice the cyclocross was much more street oriented from my view anyway. But that wasn't a bad thing.

I doubt I will buy new, I have the luxury of being around areas where folks ride very $$ bikes and I am sure I can get a deal if I keep looking.

Just need to narrow down what that exactly is. :hide

I guess the cyclocross would be better for panniers and the like eventually, I would like to try cycle camping.

are these good or crap?
http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/..._cross_cx3.htm

AngryScot 09-02-2010 09:00 PM

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Originally Posted by Steverino
I got a 29r I'll sell ya. I want to move to FS now that I have a road bike and the 29r is off road duty. It is great for rides like our talking about. When I started doing 60-80 mile days it really was hard to get comfy on.

would you sell it to an ill humored asshole like myself :dunno


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