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Old 01-04-2013, 05:09 AM   #26701
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Not folding, but takeapart?

http://www.sandsmachine.com/
Yes that's the one but up to $700 on top of a frame cost?? That's seems excessive. Is this the only company that makes this type of product? Hello, China?
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Old 01-04-2013, 08:13 AM   #26702
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Yes that's the one but up to $700 on top of a frame cost?? That's seems excessive. Is this the only company that makes this type of product? Hello, China?
There are companies that have pre-made frames that are not S&S... Ritchey is one of them.

S&S are the only commercially available retro-fitable ones. The other option is DIY.
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Old 01-04-2013, 08:21 AM   #26703
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I'll post it here first. then once we've all decided it best go to the dustbin or sculpture wall I'll fleabay it, so the hipsters get a chance at it..

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I see how it is. No love for ADV, letting us at least have peek at it before you go throwing it at some hipster who'll turn it into a fixie.
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Old 01-04-2013, 08:46 AM   #26704
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Yes that's the one but up to $700 on top of a frame cost?? That's seems excessive. Is this the only company that makes this type of product? Hello, China?
Once you've seen an S&S Coupler you won't want anything else.
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Old 01-04-2013, 09:04 AM   #26705
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Once you've seen an S&S Coupler you won't want anything else.
+1 Why take a chance with other options? Penny-wise/pound-foolish.
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Old 01-04-2013, 09:14 AM   #26706
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I'm having my bike converted from a 3x10 to a 2x10 in a few minutes. Just thought everyone would want to know.
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Old 01-04-2013, 09:22 AM   #26707
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I'm having my bike converted from a 3x10 to a 2x10 in a few minutes. Just thought everyone would want to know.
Did you post it on Strava...I bet they'd love to know
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Old 01-04-2013, 10:39 AM   #26708
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>Speaking of exercise, bike racing is ostensibly a form of exercise, though in practice it's more of a self-indulgent repetitive motion akin to masturbation. Also, like masturbation, bike racing can can be a healthy escape, though when done to excess it just makes you walk around all hunched over and leaves you unable to form any sort of meaningful human relationship.



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Old 01-04-2013, 06:59 PM   #26709
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Is a Schwinn S-60 DSX Mountain Bike a good fit for someone 6’4”
I know almost nothing about MTB’s just looking for something to get started
Thanks
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Old 01-04-2013, 07:07 PM   #26710
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Old 01-04-2013, 08:27 PM   #26711
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Old 01-04-2013, 08:46 PM   #26712
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Very interesting and cool! I gave the shop a Facebook like.
Here's a few links to articles on the grand opening.

http://www.bikearlington.com/pages/n...-in-arlington/

http://www.arlnow.com/2013/01/04/old...-in-lyon-park/

http://clarendon.patch.com/articles/...s-in-arlington

I couldn't make it to the opening, but at least my cousin took a few pics.













and a few more before he opened...





BTW, he needs a brake for the 1886 Rudge ordinary in the window, so if anybody has one laying around...

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Old 01-05-2013, 03:28 AM   #26713
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Is a Schwinn S-60 DSX Mountain Bike a good fit for someone 6’4”
I know almost nothing about MTB’s just looking for something to get started
Thanks
How long is a string?


seriously, the brand has nothing to do with size. at 6'4 you almost certainly want an XL bike in whatever brand/model.

that said, Schwinn is now a big-box store brand hawked by Dorel Industries, and generally not very good bikes. if you're just going to be riding a few dozen miles at most, around town, on bike paths etc, then thats fine, but ....

If you are buying a mountain bike to actually ride offroad, I'd suggest visiting some real bike shops, and looking at the major brands like Giant, Specialized, Trek, and the secondary brands like Kona, Jamis, KHS, Cannondale, Marin. if you're the type who goes whole hog for physical activities, I'd suggest looking for a hard tail mountain bike in the $800-1000 new range. if you want full suspension for riding on really rough terrain, then make that $1200 or more as cheap suspension bikes will fall apart in a big hurry if you actually use them. The good stuff will break too, if you huck it off a ledge and blow a landing, but at least its worth fixing..
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Old 01-05-2013, 08:54 AM   #26714
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110mi 6:3X moving time. 7:05 total

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Old 01-05-2013, 09:57 AM   #26715
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Is a Schwinn S-60 DSX Mountain Bike a good fit for someone 6’4”
I know almost nothing about MTB’s just looking for something to get started
Thanks
ths short answer is; it depends on what size the bike is, not who made it or what model it is.

"something to get started" bicycling? or actually mountain biking?
either way, i wouldn't recommend a cheap full suspension MTB.

if you're just getting started bicycling (which is my guess from the way you phrased the question) you're probably talking about riding around town and/or on simple trails, and don't need (or want) full suspension. if you're talking about going out on the trail, it's not likely that a bike can be built with full suspension at that price point that will last long at all under someone our size, and you'll end up spending more trying to keep it working than it would cost to buy a better bike in the first place.

either way, you'd be better served buying a non-suspended bike where they put the money into the bike instead of making it look like it has suspension. if you're truly convinced that even without any experience cycling that you "need" suspension, stay away from the full suspension bikes and get something that's only got a suspension fork.
if you're actually going to be riding it off-road and expect it to be safe and durable, be prepared to spend at least twice as much money.
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