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Old 08-20-2007, 02:24 PM   #5896
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How about a Schwinn Mesa Mountain Bike for a starter mountain bike for me? It may only be a medium frame, so it may not work. He wants $150.00 for it. I know of no other details, but he is supposed to email me tonight with more information about it.
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Old 08-20-2007, 02:25 PM   #5897
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How about a Schwinn Mesa Mountain Bike for a starter mountain bike for me? It may only be a medium frame, so it may not work. He wants $150.00 for it. I know of no other details, but he is supposed to email me tonight with more information about it.
If it isn't at least a 21" frame, pass.

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Old 08-20-2007, 04:02 PM   #5898
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It was the medium frame which is a 17.5", so I told him thank you for looking but it won't fit me.
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Old 08-21-2007, 07:33 AM   #5899
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I found a used Specialized FSR, but can't get the person to reply to my emails and they didn't list a phone number.
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Old 08-21-2007, 10:09 AM   #5900
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I found a used Specialized FSR, but can't get the person to reply to my emails and they didn't list a phone number.
I have an 03 FSR Disc, its an awesome bike for the money. I got mine barely used for $1200... mine is a medium, its almost big enough for me, its fine until I get into long steep climbs in the dirt, then its hard to keep the front wheel on the ground.
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Old 08-21-2007, 07:32 PM   #5901
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I've commuted a couple times with an mp3 player. There are bike lanes on most of the roads I ride on and it makes the long climb up one of the hills more entertaining if I listen to the morning news. If someone's going to take me out from behind anyhow, I'm not sure that hearing them come up is going to help much, since they pass about 18-30" away anyhow. I'm not sure I could hear the difference between someone coming up behind me in their lane or mine.

Ya know, this brings up a point which I think alot of us forget.

Carry some form of ID on you at all times. I'm surprised at how many cyclists carry nothing but their keys. But if someone clips you solo and they run, how can anyone identify you?

I wear my old dogtag - which at least identifies me, blood type, and SS#.
I've seen the ID bracelets in Bicycling magazine too.
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Old 08-21-2007, 07:40 PM   #5902
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I was riding in Jackson, TN, while I was on vacation to visit the in-laws and I didn't take anything with me then either. When I got back I thought that was one of the dumbest things I had done. I did a 30 miler that day and never even thought about that. I will put something in my tool bag on my seat post with name and emergency contacts.
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Old 08-22-2007, 09:11 AM   #5903
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'08 Treks are out.



But for only about $1000 more, I can have a rear shock too! (might be a good idea with only 28 spokes on the rear wheel)

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Old 08-22-2007, 09:17 AM   #5904
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I wear my old dogtag - which at least identifies me, blood type, and SS#.

Same here.
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Old 08-22-2007, 09:23 AM   #5905
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Askel, Since you are in the "Husky Boy" catagory, I'd strongly suggest looking at some of the Kona's. They have some full suspension bikes built for folks who like to bash around and not have things break.. I've got a "Stinky 5" that I've been pounding the living shit out of for over 5yrs ( the longest I've ever had a mtn bike stay in one piece)

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Old 08-22-2007, 09:34 AM   #5906
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Konas have weird frame geometry, I hated them
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Old 08-22-2007, 09:44 AM   #5907
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Ya know, this brings up a point which I think alot of us forget.

Carry some form of ID on you at all times. I'm surprised at how many cyclists carry nothing but their keys. But if someone clips you solo and they run, how can anyone identify you?

I wear my old dogtag - which at least identifies me, blood type, and SS#.
I've seen the ID bracelets in Bicycling magazine too.
My wallet is always in my jersey's central pocket or in my backpack if I'm commuting. Not a bad idea to put a business card with emergency contacts in the underseat bag, though.
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Old 08-22-2007, 09:47 AM   #5908
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Askel, Since you are in the "Husky Boy" catagory, I'd strongly suggest looking at some of the Kona's.

I can break those too.



I'm just digging the 69er concept right now....
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Old 08-22-2007, 01:03 PM   #5909
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I can break those too.



I'm just digging the 69er concept right now....
That idea proves that there's nothing new under the sun...

Anyone remember the Cannondales from the mid-80s with the 24" rear wheel?

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Old 08-22-2007, 02:19 PM   #5910
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That idea proves that there's nothing new under the sun...

Anyone remember the Cannondales from the mid-80s with the 24" rear wheel?

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