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Old 04-08-2008, 05:59 PM   #8056
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info about mounting a bicycle on my DR 650?

wow, i had no idea that there was a cycling thread here, very happy. I was wondering if anyone could send me (or post) a link or info about mounting a bicycle? I went coast to coast on my DR and really missed cycling. plus I also want the mount for SAG support on century rides. I would appreciate any help

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Old 04-09-2008, 03:20 AM   #8057
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...mounting a bicycle?

I'm pretty sure that's illegal in Georgia.






Seriously though, pretty much everything I've seen involves some sort of homebrew approach to mounting a cartop carrier. I might try the same thing this summer.
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Old 04-09-2008, 04:19 AM   #8058
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I'm pretty sure that's illegal in Georgia.
I would bet in Georgia, Alabama and Kentucky that is not a problem, as long as you are related to the bike in some way.



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Seriously though, pretty much everything I've seen involves some sort of homebrew approach to mounting a cartop carrier. I might try the same thing this summer.
I am planning on making something for my Kawasaki Voyager XII to put two bicycles on the hitch, and also making a separate golf club carrier, as I have a few people requesting them.
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Old 04-09-2008, 05:00 AM   #8059
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Vintage BMX

I have raced BMX in an indoor track when I was a kid in Detroit. Just thinking about those times brings joyful tears.
I stumbled upon a BMX bike link and got a bug to buy one. Browsing Ebay I found some vintage bikes, but most of them were from a few guys that build em' with scattered parts. What's a good resource for finding a vintage BMX bike? An old Hutch, Redline, Mongoose would suffice. I rode a Mongoose when I was a kid with SkyWay Mag wheels.
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Old 04-10-2008, 06:53 AM   #8060
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I started this thread in NE Region - thought it might be useful to reference it in this thread....

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...37#post6735837
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Old 04-23-2008, 10:21 AM   #8061
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Finally got back onto my bike because I am a FAT FUCK and need some exercise. Rode Saturday and today - only 15 miles or so each and all I gotta say is man my TAINT hurts.

I need two more good rides and it won't be a problem anymore(gone through this before) but man it's annoying now.
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Old 04-23-2008, 11:01 AM   #8062
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I can not stress this enough. Wear good bike shorts. If you're a fat fuck (me too), wear a pair of basketball shorts on top and no one will even know. But the comfort over distance factor will increase like you're suddenly pedaling on a cloud. Dont fear the lycra. Just hide it if need be.
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I started with shitty shitty shorts. As soon as I got a good pair, it was like night and day.
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Old 04-23-2008, 11:08 AM   #8063
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I was wondering if anyone could send me (or post) a link or info about mounting a bicycle?

There are a few ideas in this thread.
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Old 04-23-2008, 11:20 AM   #8064
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I can not stress this enough. Wear good bike shorts. If you're a fat fuck (me too), wear a pair of basketball shorts on top and no one will even know. But the comfort over distance factor will increase like you're suddenly pedaling on a cloud. Dont fear the lycra. Just hide it if need be.
Thanks for that. Yeah I wear Pearl Izumi shorts and tights if cold weather like this morning. Not a problem with lycra, just a first time on bike in a while issue. Happens every year.

6'4" 223ish - I don't feel like a FF except when the wife gives me the look about my little beer belly. But it's sooooo cute, I say.
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Old 04-23-2008, 10:22 PM   #8065
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1st venture into 29er land....

I rented this from one of the local shops and had a blast on three rides this last weekend. 1st time on full suspension and the same for 29" wheels. I have to say I enjoyed it and want a new bike more than before. I can also rent Giants, Ibis, Specialized & Ventana from other shops for some further comparison.

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Old 04-24-2008, 08:31 AM   #8066
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I have decided to start riding a bicycle again, to get in shape after some surgery. I also looked at my old bike and decided that am going to get something new and nice. I am not going to be riding down a hill a 60mph or bounding over tree roots and bolders. Just nice riding on the "roads" (they are gravel/mud) around the house and perhaps places like the Katy Trail.

I am looking at these two bikes and am looking for suggestions.

Giant Sedona DX
http://www.giant-bicycles.com/en-us/...le/1277/29338/

or
Trek Navigator 3.0
http://www.trekbikes.com/us/en/bikes...r/navigator30/

Any other suggestions? Opinions on the two above bicycles?
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Old 04-24-2008, 08:36 AM   #8067
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I have decided to start riding a bicycle again, to get in shape after some surgery. I also looked at my old bike and decided that am going to get something new and nice. I am not going to be riding down a hill a 60mph or bounding over tree roots and bolders. Just nice riding on the "roads" (they are gravel/mud) around the house and perhaps places like the Katy Trail.

I am looking at these two bikes and am looking for suggestions.

Giant Sedona DX
http://www.giant-bicycles.com/en-us/...le/1277/29338/

or
Trek Navigator 3.0
http://www.trekbikes.com/us/en/bikes...r/navigator30/

Any other suggestions? Opinions on the two above bicycles?
I rode a Giant Sedona for the past 5 or 6 years. Great for gravel roal riding. I've done rides of 40 miles with it. I never had any issues beyond replacing tires.
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Old 04-24-2008, 10:12 AM   #8068
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I have decided to start riding a bicycle again, to get in shape after some surgery. I also looked at my old bike and decided that am going to get something new and nice. I am not going to be riding down a hill a 60mph or bounding over tree roots and bolders. Just nice riding on the "roads" (they are gravel/mud) around the house and perhaps places like the Katy Trail.

I am looking at these two bikes and am looking for suggestions.

Giant Sedona DX
http://www.giant-bicycles.com/en-us/...le/1277/29338/

or
Trek Navigator 3.0
http://www.trekbikes.com/us/en/bikes...r/navigator30/

Any other suggestions? Opinions on the two above bicycles?


Consider opinions but...
Test ride those models in your appropriate size and any others that appeal to you when you are at bike shop. Pick what you like best. Good bike shops will allow test rides and help with fit.

Good luck!
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Old 04-24-2008, 11:43 AM   #8069
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Fruita Fat tire fest roll call!!!

anyone going this weekend? I will be down there...
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Old 04-25-2008, 06:58 AM   #8070
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I have decided to start riding a bicycle again, to get in shape after some surgery. I also looked at my old bike and decided that am going to get something new and nice. I am not going to be riding down a hill a 60mph or bounding over tree roots and bolders. Just nice riding on the "roads" (they are gravel/mud) around the house and perhaps places like the Katy Trail.

I am looking at these two bikes and am looking for suggestions.

Giant Sedona DX
http://www.giant-bicycles.com/en-us/...le/1277/29338/

or
Trek Navigator 3.0
http://www.trekbikes.com/us/en/bikes...r/navigator30/

Any other suggestions? Opinions on the two above bicycles?
I sell Sedonas. Decent hybrids, but nothing special.

If yer lookin to get more performance-oriented kinda bikes, but still upright-ish check out the Dual-sport line from Fisher: Kaitai, Utopia, Montare or more road-ish: Mendotta.

Depends on whatcha want em for. If yer cruisin around the neighborhood, get the hybrid. If yer gonna go out 'riding' get something nicer.

HTH

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