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Old 01-23-2009, 09:36 AM   #9586
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now now... this is not cycling related
Sure it is!

Well


Maybe not.




I'd like to see you on the track! I bet you haul ass! Got pics?

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Old 01-23-2009, 09:39 AM   #9587
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Sure it is!

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I'd like to see you on the track! I bet you haul ass! Got pics?

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kinda hard to take those self-portraits and hang on for dear life at same time.

I haven't been going much this week or so; it has been SO nice outside. Plus, they cannot seem to keep the prices consistant and I cannot afford $20/ride nor commit to the same day/time/6 weeks for the discount
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Old 01-23-2009, 10:57 AM   #9588
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Old 01-23-2009, 06:32 PM   #9589
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Hey all,

I need some advice. I'm looking to get back into MTB'ing after a few years away from it. I'm completely out of shape and would like to drop some weight before my wedding this June, while having some fun. I'm 5'10 240 (was down to 220 six months ago). I see myself riding anything from fireroads to singletrack. I'm looking to spend ~$600, maybe a little more for the right bike. Thanks in advance.
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Old 01-23-2009, 06:38 PM   #9590
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got any bulletin boards up at your local shop for used machines? $600 won't buy shit new
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Old 01-23-2009, 06:38 PM   #9591
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Hey all,

I need some advice. I'm looking to get back into MTB'ing after a few years away from it. I'm completely out of shape and would like to drop some weight before my wedding this June, while having some fun. I'm 5'10 240 (was down to 220 six months ago). I see myself riding anything from fireroads to singletrack. I'm looking to spend ~$600, maybe a little more for the right bike. Thanks in advance.
Since yer here in Zonieland, check out craigslist Phx. Lots of bikes for sale there. I'm looking for something in the 58-60cm range and keep looking there as well as here in Tucson.

If you want to go 'from the ground up' there's at least one frame on both websites. There's a Salsa Dos Niner that looks here in Tucson. Need parts, wheels, etc for it tho.

AFA complete bikes, you're looking at an 18" at the smallest, prolly 19" would fit better, but it depends on you.

XT/XTR is muy bueno, but for a(nother) first bike, you can go as low as LX and have a good bike.

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Old 01-23-2009, 07:36 PM   #9592
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Since yer here in Zonieland, check out craigslist Phx. Lots of bikes for sale there. I'm looking for something in the 58-60cm range and keep looking there as well as here in Tucson.

If you want to go 'from the ground up' there's at least one frame on both websites. There's a Salsa Dos Niner that looks here in Tucson. Need parts, wheels, etc for it tho.

AFA complete bikes, you're looking at an 18" at the smallest, prolly 19" would fit better, but it depends on you.

XT/XTR is muy bueno, but for a(nother) first bike, you can go as low as LX and have a good bike.

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Thanks for the advice. I think it'd be fun to build up but I have a feeling I'd get out of hand with $$$ on stuff. I'm starting to watch the PHX CL but I don't even know what to start looking regarding brands etc. I'd even consider a nice rigid setup.
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Old 01-23-2009, 07:49 PM   #9593
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Sixer, for the money the Redline Monocog 29er is the best way to go,imho. I bought one a few months ago and ride it constantly, 29" tires, rigid, single speed, steel frame, disc capable wheels and frame/fork mounts and....... $450 out the door. Yeah, for the first month you pay heavily on climbs,however, once you get used to it you'll never ride with gears or 26" tires again. good luck
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Old 01-23-2009, 08:27 PM   #9594
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Thanks for the advice. I think it'd be fun to build up but I have a feeling I'd get out of hand with $$$ on stuff. I'm starting to watch the PHX CL but I don't even know what to start looking regarding brands etc. I'd even consider a nice rigid setup.
Fetish is local to you guys up there. I like my SAC...

As long as you compare ebay, CL, and the mail order places, you can get great deals on stuff to build up a bike piece by piece. I built a complete XTR bike for $400 out of pocket. That included some bits for free as well as stuff I had layin around, so your price may be a few hundred $$ more in the end.

Takes a while to do it that way, but it CAN be done.

Oh, and for around here and at your size, I'd go 29er.


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Old 01-23-2009, 09:50 PM   #9595
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Fetish is local to you guys up there. I like my SAC...

As long as you compare ebay, CL, and the mail order places, you can get great deals on stuff to build up a bike piece by piece. I built a complete XTR bike for $400 out of pocket. That included some bits for free as well as stuff I had layin around, so your price may be a few hundred $$ more in the end.

Takes a while to do it that way, but it CAN be done.

Oh, and for around here and at your size, I'd go 29er.


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I'm really digging the looks and simplicity of the Redlines. Am I going to be hating myself getting a single speed? I'm going to be in pain at the start no matter the gears I have to chose from. All I'm reading about 29er's is making me jones for one.
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Old 01-23-2009, 09:53 PM   #9596
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I'm really digging the looks and simplicity of the Redlines. Am I going to be hating myself getting a single speed? I'm going to be in pain at the start no matter the gears I have to chose from. All I'm reading about 29er's is making me jones for one.
I'm not too high on Redlines, but there's them out there that likes em.

I'm also not too keen on SS bikes as only bikes, but I also haven't really ridden one off-road. This comes from riding fixed back and forth to work, so take it with a grain of salt.

HTH

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Old 01-24-2009, 07:34 AM   #9597
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for the last few years all I've had for a mtn bike has been a SS which has been really fun and simple. One thing I would recommend is to make sure you get in shape gradually before you start really pounding hard climbing etc so you don't blow your knees out. These are pretty $$ efficient to build up too.
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Old 01-24-2009, 02:17 PM   #9598
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Is anyone familiar with curtlo cycles? I'm planning to race some singlespeed this year and I'm looking at some custom steel frames. I'm hoping to get away with something a little lighter than a stock (surly, on one, etc) frame but still have a nice steel ride.

http://www.curtlo.com/frame_pages/solo.html

There are some more expensive options out there but at $825 for a custom frame and paint, curtlo has my attention.
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Old 01-24-2009, 06:52 PM   #9599
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Is anyone familiar with curtlo cycles? I'm planning to race some singlespeed this year and I'm looking at some custom steel frames. I'm hoping to get away with something a little lighter than a stock (surly, on one, etc) frame but still have a nice steel ride.

http://www.curtlo.com/frame_pages/solo.html

There are some more expensive options out there but at $825 for a custom frame and paint, curtlo has my attention.
There's nothing wrong with Curtlo except not too many people know who they are.

Brew
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Salsa?
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U sure you really need a custom SS?

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Old 01-24-2009, 09:36 PM   #9600
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Any of you Boulder folks up for riding at the velodrome tomorrow (sunday)?
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