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  1. Reactor

    Reactor Turbo Monkey

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    I was at the bike shop and saw a new GT peace 9r... Pretty soon I was seeing it in my dreams. I could even see myself owning and riding it. Then I bought it. Have I become geh? Or is it a caused by a combination of elevated liver enzymes and the dozen or so medications I'm on combined with starting a new fitness program ? Or do 29'ers actually make sense?
     

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  2. ThePriceSeliger

    ThePriceSeliger Mushhead

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    Na man, you cought teh ghay.
     
  3. Slugman

    Slugman Frankenbike

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    Ghey... NTTAWWT

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  4. Zark

    Zark Hey little girl, do you want some candy?

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    I test rode a Spec. Rockhopper 29r last week.
    my first 29r experience was a parking lot test that left me with two impressions.
    1. slow to acclerate
    2. bad/funky steering.
     
  5. syadasti

    syadasti i heart mac

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    It has bigger, heavier, weaker wheels what did you expect? Some of that might also be geometry. I have no interest in them after parking lot and test riding friend's niner HT on the trail.
     
  6. Reactor

    Reactor Turbo Monkey

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    I'm mostly going to use it when I have to go somewhere and need to lock up a bike. Locking up a motolite with CK hubs/headset an carbon around here is just about useless. No one in their right mind would steal a low end 29er. I am going to give it a fair shake on the trail to see if it is worth upgrading or considering in the future.
     
  7. syadasti

    syadasti i heart mac

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    For commuting 29er is almost always the better option versus 26er.
     
  8. ito

    ito Mr. Schwinn Effing Armstrong

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    I bought a Karate Monkey 5 years ago, haven't looked back since.

    Of course, I've also been questioning my sexuality for those 5 years, at least.

     
  9. Secret Squirrel

    Secret Squirrel There is no Justice!

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    For some odd reason, this is the first thing that popped into my head when I saw this...


     
  10. N8 v2.0

    N8 v2.0 Not the sharpest tool in the shed

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    Yeeeah.. a parking lot ride is the best way to test out a mountain bike.




    :rolleyes:
     
  11. Slugman

    Slugman Frankenbike

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    He wasn't looking at a mountain bike... he was looking at a 29er
     
  12. N8 v2.0

    N8 v2.0 Not the sharpest tool in the shed

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    whoa!! u got me there mr smartie!


    :rolleyes:
     
  13. laura

    laura DH_Laura

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    I totally ogled the hell out of a gary fisher 29'er the other day, then I saw it was a 29'er and I thought "oh, ewwwwww". Still it was hot and I want it. I was making mods to it in my head. I've already named it.

    Oh, pictures?
     
  14. N8 v2.0

    N8 v2.0 Not the sharpest tool in the shed

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    it's amusing that a lot of people dont know a 29r is a 29r unless it is parked next to a little wheeled bike.
     
  15. ito

    ito Mr. Schwinn Effing Armstrong

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    :rimshot:

    :plthumbsdown:

    Secret Squirrel, I'm not sure I like that comparison.
     
  16. Zark

    Zark Hey little girl, do you want some candy?

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    That why I said "parking lot test" not "epic all day ride test"
    I'd ask if you are really that dense but we all know the answer:disgust1:
     
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    laura DH_Laura

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    It said 29'er in the bike.
     
  18. ito

    ito Mr. Schwinn Effing Armstrong

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    29ers ride better on Romero than they do the parking lot. :busted:
     
  19. Zark

    Zark Hey little girl, do you want some candy?

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    I'm sure they do Ryan:busted:
     
  20. Reactor

    Reactor Turbo Monkey

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    while I got it with rolling around the streets of phoenix in mind, I DO plan to take it on some multi hour rides on dirt. Pemberton seems like a good test. If I like it I'll upgrade.
     
  21. Dartman

    Dartman Old Bastard Mike

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    From all I hear about 29'ers you should take it out on Goat Camp. A 29" wheel should make it like a paved road. :p
     
  22. Reactor

    Reactor Turbo Monkey

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    LordOpie MOTHER HEN

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    It's funny... everyone is moving to larger wheels and I'm going smaller.

    My road bike has 26" wheels and I couldn't be happier.
     
  24. Reactor

    Reactor Turbo Monkey

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    Problem is goat camp would probably break ME! I've heard some horror stories about that trail.
     
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    r464 Turbo Monkey

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    I have never asked whether you are gay.

    Perhaps if I had to spend some time with you, the question might come to mind, but as it stands I have no opinion on the subject.
     
  26. Dartman

    Dartman Old Bastard Mike

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    You're probably right. I tried to ride it but it was late in the day and I gave up. Fortunately

    http://www.petefagerlin.com/video/goatcamp.wmv
     
  27. stinkyboy

    stinkyboy Plastic Santa

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    I commuted on a rigid SS Karate Monkey for a bit and liked it except the gearing was too slow, got bored and sold it.

    Erik at the Pig is very wise in the ways of 29.
     
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    r464 Turbo Monkey

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    Karate Monkey!

     
  29. LordOpie

    LordOpie MOTHER HEN

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    uhh, FYI, you can change the gearing.
     
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    stinkyboy Plastic Santa

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    Exactly!
     
  31. LordOpie

    LordOpie MOTHER HEN

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    Are you saying that your bikes mean no more to you than your ex-wives?

    You need to get in touch with the universe and realize what's important.
     
  32. stinkyboy

    stinkyboy Plastic Santa

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    Or my 30 something cars I've had?

    I'm densensitized by anything that lasts, because nothing does.

    People and things come and go, and trying to hold on to anything in life is futile, especially a woman.

    It's great to brush up against some greatness sometimes in between trips to the store, work, idiot Americans and the lot, but not at least being semi nomadic IMO is a waste of life.
     
  33. skinny mike

    skinny mike Turbo Monkey

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    so by your reasoning we should value things like bikes(aka material objects) very highly in our lives?
     
  34. Dartman

    Dartman Old Bastard Mike

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    Mine (bikes) live in my house with me. Problem?
     
  35. LordOpie

    LordOpie MOTHER HEN

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    The Dartman is wise and understands all.
     
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    LordOpie MOTHER HEN

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    Just for the record, you're an EOBF, so your opinion no longer matters. That should be your title, as you remember.
     
  37. Spero

    Spero ass rainbow

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    None whatsoever.
     
  38. loco-gringo

    loco-gringo Crusading Clamp Monkey

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    uhm - it should be spelled out.
     
  39. ito

    ito Mr. Schwinn Effing Armstrong

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    Word. I wish I could find some nomadic pvssy though.
     
  40. LordOpie

    LordOpie MOTHER HEN

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    *sigh*

    Equal Opportunity Ball Fondler.


    Equal Opportunity Ball Fondler. Equal Opportunity Ball Fondler. Equal Opportunity Ball Fondler. Equal Opportunity Ball Fondler. Equal Opportunity Ball Fondler. Equal Opportunity Ball Fondler. Equal Opportunity Ball Fondler. Equal Opportunity Ball Fondler. Equal Opportunity Ball Fondler.

    Can I go now?