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New at mtb, help?

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  1. ZanTehMan

    ZanTehMan Chimp

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    Okay, so a few weeks ago there was a bike left in my yard, (probably stolen) it is a Specialized Expedition Sport, so i pumped up the tires, and went to a few hills in the neighborhood, and to my suprise, it is fun as hell! Ive decided that i want this to be my hobby since im out of school and have a lot of time on my hands right now, any advice you can give to a new rider is appreciated, Thanks :thumb:
     

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  2. moff_quigley

    moff_quigley Why don't you have a seat over there?

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    Find the owner of that bike and give it back.
     
  3. ZanTehMan

    ZanTehMan Chimp

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    I tried, at first i was just trying to get rid of it, cops told me that they get so many stolen bikes it isnt even funny, they said that if someone calls asking for it i have to give it back :S I even took it to the shop that i came from (had a sticker on it) and they couldnt find who it was.
     
  4. jonKranked

    jonKranked Press Button, Receive Stupid

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    don't get too attached to it, and start looking for a new bike in case the owner tries to claim it.

    other than that, enjoy the ride!
     
  5. I Are Baboon

    I Are Baboon Run, Forrest, Run!

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    Yes, ride the hell out of that bike and have fun. You did the right thing by trying to give it back...what more can ya do?

    Welcome to ridemonkey.
     
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    jonKranked Press Button, Receive Stupid

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    also, definitely get a helmet. i'd take an ugly helmet over the most kickass wheelchair any day.
     
  7. ZanTehMan

    ZanTehMan Chimp

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    Are there any brands that are better than others?
     
  8. Mr Jones

    Mr Jones Turbo Monkey

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    Enjoy it while it lasts. But score one for yourself. There's nothing like riding YOUR OWN bike :thumb:
     
  9. jonKranked

    jonKranked Press Button, Receive Stupid

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    for general trail and xc (cross country) riding, not so much. Find a local bike shop, and try a bunch on. Get something that fits you well and is comfortable.

    reputable brands are bell, giro, 661, fox. heck, even the helmets that trek and specialized make are really good these days.
     
  10. TheMontashu

    TheMontashu Pourly Tatteued Jeu

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    A helmet every year or 2 is still allot cheaper than a life time supply of depends. Much less the cost of getting some one to change them for you
     
  11. moff_quigley

    moff_quigley Why don't you have a seat over there?

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    Voice of experience. :monkey:
     
  12. ZanTehMan

    ZanTehMan Chimp

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    but theres nothing like riding a FREE bike as well