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Pick a buddy a bike. Kona Coiler/Stinky or IH 7.3 (2005)

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  1. Knuckleslammer

    Knuckleslammer took the red pill

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    Buddy, Jimmy2x, he's been on here before is lookin for a nice bike. Looking for something under 2k or so. Aggressive trailbike, slightly on the freeride side.

    He's been looking at the Kona- Coiler/Stinky and the IH 7.3 or whatever.

    I told him the IH would probably be the better of the two as far as componentry and pedalling, but he's tellling me it's 45 pounds? WTF?

    Now the Kona Coiler is a nice bike IMO, but they are skeebs with componentry and I told him he'll be paying like $700 just because it's a Kona.

    Now I'm not bashing Kona at all. I owned one and I liked it. I just think they are SKABS charging high dollars for bikes with sh*t componentry.

    Now the IH would be better value of the 2 but I'm not sure about the 45 lbs. That might be too heavy for what he'll be doing.

    Any ideas on this fellas? Ladies?

    Kevin
     

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  2. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    I'm surprised you're not recommending to him to eschew all that material stuff and get a cheap-ass bike.
     
  3. Knuckleslammer

    Knuckleslammer took the red pill

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    Shhhhhhhhhhhh...................

    I want somebody to ride with. :mumble:

    It's really not about losing all ties with the material world. That is impossible for me at the moment. With me, it was a realization that what is inside affects the outside and a hole on the inside is not filled from the outside.

    Not to go off on a metaphysical rant, but I will anyway, it is not what you own that makes you happy. I don't need 8 bikes and 7 tv's. I'm just trying to live simpler is all. Realizing that my thoughts affect my reality is a realization that I wish all could understand. If you think the same way on the inside, over and over, you will become your thoughts. You will subconsciously choose scenarios in your life without even realizing it, to support your thoughts or idea.

    Ok, bikes :blah:
     
  4. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    Sounds like a cop-out, man. :dancing:
     
  5. golgiaparatus

    golgiaparatus Out of my element

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    its not that thoughts affect reality, its that thoughts affect your perception of reality. In all things there are good and bad... you can choose to see either. Seeing the positive makes you more pleasant, thus attracting better people, also bunnies, and birds and sh!t...
     
  6. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    Yeah - and no matter how hard I try the positive thinking thing, the bars around my neighborhood still suck ass. :mad:
     
  7. Knuckleslammer

    Knuckleslammer took the red pill

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    Well, I still believe in bending reality with thought. It works. Thought is energy and every physical atom at its core is just energy as well.

    When you can step outside yourself and become the observer, you will see things differently. I can bend physical reality with mental thoughts. It works. It's just that time in this dimension prevents things from manifesting as quickly as we like.

    However everything we can think, dream, etc, already exists in the quantum field. I wont get into this too much. But I've had OBE's, I don't talk about it much as people speculate that it's only a dream state. I wont argue with anyone on that. But I will say that in other dimensions of reality, objects appear as quickly as you can think of them.

    Why nobody thinks they are divine in their own right is beyond me. This might piss some people off but I believe that each and everyone of us is a part of God and capable of outrageous things.

    There are emotions for experiences that we haven't even had yet. There is a lot of evolving to do.
     
  8. berkshire_rider

    berkshire_rider Growler

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  9. TreeSaw

    TreeSaw Mama Monkey

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    I think the IH bikes are quite nice as well. I would tell him to ride both and see which fits him better. How tall is he? I am selling some bikes soon that might fit the bill (K2 Disco Monkey...5" front/rear and a C-dale Jekyll). Just a thought.
     
  10. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    You're deluding yourself. ;)
     
  11. Knuckleslammer

    Knuckleslammer took the red pill

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    He is 6' tall. Probably 190 or so?

    Kevin
     
  12. splat

    splat Nam I am

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    Knuck , Have Him get the IH, then you , me and Him ( and Mybe Berkshire_rider ) are going for a ride In Nam! Send Jimmy down the Jump line!
     
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    Knuckleslammer took the red pill

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    what's the jump line, is that new?
     
  14. binary visions

    binary visions The voice of reason

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    Those Iron Horse 7points look damn nice. That's what I'd be getting if I were in the market for a freeride bike at the moment - I was never very enamored of Kona, I think their build quality sucks and, as you said, their components are never particularly great.

    Go with the Iron Horse!
     
  15. splat

    splat Nam I am

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    Yup, New Trail in Nam
     
  16. Flakey Jake

    Flakey Jake Monkey

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    How about the Giant Reign 2006? Aggressive trailbike and the price is right, around 1600.
     
  17. TreeSaw

    TreeSaw Mama Monkey

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    He should definitely ride all of the bikes he can to see which one feels the most comfortable for him (mine are smalls so they wouldn't work out).
     
  18. Echo

    Echo crooked smile

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    A used Yeti 575 would probably set him up straight.
     
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    TreeSaw Mama Monkey

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    True, but they are a tad bit hard to come by ;)
     
  20. narlus

    narlus Eastcoast Softcore
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    there can be only one Divine

     
  21. golgiaparatus

    golgiaparatus Out of my element

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    You need to take more trips to the liq store.

    Drink at home...
    1. you control the TV
    2. drinks are wholesale price by comparison
    3. you control what beers are in stock
    4. you can fall asleep and no one will wake you up to kick you out
    5. You can get in a fight and trow the offender out and still stay to have another drink
    6. No driving home drunk
    7. juke box is free

    Oh and, check Giant to be easy on the wallet yet have top notch components.
     
  22. JimmyTwoTimes

    JimmyTwoTimes Monkey

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    I'm here. I'm alive again. I found a way around those evil corporate proxies and websniffing programs. Ok, so back to the bikes - what's it gonna be?

    (Is the 7Point3 really 45 lbs?!)
     
  23. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    1. I don't watch TV
    2. Right on
    3. Good point
    4. True
    5. I don't fight.
    6. I want one close enough to walk to
    7. Music is just background at the pub

    Sometimes I'd just like a place like this to hang out in and have an ale or two. I mean, most of my drinking would still be done at home, but there's no substitute for a warm, dark pub in which to spend an hour with a pint or two. :D
     
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    I think it is 45 lbs. Nice bike though.
    Look around for a leftover that you can score for cheap. I think there might still be a 19" Stinky (04, 6" travel) left at a shop near me in Greenfield (Western MA), shop is called Wheel World. You could probably score that and upgrade the fork to something nice for less than $2K.

    The entire town of Keene just flooded, maybe you could score a flood sale bike up there? (Take it apart, regrease everything - good to go).
     
  25. jdcamb

    jdcamb Tool Time!

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    Not many women just dropping by the house lately. They all seem to be at pubs. I moved closer to the pub so I can walk/stumble home :D
     
  26. binary visions

    binary visions The voice of reason

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    I don't know how Andy's shop survived, but you could call Bruce @ Andy's Cycle and see if he has any damaged goods that he's interested in discounting.

    He's a cranky old goat, though, so don't be suprised if he gruffly blows you off :D

    (603) 352-3410

    He's the only shop in Keene that's likely to have any freeride-ish inventory that got damaged.
     
  27. JimmyTwoTimes

    JimmyTwoTimes Monkey

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    Welp, I ordered the '06 Stinky. It's arriving this week - I don't know how I'll be able to wait. Waiting SUCKS. So there it is...
     
  28. splat

    splat Nam I am

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    So when Are you and Knuck going to come down and break that Stinky in in the "nam"
     
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    JimmyTwoTimes Monkey

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    If the rain :mumble: ever lets up, we'll be there! :thumb: I've never ridden Nam so that would be a fun way to 'break her in' (and break me in).