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Old 06-08-2015, 11:04 AM   #11 (permalink)
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those bikes just look expensive.
You really don't want to know how much those cost.
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Old 06-08-2015, 11:17 AM   #12 (permalink)
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those bikes just look expensive.
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You really don't want to know how much those cost.
Let's just say I flew first class to Dubai on the air miles I accrued buying both machines.
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Old 06-08-2015, 11:24 AM   #13 (permalink)
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I've always wonder what the difference between a crit and a race bike is. Crits are essentially a short sprint race? I assume that a crit bike geometry is shorter and more aggressive?
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I've always wonder what the difference between a crit and a race bike is. Crits are essentially a short sprint race? I assume that a crit bike geometry is shorter and more aggressive?
A criterium is a fast-paced race on a short course.

The geometry of the Evo and the CAAD10 are basically the same. I ride the CAAD10 Black Inc in crits because the aluminum frame just feels tighter and I wouldn't mind as much if it gets destroyed.
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Old 06-08-2015, 11:44 AM   #15 (permalink)
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Got my latest BMX bike for $200 on craigslist. For a fully custom Standard hand made frame, I was pretty pleased!

I need to get new bars (these narrow once aren't good for whipping the bike around) and some Frequency G tires, but it was a great flatland bike for the money! Typically a good flatland bike runs over $800 easy...

I also have the perfect place to ride at the end of my street!


Here is one of my old ones from back in the day, Dyno Pro Compe team model frame, and custom parts.
1988 Dyno Pro Compe Team Model - BMXmuseum.com

Hopefully I can relearn some of my old tricks...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-0_xwbvJwp4

But, at least I can still do this! haha!


Been working on my hops too, wanna see if I can hop 40 inches being over 40...
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Old 06-08-2015, 07:29 PM   #16 (permalink)
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You really don't want to know how much those cost.

You got that right...and I thought telling fibs to the wife about markers was hard.

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Old 06-08-2015, 07:38 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Old 06-08-2015, 09:41 PM   #18 (permalink)
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in excert from an article on vice, your picture made me think of it, you might take offence though
How to Be a Cyclist Without Being a Dick | VICE | United States

better yet, avoid being the wacky cyclist in general.

This goes for recumbents, which are a great way to wind up in the wheel hub of a dump truck, and nude rides. These are less a form of protest as they are an opportunity for men to expose themselves to kids outside of Chatroulette.

what that said, i dont hate on recumbents, ive always wondered what it would be like to ride one, but with as expensive as my "standard" bike was to get into.. i cant imagine what your recumbent cost you
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Old 06-08-2015, 11:22 PM   #19 (permalink)
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recumbent bicycles are awesome. However, I'd be really worried that cars couldn't see me. not being able to maintain speed while going up a hill is annoying, but those straight line and down hill speeds make up for it.
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The thing about riding a 'bent trike on the road that bothers me is head height=bumper height. If you are hit in any direct kind of way, it's over.

The wife and I ride trikes together. I bought one for her because of a balance issue. I liked it so much I got another..for her...We mostly ride on cart paths, trails, or really deserted areas when possible. Any time we are going to be in traffic I add the flags, turn on lights, wear bright colors, etc. My thoughts are that anyone unable to see a refrigerator sided item moving down the street....but yet it's never safe to overestimate the abilities of a cager.
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