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Old 09-21-2011, 04:44 PM
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Old 09-21-2011, 04:45 PM
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i'd love to get a bmx too but i would look really odd. nearly 40 on a bmx
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Old 09-21-2011, 04:53 PM
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That's definitely another option, and the least expensive! I probably won't have the kids in the car when I'm transporting the bike, anyway.
What are these "kids" that you speak of?

Hey Phatlipt745, do you have any non-blurry pics of your lowrider? I'd love to see it.
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Old 09-21-2011, 07:17 PM
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Old 09-21-2011, 07:24 PM
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i'd love to get a bmx too but i would look really odd. nearly 40 on a bmx
I'm almost 42, WTF are you sayin' ?
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Old 09-21-2011, 07:46 PM
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Old 09-21-2011, 07:51 PM
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Damn it, I guess those kids are not laughing "with" me are they ?
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Old 09-21-2011, 08:05 PM
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Old 09-22-2011, 05:32 AM
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Old 09-22-2011, 08:45 AM
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Upgraded the tires to Continental Gatorskins which take 120psi as opposed to the Original tires which only took about 80psi. Much better on the road with the new tires.
I just did a 35 mile charity ride at Pine Mountain, GA last week. Litereally the first bit of riding I've done since I was a teenager than involved hills and some hills were long. I was afraid I was going to crack on the first little incline out of the parking lot. But I got through it. The fat guy made it to the end.
Next year I will ride the 60 mile loop. And in two years I plan to get a proper road bike and attempt the 100 mile loop. But for now, the Marin suits me very nicely. Came down to this and the Specialized Sirrus Sport.
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Old 09-25-2011, 05:31 PM
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My bikes include:
- '86 Trek 700 Tri-series (my first bike that actually fit)
- '90 Specialized Stumpjumper Comp (great riding MTB; nimble and well balanced, steel fork)
- '91 Davidson Impulse; custom paint; 8-sp Campy Record brifter, Chorus rear derailleur, Shimano Dura-Ace crankset, hubs, cassette, brakeset (love this bike for the steel ride, Tange Prestige tubes)
- '03 Serotta Legend Ti; custom built, Campy Record 10 (steel is real, Ti flies!)

Hope to get a carbon bike on of these days...too many to choose.

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Old 09-26-2011, 09:54 AM
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I've got a Marin Nail Trail hardtail that's been good to me (most of the time) the last 5 years. I need an upgrade to FS badly though, so I'm looking at some sort of All-mountain bike that'll handle the occasional DH bike park yet still can be pedaled. And of course, staying within budget will be the hard part.
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Old 09-26-2011, 11:33 AM
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http://www.marinbikes.com/2010/bike_...?serialnum=475

Upgraded the tires to Continental Gatorskins which take 120psi as opposed to the Original tires which only took about 80psi. Much better on the road with the new tires.
I just did a 35 mile charity ride at Pine Mountain, GA last week. Litereally the first bit of riding I've done since I was a teenager than involved hills and some hills were long. I was afraid I was going to crack on the first little incline out of the parking lot. But I got through it. The fat guy made it to the end.
Next year I will ride the 60 mile loop. And in two years I plan to get a proper road bike and attempt the 100 mile loop. But for now, the Marin suits me very nicely. Came down to this and the Specialized Sirrus Sport.
Interesting, never heard of Marin before. What made you choose this one over the Specialized? I'm likely between a Specialized Sirrus or a Trek FX 7.X.
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Old 09-26-2011, 08:01 PM
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Interesting, never heard of Marin before. What made you choose this one over the Specialized? I'm likely between a Specialized Sirrus or a Trek FX 7.X.
My choice was between the Marin, Specialized, and Trek as well. I only listed the two because the Trek was just more expensive and not really better in any way. I liked the Specialized a lot but liked the geometry of the Marin and the front Carbon Fiber fork. I bought it at a local shop in Atlanta that sells both the Sirrus Sport and the Marin Fairfax Alp and they recommended the Marin slightly over the Sirrus.
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Old 09-27-2011, 10:00 AM
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My choice was between the Marin, Specialized, and Trek as well. I only listed the two because the Trek was just more expensive and not really better in any way. I liked the Specialized a lot but liked the geometry of the Marin and the front Carbon Fiber fork. I bought it at a local shop in Atlanta that sells both the Sirrus Sport and the Marin Fairfax Alp and they recommended the Marin slightly over the Sirrus.
Thanks for your comments, I'll check it out. From my research, it seems Specialized and Trek have just about the same feature offering at very similar price points. Since I'm coming off a Trek, I'm leaning towards the Trek but I'll test both at the shop, ask their opinion and see if they carry Marin. In the end, whichever is on sale may simply be the winner.
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Old 09-27-2011, 08:48 PM
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Old 09-28-2011, 06:58 PM
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Also, just bought my son a Trek 3900 disk for his birthday. Trying to get him on the trails with me...



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Old 10-08-2011, 11:34 AM
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Old 10-10-2011, 05:34 PM
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I ride a Specialized SWorks Epic, used to ride a Lenz Sport Revolution(first bike I built by myself when I was 13), and my old road bike was a Klein Qcarbon (out grew it so my mom bought it).

Plus a few other bikes we have around the garage. I think we have like 6? Ha.

Dad has a Sworks Epic as well, just in an XLarge frame.

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3 months ago I bought a custom made titanium Van Nicholas Zion 29'er mountainbike



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which size is this beautifull van nicholas zion 29? i'm going to buy this model..
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Specialized Secteur Triple. Been very happy with this purchase so far. I have almost 400 miles on it now and it just seems to be riding better every time I take it out.
I'm thinking of moving from my flat bar road bike up to the Secteur. How is the geometry compared to the Sirrus? Is it significantly more aggressive? My biggest concern is my back and how much harder the Secteur would be on it.
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