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Hi,

I've been lurking on this Forum for a while and finally decided to join. Really I just wanted to say thanks to all of the seasoned folks here that take the time to answer our questions.

This is a great community with TONS of good info.

If anyone else out there has been lurking for a while, spend the two minutes it takes to join and say hi.

Thanks again!
 

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Hello back! :) Yep, I had much help during my process in selecting my first bike. Glad I found this place.
 

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I was a lurker for a while, and one thing I learned is that there are a lot of cutthroat members here, a good amount of helpful people as well, found tons of biased riders that will say one thing is better than the other even though they've never tried or had experience with the other product, and finally particular sections have different atmospheres. For example, the 29er people seem to have a totally different mentality than the Commuters and so on and so forth. People who have a passion and can accept anyone riding a bicycle no matter how light/heavy (etc) their bikes are, are most likely the most helpful, not the ones with the most post-count.

Enjoy the board as I have, but be aware when you start a thread, the chances are, there's probably a crap-ton of threads that are just like it that's been debated in the past.
 

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LUNARFX said:
I was a lurker for a while, and one thing I learned is that there are a lot of cutthroat members here, a good amount of helpful people as well, found tons of biased riders that will say one thing is better than the other even though they've never tried or had experience with the other product, and finally particular sections have different atmospheres. For example, the 29er people seem to have a totally different mentality than the Commuters and so on and so forth. People who have a passion and can accept anyone riding a bicycle no matter how light/heavy (etc) their bikes are, are most likely the most helpful, not the ones with the most post-count.

Enjoy the board as I have, but be aware when you start a thread, the chances are, there's probably a crap-ton of threads that are just like it that's been debated in the past.
Haha. No kidding! I probably won't be starting many threads. At least not in the begginers forum. Most questions have been asked dozens of times. Honestly that is why I started this thread. Just a little encouragement for the regulars that keep the begginers forum active.

Although I was looking at a pretty cool Mongose at Walmart. Full suspension and everthing....:D
 

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Hi,

Been lurking here for about a year, checking the forums and product reviews. Not really new to MTB'ing, but I've only been back into it for the past year or so after a long layoff. Anyway, this seemed like a good thread to do the introduction thingy.

Last Winter a backpacking buddy of mine asked if I wanted to start riding with him and his cohorts, so I pulled the '88 steel Stumpy (BioPace!! :D ) down from the rafters and gave it a go. A week later I did my first ever night ride with them, and I was hooked. Again.

Now -- 25 lbs lighter and a hell of a lot stronger -- I'm riding a 2007 i-Drive 4, which I really like as an all-around bike. Looking to do a few upgrades. Also starting to get the itch to build something from the frame up. Maybe a nice light XC HT? I want to try my hand at a 24-hr race next Fall. Already been looking at threads & product reviews for an idea of what I can get with this year's tax refund. One bad thing about SoCal is that there's hardly ever any down time to work on a bike.

Look forward to talking some details soon. Cheers to all.
 

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Umm...

random walk said:
...so I pulled the '88 steel Stumpy (BioPace!! :D )...
That's some old school right there. How much purple ano parts are on your Stumpy.
 

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Ken in KC said:
That's some old school right there. How much purple ano parts are on your Stumpy.
None that I'm aware of. They did have some funky colors back in the day.

Here's a nearly exact replica:
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/SPECIALIZED-S...temQQimsxq20091124?IMSfp=TL091124181003r34448

Even looks like my bar ends which I only added last year.

I still have the Deore BioPace crankset & 28/38/48 rings in storage. Last year I changed them out for a FSA DynaDrive crankset and 22/32/44 rings. Everything else is stock except the saddle, Forte campus pedals and hybrid tires (which are about to disintegrate).
 
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