Discussion in 'Off-Topic Forum' started by FuNsTeR, May 21, 2012.
i have a Forme Element ... it's a hard tail mountain bike
i use it almost every day
It's a Honda CBF 250, use it every day.
don't have a bike, but thinking of getting one soon just to keep fit.
Aluminium hard-tail mountain bike with rack & panniers.
I'm about 16 in the picture (4 years ago). I've had the bike for about 7 years in total, and it's never let me down, though the tyres and breaks are both worn nearly through
I've taken some substantial camping trips on it too, and I cycle to and from lectures on it now I'm at uni.
My only complaint is the fairly low top gear.
I use a GT Avalanche 2.0
Had it about 3 years. Thought I'd spend a few quid on it at Xmas to bring it back into line. Budgeted about £80 to replace the cranks, chain, pedals, cables etc. Took it to the shop and the estimate kept rising from £80 to £120 to £150. Cost me £175 in the end.
It only cost me £260 from eBay as an almost new, second user machine. Next time instead of trying to repair I'll just sell it and get another one
To be honest, I'd say it's generally worth those big bills. You wouldn't have saved much by getting an all-new bike and selling that one, and you've ended up with a better bike (because presumably parts were replaced how you wanted them replaced, and it's in better condition now than you bought it in).
I've had no professional work done on my bike in all of its seven years, but I think I might make the upgrade to disc brakes, replace the tyres and get a rear-wheel with a longer top gear next time something goes wrong
There's a broken one out in my garage that some guy left here... No idea what brand it is.
I used to have Haro and Raleigh mountain bikes when I was a kid but don't have one now. I should get one, could be healthy for me.
Really good way to improve your general fitness and stamina - you can do it for longer than things like running, because it's not percussive, and you don't have to be fit to start with. Also not as boring or expensive as the gym
I have some kind of rusty old thing with two flat tyres standing on my balcony, I'm not even sure if the wheels turn on it anymore. It used to have 18 gears (or whatever it's called on a bike in english) but right now I'm probably lucky if I can even move the levers...
Scott Speedster S50 FB with Mavic Openpro Rims/105 Hubs
Not quite that bad yet
it's kinda driveable.
This is a job for...
Left my normal bike parked too long next to the tree...
OMG, you still in the tree lol
If you change the Cassette or Cogs, you may need a new chain as well.
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