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Old May 30th 04, 06:45 AM
James Lynx
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I'm curious about something. I have been reading this forum on
Mountain Bikes and notice that a lot of you either have two mountain
bikes, one for mountain biking, and one with street/road tires for
riding on the street, or you have one bike and you have two sets of
tires/rims, one with knobs for the mountain biking and one with street
tires.

Curious why you choose to ride a mountain bike on the streets instead
of a road bike. I am getting back into riding bikes after a 20 year
break from it. I'm 36 and used to ride a BMX Team Mongoose which I
still have but am too big for it now. I never liked your traditional
10 speed bike, or as they call them now street bikes. I was even
considering fixing up my Mongoose and riding it again on the streets
but realized that I'm too big for that bike. I could do it but it
wouldn't be a pretty site. So the next logical step would be to get
another bike. Okay which one? I don't care for road bikes. They are
cool for some people but for me not my cup of tea so to speak. Okay
so what do I get a cruiser or a mountain bike? The cruiser I tried
was very nice. Very comfortable bike but I think I wanted something
more durable and also the option to jump off curbs and occassionally
ride on dirt. So I go for a mountain bike. Not a high end mountain
bike BUT a pretty good Fuji Discovery II. I think it's a good bike.
So far so good. I still kinda want to get a cruiser bike but for now
the mountain suits my needs. I changed the tires to street/road
tires because the tires with knobs create too much resistance in my
riding and it gets hard to ride especially in hilly areas where I
live. Maybe one day I'll get a cruiser and ride that on the street,
put mountain bike tires back on the Fuji and go off roading.

So why do you ride a mountain bike on the road instead of riding a
road bike or even a cruiser?


Thank You,


James
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Old May 30th 04, 07:28 AM
Westie
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James Lynx wrote:
I'm curious about something. I have been reading this forum on
Mountain Bikes and notice that a lot of you either have two mountain
bikes, one for mountain biking, and one with street/road tires for
riding on the street, or you have one bike and you have two sets of
tires/rims, one with knobs for the mountain biking and one with street
tires.

Curious why you choose to ride a mountain bike on the streets instead
of a road bike. I am getting back into riding bikes after a 20 year
break from it. I'm 36 and used to ride a BMX Team Mongoose which I
still have but am too big for it now. I never liked your traditional
10 speed bike, or as they call them now street bikes. I was even
considering fixing up my Mongoose and riding it again on the streets
but realized that I'm too big for that bike. I could do it but it
wouldn't be a pretty site. So the next logical step would be to get
another bike. Okay which one? I don't care for road bikes. They are
cool for some people but for me not my cup of tea so to speak. Okay
so what do I get a cruiser or a mountain bike? The cruiser I tried
was very nice. Very comfortable bike but I think I wanted something
more durable and also the option to jump off curbs and occassionally
ride on dirt. So I go for a mountain bike. Not a high end mountain
bike BUT a pretty good Fuji Discovery II. I think it's a good bike.
So far so good. I still kinda want to get a cruiser bike but for now
the mountain suits my needs. I changed the tires to street/road
tires because the tires with knobs create too much resistance in my
riding and it gets hard to ride especially in hilly areas where I
live. Maybe one day I'll get a cruiser and ride that on the street,
put mountain bike tires back on the Fuji and go off roading.

So why do you ride a mountain bike on the road instead of riding a
road bike or even a cruiser?


Did I miss something or didn't you answer your own question?
If you don't like road bikes, don't want a cruiser, feel too old to be
riding a BMX and do want something a little more robust to jump off kerbs, a
mountainbike is a logical choice.
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Old May 30th 04, 07:45 AM
S o r n i
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Westie wrote:
James Lynx wrote:
I'm curious about something. I have been reading this forum on
Mountain Bikes and notice that a lot of you either have two mountain
bikes, one for mountain biking, and one with street/road tires for
riding on the street, or you have one bike and you have two sets of
tires/rims, one with knobs for the mountain biking and one with
street tires.

Curious why you choose to ride a mountain bike on the streets instead
of a road bike. I am getting back into riding bikes after a 20 year
break from it. I'm 36 and used to ride a BMX Team Mongoose which I
still have but am too big for it now. I never liked your traditional
10 speed bike, or as they call them now street bikes. I was even
considering fixing up my Mongoose and riding it again on the streets
but realized that I'm too big for that bike. I could do it but it
wouldn't be a pretty site. So the next logical step would be to get
another bike. Okay which one? I don't care for road bikes. They
are cool for some people but for me not my cup of tea so to speak.
Okay so what do I get a cruiser or a mountain bike? The cruiser I
tried was very nice. Very comfortable bike but I think I wanted
something more durable and also the option to jump off curbs and
occassionally ride on dirt. So I go for a mountain bike. Not a
high end mountain bike BUT a pretty good Fuji Discovery II. I think
it's a good bike. So far so good. I still kinda want to get a
cruiser bike but for now the mountain suits my needs. I changed
the tires to street/road tires because the tires with knobs create
too much resistance in my riding and it gets hard to ride especially
in hilly areas where I live. Maybe one day I'll get a cruiser and
ride that on the street, put mountain bike tires back on the Fuji
and go off roading.

So why do you ride a mountain bike on the road instead of riding a
road bike or even a cruiser?


Did I miss something or didn't you answer your own question?
If you don't like road bikes, don't want a cruiser, feel too old to be
riding a BMX and do want something a little more robust to jump off
kerbs, a mountainbike is a logical choice.


That, and it's a lot cheaper to have two sets of wheels/tires than it is to
have two nice bikes (generally speaking).

Bill "two mtbs and one road for the record" S.


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Old May 30th 04, 02:00 PM
(Pete Cresswell)
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RE/
So why do you ride a mountain bike on the road instead of riding a
road bike or even a cruiser?


When I ride on the road - either getting to/from someplace else or for the
occasional road ride I ride all the way over on the shoulder which, on many of
the third-world roads of Southeastern Pennsylvania, is roughly equivalent to
off-road riding. Also, the shoulder comes and goes....raising a choice between
riding on dirt,grass and chancing somebody coming around a blind corner in their
new Ford Excursion with the mirrors fully extended and talking the cell phone
while doing 45-50 in a 25 zone..... or somebody overcorrecting as they meet a
UPS van coming the other way...
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Old May 30th 04, 02:58 PM
Monique Y. Mudama
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On 2004-05-30, James Lynx penned:

So why do you ride a mountain bike on the road instead of riding a
road bike or even a cruiser?


1. Not everyone has the money for two bikes.

2. You can take a mountain bike anywhere a road bike can go; it will be
slower, but you can do it. You can *not* take a road bike anywhere a
mountain bike can go.

--
monique

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Old May 30th 04, 03:04 PM
Corvus Corvax
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(James Lynx) wrote

Okay so what do I get a cruiser or a mountain bike?


Neither:

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Old May 30th 04, 04:44 PM
Mike Vandeman
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On 29 May 2004 22:45:48 -0700, (James Lynx) wrote:

..I'm curious about something. I have been reading this forum on
..Mountain Bikes and notice that a lot of you either have two mountain
..bikes, one for mountain biking, and one with street/road tires for
..riding on the street, or you have one bike and you have two sets of
..tires/rims, one with knobs for the mountain biking and one with street
..tires.
..
..Curious why you choose to ride a mountain bike on the streets instead
..of a road bike. I am getting back into riding bikes after a 20 year
..break from it. I'm 36 and used to ride a BMX Team Mongoose which I
..still have but am too big for it now. I never liked your traditional
..10 speed bike, or as they call them now street bikes. I was even
..considering fixing up my Mongoose and riding it again on the streets
..but realized that I'm too big for that bike. I could do it but it
..wouldn't be a pretty site. So the next logical step would be to get
..another bike. Okay which one? I don't care for road bikes. They are
..cool for some people but for me not my cup of tea so to speak. Okay
..so what do I get a cruiser or a mountain bike? The cruiser I tried
..was very nice. Very comfortable bike but I think I wanted something
..more durable and also the option to jump off curbs and occassionally
..ride on dirt. So I go for a mountain bike. Not a high end mountain
..bike BUT a pretty good Fuji Discovery II. I think it's a good bike.
..So far so good. I still kinda want to get a cruiser bike but for now
..the mountain suits my needs. I changed the tires to street/road
..tires because the tires with knobs create too much resistance in my
..riding and it gets hard to ride especially in hilly areas where I
..live. Maybe one day I'll get a cruiser and ride that on the street,
..put mountain bike tires back on the Fuji and go off roading.
..
..So why do you ride a mountain bike on the road instead of riding a
..road bike or even a cruiser?

Stupidity. There's no reason to ride a bike with such high rolling resistance,
unless you just love wasting money on tires.

..Thank You,
..
..
..James

===
I am working on creating wildlife habitat that is off-limits to
humans ("pure habitat"). Want to help? (I spent the previous 8
years fighting auto dependence and road construction.)

http://home.pacbell.net/mjvande
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Old May 30th 04, 04:45 PM
Mike Vandeman
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On Sun, 30 May 2004 18:28:55 +1200, "Westie"
wrote:

..James Lynx wrote:
.. I'm curious about something. I have been reading this forum on
.. Mountain Bikes and notice that a lot of you either have two mountain
.. bikes, one for mountain biking, and one with street/road tires for
.. riding on the street, or you have one bike and you have two sets of
.. tires/rims, one with knobs for the mountain biking and one with street
.. tires.
..
.. Curious why you choose to ride a mountain bike on the streets instead
.. of a road bike. I am getting back into riding bikes after a 20 year
.. break from it. I'm 36 and used to ride a BMX Team Mongoose which I
.. still have but am too big for it now. I never liked your traditional
.. 10 speed bike, or as they call them now street bikes. I was even
.. considering fixing up my Mongoose and riding it again on the streets
.. but realized that I'm too big for that bike. I could do it but it
.. wouldn't be a pretty site. So the next logical step would be to get
.. another bike. Okay which one? I don't care for road bikes. They are
.. cool for some people but for me not my cup of tea so to speak. Okay
.. so what do I get a cruiser or a mountain bike? The cruiser I tried
.. was very nice. Very comfortable bike but I think I wanted something
.. more durable and also the option to jump off curbs and occassionally
.. ride on dirt. So I go for a mountain bike. Not a high end mountain
.. bike BUT a pretty good Fuji Discovery II. I think it's a good bike.
.. So far so good. I still kinda want to get a cruiser bike but for now
.. the mountain suits my needs. I changed the tires to street/road
.. tires because the tires with knobs create too much resistance in my
.. riding and it gets hard to ride especially in hilly areas where I
.. live. Maybe one day I'll get a cruiser and ride that on the street,
.. put mountain bike tires back on the Fuji and go off roading.
..
.. So why do you ride a mountain bike on the road instead of riding a
.. road bike or even a cruiser?
..
..Did I miss something or didn't you answer your own question?
..If you don't like road bikes, don't want a cruiser, feel too old to be
..riding a BMX and do want something a little more robust to jump off kerbs, a
..mountainbike is a logical choice.

What's the big attraction of "jump off kerbs", other than trying to wreck your
bike?
===
I am working on creating wildlife habitat that is off-limits to
humans ("pure habitat"). Want to help? (I spent the previous 8
years fighting auto dependence and road construction.)

http://home.pacbell.net/mjvande
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Old May 30th 04, 04:46 PM
Mike Vandeman
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On Sun, 30 May 2004 07:58:16 -0600, "Monique Y. Mudama"
wrote:

..On 2004-05-30, James Lynx penned:
..
.. So why do you ride a mountain bike on the road instead of riding a
.. road bike or even a cruiser?
..
..1. Not everyone has the money for two bikes.
..
..2. You can take a mountain bike anywhere a road bike can go; it will be
..slower, but you can do it. You can *not* take a road bike anywhere a
..mountain bike can go.

So why not just stay on the road? DUH!
===
I am working on creating wildlife habitat that is off-limits to
humans ("pure habitat"). Want to help? (I spent the previous 8
years fighting auto dependence and road construction.)

http://home.pacbell.net/mjvande
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Old May 30th 04, 05:13 PM
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A MTB works better in sand,rain, snowand even
high winds on roads. Lets not forget it can take objects on the road
700c X 23 tires.

I MTB 2004










 




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