What do your parents/friends not understand about bikes?

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Posted: Mar 25, 2009 at 21:00 Quote
recently created this thread and it shot off.

a lot are being repeated however.
keep it some what original and DON'T turn this thread into a whining fest.

for mine it's:

1) not understanding that a downhill bike is a downhill bike.

2) not understand that when a part is broken, that yes, you do need to poor excessive amounts of money into replacing it.

3) how much fun DH, DJ and any other form of biking really is.
it's super frustrating when you're constantly trying to get better.


let's hear 'em Wink

Posted: Mar 25, 2009 at 21:03 Quote
Why single speed is a good thing
why my $800 bike didnt come with a kickstandlol
im sure there are more but nothing comes to mind.

Posted: Mar 25, 2009 at 21:03 Quote
that using a 3 foot piece of copper pipe to torque in a bb cup was a good idea

Posted: Mar 25, 2009 at 21:04 Quote
Flatulant-Primate wrote:
Why single speed is a good thing
why my $800 bike didnt come with a kickstandlol
im sure there are more but nothing comes to mind.
lmao.
that's what my mom said about my bighit.

Posted: Mar 25, 2009 at 21:04 Quote
fallen55 wrote:
that using a 3 foot piece of copper pipe to torque in a bb cup was a good idea
huh...?

Posted: Mar 25, 2009 at 21:06 Quote
snowtrooperjr wrote:
there expensive....
yeah no kidding.
I didn't understand that either though when I started biking.

500 dollars for a bunch of metal formed into a shape with a few bolts!?

Posted: Mar 25, 2009 at 21:06 Quote
they stripped the threads off the bike because the cup was in crooked

Posted: Mar 25, 2009 at 21:08 Quote
fallen55 wrote:
they stripped the threads off the bike because the cup was in crooked

oooh.
that makes sense.
my mom can't bitch and moan about my ghetto fixing because she doesn't pay for anything.

Posted: Mar 25, 2009 at 21:52 Quote
why i always need a new/different one...xc, dh, dj, cx, etc...

Posted: Mar 25, 2009 at 21:55 Quote
killerkane wrote:
why i always need a new/different one...xc, dh, dj, cx, etc...
I think that's true for all of us.

Posted: Mar 25, 2009 at 21:55 Quote
my parents cant seem to understand why i cant leave my bike the way it came stock and i always have to change parts and customize stuff.

Posted: Mar 25, 2009 at 21:57 Quote
the-ultimate-cyclist wrote:
my parents cant seem to understand why i cant leave my bike the way it came stock and i always have to change parts and customize stuff.
that one bugs me the most.
it's stupid.

Posted: Mar 25, 2009 at 21:59 Quote
mtnbker395 wrote:
the-ultimate-cyclist wrote:
my parents cant seem to understand why i cant leave my bike the way it came stock and i always have to change parts and customize stuff.
that one bugs me the most.
it's stupid.

yeah my parents are always like "i bet we could buy you the most expensive bike in the world and you would still try to mess around and change things on it" and i am just like yeah of course i would.

Posted: Mar 25, 2009 at 22:01 Quote
the-ultimate-cyclist wrote:
mtnbker395 wrote:
the-ultimate-cyclist wrote:
my parents cant seem to understand why i cant leave my bike the way it came stock and i always have to change parts and customize stuff.
that one bugs me the most.
it's stupid.

yeah my parents are always like "i bet we could buy you the most expensive bike in the world and you would still try to mess around and change things on it" and i am just like yeah of course i would.
yeah.
I've looked for a bike that I would be happy with ALL of the components.
I can't find one for the life of me.

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