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NX_Focus 08-22-2011 05:34 PM

Mountain bikers??
 
I am looking for members that ride. I have been a rider for a long time, got out of it for the past 8 yrs. but got back in 2 mnths ago. so was wondering if members do much of it. places they like & ect..

zx3_bmxrider 08-22-2011 07:50 PM

This is weird 2 mountain bike posts in a row. lol Ive been riding bmx for 6 or 7 years, and I just started messing around with mountain bikes 2 years ago. I mainly ride mountain bikes in the fall and winter. I have an old Gary Fisher Mullet. I always thought it was ironic because I had a mullet in elementary school, and I believe my helmet is a 661 mullet.

zx3_bmxrider 08-22-2011 07:51 PM

Oh I see you are the same person. lol

02fordsvt 08-22-2011 09:19 PM

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Yes I'm a Mountain biker. Got the bike I own now in 2007 and have been addicted ever since. I have been doing a lot more lately after I got my bike rack for the car and have been exploring a lot of the Western edge of the Adirondack State Park in New York. There are a lot of great places to ride if you know where to look.

NX_Focus 08-22-2011 09:37 PM

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Originally Posted by 02fordsvt (Post 3792909)
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Yes I'm a Mountain biker. Got the bike I own now in 2007 and have been addicted ever since. I have been doing a lot more lately after I got my bike rack for the car and have been exploring a lot of the Western edge of the Adirondack State Park in New York. There are a lot of great places to ride if you know where to look.

what rack you get? i got 3 different ones & did not like any of them. i did not like how the stramps rested on my wing. i hate to see the paint scratched or rubbed off. also the hook dig n to the paint. so i put foam on them.

02fordsvt 08-23-2011 06:45 AM

I use a hitch mounted rack. They are the best because, if it's a good one, nothing ever has to touch the car and it takes as long as hooking up a trailer to install.

Now, the one I have cost about $30 from Harbor Freight so it is definitely not the best and between my dad and I, we have altered or rebuilt just about every part of it. But know that it is fixed and customized for my bike, it works great.

Here's how it came out of the factory:
http://i1117.photobucket.com/albums/...TugHill012.jpg

How it looks now:
http://i1117.photobucket.com/albums/...RiverRd025.jpg

If you look close, you can see that I still run a strap across the rear window for security after the bottom pin that hold the rack upright failed awhile back and landed the bike partially in the dirt. Fortunately, it failed in a driveway and didn't damage the bike too much.

NX_Focus 08-23-2011 07:19 AM

Nice mod wrk. I was looking into a rack. but i am planning on a custom way to hide the reese part behind the bumper. so once the rack is off you will not see that square peg hole.

02fordsvt 08-23-2011 07:28 AM

Thanks, my dad can get most of the credit because he is the one who can do the metal work.

If you plan on only carrying a bike, the hitch can be tucked way under the car and it is not very noticeable at all, but covering it up would still be better. Let me know what you figure out.

zx3_bmxrider 08-23-2011 11:07 AM

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Originally Posted by 02fordsvt (Post 3792909)
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lol Yes I saw the avatar. I just check new posts, and I dont really look who posts it. i checked after I posted again. hah

NX_Focus 10-21-2011 01:22 PM

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Originally Posted by 02fordsvt (Post 3793239)
Thanks, my dad can get most of the credit because he is the one who can do the metal work.

If you plan on only carrying a bike, the hitch can be tucked way under the car and it is not very noticeable at all, but covering it up would still be better. Let me know what you figure out.

ok, well getting to it now.lol. i was in Brown County Aug 28th, had a bad crash. broke ribs 6 & 7 on Aines, right out of a rock garden.

but this is what i started today for my mach up.
http://i1200.photobucket.com/albums/...0-21113212.jpg
http://i1200.photobucket.com/albums/...0-21113236.jpg
http://i1200.photobucket.com/albums/...0-21114140.jpg
http://i1200.photobucket.com/albums/...0-21114151.jpg

how I got my ideas.
this is from sea sucker site. this bike kit is 260.oo. but holds a lot of weight.lol
http://i1200.photobucket.com/albums/...0-21123008.jpg

idea on what i want to do with my hitch. keep hidden
http://i1200.photobucket.com/albums/...0-21123404.jpg


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