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    1. Geriatric Member Chapel's Avatar
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      05-22-2019 12:02 PM #1
      ok... I can't get the geometry of new bikes...
      I appreciate the weight, but the geometry is like... doing downward dog to ride with the lengths of these TTs and the low rise bars and slammed headsets
      I'm 6'3" and 280lbs or so. My current GT Vertigo is ****ED. Completely corroded after this last winter.

      Here it is in 'better days' from 2014.
      I've owned this guy since like 1995 or 96 so I plan to keep it and fix it up at some point, but I'm not sure when that point is going to be.
      Also, it's a low-grade, mid-school bike that weighs an absolute TON

      So, I'm hoping to find something of a similar geometry (I might even just reuse my S&M Perfect 10 bars) that can be 'sat' on if I wanted to.

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      05-22-2019 06:44 PM #2
      I don't know much about BMX, but SE makes some larger BMX bikes that I see older dudes all stoked about. Big Ripper is one, I think. May be worth checking out.

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      05-22-2019 08:10 PM #3
      Quote Originally Posted by A1an View Post
      I don't know much about BMX, but SE makes some larger BMX bikes that I see older dudes all stoked about. Big Ripper is one, I think. May be worth checking out.

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      Yeah, I really am trying to avoid big tire PK Rippers and the like... I want a 20" tire BMX.

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      05-22-2019 10:58 PM #4
      Check out Redline https://www.diamondback.com/bmx-bikes/
      If there something you like, let me know will get you a corporate discount code (save 20-30% off list price). See that a fair trade since I think you gave me a CompUSA discount before
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      05-23-2019 07:59 PM #5
      Quote Originally Posted by OttaCee View Post
      Check out Redline https://www.diamondback.com/bmx-bikes/
      If there something you like, let me know will get you a corporate discount code (save 20-30% off list price). See that a fair trade since I think you gave me a CompUSA discount before
      lol. jesus that was a long time ago.

      I do love a Diamondback. My second stolen bike was a Diamondback way back in 1992. I'm also a big Centurion guy. I still have my 87 Centurion Sport DLX (original owner). Thing is a tank. Diamondback and Centurion were part of the same company a long time ago. Used to get my bikes at Browns.

      do you work for Diamondback?

      God, am I not riding 20s anymore and need at least a 24/26 to get down?

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      05-23-2019 08:37 PM #6
      Whoa...did DB buy Redline? I see they brought the Monocog back. Last I looked into RL they killed off all their MTBs.

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      05-23-2019 09:44 PM #7
      Quote Originally Posted by A1an View Post
      Whoa...did DB buy Redline? I see they brought the Monocog back. Last I looked into RL they killed off all their MTBs.

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      They did buy Redline. Yes VERY pissed Reline got rid of their MTBs, really wanted a single speed from them.
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      05-23-2019 09:45 PM #8
      Quote Originally Posted by Chapel View Post
      lol. jesus that was a long time ago.

      I do love a Diamondback. My second stolen bike was a Diamondback way back in 1992. I'm also a big Centurion guy. I still have my 87 Centurion Sport DLX (original owner). Thing is a tank. Diamondback and Centurion were part of the same company a long time ago. Used to get my bikes at Browns.

      do you work for Diamondback?

      God, am I not riding 20s anymore and need at least a 24/26 to get down?
      Jared - Dont work for Diamondback. Partner supplier discount through work on Diamondback, Redline and Raleigh bikes
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      05-25-2019 03:58 PM #10
      Quote Originally Posted by OttaCee View Post
      They did buy Redline. Yes VERY pissed Reline got rid of their MTBs, really wanted a single speed from them.
      Monocog is back on the DB website. Nice price too.

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