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PostSubject: Re: What's a good beginner bike for me to get?   Tue Mar 03, 2009 10:04 am

oh and how long does Danscomp take to ship?
as in when should it show up on my door?
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PostSubject: Re: What's a good beginner bike for me to get?   Tue Mar 03, 2009 10:11 am

oh it only takes about 3 days maybe 4 depending on where you live and if you order on a saturday they process on sunday but cant ship till monday.

So weekdays are a good time to buy.

As for vistageckos advice on your friend it was truly inspirational.

Also for the gyro you can still do barspins with a straight cable i was able to spin mine twice but i couldnt barspin lol. Plus barspins dont count if you stand on the pegs they only count if you are in the air just for the heads up.
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PostSubject: Re: What's a good beginner bike for me to get?   Tue Mar 03, 2009 10:39 am

aww dammit.
lol fine in the air it is
then what do you do when you just pop a wheelie and spin the bars?

4 days is pretty dang quick
i dont really need to try out the bike right?
i've tried out others and i know the size is right
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PostSubject: Re: What's a good beginner bike for me to get?   Tue Mar 03, 2009 10:45 am

Yeah you dont need to try it out it should take a day or a week and then you will be adjusted to it perfectly.

As for the barspins you have to do them in a bunnyhop so you get both tires off the ground and throw the bars and catch,but you wont need a gyro ever because its not like your going to throw a tripple barspin. You can practice them however by standing on the pedals while riding and pinching the frame with your legs and then picking up the front and throwing the bars.

Whatever you do dont learn them by standing on the pegs not only do they not really count but if you ever want to learn the right way it will be very hard to make the change.
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PostSubject: Re: What's a good beginner bike for me to get?   Tue Mar 03, 2009 10:49 am

okay cool
just need to fix my mom's mindset
she thinks all bikes are the same
i should just go to the local bike shop and pick up a GT
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PostSubject: Re: What's a good beginner bike for me to get?   Tue Mar 03, 2009 11:13 am

I bet i could change her mind if she joined me in the chatbox.
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PostSubject: Re: What's a good beginner bike for me to get?   Wed Mar 04, 2009 8:15 am

nah i explained the difference between the bike we saw and the one ima get.
looks like i just need to track down my dad and get him to place the order
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PostSubject: Re: What's a good beginner bike for me to get?   Wed Mar 04, 2009 2:22 pm

ok i ordered today, which is a tuesday
it should show up
on monday or tuesday right?
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PostSubject: Re: What's a good beginner bike for me to get?   Thu Mar 05, 2009 5:39 am

I ordered some stuff from Danscomp last Tuesday, and I got it all Thursday, because I'm only 1 state away from their warehouse. So depending on where you are, it should get there between Friday and Saturday.
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PostSubject: Re: What's a good beginner bike for me to get?   Thu Mar 05, 2009 9:07 am

oh and i ordered at around 730pm my time
they sent me a confirmation email in 5 minutes but they wouldn't ship till today right?
also, where is their warehouse?
im in California
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PostSubject: Re: What's a good beginner bike for me to get?   Thu Mar 05, 2009 10:58 am

Oh my box says Illinois. Maybe they have several? If they are shipping from Illinois it will take 4-5 days. They shipped it today. They will ship day of if you order by 4:30, or if you order after that time, they ship next day.
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PostSubject: Re: What's a good beginner bike for me to get?   Thu Mar 05, 2009 11:56 am

illinois?
the one i heard about was in indiana
they probably do have more than one then.
I got the shipping notification
ETA next tuesday
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but theres a typo in the address so ill have to call up fedex and have em reroute it...
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PostSubject: Re: What's a good beginner bike for me to get?   Thu Mar 05, 2009 12:09 pm

A week isn't too bad of a wait. Be sure to take some pics of it when it arrives.
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PostSubject: Re: What's a good beginner bike for me to get?   Thu Mar 05, 2009 1:24 pm

ah that sucks you have a typo in the address. In texas it only takes me about 4 days.
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PostSubject: Re: What's a good beginner bike for me to get?   Thu Mar 05, 2009 1:41 pm

lol i know but still... I will take pics too >=D
and the typo might slow it up. hope not. probably not, if we call tomorrow morning.
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PostSubject: Re: What's a good beginner bike for me to get?   Fri Mar 06, 2009 9:47 am

yeah hope everything works out well. Ive been buying from danscomp for a while now and ive been really satisfied with them because of the deals they offer and no tax and great selection.
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PostSubject: Re: What's a good beginner bike for me to get?   Sat Mar 07, 2009 11:16 am

i called them
they said that the typo is probably nothing
and that fedex will figure it out, or call me cuz my number's on it.
so all's well until tuesday, when it's supposed to come
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PostSubject: Re: What's a good beginner bike for me to get?   Sat Mar 07, 2009 11:18 am

Thats good you got the gap right?
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PostSubject: Re: What's a good beginner bike for me to get?   Sat Mar 07, 2009 11:24 am

mhm
the blue and white one
anything i should be aware of before getting it?
would i be able to bike 2miles to school every day with a 15lb backpack?
or would it kill me.......
cuz i heard that bmxs are not comfy at all lol
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PostSubject: Re: What's a good beginner bike for me to get?   Sat Mar 07, 2009 11:33 am

Yeah it shouldnt be too hard i ride around all day and dont get tired. It may be hard at first but you will get used to it. Bmx bikes are not comfy though I lowered my seat all the way down so if i want to pedal i have to stand up but its easier that way. Basically get speed coast and repeat.
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PostSubject: Re: What's a good beginner bike for me to get?   Sat Mar 07, 2009 11:37 am

i might keep my seat up when going to school
that way my legs can extend more and my knees don't die by the time i reach high school
but for other stuff i might lower it.
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PostSubject: Re: What's a good beginner bike for me to get?   Sat Mar 07, 2009 11:48 am

It's not that bad. My knees actually hurt more when I sit down. When you sit down and pedal, you are doing twice the work, and putting even more strain on your legs. You'll see when you ride your bike.
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PostSubject: Re: What's a good beginner bike for me to get?   Sat Mar 07, 2009 12:21 pm

yeah i know what you mean
but standing up and pedaling does get sore....
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PostSubject: Re: What's a good beginner bike for me to get?   Sat Mar 07, 2009 12:22 pm

Sitting down is even worse.
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PostSubject: Re: What's a good beginner bike for me to get?   Sat Mar 07, 2009 12:27 pm

probably
i looked at the design of the bike
my knees would have to fold too much to be comfortable
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