first Coker, etc

I have just started riding again, having not ridden for maybe 10 years. I
bought a basic coker and have been riding it on the bike path at my local
beach in Hermosa, CA. Obviously I can’t do many tricks because of its mass,
but it is greeat for long rides.
Anyway, I really want to learn tricks and thought a good trials 20" would be
the way to go…But I wonder if my Scwhinn 24" could be used if I were to
put a fat tire on it. I thought the 24" would be better for me since I am
5’11 and about 165. I wonder if a 20", even with a 400 mm seatpost will be
big enough for me.Would it be easier for me to just get a 20" trials uni,
like the 2006 torker dx as a decent starter? Is the schwinn just to heavy
for trials riding? Plus, it has sloped crown not good for putting your foot.

PS: How do I change the “john Doe” in the “from” column? thanks!

the 2006 DX is a good choice… its good and cheap and trialsy… a wee bit heavy… but still its only like 15 lbs so nothing crazy heavy… i recomend that


Hi Terry,
You will get a ton of advice about the trials unis from folks who know more than I do.

You can register for the forum as a user or member by going to and registering. It’s a painless procedure and you can post an avatar and a member profile if you like, too! THis will get your name up. there may be other ways for news group people, but I don’t know that.

It seems that you’re posting from Usenet (the newsgroup) through using Microsoft Outlook Express 6.00.2900.2180. I’m not sure how to change your user name in Outlook Express, I think it is something like Tools - Accounts to edit your news account. Like podzol said, most people in this community post through . If you want to stick to Usenet though, I’m all for it! I do that too (even though I temporarily use to post because of a software glitch). I usually use FreeAgent as a newsreader, sometimes Agent. These two are far more versatile newsreaders than Outlook Express. The Usenet interface to, especially via (Free)Agent, has distinct advantages over (and some disadvantages too, frankly). If you want to know more, email me via .