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Old 06-19-09, 03:26 PM   #1
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Panasonic Before/After

Got this DX-4000 for $100 including a Blackburn trainer. Sold the trainer and the PD-7401 pedals for $50, so I've got $50 in it + some MKS pedals/clips/straps I had + some tires I had + some new levers with hoods ($35 and used the old levers and some hoods I had lying around on another project) + new bar tape($8). So, for $93 out of pocket I'm pretty happy with it.
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Old 06-19-09, 03:30 PM   #2
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in other news, is that a monstrous aloe plant in the background?
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Beautiful bike!
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Wow! that is a huge aloe vera plant.
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Wow! that is a huge aloe vera plant.
Not aloe vera, it's Agave americana, more commonly known as the Blue Agave or Century Plant. The main ingredient in fine tequilas.

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Yep, that's our monster Agave, it's about 14 years old. The Century Plant part is a bit of a misnomer, they usually last 20 years or so. It's a grand sight to see one go, it will put up about a 20 foot tall flower that looks like a giant Asparagus and then fall over and shrivel up. Back to the bike, 6 speed 105 SIS-check, Nitto stem- not sure on this, it reads CUSTOM and I assumed it was an SR, TIG welded fork crown-check, S#- 7F0**** is stamped into the bottom lug of the head tube.
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Yes, very nice bike and thank you for the information on the Blue Agave. We have bikes like yours in Kansas, but nothn' like that plant.
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