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Old 08-24-11, 10:41 PM   #1
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(Sorry... I guess that should be N+2, not N-1)

I said goodbye to an old friend today:



Here she is in some of her many guises over the years:



I was sorry to see her go, but I seriously needed to make some room in my garage. Sometimes it seems that I spend more time collecting and tinkering with my bikes than I do riding them. I let her go for what I considered a fair price (although her sentimental value was much higher). I only hope she brings as much joy (and fewer skinned knuckles) to her new owner.

I also gave another one of my project bikes to my daughter, so I guess I'm down to N+3.
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Old 08-25-11, 04:22 AM   #2
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I think about my old bikes sometimes too.

I like your lock holder. Was it stable?
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Old 08-25-11, 07:04 AM   #3
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I think about my old bikes sometimes too.

I like your lock holder. Was it stable?
I'm assuming that you're referring to the one in this pic?



It's just a cheap lock from a big box store. The bracket actually works quite well; the shackle drops into a recess that prevents it from swinging out of the frame, and it has a QR. One of my daughters has it on her bike now.

Personally, I prefer the u-lock bracket that I'm using now (of course, it only works on bikes that have a rear rack):

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Old 08-25-11, 09:11 AM   #4
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It's always sad when you have to give up a bike, and a lot more when it was a good, well loved one. I just turned in my road bike the evening before yesterday's. I'm getting a new frame set, and looking forward to the new bike, but miss the old one already.
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