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Old 08-20-14, 09:55 PM   #776
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I calculated the respective purchase costs, maintenance, and running costs against the respective mileage of each vehicle... sorry if I did not show my work professor.

As it is, not buying a bus pass every month more than paid for my wife's bicycle in less than a year when it needed nothing but to be ridden.

When I went car free and had no car payment, insurance premium, or operating expenses that saved me over 10k / year before I even calculated depreciation... I did that for 5 years.
No evidence. Anyone can talk on the interwebs?
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Indeed.
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Indeed.
I'm not trying to be mean. In fact, I believe you, but just want to see some evidence, as you're making jokes about Marley's existence
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off to Frankfurt to hit the old neighbourhood for some apfelwein

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off to Frankfurt to hit the old neighbourhood for some apfelwein

Seems to have changed a lot since the late '80s when I lived in Eschborn
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sorry been travelling and had to help partner move to London!

stats:

2497km/1551mi
544/$865 total
0.21/km
€0.27/km
$0.55/mi
net money saved (bus fare saved minus running costs): 69 (1 month bus pass) + 4 days (18.8) = 87.8/$141.6

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what should I buy with my savings?
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sorry been travelling and had to help partner move to London!

stats:

2497km/1551mi
544/$865 total
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€0.27/km
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net money saved (bus fare saved minus running costs): 69 (1 month bus pass) + 4 days (18.8) = 87.8/$141.6

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what should I buy with my savings?
Apple Smart Watch should be right up your alley!
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Old 09-10-14, 01:51 PM   #785
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sorry been travelling and had to help partner move to London!

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544/$865 total
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net money saved (bus fare saved minus running costs): 69 (1 month bus pass) + 4 days (18.8) = 87.8/$141.6


what should I buy with my savings?
You have just about enough for a Department Store Bike (I suggest a GMC Denali).
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Old 09-10-14, 02:31 PM   #786
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Apple Smart Watch should be right up your alley!
not a bad idea, but I don't really use a smart phone, nevermind an iPhone5 or better, which I would need for the watch right?

also, 349 is kinda pricey!
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You have just about enough for a Department Store Bike (I suggest a GMC Denali).
Believe it or not, I was looking at one of these to use around the green belt surrounding London and it wouldn't be a loss if someone stole it.

Halfords | Falcon Explorer Men's Hybrid Bike - 19"

149 is a good price.

originally, i was looking at this ... but wanted fenders and a rack.

Halfords | Trax T700 Hybrid Bike - 18", Dark Red

it's the same price as shipping my MTB over from Germany
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Believe it or not, I was looking at one of these to use around the green belt surrounding London and it wouldn't be a loss if someone stole it.

Halfords | Falcon Explorer Men's Hybrid Bike - 19"

149 is a good price.

originally, i was looking at this ... but wanted fenders and a rack.

Halfords | Trax T700 Hybrid Bike - 18", Dark Red

it's the same price as shipping my MTB over from Germany
I'd be tempted by that Falcon Explorer, if you don't mind the weight.
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I'd be tempted by that Falcon Explorer, if you don't mind the weight.
I check it out in person and it's quite stout for weekend rides. It's also not a theft magnet like my MTB would be.

The drivetrain looked/felt good and there's no so many hills in the London area anyway.

Some good tubes/tires/tuning and it's probably a great bike for weekend use.

The other option was a folding bike for 149

Halfords | Raleigh Evo-7 Folding Bike

and I'd ride and from the station. Every weekend, I'll be leaving work at 5pm every Friday and taking the train down to London and leaving for back up North at 6pm on Monday morning

then I can get some more rides in over the week
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I check it out in person and it's quite stout for weekend rides. It's also not a theft magnet like my MTB would be.

The drivetrain looked/felt good and there's no so many hills in the London area anyway.

Some good tubes/tires/tuning and it's probably a great bike for weekend use.

The other option was a folding bike for 149

Halfords | Raleigh Evo-7 Folding Bike

and I'd ride and from the station. Every weekend, I'll be leaving work at 5pm every Friday and taking the train down to London and leaving for back up North at 6pm on Monday morning

then I can get some more rides in over the week
Now I don't ride trains and I've never tried a folding bike, but I've always imagined that ... a folding bike is the only way to go, train or bus, or if you frequent some shops along the way. You have the SS already in England right? So you need a folding bike. I wonder if you can get that fitted with a dynamo
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Now I don't ride trains and I've never tried a folding bike, but I've always imagined that ... a folding bike is the only way to go, train or bus, or if you frequent some shops along the way. You have the SS already in England right? So you need a folding bike. I wonder if you can get that fitted with a dynamo
Actually, I can take full-sized bikes on the fast train for free (but only 5 max per train). The folding bike seems like an interesting idea to try something new that I have a reason to (like the SS bike because it's quite flat).

Dynamo hub 20" wheels for 36

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That is a great price for what looks like a serviceable folder. No other cycling peoples is more folding bike obsessed than the poms. Mebbe I'll look at one the next time I visit family...
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I'd be tempted by that Falcon Explorer, if you don't mind the weight.
It's right in line with a Trek 7200 hybrid that I once had.

Its weight was a major factor in its being part of the annual herd cut.
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It's right in line with a Trek 7200 hybrid that I once had.

Its weight was a major factor in its being part of the annual herd cut.
When does onr really notice the weight of a bike?
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Is "traveling" code for "banned by moderators"?
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Is "traveling" code for "banned by moderators"?
lol

I was in Frankfurt and then over in Hungary.

I'm always stressed before travel and as everything builds up so I take it out on BF sometimes. In this case the travel correlated with the ban and lack of internet access, so it was OK.

You need to get a life if you're trolling me.
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It was a legitimate question, I'm sorry you took it as trolling.
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It was a legitimate question, I'm sorry you took it as trolling.
It's not germane to the current narrative line of the thread. And, you're horrible at trolling.
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I guess you are right, it sucks when someone derails your thread with a bunch of b.s. that isn't relavent. Remember that. Welcome back.
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I guess you are right, it sucks when someone derails your thread with a bunch of b.s. that isn't relavent. Remember that. Welcome back.
My point is this is quite a crappy attempt at a derailment (now that you officially admit it).

Anyways, I like the idea of a folding bike.

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