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Old 11-04-13, 02:23 PM   #201
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Project Plowshares had the plan to Nuke Nicaragua to go through there, sea level, W/O locks .
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Project Plowshares had the plan to Nuke Nicaragua to go through there, sea level, W/O locks .
easier for my BSO. I could bring happiness to everyone.
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Except the Nicaraguans (or the Caribbean 'downwinders')
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girls and kids particularly like it and ask about it.
I suppose this is really the only important point, right?
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I suppose this is really the only important point, right?
I got quite a few complements today ... and the bike gets a huge amount of attention ... which is fun

the pints are quite good as well
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I think you should keep the name Mango - it means SUPER FUN!

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super fun mango!

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I had to inflate my tires today. The weather is colder and the bike sits outside, but they also may not be the best tubes
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that canal is old news. china is financing another one.
Really? Financing whom? Where?
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Really? Financing whom? Where?
http://www.theguardian.com/world/201...a-panama-canal

disclaimer: i haven't seen any documentation first-hand, therefore i would not be offended if you choose to consider my statement as hearsay. i do not accept anything in mass media without reviewing the primary literature personally.

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I am in parts of 1, 2, and 3 since I think you paid too much for a bike that is intended to be used for a long term test of a so-called BSO. I know very well about Value Added Taxes and money conversion rates since I dealt with both for 10 years while living in Germany and traveling through Europe, most of it before the Euro was implemented.

Bottom line:
You paid too much if you were really intending to get a so-called BSO for a long term test. I expect your test results will have little to no relevance to anyone looking for an inexpensive bike for commuter use, due to your choice in the "test" bike.

You got too little for your money if you were looking for a basic commute to work bike.
I'm in this camp too. Those things are not all mutually exclusive.
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Old 11-04-13, 11:15 PM   #212
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Well I won't be enlarging my yacht anytime soon to take advantage of the "proposed" wider ditch.
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I'm in this camp too. Those things are not all mutually exclusive.
No one said they were mutually exclusive?
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I found some!
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If you're gonna use colors that "pop" I would keep it to just one, otherwise that bike is too eye popping...
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I found some!
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If you're gonna use colors that "pop" I would keep it to just one, otherwise that bike is too eye popping...
not be mean ... but i'm looking for FGSS ... which is what I said originally?

all those bikes are great, but I don't think they'd be more reliable that this one?

would've been nice to get the clubpoints though as I can use them for flights
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All this talk about the definition of the term is beside the point. He took a bike, call it what you will, and he's testing it. It's worth seeing how the bike fares, no matter how you define BSO or any other term. If you want to test a bottom-of-the-line Walmart bike or equivalent, you can do it yourself. It's not acidfast's job to do it for you.
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Old 11-05-13, 07:36 AM   #217
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There is already a 30 or so page thread around here somewhere with the title of something along the lines of are walmart bikes good enough that devolved into a bunch of people talking about their denalis and how they've modified them into useful bikes.
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Old 11-05-13, 10:33 AM   #218
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i think it's more interesting to set a goal ... how many km do I need to get out of it for it to be deemed a purchase that makes sense at the price point?

10km
100km
1000km
10000km
100000km

£1/km
£0.1/km
£0.01/km
£0.001/km
£0.0001/km

current: 245km and £1.57/km
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great ride again.

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254km/157mi
£395/$617
£1.57/km
€1.87/km
$3.92/mi

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Old 11-06-13, 03:33 PM   #220
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rainy ride today.

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272km/169mi
£395/$617
£1.45/km
€1.72/km
$3.44/mi

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first nickname achieved from students: banana bike.

mission successful so far
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Anyone know where you can customize a multi-speed bike that doesn't cost an arm and a leg?
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Anyone know where you can customize a multi-speed bike that doesn't cost an arm and a leg?
Sure $5.95; install these on your handlebars http://www.amazon.com/Schylling-BST-.../dp/B001L73M7O and you will make your bike unique when you get amongst all the Serious Cyclists™
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Sure $5.95; install these on your handlebars http://www.amazon.com/Schylling-BST-.../dp/B001L73M7O and you will make your bike unique when you get amongst all the Serious Cyclists™
I've been known to do stuff like that. People are embarrassed to be seen with me.
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not so rainy today.

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292km/181mi
£395/$635 total
£1.35/km
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$3.50/mi

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