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    Around now and then DnvrFox's Avatar
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    My New Trainer-to-be

    My New Trainer-to-be

    Picked this baby up for $30.

    I already have a set of brand new 26x1.25" totally slicks. I'll get rid of the present mtn bike tires. 21 spd.

    The left trigger shift is very tight/stiff, and the front derailleur seriously needs an adjustment.

    I may need to get a "deeper" stem.

    This can be set up ready to go all year 'round, so I don't have to switch my other bikes in and out of the basement.

    If worse comes to worse, I can always sell it for at least $30. (and no, that is not the required garage door in the background).

    Last edited by DnvrFox; 10-17-06 at 07:48 AM.
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    The rack alone is worth nearly $30
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    Quote Originally Posted by Digital Gee
    The rack alone is worth nearly $30
    Craigslist, of course, and just a few miles away!
    DnvrFox - still bicycling, swimming, walking and weight lifting at 74yo is participating a bit in BFN 50+.

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    Good buy! Hope it serves you well.
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    Nobody ever, ever, has enough bikes. I have 4 and will buy another early next year. Perhaps most of us are always in the process of thinking about the next one. In between, we satisfy ourselves with upgrades, or planning upgrades, most of which we probably don't acquire......because we may as well wait for that next new bike.
    Riding and aging don't get easier, you just get slower at slowing down.] (FiftyPlus observation inspired by G. Lemond.)

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    It looks like it is going to work!

    The STI control for the front derailleur is not functioning totally. But, after considerable adjustment, I can get it to shift between the large chain ring and the middle chain ring just fine (I don't use the small CR on my training regimen). I also got the STI lever to loosen up quite a bit, ala some chain lubricant. The rear derailleur works just fine.

    I will need to keep my eyes open for a longer quill stem, but I bet my LBS has one sitting around. I am heading to the LBS today to get a tube for my 1.25" x 26" slick, and will check for the stem, also. I have figured out that I don't have to buy 2 tubes (duh), as the front tire is only to hold up the front of the bike, anyway, and the current mtn bike tire will do just fine.

    It is currently set up on the trainer, and working just fine.

    So, for $30 - plus a tube and a slick sitting around for the last 6 years (and using my current remote controlled adjustable resistance mag trainer), I have a decent year-round trainer, saving my "utility roadie" for more interesting activities.

    This has been sort of fun!
    Last edited by DnvrFox; 10-17-06 at 08:08 AM.
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