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Old 06-27-07, 04:06 AM   #26
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Pair of Florshiem loafers, but you can choose black or cordovan.
I only know for sure that black works. To date, I have done no research with regard to cordovan.
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Old 06-27-07, 04:24 AM   #27
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saddles and pedals are accessories? can you ride without them?
No, but the ones that come on most new bikes are just there so you can test ride it. You almost always need to buy a saddle and pedals to suit your own preferences. I do at least.
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Old 06-27-07, 07:36 AM   #28
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I did not see these mentioned:

spare tubes
tire irons
pump or C02 cartridges (I prefer the pump because I will never run out of air).
allen wrenches (or the multitool mentioned above)

At home it is nice to have a floor pump. Maybe at home a patch kit. When I get a flat, I take my punctured tube home and patch it.

You should get something to clean and relube your drivetrain. I use degreaser and everyone has their favorite chain lube.
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All good suggestions! Thanks folks. Surprized no one mentioned mirror. I find my Blackburn brake mounted mirror an invaluable asset.
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Old 06-27-07, 07:49 AM   #30
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Old 06-27-07, 08:46 AM   #31
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saddles and pedals are accessories? can you ride without them?
I was wondering the same thing.....

On our ride last Sat. morning we passed a guy with a cupholder mounted on the bars... it had a full coffee cup in it. We both wondered how the coffee stays in the cup, even with the lid on.
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Old 06-27-07, 08:52 AM   #32
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an autographed picture of Andy Devine.
And don't forget Froggy the Gremlin. I haven't plunked my magic twanger in years.
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Old 06-27-07, 09:05 AM   #33
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And a new SUV to carry everything in.

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Old 06-27-07, 11:29 AM   #34
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All good suggestions! Thanks folks. Surprized no one mentioned mirror. I find my Blackburn brake mounted mirror an invaluable asset.
Wow. Don't mention that on the Roadie thread. They'll discuss confiscating your bike, and they'd be serious.
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Old 06-27-07, 11:55 AM   #35
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