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    I need more cowbell. Digital Gee's Avatar
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    Down to two bikes

    Sold the cruisers to my daughters' former baby sitter, who says my daughter and I can borrow them whenever we want. My daughter (coming up on 16) and I haven't ridden in months, and she has shown no interest or inclination, so they were really just in the way.

    Sold 'em for what I paid for 'em, so that was nice.

    So now I'm down to two bikes. First time in a LONG time!
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    Having never cared for cruisers, I think you chose the right bikes to sell. I am still happily holding at 1 mountain bike, 3 working road bikes with different personalities, and one project-in-progress road bike.
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    Only 2 bikes! The humanity!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Digital Gee View Post
    So now I'm down to two bikes. First time in a LONG time!
    That just means you have room for another one
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    That's just about what I did, now I'm down to 1.
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    I've lost track-what two bikes do you now have?? I think Lucky is history-correct?

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    Just two now, alas. And it seems that they meet 95+% of your needs. One excellent road bike and one excellent hybrid. I suspect even the trusty old Cypress SX is not getting out much.
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    DG: Why have you put us all at risk by sending the universe into a tail spin? Please, this very day, go shopping for another bike, and put things back where they belong.
    Oh I used to be disgusted and now I try to be amused. But since their wings have got rusted, you know, the angels wanna wear my red shoes. But when they told me 'bout their side of the bargain, that's when I knew that I could not refuse. And I won't get any older, now the angels wanna wear my red shoes.

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    Crap, now to maintain the balance, one of us has to buy two bikes!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jppe View Post
    I've lost track-what two bikes do you now have?? I think Lucky is history-correct?
    Correct. See my sig line.
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    I need more cowbell. Digital Gee's Avatar
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    The universe will be okay. I channeled the bike money into tv money and got me a new widescreen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Digital Gee View Post
    The universe will be okay. I channeled the bike money into tv money and got me a new widescreen.
    Since you sold the bikes, it does not violate the first law of bikeodynamics, which is the conservation of bicycle mass and energy. However, the second law of bikeodynamics will cause all of us to grow less satisfied with our bikes over time and require additional expenditures of money to maintain our bicycle equilibrium - i.e., more bikes!

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    Quote Originally Posted by richjac View Post
    However, the second law of bikeodynamics will cause all of us to grow less satisfied with our bikes over time and require additional expenditures of money to maintain our bicycle equilibrium - i.e., more bikes!
    I don't know about that--my personal bike lab is working working on a new paradigm based on the fact that I may have acquired a bicycle that will satisfy nearly all my biking desires. Further reports will be issued on this revolutionary bikeodynamic study.
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    With all the agonizilng you did on dropping serious coin for a new ride, are there any regrets now that you have had ruby for a while? bk

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    I need more cowbell. Digital Gee's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by bkaapcke View Post
    With all the agonizilng you did on dropping serious coin for a new ride, are there any regrets now that you have had ruby for a while? bk
    Just one. I still can't get rid of the problem of my right foot (in particular) "falling asleep" or getting numb. This happens so invariably at about 5 miles that I could use it to measure how far I've ridden. I shake the foot, move it around on my MTB platform pedal, and it goes away, only to return a few miles later. Sometimes get the same thing in the left foot.

    I have yet to test the theory that it's the new pedals, with their pins sticking up, that's the problem. I've tried all the other usual adjustments -- seat fore and aft, up and down, etc. I need to put the old pedals back on and see what happens.

    So I wish that would get fixed. But otherwise? Nope -- I love the bike. I'm approaching the first 1,000 miles now.
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    I have that same problem, dg...

    When I was trying to use only* platforms, it was about every 5 miles. When I put toe clips on, it waited until 10 miles, but then happened about every 5 miles. I bought bike shoes, and that switched the problem... I no longer got the numbness overall, but it concentrated to my outside of the foot.

    Here's my going theory: I think, given the choice, that I use my toes while I'm pedaling, clenching at the bottom of the stroke. I find all numbness goes away if I make a concentrated effort to relax and stretch my toes upwards for the full stroke for about a quarter mile.

    If I have my clips on tight and am working on my spinning, I do not have an issue. I think I'm a leadfoot on the pedals, in other words. I also think my left leg is slightly shorter than my right, which is why I got my saddle sore on the new saddle on the left. I think my right foot takes more of the burden.

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    So this is a problem that is unique to riding Ruby? It isn't there when you ride the Cypress?

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