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    I need more cowbell. Digital Gee's Avatar
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    The Orange Crush is ready to Rock 'n' Roll!

    So I took the Peugeot to the LBS (the fine folks at Adams Avenue Cycles) this morning. He said it was a really good machine, with nice components. He lubed the front shifter and suddenly everything worked pretty good. Apparently there was a lot of gunk inside it. The FD was only "slightly" out of alignment, and it took him about thirty seconds to fix that. He took a test drive, and all is well. The bike shifts easily.

    He recommended keeping the tires that are on it, said they're fine. Brakes, good. Cables, good. Even the saddle met with his knowing nod of approval.

    So, tallying it all up:

    Bike..........$0.00

    LBS.........$10.00

    Feeling of excitement for upcoming trail rides: Priceless!

    With warm weather coming this weekend, I'm looking forward to a little trail ride to see how it goes.
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    Ride Dg, Ride !!!!!!!!!!!

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    Wow! That's quite a gift from the cycling gods you received with this one. Happy trails to you....
    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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    Pedaled too far. Artkansas's Avatar
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    Congratulations Gary. Sounds like you have a great machine there.

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    Good show, the shifters were the ticket then........ Now go have fun with the bike.



    Oh.....and get a copy of Zinn for the next time.

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    Time for a change. stapfam's Avatar
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    Time to find some Mud. So the bikes works- The rider might not but he can improve- and time to take it out. Want the pics of your ride- but keep it short. This is not a bike for your Century rides- but training for a metric is a possibility.
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    I need more cowbell. Digital Gee's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by stapfam View Post
    Time to find some Mud. So the bikes works- The rider might not but he can improve- and time to take it out. Want the pics of your ride- but keep it short. This is not a bike for your Century rides- but training for a metric is a possibility.
    Trying to come up with the first trail as we speak...
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    I'm anxious to find out if you think it's incredibly bumpy or not. I've never ridden on snow before, but it was harsh at times, when it washboards. I know dirt it tough, then, too. I think my Atlantis would have been a smoother ride. I think I only went about 7 mph on that snow/ice/bumpy stuff.

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    His Brain is Gone! Tom Bombadil's Avatar
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    Well, DG's back after his first ride. Here's a pic

    I give you "The Orange Crush"

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    See how easy that was, Gee? Talk all you want about the satisfaction of personally wrenching on your bike, but there are times when taking it to the LBS for a quick fix is just the ticket!! In no time at all you will be back here talking about the smile you can't wipe off your face and the mud that you can...
    Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well-preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming, "WOW! WHAT A RIDE!"

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