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    Recreational/Utility bjjoondo's Avatar
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    N+1, just a bit on the low end of the food chain

    Well, I've finally achived N+1, ok, it's not the real cool bikes I see lot's of the 50+'ers add to their stable but I've been wanting to get a bike to be my pure, Utility/Back up" bike for the Convereted Jamis Trail-X 3.0 so it doesn't get as many "miles" piled up on it as it's the ONLY bike to all the duties of a car less rider for the last two years.

    It's all chrome-moly tubed, rigid MTB, that I'm converting to "utility" mode, it's a Trail Ridge, Trail Head CT-10, LOL, ya I know, who ever heard of a bike called Trail Ridge, not me Still it should suit the mission and it was very inexpensive, ok, CHEAP, price wise so it fit's the little budget we have. Actually it's kinda a kick to ride and I don't worry about it getting stolen, cause it's not a bike most would "desire", that's a big plus for a utility bike, jmho. (Small photo shows recent improvements)


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    Cost is a non-issue when it comes to satisfying N+1. Even free works. Nice color.
    My two favorite things in life are libraries and bicycles. They both move people forward without wasting anything.
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    Lucky for me, I work at a library and bike to work.

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    Looks ok to me. I'd love to find one of those early MTB's to convert to a commuter or touring rig. they just look cool
    (Life is too short to play crappy guitars) 2006 Raleigh Cadent 3.0, 1977 Schwinn Volare, 2010 Windsor tourist. ( I didn't fall , I attacked the floor)

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    DRF aka Thrifty Bill wrk101's Avatar
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    Older rigid frame MTBs are the best buy in bicycling IMHO.

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    Looks like a keeper! The bike will be a good go-getter.
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    Too bad I can never find one in my size
    (Life is too short to play crappy guitars) 2006 Raleigh Cadent 3.0, 1977 Schwinn Volare, 2010 Windsor tourist. ( I didn't fall , I attacked the floor)

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    That's a good looking machine. Looks like a early to mid-90's bike judging by the five spoke crank. Cantilever brakes? Lots of tire clearance in back. Looks like it has a rear D/R hangar which shows much higher quality than a lot or 90's bikes that sold for $300-$500 back then. Very similar to thousands of Treks from that era.

    Grease it up and ride it till the bearings wear out, then buy some new hubs.

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    Almost impossible to find a good hardtail MTB without a front shock setup these days. That bike looks perfect. Don't ever get rid of it.
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