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Old 08-30-10, 06:48 PM   #1
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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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Old 08-30-10, 07:38 PM   #2
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Cost is a non-issue when it comes to satisfying N+1. Even free works. Nice color.
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Old 08-30-10, 08:17 PM   #3
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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
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Old 08-30-10, 08:46 PM   #4
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Older rigid frame MTBs are the best buy in bicycling IMHO.
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Old 08-30-10, 08:55 PM   #5
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Looks like a keeper! The bike will be a good go-getter.
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Old 08-30-10, 08:59 PM   #6
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Too bad I can never find one in my size
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Old 08-30-10, 09:07 PM   #7
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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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