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Old 09-29-10, 04:27 AM   #1
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An old friend comes home

My first road bike has come home to stay. In this world of high tech, it is an entry level Diamondback (pre takeover) 2002 Interval. Sora 8-speed group and a steel fork. The only upgrade she ever had was a set of black Equation wheels from a 2002 Diamondback expert. This was always one of my favorite bikes and sits today looking as new as when she was purchased. It's a throwback to simpler times and it suits me perfectly. Welcome back old friend.

A520 pedals and a new saddle to be chosen will bring her completely up to date.
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How is it that she's come home?
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Old 09-29-10, 04:33 AM   #3
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My youngest son has had her sitting on a trainer in his home for years.............but he rides an MTB exclusively. I noticed the thickness of the dust on her and offered to buy her back...........for a princely $150...... I had given her to him with less than a riding season as a gift to get him out and riding with me. I then purchased her twin for myself, but moved on to other girlfriends. I like having this one back.
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Old 09-29-10, 05:01 AM   #4
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Let me see if I got this.

You gave it to him.

He sold it back to you.

Is his mother related to Mr. Haney? Does he work for JP Morgan Chase?
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Let me see if I got this.

You gave it to him.

He sold it back to you.

Is his mother related to Mr. Haney? Does he work for JP Morgan Chase?
It's good to wean your children away from outright gifts................
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My youngest son has had her sitting on a trainer in his home for years.............but he rides an MTB exclusively. I noticed the thickness of the dust on her and offered to buy her back...........for a princely $150...... I had given her to him with less than a riding season as a gift to get him out and riding with me. I then purchased her twin for myself, but moved on to other girlfriends. I like having this one back.


Does your wife approve of this
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My youngest son has had her sitting on a trainer in his home for years.............but he rides an MTB exclusively. I noticed the thickness of the dust on her and offered to buy her back...........for a princely $150...... I had given her to him with less than a riding season as a gift to get him out and riding with me. I then purchased her twin for myself, but moved on to other girlfriends. I like having this one back.
OK, I get it now. You know every bike that I've built or purchased for someone else was a bike that I admired or liked. Seeing something you admire just sitting around...yeah, getting her back probably does feel good.
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OK, I get it now. You know every bike that I've built or purchased for someone else was a bike that I admired or liked. Seeing something you admire just sitting around...yeah, getting her back probably does feel good.
In hindsight, it was one of my favorite bikes.............I simply didn't know it at the time..................

I've actually been searching ebay for NOS Sora (older 8 speed 3300 generation) components to build a new ultra simple plane jane road bike........and here they are.
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Regarding saddle selection. Selle SMP on the new Scott has been amazingly comfortable. I was very happy with B-17, but the Selle SMP is even better. For me.
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...an entry level Diamondback (pre takeover) 2002 Interval. ... It's a throwback to simpler times ...
That's something I'd expect one of my kids to say. As a friend of mine likes to say, "Why pay less?" (regarding the N(original price)+150)
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