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    I Cheated on The Lemon

    It's true.

    The Lemon was needing new tires and maybe a gear repair, there was some kind of weird gear skip going on when I rode; and it's possible I could have done that and still needed to do more. But I need to ride now, to feel good and healthy and happy, to decide what the next chapter of my life will bring.

    So I found this inexpensive used bike. It's kinda scratched up, but other than needing a very good cleaning, the saddle raised, and maybe a new chain sometime, it's good to go and a comfy ride for me. I'm riding tomorrow morning

    Here's The Ig:

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    n+1 has struck again! Now you know the definition of the term.

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    GREAT, now unless you are going to ride a lot of dirt roads or trails, I'd get a set of say 26x1.75 road tires put on, that will make the bike "roll" a lot easier on the asphalt or concrete roads or trails. We also have "flat attack" liquid installed in the tubes to help with punctures from say throns and small nails. You can get these at "any shop", make sure you get a "water bottle" and cage installed "it's a big help" to make the distances a bit easier, jmho, ymmv.
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    Most photographs are improved when there is a feline spokesmodel in the frame. Too bad kitty has his back turned.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MinnMan View Post
    Most photographs are improved when there is a feline spokesmodel in the frame. Too bad kitty has his back turned.
    That's Navi, my son found her as a stray kitten when he was away at college. Young people move around to different places, so she came to live with me.
    Different people have different ideas of what is a perfect cat, but to me, she is perfect. She is not loud, but if you talk to her, she will sociably talk back. (A perfect guy is like that too )

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    just keep riding BluesDawg's Avatar
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    My first bike when returning to cycling 21 years ago was a Giant Iguana. It was steel and had no suspension, but was a good starter MTB.

    It looks good, but it would look better with some mud splattered on it. Go play in the dirt!
    The more you ride your bike, the less your ass will hurt.

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    The Giant mountainbike is a better other choice. Particularly if it is ready to ride as is.
    I hope you were able to return the Cannondale. If it needs all that work before you ride it, it isn't such a great deal.
    Enough chatting on the Bike Forum. Time to ride. Texas is warm and dry in the winter isn't it?

    I'm such a coward. Winter here is wet and cool. I'm only getting out once a week.
    The one who has the most bikes wins.

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    It is raining right now but in a little bit when the sun comes up I'm going to go ride and see what this Iggy is made of

    Quote Originally Posted by BluesDawg View Post
    My first bike when returning to cycling 21 years ago was a Giant Iguana. It was steel and had no suspension, but was a good starter MTB.

    It looks good, but it would look better with some mud splattered on it. Go play in the dirt!

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    Better get a bigger shed.
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    You're in trouble now! The best road bikes don't take cheating lightly.

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    Yep, indeed N+1 has hit early. And. it's blue!
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    Good move on your part!

    Now you've got a spare bike. Ride one and wrench on the other...it doesn't get much better than that.

    Don't be afraid or ashamed to get guidance or assistance from your Local Bike Shop either. Throw some repair work their way also. They're almost always willing to help and teach a regular customer.

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    Lucille, your attribution of human characteristics to your second ride is a most excellent example of anthropomorphism and shows you have already ascended a level toward bicycling nirvana. We need more newbies such as yourself to initiate these entertaining threads since those in cold climes (I'm not one of those!) need something to do over the winter besides layering up
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    Quote Originally Posted by rdtompki View Post
    Lucille, your attribution of human characteristics to your second ride is a most excellent example of anthropomorphism and shows you have already ascended a level toward bicycling nirvana. We need more newbies such as yourself to initiate these entertaining threads since those in cold climes (I'm not one of those!) need something to do over the winter besides layering up
    And lying around, in my case!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Road Fan View Post
    And lying around, in my case!
    Me too. It has been cold and raining steadily ALL DAY. Of course, some hardbody is going to chime in chirping how he biked thirty miles in the rain here in Texas.
    I did do something useful, I cleared out part of the back room where the bike rack is going to be. It only holds two so that's all the bikes I can have.

    Anyone remember this decades-old tune?:
    "Torn between two bicycles, feelin' like a fool, loving both of you is breaking all the rules"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lucillle View Post
    Me too. It has been cold and raining steadily ALL DAY. Of course, some hardbody is going to chime in chirping how he biked thirty miles in the rain here in Texas.
    I did do something useful, I cleared out part of the back room where the bike rack is going to be. It only holds two so that's all the bikes I can have.

    Anyone remember this decades-old tune?:
    "Torn between two bicycles, feelin' like a fool, loving both of you is breaking all the rules"
    Hey,guys,what is your best guess on how long will it be before she is cleaning out some more stuff to have a place for the next bike? The way it's going I'll be kind and give her a month.

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