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    Well, I came home from work yesterday, after having picked up a case of beer, and was pressing down on my seat checking my tires (I had gone through a bad glass patch). I couldn't help but notice, looking down on my bike, that the seat tube was cracked *all the was around* where it attached to the BB. Since I bought my (steel) Voyageur used a couple of months ago, I thought I was screwed, and prepared to buy a new frame. However, Curtis, the owner of the excellent Via Bicycle shop on 9th Street told me he would repair it for free ("I stand by what I sell!"), so I was very grateful to be spared the expense. Doesn't appear to have been rust related. Curtis f*****g rocks!

    The thing is, now I don't have a bike until next Thursday. I have been living for my rides, and very excited about doing my early morning 30 milers, as well as not depending on public trans for my commute. I will now try not to go crazy waiting for my baby to come back... *sob* ...

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    My advice to you? Drink heavily.
    "Lack of opportunity does not constitute virtue". Diana Tickle.

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    My advise is to always have a back up bike. Doesn't have to be fancy just rideable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by clausen
    My advise is to always have a back up bike. Doesn't have to be fancy just rideable.
    Why stop at one backup? Two is even better!

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    I say sit down with Curtis and go through the case of beer whilst watching the repair.

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    Lemur seems to have a good idea. It says thank you to Curtis and helps to anesthetize the pain of post biking depression.
    God grant me the serenity to accept the hills and winds I cannot change;
    courage to challenge the cagers I can; and wisdom to know the difference.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Applehead57
    My advice to you? Drink heavily.
    I'm already there, but thanks for your concern.


    Quote Originally Posted by clausen
    My advise is to always have a back up bike. Doesn't have to be fancy just rideable.
    I think this is sage advice - I have been here before, but never again. It's time to resurrect.... THE HYBRID! (cue theme music)


    Quote Originally Posted by lemurhouse
    I say sit down with Curtis and go through the case of beer whilst watching the repair.
    Another great idea - he's getting married over the weekend, and my brother loves his beer and single malt scotch. Methinks I'll pick up some Glenfiddich Special Reserve, or a case of Bass Ale... or perhaps both... as a "gee, thanks"/"congratulations" present. What a guy!

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    Quit wasting money on beer and buy another bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ranger
    Quit wasting money on beer and buy another bike.
    Wasting… money… on… beer?

    This makes no sense. Can anybody explain what this means?
    Sin after sin I have endured, but the wounds I bear are the wounds of love.

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    Quote Originally Posted by konageezer
    Wasting… money… on… beer?

    This makes no sense. Can anybody explain what this means?
    I just googled it... tried it a few ways... not getting anything. Perhaps it's an obscure film reference?

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    Continue to buy beer, get 3 bikes from alley or dumpster, combine parts till you have one working bike, enjoy beater love.

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    Quote Originally Posted by phidauex
    ...enjoy beater love.
    I've been enjoying "beater love" since I was twelve, but thanks just the same!

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    Wait.. Voyageur.. isn't that a crap mega-mart brand? At least, it used to be.. I had one circa 1992. One of those 37 pound boats with steel rims and a hi-ten steel frame...

    I wouldn't be surprised if such a bike fell apart...

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    Quote Originally Posted by robo
    Wait.. Voyageur.. isn't that a crap mega-mart brand? At least, it used to be.. I had one circa 1992. One of those 37 pound boats with steel rims and a hi-ten steel frame...

    I wouldn't be surprised if such a bike fell apart...
    No, this would be the 1990 Schwinn Voyageur - double-butted Tange frame, very solid touring bike. One forumite here has been cross country on his.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boogs
    No, this would be the 1990 Schwinn Voyageur - double-butted Tange frame, very solid touring bike. One forumite here has been cross country on his.
    Ah, ok. I was thinking of the brand 'Voyageur'. It was sold in Canada, judging by the name it was probably imported by a Quebec company.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PaulH
    Why stop at one backup? Two is even better!

    Paul

    i agree
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