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Old 08-15-03, 02:08 PM   #1
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Glad I took the advice about NOT changing my bars!

Now that I've got about 150 miles on my C'dale T800 I understand why everyone advised me to leave my drop bars on the bike. Thankfully I listened. I was thinking of going to a strait type bar in the mistaken belief that it would be more comfortable. Glad I have'nt messed with my bike either. I'am starting to have a better idea of what I want with my bike the more miles I put on her. So far I have just put a computer and wedge pack for my spare tube and a multitool.

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good for you..

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Sounds like you're starting to get the hang of it.

A few more things I would add; patches to fix a flat in case you get more than 1 on a ride and a few dollars for that emergency phone call or bottle of gatorade.

You might want to identify your bike too. Either write down the serial number or engrave it. If you do any large organized rides you'll want to make your bike unique so somebody doesn't ride it accidently.

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Old 08-16-03, 02:59 PM   #4
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i was in the same situation as you were... now, i really like drop bars... i wouldn't say i would never buy a bike with a straight bar ever again, but i wouldn't want one without having another bike with drop bar...
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Sounds like you're starting to get the hang of it.

A few more things I would add; patches to fix a flat in case you get more than 1 on a ride and a few dollars for that emergency phone call or bottle of gatorade.

You might want to identify your bike too. Either write down the serial number or engrave it. If you do any large organized rides you'll want to make your bike unique so somebody doesn't ride it accidently.

Semper Fi, Dave
Thanks for the advice and a big ooh-rah Sir!

I was just an enlisted marine, left a LCPL. 79'-83' 7th Engineers, 1st FSSG, Camp P.

I have a great admiration and respect for Marine WO's. I believe a lot of them started as enlisted marines themselves. The toughest marine I ever had the pleasure to be associated with was a WO who was captured in VN and tortured also. He was in his late 30's or early 40's at the time and could outrun a whole battalion of marines in their late teens and twenties. We'd go on battalion runs and he would motivate us like only a marine WO could! If you dropped, he would reach down with one hand sorta lifting and sorta dragging you up again. I think of him often when things get tough in my life and the memory of his "never quit or surrender" attitude helps me to this day. He was a marines marine.

Sorry for the lengthy diatribe but your handle jogged my memory back to a good time in my life that I remember fondly.

Semper Fi -- Sir
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