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  1. #1
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    An interesting day. N+1 and N-1 all at the same time

    So my old commuter which was slowly dying is now officially dead. The propigating crack in the bb mouting was spreading noticably daily and it was only a matter of time before it failed. So I took it to my favorite LBS and the owner took one look at the crack and pointed at the dumpster. A sad day, that bike has been with me as long as my eldest daughter has been around. But, given that it wasn't much of bike to start with and all the parts to make it a good commuter/beater/shopping trolley/kid carrier are quite new and transferable I think its spirit will be reincarnated into the new bike.

    I found a new replacement for a stunning $230. Not great, but not junk either given I got a discount from $300. It also has the advantage that it doesn't look nearly as pretty as my mtb toy (which would last all of an hour in the places I have to lock it up at work)

    Rust in peace my old friend....

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    7-speed doomsday prepper ThermionicScott's Avatar
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    Circle of life and all that... got any pics?
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    There's no such thing as too far.. just lack of time
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    New bike should be setup by lunchtime today. I'll post a pic when I get her. Nothing really special, but the color matches my nice mtb and its functional. Thats all I want in a commuter. Flashy looking just attracts attention.

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    Senior Member OldsCOOL's Avatar
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    What kind of bike was this?
    Having a flat tire as part of the total cycling experience is highly overrated. Knowing how to fix one quickly is not.

    '85 Trek 460 road racer

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    '79 Motobecane Super Mirage

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    Cheap old MTB. Everything of value has been stripped and transferred to my new beater.

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    The strange color selections are deliberate. The parts came from the old bike and were better quality than what came with this one. I was hoping that getting the largest frame they had would have given me a stem that was long enough, but not quite. So I used the one from the dead bike. The pedals were >>plastic<< I HATE plastic pedals so I just took the old ones off and transferred them. It actually rides 500% better than it looks and thats the way I like a beater to be. Looking like that no one will want to steal it.

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