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Old 08-13-08, 10:55 PM   #1
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Hi from OZ

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3326'16.05"S 15120'39.43"E ish for those google earthers.

recently purchased a new Avanti Blade 2 for getting out and about on weekends. Nice little 20 miler (33km) around the water with a few good hills. Returned to cycling after a 10 year hiatus about 6 months ago and loving it.

Also have an old mtb that I have a childseat on for my 4 year old girl and a trailer for towing my twin girls 3yo, we usually do about 10 miles (16km) on a Saturday afternoon but it's out of action while I repair the damage to my crank & bearings all the extra weight - about 110lbs - 50kg I guess takes it's toll).

Son 6 rides along on his bmx but is now haggling for gears like dad!

The commute is a bit far, tried taking my bike on the train but it was kicked over a couple of times so I walk each end and reserve the riding for weekend atm, looking for work closer to home so I can commute.

Yeah, I may have to put up with tired wrists from flat bars, although I have extensions on the sides for hills, can alternate with them.

unsure about drop bars since I have lower back probs, compressed vertebrae and stuff all disc left between L4&5 so bending too far may not be that good.

So the blade was the best compromise, never know, it may strengthen my back enough to return to a 'road racer'

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Old 08-14-08, 05:38 AM   #2
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Hello fatherofmany, you beat me out in every one of your listed categories but one . I have 12 bikes, two adults, no children, no dog. But I do have three cats and three snakes .

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Old 08-31-08, 08:19 PM   #3
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Pulled apart two of the old bikes on the weekend so now it's 11 bikes and a lot more spares
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Plenty of spare parts, then!

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plenty for my old steely and mtb but nothing really suitable for the Blade other than a tube that I bought this morning.
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