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Old 09-25-06, 03:02 PM   #1
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I have a mountain bike again!

About 6 months ago, I traded my mountain bike for a bike I could ride on the road. I hadn't had much of a chance to get out ot the trails, and I figured I'd ride more if I could ride on the road right near my house. This was mostly true, and I have been enjoying my road riding for the past 6 months. However, not too long after I got rid of my MTB, I started to miss the trails. I like road riding, but it's not quite the same. Yesterday, I found a guy who was willing to trade a cyclocross bike that I had (it was too small for me, and just sitting around my house) for a Cannondale MTB that he wasn't really using very much.

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I'm going to convert it back to 9-speed, and then I can hit the trails again
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Old 09-25-06, 03:05 PM   #2
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Congrats on the new rig. The good news about road cycling you've been doing is that it helps you build endurance...you'll really feel the difference the first time you climb a hill on your mtb.
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Old 09-25-06, 03:41 PM   #3
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that sure is a nasty ride! i especially like the yellow cables. happy trails!
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Old 09-25-06, 04:21 PM   #4
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I think that thing looks sick.
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Neat. Have fun with it!
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Old 09-25-06, 05:20 PM   #6
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Good looking ride. Have fun on it. I've been lovin' my c-dale hardtail since '01! It's held up great until I crashed at a race on Sunday and I broke the front D-shifter.
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Old 09-25-06, 06:23 PM   #7
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Take it out and ride it "as is".Love those pimp Race Face cranks!
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Old 09-25-06, 08:02 PM   #9
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Congrats on the sweet looking bike! why not just keep it as a SS?
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Congrats on the sweet looking bike! why not just keep it as a SS?
Cause I'm a wuss and the mountains feel steeper than they look. This is at the top of a 1600 foot climb that's about 5 miles long:

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To the OP: You got great taste in bikes. Good luck with your new MTB.
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