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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.

    Check out what I got:


    I'm going to convert it back to 9-speed, and then I can hit the trails again

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    Rat Bastard mcoomer's Avatar
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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.
    It's better to burn out than fade away...or slip out of your pedal and face plant on the side of the road!!!

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    that sure is a nasty ride! i especially like the yellow cables. happy trails!
    Every time that wheel turn round,
    Bound to cover just a little more ground

    - J. Garcia

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    I think that thing looks sick.

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    Neat. Have fun with it!

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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.
    Regret lasts longer than pain
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    Take it out and ride it "as is".Love those pimp Race Face cranks!
    Like a circus monkey on a stolen Harley......

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    Nice orange rear hub

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    open road, fair wind cheritht's Avatar
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    Congrats on the sweet looking bike! why not just keep it as a SS?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cheritht
    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:
    Last edited by notfred; 09-26-06 at 12:53 AM.

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

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