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Old 06-23-13, 07:40 PM   #1
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started biking today

This is what got me started in biking today. I answered an ad for an upright freezer from a family that was moving... They asked if I needed a bike...A Giant boulder with 17 in frame...(I'm only 5'6") 45 bucks! what a deal.
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Old 06-24-13, 03:39 AM   #2
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Awesome find. Giant makes a good product, you'll be happy with it. Rack up the miles and ride safe.
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Old 06-24-13, 07:25 PM   #3
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rode the tow path at the canal yesterday....had a blast! Think i wanna extend the stem or maybe get some higher rise bars...My old back needs to be closer to vertical....
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You can buy a stem riser which will bring the stem up 3.5 inches for under $20 on Amazon. The brand name is Delta. Just enter "Delta stem riser" in the query box. I have one on my old Balance mountain bike. They also carry it at REI if you are a member but the price is $22.
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thank you Vegas
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I added a 12 dollar bike "computer" the other day. Its pretty cool to see the miles and speed. I rode 13 miles to the canal and back. TIRED not too bad considering I just started riding....I am loving it!!!
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I will need to get advice from you as you sure know how to spot a deal!
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ordered the delta stem riser Sunday from Amazon should be here sometime this week...tried to ride with the family again today but the darn rain started RIGHT after we left the Jeep.. Chicks weren't into that AT ALL
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Delta stem riser came in today.... Looking forward to taking it on a long ride...Sure feels better on the short trip up and down the block...
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Delta stem riser came in today.... Looking forward to taking it on a long ride...Sure feels better on the short trip up and down the block...
I'll have to remember that riser. I have an online friend in a musician forum that wants to get a bike and is worried about being too bent over. That riser could be just what Don needs.
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