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    Mine is self-explanatory. Money spent on cycling...

    Mine is self-explanatory. Money spent on cycling comes after every other bill and person is taken care of. Looking at moving within 2 miles of work then I will become car free.
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    My car free days ended before my wife came along...

    My car free days ended before my wife came along but if I had stayed car-free I could be real close to a very early retirement. Just get a tandem and pedal her around.
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    I lean towards minimalism too. No bike specfic...

    I lean towards minimalism too. No bike specfic gear at all. Current stable of 2 working on the best route for 1 all around ride.
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    I been thinking about a Kona UTE instead. Just...

    I been thinking about a Kona UTE instead. Just currently can't afford such a vehicle.
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    Finding humor in ads !

    Here reading this forum and most of the ads ,at least for me are from local car dealerships. I understand ads are sold by bulk but still found humor in it.
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    Fitness affected by bike setup

    Whenever I consider fitness on a bike , I think road bike. Can you achieve the same fitness results using a hybrid or mountain bike ? I've been thinking about switching bike styles for comfort and...
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    OK, I should of been more specific , 700C tires....

    OK, I should of been more specific , 700C tires. Maybe I should of stated something like a need for a comfortable flat bar style bike. I know I want to get a more upright riding stance then my road...
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    Looking for a fast hybrid

    I seen the pic of a new Fuji Absolute. I need to find other manufacturers that sell a compact frame with a rigged fork like the Fuji. I've already looked at the general common manufacturers like...
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    I work for a high technology manufacturer near...

    I work for a high technology manufacturer near Toledo, Ohio. We have a gym, showers and a bike rack with over 1000 employees and I'm the only real bike commuter. Co-workers think riding is great but...
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    My 7.15 miles is nice, involves 3 cities,...

    My 7.15 miles is nice, involves 3 cities, residential and country roads. I take my time rolling in so speed doesn't matter. It's one of those rides that the journey is great but destination isn't.
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    Just pace yourself and leave yourself plenty of...

    Just pace yourself and leave yourself plenty of time.
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    Win the lottery and buy Detroit! Make it the...

    Win the lottery and buy Detroit! Make it the un-motor capital.
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    Need a Inexpensive messenger bag

    Any suggestions or recommendations? Need one big enough for a laptop and a change of clothes. I have a Samsonite backpack but it's overkill.
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    I'm not debating the car light issue. I'm...

    I'm not debating the car light issue. I'm thinking of all the bikes I could of bought for the price of the Prius.
  15. Did anybody else notice in the first pic a guy...

    Did anybody else notice in the first pic a guy just left of the street car looks like he's on a cellphone. In the second pic noticed the sign" Women $3.50" ,it's for shoes but does make you wonder....
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    I started the vehicles today and let them run for...

    I started the vehicles today and let them run for a few minutes. Today's high -1 and with wind chill -18 . Haven't been more then 50 feet from the house in a few days. I see the bikes in the basement...
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    Your right, I need a utility bike not a mountain...

    Your right, I need a utility bike not a mountain bike. Just don't know anyone who has one or previously owned one. Thanks for pointing that out for me.
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    All terrain bike?

    Sitting here in Toledo and work was cancelled because of the weather. This year I want to get rid of the cage. Looking for a all weather all terrain bike. The Kona UTE has my Interest. I...
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    I work from 6 pm to 6:15 am and some days to tired to ride. I think this is my lack of fitness.
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    I can relate totally. Warmth and security.

    I can relate totally. Warmth and security.
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    That shed would be ideal size. Get a double lot...

    That shed would be ideal size. Get a double lot with that and I could have enough garden space to really impact my food bill. Where I currently live I have neighbors who has goats and chickens but...
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    When the kids are grown and on their own, this...

    When the kids are grown and on their own, this would work for me. Cheap to heat and cool.
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    Micro living

    Has anyone here ever check out micro living homes? My kids are starting to leave the nest and a very small home sounds appealing. Building a very small home could be done easy.
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    Happy Thanksgiving to all! I grew up in the...

    Happy Thanksgiving to all!
    I grew up in the Valley and car-free living is very possible. When I was car-free all my traveling was in a 10 mile radius.
    I too have a 12 hour shift to tonight so I...
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    First to say, I'm not LCF yet! But for me riding...

    First to say, I'm not LCF yet! But for me riding is easier then driving in downtown Toledo, one way streets are bothersome. Getting to enjoy the waterfront is a few minutes ride from house without...
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