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  1. Thread: Isla Vista

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    As it turns out, my dorm is giving away used...

    As it turns out, my dorm is giving away used bikes that other students have left there. I might not need to purchase one after all.
    I will keep you updated :P
  2. Thread: Isla Vista

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    That's probably what I'm going to do. A cheap...

    That's probably what I'm going to do. A cheap used cruiser (not too banged up) and some accessories that I could take back with me when I return to Brazil (U-lock, lights).
    Thank you very much for...
  3. Thread: Isla Vista

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    Thank you for educating me on bike maintenance....

    Thank you for educating me on bike maintenance. I'm actually only going to live there for a year, the duration of my exchange program. After that, I'll probably sell my bike to the next Brazilian...
  4. Thread: Isla Vista

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    It will not be left unattended (at least in a...

    It will not be left unattended (at least in a public area) for long periods of time. Only during my classes.
    And yeah, I'll surely need a good U lock anyway.



    Will do. I've heard the bike...
  5. Thread: Isla Vista

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    Coincidentally, I'm going to live in Isla Vista :P

    Coincidentally, I'm going to live in Isla Vista :P
  6. Thread: Isla Vista

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    Isla Vista

    After giving it much thought, I decided I'm probably going to get a used cruiser (in good shape) for my year as an exchange student. Do you have any feedback or comments on the basic 3G Isla Vista...
  7. Thread: College Bike

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    It doesn't sound too bad, I like the idea of...

    It doesn't sound too bad, I like the idea of having super biceps. Even so, it appears that ucsb has received a bike friendly award from some cyclist association, so I'm pretty sure it's well suited (:
  8. Thread: College Bike

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    Hey guys, it's been a while, but now I've...

    Hey guys,

    it's been a while, but now I've finally found out where I am going to be.
    I'll be living in Isla Vista(Santa Barbara), very close to the UCSB campus.

    Now that I know, I can start...
  9. Thread: Mango Cruisers

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    What about the sixthreezero sold by beach bikes. ...

    What about the sixthreezero sold by beach bikes.
    This purchase is only going to happen in September, so I have plenty of time to do my preliminary research.
  10. Thread: Mango Cruisers

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    Thank you both for the input. And that's...

    Thank you both for the input.



    And that's exactly what I'm gonna do. The first thing will be to shop locally and see what I can get, try some bikes, compare the prices, see about this local x...
  11. Thread: Mango Cruisers

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    I also would like to hear your opinion on...

    I also would like to hear your opinion on Firmstrong, Greenline and Kent La Jolla.
    They seem to be more of a walmart kind of bike, but I'm still curious.
  12. Thread: Mango Cruisers

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    Thank you all for your input. I'll take...

    Thank you all for your input. I'll take everything in consideration when the times comes I have to decide
  13. Thread: Mango Cruisers

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    Mango Cruisers

    Hello everybody,

    I'm starting this thread to gather some information about the Mango Cruisers.
    I'm willing to buy a beach cruiser but my budget is kinda tight. For 300 shipped this 3-speed bike...
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    Thank you very much for the input. Do you happen...

    Thank you very much for the input. Do you happen to know anything about those Mango bikes?
    http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/Mango/macaw3_cruisers_al.htm



    It seems to cost twice the price of...
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    Thank you kirby. You gave me all the info I...

    Thank you kirby. You gave me all the info I needed. I really appreciate it.

    After one year, how easily do you think I could sell it? I would really like to purchase my own brand new cruiser, but I...
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    Where can I learn more about that?

    Where can I learn more about that?
  17. Thread: College Bike

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    Thanks!

    Thanks!
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    This is not what I meant. I don't know much about...

    This is not what I meant. I don't know much about bikes, so all I know for sure is that an aluminum frame will almost always be lighter than a steel frame.
    Of course, as you said, some alloys like...
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    I guess I'm willing to go up to $250. Let's see...

    I guess I'm willing to go up to $250. Let's see if it buys me a half decent aluminum cruiser :P
  20. Thread: College Bike

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    Thank you guys. Next year, when I find out where...

    Thank you guys. Next year, when I find out where I've been accepted to, I'll search for used bikes, bike co-ops, rental services on campus, local bike shops, etc.

    If the campus is flat enough,...
  21. Thread: College Bike

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    Will do ! Thank you for your advice! If...

    Will do !



    Thank you for your advice! If the place is relatively flat, though, should I do ok? And how 'hilly' does a place have to be so I have to do a considerably larger ammount of effort?
    ...
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    Thanks. In this case (a flat campus) which cheap...

    Thanks. In this case (a flat campus) which cheap brands/models are recommended?
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    I'm thinking about getting one to get from one...

    I'm thinking about getting one to get from one building to another in college. Do you think it would be a good choice?
  24. Thread: College Bike

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    One last question. While browsing this forum I...

    One last question. While browsing this forum I stumbled upon a kind of bike I had never seed (or at least noticed) in my country/city before: The (beach) Cruisers. I must admit I liked they way it...
  25. Thread: College Bike

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    In the end, if it comes to buying a new bike, it...

    In the end, if it comes to buying a new bike, it really looks like the best option. Thank you.



    I'll definitely look into that when I get my acceptance letter ! :D



    Thank you. This is a...
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