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    Check out BikePedia (http://www.bikepedia.com) to...

    Check out BikePedia to get the info. on your bike, I did this on a old ridged Mongoose Mountain Bike I just picked up to use as a "trail/path" bike and found it's a 1993 model, you really SCORED on...
  2. Finding a used ridged MTB for the wife was not...

    Finding a used ridged MTB for the wife was not easy, as she has a 26 in. inseam and is only 5 ft. tall so I had to find a Ladies or "Mixte" type frame and even that in a shorter seat tube. Luckly we...
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    I'm kinda blown away that the LBS employee could...

    I'm kinda blown away that the LBS employee could build you a "custom" flat bar road bike, (ie: a road hybrid) for only $450.00!!! Sorry I didn't notice you wanted only a "road" bike but usually, you...
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    If you go new bike, then at your budget and skill...

    If you go new bike, then at your budget and skill level, I'd look at "Comfort Bike", it's made to be easy to use, set up to YOUR needs and usually can be found at a Family LBS (Local Bike Shop) in...
  5. Anyone else use a old "Ridged MTB" as a Recreational or Rail Trail Bike?

    Just wondering if anyone else has found that old, 80's/early 90's Ridged MTB's seem to make really good recreational/rail trail bikes for very little money!:thumb: I ride a 1993 Mongoose Switchback...
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    Well only 350 miles, now I was bicycle-less...

    Well only 350 miles, now I was bicycle-less untill September 15, 2014 and then the colder, wetter weather started coming in so "that's my excuess", LOL!! No 2015 rides so far, too much snow and ICE!...
  7. SWEET! I love my new to me, 1993 Mongoose...

    SWEET! I love my new to me, 1993 Mongoose Switchback, Ridged MTB, I picked up in Sept. I mostly use it as a "rail-trail" bike but I'm not afraid to do some mellow single track in some of the local...
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    Sticky: I don't have internet access at home, so the...

    I don't have internet access at home, so the report is a day behind. One very WILD ride on Monday. On my return home a huge cold front came in and dropped temps and the wind blew 40-50mph gust's!...
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    6 years so far but I confess we bought a...

    6 years so far but I confess we bought a motorcycle again in March 2013, we use it like most folks use a RV, long rides to far destinations our bicycles are still our day to day and local area...
  10. Think of your gears as this: if your bike is a 24...

    Think of your gears as this: if your bike is a 24 speed, then you have 8 gears in 3 RANGES, the smallest chainwheel in front is your hill climbing range, the middle chainwheel is your flatland range...
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    Sticky: 24 miles, sunny and HOT, 90F+, most of the mud...

    24 miles, sunny and HOT, 90F+, most of the mud from the flood of local creeks has been scraped off the rail trail's, now it's just a bit dirty!
  12. I'll put in a firm MAYBE, would love to get up...

    I'll put in a firm MAYBE, would love to get up there again but we'd have to rent a car, etc. With a years notice, maybe. I don't think my wife or I could do 85 miles in a day so we might just come...
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    Sticky: 24 miles with the wife, a mix of surfaces, trails...

    24 miles with the wife, a mix of surfaces, trails and streets and a we split a great roast beef sandwhich downtown Co. Springs at the East Coast Deli!
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    Highly recommend the Ergon Grips, I've got...

    Highly recommend the Ergon Grips, I've got Reiter's Sydrome Arthritis, it effects ALL the main joint area's including the wrists and riding without the Ergon Grips is painful.
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    Yes, I took a old used kid hauler trailer and...

    Yes, I took a old used kid hauler trailer and rebuilt it, we dont own a car so I need a way to get a bicycle to the LBS for maint., etc. I designed it so the "50 gallon tub, fit's on steel spacers...
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    I just have one, do it all bicycle, rec. riding,...

    I just have one, do it all bicycle, rec. riding, utility, etc. 2011 Jamis Allegro 1:
    https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-n1GHoQly5ss/UP8cdMpN8sI/AAAAAAAAF04/SswH78uwLwU/s640/2013jangog-3.JPG...
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    Sticky: 17 miles, had to cut my ride a bit short as the...

    17 miles, had to cut my ride a bit short as the rail trail I was on is along Fountain Creek, which over ran it's banks last night and deposited lot's of thick MUD on the trail past Garden of the Gods...
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    I use a "Clickstand": http://www.click-stand.com/...

    I use a "Clickstand": http://www.click-stand.com/ These don't mount on your frame and you can hide them away in a bag or jersey pocket. I haul a utility trailer and not having a "stand" of some kind...
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    Sticky: 23 miles, hot and sunny. :)

    23 miles, hot and sunny. :)
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    Sticky: 23 miles, a bit breezy but no rain, which is nice!

    23 miles, a bit breezy but no rain, which is nice!
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    Sticky: 23 miles with Mrs. a mix of road, back street,...

    23 miles with Mrs. a mix of road, back street, paved MUP, stopped at the LBS to have new brake pads on the wife's bike. Got sprinkled on on the way home but didn't really get wet so it was good! :)
  22. Thread: Pub 51

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    Sticky: Sorry, no clue on your complaint, it's just a old...

    Sorry, no clue on your complaint, it's just a old photo of me on my computer?????
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    Sticky: 20.65 23.2 12.5 01:38:56 Got a ride in before...

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    Got a ride in before the afternoon thunder storms came in, not much to most of you but 12.5 mph avg. is very good for me! Most of the time I'm around 10.5 to 11 mph,...
  24. Thread: Pub 51

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    Sticky: Here's me with my Hanamex-Praktica when I was the...

    Here's me with my Hanamex-Praktica when I was the High School Newspaper Photographer back in 72-73...
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    325515After working a rest stop on the Starlight...

    325515After working a rest stop on the Starlight Spectacular Bike Ride for the last 5 years we decided to actually ride it! The Ride thru the Garden of Gods at night, with "NO external lights" was...
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