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    Congrats on the new ride. The front brake may be...

    Congrats on the new ride. The front brake may be best for stopping but, remember, it's the rear brake that helps you do awesome skids. ;).
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    Alone 99% of the time. I like riding with family,...

    Alone 99% of the time. I like riding with family, but I prefer to ride by myself a little more. I like stopping when I want (frequently), how long I want, going where I want. I'm also not...
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    Poll: 2007 Sentra (parents old car) and my "best" bike...

    2007 Sentra (parents old car) and my "best" bike is a 2012 Trek Skye. I used to have a 2001 Corolla that I absolutely loved. I don't baby my rides but the are treated well & taken care of.
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    This shabby little Mongoose is my oldest, 16 or...

    This shabby little Mongoose is my oldest, 16 or 17 years old. Mostly stock. Just painted the fork white the other day and changed the seat to match. It sees the least action, but gets out for a...
  5. Thread: My free Schwinn

    by Pidge
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    Neat! Blue & silver looks pretty good together....

    Neat! Blue & silver looks pretty good together. I've read all these stories of people finding bikes on trash day, junk trucks, or side of the road or wherever...how come I never find anything cool...
  6. That's totally me. Unless it's way too big or...

    That's totally me. Unless it's way too big or falling apart at the seams or something like that, then I'm sure I can pretty much make any bike work for me. My most recent bike (2012) though was...
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    Just a cheapy Schwinn or Bell.

    Just a cheapy Schwinn or Bell.
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    Often I start on "just-cruising-around" mode, but...

    Often I start on "just-cruising-around" mode, but "go faster" mode kicks in as the ride goes on. But when I really do take it easy, I'll stop for every little critter, interesting plant, or neat...
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    I don't ride as much as many here, so my helmet...

    I don't ride as much as many here, so my helmet doesn't really get stinky. But when the straps get all stiff & white from sweat I just scrub them really good with a wet washcloth, sometimes with a...
  10. Thread: Bike shop love

    by Pidge
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    Poll: I hardly go to the shop, though I did treat my...

    I hardly go to the shop, though I did treat my mountain bike to some new grips a few weeks ago. Guy asked if he could help, I declined and thanked him. I already knew what I wanted, but of course I...
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    My little beater, a late 90's Hoop D. Looks a tad...

    My little beater, a late 90's Hoop D. Looks a tad different from this pic now. Has a bar bag and the cage is under the toptube now. Taillight & that thing on the fork are removed. Bars were sprayed...
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    For mountain bike it's Multi tool, hex set, patch...

    For mountain bike it's Multi tool, hex set, patch kit, 2 tubes, pump. Recently added some tire levers, though my tires are pretty easy to manage by hand. One of my backpacks also has a gauge. For...
  13. Thread: I Love ELP

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    I'm not a commuter (but I lurk here alot!), but...

    I'm not a commuter (but I lurk here alot!), but can I just add that we also get to see this everyday. :)

    http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b140/Flatrat/Other%20Stuff/Franklins8_zps716d12f7.jpg
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    I use an old Ipod Nano in a little case that I...

    I use an old Ipod Nano in a little case that I clip to my shirt collar or backpack. I put the headphone around my neck. Music's great when you're fighting the wind, an uphill, or just need a boost to...
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    Head turn. But I'm only briefly on the road till...

    Head turn. But I'm only briefly on the road till I get to my dirt. I have a couple of cheapy handlebar mirrors I've yet to really try out, though. I'll rock a mirror next time I do a street ride, if...
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    They're for exercise, playing, exploring, and...

    They're for exercise, playing, exploring, and just chillin'. :)
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    I might get some grips for the dirt bike and a...

    I might get some grips for the dirt bike and a chainwheel and/or brake pads for the bmx, but it would be as a late Xmas gift. If not for Xmas, then for Bday probably.
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    http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b140/Flatrat/Bik...

    http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b140/Flatrat/Bike%20stuff/TrekSanta_zpsf7905682.jpg

    Happy Holidays folks!
  19. Went a couple of times this year. Used to be we...

    Went a couple of times this year. Used to be we mostly caught bluegill and some bass, but lake is now overrun with carp. Lots and lots of carp. :/
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    Here's a few that I think turned out pretty fine....

    Here's a few that I think turned out pretty fine. (and sorry I'm a "post & run" type. I gotta work on that)
    ...
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    Quirkiness. ...

    Quirkiness.
    http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b140/Flatrat/Other%20Stuff/PsychicStatues_zps010ef350.jpg

    Cruisin'. 8)...
  22. Months & months easily. Got a bunch of goatheads...

    Months & months easily. Got a bunch of goatheads a few days ago though, so there ya go. The smaller ones don't make it past the liners, but this time it was the big, mean, extra-long & pointy ones on...
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    3 bikes. The mountain bike pretty much crushes...

    3 bikes. The mountain bike pretty much crushes the small ones in riding time. For longer distances and varying terrain, it's just more comfy. But each has it's own purpose & personality, and I love...
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    Thanks! :thumb:

    Thanks! :thumb:
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    Small decorative bars on fork?

    Howdy folks! Looking on the web, I notice that many ratrod-type bikes have a pair of thin bars that curve down from above the headset to the dropouts, like so. I think they look pretty neat. Can you...
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