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    I was cruising around the neighborhood on my...

    I was cruising around the neighborhood on my Electra Rat Rod 3 and came across a tag sale that had a black leather (maybe fake) laptop bag or soft-sided brief case and bought it for $2. I attached...
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    Incredible that in such a litigious society, that...

    Incredible that in such a litigious society, that such a huge company would sell bicycles with such poor quality control. Seems like a number of these poor adjustments would be safety issues.
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    Meh, I started two women off on cycling this year...

    Meh, I started two women off on cycling this year (by making bikes available to them). One is my gf and another is her friend. Now, those two are encouraging ME to ride more. :)

    Now THAT's...
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    I sometimes wonder how many of the people who...

    I sometimes wonder how many of the people who regularly ride Walmart bikes have ever tried a well serviced used LBS bike. I know my girlfriend was riding a dept-store MTB with me and having some...
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    I cant help but smile and wave when I'm on the...

    I cant help but smile and wave when I'm on the 'Rat Rod' (my cruiser bike) Something about the 'sitting on the couch watching the world drift by' riding position, I guess.

    I suppose it's the...
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    Too bad you're in florida, I've got a seat I'd...

    Too bad you're in florida, I've got a seat I'd give to you from an old sears 3-speed. Actually, I've seen a number of this same bike in varying states of decay, but whatever the seat is made of...
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    The Tour of Litchfield Hills this year was VERY...

    The Tour of Litchfield Hills this year was VERY well supported. I dont have a lot of tour experience to judge by, but there were 3 rest stops will food and water along the 30 mile route, an...
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    Hey All, Saw this thread and had to chime in. I...

    Hey All, Saw this thread and had to chime in. I grew up in Winsted, and DID actually ride a bike a bit growing up. Recently ended up in Newport RI, so I can definately relate to the bad drivers...
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    Poll: Cool! I'll keep my eyes open for either. I...

    Cool! I'll keep my eyes open for either. I always thought road bikes, especially modern ones, look so cool and fast. I just didnt want to stick my butt in the air while I rode in the drops..
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  10. Thread: Stupid BMW

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    Ah, Front Spikes, a usefull addition to any good...

    Ah, Front Spikes, a usefull addition to any good commuter bike :D Much easier to aim than Rear Spikes, but a full set offers the best coverage, of course!
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    Poll: I've got an Electra 3-speed cruiser bike. The...

    I've got an Electra 3-speed cruiser bike. The Rat Rod.

    But I'm looking for an old road frame to convert to fixed. Maybe an mtb would work better for what I want but definately a fixie... I'll...
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    Neat! My brother will soon be the proud owner...

    Neat!

    My brother will soon be the proud owner of a single speed worksman with cable operated drum brakes. Cant wait to see what their like.
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    Yeah, I checked the tightness of that arm, and it...

    Yeah, I checked the tightness of that arm, and it is attached and doesnt move when the brake is applied. The way this happens, that sounded like the most likely cause. But I think it's internal to...
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    Coaster Brake Clunk

    Hello All,

    I have a problem with my Nexus 3 coaster brake. It makes a nasty clunk when I apply the brake a certain amount. It only clunks once per braking session (i.e. it clunks the first time...
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    I like that... It might even make a good...uh.....

    I like that... It might even make a good...uh.. fender sticker. (no bumpers on this thing!)
    something like "Darwin is calling... will you pick up?"

    This fella was riding with a handheld...
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    Cellular Cyclist

    Well, with the rise in gas prices, a lot more people are out on our crowded streets riding bicycles.

    Good news for all, right? I dont think so, not anymore.

    In the past week, I've seen...
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    I had some issues with my 3 speed nexus when I...

    I had some issues with my 3 speed nexus when I first got my Electra Rat Rod.

    When I stood up and pedaled, the axle nuts could slip forward, allowing the chain to become slack, which would then...
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    Oh NO!!! I'm 26 years old and I ride a 3 speed?!...

    Oh NO!!! I'm 26 years old and I ride a 3 speed?! Do you think I'll live, Doc?


    So glad to know that there's a forum that can cure me of this uniqueness.
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    Nice Rat Rod, Cosmoline! I bought the same...

    Nice Rat Rod, Cosmoline!

    I bought the same bike this year. I can tell yours is an '06 because the seatstays are aligned with the top tube, a nice visual side effect of the lengthened "flat foot...
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    Is this ALWAYS the case, or just with modern...

    Is this ALWAYS the case, or just with modern bikes?

    I ask because my GF found a department store mountain bike that was missing a pedal, and the pedals from her old sears road bike dont fit. ...
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    Hrm, how bout: It's much tougher to hook up a...

    Hrm, how bout: It's much tougher to hook up a team of dogs/horses/kittens to a recumbent! :D

    Neat lookin Vehicle. Must be kinda like passin a farm tractor though. I'd want really good lights!
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    I drove thru a Taco Bell drive thru backwards once at like 11PM with no one else around. Back right person was the only one who wanted taco bell, and most of the other windows didnt work :D

    The...
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    Like the OP, I had a situation where I bought a...

    Like the OP, I had a situation where I bought a car and the engine was destroyed, leaving me upside down on the car loan. I wanted a SAAB Viggen since they were introduced in 1998. Got a y2k model...
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    Heck, I bet even a Man could do it! :rolleyes: ...

    Heck, I bet even a Man could do it! :rolleyes:

    Sorry, I'm not some PC freak, just found it amusing.... My GF sews for me, too, I could if I had to, but the difference would be quite...
  25. Poll: I "live with" about 7 other people out here in...

    I "live with" about 7 other people out here in Newport, which, aside from being completely full of drivers that I would love to see take a wrong turn into the Ocean, would be an excellent place to...
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