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    Well..... I guess this forum is no different than...

    Well..... I guess this forum is no different than most. See my post above for a possible explanation. I have seen enough negativecynical posts to know that I do not want to be part of this...
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    Not sure if you realize that if your search for...

    Not sure if you realize that if your search for “Electra Townie” on Yahoo the first link is to this page. That is how I found this forum and it is why I joined last month. I think a lot of the...
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    Gojohnnygo. - the guy gave you the ultimate FY...

    Gojohnnygo. - the guy gave you the ultimate FY for not letting him use your can. You had to enforce the policy and clean it up - that's lame.
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    How do I release a side pull brakes?

    I was changing the tubes on a 1980 Raleigh 5 speed with side pull brakes. These are the original brakes. When I went to reinstall the wheels, I could not figure out how to release the brakes, so I...
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    I must confess that I did not read all of the...

    I must confess that I did not read all of the posts. I use my cell phone when I'm riding my cruiser. I wouldn't use one if I was riding a road bike or an MTB off-road. Is it dangerous? Sure it is...
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    I'm too old to remember anything more than my...

    I'm too old to remember anything more than my name.
  7. Thread: New Members

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    I’m an old-timer – I registered in August. ;) I was searching for “Electra Townie” and wound up here. Vary cool place, but there seems to be a lot of cynical folks. I've been a recreational...
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    RainmanP's coment is perfect. When you feel...

    RainmanP's coment is perfect. When you feel ready, find a local club ride and do a metric century (60) miles. Next season, you'll start your training in better shape and you'll progress quickly. ...
  9. The only interesting things I have found are: a...

    The only interesting things I have found are: a bike mirror, cell phones that never work, a type of pliers used to put a ring in a hog’s nose and a license plate. I rarely stop because it breaks my...
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    I’m jealous! I've been riding fairly regularly for 25 years and I’ve never seen any purses, wallets, or bills. I have thought about stopping and picking up all the change I see and donating it to...
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    Aren't any of you going to carry cruisers, such...

    Aren't any of you going to carry cruisers, such as Electra? :(
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    If they're not too busy passing out business...

    If they're not too busy passing out business cards at the ER.
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    The spring on the front looks dangerous.

    The spring on the front looks dangerous.
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    Suggest padded cycling shorts, but you should be...

    Suggest padded cycling shorts, but you should be fine.
  15. Thread: Trek 7200fx

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    I think the suspension fork makes a difference,...

    I think the suspension fork makes a difference, but you won't be able to tell this by the short ride you will take the bike on before buying it. Is it worth the cost? For me it was. I was able to...
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    I see a $5.00 off coupon on the purchase of a new...

    I see a $5.00 off coupon on the purchase of a new lock that will probably cost $70. No way will they offer replacments. No reason to.
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    I have done 30 mi. club rides on my Trek 7300 and...

    I have done 30 mi. club rides on my Trek 7300 and I think I could do 60 (Metric Century). I salute those of you who have gone 100 mi on a comfort bike. The upright riding posture is tough for 30...
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    My sons has dorm insurance and the insurance...

    My sons has dorm insurance and the insurance company rep said to get a good lock for his bike. My wife said she told the rep that he had a Krypto and the rep said to get something else 'cuz they can...
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    I called Kryptonite today and asked if they would...

    I called Kryptonite today and asked if they would refund my money as the lock is just over a month old. The lady I spoke with was nice and give me the line that they are working on the problem and...
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    Soften the platic by soaking it in hot water. ...

    Soften the platic by soaking it in hot water.

    H. Houdini
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    Wonderful. I just opened my KryptoLok did it in...

    Wonderful. I just opened my KryptoLok did it in 5 minutes and that included only turning the tumbler about 1/8" the first time. This stupid lock cost me $40! Here's the trick - use a hammer or...
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    Is there any difference riding with headphones...

    Is there any difference riding with headphones compared to talking on a cell phone? I think the cell phone is safer because you are only covering one ear. I have thought about riding with...
  23. It took me a while to figure out when *mart meant...

    It took me a while to figure out when *mart meant but I got it!

    For anyone considering buying a *mart (or big box store) bike:

    A couple of years ago I purchased a cheap (notice I did not...
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    I searched yahoo for "gold canyon bike rental"...

    I searched yahoo for "gold canyon bike rental" and found a few mentions of "bike paths." You might give that a try. I'm not sure where Gold Canyon is, but here are a couple of bike rental sites I...
  25. Thank you. I guess I am not crazy to be thinking...

    Thank you. I guess I am not crazy to be thinking about adding a tendem crusier to my "collection."
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