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  • Sell - use cash for new fixed wheels

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    Old enough to know better Spudmeister's Avatar
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    What to do with the old geared bike?

    I haven't been on my geared bike for 3 months. Should I do anything about it?

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    Convert!

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    ebay

    got rid of two road bikes that were collecting dust

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    如果你能讀了這個你講中文 genericbikedude's Avatar
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    is it a free spirit 10 speed, or an all-suberbe 531 beauty?

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    hang up your boots ostro's Avatar
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    IT appears in many forms, often taking the shape of your worst fear. Only you can defeat it!


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    give it to me, obviously..

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    Keep it. If nothing else, it's nice to have a spare for when you encounter inevitable maintenance issues with your main rider.
    One thing about living in Santa Carla I never could stomach -- all the damn vampires.

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    depends. a geared bike is nice, and some would say even necessary for some training and such, if that's what you're going after. and maybe you want to just coast down a big hill sometimes. maybe you need a backup bike for when your main bike has problems (even just a flat--you'll have something to ride to get a new tube if you're stupid like me and never keep a spare or are unlucky and end up using up the spare and getting another flat).

    and maybe you want the extra money to buy nicer wheels. maybe you could get enough for a set of wheels and an old schwinn to have as a backup bike. maybe you could buy a lot beer with it.

    maybe you could convert the old thing and have a backup.

    there's a lot to take into consideration. i'd keep it, either geard or converted, but that's just me and my purposes and desires. what are yours?

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    Ride it.
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    Turn it into a rain bike/ truck. Throw some full fenders and a rack on it if it will take them.

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    Trust another Kentuckian: coaster brake hub single speed conversion if possible, otherwise racks and fenders for cargo and bad weather.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ostro
    IT appears in many forms, often taking the shape of your worst fear. Only you can defeat it!

    Thanks for the nightmares, jerk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lz4005
    Trust another Kentuckian: coaster brake hub single speed conversion if possible, otherwise racks and fenders for cargo and bad weather.
    oooooh, yeah. lots of fun there.

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    ENO it! then do the rack/fender thing. backup/rain bike, and you can throw the gears back on later, should you decide. or if the parts are decent enough, you can sell them off for enough to cover the cost of the ENO wheel.
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