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    Schwinn Varsity - Ready to Ride

    Here's what I got off Craigslist:




    I then played with the idea of going obnoxiously over the top....


    But realized i'd rather have something a little more 'rugged'...






    that was fun for my first ever conversion!

    flame on....
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    Senior Member y33dave's Avatar
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    I had to make sure the bottle holder still worked

    :-P

    now it will be filled with something a bit more substantial...

    http://www.stonebrew.com/ipa/
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    looks good for the winter! how about grabbing some full fenders tho?

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    Love that beer. $7.99 a bottle is a bit expensive, though.

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    Senior Member y33dave's Avatar
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    those are the original fenders! I love the look... we'll see how they perform :=D

    the great thing about avery's specialty beers - is just about 2 of them will do you just fine!

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    So - i did my first ever race a couple weeks ago. Duathlon. 4 mile run followed by a 10 mile ride. While I suck at running... the ride was fun, i did it on the single speed. At an average 17.5 mph pace! woohooo!
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    Quote Originally Posted by y33dave View Post
    ...an average 17.5 mph pace! woohooo!
    Nicely done! I just did an unofficial triathlon with some friends for fun a couple weeks ago and we held the same average. These guys were all competitive triathletes, though, so I think they were pretty bored at that pace. I, on the other hand, thought I was going to die.

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    Quote Originally Posted by y33dave View Post
    I had to make sure the bottle holder still worked

    :-P

    now it will be filled with something a bit more substantial...

    man i bought one of those once, drank it, then out of nowhere I was tanked. it gets my thumbs up.

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    Senior Member y33dave's Avatar
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    I'm hooked now - i've been looking at 'real' road bikes since the day of the race. Even went to the extent of test riding an '08 Cannondale 6 Thirteen today. I gotta really work on my running... but a better bike would be fun for those events!
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    I wanna train for triathlon so bad, I gotta practice swimming and running though.

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