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Old 06-14-11, 12:38 AM   #1
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New Purchase

Ive been fixing up and riding a lot of old bikes and finally decided to buy a new one. I think the only other time I bought a new bike was when I was 14 and got a paper route to pay for it after I put it on lay away. I still remember like it was yesterday (25 years ago) it was a Dimondback Viper all chrome. I was just as excited today as I was back then. It was a tough choice; I narrowed my choices to a Surly LHT, a Cross Check, a Volpe, or a Salsa Fargo. I ended up choosing the LHT. I added a Brooks flyer saddle, clipless spd pedals, and fenders. I will add more as time goes on. I took it for a quick spin tonight and it rides really nice. I can't wait to start racking up the mileage.
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Old 06-14-11, 12:40 AM   #2
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nice, i just got a new bike as well, and went for my first ride and ended up going 40 miles with it, it was a blast.
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Nice! Any tours planned?
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Not anything big. Just some weekend tours in state. (Alaska) I hope to do North to South of Chile within the next two years. Just will be using it mainly for commuting and recreation riding.
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Not anything big. Just some weekend tours in state. (Alaska) I hope to do North to South of Chile within the next two years. Just will be using it mainly for commuting and recreation riding.
Cool. Where you live in AK? I have family outside Eagle River (they happen to be cyclists too).
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I live in Anchorage
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What kind did you end up with?
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I live in Anchorage
Sweet. Really close to them (by AK standards).
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