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Old 06-09-10, 06:36 PM
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Bikes: specialized crossroads hybrid 2006 Raleigh Cadent 2 1971 Schwinn Varsity, 1972 Schwinn Continental, 1977 Schwinn Volare (frame)

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I have the same bike I bought in April. I changed out the crappy brake pads for Kool-Stops and also changed the pedals. I also had my LBS guys true the wheels and after about 200 miles I had them adjust the brakes and the derailleurs. Check the preload on the bearings in the headset and axle bearings, mine were too tight and after I eased up on them the bike rolled and steered a lot easier. Oh yeah and its a good time while you are at it to makes sure they are properly greased.Here it is in full commute mode. I love this bike it rides like a charm and absorbs bumps like a champ. I wanted a LHT but couldn't swing it, I'm really happy with my purchase
(Life is too short to play crappy guitars) 2006 Raleigh Cadent 3.0, 1977 Schwinn Volare, 2010 Windsor tourist. ( I didn't fall , I attacked the floor)

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