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Old 10-07-21, 08:02 AM
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My new favorite bike

Which happens to be my cheapest. But whatís not to love? Reynolds 531 frame with 700x32 tires, triple crankset and rack mounts. All on a racing geometry frame. Itís ugly but a sublime ride.




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Old 10-07-21, 08:21 AM
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Old 10-07-21, 08:54 AM
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Ooh. A Dave Platenga bike. Nice!
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Old 10-07-21, 09:26 AM
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Ooh. A Dave Platenga bike. Nice!
I actually have two. #3 and #63.
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Comfy, go-fast, capable... I dig it, too!
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Nice bike, and I sure would not call it ugly. Reminds my of my Fuji Ace, but a different color. Same kind of set up and a pleasure to ride. It is also the lowest cost bike I own. I cannot say it is my favorite to ride, however. That is probably my Soma Smoothie.
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The frame is pretty beat up.


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The frame is pretty beat up.


Patina is a good thing.
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Patina is a good thing.
I would classify that more as beausage than patina. Still a good thing. There's a small chance I'm being pedantic.
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I would classify that more as beausage than patina. Still a good thing. There's a small chance I'm being pedantic.
At any rate, any bike that I ride to a restaurant or the grocery needs to look like it's old and undesirable to unknowing eyes.
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