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Old 02-07-14, 04:08 PM
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Will I finally did it.

After racing bikes from the late 1970's to about 1991. I had my first major accident. Won't say much about it just that I totaled a really nice Niskila Pinnacle, thankful that I didn't total myself. So now I'm looking at Navaro Buzz (I know not a classic or Vintage) but if anyone has suggestion on what my next bike should be I'm open to suggestions.
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Old 02-07-14, 06:01 PM
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Bummer! Glad you're OK though. I see you're in the upper midwest - I'm going to go ahead and blame this on winter. Good luck with the new bike search.
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Definitely not a Trek, it looks like you have enough of those.

Are you looking for a commuter bike?
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I recommended a Big Buzz to an employee a few years ago. He loved it. After about two years the plastic seat base fractured apart. The last time I was at REI the fork design had changed but overall the spec was similar.
He really liked the disc brakes. One other item, on his bike the tires were really a challenge to seat uniformly, the bead would stay in the tire but not fully engage the hook, some of it would drop down to the bottom of the rim inside.
I tired to improve things at lunch one day, and got it better but it was going to take some soapy water I think to get it to pop into position.
In 18 months of use he needed to replace the brake pads, which he had a local shop do, the bike saw daily use.
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Another glad you're okay here. I'm semi in agreement with repechage here.. disc brake road bike sounds good for you.
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Old 02-07-14, 07:27 PM
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Glad you're OK. Size and price range?
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Old 02-08-14, 05:35 AM
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Ok I"m looking for a commuter. Thinking around $700.00 I take a 56 57 on sizing. I had just mounted city tires on the Pinnacle. In effect it was on it's way of becoming a commuter. For the most part I'm fine just a little beat up. I'm in rehab trying to gain back the feeling in my right hand. Thanks for your advice so far.

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Old 02-08-14, 09:33 AM
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For the most part I'm fine just a little beat up. I'm in rehab trying to gain back the feeling in my right hand. Thanks for your advice so far.
Gotta love bikenutz -- posting about their next ride with a busted up hand after a recent crash.

I'm in rehab too -- bike rehab.
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jethin I need something to look forward to.
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Where's the wrecked bike....I wanna see the bike!....someone had to say it.
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jethin I need something to look forward to.
I hear you. Hope you're back in the saddle by the time the snow melts.
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Old 02-09-14, 09:06 AM
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Yeah I was thinking about disc brakes for awhile. been looking at BD site for awhile Was thinking about a Gravity Zilla or Liberty on the cross bike side or a Moto Outlaw On mountain bike side was thinking Gravity Basecamp 2.

With any luck I get the Pinnacle back today

Too many Treks? Perhaps
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All the best on recovery with the hand! For a commuter, I might suggest scoping out a used Bianchi Volpe or Axis. The Silver lining here is that you set to go bike shopping!
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Where's the wrecked bike....I wanna see the bike!....someone had to say it.
lol. Got the bike back from LBS they realine the bike, this after I was told that the bike was a total lost, no charge. Put a new seat on it. Rode it, seems to be ok.



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All the best on recovery with the hand! For a commuter, I might suggest scoping out a used Bianchi Volpe or Axis. The Silver lining here is that you set to go bike shopping!

I'll start looking for one. Always wanted Bianchi to add to my fleet. Might get one to have one. they look like a nice bike. I'll checked ebay to see what they look like

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