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Old 10-21-12, 11:26 PM
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New toys

I decided to invest more money into the bike so I stopped by my LBS and picked up a few new toys. The first thing I bought was a new light since the other one just wasn't cutting it; I bought a Magicshine Urban 200 and it's awesome! My old seat had to go because it wasn't wide enough so I went with something a bit cushier that would work on long rides and short commutes where I don't wear bike shorts. Now, I could have gotten a better deal on a better seat but I wanted to support my LBS so I bought the 'Commuter Gel CRZ+' and I like it a lot.

And last but not least, a Bontrager Quantum helmet. I never intended on buying a helmet. My bike needed a tune-up so I went in ready to buy the $45 tune-up that includes cable adjustment, shifting adjustment, truing etc but they did it for free? Maybe it's because I've made a couple of friends there. This is the first time I've worn a helmet in 5(?) years. They also installed the seat and helped my adjust my helmet, free of charge.

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Glad to hear you got a helmet. Keep riding!
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Old 10-21-12, 11:58 PM
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I thought you were going to say you bought a new seat.
The seat had a seat post attached to it
and hanging off the seat post was a whole new bike.
Was that ever an expensive seat.
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Sounds like some good additions. I have a Bontrager Quantum XL helmet and like it. It was the only one at the bike shop big enough to fit my XL skull. It has served me well so far. I got some retroreflective tape and cut strips and put them all over the helmet. I need to get a good nighttime photo of that. Since I ride a hybrid style bike in a more upright position, the retroreflective tape on the helmet is effective in all angles, 360 degrees around.

Enjoy the new bike toys!
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A helmet only needs to work ONE time to make it worth the money...trust me, I know!
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My old seat had to go because it wasn't wide enough so I went with something a but cushier
Typo alert, I think you meant to say "I went with something butt-cushier"
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