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Old 09-10-07, 10:24 AM
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I got a new bike for my commute!

My family pooled together and got me a Raleigh Rush Hour for my birthday this past weekend. I have ony taken it on one small ride so far, but Im going to be riding it home from work today. Im excited because all Ive had to use before was an early 90's Univega Rover T2.7 and a 1988 Specialized Rock Hopper. I'll still probably use the rock hopper in bad weather, but thats about it. The Univega is my wifes and is really too small for me. Im really looking forward to the single speed ride. It was a blast on my short 2 mile ride, and I cant wait for the 8 mile ride home.
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Old 09-10-07, 11:00 AM
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Pics! Did it come w/ a fixed/free hub? Give the fixed side a try.
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Old 09-10-07, 11:12 AM
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I'll put up some pics as soon as I take them. It is a fixed/free flip flop. I'll be giving the fixed a try in a parking lot with no one else around to see me suck sometime soon.
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Old 09-10-07, 02:30 PM
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Congrats on the new bike! Follow up with your experiences with it later in the week.

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... 1988 Specialized Rock Hopper. I'll still probably use the rock hopper in bad weather, but thats about it...
Did you get your new bike to NOT use it? Sell the Rock Hopper and use the proceeds to by yourself some fenders for the new bike.
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....But it's nice to have many bikes. Or at least one extra for backup.
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I am keeping the Rock Hopper for a back up and for trail riding and other things that the Raleigh wouldnt be too good for. The only fenders that will fit on the raleigh is the rat tail kind and I can afford them without losing the Rock Hopper. I like having a few bikes, and I plan on getting more...
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Nice bike. Congratulations.
I looked at it seriously before deciding on a CrossCheck. I would have probably bought one if I could take one for a test drive. It seems none of the LBSs had one in stock. However they could order one for me with a down payment
Ofcourse I couldn't find a CrossCheck either but this bike was generally raved by all and I got to pick the components.

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Nice! I've been looking at one of those for a winter commuter. I built a fixie that I've been commuting on all summer and love but with the 23c tire, it might be a tad sketchy for winter riding. The RushHour looks great with fenders.

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Good choice. I have a Rush Hour, and it is a blast, especially on the fixed side. If you ride fixed, I'd suggest a bit larger tire than the 23s it comes with. I switched to 25s and suffer less flats now. With fixed you tend to run over more things than with a freewheel.
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Old 09-12-07, 01:17 PM
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Im not sure you can put fenders on the Rush Hour. The One Way comes with fenders, but the Rush Hour is a more barebones/track setup. Right now I have 28cms on the bike. They didnt have any 23cm armadillos in stock, so I had to have these put on. I think I might leave them on because of all the hazards on my commute. Ive been looking for a time to try the bike fixed. Maybe this saturday... I actually got a really good deal on the bike. They had a 2006 in the shop hung up on the wall that was my size that they had there for over a year so I test road it and came back when my family said theyd get it for me and offered $450 for it and they took it. So I guess my family got a really good deal on it... Either way its a killer bike.
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