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Old 06-10-10, 06:00 PM
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I won a free bike!

As a couple people already noticed a couple weeks ago, I won a free bike from People For Bikes.

I went to the bike shop today to pick it up, and its a b-e-a-u-tiful Breezer Uptown EX.

I love the chain guard, the metal fenders, all of it.

This thread would of course be worthless without a picture:
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Old 06-10-10, 06:04 PM
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Congrats Mike! That is a lovely prize. I especially like the matching fenders. It looks really swish. Happy riding!
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Old 06-10-10, 06:06 PM
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Originally Posted by mikeshoup View Post
As a couple people already noticed a couple weeks ago, I won a free bike from People For Bikes.

I went to the bike shop today to pick it up, and its a b-e-a-u-tiful Breezer Uptown EX.

I love the chain guard, the metal fenders, all of it.

This thread would of course be worthless without a picture:
Love the color!
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Old 06-10-10, 06:08 PM
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That is one smart-looking commuter! Very jealous over here. Congratulations!
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Old 06-10-10, 06:12 PM
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Nice looking townie. Now hurry, go get a lotto ticket while your luck is still strong.
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Very nice. Now we need a ride report.
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Old 06-11-10, 09:19 AM
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That's a beaut, Mike. I was just thinking about Joe Breeze on the trip in this morning. Congratulations.
I'll second the motion for a ride report.
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Old 06-11-10, 10:54 AM
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Very nice bike... enjoy it!!

A few weeks back we had a bike-commuter rally here in Louisville and a Trek 7000 was raffled off. The person who won it wasn't even at the event when his name was anounced. The following day I saw it posted on Craigslist and it's been posted several times since:
https://louisville.craigslist.org/bik/1770410203.html
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Old 06-11-10, 11:08 AM
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Congrats! How did you win it?
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Old 06-12-10, 07:42 AM
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Nice!!!
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The Breezer line is one of my favourites out there... great bikes at a great price and with the way they are fitted out there is very little one needs save for their personal gear.

No surprise that they are considered one of the best off the peg commuters on the market.
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Thanks for all the congratulations! I've been riding it around the last couple days and quite enjoy it.

Ride report? The ride is nice and cushy. Its geared quite low. 26x1.5 tires combined with a 38t chainring and 14-34T freewheel gives 28-68 gear inches. Its fine for riding around town. Might be perfect for when I move back to Golden and I have to climb the big hills to get to the plateau that school sits on. In the relatively flatness that Denver is, I've topped out a few times in 7th. Otherwise, the ride is smooth and fun.

Originally Posted by jeffpoulin View Post
Congrats! How did you win it?
I signed up for the peopleforbikes.org pledge. They were giving away two Breezer Uptowns and two Trek Allants.
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Old 06-12-10, 08:51 AM
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Originally Posted by Sixty Fiver View Post
The Breezer line is one of my favourites out there... great bikes at a great price and with the way they are fitted out there is very little one needs save for their personal gear.

No surprise that they are considered one of the best off the peg commuters on the market.
Agreed. I actually wanted one of the uptown models with a dynamo and an internal gear hub. Would make a perfect commuter.

I've got a dynamo hub I'm going to lace into the front rim. Now, just to find a good IGH for the rear.
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Old 06-12-10, 01:54 PM
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Nice!
That looks like a very purposeful bike.... and I like the color.
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Old 06-12-10, 02:34 PM
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Nice win. Jealous over here!
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