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Old 05-27-10, 06:44 PM
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N+1 - two in one year (and it's not even June)

Tonight I picked it up - been somewhat quiet about this one although I did ask some advice on it a few months back - and from that advice came this outcome.



I might be crazy but I think this will be a fine investment. When you consider it is really not for me but for my best riding (and skiing) buddy. Now there is a little something different about this bike, can you spot it - can you tell?

Scroll down and I'll give you a hint



























Yep - a full up 24" road bike for my 10YO daughter's birthday! The only mods the bike shop made were to add cyclocross brakes and a bottle cage. She road it tonight and just loves it. she was speeding along pretty fast, getting the feel of it. I can't wait to take her on some real adventures. They also have a junior race program here, I am thinking maybe next year after she gets proficient at riding faster, shifting, clipless pedals (which will be added later) and cadence.

This is so cool!
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Old 05-27-10, 07:05 PM
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Great! Hope you have many happy miles together on your two killer red bikes.
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Old 05-27-10, 07:34 PM
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That Fuji's a nice bike. Does it come in an adult size.
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Old 05-27-10, 07:37 PM
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You bet it's a good investment!

Any money and time spent nuturing the relationship between a parent and child is wisely spent. I'm sure you're both looking foreward to many miles and smiles.

Congrats to you both.
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Old 05-27-10, 07:46 PM
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That's great. Enjoy riding with her while you can. They grow up so fast.
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Very nice, all the miles with your riding buddy will be measured with smiles. Great job! Enjoy
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Old 05-27-10, 08:10 PM
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Ol' Fuj is looking over my shoulder. I sense that he approves. Well done!
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Old 05-28-10, 06:50 AM
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Your Father's day ride will be special. Pictures are required.
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Is that ten-speed? If so, I have a gently used junior's cassette I could send you. It's a 10-speed Ultegra 16-27.
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Is that ten-speed? If so, I have a gently used junior's cassette I could send you. It's a 10-speed Ultegra 16-27.
Thanks for the offer - the rear cassette is 7.
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BTW, I'm reporting you for false claim of N+1 status. This one is N+1 for her, not for you.
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The red bikes are very sharp lookiing. Have fun riding with your little girly-girl.
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Old 05-28-10, 06:17 PM
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Originally Posted by miss kenton View Post
The red bikes are very sharp lookiing. Have fun riding with your little girly-girl.
Thanks - I'll post some pics soon when she is wearing the new biking cloths & helmet she is also getting.
Unfortunately the pics really don't do the bike justice - it is so cool looking - like someone made a 2/3 size road bike.
Fufi did a great job with this one. She went right from her coaster bike to this and hasn't looked back. I now have a pink girls coaster to sell...
Since she is likely to grow like her older sister - she will stay in this bike for at least 4 years. Then when she is done with it I have another use for it.
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Until is scrolled down I was wondering about the "investment" part of buying another bike. However, it is a good investment.
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