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Old 06-09-05, 05:40 AM
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Well, I came home from work yesterday, after having picked up a case of beer, and was pressing down on my seat checking my tires (I had gone through a bad glass patch). I couldn't help but notice, looking down on my bike, that the seat tube was cracked *all the was around* where it attached to the BB. Since I bought my (steel) Voyageur used a couple of months ago, I thought I was screwed, and prepared to buy a new frame. However, Curtis, the owner of the excellent Via Bicycle shop on 9th Street told me he would repair it for free ("I stand by what I sell!"), so I was very grateful to be spared the expense. Doesn't appear to have been rust related. Curtis f*****g rocks!

The thing is, now I don't have a bike until next Thursday. I have been living for my rides, and very excited about doing my early morning 30 milers, as well as not depending on public trans for my commute. I will now try not to go crazy waiting for my baby to come back... *sob* ...
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Old 06-09-05, 05:41 AM
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My advice to you? Drink heavily.
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My advise is to always have a back up bike. Doesn't have to be fancy just rideable.
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Old 06-09-05, 07:05 AM
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Originally Posted by clausen
My advise is to always have a back up bike. Doesn't have to be fancy just rideable.
Why stop at one backup? Two is even better!

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Old 06-09-05, 07:13 AM
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I say sit down with Curtis and go through the case of beer whilst watching the repair.
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Old 06-09-05, 07:20 AM
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Lemur seems to have a good idea. It says thank you to Curtis and helps to anesthetize the pain of post biking depression.
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Old 06-09-05, 07:41 AM
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Originally Posted by Applehead57
My advice to you? Drink heavily.
I'm already there, but thanks for your concern.


Originally Posted by clausen
My advise is to always have a back up bike. Doesn't have to be fancy just rideable.
I think this is sage advice - I have been here before, but never again. It's time to resurrect.... THE HYBRID! (cue theme music)


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I say sit down with Curtis and go through the case of beer whilst watching the repair.
Another great idea - he's getting married over the weekend, and my brother loves his beer and single malt scotch. Methinks I'll pick up some Glenfiddich Special Reserve, or a case of Bass Ale... or perhaps both... as a "gee, thanks"/"congratulations" present. What a guy!
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Quit wasting money on beer and buy another bike.
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Originally Posted by Ranger
Quit wasting money on beer and buy another bike.
Wasting… money… on… beer?

This makes no sense. Can anybody explain what this means?
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Old 06-09-05, 09:36 AM
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Originally Posted by konageezer
Wasting… money… on… beer?

This makes no sense. Can anybody explain what this means?
I just googled it... tried it a few ways... not getting anything. Perhaps it's an obscure film reference?
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Continue to buy beer, get 3 bikes from alley or dumpster, combine parts till you have one working bike, enjoy beater love.

peace,
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Originally Posted by phidauex
...enjoy beater love.
I've been enjoying "beater love" since I was twelve, but thanks just the same!
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Wait.. Voyageur.. isn't that a crap mega-mart brand? At least, it used to be.. I had one circa 1992. One of those 37 pound boats with steel rims and a hi-ten steel frame...

I wouldn't be surprised if such a bike fell apart...
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Originally Posted by robo
Wait.. Voyageur.. isn't that a crap mega-mart brand? At least, it used to be.. I had one circa 1992. One of those 37 pound boats with steel rims and a hi-ten steel frame...

I wouldn't be surprised if such a bike fell apart...
No, this would be the 1990 Schwinn Voyageur - double-butted Tange frame, very solid touring bike. One forumite here has been cross country on his.
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Originally Posted by Boogs
No, this would be the 1990 Schwinn Voyageur - double-butted Tange frame, very solid touring bike. One forumite here has been cross country on his.
Ah, ok. I was thinking of the brand 'Voyageur'. It was sold in Canada, judging by the name it was probably imported by a Quebec company.
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Originally Posted by PaulH
Why stop at one backup? Two is even better!

Paul

i agree
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