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Old 09-21-08, 05:09 PM
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I'm a sly one

Since this could be posted in a few different sub-forums, I'm posting here...

My step-daughter just turned 16 on Sept. 14. She has decided not to push the car issue due to the household finances. She has also stated that she would rather have a bike for now than a car My wife doesn't understand why a teen is not obsessed with a car.

Anyway, I took her to the LBS where I got my bike from. She's short and doesn't like drop bars, so finding something that appealed to her and fit her was a challenge. She picked a Giant Sedona. Did not buy b/c we didn't have the time for the test ride or fitting. As we were leaving I checked out the rental bike rack out front. I spotted a Kona Smoke that I had her climb on while it was still in the rack. It fit.

I asked about if they would sell it, and they said yes. Best thing is that I ride Smoke, so that means I only have to stock 1 size of tubes at the house!

Now I can justify the expense of a new rear rack (that I don't like) because I will put it on her bike and probably my panniers (same reason).
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Old 09-22-08, 04:02 AM
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Sounds like one smart kid!
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Old 09-22-08, 08:52 AM
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Another benefit from the "dad" perspective-

It is hard to drive to the local "lovers lane" to make out in the back seat of a bicycle.
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Oh but her boyfriend will have a car....
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