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Old 07-26-08, 09:07 PM
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Get over it!

Over the hill, over aged, over weight and over in Oregon. Ride the cheapest thing I can find but do a lot of repairs

Have broken three Magna frames thus far and wore out many parts. City has been putting in new water lines on the street where I ride and have been fighting broken spokes and flats all summer. They are about done for which I am thankful.

Looking forward to much instruction from snooping the boards - tomorrow now over my bedtime.
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Old 07-26-08, 10:35 PM
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Over the hill, over aged, over weight and over in Oregon.
Ahhaha, I can so relate. Gone over to electric bikes.
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Originally Posted by exscentric View Post
Over the hill, over aged, over weight and over in Oregon. Ride the cheapest thing I can find but do a lot of repairs

Have broken three Magna frames thus far and wore out many parts. City has been putting in new water lines on the street where I ride and have been fighting broken spokes and flats all summer. They are about done for which I am thankful.

Looking forward to much instruction from snooping the boards - tomorrow now over my bedtime.
Awesome!
For a modest upgrade you might avoid the broken frames/spokes. Could prove less expensive over time.
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"Awesome! For a modest upgrade you might avoid the broken frames/spokes. Could prove less expensive over time."

Am looking into it at the moment. Tired of repairs :-) I must admit however Magna bikes has been great - they have a lifetime warranty on their frames so haven't paid for anything and they send a new bike

Actually only two frames as I think through the sequence. Probably partly my fault, I have to have the seat fairly high and it puts more stress on things I think due to the angle when up that high. Going to give them a break (pun not intended) this time and buy a replacement before this one breaks.

"Gone over to electric bikes." that is a winner, but I do it for exercise and don't think the effort/benefit would pencil out.
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Old 07-27-08, 07:18 AM
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Hello exscentric, where are you in Oregon?

Welcome to BF, and feel free to PM me with any questions !

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Old 07-27-08, 09:21 AM
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Thanks east hill. I'm in Salem where the dregs of OR are housed in prisons and hospitals and released into our neighborhoods to reoffend. Not a political statement, just the facts :-( Now to the political statement -- uhh better not the boards bandwidth would be exceeded most likely :-)

Actually we love Salem even with all its social/political/pothole woes.
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Thanks east hill. I'm in Salem where the dregs of OR are housed in prisons and hospitals and released into our neighborhoods to reoffend. Not a political statement, just the facts :-( Now to the political statement -- uhh better not the boards bandwidth would be exceeded most likely :-)

Actually we love Salem even with all its social/political/pothole woes.
Not entirely sure they're very happy with us political types here, but there's a few.
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The problem with any town which has a large prison...Salem is not unique in that .

Nevertheless, Salem is still a nice place for cycling .

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