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10-14-07, 05:21 PM
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Posted By Baroque

...And the Verdict on the Diamondback is...???

Thanks everyone for your input. All the comments on componentry, suspension, weight, etc. were considered carefully.

When I got to the bike shop the newly built 19" Insight was waiting for me. ...
10-14-07, 09:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 888
Posted By Baroque

Whoops...I should have mentioned, I'm a she :)...

Whoops...I should have mentioned, I'm a she :) and while my hubby is willing to carry my bike for me, I want to be able to do it myself, and of course, I'll still have to do the pedalling. For the...
10-14-07, 09:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 888
Posted By Baroque

I live in a 2nd floor apartment at present, so I...

I live in a 2nd floor apartment at present, so I have to carry the bike up and down a steep flight stairs....and the hills are more numerous, and steeper, than I realized before I started biking...
10-14-07, 09:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 888
Posted By Baroque

<gulp> I'm not quite in $400 fork league yet!...

<gulp> I'm not quite in $400 fork league yet! Maybe next year :-)

I forgot to mention that with the ongoing foot problem, I expect to be doing more riding on paved roads/trails or other smooth...
10-14-07, 08:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 427
Posted By Baroque

Although I can't offer any suggestions, I'm...

Although I can't offer any suggestions, I'm offering moral support as a fellow Grand Marquis owner :-) I've had the seat bottom out, but didn't quite have the nerve to try removing the seat back. ...
10-14-07, 07:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 888
Posted By Baroque

Hi Tom, Stamfam, Thanks so much for your...

Hi Tom, Stamfam,

Thanks so much for your replies. The dealer is asking $349 for the 2008 Intrigue 1, with the Suntour/Acera componentry. I paid $349 for the 2006 model Sedona DX in June, which...
10-13-07, 08:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 888
Posted By Baroque

Would you trade for a Diamondback?

Hi folks,

I introduced myself to this forum last June while in the process of returning to the joys of cycling after an absence of some years. I bought a Giant Sedona DX with the intention of...
08-28-07, 04:01 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,552
Posted By Baroque

I remember reluctantly leaving the 999th...

I remember reluctantly leaving the 999th (according to my brothers) playing of "Iddy Biddy Buddy" on the box-like record player to go outside and be given my first 2-wheeled bike with training...
08-27-07, 06:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 605
Posted By Baroque

One of my family members compressed a couple of...

One of my family members compressed a couple of disks and felt horrible for awhile; the regularly prescribed painkillers - the real high-test stuff - didn't work. Only Valium did...but I digress....
08-27-07, 06:07 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,025
Posted By Baroque

As time goes on, rest assured, your kids will...

As time goes on, rest assured, your kids will miss you even more than you miss them.
They will be thinking of you often, sometimes several times a day when things aren't so easy and they wonder,...
08-24-07, 07:12 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,214
Posted By Baroque

Take a hint from New Yorkers: do not make eye...

Take a hint from New Yorkers: do not make eye contact!
:D
08-18-07, 07:04 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,035
Posted By Baroque

She definitely won't take a car for granted...

She definitely won't take a car for granted anymore.
We have friends who have pulled their 2 daughters out of every scrape they got into: several cars, accidents, speeding tickets, apartment rentals...
08-17-07, 10:49 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,035
Posted By Baroque

Oh my goodness, I'm having a huge flashback to my...

Oh my goodness, I'm having a huge flashback to my '68 Torino station wagon. GREAT car!
08-17-07, 10:47 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,035
Posted By Baroque

Good choice to get the new car for YOU, DG! You...

Good choice to get the new car for YOU, DG! You deserve it.
See, maybe all the bad luck was just a cosmic ploy to get you into a sleek new ride.

My humble opinion would be to concentrate on a...
08-15-07, 12:51 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,247
Posted By Baroque

I wonder if you couldn't call the phone # on the...

I wonder if you couldn't call the phone # on the credit card(s) and report that you found them.
I'm sure the card company would be able to contact the owner; maybe even give him/her your phone...
08-15-07, 11:29 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 3,825
Posted By Baroque

Yeeeeeesssssssss! That's the one! Just too...

Yeeeeeesssssssss! That's the one! Just too gorgeous for words. I'd like to have all my bikes and cars in this color. Maybe my hair too. I'm pretty sure I have fingernail polish to match....
08-15-07, 11:26 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 862
Posted By Baroque

How about new from the 'net?

Maybe these places are worth looking into?

http://www.keynfob.com/
http://www.remotesunlimited.com/remotecase.aspx

The first place seems to offer both new and reconditioned controls. Maybe...
08-14-07, 05:35 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 3,825
Posted By Baroque

Newest bike is palest greenish gold/gold, in...

Newest bike is palest greenish gold/gold, in metalflake-type finish. The alternate choice was blue/white.
Reminds me of one my favorite poetry lines, "Nature's first green is gold, her hardest hue...
08-11-07, 11:32 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,702
Posted By Baroque

We got a free iPod in the mail last year. Turned...

We got a free iPod in the mail last year. Turned out to be a gift from our bank for opening a new account. It's still in its squeaky clean little hard plastic box in a drawer around here somewhere. I...
08-08-07, 07:39 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,524
Posted By Baroque

Absolutely not. I have enough trouble staying out...

Absolutely not. I have enough trouble staying out of the gullies when I'm sober.
:eek:
08-06-07, 06:35 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,101
Posted By Baroque

Estrogen therapy is a hotly debated topic. ...

Estrogen therapy is a hotly debated topic. Google 'Estrogen Therapy Danger', for example. Outside of the potential health hazards with this hormone "replacement" --- i.e., replacing at a time when...
08-06-07, 06:04 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,124
Posted By Baroque

Along the same lines as others have mentioned, is...

Along the same lines as others have mentioned, is it possible that you are taking medications that are known to deplete potassium, or perhaps there's an imbalance in your sports/energy drink, if any?...
08-06-07, 10:18 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,022
Posted By Baroque

Where's the town maintenance crew? Several...

Where's the town maintenance crew? Several accidents at the same intersection for something as immediately fixable as chopping away brush, and perhaps putting up a few "Slow, stop ahead" signs? Shame...
08-06-07, 06:36 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,210
Posted By Baroque

I was going to say, if folks really care about...

I was going to say, if folks really care about each other, they work things out rather than have knock-down drag-outs, but Jet Travis articulated it much better. Just remember that someone who...
08-03-07, 01:36 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 8,082
Posted By Baroque

I'm going to take the pills instead of drinking...

I'm going to take the pills instead of drinking the liquid prior to the colonoscopy. I know a couple people at work who had horrible reactions to the liquid (extreme diarrhea, nausea) but no problems...
08-03-07, 08:30 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,547
Posted By Baroque

This is why I'm going to buy one of those little...

This is why I'm going to buy one of those little bells for my bike. A ting! ting! in time saves 9 :-)
I've been on some shared ped/bike paths overseas where the ring of the bell is the last thing a...
08-01-07, 09:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 592
Posted By Baroque

Oh my God :eek: Very happy you weren't in the...

Oh my God :eek: Very happy you weren't in the middle of that disaster!!!!!
I just finished reading the "Diego" recall thread and wondered if anyone had posted anything about the bridge...
07-31-07, 12:09 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,296
Posted By Baroque

This is my red-letter day (a "younger" cyclist!)...

This is my red-letter day (a "younger" cyclist!) I think I'm getting the vapors ;)
I stand corrected on using the term "platform". Reading through the BF posts, I haven't noticed a consistent term...
07-30-07, 07:52 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,296
Posted By Baroque

I get into enough trouble with the platform...

I get into enough trouble with the platform pedals (6, count 'em, going on six weeks on crutches now, with a brand new bike parked out in the shed that the doc banned me from riding for at least...
07-30-07, 07:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 488
Posted By Baroque

Oh, the thrill of having a party every Saturday...

Oh, the thrill of having a party every Saturday night, with Cheez Doodles! The luxury of it all!
I'm moving out to the back woods, where the biggest thrill on a Saturday night is to watch the sun...
07-30-07, 11:29 AM
Replies: 196
Views: 8,082
Posted By Baroque

Thank you for posting this. Family and friends...

Thank you for posting this. Family and friends already get their scopes, but I've been putting it off.
Your words have prompted me to just do it.
I hope that all the energy you are putting into...
07-29-07, 06:31 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 4,704
Posted By Baroque

I feel so badly for that poor man and his family....

I feel so badly for that poor man and his family.

But to add a comment to general conversation, it's not illegal everywhere to ride sidewalks.
At any rate, I'm always going to ride where it's...
07-29-07, 08:34 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,037
Posted By Baroque

I also had somebody hit my car who said she...

I also had somebody hit my car who said she didn't want to report the accident. She seemed perfectly nice and decent. So I agreed, we exchanged phone numbers and addresses. Then I got 2 estimates....
07-26-07, 11:23 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,153
Posted By Baroque

Don't be too sure. Have you watched it for any...

Don't be too sure. Have you watched it for any length of time? ;)
07-26-07, 08:17 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 4,651
Posted By Baroque

Your passport isn't always stamped. I don't have...

Your passport isn't always stamped. I don't have a stamp for every time I've entered a different country. Usually I'm just waved through - no stamp. (My passport would be FULL by now, if it was!)
07-24-07, 07:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 950
Posted By Baroque

You're hitting the Cape during high tourist...

You're hitting the Cape during high tourist season. Prepare for crowds and choose your arrival/departure outside peak hours. Word to the wise :)

Best informational website overall:...
07-24-07, 07:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,109
Posted By Baroque

BTDT too :) Comparing price vs components...

BTDT too :)

Comparing price vs components vs fit on several different brands, I ended up with the Giant Sedona DX Comfort bike.

It was a hard choice, because in some ways I really leaned...
07-24-07, 02:28 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,471
Posted By Baroque

This news would bother me more if I wasn't...

This news would bother me more if I wasn't already resigned to lack of honor in competition - all competition, not just sports. Some people will do anything to win. They wouldn't recognize Ethics...
07-23-07, 04:30 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,381
Posted By Baroque

You guys are scaring me. Just reading that...

You guys are scaring me. Just reading that "RoadID" site makes me feel like I'm going to have a nasty accident. You know, just like looking at a big pot hole and thinking "hope I don't hit that" and...
07-21-07, 09:21 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,114
Posted By Baroque

All of the commercials promoting Versus programs...

All of the commercials promoting Versus programs annoy me. I suspect their marketing department of specifically targeting that portion of the population who don't understand why "The Ballad of Ricky...
07-21-07, 08:45 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,048
Posted By Baroque

IMHO, if this bike shop wants to stay in...

IMHO, if this bike shop wants to stay in business, they will brush up on their phone manners. Regardless of whether they should have noticed the brake problem or not, the woman answering the phone...
07-18-07, 03:36 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,473
Posted By Baroque

Planning a vacation with no particular goal in...

Planning a vacation with no particular goal in mind - just think of something fun and make it happen
Hitting the mother lode of good stuff at the church bazaar
Remembering a favorite book or CD...
07-18-07, 03:04 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 936
Posted By Baroque

Very attractive pages! Great job. ...I want to...

Very attractive pages! Great job.
...I want to live wherever that photo of Stapfam was taken, by the way........
07-16-07, 05:12 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,145
Posted By Baroque

You're so right. What was I thinking??? We...

You're so right. What was I thinking???
We don't want to ruin a perfectly good bike! :eek:
07-16-07, 01:55 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,776
Posted By Baroque

Have been pondering this thread on several...

Have been pondering this thread on several levels.....what if this were my club, what if I was the OP, or (horrors) what if I were a Ms. Helmet? We don't know all the details of the original Ride of...
07-15-07, 02:15 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,145
Posted By Baroque

That's about the time you brake really hard, and...

That's about the time you brake really hard, and while he's lying stunned in a heap by the side of the road, you say, "You're so right! Great view!" :D
07-14-07, 09:37 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 983
Posted By Baroque

Great news that all went better than expected. ...

Great news that all went better than expected. All best wishes for complete recovery soon (to both of you!)
07-12-07, 10:01 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 668
Posted By Baroque

I'm so sorry to hear it wasn't something far...

I'm so sorry to hear it wasn't something far simpler, but glad you are finally getting the help you need. That's some relief in itself. I'm sure you'll continue to have a wonderful, active life with...
07-11-07, 02:11 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,282
Posted By Baroque

I'm still getting used to shifting again, period....

I'm still getting used to shifting again, period. At odd moments I still find myself sliding my hands in towards the stem to reach for the blades with my thumbs :rolleyes: Old habits die hard.
07-10-07, 05:50 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,744
Posted By Baroque

Just an idea - Reader's Digest!

Just an idea - Reader's Digest!
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