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An Idea I just had..

Old 04-01-06, 11:57 PM
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An Idea I just had..

Perhaps it may be that i'm tanked or it may be a fun new thing.
Think of it as a bike fight club.
Everyone willing would trade thier ride for a day or two of another member of thier city.
Trade off and compare plus a pampering to a degree of your own ride.
Who is willing to trade and see what it is we love to ride?
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Old 04-02-06, 11:21 AM
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I think I'm too tall for most of the BF members I've met in MPLs.My bike may be a tad uncomfortable fo some at 62cm, me being 6'2".
Though it does sound like it would be fun.........................

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Originally Posted by hammye
Perhaps it may be that i'm tanked or it may be a fun new thing.
Think of it as a bike fight club.
Everyone willing would trade thier ride for a day or two of another member of thier city.
Trade off and compare plus a pampering to a degree of your own ride.
Who is willing to trade and see what it is we love to ride?
Yeah, you are tanked.
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Old 04-02-06, 12:46 PM
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Originally Posted by hammye
Perhaps it may be that i'm tanked or it may be a fun new thing.
Think of it as a bike fight club.
Everyone willing would trade thier ride for a day or two of another member of thier city.
Trade off and compare plus a pampering to a degree of your own ride.
Who is willing to trade and see what it is we love to ride?

I dunno, this sounds like trouble to me. Although, it would be interesting to get a feel of another bike . . . but still, it seems dirty & shady.

my 2 cents
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Old 04-02-06, 02:04 PM
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Yes I was drunk and should not have been allowed access to my keyboard. I don't see the dirty shady trouble side of it though. Please explain.
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neither do i. i would also have no objection to board-buddies borrowing my bicycle.
alliteration is fun
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Today our town had a bike swap day. You swap your bike with someone from 12 pm - 5 pm and ride it around.

I went, but couldn't swap with anyone because something is up with my bottom bracket. Really fun though when you can trust everyone.
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yes, it is. i wish i could think of alliteration that made sense right now. all i can think of is nonsense.
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The problem is that people tend to crash bikes that they are not used to. And that others don't like it when somebody crashes their bike. That's why I'm glad nobody i know can ride a bike that has the saddle set for a 6'+ guy, fixed, with SPD's.
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this is an activity that might work better at say a velodrome where you can see everything and not be freaking out
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Originally Posted by hammye
Yes I was drunk and should not have been allowed access to my keyboard. I don't see the dirty shady trouble side of it though. Please explain.
What I meant was that I agree with LóFarkas & soyboy (and yes, I agreed with them prior to them posting their comments) All day long I baby my bike; watching out for RR tracks, potholes, setting it against a bench gently when I'm "parking it", cleaning it every other day etc. . . . but I just don't think I could trust someone else to do the same. I think I would even have an issue with one of my best friends riding my bike (even within my sight) Secondly, my bike is my living . . . and that's not something i want to mess around with.

I'm not saying it's a bad idea, by any means . . . but, personally it would demand a whole-lota trust from me to lend out my bike.

P.S. But I'd gladly lend out my Dahon (folder), Trek 3700 (mountain/comfort) , but not my Lemond.
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I guess you would just have to let it go and see what happens. I assume that most of the people on this forum in the Boston area ar at least some what skilled fixed riders and I have no problem swapping my ride.
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drunken drivel drives dudes to make crude comments concerning cycle counterchange.

hooray alliteration.. ok, I'm done.
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