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Old 05-16-2017, 02:05 AM   #11
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For a while, I was getting several new road, MTB, BMX and cruisers each year. I think I had 8-9 over a 3 year period. Currently, I just have my former Cannondale XC bike. The Headshok was such a piece of crap that I replaced it with a rigid steel fork. I guess I have a low-tech, roll around town bike as my sole ride now. My only other two wheeler is also American-made.


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Old 05-16-2017, 02:17 AM   #12
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I have mine mounted on the wall in my garage waiting for my wife to crush it with her car so I can get a gravel grinder.


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Old 05-16-2017, 12:27 PM   #13
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Well I don't make a lot of noise when I eat, I do windows, pretty handy with a vacuum. I don't mind being the car/bike ferry. I don't get mean when I'm drunk, I only sing in the shower because I can't, I...........hang on.......I have a P.M coming through......................oh ok then never mind all of the above I saw the thread title and thought you where seeking a replacement for the fiance' because you were dumping him
But I was informed that is not the case. Just another example of not reading the posts entirely and getting off topic. Right buncha?......buncha?!.....now where did he go?

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Old 05-16-2017, 01:15 PM   #14
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Haha Rush :P

davereo that is an epic plan by the way. Well played good sir.

Industry it is good to simplify. But n+1 buddy

Dos, I like that you just keep your MTB going. I think that is a good plan if one has a bike they like.
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Old 05-17-2017, 01:29 AM   #15
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Industry it is good to simplify. But n+1 buddy
For a while, I had my custom tandem MTB, my beach cruiser, a 20" freestyle BMX, my 24" race bike (OMG, I can't believe I sold that! ), my Cannondale, a custom full suspension race bike, my 'cross bike, and my vintage Raleigh 20 folder.

And then I had some life-changing events. I thinned the herd, but actually ended up with more bikes, as I was flipping/restoring bikes as a hobby, when I wasn't able to ride as much. The fat bike was fun, but it didn't make sense to keep it once my saddle time tapered off. Now, I work from 6-2:30, and come home and work on the house until 6. No time for photography even. I managed to tear up my knee again, crack a rib (First time for that. Holy shiz that hurts), and am wearing myself out. But we hope to move out of this busy area, and then I will have more free time, even if it's just to cruise around the neighborhood in the evenings. I miss riding. And I have to get that saddle out to you. They're going to hate me if I don't.
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Old 05-17-2017, 03:35 AM   #16
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^ That really makes sense. I am always very grateful to have both the health and time to ride. Time is so often the largest blocker of bike riding.
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Time is the enemy. Hard to remember many if any instances where time was on my side. Never enough time, so fleeting. I have less and less of it as it speeds on by. Time is a mofo, it will turn all of us into ashes/dust eventually. That is why people wasting other people's time, without any consideration, in whatever form that takes, won't forget wasting mine. Time wasting situational avoidance has become a passionate hobby nearing profession.
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Old 05-17-2017, 01:16 PM   #18
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^ well stated and love it
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In Australia, I would ride my bike to my day job, then either ride around the neighborhood, or go the BMX track to practice after dinner. On Thursdays, after work, I would ride down the street to the bike shop I worked at. Weekends were spent either at the track, exploring on our tandem, or just cruising to the beach on our beach cruisers. My marriage maybe wasn't so great, but I sure got a lot of saddle time in.
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Old 05-19-2017, 02:51 PM   #20
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How often do you lads and lasses replace your MTB ?
Do you replace parts on the regular ?
What about fork and or shock service ?
Only when needed.


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