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Old 09-20-2006, 11:44 AM   #21
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I bought 2 very professional high quality bikes in the 70's wholesale. The Lejeune was a french bike with a 531 reynolds frame and all campy record components. It cost me $440. The Peugot PX10 with 531 frame also was also a hightly sought after bike in its day. That one cost me $215. These are 1972 wholesale prices. I was working part time in the post office so, that was still a lot of money. I could never resist a bargain.
As I mentioned in a previous reply, use my bike for both daily usage and recreation. Although, I have not toured in over 25 years, I am on my bike a lot. This year, have clocked so far close to 3800 miles. I usually average 5k+.
I don't see cycling as a sport but more as a way of life. To me, it is more like the equivalent of a horse when they were used to get around with instead of the automobile.
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Re: so many cyclists here
Old 09-20-2006, 06:04 PM   #22
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I have a Giant TCR Comp 0. It weighs about 15 lbs or so. It is a great bike that I really enjoy. I have ridden it on five centuries this year.
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this is the klein q-pro road bike. its so light they actually had to add weight to it to make it race legal.
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HA HA HA ill take weight weenie!
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I'll take my $35 yard sale ten-speed... 8)

Hell, I don't carry it, I ride it... :P
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You guys are just a bunch of WEIGHT WENNIES!* REAL MEN, like me and Vagabond, ride steel*
Or maybe I just have a bad case of bike envy!
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Hell, I don't carry it, I ride it... :P
For 20 years from 1972, I lived in a 3 floor walkup so I would be carrying my bikes up and down 4 to 6 times a day. Now, I am staying temporary in a 3 floor walkup and am carrying my nearly 30 lb. folding bike (includes fenders, seat post rack, trunk bag that contains a ulock, couple of spares, a bag of tools other stuff, lights, compass bell, two bottle cages with 28 oz bottles).

On a usual 90 mile ride in NY/NJ, I used to stop at the parkway police station for a water break, a group of riders with pricey bikes stopped there as well. I remember one of the riders saying, that she wants to get lighter bike in order to shave off 5 to 7 additional ounces. I looked at her butt and said to myself, it would be a lot cheaper, if she shaved off a pound or two from her butt alone.
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Old 09-21-2006, 03:21 AM   #27
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When we did the tour d putnam there was this older hippish looking guy with an old bike with balloon tires and a lead acid battery on a luggage rack powering a radio and speakers on the handle bars. Do you know he blew me away as he completed 75 miles and i knonked out at 50. When i spoke to him at a rest he told me he was riding those hills and climbs up there since he was 6. Its all conditioning and not so much equipment,unless your like us and need all the help you can get.
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For 20 years from 1972, I lived in a 3 floor walkup so I would be carrying my bikes up and down 4 to 6 times a day. Now, I am staying temporary in a 3 floor walkup and am carrying my nearly 30 lb. folding bike (includes fenders, seat post rack, trunk bag that contains a ulock, couple of spares, a bag of tools other stuff, lights, compass bell, two bottle cages with 28 oz bottles).

On a usual 90 mile ride in NY/NJ, I used to stop at the parkway police station for a water break, a group of riders with pricey bikes stopped there as well. I remember one of the riders saying, that she wants to get lighter bike in order to shave off 5 to 7 additional ounces. I looked at her butt and said to myself, it would be a lot cheaper, if she shaved off a pound or two from her butt alone.*
There was a woman with a huge butt riding in front of me. She was wearing a shirt that said "GUESS". I wanted to ask her "THYROID?"
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'99 Specialized Crossroads ($299 I think)

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DW and I have some sort of hybrid called "Crossroads Specialized." They were modestly priced (as these thing go) and ride fine for the around town stuff we do. We both like an upright position so we got upright handle bars. I wish they sold these things with monkey bars and a big fat seat. Maybe I would do better with one of those reclined bikes where you sit in a seat and the pedals are out front. Has anyone tried one of those?
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