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Discussion in 'Sidewinders Bar & Grille' started by Lonn, Aug 9, 2019.

  1. jim293

    jim293 Strat-Talker

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    Not to shabby. Cannondale makes a good bike.
     
  2. Jeepocaster

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    That seat makes my bathing suit area cry
     
  3. perttime

    perttime Strat-O-Master

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    Whose?
     
  4. Lonn

    Lonn Mod Admin Staff Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    The more I dig the more I find out. Apparently the fork on it came from an R1000. The R800 came with a different fork in 98.
     
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    Jeepocaster Strat-O-Master

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    All of them! Yeowch! I couldn’t do it. Look like torture devices
     
  6. perttime

    perttime Strat-O-Master

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    Works great for riding a bike. Might be different if you just want to sit on it all day.
     
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  7. Lonn

    Lonn Mod Admin Staff Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    I'll be getting a new seat for it as thsi one is a bit worn. Probably take the seat off my other Cannondale and get a more comfy one for it since my wife will be riding that one more now.
     
  8. Stratoskater

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    My buddy just got me back into Mt Biking. We have about a half dozen awesome trail systems within 20 minuets of me. I'm looking at the Specialized Stump Jumper if I decide to go full sus or the Specialized Fuse or Cannodale Cujo 2 if I go hardtail.
     
  9. Lonn

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    IMO TREK, Specialized and Cannondale are all winners. Saw a really old Specialized full suspension bike in a pawnshop yesterday for $100.
     
  10. amstratnut

    amstratnut Peace thru Music. Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Congrats on the bike, Lonn. Im kind of a beginner road biker myself. Looking forward to more riding in my future.
     
  11. crashbelt

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    Nice looking bike and a great deal.

    On Sunday I hit a pothole going fast downhill, and flew over the handlebars so I'm taking a break while my elbows, wrists and knees heal up:(!! Good job I haven't a gig this weekend.

    Fellow Brits will get the pothole reference - we specialise in badly maintained roads in the UK:mad:.
     
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    Very cool bike and blazing deal you got on that.

    Cycling used to be a HUGE part of my life. I was also 40 pounds less then. I've been trying to sneak back into it but work, kids, house chores, car stuff, a stupid accident 5 years ago where I had to have my ACL replaced, and too many family members dying, etc. has REALLY derailed that part of my lifestyle.
     
  13. Lonn

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    "Fellow Brits will get the pothole reference - we specialize in badly maintained roads in the UK:mad:."

    I lived in the UK for 6 years and I can guarantee you've never seen potholes like those in the city I live in, Indianapolis. In the last 10 years I've replaced 5 AUTO tires due to flats or broken steel belts in tires.
     
  14. rgbedard

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    Used a bicycle for transportation for many years. Retired my road bike in 1989. Been riding a Santa Cruz full suspension for 20 years ... bicycles and guitars are what keep me sane.

    Solo ride last week in Wilder Ranch State Park:

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    I’ve got an old one.....I need to get back on the road

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  16. Groovey

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    Wow. Great find!
     
  17. Lonn

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    Lots of nice bikes here!
     
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    The struggle is real. I'm an obsessed cyclist myself, have been for 20 years. (Thanks Lance!) Always the dilemma. 4 hour ride, practice guitar? Then there are other obsessions like audio (stereo tube amps, vinyl etc). Never enough time in a day. I need to retire asap!
     
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    No pictures, but I used to ride a lot. Singletrack is my love and I still have my bike. It is a '91 Rockhopper Comp and I upgraded a lot of it. It has got a lot of titanium upgrades on it and not much on it is stock. I put a Mag 21 fork on it. The only think that is stock is the frame basically. I like hardtails as I am more of a climber than downhiller. Boise's foothills have miles and miles of singletrack from beginner to expert.

    I was the dude you see at ski resorts riding up the hills before descending. Gotta earn the descent dudes. :D

    I had a road bike as I was into triathlons and some long road rides, but I sold it once cell phones got popular. I will not ride a bike on streets anymore. I see too many idiots going over the white line. It is scary enough to drive a car and you see the idiot behind you looking down at his lap constantly.

    My real love is running though, so I still do that. I don't race anymore, damn races are getting too spendy and the T-shirts are not getting any better.

    I don't live near the foothills in Boise anymore, so I haven't been on my bike in a long time. I need to get something on my car so I can carry the bike there to ride. I used to just take off from my place on the North Side in Boise and be in the hills in a few minutes.
     
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