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Post by junkyarddog on Jul 21, 2018 22:22:25 GMT -7
I am for sure a budget bike fanatic..... my current bikes are.....
97 specialized rockhopper purchase price: $5 at a garage sale fork: sunlite rigid ( amazon) wheels: used... not a matched set, got the rear one from a co-op and the other off a parts bike handlebars: bontrager flat bar ( co-op) stem: gt threadless ( from other bike) crankset: bontrager picked from a bargain bin at my LBS front chainring: single speed ebay special cassette: home brew single speed setup with stamped cog from ebay tensioner: ebay no name special pedals: avenuir platforms ( amazon) chain: bell seat: thrift store special grips: bell bmx tires: bell cruiser tires 26"x2.0( $5 on clearance) brakes: used promax from a parts bike
waiting on some fenders from ebay
2013 GT aggressor purchase price: free fork: stock suntour sr wheels: stock handlebars: aluminum no name riser bars from amazon stem: no name amazon special crankset: stock cassette: stock component group: stock pedals: mongoose platform chain: stock seat" serfas gel grips: ebay no name lock-on tires:kenda k rad 26x2.3 ( came with bike) brakes: stock fenders: topeak defenders lights: cat eye led ( $8 at co-op) walmart special usb rechargable red anodized top cap, bar end plugs and valve caps
got bike from a family member after they were hit by a car....used upgraded parts to fix
Post by junkyarddog on Aug 31, 2018 19:28:44 GMT -7
did more upgrades on the GT..... replaced the handlebars and stem with race face ride 710mm x 31.8 and 60mmx 31.8..... also got kool stop brake pads, more rad anodized parts and have a wtb sport saddle coming any day now
lurker: cows? we have cows? how now?
Jun 2, 2021 15:03:50 GMT -7
desertbikes: Just don't let the cows out.
Jun 2, 2021 7:06:14 GMT -7
lurker: oops, sometimes i forget to log out. seems kind of impolite. like leaving the door hanging open when going out.
Jun 1, 2021 13:15:24 GMT -7
lurker: "old" is a good thing mainly in the context of "not dead yet"
May 28, 2021 6:37:18 GMT -7
desertbikes: "sick" is good in today's lingo. Like "bad" was back in our century. Maybe "old" will be like that someday.
May 28, 2021 5:35:22 GMT -7
lurker: vet patched him together pretty good. he'll be ok. actually i just called a GTA video's viewers "sick". nothing but gratuitous violence. i guess i'm officially old.
May 26, 2021 9:22:00 GMT -7
desertbikes: That's a shame. Funny how we can watch videos of dozens of humans getting wasted in grotesque ways but when they pan in on that cute little puppy, we all think, "Not the puppy!!" Is he/she gonna be OK?
May 26, 2021 8:33:46 GMT -7
lurker: speaking of no more disctretionary spending, dog got hurt, expensive vet visit. cha-ching!
May 26, 2021 4:07:54 GMT -7
lurker: seems like i'm always making some cheesy thing.
May 25, 2021 8:36:58 GMT -7
desertbikes: And our hottest discussion topic is lurker's latest DIY project - building cheese!
May 25, 2021 8:13:49 GMT -7
desertbikes: The Catman is among the living!
May 25, 2021 8:10:28 GMT -7
lurker: it's really too soon to say, but it does seem to help my back.
May 23, 2021 17:47:17 GMT -7
lurker: i did some pre-shopping online and just resigned myself to no more discretionary spending for a while.
May 23, 2021 17:46:28 GMT -7
desertbikes: We're about to enter mattress hunting territory too. Not looking forward to it.
May 23, 2021 6:22:33 GMT -7
lurker: bought a new mattress today, OMG i could have bought a running, driveable used car for that price.
May 21, 2021 18:48:04 GMT -7
lurker: yes, it's been pleasant here too, but this a.m. i worked up a sweat while walking the dog. they're saying 94 on sunday. :eek:
May 19, 2021 10:16:57 GMT -7
desertbikes: My little side project has turned into a job which I intend to alleviate by next week. Missed some nice outdoor home maintenance weather here.
May 19, 2021 9:02:23 GMT -7
lurker: i called them back, was going to whisper vile epithets into their ears but their voicemail box wasn't configured. so i posted their number with warning on FB instead.
May 14, 2021 8:19:33 GMT -7
desertbikes: Press 1. Go ahead & do it. Ya know ya want to. Tell em everything they want to know. Just don't tell them about the ten million $$$$ that Nigerian princess was laundering thru you
May 14, 2021 5:47:30 GMT -7
desertbikes: Sorry, Tom. Didn't smoke? Bet you were a chewer tho. It's a KY state law that we all must be missing a front tooth by 40 & use at least one type of tobacco product.
May 13, 2021 7:52:47 GMT -7