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Addiction LXXVII

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Would there be an issue with this being my main road bike? If I purchased one of these I would bring it with me to work, but I would use it at home as well until I could save up for another bike. I’ll do more fact finding. I guess my question are these meant to ride as many miles as a regular road bike.

The calfee ones are sick but way above my pay grade. The richie ones look doable.
Nothing wrong with a breakaway as your main road bike. You probably would need to check the couplers are tight periodically.
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These breakaway bikes are blowing my mind right now. The other pilot that cycles has a folding bike, and that’s all i’ve ever seen. I don’t know how I haven’t heard of this before.

you see kids addition is informative.
I always wanted a red white and blue Ritchey breakaway. Totally different setup than couplers.


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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
These breakaway bikes are blowing my mind right now. The other pilot that cycles has a folding bike, and that’s all i’ve ever seen. I don’t know how I haven’t heard of this before.

you see kids addition is informative.
I have a coupled bike, with a hard case. It goes along on all trips which require air travel.
Mine is an 84 Schwinn Letour Luxe. It could easily be my daily ride, except that I've since gone to a larger frame.
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I’ll have to see if it can hook on to my luggage. That would be the only problem I can see as far as my job would be concerned. If it’s in a hard case I can gate check it, and on larger aircraft it would fit in the over head.
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A Richey Breakaway is prolly the only steel bike I'd buy. Well, realistically - I'd sell a kidney for a Baum.
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145
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???
Nice avatar. Want some cheese??
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???
Embraer ERJ-145 I would assume.

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Originally Posted by WhyFi View Post
A Richey Breakaway is prolly the only steel bike I'd buy. Well, realistically - I'd sell a kidney for a Baum.
they were offering it in carbon, but my thought would be to go steel, extra protection from the unknowns.0
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize View Post
Millenials didn;t start at the turn of the millenium? wth?
Came of age then. -ish.

Hey, I didn't make I up, I just want to [redacted] the people who thought it was a good idea.
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Originally Posted by abshipp View Post
Embraer ERJ-145 I would assume.

thats the one.
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My visit to the osteopath was a big success . I am pain free for the first time in weeks, and will celebrate such with a real ride tomorrow. While I was in the city with the car, and nothing else to do, I went searching for spokes. I found a place that cuts them custom for a dollar apiece. Seems reasonable. In the meantime, though, I realized I have 27" rims around, which would prolly fit those long spokes I have. AND, I have some bikes that came with 27". My problem is simply not enough wheels so each bike can have two all the time. You all are well aware of what a stickler I am for bling.
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I have a weakness for Amazonian women that could kick my ass. Should I take this to the confession thread?
How many Russ Meyer DVDs do you own?
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My visit to the osteopath was a big success . I am pain free for the first time in weeks, and will celebrate such with a real ride tomorrow. While I was in the city with the car, and nothing else to do, I went searching for spokes. I found a place that cuts them custom for a dollar apiece. Seems reasonable. In the meantime, though, I realized I have 27" rims around, which would prolly fit those long spokes I have. AND, I have some bikes that came with 27". My problem is simply not enough wheels so each bike can have two all the time. You all are well aware of what a stickler I am for bling.
Pain free is always good.
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Spark advance.
Gotta be adjustable to get that old turd fired up.
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Nice avatar. Want some cheese??
The last "cheese" I had was fake (dairy-free) mozzarella. It was meh.
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Embraer ERJ-145 I would assume.

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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
Came of age then. -ish.

Hey, I didn't make I up, I just want to [redacted] the people who thought it was a good idea.
It wasn't me.
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Just drove (actually long-suffering spouse drove) in from NC and now have to get on the trainer to recover a little from another @LAJ style weight session. It was inflicted yesterday in a huge, fancy, suburban gym, where any random child or woman could have broken me like a twig.

I also twingled my left quadratus lumborum, injured many time before, at the end of the last set of deadlifts. It’s going to bother me whenever I stand up until April.
Short term pain for long term gain.

I hope the twingling gets better.
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thats the one.
What do you do? Do you fly here and there for several days and then have a "weekend" at home?
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Agree.

@bampilot06, since you fly that bad boy, I know you know the superior qualities of a carbon fiber bicycle-cycle.... Go big.
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It's Brazilian!
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What do you do? Do you fly here and there for several days and then have a "weekend" at home?
typically it’s four days on 2 days off. Had a medical issue come up earlier this year that has prevented me from being able to fly. I’m good to go now just waiting for the paper work. I fly into knoxville and chattanooga quite a bit.
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Originally Posted by LAJ View Post
Agree.

@bampilot06, since you fly that bad boy, I know you know the superior qualities of a carbon fiber bicycle-cycle.... Go big.

flew the dash 8 before that. my perception maybe off a little bit.
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