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Discussion: Do you have a new bike?

in: PG; PG > 2017-01-30

Feb 1, 2017 1:31 AM # 
Fanatic:
Fat bike would imply something new, unless I missed it.
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Feb 1, 2017 1:56 AM # 
jjcote:
Or maybe Walter has two.
Feb 1, 2017 12:05 PM # 
PG:
Been out twice. First time borrowed one from a friend of his (she was temporarily laid up recovering from a busted collarbone). This time she's back in action and I used Walter's fat bike and he used a mountain bike he has that also has studs. The conditions were such, essentially sheet ice, that both worked wonderfully. There were a few times where he broke through just a little (less than an inch) and it didn't matter much.

I looked into buying one, didn't pull the trigger. And he has another friend who has an extra fat bike that I can borrow.... :-)
Feb 1, 2017 3:59 PM # 
jjcote:
Seems like it would be a cool thing to have, but there are already so many bikes in my garage...
Feb 1, 2017 5:42 PM # 
vmeyer:
Perhaps Peter has room in his garage to store it for you. ;-)
Feb 2, 2017 12:05 AM # 
jjcote:
Likely wouldn't be the right size for him...
Feb 2, 2017 1:04 PM # 
Charlie:
I should go count the number of bikes I have. Pretty sure that if any more move in here I will need to build another outbuilding.
Feb 2, 2017 2:05 PM # 
PG:
We have 5 bikes, only three of which are in use (road and MTB for me, road for Gail). The two not in use are the previous road bikes for each of us. I need to get rid of them. I think taking them here ought to be possible.
Feb 2, 2017 8:07 PM # 
cmorse:
Got Hayden's bike from Hampshire, good folks there.. Also where I saw a Salsa Warbird - I eventually wound up building one up from a frameset... Nice bike, even if I rarely get out on it..
Feb 3, 2017 5:16 PM # 
Swampfox:
Just think of it as a boost to the economy, your personal contribution to helping make America great again (and this goes for jjcote, PG, and Charlie.) Once you realize the obvious truth that it boils down to either buying yet another suit of green velvet pantaloons with little elf shoes, or else a fat bike, then the choice becomes a clear one: velvet pantaloons!!! Just think how much it will improve your dancing.
Feb 3, 2017 5:40 PM # 
edwarddes:
PG in velvet pantaloons on a fat bike is something the world needs. How could you be grumpy after seeing that pass you on a trail?
Feb 3, 2017 5:50 PM # 
PG:
And even better, lest you forget, with the little elf shoes.
Feb 3, 2017 6:06 PM # 
edwarddes:
Do they make clip in elf shoes?
Feb 4, 2017 12:33 AM # 
jjcote:
You can mount cleats on anything if you set your mind to it. (Well, maybe not on barefoot.)
Feb 4, 2017 12:34 AM # 
peggyd:
Funny visual. Right up there with the Mary Lou Retton getup.

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