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Larry Winget
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The LimeBikes seem like the least crappy tenderholes. Drum brakes. I can't ride one because the seatpost doesn't extend for shit. There are two kinds of Spin bikes. One has V brakes and a fork crown mounted front light. The other has super shitty single pivot calipers and droopy fork leg mounted light.

If I remember right the Ofo bikes are V brakes. They look pretty turdly otherwise.

I believe all have solid tires.

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Fri, 09/29/2017 - 02:52
VT regularbike
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One has the horrible bottle dynamo that rides on the rim. Agree Limebikes seem like the least dumpster fire build.

Miguel wrote:
i mean as long as we're spending money, lets just set the wallet on fire ok

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 08:27
yummygooey

limebikes have dropper posts for getting rad

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 10:35
capn_pants
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LimeBike (green) has 7 gears, which is gonna make any hill easier. But their seat posts aren't long enough for anyone over 5'5. Also, the best baskets.
Ofo (yellow) feels pretty sturdy.
Spin v2 (orange with the double kickstand) feels much more solid than the first version, with a single shitty kickstand.

They've all got fenders and solid tires. I'd say download all 3 apps and see what's around you when you get off the light rail.

I have codes for all of them so you don't have to pay for your first 3 rides. LMK if you want them.

Wanna hold hands?

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 16:23
Todd
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My endpoint fell off a car.
It may be totally fucked, or just mostly fucked, we will see.
I have new renters insurance that should cover it.
I need a bike to get around b/c I dont have my hunter gather yet (probably a month or more out) and I dont want to commute on a FS MTB.
Anyone have a bike that I could commute on?
Needs to be small. Needs to not suck to ride 25 miles on.

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 10:38
ckd
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I've got that size S Pompino if you wanna borrow it and live the SS life for a bit.

I could probably even be convinced to sell it for pretty cheap if you're feeling cheeky.

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Mon, 10/02/2017 - 11:37
Todd
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I'm already set actually, CX team bro coming through.

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 11:38
Wintage Townie
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It that falls through, let me know.

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Mon, 10/02/2017 - 12:48
Andrew_Squirrel
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Classic Jimmy!

Fri, 10/06/2017 - 16:23
ckd
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I know that most of you have real jobs and junk, but I'm flaking on work for a bit at the end of the week and somebody should hit some trails with me.

Thursday: I'll be at Lake Sawyer from 10:00 - 12:00 while my kid is at preschool. I'm stuck doing those specific trails for that specific time because his school is right there.

Friday: I'm hitting up Banner Forest at some point. I'm a little more flexible on Friday because I won't have the kid.

I'll be on the Fargo because I'm a weirdo and I don't have a real mountain bike.

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Sun, 10/08/2017 - 21:45
Todd
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YO! I HAVE FRIDAY OFF I WANT TO RIDE STUFF.
If my bike is fixed I will ride banner with you, but also will ride vashon and stuff I think cuz I have all day.

Sun, 10/08/2017 - 23:22
NOVELTYNAME
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Dude I got this salsa el mar right here

"Folks want options!"

Mon, 10/09/2017 - 19:09
Larry Winget
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Ro's off school Friday. Planning to take him to Duthie.

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Mon, 10/09/2017 - 20:03
Todd
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Oh shit, lets do a duthie day dudes!

Mon, 10/09/2017 - 20:09
ckd
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I could definitely be talked into a Duthie day. I've actually never been there.

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Mon, 10/09/2017 - 22:28
ckd
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2 things:

1) What time? Morning-ish works best for me, we could even do lunch afterwards if you guys are feeling cheeky.

2) Are Thunder Butts gonna be good enough out there or should I switch over to a knobbier tire?

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Mon, 10/09/2017 - 22:31
ckd
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(Reply to #2917)

NOVELTYNAME wrote:
Dude I got this salsa el mar right here

Yeah that got vetoed. Apparently if I'm gonna sell a couple of bikes, I should put that money towards the new house instead of another bike. So I'm just gonna hold out and not sell any bikes.

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Mon, 10/09/2017 - 22:32
JUGE FREDD
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Thunder Butts are very good enough

Duthie is all buffed trail, with mild to moderate braking bumps

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Mon, 10/09/2017 - 22:55
Larry Winget
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Planning to do morning and hit the pump track and easiest trails with Ro.

Would be down for lunch, but it will depend on how he's feeling. Planning to bring lots of snacks.

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Tue, 10/10/2017 - 00:44
Todd
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that would be rad!
Derek, pick me up on the way?
I can meet somewhere easy so you dont have to come to west seattle.
We could do lunch at the black duck.
We can flow, I can huck, we can give Ro high fives.

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 10:41
ckd
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Maybe? I don't have a rack on my Xterra but we should be able to fit 2 big bikes in the back. I'm occasionally disappointed by the lack of cargo volume that thing has.

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Tue, 10/10/2017 - 15:00
Todd
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If I can fit 2 bikes in the back of a honda fit we can do it in your SUV.

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 15:37
ckd
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Yeah, it'll probably be fine. I've just trained myself to be a worrywart about everything.

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Tue, 10/10/2017 - 15:38
TimArchyLime
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Dang. Totally jealous. I'll be in Atlanta.

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Tue, 10/10/2017 - 15:44
ckd
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Ok, so meet out there at 930? Todd, I’ll pick you up at 845?

I’m assuming things won’t be too wet and shitty out there after today’s rains.

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Thu, 10/12/2017 - 09:14
VT regularbike
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Anyone got an audi/VW service place they like?

Miguel wrote:
i mean as long as we're spending money, lets just set the wallet on fire ok

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 23:02
Larry Winget
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(Reply to #2927)

ckd wrote:
Ok, so meet out there at 930? Todd, I’ll pick you up at 845?

I’m assuming things won’t be too wet and shitty out there after today’s rains.

Cool. Let's plan on that.

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Thu, 10/12/2017 - 23:26
TimArchyLime
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(Reply to #2928)

VT regularbike wrote:
Anyone got an audi/VW service place they like?

Fat city if you want it done right and you want it to cost an arm and a leg.
I had a good experience at Best Auto and Repair up north of you, but only went there once for an oil change. Will be going back when it's time.

Snarky Varking wrote:
Tarckbike- Where mile 11 means you're on a long ride.

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 20:22
VT regularbike
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(Reply to #2929)

TimArchyLime wrote:
VT regularbike wrote:
Anyone got an audi/VW service place they like?

Fat city if you want it done right and you want it to cost an arm and a leg.
I had a good experience at Best Auto and Repair up north of you, but only went there once for an oil change. Will be going back when it's time.

Word, I'm going to do as much as I can tomorrow but there's a few things I just don't have time/don't want to do. Hopefully I can find a place that's cool with just doing a few odds and ends stuff. I searched on Google and didn't see the latter recommendation. Maybe best service & auto?

Miguel wrote:
i mean as long as we're spending money, lets just set the wallet on fire ok

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 22:16
ckd
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A dude who used to post on here a lot has a Vanagon and swears by Hans in West Seattle.

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Fri, 10/13/2017 - 22:23
TimArchyLime
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Yeah, best service sounds like it.
Best Service & Repair
1119 N 100th St, Seattle, WA 98133
(206) 525-0240

https://goo.gl/maps/127AgsFTpo92

Snarky Varking wrote:
Tarckbike- Where mile 11 means you're on a long ride.

Sat, 10/14/2017 - 13:15
ckd
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So Duthie is pretty rad. Todd and Seth are still rad, and Ro is a ripper. Yesterday was a blast.

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Sat, 10/14/2017 - 15:54
Larry Winget
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(Reply to #2933)

ckd wrote:
So Duthie is pretty rad. Todd and Seth are still rad, and Ro is a ripper. Yesterday was a blast.

Thanks for coming out! That was a blast. Sorry for taking so damn long getting to lunch.

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Sat, 10/14/2017 - 17:19
Todd
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That was most excellent.

Sat, 10/14/2017 - 20:09
Wintage Townie
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V jealous.

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Sun, 10/15/2017 - 20:49

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