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    I think players should always win

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    I think players are just better than mods.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PistolPink View Post
    The masked fox does speak with a tongue of the purest silver, that much is true. But what does it say? "Trust me. Trust me, for I speak the truth. Trust me, for I will sacrifice myself for the good of your beloved town!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by PistolPink View Post
    The masked fox does speak with a tongue of the purest silver, that much is true. But what does it say? "Trust me. Trust me, for I speak the truth. Trust me, for I will sacrifice myself for the good of your beloved town!"

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    Players are gross

    I got a new bike! I pick it up tomorrow, a Ridley Phaeton T

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    you paid 1000+ for a bike ?

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    Hey. Leave the poor guy and his bike alone. It's all he has.
    Quote Originally Posted by PistolPink View Post
    The masked fox does speak with a tongue of the purest silver, that much is true. But what does it say? "Trust me. Trust me, for I speak the truth. Trust me, for I will sacrifice myself for the good of your beloved town!"

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    Yes foxxi

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    Quote Originally Posted by FoxxiMcLeod View Post
    Hey. Leave the poor guy and his bike alone. It's all he has.
    Pretty sure my husband would disagree on the "all he has" part.

    But, no, I did not pay $1k for the bike, though I gladly would. My dream bike is a $7k Pinarello. In this case I got the bike used and refurbished through a bike charity here in Chicago for $225. I get a "new" bike that is a serious upgrade from what I ride now, and they get some cash for their non-profit. Win-win.

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    As someone who doesn't bike... what makes a good bike... good?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darsithis View Post
    Pretty sure my husband would disagree on the "all he has" part.

    But, no, I did not pay $1k for the bike, though I gladly would. My dream bike is a $7k Pinarello. In this case I got the bike used and refurbished through a bike charity here in Chicago for $225. I get a "new" bike that is a serious upgrade from what I ride now, and they get some cash for their non-profit. Win-win.

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    Well that is a win win. I was looking up the bike and there was a site selling it for 1125 bucks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by icedwarrior View Post
    As someone who doesn't bike... what makes a good bike... good?
    It's a lot of things. The type of chain cassette you have, your chainring, the chain quality itself, the material the bike is made out of, how stiff it is, how well it absorbs vibration from the ground, the suppleness of your tire walls - that's particularly important - how you sit on the bike, the type of handlebars and how areodynamic your body position is as a result...it's so many things.

    But I can say that the Phaeton will be a massive upgrade compared to my comfort bike, my Trek FX2, which retailed for $500 new when I got it. It's not a stiff bike, it's heavy, not aerodynamically designed, the cables are on the outside, wide handlebars (so it's hard to tuck in for speed during a headwind), cheap cassette (though I use a Shimano). it was a dependable bike, for sure, got me through my first solo century ride and I've put about 6,000 miles on it, so it worked. But I want to see how well I can really push myself, and I need a true road bike for that.

    Quote Originally Posted by Moi2003 View Post
    Well that is a win win. I was looking up the bike and there was a site selling it for 1125 bucks.
    I am still flabbergasted that anyone let a prize like that go for so cheap. I'm just still in shock I managed to snag the bike.

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    1k for a decent quality bike doesn't seem like a lot at all

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    Quote Originally Posted by notJoyful View Post
    1k for a decent quality bike doesn't seem like a lot at all
    Overall, bike prices have been dropping for the last decade. Quality is up and a lot of touring upgrades are filtering their way down to my level for the same price as even lower-end stuff. It's quite nice, puts quality bikes in the hands of even the amateur like me.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Darsithis View Post
    Overall, bike prices have been dropping for the last decade. Quality is up and a lot of touring upgrades are filtering their way down to my level for the same price as even lower-end stuff. It's quite nice, puts quality bikes in the hands of even the amateur like me.
    Hmm nice. Can't say I keep up to date on bike pricing

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    Is there something that rides the bike for me so I don't have to do the work ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moi2003 View Post
    Is there something that rides the bike for me so I don't have to do the work ?
    That does defeat the purpose of riding...

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