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PostPosted: Sat Nov 11, 2017 10:32 am 
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Took quite an effort.

Advice is to buy sporting goods elsewhere.

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 11, 2017 11:33 am 
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www.ammunitiondepot.com
has free shipping today only.

I guess for Vets Day.

or my anniversary. 1961. :cry:

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 11, 2017 11:49 am 
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Buck up Rollo. You had a great long marriage.


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 11, 2017 11:51 am 
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This sure got derailed quickly....which is appropriate as the bike I bought from Dick's had derailleur problems.



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PostPosted: Sat Nov 11, 2017 11:52 am 
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http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/hybrid_bikes.htm


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 11, 2017 11:57 am 
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the one thing I miss about lower 48 is the ability to have ammo shipped to the house


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 11, 2017 12:09 pm 
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I will send you a container full of ammo and firewater.


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 11, 2017 12:18 pm 
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ammo YES

there seems plenty of EtOH around here


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 11, 2017 9:19 pm 
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BigMark wrote:


Thanks Mark.

How much assembly is needed?


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 11, 2017 9:27 pm 
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Q: Is much assembly required? (Back to Top of Page Click Here)
A: All bikes come direct to you in the factory box, about 80 to 90 percent assembled. If you are familiar with bicycle assembly, most take about 15 to 20 minutes with brake, shifter, derailleur adjustment and some wheel truing. Some of the higher-end bikes and triathlon bicycles may take a bit longer for assembly and tuning. It is normal for wheels to require some minor truing. It is normal for hydraulic disc rotors and brakes to need bleeding/adjustment/alignment. Even parts that arrived installed need to be checked/adjusted. CLICK HERE to see sample assembly instructions and a video.
Bikes do not come with tools. Most bikes need 3/4/5/6mm allen keys, philips/flathead driver and a 15mm open end wrench for pedals. Pick some up at a hardware store or available from us - >CLICK HERE< (we don't sell the pedal wrenches as most people already have an adjustable or open end wrench)


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 11, 2017 9:34 pm 
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http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/gravity/liberty_fb-xiv.htm


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 11, 2017 9:35 pm 
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Translation...I am fuddernutter.

A neighbor rebuilds bikes. I'll talk to him and see if he will assemble the thing.


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 11, 2017 9:39 pm 
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Local bike shops will do it for a fee.


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FEE!

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 12:19 pm 
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any bike nowadays that are 'cheap' will have been mass assembled by folks that do not care if it grinds when it moves or breaks instantly.

a coworker showed me a new bike that did not work well. I could see that the bracket that the derailleur was attached to had been bent. It needed to be bent back or to be replaced. The whole bike was badly out of tune and could use a tech to adjust everything. nothing was quite right.


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the fat wheel bikes are what I see most of around here (except in brief periods of warm weather when stupid POS fuddernutter tourists ride "10 speeds" on the highways and secondary roads just asking to be killed ... since there are typically no shoulders or bike lanes)


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 2:04 pm 
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I like the fat tires because i always have a spare.


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adamlaneus wrote:
any bike nowadays that are 'cheap' will have been mass assembled by folks that do not care if it grinds when it moves or breaks instantly.

a coworker showed me a new bike that did not work well. I could see that the bracket that the derailleur was attached to had been bent. It needed to be bent back or to be replaced. The whole bike was badly out of tune and could use a tech to adjust everything. nothing was quite right.


Yeah it was a Diamondback. Not particularly inexpensive but dreck nonetheless.

I'll talk to my local bike guy later this week.


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 3:42 pm 
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I think the Diamondback was the very FIRST popular "mountain" bike.

We bought two and they lasted forever.

My present folder has about 9-11,000 miles on it. Not one problem other than flat tires once in a while.
Trek.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 3:45 pm 
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Coors, in the first shop, we had a little old Italian guy who owned a bike shop forever and he sold us

TWO

original "tank horn" Schwinns.

I could NOT persuade him to LEAVE them..... "in the box".... as that's where they was. :shock:

NEW 1954 Schwinns. In 1983.

Sold em, natch.

Too bad I didn't know about Morphy's.

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