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    7-UP and the Un-Commuter

    Hey, whatever happened to 7-up, the "un-cola" (if you are old enough to remember those ads)?

    I recently ordered an "un-commuter", just for fun, a BMX Cruiser (24" wheels"). Unlikely to see regular commute duty, but perhaps fun to kick around...how do you mix it up and what do you use it for?

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    Well, I have a 26" dirt jump bike that sees "commuting" duty during the summer. My "commute" usually starts early so I have time to stop by the dirt jumps and/or skate park and make a few turns.

    Also, learning to bunny hop, manual, and other handling skills transfer over to other bikes making you a better rider.

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    I've been eyeballing those. Grew up on BMX and a cruiser would be so fun... also I built a pump track behind my house, so it's basically a need at this point.
    You have no excuse for driving to work
    (unless you don't have studded tires)
    (no excuse for that either)

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    Did you get it yet?

    The wife's new fatbike is so small it kind of feels like a BMX bike to me. I was riding it around the pump track I made out of snowplow banks in our driveway.

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    A GT, but it doesn't arrive until a week from today. I don't know how BMX'y they feel, but they even have 26 & 29" BMX's now.

    2014 GT Speed Series Pro 24" BMX Bike

    Pump track, whoa!

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    Yeah you need a pump track. Everyone needs a pump track. I told my wife I was doing it for the kids. It's possible that she knew the truth.
    You have no excuse for driving to work
    (unless you don't have studded tires)
    (no excuse for that either)

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtbxplorer View Post
    Pump track, whoa!
    What else are you going to do with 6' banks of snow? Didn't spend much time on it and it doesn't have great flow. I must smoothed out some tracks with a shovel. It's fun riding up and over them.

    That seems like a rather expensive "Impulse Buy?". But it is n+1 and I am a pro at that so no judgment here

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    I want to ride my bicycle...I want to ride my bike...

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    ^^Those were great. 1/2 of them probably wouldn't air these days with everybody's oversensitive whining about everything.

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    There was a few times back in the early 2000s that I rode my 8" travel DH bike to work (which was like a 35km round trip back then) for the reason of one huck on the way home.

    Once the drop-to-flat was over, it was a pretty slow-mo way to cross town...

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