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    Happy new Haro owner

    The magic of eBay and a bit of impulsiveness have combined to make me happy owner of a Beasley single-speed. Living in a hilly area gives me no logical reason to buy single-speed, but the "look" of that Beasley frame has haunted me.

    Haven't told the wife yet. I've got 5-7 days to figure out how to break the news...

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    Congratz on the sweet bike!!! Be sure to post some Porn when you get it.

    Always a challenge figuring the explanation of new toys, needed a bike that makes you work harder to build the stamina.
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    Congrats!!!

    Just tell her it followed you home and you couldn't bear to let it continue to run wild in the streets. It works for stray puppies and kittens, right?

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    LOL! Jill, the funny thing is that I have done the stray kitten thing before, sort of. Took in my mother-in-law's cats recently, when she moved to an apartment that wouldn't allow them.

    My wife is actually pretty indulgent of my bike obsession. She's bemused by it, but doesn't complain too much.

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    You know, I believe I will have the first and only Haro mountain bike in town. Would you believe I've never, physically seen a Haro mountain-bike before? BMX bikes, sure, but I cannot bring to mind an instance of a Haro mountain-bike yet.

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    And here she is:

    Happy new Haro owner-img_0875.jpg

    This is before I rotated the bar and shifters into their final positions.

    I've also put on a shorter stem. The stock stem is way too long.

    My first single-speed. I find myself pushing air with my thumb while trying to reach the non-existent shifter.

    My first ever use of a Mary Bar. That bar lends a different sort of feel to a bike.

    My only opinion on the wheel size so far is that the wheel size looks very well proportioned to the bike. At 5' 9", I'm probably smack dab in the ideal size range for 650b.

    Neighbor kid saw the bike. He rides a Haro BMX. Mine is the first Haro mountain bike he's even seen. I don't think he even knew that Haro made mountain bikes. He does now though.

    Haven't been on dirt with the bike yet. Still too much snow in the woods, and I did not have time yesterday to do much more than some neighborhood rides. Am going to get a longer ride in today--probably on pavement, but at least it will be longer than two blocks.

    I can already see where single-speed will be good for my upper-body.

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    Bike kinda blends into the background.

    Looking hawt!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by dogonfr
    Bike kinda blends into the background.
    Yeah, sorry. Limited space in my office. The only spot for the workstand is in front of the bookshelves.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JonathanGennick
    Yeah, sorry. Limited space in my office. The only spot for the workstand is in front of the bookshelves.
    Will be looking forward to the ride report an pics in the wild if the snow ever melts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JonathanGennick
    And here she is........... I can already see where single-speed will be good for my upper-body.
    Cool bike! A friend of mine said you can't be afraid to jump off the bike and push it up the hill once you hit the wall. My inclination is to just power up the slope until you spin out and fall over. I think the sloping top tube will come in handy for those places where you can't keep the mometum going. Good luck and have fun!
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    Beautiful weather in Munising today. I blew off work early and spent an hour and a half just tooling all over town on the bike.

    Yesterday I took it up a very steep road hill. Probably I shouldn't have done that. I did not realize that standing and pedaling would be all that hard on my knee. Am having to favor my knee now. Today I was careful to stick to more moderate terrain.

    When I was younger, my body didn't fall apart so easily.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JonathanGennick
    I did not realize that standing and pedaling would be all that hard on my knee. Am having to favor my knee now. Today I was careful to stick to more moderate terrain.

    When I was younger, my body didn't fall apart so easily.
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