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    bone-deep paper cut

    bone-deep paper cut on the groin - don't ask.

    Anyway, here's some pics of my new-to-me Raleigh rain bike.

    Bought it at a garage sale 2 weeks ago for $40. Had been in the garage for about 23 years the lady said. Very much, new.

    Made it my own and I rode it today for the 2nd time. We had a hellova lot of rain yesterday and the roads were wet this morning. If you haven't seen the news, a sink hole in Milwaukee swallowed an Escalade. That's how nuts the storms around here were. Cougar milfs just wanted me in that weather, but I had to keep my fedora dry, so I stayed home. It served its purpose.
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    That is sweet. (the bike, not the paper cut...)

    My first bike shop job was in a Raleigh shop. Since then, I've always had a bit of soft spot for those older steel rides. Wish I still had my first.

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    damn, that lady was stylin with an ENO crank 23 years ago? Talk about a trend setter!

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    and freewheel
    I see hills.

    I want to climb them.

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    I see a couple upgrades from the OG ride- but not the brakes. Are they working ok? I had a Trek 520 that only stopped reluctantly, especially in the rain.

    You are a lucky son of a *****. That bike is a looker.

    Last weekend I got back from two huge rides and some camping. I took a shower and didn't realize that my new saddle had managed to combine efforts with my compression shorts to make what felt like hundreds of lacerations on tender man meat and I didn't notice until I got all soaped up.

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    Sick!

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    Beautiful frame, Ernesto! 40$?!? Lucky bastard...

    What's up with the title?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nordstern1
    What's up with the title?
    "bone-deep paper cut on the groin - don't ask."

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    You do realise this is a mountain bike forum, right?

    Do you even own a mountain bike these days?
    Ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheSingleGuy
    You do realise this is a mountain bike forum, right?

    Do you even own a mountain bike these days?
    I own one actually, a Haro Extreme that I patiently been wanting to get repainted, slap a few ENO trinkets, and have it ready for winter riding.

    I also have been riding my friend's Matt Chester bike.

    If I could, I'd buy a big name bike, like a Trek, Specialized, etc., and strip it of parts and SS it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nordstern1
    Beautiful frame, Ernesto! 40$?!? Lucky bastard...
    It wasn't on sale. They had other lame junk for sale. This bike was hanging upside down from the ceiling in the garage, and I kept looking at it. Knowing it would fit me. Checked out the components, all Suntour and those Dia Compe brakes. It had dust caked on it and the tires were rotted. I was thinking, $80?, $60, $40?

    This lady, in her 50's... I simply turned and said to her: I'll give you $40 for the bike up there.
    She didn't hesitate. Helped me take it down and she told me she hadn't ridden it in years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by umarth
    I see a couple upgrades from the OG ride- but not the brakes. Are they working ok? I had a Trek 520 that only stopped reluctantly, especially in the rain.

    You are a lucky son of a *****. That bike is a looker.

    Last weekend I got back from two huge rides and some camping. I took a shower and didn't realize that my new saddle had managed to combine efforts with my compression shorts to make what felt like hundreds of lacerations on tender man meat and I didn't notice until I got all soaped up.
    Those brakes are ok. Its the brake pads. They still have a lot of meat on them, but they do suck in the wetness. I am going to give it new brake pads today.

    Ok, I gotta go take a hoolie in the bathroom.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ernesto_from_Wisconsin
    I own one actually, a Haro Extreme that I patiently been wanting to get repainted, slap a few ENO trinkets, and have it ready for winter riding.
    Cool! Looking forward to seeing it.
    Ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheSingleGuy
    Cool! Looking forward to seeing it.
    Now that I think of it, I am going to cannibalize my wife's Trek SS ENO wheels and make the Haro worthy of a ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ernesto_from_Wisconsin
    I own one actually, a Haro Extreme that I patiently been wanting to get repainted, slap a few ENO trinkets, and have it ready for winter riding.

    I also have been riding my friend's Matt Chester bike.

    If I could, I'd buy a big name bike, like a Trek, Specialized, etc., and strip it of parts and SS it.
    Thought you were going to SS a full squishy.......nice pickup on the Raleigh from the cougar lady..........use a band aid on that cut..............

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