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    Best dollar you ever spent?

    Well.... yea.... What is it? The best single purchase you've ever made?

    I'mma have to say the money I spent on the '73 Schwinn Le Tour frameset. It's a fixed gear now, and it's simply hella fun to ride.
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    I'm going to have to say the money I spent on your mom. She's older now and she's simply a hella fun ride.
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    <iframe width="420" height="345" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/qw9MnSz_J6M" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

    On my fixed gear commuter.


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    I guess this makes more sense when the video actually shows up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by monzie View Post
    I'm going to have to say the money I spent on your mom. She's older now and she's simply a hella fun ride.
    I didn't have to pay for your mom. She wasn't a very good ride though.
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    in the vein of this forum I purchased a little dohickey from this little company called surly many many years ago that let you convert your bike to singlespeed. It allowed me to ditch the old derailleur and run a clean and simple setup on my steel IF deluxe. It cost a few bucks back then but was totally worth it and unlike the later larger mass manufactured versions the tension could be adjusted with just an adjustable wrench and a 5mm hex key (the 18mm cone wrench in the future iterations was stupid.

    It is still running strong although with a newer caged pulley wheel.
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    I got an old chainring nut wrench from a local shop for the price of $1 towards their beer fund. It's saved me a couple times out on the trail from loose chainring bolts that just wanted to spin without the wrench.

    Almost all the other good bike purchases have sadly been much more than a dollar

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    ferrules. i upgraded my ferrules.
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    Whatever I spent on my vasectomy.

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    Carrot Cake Man sells face melting good carrot cake muffins for a dollar. You have to be lucky enough to find him walking the same Philly street as you are. I ate one a few times while riding a bike...I know, I'm reaching.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nativemtneer View Post
    Whatever I spent on my vasectomy.

    No kids = Lots of saddle time
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    Quote Originally Posted by erik1245 View Post
    I didn't have to pay for your mom. She wasn't a very good ride though.
    I hear she's fully rigid, where as your mom is full squish with lockout. Rides like a champ on all terrain types.
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    Quote Originally Posted by monzie View Post
    I hear she's fully rigid.
    Nah, your mom's got a fat front. She's rockin' a pretty big rear end, too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by erik1245 View Post
    Nah, your mom's got a fat front. She's rockin' a pretty big rear end, too.
    I see. I think the only problem with your mom is she's geared and I keep getting chain suck. I prefer single speed, keeps everything nice and tight with minimal wear and tear on components. No sag in the front or back and I can go for hours.
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    Quote Originally Posted by monzie View Post
    I see. I think the only problem with your mom is she's geared and I keep getting chain suck. I prefer single speed, keeps everything nice and tight with minimal wear and tear on components. No sag in the front or back and I can go for hours.
    Your mom's a rigid singlespeed... The only problem is the stretch. I keep having to stop riding and tighten her back up. That, and she's a passing fad that everyone's ridden.
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    Seriously? Can't you guys do this on face book or somewhere else?

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    Mtbr is facebook for people who like bikes. DUH
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    The 25$ I spent on a crappy performance single speed conversion kit that I put on my buddy's Trek 850 because I was tired of drivetrain destruction on my sled. It changed my life.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OneBadWagon View Post
    The 25$ I spent on a crappy performance single speed conversion kit that I put on my buddy's Trek 850 because I was tired of drivetrain destruction on my sled. It changed my life.
    Hell yes. DItto. Only for me it was paying the boys at Bilenky $125 (on a starving student's budget...big ducats!) to snip off the mangled drop-outs from my Gary Fisher Aquila and replace them with Surly track ends. A leap of faith that instantly baptized me as a born again SS'er. You so nailed it, OBW.
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    Best bike? For the dollar, Monocog 29er. It opened my eyes. I might say the same for my Big Dummy.

    Best component? Besides tires I have loved, my Avid Ultimate brake levers are so sweet. Got a set for $50 from the classifieds and they are unbelievable -- perhaps almost worth the ridiculous retail price.

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    Well, last year, Performance had a crazy sale. They had a 180 XT crankset for $199. I had some sort of one day coupon for $60 so I got them for $139. Then I sold thge new chainrings on eBay for $80, so after all that I got a new XT crankset for my SS for $59.

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    The money I spent to have this thread deleted. CHUM? Rensho?

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    Not the best single dollar, but the biggest change i made in the last year and the biggest difference was going from Shimano pedals to TIME, i now have carbon Time XS pedals on my SS and FS and would never go back, Awesome pedals.
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    Gloves... On sale, or should I say store was cleaning out their warehouse, for like two bucks a pair... 2 open fingers for brake and easy grabbing (and nice for iphone use too) and a pair of full finger ones for more chillier rides...

    Those are not top of the line, but its probably the best $$ I ever spend on bike stuff... and it saves my palms

    And the best thing I've done to save me money was taking a look at the little lbs at the Montreal Old Port... I've met my new mechanic and he's the only one that I can trust to wrench on my bikes, with cheap labor charges and good professional service...

    And for a single buck, I think the best thing was a presta fitting for schrader pump because everything else cost a bit more...

    Then, maybe $5 for a rear XTR hub (rim brake), a few years old only... only thing missing is the plastic hub dustcap... but I will get one.

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    topless. that's what all mtb girls do. we go ride, get topless, have pillow fights in the woods, scissor, then ride home!

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    SEABASS, sweet deal. That is all time penny pinching. I love it.

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    $450 on used SIR 9 that got me into single speeding. Sold rigid carbon fork that was on it for $120 and won EBAY Fox F-29 for $225 shipped. I was riding in style for $ 550 ( w/ a leaky FOX but I'm not complaining)

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    Quote Originally Posted by umarth View Post
    The money I spent to have this thread deleted. CHUM? Rensho?
    No one has even mentioned hookers and blow yet!

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    oh yeah.. this thing is bad ass... for $10 bucks
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    $400 for the frame and then lots of $ for more goodies. The bike rides awesome and Ted is a wicked cool guy.
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    while I was reading this thread I thought the whole "your mom is this" argument was annoying...then after reading more I realized that's the best thing this thread has

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    Quote Originally Posted by sasquatch rides a SS View Post
    while I was reading this thread I thought the whole "your mom is this" argument was annoying...then after reading more I realized that's the best thing this thread has
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    topless. that's what all mtb girls do. we go ride, get topless, have pillow fights in the woods, scissor, then ride home!

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    Quote Originally Posted by b0mb3r View Post

    oh yeah.. this thing is bad ass... for $10 bucks
    What's that thing for?
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    its for marzocchi older style forks... you sort of see it on my Z1:
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    Quote Originally Posted by b0mb3r View Post
    its for marzocchi older style forks... you sort of see it on my Z1:
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    topless. that's what all mtb girls do. we go ride, get topless, have pillow fights in the woods, scissor, then ride home!

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    Quote Originally Posted by b0mb3r View Post
    its for marzocchi older style forks... you sort of see it on my Z1:
    Looks fancy....

    The best money I didn't spend was taking the free shuttle up to the Kiwani's bike club/co-op/whatever a few miles away yesterday. I found a brand-new 8speed cassette for my road bike for $7. It's got a tighter spread too, none of that nancy 25t high cog stuff.
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    $250 as shown (BB7s incl.):


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    Quote Originally Posted by random walk View Post
    $250 as shown (BB7s incl.):

    Sweet chain tension.

    On the real, thats a dope score.
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    Id scrap the passion forum all together, its a breeding ground for unicorn milkers, rainbow chasers and candy cotton farters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by monzie View Post
    Sweet chain tension.
    Ha, you noticed. Shortly after that pic I noticed 1 chain ring bolt fell out and another was loose. It was my first ride after buying it and I failed to do the routine check-out.

    edit: So yeah, $251.

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    I bought some used hydro brakes from some guy for $25, then immediately traded them with a friend for some Avid BB7s. best business deal ever.

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    I got a bmx fork for free which I traded for a dirt jump frame and a 24" bmx cruiser frame. I sold the cruiser frame for $20 and the dirt jump frame for $50 a few weeks later

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    $10 for my Trek 850 already converted to SS. I put a lot of miles and hours on that thing waiting for it to fall apart and it's still going strong. Now it's just my around town beater bike since my Monocog is more enjoyable and my hybrid gets me in shape.

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