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Old 05-16-2012, 01:32 PM
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Matt my advice today is wait until you & Jackie are sleeping through the night again, then decide how much time you have for solo riding. Ride what you got until then.. for us, it's taken until about now to get back to where it's cool to leave for a while and do more of the stuff you used to do, and our kids are 3 and 6. YMMV..

Hey, do you want/need a Burley? We have one we don't use anymore.. it's a knock-off brand but works great, I'll check if it's available.
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Old 05-16-2012, 01:48 PM
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Originally Posted by nakman View Post
our kids are 3 and 6.
ours are 3, 6 & 9. 3 is definitely the magic number. last week, after the 6 & 9 yr old were at school, my wife and i took piper for a hike up to royal arch in chautauqua. a few pit stops, snacks and water in the pack and she spent most of the time on my shoulders. one hell of a workout but she was a happy camper the whole way.

back to bikes, never been a real fan of scott. yeti has a pretty sweet rear link system. the 575 has stood the test of time. i'm really interested in the sb-66 but i need to start playing the lottery or something.
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Old 04-13-2016, 04:20 PM
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Yep, still here.

Last year a guy was basically drooling over my 15 year old Kaitai, I guess he has a fetish for old Fisher frames? Kinda makes me think it's worth keeping?

No changes anytime soon, I'm further away from an upgrade than I was at the beginning of this thread, by a long shot.

But thankfully my LX shifters that I put on to replace the original Bontragers aren't working anymore - the cam won't catch on my rear shifter for me to shift up to get into an easier gear, except sometimes it will so I can be in business. Not sure if it's just an adjustment or what.

I think my cables may have too much resistance too. There's a delay to my downshifts like the spring in the derailleur has to drag the cable along with it and overcome some friction. Need to try and sort that out.
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What year Kaitai? I didn't think that was a particularly high end model in their line. If there's anything that's not in short supply it's 26" bikes of all kinds. If he's willing to give you any serious money for it I would jump and get something else. I mean like a 2 year old SB66 for $2K on Craigslist is kind of insane.
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I met gary a few times and he was always down to earth and passionate. Rode with him too.

what did he offer for the kaitai? IIRC new they were $650-750? alum frame(belch ). Not like a hookooekoo. The next was mt tam then kai.

I can help you tune it up Matt, just need some new cables, It' most likely the housings are worn. sometimes you can salvage the cable but if it's all frayed or short you can't trim and rethread. I need to put my prs-2 to work
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