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Old 06-01-2008, 09:13 PM   #161
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I just spent the afternoon visiting a few local bike shops and test riding some bikes. It's been about 7 years since I've had a bike, and it makes sense now more than ever to start biking to work again.

I've got my eyes on the Trek 7.5fx:


It's a bit above my preferred price range, but it feels much nicer than the next model down. Trouble is, no shops in my area carry it in a big enough size for me.
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Old 06-01-2008, 09:28 PM   #162
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I just spent the afternoon visiting a few local bike shops and test riding some bikes. It's been about 7 years since I've had a bike, and it makes sense now more than ever to start biking to work again.


It's a bit above my preferred price range, but it feels much nicer than the next model down. Trouble is, no shops in my area carry it in a big enough size for me.

I think I have a 7.5 or 7.6! Good bike.

The shop had to locate one for me and have it "traded" from a shop in (oddly enough) Northern California. This was a few years ago though.
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Old 06-01-2008, 09:39 PM   #163
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Looks like I may be out of luck with the 7.5 - it appears Trek doesn't make it any bigger than 22.5" - I need a 25". Damn.
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Old 06-01-2008, 10:03 PM   #164
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I got misty eyed just now when I saw $4.39
Mr. BAW used to fill up his first car for 13-cents a gallon....but that was in 1968.
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Old 06-01-2008, 10:11 PM   #165
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Mr. BAW used to fill up his first car for 13-cents a gallon....but that was in 1968.
I got my first car just before my senior year of college almost 10 years ago, and I used to complain about the gas stations near campus gouging the students by charging $1.25 a gallon.

If I didn't have to go through some sketchy neighborhoods, I would definitely ride my bike 7 miles to work, to get more exercise as well as save gas.
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Old 06-04-2008, 06:57 PM   #166
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$4.41. 13 cents in one day. 35¢ in a week.





In happier news, I bought a bike:



Giant FCR 3. Not quite as good looking as the Trek FX series, but more comfortable, and cheaper! I figured since it's primarily going to be basic transportation to and from work, I don't need to get too fancy. I do need to get a more comfortable saddle, though.
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Nice bike - looks like you found one that fits you, albeit not the one you originally pictured.

I feel I may be trapped in my house for a while
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Old 06-04-2008, 07:48 PM   #168
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I almost got a Trek FX, then I actually decided I preferred Devinci bikes and then I was served notice to move to NYC for half the summer so now I'm in a position where buying a bike makes little sense.
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I think today it's about $4.64 for unleaded if you pay cash
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I filled up my car yesterday. it cost me $54.02

I'm not a happy camper
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Old 06-18-2008, 03:34 PM   #171
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There was a strike here over the weekend - Shell tanker drivers campaigning for a payrise. there was a petrol station who decided to cash in and was selling unleaded for £1.99 a litre - that's more than £9 a gallon! Unbelievable...

The standard price here at the mo is around £1.17 a litre. Crippling doesn't even begin to cover it...and now energy companies are saying household fuel prices are likely to go up by 40% this year. I have no idea how I'm going to pay my bills or get to work
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I miss the old days, when it cost $20 to fill up my Jeep.

Fast forward 10 years - I have a Fusion and it costs over $50.
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Old 06-18-2008, 04:14 PM   #173
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Nissan Altima yesterday, $67.40 and I wasn't even empty....
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I feel your pain. Yesterday I filled up from 1/4 tank and it cost me £47

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ok, I just came back from Laughlin and the gas was one dollar less there.
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Well I don't know what to think. 2 weeks ago I got half a tank and paid $4.59/gal and today did the same at the same station at the same price. Is that a good thing or a bad thing? Are the gas prices stabilizing?

And how can gas be a whole dollar less in another state? Carlos, you should've filled a gas truck and brought it back with you!!
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Old 06-25-2008, 11:25 AM   #177
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Remember this? March 2000, when the Southwest plane overshot the Burbank Airport. Look at the gas prices. We thought those were outrageous!

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Old 06-25-2008, 12:17 PM   #178
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I filled up my tank for the first time since prices went over $4. I thank (insert deity of choice here) that I have a small tank, because I was able to fill 'er up for $38.41. That's very do-able.
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Old 06-25-2008, 12:35 PM   #179
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$4.57 last Thursday

According to that site:

Lowest price: $4.45
Highest Price: $4.69

Stupid California
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Our prices around here have fluctuated between around $1.35 and $1.48. Highest in all of Canada, I believe!

I filled my tank for $61.04 on Monday. If taking the bus was an option where I live, I'd be doing that in a heartbeat.
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