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    Quote Originally Posted by ChristoB50 View Post
    that barely-ridden, basically pristine, gorgeously purple object
    After your story about feeling the e-bike is basically overpowered for your abilities, my hunch is you'll be riding this old-new bike a lot. Congrats, can't wait to see it in person!

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    Photos (or the next Coffee Club) or it doesn't exist.

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    Here we are!

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    So many accessories demanding attention now...!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChristoB50 View Post
    So many accessories demanding attention now...!
    It definitely needs a little riding buddy.

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    Whoa! Look at me, Mister Jr. Executive!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrhappy_onabike View Post
    Whoa! Look at me, Mister Jr. Executive!!

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    This place has really gone downhill.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ginacico View Post
    After your story about feeling the e-bike is basically overpowered for your abilities, my hunch is you'll be riding this old-new bike a lot. Congrats, can't wait to see it in person!
    So today was the Bianchi's inaugural commute, inaugural Coffee Club, and inaugural "extra riding home beyond commute route"...
    Took PYT to Braddock Metro, over to Slater's Lane, to MVT, to Crystal City connection to Waterpark, up to Long Bridge Park, back to Eads, 4MR, home.

    All in all, pretty enjoyable, terrible saddle not withstanding! I was happy to find the steep hill at the Waterpark didn't spank me.

    However, as I was planning to circle Long Bridge Park, I got to the end of the long promenade to find the left-turn continuation now closed for construction. So I had to do a U-turn, onto the pea-gravel section... And, didn't slow enough... and sadly, the bike slid right out from under me! Luckily I didn't go down with it... somehow, I got a foot out of the toe-cage, caught myself with a little one-leg hopping squat, but the bike slipped out of my hand and the fork hit the gravel -- so that near-mint, 27-years-in-storage purple paint job now has its first, all-too-soon road rash

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChristoB50 View Post
    So today was the Bianchi's inaugural commute, inaugural Coffee Club, and inaugural "extra riding home beyond commute route"...
    Took PYT to Braddock Metro, over to Slater's Lane, to MVT, to Crystal City connection to Waterpark, up to Long Bridge Park, back to Eads, 4MR, home.

    All in all, pretty enjoyable, terrible saddle not withstanding! I was happy to find the steep hill at the Waterpark didn't spank me.

    However, as I was planning to circle Long Bridge Park, I got to the end of the long promenade to find the left-turn continuation now closed for construction. So I had to do a U-turn, onto the pea-gravel section... And, didn't slow enough... and sadly, the bike slid right out from under me! Luckily I didn't go down with it... somehow, I got a foot out of the toe-cage, caught myself with a little one-leg hopping squat, but the bike slipped out of my hand and the fork hit the gravel -- so that near-mint, 27-years-in-storage purple paint job now has its first, all-too-soon road rash

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    The bike is now officially yours! We always joke that the bike is never really yours until you crash it.

    Head to your nearest drug store/Target and pick up some nail polish in the closest colour you can find. It will cover up the scratches nicely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sunyata View Post
    Head to your nearest drug store/Target and pick up some nail polish in the closest colour you can find. It will cover up the scratches nicely.
    Or Testors model paint at a hobby store. Likely you can find an exact match.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sunyata View Post
    The bike is now officially yours! We always joke that the bike is never really yours until you crash it.
    Well, there was that one earlier crash; embarrassingly falling over sideways at a stop because my foot was stuck in the toe-cage, ~26 years ago on this very bike... But it apparently left no paint scars.

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