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it's looking like we will be moving from London to Dallas - mebbe you guys can help me make a few bike related decisions

my ride stable is:
custom steel roadie
custom steel cross/touring
fixed
rigid 26'' mtb
rigid 29'' SS mtb
(there's a Bridgestone MB0 in Texas)

the fixed, roadie and 29''er will all be making the move to Big D - the steel touring/cross bike will remain in London for use during future visits

what should I do with the rigid 26'' mtb? it's a rigid specialised stumpjumper with V-brakes and rigid fork - it's a great, bulletproof bike fiited out with a great XT drivetrain - it's traditionally been my loaner bike and until the recent 29'' acquisition was the mtb - friends have toured on it - I have toured on it - I commuted on it to law school

should I:
give it away?
sell it?
keep it at relative's in the north of England?
move it to Dallas?
 

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M.J. said:
should I:
give it away?
sell it?
keep it at relative's in the north of England?
move it to Dallas?
Sounds like you should add a poll to this thread.

If you have a good friend who'd like it and would put it to good use then I'd say give it away. Otherwise sell it since you're already leaving a bike there for use during visits.
That's my opinion, but it's your bike so you have to decide what is right for you to do.
 

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My humble opinion is bring it with you. it sounds like a great "do anything, go anywhere" type of bike and all of us need one of those! You never know you just might decide to do some commuting on it over here, or cruise around the neighborhood or race the local bike paths on it. Those are my favorite rides!

Welcome to Texas btw.
 

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I'd say bring it with you, throw some slicks on it, and ride it as your commuter for the first few weeks you're there (assuming you plan on commuting by bike... that's not always practical in some of those sprawling Texan cities) See how the roads are, see if the bike gets molested. Back when I lived in Houston I had a $100 Wal-Mart bike (don't laugh, I was broke) stolen from me, that had been locked up with a solid U-lock. Friends said "maybe they took it for a joy ride." I laughed at them, and had to explain, it was a $100 wal-mart bike, and was not a joy to ride.

My guess is it was either pranksters, or one of the many low-income folks who HAVE to ride bicycle down there. But I have no idea.

If it's a loaner to begin with, you won't miss it as much if it gets stolen from in front of the office, and if you end up with some wonky commuting routes that require a bit of curb hopping here and there, it won't suffer as much damage.

Or, if all goes well, hopefully you can sell it off once it's here.

Greetings from Boston, have fun in Dallas.
 

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Well it has been a bit warm this year, but summertime in Texas is still my favorite time of year. And we are expecting a nice little category 1 hurricane to make landfall tomorrow morning and cool things off a bit here in Houston :)
 

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Ahhhh... Houston! Now that's a town that makes you sweat when you ride. I have fond memories of the time I served there. It's actually a great town, very social. But no one who hasn't lived there would ever know it. We drained many pitchers at the Richmond Arms.

Now the big D, I dunno, different scene...
 

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Ahhhh... Houston! Now that's a town that makes you sweat when you ride. I have fond memories of the time I served there. It's actually a great town, very social. But no one who hasn't lived there would ever know it. We drained many pitchers at the Richmond Arms.

Now the big D, I dunno, different scene...

nice ispoke! Yeah it's been super hot this year and of course the usual humidity, but I love it. There aren't too may towns that look foward to a hurricane just for the possible day off of work like we do! Of course I'll be singing a different tune when it's anything more than a cat 2!
 
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