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22-07-2014, 01:36 PM
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(22-07-2014 10:55 AM)kim Wrote:  A really good bike can get costly depending on how much you trick it out... maybe up to $400 or $500 for standard shit and even up in the thousands if you are a complete asshole. However, you can get financing at a good bike shop... and they actually do know their shit. No time like now to start building a good credit history. Wink

Get a cheapo - then you don't care if it gets nicked. I had a bike get nicked once. It was cheap. I gave no shit.

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(06-02-2014 03:47 PM)Momsurroundedbyboys Wrote:  And I'm giving myself a conclusion again from all the facepalming.
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22-07-2014, 01:50 PM
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(22-07-2014 01:36 PM)morondog Wrote:  
(22-07-2014 10:55 AM)kim Wrote:  A really good bike can get costly depending on how much you trick it out... maybe up to $400 or $500 for standard shit and even up in the thousands if you are a complete asshole. However, you can get financing at a good bike shop... and they actually do know their shit. No time like now to start building a good credit history. Wink

Get a cheapo - then you don't care if it gets nicked. I had a bike get nicked once. It was cheap. I gave no shit.

Or have a nice bike that looks shitty. Non-functional cosmetic rust, warping, scratches... Anything making it less appealing for the smash and grab.

Friend of mine swore by that strategy.

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22-07-2014, 02:15 PM
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(22-07-2014 01:50 PM)cjlr Wrote:  
(22-07-2014 01:36 PM)morondog Wrote:  Get a cheapo - then you don't care if it gets nicked. I had a bike get nicked once. It was cheap. I gave no shit.

Or have a nice bike that looks shitty. Non-functional cosmetic rust, warping, scratches... Anything making it less appealing for the smash and grab.

Friend of mine swore by that strategy.

Soon you'll be able to buy cosmetic mud for your mountain bike Rolleyes Or you could just walk places. Or run. No one can steal your bike then. BUT *you can steal other peoples'* 'cos you won't have to cycle two at once.

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(06-02-2014 03:47 PM)Momsurroundedbyboys Wrote:  And I'm giving myself a conclusion again from all the facepalming.
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22-07-2014, 02:53 PM
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Holy fuck balls it is cold this morning.
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22-07-2014, 03:59 PM
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Here in Victoria it's really cold and foggy.
Some of our bus drivers park opposite, snacking and drinking hot coffeeDrinking Beverage
while we freeze.......Huh
Surely they could let us in;opening the door won't drop the temp that much!Rolleyes
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22-07-2014, 04:02 PM
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Slightly cold is better than car-meltingly hot.

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22-07-2014, 05:07 PM
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(22-07-2014 10:55 AM)kim Wrote:  
(22-07-2014 04:36 AM)Ferdinand Wrote:  God dammit I need a job and a car.
Also, I seem to be putting a lot of stress on my mom what with college coming up and me possibly having a job pretty soon. We have one car in this household and I'll be able to carpool with mutual close living college babes to college, but my mom needs to realize I need a job to save for my own car because she's not saving one for me, and I can't just sit at home letting laziness fuck me in the asshole not doing anything to be productive.

Big secret: you may not need a car for college.
Many campuses do not allow through traffic for cars during the week - only bicycles and foot traffic. Many new students bring their new, fancy cars to college ... only to find they have to pay horrendous parking fees. In no time at all, most of those new, fancy cars are usually found parked waaaaay out in "free parking" for week-long (sometimes month(s)-long) stretches.

Seriously - get used to a bike - it will be far more indispensable than a car. And it will keep you fit... even though you'll probably walk to most classes.
Getting used to a bike lifestyle might take up some of that "unproductive" time... what with learning about the gearing and such.

Go for either a mountain bike or better - a hybrid cruise/all-terrane kind of thing... you may need to encounter paved hills, grass hills or rocky hills... it's best to expect the unexpected.
A step through frame or "girly style" is ergonomically built for women's bodies (guys hips/knees/backs are built differently). They are practical and look awesome when you feel like wearing a skirt or dress.
Baskets - one for the handle bars for quick stuff - but collapsable saddle baskets on both sides of the back fender are a workhorse - especially if you will be hauling a shit ton of books.
Comfy gel saddle - leather. Your ass will thank you.
Make sure you have front and rear fenders - you don't want water/mud/dirt/rocks hitting you before class. Plus, they look way cool. Don't forget the cup holder. And a bell. No, I'm not fucking kidding.

A really good bike can get costly depending on how much you trick it out... maybe up to $400 or $500 for standard shit and even up in the thousands if you are a complete asshole. However, you can get financing at a good bike shop... and they actually do know their shit. No time like now to start building a good credit history. Wink

My community college allows cars and it's several miles from my house. On top of which highways here do not allow bicyclists. Sad
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22-07-2014, 05:24 PM
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(22-07-2014 05:07 PM)Ferdinand Wrote:  
(22-07-2014 10:55 AM)kim Wrote:  Big secret: you may not need a car for college.
Many campuses do not allow through traffic for cars during the week - only bicycles and foot traffic. Many new students bring their new, fancy cars to college ... only to find they have to pay horrendous parking fees. In no time at all, most of those new, fancy cars are usually found parked waaaaay out in "free parking" for week-long (sometimes month(s)-long) stretches.

Seriously - get used to a bike - it will be far more indispensable than a car. And it will keep you fit... even though you'll probably walk to most classes.
Getting used to a bike lifestyle might take up some of that "unproductive" time... what with learning about the gearing and such.

Go for either a mountain bike or better - a hybrid cruise/all-terrane kind of thing... you may need to encounter paved hills, grass hills or rocky hills... it's best to expect the unexpected.
A step through frame or "girly style" is ergonomically built for women's bodies (guys hips/knees/backs are built differently). They are practical and look awesome when you feel like wearing a skirt or dress.
Baskets - one for the handle bars for quick stuff - but collapsable saddle baskets on both sides of the back fender are a workhorse - especially if you will be hauling a shit ton of books.
Comfy gel saddle - leather. Your ass will thank you.
Make sure you have front and rear fenders - you don't want water/mud/dirt/rocks hitting you before class. Plus, they look way cool. Don't forget the cup holder. And a bell. No, I'm not fucking kidding.

A really good bike can get costly depending on how much you trick it out... maybe up to $400 or $500 for standard shit and even up in the thousands if you are a complete asshole. However, you can get financing at a good bike shop... and they actually do know their shit. No time like now to start building a good credit history. Wink

My community college allows cars and it's several miles from my house. On top of which highways here do not allow bicyclists. Sad

I guess you don't have public transit, then.

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22-07-2014, 05:53 PM
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(22-07-2014 05:24 PM)cjlr Wrote:  
(22-07-2014 05:07 PM)Ferdinand Wrote:  My community college allows cars and it's several miles from my house. On top of which highways here do not allow bicyclists. Sad

I guess you don't have public transit, then.

'Cause MURIKA and all that.

Tbh you don't really see public buses around Bama, and taxis are expensive as ballsacks. Sad
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22-07-2014, 06:31 PM
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(22-07-2014 04:02 PM)Free Thought Wrote:  Slightly cold is better than car-meltingly hot.

I second that! You could fry eggs on the concrete earlier! Sun's gone down, but it's almost worse. You can see the heat wafting up off the ground outside right now Sad

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