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Old 02-02-2010, 03:44 PM   #61
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Sorry, I meant the Zuma, same thing :)
Why would you want both a Zuma and an Agility tho?
It's virtually the same thing in different packaging.
'Cuz I'm like that. I'd have a backup in case either one goes down. I will baby the Zuma, I would do stupid shit on the Agility. As far as them being the "same thing", they're both 125 scooters, but I feel like the Zuma is more refined with more goodies and parts quality and that was worth the extra $1000 to me. Having said that, I still want an Agility because at that price they are an unbeatable value. Plus I think the Agility is just cool.

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You get the Agility City there with the 16" wheels?
She's a beaut!
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If all goes well, my Agility should arrive in a van tomorrow afternoon *bitesnails*
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Old 02-02-2010, 04:46 PM   #62
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And while my 650R sits in the garage with worn out tires.. I'm at under
24 hours untill my new Kymco Agility arrives. That thing is cheaper to
buy and maintain then some of my bicycles have been.
I've found bicycles to be very expensive to maintain; and if you compare expenses per mile, extremely expensive. There's always a flat tire every 30 miles or so, loose or broken spokes, and twisted frames every time you hit a bad bump. Oh, yeah, and the split vinyl on the seats and.....

Fun to ride, though.

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Old 02-02-2010, 05:21 PM   #63
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The small wheel bites....

Interesting clip.....
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lnily8sYJrg
Been trying to analyze how he went down. He was pouring through the turn in such a nice line when the front appeared to wash.
The way the front whipped to and fro gave me deja vu of when I smacked down nearly 50 years ago. I didn't get up and run away.Got me a side car after that wreck.
Any thoughts other than s#%& happens?
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Old 02-02-2010, 05:50 PM   #64
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Any thoughts other than s#%& happens?
ummm......Racing on tiny wheels is dangerous.

why did he run away?

That musta hurt like a frick.
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Old 02-02-2010, 07:38 PM   #65
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I've found bicycles to be very expensive to maintain; and if you compare expenses per mile, extremely expensive. There's always a flat tire every 30 miles or so, loose or broken spokes, and twisted frames every time you hit a bad bump. Oh, yeah, and the split vinyl on the seats and.....

Fun to ride, though.

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Funny, I've had my Bianchi Milano since 2002 (bought it brand-new), and, other than the purchase cost, the helmet (Giro Havoc), the cycle comp (Cateye OS series), riding outfit (shorts, shirt, belt), bottle holder (got the bottle for free), and tire pump (Serfas Airbones), it hasn't cost me a penny. Well, I have had to replace the battery in the cycle comp, and I did need new caps on the tire valves (bought the metal ones that don't crack with age), but, hey, that cost what... five bucks or so? Well under ten, anyway, for the last eight years. Though I imagine it will cost me more, when I'm able to upgrade my 7-speed Nexus hub to an 8-speed Redline model.
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Old 02-02-2010, 08:40 PM   #66
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ummm......Racing on tiny wheels is dangerous.

why did he run away?

That musta hurt like a frick.
Tried googling the race to see if there was any info about the crash.
Think Tony O'Brien is an admin over on Fast Scooter (British Scooter Sport Organisation Racing Forum - http://fastscooter.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=463 ); his posts talk about the two other crashes in that race at Lydden Hill, and refers just briefly in passing to his own - sounds like he was ok.

Probably jumped up and moved off quick to avoid being hit by following riders. Weird front wheel behavior - tire burst, mechanical failure?
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Old 02-02-2010, 09:59 PM   #67
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Though I imagine it will cost me more, when I'm able to upgrade my 7-speed Nexus hub to an 8-speed Redline model.
Let me know when you put the nexus on the block!
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Old 02-03-2010, 03:22 AM   #68
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Let me know when you put the nexus on the block!
Given the economy and my lack of work for the last two years, that might be a while... I'll Favorite this thread, so I have your request on record (so long as my comp doesn't crash). It would be nice to sell the old unit to help pay for the new. Though it will be better if I find steady work, first! Wanna upgrade my Milano, and see if I can break my 31.9 mph record.
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Old 02-03-2010, 10:20 AM   #69
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Interesting clip.....
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lnily8sYJrg
Been trying to analyze how he went down. He was pouring through the turn in such a nice line when the front appeared to wash.
The way the front whipped to and fro gave me deja vu of when I smacked down nearly 50 years ago. I didn't get up and run away.Got me a side car after that wreck.
Any thoughts other than s#%& happens?
Wide line...got out on dirty part of track?
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Wide line...got out on dirty part of track?
yeah, when the front went squirrely like that, thought it must have been an oil or sand patch, but others had been through the same spot with no sweat...just the scotter-racing voodoo factor mebbe...
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Old 02-03-2010, 04:52 PM   #71
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Confess!

CONFESS! Isn't this what "Taming The Small Wheel" is about?

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We all have some of that in us....the scoots just set it free. Admit it.

Thanks, Killboy.
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Old 02-03-2010, 05:18 PM   #72
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And on a Buddy, too! Probably a quart of milk, a block of cheddar, a loaf of bread, and a prescription order in the pet carrier as well; The Grand Prix de Safeway International.
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And on a Buddy, too! Probably a quart of milk, a block of cheddar, a loaf of bread, and a prescription order in the pet carrier as well; The Grand Prix de Safeway International.



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Old 02-03-2010, 06:09 PM   #74
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Ooooh! Ya topped me!
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Old 02-04-2010, 05:47 AM   #75
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I've found bicycles to be very expensive to maintain; and if you compare expenses per mile, extremely expensive. There's always a flat tire every 30 miles or so, loose or broken spokes, and twisted frames every time you hit a bad bump. Oh, yeah, and the split vinyl on the seats and.....

Fun to ride, though.

Pam
I forgot about flat tires about 5-6 years ago when I bought a pair of my
first Schwalbe tires with puncture protection. There's a bunch of different
ones with different levels of protection. Long story short, I've had _one_
puncture a year, and I used to average about 4000 miles/year on my
bicycles from ~2000-2007.

Broken spokes? Yeah, the crappy ones.. and/or if your bike shop guy
doesn't know his job. No problems with that either, again maybe one
a year with nice solid DT spokes, and rather cheap wheels.

But yeah, if you're an offroad nutter.. frames can and will "go".
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