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Old 03-12-2011, 09:26 PM
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Default Deals for the Low Budget Cyclist

Seeing them displayed at Performance Bike just now, I couldn't help posting a notice for these Pearl Izumi ladies road shoes. Sure, PI isn't a great quality shoe, but for $9.99...89 percent off reg retail, if I was a gal on a budget that fit into a, sz 36 or 37, I'd be seriously considering these.

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Old 04-06-2011, 12:15 AM
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If you're considering a folding bike, this could be a deal for you:

Performance Bike's April 6th 'Deal of the Day', is the 2008 Dahon Curve D3 3-Speed Folding Bike. 2008 Dahon Curve D3 3-Speed Folding Bike at Performance Bike online

Is pink your color? That's all they got. Kind of a cool looking folding bike. Too late for me to dig up a pic I can use.
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Old 04-06-2011, 10:55 AM
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If you're considering a folding bike, this could be a deal for you:

Performance Bike's April 6th 'Deal of the Day', is the 2008 Dahon Curve D3 3-Speed Folding Bike. 2008 Dahon Curve D3 3-Speed Folding Bike at Performance Bike online

Is pink your color? That's all they got. Kind of a cool looking folding bike. Too late for me to dig up a pic I can use.
That's a heck of a deal. Pink, huh.
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Old 04-14-2011, 11:04 PM
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So honestly...how many patches do you have on your tubes from repeated flats over the winter onslaught of road crew applications of fine gravel during snow and ice? I know that not everyone's running Schwalbe's, tuffies, and so on.

Always nice to stock up on new tubes when they're cheap. Tomorrow, the 15th of April is your chance at Performance bike:




The website wants you to order online, but if there's a store nearby, they'll honor the online price. That's what I did last time they were on sale. Note: 1:30pm: forum member 'dmc' just brought to my attention that the link I posted fot the Daily Deal doesn't go right to the page for the tubes on the website. I just substituted that one for the correct link. Actually though, the Daily Deal is always in its own little box to the left of the screen, on every page.

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Old 04-14-2011, 11:21 PM
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wow

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1736 Southwest Alder Street, Portland, OR
(503) 224-0297
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Mall 205, 9988 Southeast Washington Street, Portland, OR
(503) 408-8150
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17942 McEwan Road, Portland, OR
(503) 639-2522 ‎
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3850 SW Hall Blvd., Beaverton, OR
(503) 644-3246
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7071 SW Nyberg Street, Tualatin, OR
(503) 639-2522
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or this for a map of Performance Bicycle locations in the Portland area: http://maps.google.com/maps?um=1&ie=...ed=0CAQQtgMwAQ
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I hope they have ample stock. Im gonna go buy at least 5 tomorrow (edit: Today. Time of post 12:20am). Rain or shine.

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Old 04-15-2011, 11:58 AM
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I'm just kind of giving this thread a bump in the event that may help other bikeforum browsers catch on this deal.

dmc ....glad if the notice helps you save a few bucks! 5 tubes, $2 savings each, is $10 that'll be nice to have available to put towards something else! ( And thanks for posting those store addresses for people's convenience.).

If you go to the Beaverton store, I can vouch that the employees are good, friendly people, such as Will. By the way, he's vice-chair of the Beaverton Bike Advisory Committee. So, while there, if any questions occurred to you about what the committee is doing, you might ask and see if he has a moment to answer them for you.

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Old 06-28-2011, 01:13 PM
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Talking Low cost reflective tape!

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Hi guys!

A reflective tape (yellow bright) that is available at dollar tree (on Beaverton Hillsdale), ten reflective tapes for a dollar! At first it adhered quite flimsily to my day pack, but after a few hours was difficult to remove. Survived today's rain! Also comes in happy faces and hands, if you're interested in that sort of thing

I also placed reflective material on my velcro straps to my gloves which I use as a hand signal at night by twisting my wrist while signaling. An old fashioned blinker system.
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Old 07-01-2011, 11:38 AM
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Exclamation No need to go blinkless at this price!

I just purchased 2 new blinky lights at LIGHT IN THE BOX for the summer, in case I get caught in the dark or deep gray in late afternoon (omg portland yeah!)

http://www.lightinthebox.com/Bicycle...A-_p76601.html

Inexpensive and FREE shipping (oh yeah!)

I'm thinking of placing one of these on my lower leg (old school style) with a strap to enhance the light effect.


***And on my wish list when my income hits a spike:


http://www.durawear.com/index.cfm/a/...4355/catid/208

This surely beats cyclecentric pricing!
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Old 07-03-2011, 04:31 PM
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Made by Kent bike company. GMC Denali

$159.00 at walmart (50.8 et 57cm frame)... 63cm (more expensive @ $179.00) , shipping included. Yet it is well built and has rave reviews on amazon and YouTube!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aKf7YDIGUvU

I am tempted to purchase this 28 pounder for cruising when off my tank mountain bike steed.


Specifications:
Frame: Aluminum 7005 straight gauge
Handlebar: Maesbend W: 430mm D:22.0mm
Gearing: 21-speed
Shifters: Shimano Revo SIS L2/R7
Front Derailleur: Shimano FD-TZ 31 Index
Rear Derailleur: Shimano RD-TZ30GS 7SPD
Saddle: Cionlli Black
Seat post: HL Aluminum Micro Adjust 27.2 x 300 mm
Brakes: Promax 501A Alloy Caliper Brake
Brake levers: Promax BL-250AP Aluminum
Tires: Kenda Black With Grey Band 700X28C
Rims: Vitesse Alloy black 700CX14GX36H
Pedals: VP-990S plastic body with steel cage
Fork: GMC Series 7000 steel
Chain: KMC Z 51
Crankset: Prowheel Alloy 335P6 28X38X48 170mm
Stem: Aluminum black EXT:100mm 0D.
Alloy calipers and ally brake levers
High-profile alloy Vitesse racing rims
Dimensions: 68"L x 18"W x 40"H
Assembly required
Warranty: lifetime frame, 1-year parts


I'd be tempted to change out the pedals, change the tires, put better tire (spoke) tape in the wheels, remove the plastic guards and kick stand. And make sure the bottom bracket is good and tight prior to riding.
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Old 07-03-2011, 05:19 PM
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Great deal.

1.) Replace tires.
2.) Overhaul BB.
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