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So the time has finally come and my trusty TW is two timing me! I either need to purchase a second TW or invest heavily in spare brake levers and shifters and clutch kits etc......

What do you guys think?




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The first day has gone well. Only two drops. One on the right side and the other on the left. Keeps the bike in perfect balance :D

He is going to continue keeping it between first and second gear until he masters upshifting and downshifting and finding neutral. I also have him working on panic stops in the grass. He has not managed one yet without stalling the bike. All in all a productive day.

Oh yeah, he cant quite flat foot it yet. He is actually parked on a slight incline. He can touch both feet reliably though.


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Come on Tight Wad, just go buy yourself a nice new TW and pass down to Connor the one you have. As a big plus in doing so you need to teach him the art of maintaining these bikes so he can fix what ever he brakes and keep your new one well maintained. It's a simple plan, you want to ride then first you learn to keep it working. Mechanical abilities are a lesson he will never forget and will use all the rest of his life. Also drill him on the proper safety gear and the importance of wearing it when ever he is on the bike. How cool is that to have a buddy to always ride with for the next few years before he flies the coop off to college or school?

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I agree. Purchase another one and it will reward you equally if not more than him in quality time spent with a loved one.
 

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Give me First World problems any day. Not like Brazil where the former President, a socialist currently in jail for corruption, is trying to run for President again.
 

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I just bought a 2nd tdub recently and I'm glad I did. Although it's not in as good shape as I thought.
Still it's not that expensive to fix the problems, new Shinko 241 front tire, new chain and sprockets. But now if anyone comes to visit and doesn't have a bike to ride I will have one they can borrow.
I'm hoping my son will do the Utah back country discovery route with me. Or the western portion of the T.A.T.
Especially since I will be footing all the expense.
I still need to buy a cycle rack, and some luggage for it.
 

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Duh! It’s a no brainer. But you knew that congrats.
 
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