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singlefin
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February 24, 2018 4:45 pm  

I finally got my mountain bike delivered!
My father tore up Sedona AZ with it and now that he's 75, he's dropped back to road biking. Ironically enough, it's a Santa Cruz.
Is there more than just Freedom City Bicycles in Fredricksted for parts and accessories?
Thx


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ernieandmaryjo
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February 27, 2018 2:38 pm  

There's a store (can't remember the name) on the road to Seaborne in Christiansted, on the corner on the right side near the shanty. They sell fishing gear and marine supplies as well as bikes and bike parts/supplies.


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islandjoan
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February 27, 2018 3:18 pm  

I believe it's called Valmy Thomas but don't remember if it even has a sign.


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singlefin
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February 27, 2018 11:14 pm  

I'll check it out.
Thanks


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RevFD
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February 28, 2018 2:47 am  

Not sure what parts you need, but Santa Cruz parts are hard to come by even from their own dealers. I usually order from the company directly.


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gvsu09cj
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February 28, 2018 1:18 pm  

Out of curiousity, are you using your MTB on the road or are there off road MTB trails to ride on? How are the roads on STX for a road bike?

I am contemplating relocating down there and these are two things I enjoy doing. Thanks.


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RevFD
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February 28, 2018 5:35 pm  

There are hiking trails and plenty of dirt roads to ride on. Lots of steep hills. Not sure if there are any man-made or designated mtb trails. I would ask on the VI Bike and Trails group on FB.

I imagine road biking is a bit sketchy since most roads are twisty and narrow, have no shoulders, and tons of potholes that eat skinny tires. Personally, I would only ride early AM and in a group for visibility. I've seen people riding on the East End, but never looked into it since my road bike is off island.


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Bombi
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February 28, 2018 6:11 pm  

Get some Kevlar tires as the kasha thorns are everywhere. I bought them through Walmart, tubes too.

optimist with low expectations on STX


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islandjoan
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February 28, 2018 6:26 pm  

kasha thorns = Acacia thorns


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RevFD
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February 28, 2018 6:51 pm  

Excellent point! (Especially if riding tubeless.)


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