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· ravingbikefiend
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I gave up using multiple bladed razors for a vintage, single bladed safety razor a long time ago.

I tried one of those Quattro blades (the 4th blade starts your car on cold mornings) and think it's the worst razor ever made.

What on earth would you need Mach 3 Turbo blades for anyways ?
 

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bongo_x said:
I'm with you on the safety razor, works great.

it was also a lesson to me on how the world really works.

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Single bladed razors and single speed bikes... there's a theme there methinks.

Apparently, my old Gillete adjustable safety razor is the preferred choice for drag queens (as told to me by a drag queen) and I like it because it's not another disposable item in an all too disposable world.

I'm hunting for a blade sharpener so I can also extend the life of the blades.

I still want to know what a Mach 3 has to do with biking.
 

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Sixty Fiver said:
Single bladed razors and single speed bikes... there's a theme there methinks.

Apparently, my old Gillete adjustable safety razor is the preferred choice for drag queens (as told to me by a drag queen) and I like it because it's not another disposable item in an all too disposable world.

I'm hunting for a blade sharpener so I can also extend the life of the blades.

I still want to know what a Mach 3 has to do with biking.
i still want to know what Gillette safety razors have to do with Mach 3. :D

i'm with you, i'm an obsessive recycler, but i don't think loose safety razors and my clumsy fumbling and rushed mornings would mix well. i'll look elsewhere to tread lighter on this earth.
 

· ravingbikefiend
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Gillette safety razors have nothing to do with Mach 3 razors except to point out that I have no idea where to get deals on Mach 3 blades and make a commentary on how simpler is better and why I don't like disposable commodities.
 

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Sixty Fiver said:
Gillette safety razors have nothing to do with Mach 3 razors except to point out that I have no idea where to get deals on Mach 3 blades and make a commentary on how simpler is better and why I don't like disposable commodities.
why does it have to be about you, what YOU like what you DONT' like. freaking self absorbed self righteous freak like yourself needs to keep her eye on the ball. the dude was asking where to get gilette blades, not if he should switch to safety blades like your fruity self.
 

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I still want to know what a Mach 3 razor has to do with mountain biking and guess I was rambling (as I am wont to do) to fill in the empty spaces as we await an answer.

Apparently, I have failed to amuse a few folks.
 

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just my opinion...

the not throwing as many things away part is good, I like that, but the interesting part to me is that it turns out the safety razor is actually easier and works better. it's not really like the single speed at all, that would be more like a straight razor. that's fine too, if you're into it, but it's too much work for me (like the single speed ;-)

everyone know the old business saying about razors and blades, well that's what it's all about. there was never anything wrong with the safety razor, it's just that the razor companies make all their money from blades, like printer companies make their money from cartridges. the problem is anyone can make a safety razor blade so they had to start coming up with different sytems to make sure you can only buy their blades. that's why there's so many different incompatibile blades and razors and they're changing them all the time.

I had a whole drawer full of razors and blades that didn't work together, or work well, until I read an article in the new york times about shaving and how many people were recommending the safety razors. I tried it for the heck of it and couldn't believe how well it worked.

I got the razor, brush, and old fashioned cake shaving cream, and I've been using them for over a year and haven't cut myself once. I also have much less irritation and a better shave.

and by the way, I'll discuss whatever I want, unless a moderator says it's not allowed ;-)
the only connection I can see to biking is if someone wants to shave their legs ;-)

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I'm actually surprised that I didn't think that someone would be looking to shave their legs and yes... Nair would probably do a better job and those legs would stay smoother longer.

:)

I was thinking there was some bizarre mechanical purpose for the razors and that must stem from spending my days nights in a couple of shops where I toss around large chunks of steel and turn wrenches on bikes.

I'm also surprised that I was called a self righteous, self centered fruit / freak and didn't tear someone a new one.
 

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Nah.

Sixty Fiver said:
I'm actually surprised that I didn't think that someone would be looking to shave their legs and yes... Nair would probably do a better job and those legs would stay smoother longer.
Nair doesn't work very well, and it stinks. :mad:
 

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If you dry your blades with a hair dryer after every shave they'll stay 10 times sharper 10 times longer.


And I'd call you a fruit just for reading the NY Times.... And I bet ya coudn't tear me a new one. :thumbsup:
 

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Cryogenically tempered blades

I know you guys are going to think I am nuts or pulling your leg, but the cryogenically tempered blades last FOREVER; sometimes I can get 4 to 6 weeks per blade. I have used them for years and love them. Bigtime money saver. Buy the small pack and see for yourself (and no I don't get a kickback for the sale of these blades).

4-pack:
http://www.greatrazors.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID=1

Testimonials:
http://www.greatrazors.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWCATS&Category=7
 

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JonnyR in San Antonio said:
I know you guys are going to think I am nuts or pulling your leg, but the cryogenically tempered blades last FOREVER; sometimes I can get 4 to 6 weeks per blade. I have used them for years and love them. Bigtime money saver. Buy the small pack and see for yourself (and no I don't get a kickback for the sale of these blades).

4-pack:
http://www.greatrazors.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID=1

Testimonials:
http://www.greatrazors.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWCATS&Category=7
From the testimonial page: "The typical Mach 3 blade lasts for 4-5 shaves."

I thought I was going nuts! I thought "they have to last longer than this."

Hmmmm. Might give this a try, thanks.

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WARNING! I have purchased Mach 3 blades twice off of ebay. The first set was perfect and worked great. Once I ran out, I went back to ebay. The second set have defects in all the blades. The first blade of the three (blade that cuts first) is at a different angle than the other two. This makes the blade feel old and used and they don't seem to last as long.
 
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