Introductions - Indiana Newbie
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07-30-08, 12:34 PM
Hi all, from Northwest Indiana. My name is Jeff and I've been lurking here for a while and decided to jump in. I've been off a bicycle for 35 years and am just getting back on. Riding for pleasure/fitness. Lost quite a bit of weight over the last year and am hoping biking will help me get under 200. So I guess I'm a Clyde. Rode my 70's Motobecane for a few weeks and bit the bullet and bought a Trek. Riding 10 miles daily now, want to get a 25 miler under my belt
08-01-08, 07:15 PM
Hi Jeff, are you saying that there's no love for the Moto? How about a photo anyway? I just got myself a beautiful Motobecane Grand Jubile mixte about three weeks ago...
Welcome to BF, and feel free to PM me with any questions :) !
Making the jump from 10 to 25 miles isn't as difficult as it seems. Good luck.
08-04-08, 10:28 AM
Quote "are you saying that there's no love for the Moto?"
No, I liked the Moto, it's just that it was 1970's 10 speed with dryrotted tires, stem shifters, ect, and I wanted something modern. Plan to fix-up the Moto this winter.
Quote "Making the jump from 10 to 25 miles isn't as difficult as it seems."
Your right! I did 27 miles in under 2 hours Saturday and wasn't too sore or tired. There is a charity ride later this month and now I am trying to decide between 40 or 60 miles. Need to do a couple of more 25's in less time before I get too cocky though. So how's the jump from 25 to 60?
08-05-08, 06:27 AM
The Motobecane I purchased about a month ago had dry rotted tyres as well. Interestingly, the shifters were bar end shifters.
However, I do now feel obliged to say that the Schwinn Paramount I just got this past week also has stem shifters :) .
It was apparently ordered that way!
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