Introductions - Cycling Noob from Buffalo
Bikeforums.net is a forum about nothing but bikes. Our community can help you find information about hard-to-find and localized information like bicycle tours, specialties like where in your area to have your recumbent bike serviced, or what are the best bicycle tires and seats for the activities you use your bike for.
06-18-09, 09:45 PM
Hey guys, My name is Dave and I live in Buffalo, NY. I haven't had a bike for the past decade or so and I'm psyched to have just picked one up today. It's an early 70's Schwinn Continental 10 speed. I have been looking for an affordable old 10 or 12 speed and was weary of buying this one until I saw stringbreaker's red beauty on this site. I knew It would be a good choice. I rode it for about an hour tonight and am back in love with cycling. I have tons of questions and will post more info/pics in the appropriate section, but here's a teaser. I look forward to meeting you guys and hopefully being an asset to the site!
06-18-09, 09:54 PM
Learn to downsize your pictures.
Go Sabres (well, there's always next year, right?)
I grew up in Cheektowaga.
06-18-09, 10:13 PM
My bad, that should be better. I actually live in snyder right near the cheekto border :)
06-18-09, 10:20 PM
I grew up near Union & Genesee. Maryvale, Class of '80.
I have a Varsity of similar vintage, got it from the city dump for free, it just needed new tires. I took the drop bars off and put on upright tourist bars, but I still have to run the cables. Chicago Schwinns weigh a ton but they're pretty much bomb-proof. That's a good place to start. Keep your eyes open, you can probably move up. Of my four regular riders, I got the Varsity out of the dump, a Raleigh Marathon out of a dumpster, and a Nishiki hybrid & Raleigh 3-speed at a garage sale at our church. Total outlay of less than $200 for the basic bikes, and none of them needed major work.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 4.1.12 Copyright © 2014 vBulletin Solutions, Inc. All rights reserved.