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Old 08-14-10, 08:17 PM   #1
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Happy birthday to me!

Yesterday I turned 50. I don't feel any older, and actually feel great for my age

I can officially post here, though I've been reading here for a while.

I woke up to an awesome gift from my wife ... a Lynskey R230, with an Easton EA90SL fork.



I can't wait to start building this bike up ... hoping for a maiden voyage next spring.
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Old 08-14-10, 08:18 PM   #2
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Old 08-14-10, 08:18 PM   #3
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Nice Gift........
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Old 08-14-10, 08:25 PM   #4
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Happy birthday and welcome to the 50s. What an awesome gift from your wife!! Congrats and ride well.
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Old 08-14-10, 08:28 PM   #5
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Welcome, kiddo.

Kindergarten starts at 9:00 am tomorrow.

Enjoy.
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Old 08-14-10, 08:29 PM   #6
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Happy Birthday, now go buy some NICE wheels for that frame.
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Old 08-14-10, 08:30 PM   #7
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I woke up to an awesome gift from my wife ... a Lynskey R230, with an Easton EA90SL fork.
I can't wait to start building this bike up ... hoping for a maiden voyage next spring.
Happy Birthday, welcome, and congrats on the Lynskey.
Next spring? Why not sooner?
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Old 08-14-10, 08:46 PM   #8
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Old 08-15-10, 01:02 AM   #9
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Indeed, Happy Birthday to you and what an excellent present.
Wifes are great... Mine gave me a TREK S720 for my birthday.
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Old 08-15-10, 01:44 AM   #10
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OMFG the big 50. Good Luck. LOL
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Old 08-15-10, 04:32 AM   #11
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Welcome & happy birthday. N+1 is a great way to start a new year.
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Old 08-15-10, 05:15 AM   #12
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Happy birthday and welcome aboard. I wish my wife had the intuition to buy me a MTB on my birthday.
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Old 08-15-10, 08:00 AM   #13
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Old 08-15-10, 08:02 AM   #14
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Happy Birthday, now go buy some NICE wheels for that frame.
I am a Clydesdale as well, at 235lbs. I ride handbuilt Mavic Open Pro wheels currently, and thinking of going the same route for the Lynskey. They're not a light-weight racing wheel, but I'm going for comfort on this new build, not speed.

The old aluminum Cannondale is killing my joints

And the steel Schwinn in showing it's age
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Old 08-15-10, 08:05 AM   #15
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Happy Birthday, welcome, and congrats on the Lynskey.
Next spring? Why not sooner?
Taking my time ... not 100% sure of all components yet. Plus, $$$$. I don't want to use entry level parts on this frame ... and Christmas is coming
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Old 08-15-10, 08:09 AM   #16
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Thanks for the replies ... now moving forward to the next half century mark. 40+ years of cycling has carried me this far.

9:AM sharp, I'll be there, Mr Fox.
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Thanks for the replies ... now moving forward to the next half century mark. 40+ years of cycling has carried me this far.

9:AM sharp, I'll be there, Mr Fox.
Great - just remember that it always starts at 9:00 am tomorrow.
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Old 08-15-10, 08:40 AM   #18
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I am a Clydesdale as well, at 235lbs. I ride handbuilt Mavic Open Pro wheels currently, and thinking of going the same route for the Lynskey. They're not a light-weight racing wheel, but I'm going for comfort on this new build, not speed.

The old aluminum Cannondale is killing my joints

And the steel Schwinn in showing it's age
Remember, STEEL is REAL!
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Old 08-15-10, 01:24 PM   #19
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Happy BD a couple of days ago!


At your age, maybe you should start looking into recumbent bikes.
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