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    Been riding since 1953, new to here.

    My first bike was a 24" coaster I pulled from my neighbor's trash can after it had been driven over by a car. That was when I was in the 8th grade. Straightened the frame rear triangle, bought new tires, tubes and spokes, repainted it and rode it for many years. Finally traded it in for a used 26" wheel Schwinn coaster. That bike was awsome for riding on dirt roads in New Mexico.
    I built 15 custom road bike frames in the 1970's. Had one on the cover of Bicycling and The League of American Wheelmen mags. Was one I made for Ian Hibell who rode it from the Scandinavian countries to Kenya.
    Around June of 1987 thought I might like to build some mountain frames so I went to Bud's Bike Shop and bought a Fisher Hoo Koo E Koo to get experience with MTB frame geometry. Never did finish my frame jig, it's still sitting in my shop 80% finished. Some day I may still get into making light weight MTB frames for us vintage riders who don't jump off tall buildings. Love riding the Fisher altho it's a bit heavy. Ride it every day. One of my brothers recently bought a new Fisher and my other one got a Trek hybrid. We ride together once a week.
    This forum has recently provided me with a wealth of modern bike info and thought I should contribute where I can.
    Ride on!

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    Gone DnvrFox's Avatar
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    Hi

    Drop by the 50+ Forum!
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    Senior Member ken cummings's Avatar
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    Bruce Gordon BLT, Cannondale parts bike, Ecodyne recumbent trike, Counterpoint Opus 2, miyata 1000
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    Some frames are being made with organic carbon fiber. California of course . Try building a bunch of frames with really cheap stuff like wood dowels and bamboo (see California) for practice first.
    This space open

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