Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Introductions Welcome to the BikeForums community! Please introduce yourself to other forum members here.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 10-09-06, 05:05 PM   #1
nostradahmus
Newbie
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Bikes:
Posts: 2
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
New Cyclist in Cincinnati

Nobody special really...found an ole silver and sky blue Raleigh Record in Dad's garage...in the process of tuning it up, truing the wheels, freshly tightened brake cables, etc. also gonna try a handlebar inversion to aleviate some strain on my lower back, i am 6'9" so my height always presents challenges...hope to find some good info here pertaining to restoring my new two wheeled buddy back to its showroom luster

good day all
nostradahmus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-06, 09:27 PM   #2
2wheeled
Cheers!
 
2wheeled's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Woodinville
Bikes: Scott Addict R15, Cadd 9
Posts: 1,284
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by nostradahmus
i am 6'9" so my height always presents challenges...


Welcome to the forums big guy. Is your current bike a good fit?
__________________
2wheeled is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-06, 10:19 PM   #3
nostradahmus
Newbie
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Bikes:
Posts: 2
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by 2wheeled


Welcome to the forums big guy. Is your current bike a good fit?
certainly not the best, i priced out a new ride that fit me well at my LBS but they were way to pricey for my budget...so i am attempting to adapt this oldie i found to my needs...longer seat post, inverted handles, etc. cyclying has been something i want to get into for the health reasons, and also, work is only a 4.6mi daily commute

same as pic (imagine mens version with handles turned up and seat jacked)

nostradahmus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-10-06, 08:23 PM   #4
2wheeled
Cheers!
 
2wheeled's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Woodinville
Bikes: Scott Addict R15, Cadd 9
Posts: 1,284
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by nostradahmus
certainly not the best, i priced out a new ride that fit me well at my LBS but they were way to pricey for my budget...so i am attempting to adapt this oldie i found to my needs...longer seat post, inverted handles, etc. cyclying has been something i want to get into for the health reasons, and also, work is only a 4.6mi daily commute

same as pic (imagine mens version with handles turned up and seat jacked)

It doesn't matter if it's a beater as long as it fits right. If this is too small find out your ideal size and maybe start looking on craigslist, there's always deals to be had, however, your size is going to be a little tricky. If you're not well versed in cycling I would suggest asking questions in the road cycling and maybe the Clydesdale sections to formulate ideas on making your current work.
__________________
2wheeled is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:24 AM.