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    Weekend warrior Telix's Avatar
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    Just another n00b

    Hey y'all. Just introducing myself. I'm a 26-year-old graduate student from Champaign, IL. I've been riding bikes casually for most of my life, but am just getting back into them as a serious mode of transportation. I don't define my lifestyle by bikes, but I am an advocate of green and mass-transportation and love riding.

    I currently own a 1974(?) Raleigh Super Course MkII with basically all original equipment. It needs some work done to it, but I've scavenged some parts off it for my new project:

    A black Mercier (generic Chinese steel, I believe) track frame that I snagged for free from a buddy. He used most of the parts from the bike on his road conversion, and gave me the frame with a crankset and 48-tooth chainring, and handlebars. I got a new seatpost, moved my old Brooks saddle, light brackets, and lock mount over, and ordered a bunch of parts. Waiting for me back home are:

    - Mavic CXP22 wheelset. Black spokes, flip-flop formula hub.
    - EAI 16-tooth track cog.
    - Shimano 18-tooth freewheel.
    - Shimano Dura-Ace lockring.
    - Panaracer Pasela TG tires in 25, presta tubes.
    - Velox rim tape.
    - Some halfway decent silver rust-buster BMX chain I hope isn't garbage I picked up at the LBS, as I forgot to include it in my Harris order.
    - A bunch of new tools to add to my box: chain whip, lockring spanner, and freewheel puller.

    I'll be putting that all together tomorrow and Tuesday, and get some pictures taken ASAP. Hopefully I can learn a lot from the knowledgeable folks here!

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    Lanky Lass East Hill's Avatar
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    You must hurry and join us at C & V! Please!

    Pictures are absolutely necessary .

    Welcome to BF!

    East Hill
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