Hello bikers! I'm Dave from Chicago. I'm currently riding a 1991 Cannondale mtb (3.0 series aluminum with suntour x-press shifters, dia compe short stop brakes, and ritchey wheels). I've some problems with it over the years, mainly broken rear axles (5 or 6... I'm kind of fat and I jumped curbs), plus poor shifting. I finally bought a whole new rear wheel (alex wheels), rear deraileur (shimano alivio), and rear shifter (shimano), plus crossroad tires. The rear wheel hasn't started wobbling around yet. I'm sure this is very exciting to most of you, but at least I have a bike to ride up and down the lake shore! Now I'm saving up for a new road bike. That's why I joined the site! I think I might need some help. I'm not an avid bike rider, but ever since I was 5 and I looked back and saw nobody was holding me up by the banana seat I've been hooked. Can't wait to get on a bad azz road bike and fly like the wind!