Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Jenison, Michigan
Bikes: Schwinn LeTour, '70s Ross (converted to single speed), Huffy mountain bike (for snow commuting)
Hello from Mich.
Hello, Bike Forums.
I've been riding year round in West Michigan for the last two years. I started with a '70s model Ross that I got for free from a guy I work with. This past summer I switched to a more recent Schwinn LeTour that I got from my uncle. Then, I hacked up the Ross, painted it and converted it to a single speed. In the heavier snow I have a Huffy mountain bike that I traded a few stereo speakers and paintings for.
My ride to work is around 5 miles but the hills can be a pain in the snow. I probably average around 60 miles a week not including the ride to work and back.
I'm more of an anarchist DIY rider and haven't spent more than $100 for a bike or parts yet. But I look forward to checking out the forums (winter riding especially) to maybe get some tips on decent gear, designs and modifications.
Nice to meet you all.