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Old 03-14-08, 11:19 AM   #1
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Hello From Seattle!

Hello there folks. I came accross this forum while searching for information on fixed gears. I plan on building my first with my tax return [which was deposited today, yeah!]. I've been riding since I was a wee lass, I've actually never learned to drive a car. I have a 1979 Schwinn Spitfire 5 which I used to ride to work when I lived in the 'burbs but she's waaay too heavy for these steep Seattle streets. Luckily there's a great bike scene here with activities going on all the time... it makes me anxious to get things going that much faster so I can get in on the action. I've made plenty of new bike savvy friends who are going to give me a hand getting my new baby together but in the mean time I'm spending all my spare time at work here, learning as much as I can. This will be a great place to document the process and get feedback. I am new to fixed gears, and the technical aspects of bikes actually, haha. Well, I guess that's it. I look forward to becoming a part of this little community. I'll leave you with a picture of my Spitfire the day I got her.





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Old 03-14-08, 11:26 AM   #2
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Hi Sarah, very nice machine! Take your photos to the C & V forum and show her off .

Where are you in Seattle? I am in Kent...

Welcome to BF!

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Old 03-14-08, 11:29 AM   #3
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Welcome aboard. We love pictures here and that is one beautiful bike. I am sure you will find people here to answer any questions you might have on building your new baby.
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Hi Sarah, very nice machine! Take your photos to the C & V forum and show her off .

Where are you in Seattle? I am in Kent...

Welcome to BF!

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Ah yes, I surely will!

I'm in the Central District, just off 23rd & Jackson... haha. I grew up in Kent! Right accross the street from Lake Meridian.
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Ah, the normal turn around point when I'm on Big Soos Creek .

I start at the north end, which now extends all the way to Meeker Junion High School.

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