Join Date: Apr 2008
Bikes: Huffy 'mountain bike' circa 1979 (Made in USA)
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Currently, the only bicycle I have is the old Huffy 18-speed mountain bike. I keep it for the sentimentality of the "Made in USA" label on it. The top 6 gears are not available in it's present state. The inner tubes, though are fairly recent and both are loaded with Slime. The real work of upgrading simply has to wait a few months until a couple of car payments fall away. #1 on the list, Brooks saddle. #2, disc brakes. #3&4, lights and mirrors, #5-20, panniers, fenders, an actual helmet, and all the gear it seems a wise commuter biker needs to commute with.
One actual benefit I do have is that my workplace has a shower.
I have commuted on a bicycle before. When I was a teenager, I occasionally rode the 3 miles to work at a K-Mart. Once in Houston, I rode the 5 miles to my work at Texas Instruments.
And, of course, bicycling to school for grades 4-10.
Thanks for the welcome.