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Old 05-06-08, 06:05 PM   #1
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Hi from Cleveland for now

Hi Everyone,

I am a lifelong Clevelander, soon to be a resident of bicycle heaven: Fort Collins, CO Then I won't have any excuses not to go out and ride. Cripes, I've only been there twice and already bought a bike from Craig's List Denver! Got my son an '89 Trek 400. OMG! It's a good thing I don't have more money.

I have been riding road bikes since I bought my C. Itoh in 1971. It was stolen a couple of years later, so saved up my grass cutting money and in 1975 I bought the Peugeot PR10L (which is no longer stock) that I still have and ride, though not nearly as fast as I once did.

It was the only bike I owned until last spring when, in an effort to find a road bike for my son, I somehow acquired five more old, sort of crappy road bikes. ("$100 for both? . . . OK") How did this happen? I still have the Schwinn Sport Limited (from garbage), Ross 290S (local classifieds), CCM Formula 1 (friend gave it to me), Shogun (daughter brought it home) and a pretty darn nice 1978 all original, and I mean tires too, Raleigh Grand Prix (local classifieds) that I'm going to sex-up and "fixie" unless someone stops me.

Currently on a parts-buying jag. Prayers are welcome.

Happy to talk bikes anytime. Also interested in trains and firearms, though not all at the same time.

See you in the funny papers.

Joe
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Currently on a parts-buying jag. Prayers are welcome.

Happy to talk bikes anytime. Also interested in trains and firearms, though not all at the same time.
Pastor Bob can help with the prayers.

Bikes, trains, firearms? Don't bother lingering here, Classic & Vintage will be your new home for life.

Welcome to BF, and feel free to PM me with any questions !

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Old 05-06-08, 06:27 PM   #3
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I am a lifelong Clevelander, soon to be a resident of bicycle heaven: Fort Collins, CO Then I won't have any excuses not to go out and ride.
Joe
Welcome Joe... As a Clevelander I don't see any excuses not to ride while you are here. The Cleveland area has lots of fantastic riding opportunity's...
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Old 05-06-08, 06:44 PM   #4
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me too!

Ever since mtn bikes blew road bikes out of the shops I've just been pulling old 10 speeds and 12 speeds from the garbage. I also really like the old 27 X 1 1/4 inch tire size for commuting and general purpose. I cut through the alleys a lot when I have the time on a day off. They are a lot more interesting. I've just got some Nanking cherry bushes in the yard this spring from encountering them for the first time and talking to the owners on those trips. They are not a true cherry, but I really like them, and they survive in Calgary.

I did get a few really good bikes including my first mtn bike, which I only bothered with because it had 1.25 inch tires, and it was quite good quality. I don't use it much because of the low gearing, but if I have to get to work when there is snow that still hasn't been cleared, it is definitely good for that.

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