Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Introductions Welcome to the BikeForums community! Please introduce yourself to other forum members here.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 05-20-08, 03:52 PM   #1
kmagnuss
Has Been
Thread Starter
 
kmagnuss's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Sarasota, FL
Bikes: 95' Trek 1000, 08' Motobecane "le champion"
Posts: 124
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Hi from SW FL

Hi all. Decided to try some road biking and found the site. Wakeboarding is killing my knees, so here we go. My friend gave me his beat up old 92' Trek 1000. I've put about $150 into it so far, just making it road worthy. Tires, tubes, rear deraillur (sp), chain, cranks, bb, grips, seat, computer. Hopefully I'll like riding, and either build up or buy new next year. We'll see.

-Mag
kmagnuss is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-20-08, 05:04 PM   #2
bac
Senior Member
 
bac's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Pennsylvania
Bikes: Too many to list!
Posts: 7,481
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by kmagnuss View Post
Tires, tubes, rear deraillur (sp), chain, cranks, bb, grips, seat, computer. Hopefully I'll like riding, and either build up or buy new next year. We'll see.

-Mag
Hey Mag - that's a lot of parts and work. When you get a chance, why not post a pic. We LUV pix here!

Welcome to BikeForums!

... Brad
bac is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-20-08, 06:58 PM   #3
East Hill
Lanky Lass
 
East Hill's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Take a deep breath, and ask--What would Sheldon do?
Bikes: Nishiki Nut! International, Pro, Olympic 12, Sport mixte, and others too numerous to mention.
Posts: 21,455
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Hi Mag! Yes, photos, please! We like to think that you will cycling, and that the next purchase you make will be something like the Trek Madrone!

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

East Hill

__________________
___________________________________________________
TRY EMPATHY & HAVE LOVE IN YOUR HEART, PERHAPS I'LL SEE YOU ON THE ROAD...
East Hill is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-20-08, 08:33 PM   #4
tomg
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: south jersey
Bikes:
Posts: 1,206
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
welcome!
i'll be in naplss area this coming week. if in area, let me know and i'll check you bike out and give some ideas for road worthiness, if needed! i am not a "certified" bike mech, but have working knowledge....
let me know, and welcome x2!!
tomg
tomg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-20-08, 10:15 PM   #5
kmagnuss
Has Been
Thread Starter
 
kmagnuss's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Sarasota, FL
Bikes: 95' Trek 1000, 08' Motobecane "le champion"
Posts: 124
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I'll try to get a picture tomorrow. It was raining today.

Naples is a bit of a hike from North Port. About an hour and fifteen minutes. Otherwise, I would love for somebody that knows what they are doing to look over my bike. It definitely has some quirks, but it'll do until I figure out if a more expensive bike is necessary.

Any ideas on how to get my brakes to open up equally? When I let off the brakes, one side sort of stays put on the rims, and I actually have to move them off with my hands. It's a good time.
kmagnuss is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-21-08, 06:24 PM   #6
kmagnuss
Has Been
Thread Starter
 
kmagnuss's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Sarasota, FL
Bikes: 95' Trek 1000, 08' Motobecane "le champion"
Posts: 124
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Pics as requested:





Oh, and I weighed it today...21 lbs on the nose. Not too shabby for a 16 year old entry level bike.

BTW...anyone know where I can get a white sticker that just says "BEER" on it? I think I need a decal.
kmagnuss is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-21-08, 06:35 PM   #7
East Hill
Lanky Lass
 
East Hill's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Take a deep breath, and ask--What would Sheldon do?
Bikes: Nishiki Nut! International, Pro, Olympic 12, Sport mixte, and others too numerous to mention.
Posts: 21,455
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by kmagnuss View Post
Pics as requested:





Oh, and I weighed it today...21 lbs on the nose. Not too shabby for a 16 year old entry level bike.

BTW...anyone know where I can get a white sticker that just says "BEER" on it? I think I need a decal.
Oh! We were talking about this in Foo. Fuzzbox says there is a mall by her (in Tucson) that makes semi-custom decals.

Only around $10, too.

East Hill
__________________
___________________________________________________
TRY EMPATHY & HAVE LOVE IN YOUR HEART, PERHAPS I'LL SEE YOU ON THE ROAD...
East Hill is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:33 AM.