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  1. #1
    Ride and Smile
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    Salsa Casseroll & 80's Motobecane Mirage Sport
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    New Guy on the Block

    Hi All,

    Rediscovered active cycling about a year ago. I currently ride an early 80's Motobecane Mirage Sport with a few minor modifications (was given some 700x25 wheels and added Look imitation pedals).

    Completed my first Century on my 50th birthday a week ago, it felt good (road from Vancouver to Yale). Thinking about riding to work (30 km one way) but we have no showers in the office, so I will have to work something out.

    I am also thinking about either upgrading my bike or buying a new (or new used) one. My current bike puts to much weight on my wrists (my right hand was numb for 4 days after the century) and I need some lower gears. For a new bike I am considering a Soma Smoothie ES, I have not priced anything yet but I would guess as far as new bikes are concerned a bike built from the frame out like a Soma would cost more than pre-built bile like a Trek.

    Regards, Rick
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    Lanky Lass East Hill's Avatar
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    Take a deep breath, and ask--What would Sheldon do?
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    Nishiki Nut! International, Pro, Olympic 12, Sport mixte, and others too numerous to mention.
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    Your Motobecane looks to be in lovely shape. Have you shared photos with the Classic & Vintage folks yet? We will do our best to persuade you to stay with classic steel .

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

    East Hill
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