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    Indiana Newbie

    Hi all, from Northwest Indiana. My name is Jeff and I've been lurking here for a while and decided to jump in. I've been off a bicycle for 35 years and am just getting back on. Riding for pleasure/fitness. Lost quite a bit of weight over the last year and am hoping biking will help me get under 200. So I guess I'm a Clyde. Rode my 70's Motobecane for a few weeks and bit the bullet and bought a Trek. Riding 10 miles daily now, want to get a 25 miler under my belt
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    Hi Jeff, are you saying that there's no love for the Moto? How about a photo anyway? I just got myself a beautiful Motobecane Grand Jubile mixte about three weeks ago...

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

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    Making the jump from 10 to 25 miles isn't as difficult as it seems. Good luck.

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    Quote "are you saying that there's no love for the Moto?"

    No, I liked the Moto, it's just that it was 1970's 10 speed with dryrotted tires, stem shifters, ect, and I wanted something modern. Plan to fix-up the Moto this winter.

    Quote "Making the jump from 10 to 25 miles isn't as difficult as it seems."

    Your right! I did 27 miles in under 2 hours Saturday and wasn't too sore or tired. There is a charity ride later this month and now I am trying to decide between 40 or 60 miles. Need to do a couple of more 25's in less time before I get too cocky though. So how's the jump from 25 to 60?

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    The Motobecane I purchased about a month ago had dry rotted tyres as well. Interestingly, the shifters were bar end shifters.

    However, I do now feel obliged to say that the Schwinn Paramount I just got this past week also has stem shifters .

    It was apparently ordered that way!

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