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    Hello from Connecticut

    Hello,
    I'm new to the forum and new to "serious" cycling.
    I bought a Centurion Iron Man Master for $60 and immediately went on a 20 mile ride. I like having an old classic to baby and try to restore. It's mechanically sound although I broke a shifter cable already. The paint is rough and was botched by a can of white Rust-O-leum. I want to ride it these next couple of months in CT and take it in for an overhaul this winter.

    It's a great sport and hobby. At 47, it's also a preventative maintenance health plan! As I get up to speed (no pun intended) I want to look for groups that are doing weekend rides and I'll also be scouring e-bay for replacement parts...

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    Hi There!

    Welcome to Bike Fourms! CT has lots of great places to ride from April - Mid November. I lived there until this past Spring. What part of the state do you love in?
    Just Do It..

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    Thanks... I "love" and live on the shoreline in Milford. lol
    It's a bit crowded on the main roads but there are back roads that take you along the water... I need a bike carrier to take me inland - especially in the Northwest corner during fall.

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    Hi j mazz, head for the Classic & Vintage forum, and post some photos. Fellow members Robbie Tunes and A.Winthrop will be eager to see your Master. I have a DS Expert, myself.

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

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    Thanks East Hill.. that's a great idea - I will post pictures of it. A before and after kind of thing! I should've taken pictures when I got it. I literally spent hours scaping paint overspray off of the crank and frame plus removing years of gunk off of the chain and gears. Looks sooo much better now!

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    Welcome to the forum! I'm sure there are other "Connecticut Yankees" you can hook up with for local rides. I don't know your area that well since I'm from north-central MA, but there's gotta be others in your area to ride with. Post in the regional section here and you might be able to find some riding companions!

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