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Old 11-16-08, 09:20 PM   #1
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New to biking in Ann Arbor

Hi to all. I recently moved to Ann Arbor, MI, which seems like the grand capital of cycling. It wasn't too long before I got myself a mountain bike (199 GT Korakoram for $200 in great condition) for mountain biking with co-workers and a road bike to commute to work.

My road bike was a 2001 Trek 1000 that I bought off of craigslist for $100 because the seller said it was no good anymore. I begged to differ. After replacing the bottom bracket, the bike was good enough for me to commute the 11 miles one-way to work each day. However, once the snow started, I decided to re-build the bike with better components. I joined this forum for help/opinions while re-building my bike.

Nice to meet all of you and thanks for all the help in advance!
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Hi to all. I recently moved to Ann Arbor, MI, which seems like the grand capital of cycling.... I joined this forum for help/opinions while re-building my bike.

Nice to meet all of you and thanks for all the help in advance!
Welcome to Bike Forums. I got my start in bicycling as lifestyle there in the 1970's. Of note, I belonged to a loose group called, as I remember, the Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society. A few years ago I found the website of a similarly named, and very active group. I tried to learn a little of the history of the current Society, but nobody could make the connection that far back, though I think there is a current member with whom I rode in the 1970's.

I have good memories of how technically helpful the then-leader of that group was to me, and from the website, it looks like a very active and cordial group: http://www.aabts.org/
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