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    Back on the road again

    Hi everyone. New to the Forum but been riding on and off for 40 years. I started riding in the '70's with an expensive Japanese road bike. Wasn't a Fuji but was a great bike. Road it for 20 years and replaced just about everything on it at least once until it found a corner of the garage and finally got sold. I took 10 years off and then got hot to ride again about 8 years ago. Bought a Raleigh on sale that was too big and struggled with it so I never got that serious. Last spring I bought a new frame with a carbon fork from Performance Bike and swapped all the hardware. Setting up the bike and tuning it was more fun then I remembered so here I am looking for information on everything. I am collecting tools and knowledge so I can tweek this and that to get the bike just right. Who knows; a full carbon bike may be in my future. I will be looking in often.

    Be careful out there, Greg
    Last edited by sdean911; 12-24-08 at 12:17 AM. Reason: correction

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    Galveston County Texas 10 Wheels's Avatar
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    Welcome Greg to BF.
    Getting the correct fit to a bike makes one faster.
    [SIZE=1][B]What I like about Texas[/B]
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGukLuXzH1E

    Set F1re To The Ra1n ( NY Night Rain Ride)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W7jfcWEkSrI

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    I am sure you are right 10 Wheels. When I was a kid I fell into the right bike as I have only great memories of that first road bike. At 40 I purchased the Releigh assuming it was the quality more then the fit and it just never felt right. Now I have the right size fame but a used gear train and wheel set and will probably over time spend more money then if I just bought the entire bike new. Of course durring the process I will be having fun,like I said above"tweeking it to get it just right"


    Greg

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    Welcome to the forums! Lots of good folks and info here!
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