Greetings from Austin
Howdy folks, just thought I'd introduce myself since I'm bored off my arse at work. I'm a 20 year old (21 in 3 weeks, hot damn) student at UT. I haven't owned a car since I moved here 3 years ago, just the old Schwinn Le Tour I picked up about that time, so I've been biking everywhere. Been relying on the local bike shops for any and all problems so far, never really learning a damn thing about my beloved bike. Figured it's about time I learned to maintain (and hopefully upgrade!) my ride on my own, so I've started buying all the necessary tools and reading up online. I also recently acquired a free road frame from a friend which I'm going to spend the summer turning into a fixie. I hope all the questions I ask as I go through the process don't become too annoying.
Welcome from a 21 y/o student at Baylor who's gonna be 22 in a bit more than a month. This is a good place to learn about bicycle maintenance... some of th LeTours were pretty nice bikes too so keep up on the maintenance and it will last you forever.
Originally Posted by stronzo