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  1. #1
    carbureted legs
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    Bike newbie from FL (pic warning)

    What's up everybody,
    I'm brand new to biking, that is, besides childhood. I'm a Psych student at Florida State and decided to start pedaling my way around since my old mustang is getting too expensive to maintain through college. Its been less than a month, and I'm officially addicted to biking.
    I bought a 1980's No-name Cierra Road bike from a non-profit bike shop for $90 and have already starting modding it and fixing some problems. I basically ride about 3-4 miles a day back and forth to school, and am starting to gather parts to build my girlfriend a hybrid so we can ride together.
    My dad is building a sweet long distance bike in Jacksonville, and my brother rides his to work everyday in Orlando.
    I used to work a lot on my car - all the time- so i have a good mechanical background and can't seem to leave things as is.

    I have added fenders, new brakes, a bike computer and of course a U lock. I plan to replace some missing spokes, get new grip tape, fix some shifting issues, and hopefully replace much of the rusty hardware. Here's a couple of mine



    and 1 to show my dad's (in progress)

    (Not my ride^)
    Thanks everybody!
    Last edited by Nole302; 06-05-09 at 04:42 PM. Reason: try to make pics smaller

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    Plant Nerd
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    Nole, welcome.
    I too am a newbie to riding and hae just purchased a 700c hybred with 21 speeds.
    Now I'm thinking I need a shrink for buying this much bike.
    I really admire your work on your ride and to see that folks still see a value in making treasure out of near trash.
    What does a bike computer do?
    Ann
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    carbureted legs
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    Hey Ann, thanks for the kind words. I'd be interested to see some pics of your hybrid as I'm going to be putting one together for my girlfriend. Believe, me, I would of spent more on a nicer bike if I wasn't a broke college student concerned about theft and vandalism on campus. A bike computer (idk if that what everybody calls them or not) records speed, avg speed, clock, miles and other features that generally serve little purpose to a casual commuter. I just can't resist gadgets and stuff lol.
    And as for your bike, well just grow into it!
    -Blake

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    Hello from Juno in N. Palm

    I luv what you did to Cierra !!

    We share the same 'psych' as for types of rides....
    Old generic steel

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    That first first bike looks uncomfortable. Welcome to bike forums...

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