Call me Bob. 76 years old. I live in El Segundo, CA, near LAX. Lived here all my life, except for a 2 year
stretch, working in Saudi Arabia. Worked as a mech/elec tech for 40 years, so I'm familiar with
wrenching and diagnosing malfunctioning devices. I retired in 1992 and took up walking as a form of
exercise, but after a year, my knees and hips were hurting continuously. AT that time, a friend suggested
'WE' buy bikes and ride them for exercise. He suggested I buy a hybrid, so i bought a giant hybrid and
started riding the So. Bay bike path, alone. The friend never did buy a bike. I haunted the LBS and became friends with owner. He took the mystery out of bike wrenching for me. Bought a Performance
lugged steel road bike in 1994. I put on flat bars, grip shift, and mnt bike crank and cassette. Bought
tools and learned some. In 1999, I got 1 of the first Atlantises. I built that one myself, again flat bar,
mtn bike gearing. About a year ago, I started having arrhythmia problems when I would rode. Dr. says
don't ride far or fast, so I just ride within a couple of miles of my house. I don't need the Atlantis now
and would like to sell it. Still enjoy the wrenching.
Welcome to the forum, Bob! Check out the Southern California regional forum for other riders in your area.
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Originally Posted by Xerum 525