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    New guy,from California

    Hello, I'm new to bike forums , I live on the central coast of california. I just got into biking last year. I don't know what happened, but I now own 7 bikes. I've been working on them more than riding. I have a Townie, a giant, a miyata, a nishiki ,a fuji and a basso. My friends say it's a sickness

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    Welcome to BF.
    You are not sick, just crazy.
    Have fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spg View Post
    I don't know what happened, but I now own 7 bikes.
    Hah dude I know what you mean. I got my first bike back in late September, and now I have three. Just can't pass up a good deal, I guess! My dad says I "caught the bug".

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    I've purchased 4 bikes in 6+ - months. Purchased a Globe Carmel because I didn't know if I would like riding again (did it in my 20's). I was immediately HOOKED again. Purchased a Sp Sirrus 3 months later, Didn't think I wanted a drop bar. Saw a 2008 Sp Roubaix Expert for $2k OTD. Couldn't say "NO". Loved the Sp Roub. Got tired of the relaxed geometry and JUST purcahsed a Madon 5.5. I think I'm done for a few weeks :-) I live in the east SF bay (Pleasant Hill). Where do you ride?

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    I ride in San Luis Obispo, It's on the central coast , very bike Friendy

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    I wish I had the enthusiasm that u all have for the love of biking.... i used to drive to the beach and meet fiance who rode and he insisted i would enjoy. So after i bought him a bianchi for xmas he felt he could get me a biketo as ride together. Unfortunately that didnt work out, he bought me a univega competizione, with all the extras and off we went. I shouldve done a flat ride instead of the hilly one he chose. Needless to say I was pedaling slower than one would walk and he said so and everything was numb so that pretty much did it for me. Those 6 miles were Hell for me.


    I covered the bike and put in garage and its been there ever since.

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    UNIVEGA3.JPG UNIVEGA1.JPG
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    CHROMOLY.JPG SPROCKET2.JPG SPROCKET1.JPG
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    Welcome to BF! Where on the Central Coast are you located? I live in Monterey and always like meeting new folks!
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    Tim
    Can anyone give me a ride from Monterey to Big Bear on Wednesday or Thursday?

    The Sustainable Cyclist

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    welcome! im from california too!

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    Thank You both for the welcome... So do u have any suggestions as to what and where to sale my bike.... I know i will never ride it again... Ive ridden mtn bikes but just not in shape any more .... cant even last on a gas scooter..LOL sad but true
    balance is too bad

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    hey, im new to bike forum. From california too. and i totally just got myself a globe carmel 700! How do you like yours!?

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    You can sell your bike on the local craigslist, It might just be the wrong type of bike, and riding for you. My wife, and I started on short rides , local bike trails, on comfort bikes, Electra , Townie, I went on to road bikes, she had no interest in them, When we ride together, I get out my Townie. Good Luck, Don't give up yet, Ride with another new rider, or friend.

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