New Guy From Cincinnati
Hey all, new guy here. I live just north of Cincinnati, Ohio and have lived here all my life. The best job I ever had was working for a Family owned shop and loved every second of it. My initial passion was BMX - racing, freestyle, just cruising with my friends...you name it, if it could be done on a 20 inch bike, we did it! I also got into MTB through the shop and the great guys I worked with, and had a lot of fun re-learning how to ride a bike. Despite my more aggressive cycling roots, I was a closet road fan. When the shop owner who I used to work for (and am still friends with today) came across an older 80s Bianchi fixer, he accepted it as a trade and called me up, and it was in my garage and in the stand that night. Its sea-foam green and a bit of custom patina, mis-matched wheels and some funky bars...but its got good indexed down tube shifters, moves when I spin the pedals, and stops when I squeeze the brakes, so it fits all my criteria for a good bike . Heres my bike wall at home:
And a close up of the road beast:
Well thats it for now. Im gonna just lurk and soak up the info. Id like to get in touch with others in the area maybe to go hit the loveland bike trail for a weekly ride or whenever.
Formerly Known as Newbie
Hello and welcome to Bike Forums.
The Great Lakes regional forum might be good for getting in touch with other riders in your area.
don't try this at home.
Here's a good place to start for local rides: the Ride Line. You can subscribe to the google group, and get the announcements as emails, or go here and read them off the web page.
Nice looking Bianchi.
Last edited by rm -rf; 05-10-10 at 10:27 PM.
Thanks, its a work in progress. I need to ditch the Biopace chainrings and Id like a nicer wheel set. Im going for the bicycle equivalent of a resto-mod. Eventually I want to upgrade the whole drivetrain, and get a nicer front end (basically just bars, stem and brake levers), but the indexed down tube shifters and cromo fork are staying for sure! There is nothing better looking than a clean set of bars without integrated shifting on an older bike! I also want to have the frame re-sprayed, but that will come later.