Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Chino Hills
Bikes: Trek 1500 (Early 90's), Peugoet UO-8(197x)
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New rider with a vintage road bike.
Hello, I have been lurking this forum for several days after my intrest had been peaked about road biking. I needed a new form of excersize since running kills my back, and with my girlfriend just getting her Mercier road bike there couldnt have been a better time. After searching Craigslist I found something well within my meager budget that an avg 18 year old has and it ended up being a Windsor Carrera Sport that is just a tiny bit big for me for the sum of $25. From what I read online about them it seemed like a good deal, and a better choice then trying to put a 1974 Schwinn Contential together. Upon picking it up I also got an intresting vintage schwin womens bike thrown in for free, so I think I could say I got a great deal.
It had been sitting for 15 years but was in suprisiongly good shape and after new tires, tubes, and a swap of the front rim from the schwin womens bike I took it for its first ride. It was a small one by a riders standers (3 or 4 miles) but I had a lot of fun and will keep an eye out for more trails.
I hope to get plenty of advice from this forum, and help on how to slowly get this bike all shiny and properly tuned up without using a bike shop.