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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.

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    Welcome to Bike Forums.
    Post some pics when you get the old bikes cleaned up.
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    We have a wonderful Classic and Vintage section that might be to your interest. Lots of people in there who really know their stuff.

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    My bike, I have since replaced the rotted old rear tire and today plan on trying to clean up the frame and later the chain, cranks, sprockets etc. I went on two little five miles rides and yesterday did a fun 10 miles one with my girlfriend on her Mercier and an old pal of mine who rides fixed gear. It rode great and I think I got a rather good deal with it. I was thinking of painting it orange, but I have come to like it the way it is because it reminds me of a black widow being all black with only two small red stripes, thus I called it the black widow.

    The friend who rides fixed told me how perfect of a frame it would be to turn to a fixed gear, but I just cant bring myself to ever ride one of those.

    I have lurked the C&V section here and its very informative so I bet I'll drop by there for some questions about how to reassemble this thing when I strip it down to give it a thorough cleaning.

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