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Old 11-09-10, 08:09 PM   #1
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Very recent convert to cycling

Just days after turning 18, I went on an 8 hour bike ride through LA in the middle of the night. I hadn't ridden a bike since I was 13-ish cruising around the neighborhood with friends. I'm also slightly out of shape. Great combo for an extremely intense ride huh?

Well, I really enjoyed it. Other than some bum pains I actually felt really good afterward.

So, here I am.

My ultimate goal is to build my own single speed from the ground up by the end of the month. I know there's plenty of naysayers to noobs building stuff on their own, but people said the same thing about computers and I ignored it--now I work in the field.
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Old 11-10-10, 04:53 AM   #2
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Cheers Winnie, welcome to Bike Forums!

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Old 11-10-10, 09:29 AM   #3
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Just days after turning 18, I went on an 8 hour bike ride through LA in the middle of the night. I hadn't ridden a bike since I was 13-ish cruising around the neighborhood with friends. I'm also slightly out of shape. Great combo for an extremely intense ride huh?

Well, I really enjoyed it. Other than some bum pains I actually felt really good afterward.

So, here I am.

My ultimate goal is to build my own single speed from the ground up by the end of the month. I know there's plenty of naysayers to noobs building stuff on their own, but people said the same thing about computers and I ignored it--now I work in the field.
Welcome, Winnie, I hope your bike performs well for you.

Will it have a fixed gear or a freewheel.

If you choose fixed you might get some inspiration here:-

Fixedgeargallery.com

Good luck.
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