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    Hey hey! Another Commuter Cyclist Here

    Hi everyone!

    Im Martin, a student in England and I really really really like them two wheeled things called bikes! Both the motor and push type

    Not been on a push bike since I had my Diamondback stolen a few years ago but since being at uni and working part time and also having my motorbike stolen two years ago, I got back in to the two wheeled things as soon as money allowed.

    Here is my current ride i received today and been out for a quick blast and can't wait to take her apart and get her all greased up ready for the spring/summer ahead.

    Raleigh Flyer 1980's Race Bike.
    http://toole.me/img/bikes/DSCF0011.JPG

    http://toole.me/img/bikes/raleigh_flyer.jpg

    Its my first ever race/road bike and i cant wait to add some more mileage to it!

    Im also a bit of a handy man and like to keep myself and my hands busy so for the past 3 months I have been scouring the internet and mostly ebay for spare parts/groupset/wheels for a Saracen early 90's hardtail mountain bike. Its the one on the left, all primered and waiting for the next sunny day which was actually today but I was busy doing websites for people

    http://toole.me/img/bikes/DSCF0010.JPG

    The Saracen is alu framed and will have road tyres and 7gears, all calculated for the roads where I live. Mostly new parts are going on, reason for re-spray is that it was luminous green and some of the parts where starting to rust. Going to be gloss white like other bikes I have refurbished in the past.

    The bike on the right was a frame i picked up last week off of ebay for a bargain 10. Dawes Amora 19". Dont know what i will be doing with it yet, maybe purple? May even leave the frame and get the bike assembled with the cheapest parts I can.

    See you around Leeds, the north of England and highlands of Scotland. As i frequent the north west coast a lot as my parents recently moved up there, cant wait to take the race bike in April for a great week cycling, fell walking and some swimming.
    Toole is me

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    Nice to meet you Martin,
    Very nice intro.
    [SIZE=1][B]What I like about Texas[/B]
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGukLuXzH1E

    Set F1re To The Ra1n ( NY Night Rain Ride)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W7jfcWEkSrI

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    HI 10 wheels!

    Thanks, been on many a forum before and understand i will be asking a lot of questions before i will be answering some =]

    Did the 5 mile commute to work today on the Raleigh and wow, even for a steel framed bike it was incredible, even on the hilly terrain Leeds has to offer.

    Time to head over to another part of the forum now me thinks
    Toole is me

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