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Old 03-08-11, 03:40 PM   #1
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Hello from T-Town

Hello everybody, I'm Ryan in Tulsa, OK.

I've been an avid biker since 1979 when I got my first bike, a Schwinn Sting-Ray (ketchup & mustard motif). Admittedly, I have not owned many bikes but I do get more than my money's worth out of them. My next bike was a Takara mountain bike, and I have yet to see one other example. I lived on that bike for almost two decades and still love it, although it lives in the garage because I can't find tires/rims for it. No other bike has felt or performed like it. I then got a Trek Antelope 830 for college and used that up until recently. My current bike is a single-speed 1997 Kona A'ha that I am converting into a cruiser. It's got a flip-flop hub, 18t freewheel and 16t fixed.

I'm a graphic designer (print) by day, and you can add sailing, hiking, writing, geocaching, and photography to the list. I enjoy fine ales, fine cheeses, balsamic vinegar, mustards, and peppers. I've recently downgraded my biking style from aggressive to cruisin'.

1 wife of 15 years, 2 boys (5 & 10), and a cat.

Nice to meet you guys.

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Old 03-08-11, 03:44 PM   #2
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Thanks for joining Ryan,
Have fun cruisin in Tulsa.
Fun is what riding is all about.

Post some pics sometime.
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Post some pics sometime.
Here's one I took just last week, reminds me of your avatar...but you can't see the water in the pic, but it's there. This was just a snapshot with my point 'n' shoot, I was geocaching.

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Here's one I took just last week, reminds me of your avatar...but you can't see the water in the pic, but it's there.

That is cool.
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Hello everybody, I'm Ryan in Tulsa, OK.

I've been an avid biker since 1979 when I got my first bike, a Schwinn Sting-Ray (ketchup & mustard motif). Admittedly, I have not owned many bikes but I do get more than my money's worth out of them. My next bike was a Takara mountain bike, and I have yet to see one other example. I lived on that bike for almost two decades and still love it, although it lives in the garage because I can't find tires/rims for it. No other bike has felt or performed like it.
Hey Ryan. I had a Takara MTB back in the late 80s. Mine was pretty low-end though. Steel rims, 15-speed. I had a lot of fun rides on it, but don't think I could go back to it.

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Hey Ryan. I had a Takara MTB back in the late 80s. Mine was pretty low-end though. Steel rims, 15-speed. I had a lot of fun rides on it, but don't think I could go back to it.

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Thanks! I think mine is a late 70's/early 80's...I'll try to get some pics up of it soon.
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Ok, the bikes mentioned as of 30 minutes ago:


Early 90's Trek 830 Antelope


Early 80's Takara Highlander


1997 Kona A'ha

...ordered brown Fat Franks for the Kona, should be here tomorrow. I'm going to paint it black and go for a board track/rat rod vibe.
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