Hello from Brad, Upstate NY
I consider myself relatively new to the biking world, as I have only recently become interested in everything bikes. I'm looking to take in as much as I can, because I bike on a daily basis whether it is for fitness, fun or function. Besides childhood bmx bikes and whatnot, my first and current bike I own is a '04 Cannondale f600. I used to do a lot more trail riding and mountain biking when I got the bike 5 or 6 years ago, but since then I use it mostly for getting to work or getting around town for whatever reason. Recently, I rode my Cannondale over 80 miles to get from Binghamton, NY to Roscoe, NY in the Catskills. I knew I wanted a road bike before that trip, but my notions were solidified after that little trek.
So, what really brought me to this forum, was the $60 road bike sitting in someone's front lawn that I just purchased. Curious as to the 650C wheels, I did some researching on what was left of the silver/pink decals on the blue Nishiki, and I was led to a thread talking about what seems to be my exact bike. A 1991 Nishiki NFS Alpha with a bunch of Shimano 600 parts.
That's my story, here I am.