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    Hello World.

    I'm from Northern California, middle of the wine country.

    I currently am riding a Proflex 857 frankenbike that I have owned since the late 90's, and a modern Schwinn Tourist road/hybrid box bike that I picked up from Target with a gift cert. I also have an ancient D.K. Harris girls cruiser that I am trying to research. I will try to get pics of it into one of these forums some day.

    I have been riding since I needed training wheels, more specifically since I was a kid. I have owned Bianchi, Cannondale, and many more that I have forgotten. I have primarily ridden MTB for most of my life and got the Target bike to play around with the idea of making a poor mans cyclocross/hybrid.

    Lately I tend to spend more time messing with my bikes than I do actually riding them.
    I am not a bike snob, nor am I a bike noob...

    My creed is that if you enjoy your bike, sweet! No need to brag about it, because chances are, the only people who care, are the people waiting to one up you, and who wants to talk to them?

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    Howdy Scotty,

    Welcome to Bike Forums.
    [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)
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    Whats really important in a bike...
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    Thanks, pleasure to be here

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    Old picture of my Proflex from Jack London wolf house in Sonoma.
    In this pic I was still using Continental street slicks, Brahma long grips, and my old KHS seat.
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    >.> Since when do the let scrubs from Sonoma on BF? >.> J/K man welcome aboard..
    "Seriously is what I want to be, so I put on spandex and show off my gear, my junk, my thing, yes my ding-a-ling."

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    Little bit of mud and goose poop from Ellis Creek in Petaluma
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    Got me some Teny mag-alloy rims
    (they are heavy, but have windmill perpetual motion technology LOL)
    Also you can see an aftermarket Hammerhead disk brake adapter that is special for retrofitting disk brakes on a Proflex. Also got some BB5 mechanical disks, though the pads are still not broken in yet. Also have moved away from the street slicks in favor of Continental cruiser tires, which work amazing well in loose gravel.
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    After the Teny rims, but before the disk brakes.
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    My $259 Target Schwinn Tourist, fresh out the box. I did add some cheap Summit bar ends, hopint it would fulfill my desire for a set of Scott AT-3's (like on my Proflex). Sadly though, no such luck. Bar ends just don't cut it.
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    Ditched the Kenda slicks that came stock and replaces them with some nice Ritchey Excavators. Also ditched the straight bar and barends for a set of butterfly/trekker bars... Butterfly bars are ok, but they are still not Scott AT-3's The bend on the gooseneck that sets the bar back over an inch is really annoying.. However still better than bar ends!
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    Quote Originally Posted by RaleighSport View Post
    >.> Since when do the let scrubs from Sonoma on BF? >.> J/K man welcome aboard..
    Hahaha I paid my way in with all my wine country dolla billz.

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    What do you mean no vehicle access?
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    Welcome to the forums! Only a software programmers would title a thread, "hello world!" Am I right? I remember learning C in the early 80's ...

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    Hahaha I haven't done any programming since the Commodore 64, but have worked on computers since I was 10. I was a network engineer for a short while, but now I work in wine logistics, because its way more fun

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scotty Bot View Post
    Hahaha I haven't done any programming since the Commodore 64, but have worked on computers since I was 10. I was a network engineer for a short while, but now I work in wine logistics, because its way more fun
    He means way less work.
    "Seriously is what I want to be, so I put on spandex and show off my gear, my junk, my thing, yes my ding-a-ling."

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    I'm still writing code, but I'd rather be riding...

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    Got some Scott AT-4's off the forum, so happy!!! Wish I could wrap them better tho..

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    Quote Originally Posted by RaleighSport View Post
    He means way less work.
    Hahaha shhhh don't tell anyone..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sachelis View Post
    I'm still writing code, but I'd rather be riding...
    I wish I were better at writing code, lots of options out there. I'm just far too forgetful though.

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    Welcome to the Forums!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pertti_jarla View Post
    Welcome to the Forums!
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