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  1. #1
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    Felt Cafe 8 Deluxe, Somec road bike
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    Hi from Philly suburbs !

    A little bit about me: I'm a 64 year old woman who has casually biked most of my life. As a young child I would ride pretty much everywhere on my blue Schwinn. When I was in college I had a 3 speed British Green Raleigh and it was my main mode of transportation to classes and to work. When I lived in Japan for a couple of years, I bought a Fuji and it was my main form of transformation. After moving to Philadelphia, I bought a beautiful blue Somec road bike and rode it everywhere. Then I got too busy with work and actually too far away to commute (on the road a lot). So I gradually just quit biking as much. Didn't help that my husband really doesn't like being on a bike (believe me, I've tried). Never liked really long rides 10 miles was about my top limit!

    But now I'm basically retired and have a part time job only a couple of miles away! And they let me bring it in and store it inside while I'm at work. So I recently picked up a delightful woman's Felt Cafe 8 Deluxe (back to British Green). I love it and it is perfect for my short suburban commute. Plus I've been using it for all my local errands. Did I mention I love it !?!

    Still undecided what to do with my Somec. It's a great bike with mainly Campy components. I think I got it around 1984 or so. I just don't see me using it much now.

    I've already gleaned some great advice by lurking on the forum. So now I'm looking to participate more.

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    Pint-Sized Gnar Shredder Zephyr11's Avatar
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    Nov 2007
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    Somewhere between heaven and hell
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    '09 Jamis Komodo, '09 Mirraco Blend One, '08 Cervelo P2C, '08 Specialized Ruby Elite, '07 Yeti AS-R SL, '07 DMR Drone
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    Welcome to Bike Forums! Glad to hear you enjoy the new bike!

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