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Old 02-14-13, 04:38 PM   #1
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Hello from Chicago!

Thought I'd register after lurking around these parts for a bit...

Just bought a new bike + parts today on Amazon. Totally excited.

This bike plus upgraded tires, pedals, saddle, a brake levers set, and some bar tape. (All for under $350 shipped!) I used to own a Trek 7.3 FX but have decided to give single speed a go.

Complete newbie here, however. Never built a bike before but would love to finally understand the mechanics and get my hands dirty!

I live right by the lake so it'll be fun to ride the trails... any Chicagoans out there?!
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Old 02-15-13, 12:41 AM   #2
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Cheers and welcome to Bike Forums! Congrats on the new bike, learning to do your own wrenching is a lot of fun. You'll find useful info here, and there are several other recommended online sources too.

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Sounds like you are a primo value shopper-congrats and enjoy the riding.
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