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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.

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    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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    Formerly Known as Newbie Juha's Avatar
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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.

    --J
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    Who is this General Failure anyway, and why is he reading my drive?


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    Welcome to Bike Forums from a Texas road rider.
    [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)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W7jfcWEkSrI

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    Pedals, Paddles and Poles Daspydyr's Avatar
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    Sounds like you are a primo value shopper-congrats and enjoy the riding.
    I think its disgusting and terrible how people treat Lance Armstrong, especially after winning 7 Tour de France Titles while on drugs!

    I can't even find my bike when I'm on drugs. -Willie N.

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    Pint-Sized Gnar Shredder Zephyr11's Avatar
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