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Old 05-01-13, 08:52 PM   #1
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Woohoo! Hello!

Hi. As of about a year and half ago I hadn't ridden a bike since I was a kid. Getting a new bike was really overwhelming and I didn't know what I needed. I ended up getting a mountain bike because riding a road bike just felt weird and I was afraid of breaking it. Unfortunately, it wasn't the bike I needed, however, I did complete my first triathlon on it. A year ago I moved to Nashville, sold my mountain bike, test rode about 20 different used bikes I found on Craigslist, and settled on a 1977 Sekai with Suntour components and I am in love. Since then I have learned how to repack the bottom bracket and do general maintenance and upkeep. I am learning as much as I can about bikes in general. I have been reading the BikeForums for a while now and have gotten so much help by reading other peoples threads that I decided it is time I joined and own the fact that this bike obsession is a real part of my life now. I am looking forward to being a part of this community!
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Old 05-01-13, 09:12 PM   #2
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Old 05-01-13, 10:18 PM   #3
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Old 05-02-13, 04:32 AM   #4
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Hi Beaker, welcome to BF, you should visit the Mechanics Forum and the Classic and Vintage Forum, these will have the topics you are interested in. the regional forums are a good place to find others near you for riding and other activities.

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