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    Junior Member realmac's Avatar
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    Hello From Dallas

    Hello from Dallas Texas!

    In April I bought a Takara Kabuto road bike off Amazon. It's a single speed bike, I would categorize the engineering as mediocre. Biggest issue is the factory braking system sucks Frame is heavy too but at $185 I wasn't expecting much more.

    Last month I bought a mountain bike from Performance Cycle, a GT Timberline 2.0. The bike is a blast to ride though I have had some issued. Two flat tires, I fixed the second one on my own, using a thorn-resistant inner tune. Got a great workout in for a 20 miles ride after fixing it. Then the next day at 3 mph I shift gears and the whole rear derailed snaps off the back of the bike.

    Getting a new rear deraileur ordered and installed free of charge. Should get my mountain bike back next week.

    I want to do some trails, but with some people. Nothing too intense, but I'd enjoy some nice scenery.

    I bike for recreation and physical fitness. Just turned 30, 5'9 and 220. When I biked regularly I was 185. That was also 8 years ago... Never to late to start though.

    -Elliot

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    Last edited by realmac; 09-11-13 at 11:57 PM.

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    Formerly Known as Newbie Juha's Avatar
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    Cheers Elliot, welcome to BF!

    --J

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    Endangered Serotta Rider Lacumo's Avatar
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    Welcome to BF and enjoy the new bikes!

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    Ancient Clydesdale 2 wheeler's Avatar
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    I lived in Houston for a loooong time. I took a trip to Dallas once and took my bike. I found out the Dallas has hills, unlike Houston.

    Welcome to BF. You can learn a lot here.

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    Senior Member
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    welcome to the forums, i currently live in chicago but will be moving to the dallas area in about 3 weeks. Looking forward to finding routes to do with both my road bikes and mtb.

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