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Old 09-11-13, 10:50 PM   #1
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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.

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Old 09-12-13, 12:15 AM   #2
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Cheers Elliot, welcome to BF!

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Old 09-12-13, 07:07 AM   #3
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Welcome to BF and enjoy the new bikes!
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Old 09-12-13, 10:02 AM   #4
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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.

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Old 09-12-13, 11:40 AM   #5
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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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