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  1. #1
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    Hello from Kalamazoo Michigan.

    I bought my first bike in 2003, jamis durango. Riding it gave me a sense of freedom and I grew connected to the bike and still am. In 2009? I came across a 1973 nishiki international off of craigslist for 40 dollars and fell in love with vintage road bikes. Since 2008 I've been basically riding the nishiki and loving it.

    Now I want to get my own tools together and perform my own maintenance, basically everything that would involve a tune up / overhaul.

    Brought my Jamis out from retirement and I am about to breath new life into it via new steel fork.

    I will probably be hanging out in the vintage threads most of the time as I would like to do small upgrades to the Nishiki.

    It is nice to meet this massive bicycle community full of knowledgable and friendly people.

    p.s when can I post pics? I think I have some commenting to do.
    Last edited by iamfrontosa; 09-15-13 at 07:54 PM. Reason: question.

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    Formerly Known as Newbie Juha's Avatar
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    Cheers iamfrontosa, welcome to Bike Forums!

    Here's the "How to post pictures" thread (in User Assistance forum):

    http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...ictures-How-to!

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    Senior Member Lacumo's Avatar
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    Welcome to BF!

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    Oh thanks, for some reason I thought I had to post things before I had the privilege of posting pics.

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    Ty!

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    Senior Member KZBrian's Avatar
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    Hi iamfrontosa,

    Welcome aboard! Nice to see another local biker here. I live just north of the airport, and bike around Portage when I want a flat ride. I head north and west to find some hills.

    I too like vintage bikes. A 1986 Schwinn Super Sport is my primary road bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KZBrian View Post
    Hi iamfrontosa,

    Welcome aboard! Nice to see another local biker here. I live just north of the airport, and bike around Portage when I want a flat ride. I head north and west to find some hills.

    I too like vintage bikes. A 1986 Schwinn Super Sport is my primary road bike.
    I received your message but oddly enough I can't reply because I have to reach 100 posts. I will just copy and paste what I wrote...

    Hi, In regards to "axel to my wheel hub" this problem was resolved close to 5 years ago, but thanks! If I ever have any issues I would like to contact you if that's okay. I would like to remove my spoke guard which entails removing the free hub? I heard it was uncool to have the spoke guards. But really I think the bike would look better minus the spoke guard.

    Jon
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    Welcome to the site! Doing your own bike work will give you a real sense of accomplishment. Have fun!
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    Welcome aboard! We're all friends here who share the common passion of cycling and that "freedom" you described.
    Make yourself at home.

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