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    There's a new old guy in town

    Howdy Everyone! Old and Surly Ogre here

    Ten years ago i got all into fitness so I borrowed my Uncle Jack's mid 80's Road Rock Crusher, oops... I mean Cannondale, and took off riding on adventures never before imagined. Just like a (40yo) kid all over again. It was a wild and wonderful summer so I bought this Giant at Christmas as a leftover demo model from my LBS. It quickly became my trusty steed.

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    I've changed or upgraded everything you see on this frame except the Brifters. After riding this fer several years I purchased a beautiful Colnago. Truely a Dream Well, as life does sometimes, I had to back up and regroup so after only one summer on my Dream I sold it to my Uncle Jack for a very good deal. (As a side note here, he is a great inspiration to me. He's 80 and rides the Colnago daily in Tucson. He's ridin' fer 50 years now!). Thru the years I tried commuting on the ol' Giant but always dreamed of being car-lite and doing most of my commuting and errands on a dedicated commuter. So as I put my life back together I moved into the city and I'm now an urban commuter. I have 2 grocery stores, a Farmer's Market, my LBS, and a DQ all w/in a safe 5 mile radius. So last year I bought this old Raleigh offa CraigsList. Mostly because of the dynamo headlight and the fenders.

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    Well I managed to bend the crank arms several times and they have some strange (British?) thread that isn't compatible w/ any modern pedals and I have completely worn out the rear wheel bearings / race. I am not putting any more $$$ in it!

    Which brings me to my latest adventure.
    I'm building a Surly Ogre as a dedicated commuter. I'll start a thread in the Commuter section if anybody wants to follow along, but here's the starting point...

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    Here's just one more pic of the entire stable. It includes my son's and my daughter's old bikes and my gf's bike. Oh yea, and a fixie.
    Fixie is NOT fer me. NO! NO! NO! Run far! Run FAST!
    I gotta get some of these listed on CL.....

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    May there be no stop signs @the bottom of your downhills!

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    Senior Member RPK79's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by OgreXT View Post
    May there be no stop signs @the bottom of your downhills!
    Reminds me of a charity ride I did last summer that had stop signs at the bottom of every downhill.

    Welcome to the forums.

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    And may all the "pavement ends" signs dissappear

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    Welcome to BF!

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