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    Good Morning from Cincinnati, name is Rachael

    Hi All,

    Just wanted to introduce myself, I came about this forum in search for some advice on a new bike purchase. But wanted to follow forum etiquette and post an intro first.

    I currently own a 2012 Cannondale Synapse Tiagra and a 2005 Bianchi Milano Cafe Racer (I think it's the 120th anniversary, it has the polished aluminum frame), I have attached photos of both. Both bikes I bought on appearance, at the time of the Bianchi I wanted a bike for the bike path and to pull my Frenchie's trailer. When I purchased the Cannondale, it reminded me of my first "big girl" bike when I was 13. I bought that bike to ride the bike path as well but to do it faster and with more gears than the 8 speed Milano. Now I am in love (again) with the hobbying of biking for exercise and to release anxiety and stress.

    Looking to move to the new Specialized Vita Comp but that would involve me selling both of my current rides. So I haven't yet made the decision to do it yet. I like the idea of a more upright style of biking, I didn't really even consider that when I bought the Cannondale, now after 2 years of ownership and realizing how much I ride, comfort is a factor. I am 35 years old, about 5'3" and 120 pounds, I prefer smaller framed bikes.

    Another fact about me, I volunteer for the French Bulldog Rescue and am all about rescue dogs! I own a 1965 modified Beetle and love cars.

    Anyways, my point of this post was to introduce myself and my bikes and say HI to all the community members.

    If anyone reading this could also direct me to the right area of the forum for questions on my new ride or advice on if I should sell my current two, that would be great!

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    Welcome - and hope you stop by often.

    If I were you, I'd keep what I have - great bikes.............. of curse there is always N+1.............. as long as the money holds out.

    "Retirement is the best job I ever had!" Me, 2009


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    Welcome to BF!

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    General cycling, and if you're brave enough, the road cycling forum.

    The over 50 forum is pretty laid back. I realize you're too young, but just complain about kids walking on your lawn and I'll cover your back.

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    Welcome to BF!

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    Hi, welcome aboard! I would check first it there are some
    modifications that can be done to the C'dale to make it
    more comfy. Some things don't even cost anything;
    rotating the bars up, placing the stem at the highest
    position, etc. Some things may cost a little bit - changing
    the stem for a shorter and/or higher angled one.

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    are you writing from WKRP
    Global Warming Is A Hoax

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    Quote Originally Posted by muzpuf View Post
    are you writing from WKRP
    "As God is my witness I thought turkeys could fly..." loved that show

    BTW, welcome...
    Last edited by bres dad; 03-29-14 at 10:43 PM.
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