Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 5 of 5
  1. #1
    older
    Join Date
    May 2014
    Location
    Bellingham, the Great NorthWet
    My Bikes
    1988 Dahon Classic III, 1999 Dahon Specialized Rockhard
    Posts
    14
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Back into bikes at 56

    Greetings I'm a 56 y.o. male veteran who has lived all over the USA, born in CA, currently in WA. Riding since I was 4, but pretty much stuck with motorcycles for the last 40 or so until I sold my last bike (#41) last year. Wifey picked up a couple of Walmart Schwinn cruisers which I tore down and rebuilt, not trusting the quality/safety of mass produced stuff these days. Then my niece-in-law needed her old Sears Roebuck 5 speed rebuilt for her birthday, and BAM! I'm right back to tearing down and rebuilding bikes just like when I was a kid, with the same sense of satisfaction. 2 days ago my younger brother gave me a bike he had sitting in his storage shed, a castoff from a neighbor whose grandson had abused it for a few years. Turns out it's a 1999 Dahon Rockhard, 26" wheel, 21 speed folding mountain bike, and it's just funky enough that I'm really taken by it. Then this morning I happen to open CL and find a 1988 Dahon Classic III in excellent used condition for a price I could not pass up, now in the stable.

    Hopefully this will be my longest post unless I really have something useful to say. Thanks for the site, forum, comradery, information, and opinions.

  2. #2
    Galveston County Texas 10 Wheels's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    In The Wind
    My Bikes
    GTO
    Posts
    25,866
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Welcome to Bike Forums.
    [SIZE=1][B]What I like about Texas[/B]
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGukLuXzH1E

    Set F1re To The Ra1n ( NY Night Rain Ride)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W7jfcWEkSrI

  3. #3
    Formerly Known as Newbie Juha's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2002
    Location
    Helsinki, Finland
    Posts
    5,854
    Mentioned
    4 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Cheers and welcome!

    --J
    To err is human. To moo is bovine.

    Who is this General Failure anyway, and why is he reading my drive?


    Become a Registered Member in Bike Forums
    Community guidelines

  4. #4
    Life is good RonH's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2001
    Location
    Between Crystal River and Hernando, Florida, 6 miles west of the Withlacoochee Trail
    My Bikes
    I've had several since 1999 but have settled on my beloved 2001 Litespeed Tuscany and my latest, a 2015 Cannondale Supersix EVO
    Posts
    13,882
    Mentioned
    3 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Welcome to Bike Forums. Stop by the 50+ forum (farther down the main BF page) and say hello to the other old timers. I hang out there. I'm 69 and there are several who are older than me.
    My bikes: 2001 Litespeed Tuscany---2015 Cannondale Supersix EVO carbon

    I thought of that while riding my bicycle -- Albert Einstein

  5. #5
    Endangered Serotta Rider Lacumo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Location
    Upstate NY
    My Bikes
    2005 Serotta
    Posts
    3,011
    Mentioned
    4 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Welcome to BF and good luck with the projects!

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •