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Old 04-14-15, 06:35 PM
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New from Dassel...........

I just found the forum and it really looks good. My wife ,Jo and I moved to Dassel, MN from North Dakota just after Christmas. I have a Schwinn Cimmeron which I haven't ridden in more than 15 years, but tonight, even though I'm pushing "Geezer" status (I'll be 66 in August) I went for a 1 hour,10 mile bike ride and it felt GREAT. I think I'm back on my bike to stay. Looks like Minnesota has some really good places to ride. I hope to make some friends here and learn a lot from all of you. Besides riding bike, I like outdoor photography, Ham radio, I play banjo and mandolin, blacksmithing, fly fishing and....well that's enough babble. But I'll be here often to learn. Mike
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Old 04-14-15, 08:20 PM
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Welcome to Bike Forums, MM!

If your Schwinn has been sitting for that long, you should replace the old dried up grease for all of the bearings.
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Cheers Mike, welcome to BF!

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Welcome to BF, Minnesota, glad that you are rediscovering cycling. As CB400bill said, at a 10 year layoff for the bicycle, the bearings, cables and tires/tubes need to be checked and possibly replaced/re-greased. Makes things safer and easier to ride when it all is in the green.

Come over to the 50+ Forum, too, lots of us there that returned after layoffs for various reasons.

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welcome to the forum...yep check out the over 50 will find that a mere 10 year lay off is nothing....some of us did not ride for 30 to 40 years and are loving it again.
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