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Old 06-30-15, 11:27 PM
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Hello. My name is Jason. I only got involved in bicycles late March of this year. I had owned a Jamis Trail X 2.0 for some time, but never bothered to ride it and sad to say it needs a lot of work now thanks to my negligence. I got the Jamis when I was 16 and I has the frame of mind that the bike would never fall apart and would magically just stay in the same great shape it was at the time. I road it like crazy for a year and then stopped due to school and work.(I could have really still road I was just lazy) So for whatever reason around February I felt like I really wanted to get back into cycling in any shape or form. I realized that the Jamis needed work so I took it into a shop to get a quote and was shocked by how much it would cost. Well, I started researching what I could and became slowly more and more familiar with the different kind of bikes and what separates a low end bike from a high end bike. So I put off getting my Jamis fixed because I wanted to do it myself. I bought many cheap discount bikes from Walmart and took them all apart and put them right back together again over and over to familiarize myself with the different components of the bike. I recently got a job working in bike sales. I guess to people who know nothing about bikes, it seems to them like I know a lot. I realize just how wrong that is. I am a novice at best compared to some of the guys I work with, which I don't mind. I love to learn all that I can. So that is my long story about how I came here, and how I treated a perfectly good bike like ****, but am hoping to build it up better than ever before.
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