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Old 08-21-15, 09:36 AM
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Brand New from Indy

I live just outside Indianapolis, IN (Brownsburg). At this point, I have a Wal-Mart special mountain bike from the mid 2000's. After coming to grips with being overweight, I decided to get in shape and since I hate running, I took an interest in cycling. Long story short, I'm working through the Couch to 5k running program to get back in shape, shed some pounds, get into a routine with hopes of picking up a Cyclocross bike next summer (or building one) to have some fun with in the 2016 season.

Excited to browse the forums and learn more about the mechanics of the bikes (i.e. groupset hierarchies, etc.).

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Old 08-21-15, 12:15 PM
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Hey ChappyEight,

Welcome to Bike Forums

Set a Goal to ride here in 2016

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Old 08-21-15, 12:34 PM
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Great suggestion. I drive by IMS every single day on my commute to and from work and, as an architect, I'm actually doing some design work in there right now. I had no idea they had a cycling event.

Thanks for sharing.
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Originally Posted by ChappyEight View Post
I decided to get in shape and since I hate running, I took an interest in cycling...Excited to browse the forums and learn more about the mechanics of the bikes (i.e. groupset hierarchies, etc.).
Same with me!
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welcome to the forums...good luck with your efforts and hope you find the bike you want.
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Thanks everyone. By the way, I'm going to post this in the general forum as well, but I'd love for you to check out this build calculator spreadsheet I made and check it for errors and/or suggest improvements.

You can grab the Excel file by clicking here.

Thanks again,
Landon

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