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Old 11-07-15, 06:47 AM
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Newbie addict

Hey everyone!

I recently got bit by the bike bug. 3-4 months in and I own 3 bikes. First purchase was a trek x-cal 8 black/blue, second was a keirin pure track which was traded for a beater Raleigh rush hour (suprisingly in excellent condition), and third which I am the most proud of . . . Drum roll please - a surly steamroller which I poured my heart into during the strip, clean, and rebuild.

I am thoroughly enjoying biking and trolling across my city, getting many compliments of my uncommon rides. Yea, my collection will grow. I am considering another surly, either pacer or straggler for some distance.

I will be posting a thread regarding my surly steamroller and parts of the story involved with the rebuild.

Im happy to be joining a group of guys and girls who have a similar addiction 😝 I look forward to meeting you all, obtaining criticism and maybe a few comments. Enjoy the day!
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Old 11-07-15, 08:15 AM
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Old 11-07-15, 08:23 AM
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Old 11-07-15, 03:47 PM
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Old 11-07-15, 04:21 PM
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Welcome.

And remember: It's not the bike that makes the biker. It's the other way around.

Building a 150$ commuter was the best thing I could have ever done for learning about cycling.

If you can afford expensive bikes/components, go for it. But remember, the risk of theft increases...

As for practicing, there is nothing better than to simply commute to where you want to go by bike. Cycling 30km a day taught me how to be an efficient and safe bike commuter. Even though it was on a beater bike - the best knowledge comes from experience. Become one with your two-wheeled machine. Take it wherever you want to go. No ride is too long or too hard. Eventually, 10-15km commutes are a joke.

It's becoming more clear to me that cycling is the easiest and best form of transportation if you live in the city and don't need to carry out furniture or any other large items.
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Old 11-09-15, 06:07 AM
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welcome to the forums... N+1 is sort of the norm here.
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Old 11-09-15, 07:05 AM
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