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Old 11-19-16, 05:43 PM
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hello out there

I'm new to site. Been riding about 7 years. I am an in shape 71 year old. Just retired. I primarily ride a trek road bike and have a hybred for just tooling the neighborhood. have started going to a local non-profit do it yourself bike shop this summer. Very cool place. I want to learn to do all basic repairs. I have not been able to figure out how to do a new post. After I long in and pick a forum I don't see a box to enter thread, help. Also I was not able to post images due to some security issue, any help there?
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Welcome to Bike Forums from another 71 y/o roadie in west central Florida.
What bike(s) do you ride? Got pics?
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You certainly are starting out right learning to do your own repairs. That's important to know even if you never do anything yourself. It's tough getting stranded with a problem and not know how to get going again.

As far as starting a new thread, you should see a blue button to start a thread right above the listing of all existing threads. The system also limits new members in posting images. This is part of the controls to reduce spam. A moderator needs to approve the image before it posts.

Glad you found ge site and enjoy yourself. The learning experience here is amazing.
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Old 11-19-16, 07:03 PM
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Hi Stan, welcome to B.F. You are inspiring me to go to a shop like that and learn some stuff!
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Hello and welcome to bikeforums.
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Welcome aboard Stan, kudos on attending the bike maintenance course at the local bike co-op. You should check out the 50+ and the Mechanics Forums, they might be just what you are looking for. Lots of us seniors around so make yourself at home.

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