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Old 12-13-16, 04:41 PM
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Greetings from Central MA

Greetings from Central MA

Want to get back into riding after 3 decades without riding even a rental cruiser at the beach. Rode several miles a day as a kid, but that was a long time ago.

I want to ride for enjoyment but I also need the exercise for my health. Thought I might enjoy learning to work / repair them as well. Since it is too cold (for me) to ride in the Northeast now, I decided to purchase two older bikes on CL that needed tires and other repairs. Figured it would not hurt to learn more about bikes before jumping on and riding down the road / trail.

My new old bikes are a Tunturi Franken-type mountain bike and CyclePro Spectrum 10-speed. I will be asking members on the Forum to answer what I am sure are noob questions and for suggestions as I work to get these two bikes on back on the road.

Thanks and I look forward to getting back into bike riding with help from the Bike Forums.

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Old 12-13-16, 04:44 PM
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Hey welcome to Bike Forums! You sound like how I got started all over again!

A good place to start is the General section. There are a lot of people who can help answer some questions for you. No worries about noob questions, we are all new at one time, right?
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Welcome aboard Jack, another forum you might enjoy is our Mechanics Forum. Plenty of good information is exchanged there, some very knowledgeable members are regulars and will be more than happy to help you with questions. Good to have you join in with us here.

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Welcome! Lots of good people here that will be willing to help! If you get riding out twos the Beach, let me know!
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Welcome! I have been riding only for 3 months now and doing 20 miles per day weather permitting.65 years old and just purchased my first Trek Bike ( fx 7.3) Purchased winter bike clothes and emergency gear since I had my first flat tire 10 miles from home. You will get addicted to riding. I wish I would have started 10 years ago, of course I was still working. lol
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The C&V section can also help in rebuilding old bikes. Have fun and welcome. You just entered a rabbit hole but it's a good one.
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It sounds like you made a fun and rewarding decision, JM. Ask away, and welcome to the cyber side of the street!
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fun projects! don't forget youtube videos. there are lots of instructional videos that explain how to do everything! welcome!
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