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Old 04-11-17, 03:29 PM
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New from central FL

Howdy. I'm new to cycling, just picked up a vintage road bike for my commute to work, save some gas money, get some exercise to combat this inevitable aging, and to simply breath more air and connect with nature. May have some questions on how-to's and perhaps some equipment recommendations. Hope you all have a great day.

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Old 04-11-17, 06:35 PM
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...just picked up a vintage road bike...
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What kind of vintage bike did you buy?
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Old 04-11-17, 07:00 PM
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Not sure if it's considered a vintage around here but it's vintage to me, 1985 Trek Elance 310 for $75 from a neighbor.
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Trying to post an img but apparently you can't post a URL IMG till 10 posts as a newb?... Guess I'll just wait
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1985 Trek Elance 310
What color is your bike?
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It's red with a little bit of white. All original equipment minus new tires and I changed the clip in type pedals to generic flat ones for short commute.
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Old 04-12-17, 06:05 AM
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Welcome! Central Florida as well (Orlando).

Made my welcome thread as well. I have been lurking for some time and decided to post now that I am getting closer to buying something.

And yes, 10 post minimum before posting photos or urls... oh well...
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Welcome to Bike Forums.

Originally Posted by edoolin111 View Post
Howdy. I'm new to cycling, just picked up a vintage road bike for my commute to work, save some gas money, get some exercise to combat this inevitable aging, and to simply breath more air and connect with nature. May have some questions on how-to's and perhaps some equipment recommendations. Hope you all have a great day.

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Stop by the Southeast Regional subforum and say hello to the locals. Lots of central FL folks on here.
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Old 04-14-17, 01:31 PM
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will do and thank you.
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Hello, also new to the forum, & from Central Florida, though I'm not new to cycling. I've built several brand new bikes piece by piece, & have repaired & custom painted 5 or 6 used bikes over the years as well. My last bike (which I wish I still had) was a 1978 Schwinn road race bike that I bought from a LBS, & modified into a 12 speed commuter bike, but that was stolen 19 years ago

I've since added about 45 pounds & am wanting to get back into fitness rides to accelerate my weight loss... I've dropped 30 pounds in 5 years & wanting to drop another 30 in no more than 2 more years.

I'll primarily be riding the Van Fleet Trail out of Polk City which I used to do on inline skates, & hope to make it to the end (Mabel Trailhead - 58 miles round trip) by the time fall sets in.
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Originally Posted by edoolin111 View Post
Trying to post an img but apparently you can't post a URL IMG till 10 posts as a newb?... Guess I'll just wait
You can post images as attachments (paperclip - top row next to smiley's) before you reach 10 posts!
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