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Old 03-22-18, 01:20 PM
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Hi! From Istanbul

Hey there, I've been following the forums for quite some time now.

After a 10-year break, got back into cycling last summer. Few months with a fitness bike, then in Dec I upgraded to a Canyon Endurace (I bike commute to work, so I got the aluminum version...) and things have been good.

Since then I've been in a few minor accidents and two front-wheel rebuilds (uneven rim after crashes... luckily dt swiss rims for the stuff I have is somewhat inexpensive) and about 10 or so close calls...
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Welcome to Bike Forums. Sounds like you live a dangerous life. Be careful and stay safe.
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Welcome. We’re just getting lots of Canyons here in the US. Great bikes but slow in coming here.
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Hi! Your cycling style sounds like you're from San Francisco! Welcome!
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Old 03-23-18, 01:56 PM
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Hi! Your cycling style sounds like you're from San Francisco! Welcome!
Why, how do San Franciscans cycle?
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On messenger bikes. Fixed gear, no brakes. Weaving in and out of traffic. On streets, sidewalks, where ever those bikes will fit.
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Old 03-24-18, 06:46 AM
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Heh, that sounds like the food delivery mopeds (if you can call them that) around here. They'll go through no traffic areas, and (if in a pinch) sidewalks and even drive the wrong way on one way streets.
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I've read a bit lately about Istanbul traffic. The only area of the world to offer a challenge is Mumbai. Welcome.
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