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Old 01-01-09, 07:02 AM   #1
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The first step is admitting you have a problem...

Hi, I'm Ken & I'm a bikeaholic. I'm a 42 year old out of shape construction worker. After a 20 year layoff I have rediscovered my love for cycling. My goal last spring was to find an old trek in a dumpster or at a garage sale & return it to its former glory (I once owned a shiny new 1982 trek 613) I grew impatient after a week or so & purchased a new Surly LHT. I was hooked, riding almost daily on the bike trail near my house. My wife has supported my habit, riding with me a few nights a week & taking longer weekend rides. Something else happened- almost immediately after purchasing my Surly, I began to find beat up vintage treks. they were too good to pass up! My garage is now filled with bikes & parts. my most recent acquisition is a 1993 Bridgestone XO-1 in real rough shape I plan on restoring this one. I'm not very knowledgeable about repair & hope to rely on other members help to get my bridgestone road worthy once again.Happy New Year, Ken
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Old 01-01-09, 08:10 AM   #2
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Welcome Ken.
IMHO the Surly LHT is much better than any *equivalent* Trek. Glad you're enjoying cycling again.
Post pics and details of the vintage bikes in the Classic & Vintage forum.
The LORD is merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and plenteous in mercy. - Psalm 103:8
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