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Old 08-25-12, 10:23 AM
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New member from Lincoln, Neb., US

Hi, everyone ... I've lurked for several years and posted a few times. Thought I'd finally introduce myself.

I've ridden my whole life, BMX then Mtn Biking segued to urban and Road biking. In the winter of 1999-2000, I worked as a bike messenger in Beantown. That was a crazy mess. The big dig was changing routes daily.

Got hit by a Taxi and decided to call it quits after about four months (December - April)... then took a bit of a hiatus ... and got back into biking about three years ago.

Here are some photos of what's in the current stable. I commute year-round and finally had to take the battery out of my car because it kept draining while sitting (particularly during the colder months.)

I do all my own wrenching, now, have a mini shop in the basement but lack a few tools yet. The Raleigh Grand Prix pictured here is a 1975 Nottingham, and is my daily commuter, the first bike I built from the frame up. The only thing I paid for was the chain, all other parts are from other bikes, old bikes, trades, somehow accumulated, etc.

I love that there is such a great community online for biking and look forward to contributing to threads.

Best,
Phil

Road bike, 1985 Univega Gran Premio

Girlfriend's road bike, 1985 Trek 400

Cross bike, 2006-2007ish Leader LD-416-CR

Winter bike, 1988 Schwinn Impact with Hekka 240 studded tires

Mountain bike, 2005 Kona Cinder Cone


Daily commuter, 1975 Raleigh Grand Prix

Girlfriend's daily commuter, 1989 Trek 420
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Old 08-25-12, 05:07 PM
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Howdy and Welcome to Bike Forums from a Texas road rider.
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Old 08-25-12, 06:40 PM
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Hey Phil,

How do you ride 7 bikes?
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I ride five, girlfriend rides two ... never all at once, mind you.
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I ride five, girlfriend rides two ... never all at once, mind you.
Cool...
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Welcome to Bike Forums! Looks like you got quite a collection of bikes there, one for every day of the week! Glad that you registered here, I'm sure now that you are wrenching a lot of people can learn from you.
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Welcome.... nice bike collection!
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What a stable! Welcome!
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Thanks for the warm welcomes, everyone. Found another interesting tidbit in the archives not too long ago. I should be ashamed of my haircut but mostly I just miss having so much hair!

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Thanks for the warm welcomes, everyone. Found another interesting tidbit in the archives not too long ago. I should be ashamed of my haircut but mostly I just miss having so much hair!

So Nice to have:
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