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Old 09-09-13, 06:18 AM
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I'm brand new to the forum. I am 66 years old and a retired mechanical engineer. I restore Chev Corvettes for a hobby besides riding my hybrid now for about 8 years. Also golf occasionally. Born and raised in the Pittsburgh area and reside in the town of my birth. The Western Pa. area is fortunate to have miles and miles of rails to trails limestone bike ways that offer a variety of terrain and scenic beauty. These are converted old Pennsylvania RR roadbeds. The Westmoreland Heritage Trail is located no more than 1/4 mile from my home.

My kids bought me my bike as a Christmas present. It is a 26 in hybrid (comfort ) bike that has 26X1.95 in hybrid tires, M wave suspension seatpost, sprung oversized seat saddle, and Shamano 26 speed grearing. The bike was labeled as a North Facve and was purchased at Dick's Sporting Goods. A history review shows it to be a Ironhorse bike painted and labeled as North Face. I have a 4 bike carrier that attaches to a hitch on my car or SUV. I am toying around with the suspension as I am an inquisitive mechanical engineer looking at the seat, seatpost, front suspension, and tire width and type.

I will always have some tech questions that I will post on the forum. I believe most of the time I will be on the Hybrid forum.

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Old 09-09-13, 06:36 AM
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Welcome Dave. Glad you have a bike you like. Post some pics when you get a chance.
I'm 68 and still love my very comfortable road bikes (click the links below if you want to see them).
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Old 09-09-13, 09:22 AM
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Hey Dave,

Welcome to Bike Forums from a 71 y/o Texas road rider.
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Old 09-09-13, 12:04 PM
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Welcome to BF and enjoy the new bike!
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