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Old 06-24-14, 09:28 PM
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Greetings from Montreal

Hi everyone,

My name is Manni and I have recently rediscovered the thrill of bike riding all over this wonderful city. I work full time as a graphic artist, so the hours are long and rather stressful. But when the weekend arrives, I have re-cultivated the "irresponsible" habit of leaving cellphone behind and disappearing from morning to early evening on my bike and hitting as many trails as I can from one end of the island to another. My bike is a 1989 Peugeot Canyon Express purchased brand new back in that year from a well-known bicycle store (not sure if I can post the name so I won't) and was riding it everywhere until the early 90's. Since then, it has been sitting in my parents shed for an odd 20+ years until this summer when I finally resolved to take it out, shake of the webs, lubricate the gears, put air in the tires and take it for a spin. To my astonishment, it rode exactly the same as it did back then, even on the slightly cracked original stubbies (plan on updating those to newer and safer road-friendly slicker tires). That's all it took and I was hooked! Forget the car and the ridiculous gas prices here in Quebec. I will post pictures as soon as I find the appropriate section/thread on this forum.

Thank you all for welcoming me aboard.
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Old 06-25-14, 09:29 AM
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Hey Manni,

Welcome to Bike Forums.

Now you feel as a kid again.
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Old 06-25-14, 03:08 PM
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Welcome to BF!
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Hi Artisticanuck and welcome in. Incidentally a friend of mine has an older Peugeot road bike(in silver). I remember he used to ride this bike back in 1981 and it was far from new back then. He hung it up in the garage for a few years and we recently brought it back to life. He is still using it to this day.
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Old 06-26-14, 05:36 PM
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Dead-on, 10 Wheels -- that's exactly how it feels !!

Thanks for the welcome!
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Old 06-26-14, 09:19 PM
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Originally Posted by Sterling5H View Post
Hi Artisticanuck and welcome in. Incidentally a friend of mine has an older Peugeot road bike(in silver). I remember he used to ride this bike back in 1981 and it was far from new back then. He hung it up in the garage for a few years and we recently brought it back to life. He is still using it to this day.
Thanks for the welcome, Sterling5H. I guess a large part of the appeal is purely sentimental. sitting on the same familiar saddle after a long lapse of time (in my case, 25 years) is almost like entering a time warp, especially when the bike still rides the same.
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