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Old 10-21-12, 08:39 PM
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Just discovered this forum

So I thought I would introduce myself!

I have a Musashi for the last couple of years and before that rode a Vision R40 since 97.

I really like the Musashi, its the fastest bike I have owned.

I also have a blog:
https://trduff.blogspot.com

Bicycling is a great hobby and weight loss program rolled into one, I have lost a lot of weight since I started riding again in 2010, I had gone from 235 pounds mid 2010 down to 173 pounds by the end of 2010.
This year I started at 199 pounds and have gotten back down to 175 pounds.
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Old 10-21-12, 10:44 PM
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Congratulations on the weight loss,and welcome.I have always wanted to try the Musashi
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Old 10-22-12, 06:58 PM
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Welcome!
Not a huge number of recumbent riders in Central Indiana. Rode the Hilly Hundred this past weekend along with about 5,000 other cyclists and only saw 3 or 4 other 'bents.
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Old 10-23-12, 07:18 AM
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Welcome!! I too use my bike and trike as a weight loss and maintainer. Since I retire 4 years ago I have lost 25 pounds, and rattler right around 170.
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Not a huge number of recumbent riders in Central Indiana. Rode the Hilly Hundred this past weekend along with about 5,000 other cyclists and only saw 3 or 4 other 'bents.

It was good to see you a couple of years ago, even if I was somewhat distracted at the time. This year I would have been too busy to go, even if I'd signed up. I think next year I'll be back, and hope to have more time to visit.
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Old 10-23-12, 03:38 PM
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One of my daughters lived in Anderson for some years when we were in Cincinnati. I remember driving through Greensburg many times. Where'd you get your Musashi?
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Old 10-23-12, 06:12 PM
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It was good to see you a couple of years ago, even if I was somewhat distracted at the time. This year I would have been too busy to go, even if I'd signed up. I think next year I'll be back, and hope to have more time to visit.
Since we got our Screamer in 2011, I've been completely bent at the Hilly. (Saturday solo and Sunday with my stoker.)
Already looking forward to HH 2013; hope to see you there.
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One of my daughters lived in Anderson for some years when we were in Cincinnati. I remember driving through Greensburg many times. Where'd you get your Musashi?
Good question. Recumbent dealers are few and far between in Indiana.
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One of my daughters lived in Anderson for some years when we were in Cincinnati. I remember driving through Greensburg many times. Where'd you get your Musashi?
I got mine in fairfield, Ohio at: https://www.fairfieldcyclery.com/ They have a great selection of bikes.

You can also talk to Valley bikes in Indy: https://www.valleybikes.com


Thanks all for the warm welcomes.
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Have seen much positive feedback on Fairfield cyclery.

The nature of Valley Bike's business is unclear from their website. Many pics of the former store in Carmel posted there. They left Carmel several years ago.
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Have seen much positive feedback on Fairfield cyclery.

The nature of Valley Bike's business is unclear from their website. Many pics of the former store in Carmel posted there. They left Carmel several years ago.
He now runs it from his garage, they did a 'renovation' of Carmel and from what I understand, tore down his old shop.

When I went early last year, he had several bikes to test ride.
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I test-rode a Musashi at Basically Bicycles a couple of years back. Really loved it, and in retrospect, I wish I had bought it, but at the time, I was all googly-eyed at the Xstream and didn't have any money for a new bike, anyway. Had I known that the production would be so short, I would have bought it anyway.

Enjoy your ride!
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He now runs it from his garage, they did a 'renovation' of Carmel and from what I understand, tore down his old shop.

When I went early last year, he had several bikes to test ride.

Yeah, from what I heard it was too close to the new bike trail. Plus, I'm sure someone with more money wanted to put THEIR business there.
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I picked up a virtually brand new small Musashi a couple months ago and have put ~1,000 miles on it. Despite owning a couple pother lighter low racers, I find the Musashi to be an excellent all around ride.
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Can't recall reading anything except good stuff about the Musashi.
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