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Old 07-13-19, 03:24 PM
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Howdy, from Washington state

Heys everyone,

Same old story, I haven't climbed on a bike in the last 21 years. The day I got my first street motorcycle was the day my MTB went to live in the shed.

Now that I'm getting older, ive got the pot belly starting; so it's time to get in shape! Ive decided to pick up riding a bike again, hopefully this will be a form of exercise that I can stick with.

I scored a retro '90-'93 Diamond Back Outlook. It's your basic early 90s rigid. Heavy 4130 tubing, thumb shifter, cantilever brakes. Wanted to make it look like my childhood bike, so I went and set it up for a single front gear ring. So this 18 speed is now a 6.

Don't laugh, its bone simple and will take a beating. Best of all it was only 25 bucks.

So, are hiking boots, cuffed jeans and flannel shirts still mandatory MTB equipment? I think I've still got my Rob Zombie CD's somewhere...

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Old 07-13-19, 03:40 PM
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Sounds like a fun bike!

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Originally Posted by Bearly sane View Post

I scored a retro '90-'93 Diamond Back Outlook. It's your basic early 90s rigid. Heavy 4130 tubing,
It has been so long now that this is cool again. Congratulations!

A steel frame = carbon frame + water bottle.
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Old 07-15-19, 12:23 PM
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Thanks for the warm welcome everyone 😊

I've been having fun and am certainly getting the exercise I'm wanting.

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