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Old 02-03-19, 04:10 PM
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Hello. My name is Richard, I ride bikes.

I have been riding since age 4, riding all over Galveston Island when kids could do that sort of thing. Haven't ever stopped. I have raced bmx and mountain bikes, commuted, done the charity and club rides, but now just ride around town for fun and errands. I have been part of MAMIL crowd, the fixie crowd but lately have gone the way of Grant Peterson.

I have at times worked as a bike mechanic, and for a while refurbished old bikes to sell.

I ride steel frames, maybe aluminum. I can respect a carbon frame but won't ride them or pay money for them. Prefer old bikes to new, lugs, down tube shifters and cloth bar tape make my toes curl.
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Old 02-03-19, 08:28 PM
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Fair enough Richard,,, welcome to the forum,, I tried the fix up bikes and sell em but once I'd finish I couldn't bring myself to sell them...
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Old 02-03-19, 09:39 PM
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Welcome to Bike Forums Richard!
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Old 02-05-19, 09:02 AM
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Welcome to Bike Forums, RicardoDeGalvez! Toes curl... When I ride in a group with my down tube shifter bike, it makes the folks behind me toes curl. Every time I shift, they think I'm pointing out a hazard... Life goes on.
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Old 02-06-19, 11:42 AM
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Welcome. There’s a big steel following here, especially in Classic and Vintage. Many won’t consider anything else.
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