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Old 08-14-22, 07:46 AM
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Hi from Indy

Been cycling all my life, but moved to Indy a few years ago and became an empty-nester. Recently back into cycling a bit, with some free time on my hands and a city that despite its horrible roads has some nice urban trails and is relatively flat. I own a Trek 4300 MTB that I picked up when I live in Alaska. It's a comfy ride and all (just put some Double Fighters on it) but my passion right now is a franken-fixie that my son left me when he graduated college. It's a Sanwa frame (which seems to be a bit of a mystery) with a mish-mash of parts. I've been riding it around town and enjoying the excitement of urban cycling. Just swapped the drop handlebars for bullhorns (cause I don't like to ride that low in a city). I'd be out right now, but it just rained... so I'm here researching fenders. Glad to be with you all. This forum is a great resource. My previous passion was restoring a 1964 Mercury Comet (with that same son). Cycling is much cheaper with faster rewards

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Old 08-15-22, 06:56 AM
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Old 08-15-22, 06:59 AM
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Welcome. I am a just south of Indy. So much road construction in Indianapolis right now. And the roads are awful anyway.
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Welcome, I am northeast. Flat is an understatement, but at least we get extreme temperatures and some wind from time to time
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Old 08-15-22, 03:08 PM
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The roads are so bad in Indy, even the Monon is under construction but I rode part of it anyway on Sunday.
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Also live in Indy - on the Southside (north of Greenwood). Enjoyed bike commuting to and from Methodist Hospital semi-regularly for 32 years. Urban cycling can be quite..............interesting.
Lots of construction now on converting state road 37 to I-69 not far from us. Makes it challenging to get from home to roads west of the highway. Things should be much improved in another year or two.
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Welcome from Alaska. Bring that Trek back to where it belongs.

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Welcome, I make it to Indianapolis occasionally. I have a brother and his family that live there. I can honestly say. IME, the roads are really bad. Honestly, I have seen very little of the city, if not just passing through, a night or two visit. The last time I was there, we went out for breakfast and it was really good. The menu listed in house made corned beef hash, It was, no doubt, the best hash I have ever eaten. There was a pile of it, and it was finished, with help.
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Welcome from Alaska. Bring that Trek back to where it belongs.

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Still has the Beaver Sports Fairbanks sticker on it. Badge of honor.
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