• Achtung, achtung!  :)

    During July 27th 2024 (or 28th, depending on your time zone), hosting server maintenance is planned and the forum will not work normally (we'll set it to read-only mode at best, though it will be completely offline for a while). Hopefully, it will all go well and we will be back on line within less than 8 hours.

    Thank you in advance for your patience.

    Note, this has nothing to do with the planned forum upgrade to version 2.3, which will most probably happen at a later date (probably in Autumn).

    Relja

Hello and let me introduce myself...

Doug

Hub Hero
Greetings fellow bike enthusiasts,

I got going when "ten-speed" bikes had cotter pin cranks and downtube shifters. I have never been a racer and would be a commuter, occasional tourist, general utility and grocery shopper sort of rider.

Currently I have five bikes here in my living room, two from the early '80s and the other three being in various ways modern replicas of those earlier bikes although two of them are still only framesets and during the past several years I have done bicycle component business with Amazon, eBay, bike shops, and dealers to collect my favorite components from the '80s, '90s, and '00s. However, one of those two framesets not only uses older components but is my first bike having disc brakes and thru-axles, the others all having rim brakes, and they all have been or are being built with 3x mix and match gear trains, etc., and non-index shifters, while carefully marking and storing any original components.
 
Hi Doug,

Welcome to the BikeGremlin forum.

That sounds like an interesting bike collection. :)

P.S.
The upcoming version of the software running this forum (XenForo - my article), 2.3, should provide automated image optimization and thus allow for posting large photos. I'm really looking forward to that (hopefully before the spring of 2024). :)

Relja
 
Hi Doug,

Welcome to the BikeGremlin forum.

That sounds like an interesting bike collection. :)

Relja
Hei Relja,

Thank you and glad to be here!

Yes, I have a collection but I am not one of the N+1 collectors. Not having been an on road or off road racer has kept me with and using general purpose bikes but there is a variety of them too and my collection fairly well represents the range what general purpose bikes can do so by having that variety of bikes I am not looking around for any other bikes. Besides, I have experience with other bicycle technologies such as 110-psi 27-inch tires and big, heavy, low pressure tires and so can appreciate what medium-size general purpose tires can do.
 

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