Hello from Schuylkill County, PA

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  1. Bikesnfire

    Bikesnfire New Member

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    Hello to all. Been lurking several weeks and thought it's time to join in. I have been in the bicycle business since 1982 and am a 5th generation family blacksmith. Years ago I worked in an autobody shop. Between bikes, autobody, and blacksmithing, metal working, tinkering and inventing have been the backbone of my life. I just got into the motor bicycles this year kind of by accident. Had a bicycle customer bring in a hub for me to lace into a rim for a motor bike he was building. To make a long story short, he didn't know how to complete his bike, so he brought it to me to finish. After he took his first test ride, I was immediately hooked. Next day I ordered my own kit and now have 4 motorbikes I ride daily. Talk about an addiction. Loads of fun and very affordable hobby. I'm hoping my knowledge of bicycles and metal working will be beneficial to this great site.
     
  2. Dan

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    Howdy Bikes. Very cool and looking forward to reading your insights. Really is an addiction. Did ya see this?


    Cracked me up.

    Any way, glad to meet ya and welcome
     
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    Thanks Dan. I think I'm too far gone for that program to help me.
     
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    Har, me too. (still beats golf)((I gotta stop saying that. Gonna anger some one, some day))
     
  5. Richard Lowe

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    Hi, I believe I meet you last year as I was looking for an old frame to mount my motor. Will have to stop by again on my motorcycle and have a chat with you. I bought a new Schwinn and mounted the motor to that.
     
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    Hello, Richard. Stop by the shop anytime you are in my area. I'm sure we will have something to talk about.
     
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    Welcome to this site. It seems there are a lot of MB riders in PA. I'm sure your metal fabrication and autobody skills sure come in handy when creating your motorbikes. Also, there is a motorbike rally in PA coming up soon. http://motorbicycling.com/f35/central-pa-rally-14578.html
     
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    Welcome- I'm in pa too! Hopefully you can make it to the Central PA rally- I think i might go.
     
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    I only live about half an hour from the site of the rally. Unfortunately, I don't think I will be able to make it this year unless we have some major change of plans here. It sounds like it could really be a great fun event.
     
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    I haven't been there yet, but hope to go this year. Sounds fun, hope you can make it.
     

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