Hello from western Michigan LP

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by DonBrouhaha, Feb 10, 2010.

  1. DonBrouhaha

    DonBrouhaha New Member

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    Hello - I discovered this forum in a mention in Make Magazine. The pebble has started to roll down the hill. I'm still in learners mode atm. Deciding if I should jump in w/ a 2cycle kit or wait for the developments coming on the 4cycle front. I've worked w/ chain saws all my life and have a love/hate relationship w/ 2cycle engines.

    I spent most of Saturday reading through the Rustoration thread. It was informative and entertaining. I'll probably be a "pro" lurker for now. I would like to thank all the members that shared their experiences and wisdom.
     
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    paul Active Member

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    welcome don. i moved to the caribbean from kalamazoo area. glad to have you with us
     
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    Aaaalllooooodeeeeaaaaa!!!!!
     

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    Welcome, from the U.P. of MI. I'm on the western side too, but almost in Lake Superior!

    Welcome to the fun!

    .wee.
     
  5. bairdco

    bairdco a guy who makes cool bikes

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    thanks for reading about the rustorations. vote for me!
     
  6. DonBrouhaha

    DonBrouhaha New Member

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    Your Colson is truly inspiring - I reserve the right to cast my vote when all the builds are "complete".

    I'm going in so many directions - Fat Frank cream colored 26 x 2.35 tires, Sturmey-Archer hubs (I like the idea of a dyno hub), springer fork and the list continues. I'm now thinking I'll get a 2 cycle kit and perhaps a couple of bolt on upgrades and put it on a mountain bike that sees little use and just ride it.

    I figure after riding a MB for a while, I can then have valid opinions lol
     
  7. Ole Dave

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    Don....Welcome to the wonderful world of boyhood fantasies fullfilled. I spend my summers at Townline Lake, near Lakeview Mi. Will come up in May. Own 3 bikes,each one progressively better. Will have two at the lake this summer. I have an old high school buddy that I ride with up there. Let's hook-up for a ride this summer.

    Dave Nichols
     
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    DonBrouhaha New Member

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    Thx Dave - I'm west of Grand Rapids very close to Lake Michigan - I've driven regularly through that area on the way to the UP - we would take the "short cut" through Vogel Center - that would be an interesting road to MB on (very large rolling hills) - I'll keep you posted on my progress
     
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    Hey Don....Good to hear back from you.... Have fun with the new build...that's really the most enjoyable part..... while you are planning, pay particular attention to what the guys at Pirate Cycles are doing, and the components they are using. I'm still down south (near Memphis Tn.) until mid or early May. Once I'm up at the lake (40 miles straight north of GR). I'll be happy to give you a hand. Or you will be welcome to ride my spare bike.

    Ole Dave
     

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