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New here although been lurking a bit, I love things with wheels and things with diesel engines. Anyway I have a small collection of bicycles (non-diesel:)) My 3 daily riders are a Soul Stomper "Mad Jimi" made in Mesa, AZ, a mid 1980's Schwinn Cruiser and a newly acquired Virtue "Ortho" which needs a bit of work. I also have a broken Schwinn Typhoon and 2 old Schwinn Mesa mountain bikes in mint condition that I don't ever ride and will be selling to make room for more cruisers. My bike choices are mostly influenced by my height and because I don't like to ride all hunched over. The Mad Jimi has a large frame but I even had to raise the handlebars a bit with a quill extender to be comfortable. The Virtue Ortho bike is really comfortable and might become my favorite. I followed threads by MazdaFlyer and kingfish254 on their Ortho bikes and looking forward to fixing mine up and adding some mods, also been thinking a lot about buying or building an e-bike.
 

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Welcome! I lived in the east valley from 2003-08. I miss the year-round riding and all the cool cruisers. Enjoy!
 
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Ah, gotcha. I guess I misread your post. Yeah, lots of IA-AZ connections cause winter here sucks!
 
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New here although been lurking a bit, I love things with wheels and things with diesel engines. Anyway I have a small collection of bicycles (non-diesel:)) My 3 daily riders are a Soul Stomper "Mad Jimi" made in Mesa, AZ, a mid 1980's Schwinn Cruiser and a newly acquired Virtue "Ortho" which needs a bit of work. I also have a broken Schwinn Typhoon and 2 old Schwinn Mesa mountain bikes in mint condition that I don't ever ride and will be selling to make room for more cruisers. My bike choices are mostly influenced by my height and because I don't like to ride all hunched over. The Mad Jimi has a large frame but I even had to raise the handlebars a bit with a quill extender to be comfortable. The Virtue Ortho bike is really comfortable and might become my favorite. I followed threads by MazdaFlyer and kingfish254 on their Ortho bikes and looking forward to fixing mine up and adding some mods, also been thinking a lot about buying or building an e-bike.
Welcome aboard. 😎
 

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