Well I am getting back in the saddle so to speak. Have not been riding for years but now that I am in my early 30s and wanting to be more active so I am doing my favorite past time, riding bikes! I used to ride BMX bikes at around 10 or so and eventually mountain bikes as I got bigger for 5-20 miles a day before I turned 18 and it was like 5-7 days a week. I am out of the loop now and was looking on CL for a budget starter bike to get going, my last bike was a Proflex 857, yeah its been awhile so do not rag on me to hard, haha.
I just recently bought a bike off CL for $180, its a GT Avalanche 3.0 but there is one problem, I think its a ladies bike because of the decals, does not look much different then the guys avalanches I have seen, frame looks close to the same size. I probably will pass this off to my son and let him sticker it up as his bike got stolen, I can get something else but for $180 I think its okay. It does need the front derailleur replaced, the brakes were backwards but I fixed that. It does appear to have Bontrager accessories, not sure how good those are, the bars and headset, crank, seat post and tires.
I was going to remove the girly decals but they appear to be clear coated over so a repaint would be the only way to go or some stickers to cover them up. Either way I am glad to soon be back riding, now I need to look for another GT for me, I had many of them growing up in BMX, always solid bikes whether it was a Performer or Mach 1. I am just excited about getting back to biking after many years away from it and spending lots of time on other hobbies, got into drag racing cars a bit.
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