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Brand new used track bikeJaeP
Mar 20, 2003 7:54 PM
This is my vintage Panasonic track bike. I don't know the year it was made or anything else about it so any information would be helpful.

I took a track class at the San Diego Velodrome this past summer and I liked it!

I bought the frame for $120 and had Joe Bell, the world famous bike painter and all around swell guy, paint it Merckx orange. I haven't been able to ride it at all because I have a herniated disc. :(
beauty! nmJS Haiku Shop
Mar 21, 2003 7:05 AM
re: Brand new used track bikeukiahb
Mar 22, 2003 9:33 AM
very sharp! and hope the back trouble improves quickly, have been through that myself and couldn't ride for awhile either...
Back problemsJaeP
Mar 22, 2003 7:42 PM
Just curious. I'm seeing a neurosurgeon this coming Tuesday. I'm hoping I don't need surgery. Can you tell me if your back still hurts and what you did about it?

re:Back problemsukiahb
Mar 23, 2003 9:46 AM
Its been 10 years and it does still hurt sometimes, but slowly got better over several years and I can generally do whatever I like physically as long as I'm reasonably careful. Didn't have surgery, read up on it and it looked to me like it would be better to avoid that if possible...but I'm no doctor...there are some good books out there that discuss treatment options, excercises, etc. I was unable to ride for only a month or so and when I did resume riding it seemed to help w/ recovery.