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Old 03-19-2011, 06:58 PM   #41
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FIT FIT FIT. Can't say that enough. It's not a good deal if the bike doesn't fit you. I've only been cycling for 4 years now but I've done the research and test rides. I have four bicycles totally over $20K. Go to a bike shop, get fitted. If you can't spend more right now offer to pay for a fitting so you can use the info to buy used. And the cost of the bike is just getting started. A good bib shorts and jersey. Not to mention shoes and pedals.

Great prices here. http://bikesdirect.com/products/road_bikes.htm downside is you'll probably have to take it to a shop for final assembly. Still worth it.
Also, great site for info/questions http://www.bikeforums.net/forumdispl...1-Road-Cycling

My last two purchases. Haven't ridden either yet. It's going to be a good summer

Cervelo R3SL with full Sram Red and Cervelo S2 with full Ultegra. Waiting on my 50mm carbon clincher wheels to come in.
And getting my 18mo daughter started on a run bike
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Old 03-19-2011, 07:08 PM   #42
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FIT FIT FIT. Can't say that enough. It's not a good deal if the bike doesn't fit you. I've only been cycling for 4 years now but I've done the research and test rides. I have four bicycles totally over $20K. Go to a bike shop, get fitted. If you can't spend more right now offer to pay for a fitting so you can use the info to buy used. And the cost of the bike is just getting started. A good bib shorts and jersey. Not to mention shoes and pedals.

Great prices here. http://bikesdirect.com/products/road_bikes.htm downside is you'll probably have to take it to a shop for final assembly. Still worth it.
Also, great site for info/questions http://www.bikeforums.net/forumdispl...1-Road-Cycling

My last two purchases. Haven't ridden either yet. It's going to be a good summer

Cervelo R3SL with full Sram Red and Cervelo S2 with full Ultegra. Waiting on my 50mm carbon clincher wheels to come in.
And getting my 18mo daughter started on a run bike
20k!!!! I would never spend that much on bikes and gear, unless I was a competitive and wanted to go pro....
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Old 03-19-2011, 07:14 PM   #43
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Old 03-19-2011, 07:21 PM   #44
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Or if you could afford to drop $20k on bikes
Seems to be a bit overkill though.... Would rather 15k on my car.....
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Old 03-19-2011, 07:24 PM   #45
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20k!!!! I would never spend that much on bikes and gear, unless I was a competitive and wanted to go pro....
If you think that's nuts, the next frame I'm getting is the Cervelo R5CA. I know, CRAZY!
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Old 03-19-2011, 07:25 PM   #46
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Or if you could afford to drop $20k on bikes
This and it makes you happy and of course you love the sport
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Old 03-19-2011, 07:37 PM   #48
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same reason you'd own more than one car, or more than one pair of shoes........ or more than one watch

It's not always a "need" as much as a want.....cycling like any other hobby can be pretty addictive once you get into it

each bike is different, and will ride differently depending on material and style (Carbon, Titanium, Steel, etc)

In some cases, if you're involved in several disciplines of the sport (mountain, road, time trial, etc) you'd need a diff bike for each

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Old 03-19-2011, 07:40 PM   #49
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I don't own more than one pair of shoes or have another car I get it though, I have too many cameras and an unhealthy obsession with flashlights
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Thanks for all the input and the arguments that devolve into insults. Good stuff and very entertaining.

Now, anyone care to argue about the best bike rack for the E46?
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Old 03-19-2011, 08:21 PM   #51
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I have a Thule, they make an e46 specific mount
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Old 03-19-2011, 09:14 PM   #53
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For a roof rack get a Thule... crossbars mount via vehicle specific mounts using the integrated roof rail internal mounts. Great product.

Big mouth or peleton mount work depending on the bike you get...
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Thanks for all the input and the arguments that devolve into insults. Good stuff and very entertaining.

Now, anyone care to argue about the best bike rack for the E46?


You need a base first. I just got a new oem e46 base for $160 (part # 82-71-0-142-220). Then get a Thule pro ride 591 bike carrier rack for it. The oem turned out cheaper than the thule base.


Got mine here.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/BMW-F...-/310303761131
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OK. In that case a Trek 7.2FX is $549 MSRP and I think we sell them at $499.
Thanks for the suggestion. I just picked up my Trek 7.1 FX for $449 and loving it.

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lol this one takes a bit more effort then a typical bike so it makes you a better rider. Thats why I like it, and thats why its never boring.
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Nice. You would have been happier with a SCOTT P5 or similar.
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I think bikes are like golf clubs, unless you're a pro or at the least very serious about it then you don't need to current year's model. Get one that's a few years old for a fraction of the cost. Learn what you like and then go big.
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