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Old 05-16-2011, 04:35 PM   #61
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I'm looking for a Hybrid/Urban Bike in addition to my Mountain Bike.
So far I looked at the Cannondale Bad Boy and some Treks.

I would love to get this baby, but it's $$$$$$$$:





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Old 05-16-2011, 04:41 PM   #62
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Nice. You would have been happier with a SCOTT P5 or similar.
So far as I can tell, my bike is a dead ringer for the "or similar" category. What about it would make me happier?
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Old 05-16-2011, 07:22 PM   #63
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Good luck and go turn some cranks..
Nice bike. Specs? What are you getting to replace it?
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Old 05-17-2011, 04:46 AM   #64
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I too have a Trek 1.2T 2008. I've put somewhere around 2,000 miles on it. I love it man. I suddenly want to go cycling. Maybe I shall tomorrow.
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Old 05-17-2011, 09:18 AM   #65
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Old 05-17-2011, 09:34 AM   #66
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Joe, how many miles did you put on your bike yet?
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Old 05-17-2011, 10:27 AM   #67
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what you got is fine, as long as it suits YOUR needs
I think I need a better saddle. Aside from that I have no complaints.

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Joe, how many miles did you put on your bike yet?
Only 10 so far. The weather has been nothing but crap since the day I rode it home from the cycle shop. I took it out on Sunday thinking the rain had blown over but I got soaked shortly after setting out.
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Old 05-17-2011, 10:56 AM   #68
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ya, saddles are pretty "personal".....I'd recommend riding a bit more before picking one out though

sometimes your a$$ just needs to be "broken in" properly which takes time and repetition (it's only gay if you tell someone about it)

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Old 05-17-2011, 11:36 AM   #69
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ya, saddles are pretty "personal".....I'd recommend riding a bit more before picking one out though

sometimes your a$$ just needs to be "broken in" properly which takes time and repetition (it's only gay if you tell someone about it)
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Old 05-17-2011, 11:37 AM   #70
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ya, saddles are pretty "personal".....I'd recommend riding a bit more before picking one out though

sometimes your a$$ just needs to be "broken in" properly which takes time and repetition (it's only gay if you tell someone about it)
Yup, you'll be sore for a few days but after a few rides you'll be good to go.
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Old 05-17-2011, 12:36 PM   #71
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take it off some sweet jumps yet?
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Old 05-17-2011, 12:47 PM   #72
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Check out Bikesdirect.com. I just ordered my first bike from them, it should be here Thurs. I didn't want to spend an arm and a leg since I don't know how I will take to the sport but still wanted something decent. With a budget of $500 you can get a pretty good bike from them. Take it to a LBS have them put it together and tune it for maybe $50 and you should be set.

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Old 05-17-2011, 08:21 PM   #74
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Nice bike. Specs? What are you getting to replace it?
Thanks.

I built it up last summer and all but the seat, bars and post were bought used off CL. Not looking to sell or upgrade anything. It was a dream build and took almost 6 months to source/piece it all together.

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Old 06-20-2011, 01:43 PM   #75
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A few years back I got into cycling, to a fault I bought an overly expensive bike and gear. I was at a pretty busy time in my life so I didn't ride enough to justify this large investment I had made, so after 1 season I sold my bike and gear.

Lately I have found that I need more cardio in my workout regiments and I can't run. My life has settled down a bit and I have the time to ride again. This time I would like to do it a bit more price cautiously though. I found a sweet little deal on a Cannondale CAAD 8 R700 (Pic below) with Shimano 105 gear, so I am picking that up this week.



What are your thoughts on a nice pair of shoes. I use to have a $300 pair of Specialized carbon shoes. I'll probably buy a slightly used pair on eBay to save some $$$... What do you guys like? Sidi? Specialized? Shimano?

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+1, I wouldn't mind some recommendations on shoes/pedals too. I want to get a little more serious this summer
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Old 06-20-2011, 02:17 PM   #77
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I'd buy whatever pair fits you best, maybe go to a store and try on a few before pulling the trigger online

I've owned:

Shimano - Worked well no complaints, can be pricey

Specialized - Used these for about 5yrs on the Mountain bike. Buckle broke twice, first time around the store replaced them under warranty. Second time time around I called Specialized and they sent me new buckles for free since I was out of warranty at this point. Kind of nice of them since the shoes were 3yrs old at the time. Inspite of these issues, I would buy from them again since they took care of me (even sent me some free gifts along with the buckles). Supposedly they were aware of the issues with the buckle and replaced it on subsequent models

Bontrager - Current pair for the last year or so, no issues

I've tried Sidis at the store a couple of times, and they didn't fit me...I'm told they don't work well for people with wide feet. Someone told me I had to go with their Wide sizes, but I could never find one to try on, so I can't comment on it.


For Pedals, I used Shimano Dura Ace and Ultegra on both my road bikes. SPDs on the mountain bike.

Haven't really heard any bad things about the other major pedal platforms like Frogs etc, so you really can't go wrong. Just go with the one you can find the best deals on.

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Old 06-20-2011, 07:41 PM   #78
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I ride Sidi's for road and dirt. Genius 5 Pro and Dominator 5's. I have a wide foot so I need the "Mega" width.

I've ridden specialized as well, nice but not quite as wide or comfortable. There are a few manufactures out there such as Shimano that have heat forming insoles. You put them in the oven and have them form to your feet. You can get the same result by riding in the rain. My road shoes were much more comfortable after 75 miles of riding in the rain.

Try a few on, buy what is most comfortable.

I need to get out and ride, just got a new set of wheels for the road bike last weekend.

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Old 06-29-2011, 10:18 AM   #79
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I picked up a brand new pair of Sidi Genius 5's for $99.00 shipped. Pretty stoked on that deal!!

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Old 11-29-2011, 11:41 AM   #80
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Anyone have aero bars? I want to get some as my route is flat and fairly straight. I talked to a girl at the local shop last night and she said they start ~$120, but I'm seeing some online for half of that. Any recommendations?
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