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Old 04-12-2009, 01:18 PM   #10291
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We loaded the bikes up and went down the rails-to-trails and my wife realized she really likes my Kona (except she hates the bars/stem). She is riding an old clapped out cheapo Pacific. I've been bugging her for a few years to upgrade but she doesn't really ride that often, a dozen times a year I bet, tops. So anyway, I think she is getting the Hahana and I will be bike shopping. I'm going to try ridng a couple road bikes to see if they agree with my back. I really want to go that route, but we'll see. No matter what I will be buying an older used bike, I can't afford $600-1000 for a new bike right now.

I'll have a TruAtiv Hussefelt bars and Holzfeller stem (31.8mm) for sale soon cheap if anyone is looking .
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Old 04-12-2009, 01:33 PM   #10292
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Giant's OCR line, Specialized's Roubaix and X (don't remember the name at the moment ), as well as some of the other bikes are more 'upright.' Go peruse Rivendell's website for some interesting reading. Don't agree with all of it. Opinions are like belly-buttons...

If yer not in a hurry, there's deals out there. AMHIK

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Old 04-12-2009, 01:37 PM   #10293
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Thanks. I plan to take my time and try to find a decent deal on a bike that actually fits me. I rushed into that Kona because I wanted to get back into riding last Spring and have regretted that I didn't take more time bike shopping.
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Old 04-12-2009, 06:24 PM   #10294
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I dont think i've ever showed you guys a pic of my bike. But here she is

a de rosa nuovo classico 54cm, with dura ace components.. except the wheels. All steel bike, the decals are coming off :( which pisses me off, but i love her. She is one tough momma



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Old 04-12-2009, 06:29 PM   #10295
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nice De Rosa

My size too!

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Old 04-12-2009, 06:59 PM   #10296
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my ex had the King custom build with Record 10 and Cinelli RAM's etc. Nice ride!
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Old 04-12-2009, 07:26 PM   #10297
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Very nice scorch.
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Old 04-12-2009, 07:29 PM   #10298
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So i have signed up for my first race.....................

http://www.socorro.com/ssr/coyote/
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Old 04-12-2009, 07:44 PM   #10299
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Here are my two most ridden (non-motored) cycles:

Jamis Satellite





Redline mono9 with street tires, been commuting to and from work on this one. Newest bike, like it a whole lot!

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Old 04-12-2009, 07:45 PM   #10300
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So I got in TWO rides today.

One for a little over an hour on the bicycle and the other for ?? on the new ATK.

So I hadta ride into a headwind for the first 6/10ths of the ride, then a nnnniiiiccceee tailwind for the ride home. Actually went out of my way to climb a hill. WTF was I thinkin?!

Then I saw Stick Me off to work(sucks) and actually got the ATK started. Took a bit o' doing since this is the second time I've hadta kick this bike into life. :hotandsweatyafterkickingfor10min Rode right past a cop on the way out to the little patch of desert. Not even a wave.

So what IS the ticket for riding a dirt-only bike on the streets?

I managed to get to a gate with a 'no motorized vehicle' sign, so I hopped into a housing dev. and went around that section.

Kept looking behind me for Johnny Law. Luckily, I didn't see him! Also luckily, there's a little trail of sorts next to the roads out here.

As I was riding down the bicycle lane hoping and praying for that section of dirt to start, I noticed it was getting a wee bit on the dark side.

Hmmm maybe I should turn back now?

Nah I'll keep going on a short loop.

Y'know, its MUCH easier to see whatcher doin in daylight.

I managed to get home with only one slight mishap with a curb. Hope I didn't ding my rim! No, I haven't looked.

Observations: its MUCH easier to ride this bike in the dirt than the GS

This seat is HARD

Its MUCH easier to ride when you can see

Did I mention the seat's hard?

Sand's not as big an issue on a lighter bike. GS =

Woulda been nice to be able to see

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Old 04-12-2009, 09:30 PM   #10301
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Redline mono9 with street tires, been commuting to and from work on this one. Newest bike, like it a whole lot!

I love my Monocog 29er, but I want one of these.
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Old 04-12-2009, 09:38 PM   #10302
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So I got in TWO rides today.

One for a little over an hour on the bicycle and the other for ?? on the new ATK.

...snip...

Woulda been nice to be able to see

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Nice. I've been dying to get out riding. I had some rides planned for this weekend, but it decides to rain which means it most likely snowed in the mountains.
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Old 04-12-2009, 09:42 PM   #10303
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Nice. I've been dying to get out riding. I had some rides planned for this weekend, but it decides to rain which means it most likely snowed in the mountains.
Next weekend is the Rocky Point hash, so no riding for me. Lots of tho.

We'll hafta get together after that.


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Old 04-12-2009, 10:16 PM   #10304
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Next weekend is the Rocky Point hash, so no riding for me. Lots of tho.

We'll hafta get together after that.


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Sounds good. What do you suggest for a cheap (~$100) trainer. Sometimes I'll be watching TV and wish I could burn some fat and build some stamina.
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Old 04-12-2009, 10:24 PM   #10305
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Sounds good. What do you suggest for a cheap (~$100) trainer. Sometimes I'll be watching TV and wish I could burn some fat and build some stamina.
A used oil-filled jobbie from someone. Mucho quiet. Can be a great workout.

Right now, I have a set of rollers and a Cateye Psychostimulator (aka cyclosimulator) The Psychostimulator is one of my favorite trainers ever. Not real quiet tho. It WILL kick yer ass.

Start checking craigslist. Buy one used. They're generally not used very much.

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