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Old 07-02-2009, 09:37 AM   #11446
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As I remember, White Plains, NY is not a flat terrain area, maybe that should put into consideration for your bike purchase.

Ever consider riding it for longer distance, say over 40 miles on a single sitting or day?
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Old 07-02-2009, 09:48 AM   #11447
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Thanks for the info, Jav (and everyone else).

32'' is my typical pant inseam.

My budget for a pedal bike is low, since I just dropped large wad on my motorized bike so that'll be good for another 15,000 miles.

I mean, four large? I see how deep the rabbit hole goes...

I am thinking sub $1,000 -- maybe second-hand. Is that a bad idea with bicycles?

I'd look at Raleigh and Surleys for that price range, maybe Bianchi as well. You should be able to get a good roadie (maybe a leftover yr) for under 1k easily.


Now the gear on the other hand.....
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Old 07-02-2009, 09:50 AM   #11448
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Isn't the rule-of-thumb for bicycle purchase similar to engagement ring guidelines?
3 month's salary?
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Old 07-02-2009, 09:56 AM   #11449
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I am thinking sub $1,000 -- maybe second-hand. Is that a bad idea with bicycles?
Used is good...a buddy just sold a $1500 Cannondale that he rode 3 times on Craigslist for $600...sold in 3 hours.
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Old 07-02-2009, 09:58 AM   #11450
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Thanks for the info, Jav (and everyone else).

32'' is my typical pant inseam.

My budget for a pedal bike is low, since I just dropped large wad on my motorized bike so that'll be good for another 15,000 miles.

I mean, four large? I see how deep the rabbit hole goes...

I am thinking sub $1,000 -- maybe second-hand. Is that a bad idea with bicycles?
Are you riding in a hilly area?

If not, the world of single speeds beckons you.

Hell, I live in the hills of Seattle and I ride single speeds. Only my rando and work bikes have gears.
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Old 07-02-2009, 10:02 AM   #11451
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Used is good...a buddy just sold a $1500 Cannondale that he rode 3 times on Craigslist for $600...sold in 3 hours.

And I'm selling a brand new (1000 miles) 2008 Trek Portland for $1100.

A lot of people love this bike, but too me, it feels like a wet noodle.
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Old 07-02-2009, 10:13 AM   #11452
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I don't know man.

I think he's trying to steal 'most self-absorbed' poster title from you.

You're gonna need to up your game.
Coming from the guy who won't hesitate to tell us how smart and big and strong and tough he is...that's funny.

My "game" will remain the same because laughing at folks like you never gets old.

PS Posted because the bike size question seems to have been resolved.
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Old 07-02-2009, 11:11 AM   #11453
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But seriously, you are a PRIME candidate for a custom bike. If you're not pulling our legs, those are some seriously non-average (male) proportions. Your seat-to-handlebar drop must be insane! I'm an inch taller than you, and my inseam, on average, is 4" less than yours (I ride a custom bike with a 56.5 seat and 57 top).
I'm in about the same range as Cat0020 -- 5'10.5", 34.5" inseam. Finding an off-the-shelf road bike that fits me well is near impossible. My cross bike has a lot of seatpost showing despite a horizontal toptube, and a 35-degree-rise stem. It looks decidedly uncool, but I can ride it all day without back pain or numb hands.
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Old 07-02-2009, 11:34 AM   #11454
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Go to multiple bike shops and see what they say and let you ride.

I bought my new Jamis Ventura for just over $500.00 two years ago. Ask them if they have any "year old" new bikes on the shelves. They will normally have them much cheaper, even though most of the time it is the exact same thing as the current model, just a different paint scheme and/or stickers.
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Old 07-02-2009, 01:35 PM   #11455
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Coming from the guy who won't hesitate to tell us how smart and big and strong and tough he is...that's funny.

My "game" will remain the same because laughing at folks like you never gets old.

PS Posted because the bike size question seems to have been resolved.
You should try to dig some of those. I'd like to see them! Probably should post them up in CS&M so we can keep this thread clean.

P.S. Tellin' someone yer dimensions and weight to help them gauge fit and suitability of bike frames doesn't count. It's in proper context.
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Old 07-02-2009, 02:05 PM   #11456
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You should try to dig some of those. I'd like to see them! Probably should post them up in CS&M so we can keep this thread clean.

P.S. Tellin' someone yer dimensions and weight to help them gauge fit and suitability of bike frames doesn't count. It's in proper context.
And poking someone who questions the reason for a persons comment is in proper context too.

As is reacting in kind.

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Old 07-02-2009, 02:14 PM   #11457
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Would you two take this back to CSM, or wherever it came from, and stop shitting in this thread?
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Old 07-02-2009, 02:21 PM   #11458
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Would you two take this back to CSM, or wherever it came from, and stop shitting in this thread?
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Old 07-02-2009, 02:27 PM   #11459
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Old 07-02-2009, 02:33 PM   #11460
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Out of curiosity, is anyone here a frame builder?

I mean like a real honest to god, measure the human, determine his riding styles and handling preferences, then build the perfect frame kinda builder?

As I've learned a whole hell of a lot more about human kinesthetics, neuro-muscular triggers, bicycle geometry, framing styles, and materials over the past couple years I've become more than half serious about taking a sabbatical and learning how to build bike frames. I have two custom made machines that are like personal gifts from God, and even guys who really, really know bikes are impressed as hell when they ride them. I'd like to know more about this stuff.

If you are, could you PM me?
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