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Cycling (Road Bike) Thread

Discussion in 'Sports, Hobbies & Interests' started by DNG, Oct 20, 2011.

  1. Sep 3, 2013 at 10:50 AM
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    SMKYTXN

    SMKYTXN If it can't be overdone it's not worth doing

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    I may not attempt the tripple threat, but I plan on being there next year. I'll be camping again at MPEC as you can't get any closer to the action.

    On another note, what's up with their not being any photos of the mountain bike races?
     
  2. Sep 3, 2013 at 10:54 AM
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    I just checked and still not up for me either :notsure:
     
  3. Sep 3, 2013 at 12:33 PM
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    yea that's weird. the century pics were up that night!
     
  4. Sep 12, 2013 at 1:04 PM
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    I bought a Scott Speedster S20 back in May. Great bike, good price bit more than entry level but some solid components and a Carbon Fork.

    Check out the Scotts!

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  5. Oct 11, 2013 at 7:29 PM
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    This is long over due but check it out

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    It rides awesome and I really like that style of bars but I think it may be for sale soon. I need something all-weather :eek:

    But in other news...

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    Some 105 stuff popped up on CL. The guy was asking 150. When I met and looked everything over I offered 140 but he said no to 140 and gave it to me for 100 :eek: I actually felt kind of bad he did that. Maybe ill contact him and give him my take offs whenever that will happen :notsure:

    And in other other news...

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    Been rocking these serfas seca tires for a while now. I have literally taken chunks of glass and metal out of my tires with out it puncturing. They were a b-word to get on. I am dreading the day I actually get a puncture. About 600 miles and only complaint is that they wear kind of fast.


    Thats all folks :)
     
  6. Nov 20, 2013 at 5:37 PM
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  7. Nov 20, 2013 at 7:59 PM
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    Been going hard in the cyclocross. So. Damn. Fun.

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  8. Dec 2, 2013 at 4:48 PM
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    hey if anyone can help, I want to get into road biking. My thinking is i can't afford to fork over 1000+ right now. I got a buddy with a scatante? He's upgrading and says he'll sell it to me for 200. Its an entry level road bike nothing fancy but my feeling is if I do like this sport I can upgrade components and eventually the frame and fork whatever from there down the road? if i don't like it I'm only out 200$ Do i have the right thinking here? Is it worth it buying something more expensive right off the bat? I have had a lot of hobbies over the years and I always learned i might as well have bought things individually and made it beast then buying something ready to go off the shelf. Any advice please!
     
  9. Dec 2, 2013 at 5:10 PM
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    Its a double edged sword with your first bike. You can buy something that will probably not last a long as you think or you can buy used and tough it out till you know you like it....

    Scantante is performance bikes brand? I don't think you can go wrong with 200...unless it has like 120k miles on it. how old is it and what condition?

    If the wheels and components need replacing might as well pass for a different use bike or save up for a new one.
     
  10. Dec 2, 2013 at 5:12 PM
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    dexterdog My pee parts itch

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    As long as it's sound and doesn't weigh a ton there isn't a reason not to give it a try. Now buying components separately is a good way to upgrade at your own pace but you also have to weigh in the overall cost. The manufacturers get components allot cheaper than the average consumer can get them so even though you can buy parts when you can afford to in the long run it may end up costing quite a bit more unless you buy used.
     
  11. Dec 3, 2013 at 11:01 AM
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    It's tricky getting into the sport, because you are getting into something that will take you miles away from home, and you don't want to me left stranded. So you want to ensure whatever you buy is in good condition.

    I didn't know any buddies into road biking, so no used bikes from trustworthy friends were available. If your buddy says it's good, then why not go for it.

    That being said, you are going to love road biking, guaranteed, so maybe getting a bit better bike in the beginning is worth it.

    I bought a mid-level entry bike, Scott Speedster S20 with a carbon fork. It has been awesome and put some 2000k on it my first season. No regrets.

    One thing to note, the bike is only part of your costs. Gear costs a lot too, but the payoff is awesome.

    Enjoy the sport!
     
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    Thanks for the replies, all good points and I appreciate it. Taco trooper I think you're right I am pretty sure this is something I will love, right now my main exercise is surfing. I hate running or lifting weights, I need something with cardio and a challenge and this is also something i can do long term like surfing. Just want to do my homework thanks again guys!
     
  13. Dec 4, 2013 at 4:46 AM
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    Go for a ride with your buddy and try it before you buy it to make sure it is sound and right size..........
     
  14. Dec 4, 2013 at 11:52 AM
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    I hear ya man... Not a gym fan myself, but went a lot before buying the bike. Contemplated for a long time and when I finally took the plunge I had no regrets. It's such a fun way to exercise, meet new people, and really challenge yourself. People who see you out riding are jealous, and your friends will totally comment on how fit you get.

    I lost 20lbs in 4 months, and never saw results like that by going to the gym.

    Good luck, let us know what you decide to get.
     
  15. Dec 8, 2013 at 4:37 PM
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    For some reason...this popped into my head today. The thought was "shit...my fitness is showing" as I held up traffic huffing and puffing up a hill :D
     
  16. Dec 8, 2013 at 5:00 PM
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    Got on the bike today for the first time in I don't know how long... a couple months? Felt good and surprisingly strong... got about 2hrs in. My rando bike is sooo much more comfortable than the carbon race bike I just sold. Kinda sucked to let it go but it didn't make sense to have any more.
     
  17. Dec 19, 2013 at 5:38 PM
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    I really like my Kurt Kinetic Road Machine and I added the "Pro Flywheel". It cost a pretty penny, but it has a pretty decent "road" feel and when I stop pedalling, my wheel continues to spin for at least 30 seconds.
     
  18. Dec 19, 2013 at 5:51 PM
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    I would get rollers over a trainer any day. Trainers are so freaking boring. Rollers make it more interesting and will improve your bike handling and pedal stroke.
     
  19. Dec 19, 2013 at 6:13 PM
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    I dunno, they're both pretty boring after a couple of hours. If you're a cyclist I'd recommend going rollers. If you're not a cyclist I'd recommend a trainer.

    If you choose rollers, I'd recommend setting up in a hallway or doorway at first so that when you get that "oh crap" moment you can grab a wall to stay upright. Don't spend lots of time looking at the drums, ride them like you're on the road. Pick a spot a few bike lengths ahead of you and keep your eyes on that. And relax. Try not to look around too much while you're getting the hang of them, just watch up the "road" like if you were riding in the real world.
     
  20. Dec 19, 2013 at 6:21 PM
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    Just curious, can you do workouts (i.e. intervals) on rollers? Do they have enough resistance to allow you to do say 300w or 500w or whatever efforts?

    I don't have a set so I don't know.
     
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