Introductions - another newbie
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02-15-07, 10:49 AM
hello all. Ive been browsing these forums on and off for about a year now, and finaly got around to making an account. Ive gotten into bicycling over the last two years, mostly for fun and as secondary transportation. I also enjoy doing all of my own maintainance on my low budget road bike in my school's student run bike shop.
02-15-07, 11:00 AM
Hello geetlord, where are you going to school that your school has a student run bike shop? You probably know your way around the forum if you've been browsing for a year, so I'll just leave it at--
Welcome to BF!
02-15-07, 11:46 AM
I go to school at New College in Sarasota Florida. Our student govornment funds maintanance and overhead costs of having a student volunteer run bikeshop on campus. The bikeshop does free repairs on student bikes, and can order parts for students at slightly cheaper than normal retail prices.
02-15-07, 01:04 PM
Pretty cool setup...so what kind of bike are you riding?
02-15-07, 03:15 PM
a GT zr5 Al frame with mostly stock parts (shimano sora). I like the stifness and responsiveness of the frame, but on more uneven streets and paved areas on campus it can be a bit painfull. I've jsut ordered a carbon seatpost and better padded saddle in order to smooth out the ride a bit.
02-15-07, 06:55 PM
Maybe you could make the ride comfier with fatter tires. I have foldable Bontrager X Lite Race 28 mm but they measure 26 mm wide.
02-15-07, 08:09 PM
I really like my current tires and they seem wide enough to me (continental ultra gatorskin 700x28c) my dorm is in the middle of a construction site and these tires have saved me from several puncture flats from road debris. I am replacing the stock saddle because it was painfully hard, poorly constructed and falling appart. I'm upgrading the seatpost because I got a pretty good deal on one through the campus bikeshop.
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