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    New Bike!

    Considering the rash of accidents running around this forum I almost feel bad about this thread. Perhaps a little new bike porn will help lighten the mood.

    Saturday I took a left over 2007 Raleigh Grand Sport home. I got a good deal on it and felt I couldn't pass it up in favor of the line of entry level road bikes. Anyways, I've put ten miles on it so far and I love it.



    I put a set of Shimano M520 clipless pedals (so far no crashes), and decided to dork it up with a shiny kickstand.




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    Quote Originally Posted by bautieri View Post
    Considering the rash of accidents running around this forum I almost feel bad about this thread. Perhaps a little new bike porn will help lighten the mood.

    Saturday I took a left over 2007 Raleigh Grand Sport home. I got a good deal on it and felt I couldn't pass it up in favor of the line of entry level road bikes. Anyways, I've put ten miles on it so far and I love it.



    I put a set of Shimano M520 clipless pedals (so far no crashes), and decided to dork it up with a shiny kickstand.



    Aren't those red water bottles a little too.... sensual... for someone from Pennsyltucky?

    Seriously, congratulations on the new steed. And, please, DON'T CRASH!

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    Sweet!@ Looks great, and I like those red bottles.
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    Nice looking ride, congrats.
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    very nice
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    WOW, nice looking new ride! Congrats, that's definitely the style of ride that will bring you a ton of fast and fun miles!

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    Nice ride you have there!

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    Ooh, shiny.

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    Nice bike

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    I;m one of those accidents, and I say keep the bike pr0n coming! Sweet looking bike you have there. More pix!
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    Nice!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Historian View Post
    Aren't those red water bottles a little too.... sensual... for someone from Pennsyltucky?

    Seriously, congratulations on the new steed. And, please, DON'T CRASH!
    I'll try not to crash but no promises, from what i hear everyone who uses clipless pedals for the first time are in one of two classes: Those who have been down; Those that are going down.

    Yes the bottles are sensual, but I like it that way...you might even say I'm a pedalphile.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Stormcrowe View Post
    Sweet!@ Looks great, and I like those red bottles.
    Cant argue with free bottles and cages! I also got a free inner tube. Course it helps when you buy a bunch of high markup goodies to go with the new bike. All in all, I really like the LBS I frequent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bautieri View Post
    Cant argue with free bottles and cages! I also got a free inner tube. Course it helps when you buy a bunch of high markup goodies to go with the new bike. All in all, I really like the LBS I frequent.
    You hit on a great topic, here. Build a good relationship with one LBS, and they'll go out of their way to treat you right. When choosing where to buy my LHT I was torn between my LBS who had it for list price, and another really good LBS who had it for $930 - $55 off list. In the end I chose my LBS, and was rewarded by them throwing in an amount of free accessories that more than made up the cost difference. Now I just have to be good and stick to the "free" amount, instead of going crazy and getting all kinds of stuff with the money I "saved" (like a Jandd expedition rack and panniers..)

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    Sweet! Just so my wife doesn't catch me watching velo p0rn online

    I agree about getting to know your LBS. I try to spread my business between the two in my town.

    BTW - Red makes you go faster!
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