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Old 07-01-07, 06:02 AM   #1
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New Bike

Here is my new bike that I picked up today. http://www.specialized.com/bc/SBCBkM...006&spid=21592 (I bought the white version) I am using it to commute to and from work 9 miles one way. I also have a Gary Fisher Mt. Bike that I was using to commute to work. I shaved 15 minutes off my time just making the switch to this bike.

Its not a bad bike for a off the rack bike, I think. I got it for 800.00 out the door with 2 armadillo tires and 2 new tubes with slime. I am new to the whole road bike thing. So if you have any suggestions as to what to change, or what may go wrong with the bike please let me know.
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Old 07-04-07, 10:24 PM   #2
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nothing eh?
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Old 07-04-07, 10:47 PM   #3
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Uh keep the tires inflated to max. Spandex makes you go even fastAR.
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Old 07-05-07, 08:55 PM   #4
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Generally the idea is if it ain't broke don't fix it!

What may go wrong - hmm if you lived here and could not take that bike inside work with you, somebody would steal it.

Can you mount a rack to the bike? Probably you don't want to anyway to add weight to a speedy bike. But I like carrying my work stuff in a pannier to keep the weight and sweat off the back.
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Old 07-05-07, 09:48 PM   #5
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you shaved 15 mins off a 9 mile commute? were the wheels on your gary fischer square?

i jest. congrats and i hope you enjoy.
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Old 07-05-07, 09:56 PM   #6
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nice bike. I ride a 2002 Allez Sport as well. Looks like Specialized is cutting back though. My Allez triple Sport has full 05 components. Mavic Xp21 or whatever wheels, and ritchey hubs and handlebars
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