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Old 05-24-03, 01:22 PM   #1
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Soon-to-Be Addition to the Garage

Hey everyone,

Some of you may know that ever since I rode my first 50 miler on my Trek mtb, I've been eyeing road bikes very fondly as the riding position on an mtb just isn't suitable for long distance riding. At one of two of my LBS's, I found a 2003 Fuji Finest that I loved. Originally, it was $600 but I'm getting it for $460 because it was a misshipment even though there are no imperfections on the bike itself.

Anyways, I have some extra cash, but I really thought I should use the money I'm going to make from a website I'm building for a client to buy the bike, so my dad and I agreed to do so. However, he did reserve the bike a few nights ago, so it is all mine.

I basically wrapped up the site this morning, so we called the LBS to see if we could go pick it up tomorrow since there isn't a good oppurtunity for us today. He informed us that we could, but that the bike wouldn't be in until around 1. However, we're still going tomorrow to pick up my very first road bike! I'm so excited it's crazy and I really hope to up my mileage, speed and fitness with this baby.

Anyways, I will have my second bike in 7 weeks and now I do plan on keeping the Trek for old times sake; and it's still a good ride if I want to do some short hops around town or something of the like. I'll be sure to take and post pics in this thread for you guys to see tomorrow.

Shane

P.S. The color is blue/silver and is the only color offered on the 2003. Very cool.

P.P.S. The Fuji is a 52 cm bike, a considerably large upgrade from the 39 cm Trek I'm on right now. However, I've grown 5.25 inches in 9 months, so that shouldn't be a problem and I was fitted for this bike. It is about the largest I can ride right now, but I should still be able to ride it for two years to come.
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Old 05-24-03, 04:54 PM   #2
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At one of two of my LBS's, I found a 2003 Fuji Finest that I loved. Originally, it was $600 but I'm getting it for $460...

...called the LBS to see if we could go pick it up tomorrow since there isn't a good oppurtunity for us today. He informed us that we could, but that the bike wouldn't be in until around 1. However, we're still going tomorrow to pick up my very first road bike! I'm so excited it's crazy and I really hope to up my mileage, speed and fitness with this baby.
Wow, I'm excited, too!

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Anyways, I will have my second bike in 7 weeks...


Now I'm jealous! You have a harem full of bikes in your garage!

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Old 05-24-03, 06:51 PM   #3
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Shane,
Using the MTB for hopping around town is exactly what I do with mine. I just got back from the car show that we have every month about 4 blocks from my home. You can't beat a good mtb for knocking around the neighborhood. Jumping down curbs, potholes and such don't even bother it.
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Old 05-25-03, 02:52 PM   #4
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Hey everyone!,

I just got back from my inaugural ride on the first road bike I've ever owned. It is so awesome!! I rode with such ease and even flew by many riders who were out today heading up the hills. I think haven ridden a mountain bike for so many miles really helped train me very well and riding this sucker was a blast, not to mention easy. I only rode 20.2 today just to break it in, but I did average 15.1 which is high for me, but still not incredible.

Getting used to the toe clips was actually not as hard as I thought it would be. Already I can get in and out with pretty good ease and at most stop lights I just take one foot out so that it's easier to mount again and ride away. I love the handlebars! All the different riding positions are great for different purposes; there's nothing like heading down the swooping descent in to Southport (a local town) crouched down on the bottom of the bars.

Anyways, I have photos but they aren't uploaded yet, but hopefully will be by tonight, but definitely tomorrow. I have to get going now, but I'll post a detailed ride description in the Road Cycling forum later.

Shane
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