I am a new member. I have decided to take my bike ridding to the next level and thought that this would be a good place to start learning about training, bike maintenance ect... I live in Newark, Delaware. My primary interest is road biking, I have ridden mountian bikes in the past, and would like to get another mountian bike in the future. I am currently riding about 100 miles per week, give or take, depending on time ect... I am 33 yrs. old. I have a Specialized Allez, it started out as a 1994 model, but last summer the frame broke. The frame was replaced under warranty so now I have a new 2004 frame (with carbon fiber fork and seat post) with my origional cranks and other hard ware. I look forward to learning from you all. Thanks,
I like your name. The bike came with a life time warranty on the frame for the origional purchaser of the bike, which was me. The warranty stated that Specalized would replace a broken frame resulting from faulty material/construction. I took it to my local bike shop (Wooden Wheels),& they did all the warranty paper work, it was also the same shop that I purchased the bike from. It took about a month for the new frame to arrive. I had to purchase some things that would not convert over from the old bike,(handelbars, cables), plus I upgraded the shifters and put a new bottom bracket on it. Needless to say, I am very happy with Specalized and their warranty policy. However the breakage was very strange and the guy at the shop said that the 94 & 95 models had many problems.
You might want to check out a local club in your area, the White Clay Bike Club, http://www.whiteclaybicycleclub.org/, which besiides its regular rides each week, puts on a number of pretty nice "event rides" throughout the season.