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Old 07-22-06, 12:13 AM   #1
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Hi All.
It's true. I am a member of bikeforums yet I do not own a bike. In fact, I am really getting interested in road biking and I am taking all the steps to start out right. My wife and I have been researchin and test riding bikes all summer, waiting for some good deals to roll in. Hopefully I can soon contribute to the forum with actually bike knowledge. Until then, I'll yield as I drive by.
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Old 07-22-06, 12:20 AM   #2
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Welcome to the insanity!

Find a good bike and enjoy yourself!
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Old 07-22-06, 05:57 AM   #3
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Don't research it to death beaverpond. You can blow an entire season of enjoyment trying to save 20 bucks. Life is short and you can't take it with you.
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Old 07-22-06, 08:16 AM   #4
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Don't research it to death beaverpond. You can blow an entire season of enjoyment trying to save 20 bucks. Life is short and you can't take it with you.
I agree with that... good to research and test out some bikes, but don't go overboard! The season is flying by.
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Old 07-22-06, 10:24 AM   #5
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I strongly recomend one with wheels, some kind of a handle is good to, they got em with all kinds of contraptions now, can you believe brakes! I have gun rack on my mountain bike.......

At least wear a helmet, will ya?
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Old 07-22-06, 10:56 AM   #6
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or you can get one without brakes, contraptions, or a helmet and that would be fun too. lots of options out there, just ride.
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Old 08-08-06, 06:46 PM   #7
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I appreciate the advice. Any advice on the best places to find a road bike?
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Old 08-08-06, 06:54 PM   #8
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To add to my intro... Since I do not have the authority to post on the WTB list, I thought I'd throw it out here. I want to buy two road bikes with min. Shimano 105 components for under $1000. Can it be done? Can anyone help a pedestrian out? 54 cm for both. (one could possibly be a 56 if its compact???)
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