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    New in Boone NC

    Hello. I just registered for this forum. I registered cause I am looking for an inexpensive road bike to ride on trainers during the winter (cause it gets COLD up here) and next year to get in shape. I am mainly a BMX and mountain bike rider, but I really want to get into road bikes as well. I figured reading here could maybe help me decide what bike to get.

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    Welcome to the forums Eric,

    as for road bikes, you might want to look into Giant, Specialized, Trek or Ironhorse as they will probably have a pretty good deal for a lower end road bike... You could also try to get a bike used off of ebay or maybe through a LBS. Either way it shouldn't be too hard to get something as a winter trainer...

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    I actually called Performance and they can get me a Giant OCR2 for 550 (the '03 model) which is probably what I am gonna do. If anyone can help me beat this for under 700 dollars I'm all ears

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    Greetings from Winston Salem.

    Once you start riding you might want to check into the Piedmont Flyers' rides east of Winston.

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    Say Hello to the guys at Boone Bicycle and Touring for me! Very cool shop. Is Rock and Roll still up and running?

    I considered moving to the Boone area several years ago and my wife and I spent a lot of long weekends and ALL our vacations up there for a couple of years. Love the area, love the town, love the people! Wasn't too crazy about the traffic.

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    Rock and Roll was there last year, i don't see why they'd go anywhere.

    Magic cycles is a cool little shop there too (across from Footsloggers)

    I had my eye on a Felt that was for sell at Magic Cycles, went with a litespeed instead. I like boone...

    hey EricF, if you like vegeterian type food, go eat at Angelica's. I'm not even a vegeterian and it was wonderful. I may have to take a weekly trip there (I'm in Johnson City, about 1:15hr from you)

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    Just curious, I like the shop, but heard the owner died in a motorcycle accident and the wife wasn't sure she was going to keep the shop open. Glad to hear she did decide to keep it running!

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    Welcome from your down the mountain neighbor in Hickory! glad to have you aboard.
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    Originally posted by a2psyklnut
    Just curious, I like the shop, but heard the owner died in a motorcycle accident and the wife wasn't sure she was going to keep the shop open. Glad to hear she did decide to keep it running!

    Well I guess I know why Rock and Roll sports is closed now.


    Ritalin : The resturants my friends and I go to religiously are Hunan's Chinese, Los Arcios, Formally Caribbian Cafe (it closed this summer cause the head chef was totally incompent at running a buisness, but man were their wings the best), and Dos Amigos. I am all about the meat.


    I really like Magic Cycles, but they don't really have much road biking stuff and I am fine on the mountain bike front.

    and a2psyklnut, the traffic just keeps getting worse, especially now since one of the major roads always has a lane closed or something.

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    I am late, but WELCOME!!!
    have fun here in the forums ok???
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