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    newie with hybrid

    hi all i am 40 i have just purchased a hybrid i am from ireland.I have been browsing the forum and finding all of the information i need to know.keep up the good work everone.The last time i had a bike Stephen Roche won the tour de France.Bike now are so much better,i will continue to browse and ask or reply (with my very limited knowleague )and hope to learn as much as i can.Thats about all looking forward to the future.

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    Hello bartholomew mic, happy to have you join us! Are you also from Dublin?

    Welcome to BF!

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    thanks for reply

    hello East Hil,in answer to your question i am from Cork.I ride a Giant crs 3.0.After reading some of the posts hybrids are not thought of highly by most people.I am thinking did i make a mistake by buying a hybrid.I know i have not rode a bike in a long time,so hopefully i will enjoy the bike.Thank you for the reply.

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    A lot of people buy hybrids because they are like you--they haven't ridden in a long time, and aren't sure how they will feel after so many years off the bike. Then, when they get back into riding, they realise that the good old road bike still fits their style.

    So, don't worry too much, just think of it as your backup bike for those long cold winters after you get the road bike .

    (I asked about Dublin because you mentioned Stephen Roche...)

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    I think your right East Hill.Gear changes are so much smother,than i remember on my old bike.Brakes are better,lighter frame, better wheels and thats on a 400 euro price hybrid.Just got clipless pedals,all i need now is for the rain to stop!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bartholomew mic View Post
    I think your right East Hill.Gear changes are so much smother,than i remember on my old bike.Brakes are better,lighter frame, better wheels and thats on a 400 euro price hybrid.Just got clipless pedals,all i need now is for the rain to stop!


    I've just been watching hail for the last few hours here .

    (that would be in Washington State).

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    Bright sunshine here, but the temp was -10C (14F) this morning when I went out for my first ride of the year. You might find bar ends will be a good addition to your hybrid to give an alternate hand position.

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    hi AndrewP thats a good idea.went for a ride this morning,hand positions are very limited bar ends would help a lot.Never even thought of it,feel like such a novice.However bike felt great gear changes brill nice and light modern bikes fab.Must look at bar end prices.thanks for advice.

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