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    Greetings From South Fl

    HELLO ALL,
    My name is Will and I've been riding bikes as soon as I started walking pretty much! Growing up in NYC and New Jersey I rode my Bike everywhere. After my tour of duty in the US ARMY I moved to South Florida and purchased a used Mountain Bike for $50.00 from a co-worker and rode my bike to work and back everyday! As a kid I had stingray with the banana seat and in High School I purchased an English racer (Sky Blue).. I now ride my Son's old mountain bike and I also ride a Motorcycle. I'am looking into buying a new Mountain Bike!! Any Tips? I'am 6ft and 4inch Tall and I weigh 217LBS.. Looking into gaining advise from many of ya'all Experts!!

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    Welcome aboard, Will! Be sure to drop by the Clydesdale/Athena subforum as well. Look at the Specialized Hardrock, in one of it's many incarnations as a start, though.....it's pretty much bombproof.
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    Thanks Tom!!

    Hey Tom,
    I appreciated the Welcome!! Will be checking out your site!!

    Will

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Stormcrowe View Post
    Welcome aboard, Will! Be sure to drop by the Clydesdale/Athena subforum as well. Look at the Specialized Hardrock, in one of it's many incarnations as a start, though.....it's pretty much bombproof.

    Can't beat Tom's advice .


    Welcome to BF, and feel free to PM me with any questions !

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    Thanks Easthill!!

    East Hill,
    Will Do, What kind of bike do you have? Thanks for the Welcome My Friend!

    Back To Biking Again! Will

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    I have 12 bikes, Will . Check out the link in my signature for the Vintage bikes. The only one I don't have on the site is this one:



    A 1977 Richard Sachs, now with a prototype Brooks Imperial .

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    Saw it!!

    Thanks East Hill,
    I did check out your sig link and Wow, You are a Bike Hobbiest!!LOL!! I'am looking for a new bike that I can use for recreational purpose and/or tour. I was leaning on getting the 2008 Cannondale T800 but it's a bit pricey I used to have a 1985 Cannondale Mountain touring type bike but I let my Son take it back in the mid 90's. So Cannondale is the last bike brand that I owned other then the Schwin 5 speed English Racer that I purchased in 1975,LOL!!

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    I would check in with the Touring forum folks and see what else they can recommend for you. What kind of budget are you talking?

    Yeah, I vintage bikes!

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    HELLO EAST HILL and Tom!!
    Well I gotta tell ya the Good News! Throughout these past couple of weeks of checking out road bikes at several LBS this past Saturday I finally found my baby! At this one local bike shop that I visited three times prior they received a Cannondale Road bike that caught my eyes. And the sales guy did'nt even show me that one. He kept trying to convince me to buy the Specialized Crosstrail which did'nt really grab me. So I then asked him if I could see that Silver in color one and he brought it down and told me that it was a 2008 Cannondale Caad9 R5. Well it was Mens size 58 and slightly over my budget but you know what it's what I wanted!! They tuned up my bike and got me fitted. I also had to buy these cleated pedals and specialized Shoes to wear with the pedals. Good thing that the sales guy hooked my bike to a stationally poast so I could learn how to release my footing from the cleated pedals. It took me a while to get it down pack but i finally got it!! I have everything except a helmet due to they did'nt have a Size Large for my Big Head,LOL!! So Friends what do you think about the Cannondale caad 9 R5? "Honestly" This was a little over my budget but for a beginner I did'nt want to spend outrageous amount of money. Hope to hear from ya'all soon!!
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    I think you started off with a great bike! Clip in pedals are a lot of fun, eh?

    I am still getting the hang of mine .

    So, how many miles do you have so far?

    Oh yeah, make sure you get a helmet! Don't go very far without one--we hate to lose members.

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    Thanks Buddy!!
    Yea, I don't have a helmet yet so I have'nt rode my bike yet. But hopefully by next weekend I'll have a helmet!! I will keep you posted..
    Will

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    Quote Originally Posted by Judo View Post
    Thanks Buddy!!
    Yea, I don't have a helmet yet so I have'nt rode my bike yet. But hopefully by next weekend I'll have a helmet!! I will keep you posted..
    Will
    Great!

    This is my normal look:



    Always with helmet! Keeps my husband from worrying so much .

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