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Old 01-27-10, 08:12 PM   #1
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New to the forum but not new to biking. Been riding a old Nasbar road bike for the last 15 years. I started spending more time in the saddle last year after I retired to North Carolina (I'm in the over 50 group) and found I had forgotten how much I loved riding on the open roads. I started looking at Bikeforums when I decided to get a new bike. I'm still looking but enjoying the process. I find a wealth of information on this forum and enjoy the members veiws on everything relating to cycling. I still have a lot to learn. Thanks
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Old 02-01-10, 01:58 PM   #3
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Sorry I missed you reply. I live on the coast in N. Carolina in a small town and the bike choices are limited to a couple dealers in Wilmington. I'm looking at the Specialized Allez and Roubaix, the Gaint Defy and Fuji's Roubaix and Newist. I had a good chance to buy a good used Tarmac but thought it might be too stiff for long rides (I don't race). I'm not sure if you can tame a racing bike for endurace riding. I ride about 100 miles a week sometimes more if I can catch a local event. Are you farmilar with any of the bikes I mentioned above? Thanks
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Sorry I missed you reply. I live on the coast in N. Carolina in a small town and the bike choices are limited to a couple dealers in Wilmington. I'm looking at the Specialized Allez and Roubaix, the Gaint Defy and Fuji's Roubaix and Newist. I had a good chance to buy a good used Tarmac but thought it might be too stiff for long rides (I don't race). I'm not sure if you can tame a racing bike for endurace riding. I ride about 100 miles a week sometimes more if I can catch a local event. Are you farmilar with any of the bikes I mentioned above? Thanks
No. I did put 700 X 28's on my race bike and have done tours and many 100 mile rides on it.



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That is something I didn't think to do. Maybe I'll expand my search a little. Thanks
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