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    Hello

    Hello. I have not been cycling actively in over 16 years, but have finally decided to quit all the excuses and get back into it. I have been spending many many hours shopping around for a road bike and can't wait to get started again. I look forward to learning from everyone.

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    Hi CK,

    What bike did you decide on?
    [SIZE=1][B]What I like about Texas[/B]
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGukLuXzH1E

    Set F1re To The Ra1n ( NY Night Rain Ride)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W7jfcWEkSrI

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    I still haven't reached a decision (and the wife is pretty tired of hearing about all the options). I have been considering the Specialized Secteur Elite, Trek 2.1 and Giant Defy 2. Am also considering increasing my initial budget but am not sure if I should at this point. I took a test ride on the Secteur and it was very comfortable. Any suggestions?

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    Brand doesn't matter.

    A Friendly bike shop and a good feel and fit is what counts for me.
    A friendly shop will help you with questions, minor adjustments and get quick service should you need warranty work.

    Gearing is very important if you have hills.

    I you fit on a bike and like the way it feels, you will ride many many miles.
    [SIZE=1][B]What I like about Texas[/B]
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGukLuXzH1E

    Set F1re To The Ra1n ( NY Night Rain Ride)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W7jfcWEkSrI

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    Thanks, I am fortunate to have so many bike shops close by. I will be test riding the other two this weekend at my LBS and then making a decision. Thanks for the tip on gearing - there are plenty of hill around here.

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