Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Introductions Welcome to the BikeForums community! Please introduce yourself to other forum members here.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 11-03-10, 10:33 AM   #1
opengun
Member
Thread Starter
 
opengun's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Bikes:
Posts: 39
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Hello from Ann Arbor Mich.

Looking to do some research on these forums to help me purchase a comfortable long distance buy fast road bike.

My first two bikes have not panned out so I want my next purchase to be thought out with as much knowledge as possible.

Thanks
opengun is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-03-10, 10:36 AM   #2
10 Wheels
Galveston County Texas
 
10 Wheels's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: In The Wind
Bikes: 2010 Expedition, 03 GTO
Posts: 29,377
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 99 Post(s)
Tell us everything about your motor.
Age, weight, where do you ride. Flat roads, hills?
What were the first two bikes?
__________________
[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
10 Wheels is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-03-10, 11:11 AM   #3
opengun
Member
Thread Starter
 
opengun's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Bikes:
Posts: 39
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
age 40, weight 200, small hills and flat nothing requiring a triple. first bike was a Raleigh 29'er, second bike was a Specialized Tricross.
opengun is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-03-10, 11:24 AM   #4
10 Wheels
Galveston County Texas
 
10 Wheels's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: In The Wind
Bikes: 2010 Expedition, 03 GTO
Posts: 29,377
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 99 Post(s)
The Tri Cross is a great bike.

Last summer I rode from NY to LA.
One of the riders had a Tri Cross and she road everyday, every mile for 58 days, 4200 miles.

Fast comes from the motor.
Comfort comes from the bike set up like a touring bike.
On the same ride last summer, Roy rode a touring bike.

Just guessing that you are trying too hard too fast.
Take on one problem at a time.

Ask specific questions for your problems.

It takes time and fitness to get to where you want to be.
I was able to ride 2000 miles last month. But it took me 34,000 miles of riding to get ready.

http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...ide-Ends-in-LA
__________________
[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
10 Wheels is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-21-10, 10:53 AM   #5
opengun
Member
Thread Starter
 
opengun's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Bikes:
Posts: 39
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks 10 Wheels.
opengun is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-28-10, 06:53 PM   #6
opengun
Member
Thread Starter
 
opengun's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Bikes:
Posts: 39
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Do I have to be a paid member in order to post pictures?
opengun is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-28-10, 07:30 PM   #7
StephenH
Uber Goober
 
StephenH's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Dallas area, Texas
Bikes:
Posts: 11,235
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
Howdy and welcome to the forums.

Not sure about the requirements to post pictures. Try it and see, I guess- I'm seeing a little "Insert Image" icon above the box where I'm typing. If that doesn't work, you can put them on photobucket, and cut-n-paste the "img" data here, which is how I normally post pictures.

I'd suggest to jump on over into the "Long Distance" forum and ask specific questions there. I don't know that I'm the one to answer them, but reading your post, I'm wondering what specifically you don't like about the bikes you have.

One thing to watch out for is that you may never need the low end of your gearing on that triple, but if you do enough longer rides, at some point you'll wind up going up a hill steeper than you hit on your regular runs.
__________________
"be careful this rando stuff is addictive and dan's the 'pusher'."
StephenH is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-28-10, 07:32 PM   #8
opengun
Member
Thread Starter
 
opengun's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Bikes:
Posts: 39
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Let me rephrase the question. I don't see the Albums & Pictures link in Custom Settings.
opengun is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:31 AM.