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    New to bikes

    In Columbia, SC. Bought a Scott Speedster S50. Almost bought a Orbea carbon fiber used but guy was out of town the day I wanted to buy and I'm not very patient ha. And I will use the money saved $250 diff) to buy some gear. Looking forward to riding.

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    Hello, welcome aboard here at BF, that Scott is quite a beginners bike, make sure it is fitted to you properly so you don't become discouraged about biking. If you haven't already been to the Road Cycling Forum go there and enjoy the place with others in the roadie world.

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    Quote Originally Posted by qcpmsame View Post
    Hello, welcome aboard here at BF, that Scott is quite a beginners bike, make sure it is fitted to you properly so you don't become discouraged about biking. If you haven't already been to the Road Cycling Forum go there and enjoy the place with others in the roadie world.

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    What do you mean by quite the beginners bike?

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    "Quite A beginners bike" If it is your first high end road bike it is a good one, for anyone, at any level and quite a good build in its quality and components. If you are an experienced cyclist my apologies, no harm or slander was intended.

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    That Scott is nicer than anything I have up and running in my bike stable, and I've been cycling pretty seriously for 25 years. You did great. Now it's all about putting miles in and gaining experience. There is a lot to learn, especially if you are planning on riding in groups. Many serious road riders can be gruff towards newbies, mostly because riding fast in a tight group requires trust of the other's experience.

    Earn your stripes on long solo rides, gain experience in heavy traffic and different road types and conditions, and then ask at your LBS where and when the beginner/intermediate rides are.

    Bonus points if you buy your accesories from the bike shop-- I'd say at least half the extra $$$ you spend (amazon is cheaper to be sure) will come back in the form of freely given advice, cheaper bills for bike repairs and upgrades, etc. Bicycling can be an excellent way to support local business.

    Enjoy! And post some photos!
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    Quote Originally Posted by qcpmsame View Post
    "Quite A beginners bike" If it is your first high end road bike it is a good one, for anyone, at any level and quite a good build in its quality and components. If you are an experienced cyclist my apologies, no harm or slander was intended.

    Bill
    My fault. I am extremely new to road bikes, and bikes in general, so was more a question of validating my purchase than anything.
    Im pretty excited to get into it. Didn't ride today bc a$$ sore ha.
    And to other poster that's good advice. I try to buy local for most things in life. Find big picture it's worth it. I have one I started dealing with. Bought wife a hybrid Raleigh and my 3 year old a Raleigh as well from them. Also got her a helmet. The bike I bought was originally bought new from same shop. And it's where I will go for tune ups and most accessories.
    Guy did a few upgrades. Handle area and seat post and water bottle holder all carbon. He did a tune up 2 weeks before I bought and put new tires on few months ago.

    I think I got a solid value. And guy rode with me about 25 mins before I bought going over tips and helping me adjust bike to my size. Said other riders helped him when he was new and was just passing along.
    Look forward to path ahead.
    Last edited by Fan of Fanboys; 04-30-13 at 09:32 PM.

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