Hey, I just ordered my very first roadbike, a Bianchi Brava! My LBS was very careful and very thorough in sizing me up; I'm going with a 52cm size, which they didn't have in the shop so they special ordered it for me. It'll be here next week, yippie!!
I test rode a 52 cm Bianchi they did have in the shop and wowee those road tires sure are skinny! I'm a mountain biker so the road position was kind of foreign to me--not uncomfortable, just different.
I can't wait til my Bianchi gets here! Yee haw!!
Acqua "Are You Sure Those Skinny Tires Will Work?" Cheta
Hey I have just got my fifth specialized allez I keep snappin the frames but it is nice to get a new one every few years. They do not have the chromolly one any more so they gave me the aluminum one. I am waiting though to ride it, I want to wait till I can go like stink before I start riding it
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I have an Allez too. What's up with the snapping frame?!? How do you manage that? mine is about 4 model years old, and it is Chromoly. Is there something I should know?
[QUOTE]Originally posted by DwInMtgy:
[B] I have an Allez too. What's up with the snapping frame?!? How do you manage that? mine is about 4 model years old, and it is Chromoly. Is there something I should know?
I Dont know I am kinda heavy for a cyclist I guess I was about 180 lbs the first frame I snapped and about 200 lbs the last frame I snapped. I was not exactly a loving owner of my frames. I never abused the frames but they were ridden hard. The first one snapped at the rear stay and I think it was because the rear rim had lost it's dish from my crappy truing job. The second one snapped a week after after a lady cut me off on the way to a time trial and I was doing 65 KmPh. and had to bunny hop a curb, when my back rim hit it. I broke the rim and a week later, the chain stay snapped at the bottom bracket on my way to work. My last one that I snapped I treated like a piece of rare jewlery, and man it was worth it's weight in gold, and it snapped at the rear of the chain stay where the first one snapped while I had one foot on the ground waiting at a red light. Now I have a aluminum Allez and I am waiting till I am in peak fitness to ride it, sorta as a treat. It is not bad having them beak every year or two cause I always have a new bike and the money I save I bought 2 cannondales a touring and a mountain bike.
It makes me wonder why you seem excited to break frames. Specialized is putting you in a bad position. Have you ever got injured? Had to walk home? That would not be cool of Specialized made a bike that worked. Just think about it. I have seen 1-2 bad injuries due to frame or part failures and the last thing on these folks minds is getting a new product in the new colour. They now have huge hospital bills to take care of. Just be aware.
Well Xavier I have never been injured and I have recieved new bikes because of it. Your what if theory makes it sound as if you are my mother. What if when walking under a bridge it collapsed? I see what you mean but I have indeed gotten a new frame every few years and not had to pay a cent. And yes I did get stuck in the middle of nowhere cause my frame broke, and that sucked I had to wait 4 hours on a lonely highyway for my ride.