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Road Cycling It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them. Thus you remember them as they actually are, while in a motor car only a high hill impresses you, and you have no such accurate remembrance of country you have driven through as you gain by riding a bicycle. -- Ernest Hemingway

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Old 06-02-13, 02:14 PM   #1
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Bought A New Road Bike

Well I have only been into biking about two weeks. I have a Giant FCR3 that was given to me. I want to ride roads and commute to work so I couldn't stand it, I had to get a road bike. I went to my local shop and rode a couple and ended up coming home with the Trek 2.1. Here are a few photos.





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Old 06-02-13, 02:28 PM   #2
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Looks great. I am very partial to black bikes. Enjoy it and ride the crap out of it.

One suggestion lose the wheel reflectors.
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Nice, but one other thing. Approved photographs are done on the drive side. Ride it like you stole it.
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Old 06-02-13, 04:22 PM   #4
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Thanks guys and I will do better on the photos next time.
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Nice bike Dad. I can't tell what pedals you have on there.
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Old 06-02-13, 06:41 PM   #6
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Nice bike Dad. I can't tell what pedals you have on there.
Just the cheap ones that came on it. I am deciding what I want and the shop was out of a lot of pedals so I am going to wait.
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I've got a similar one and it's been a great bike, 6,000 + miles and still going strong. Enjoy!
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awsome bike Dad!!! now go wear it out!!!
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Nice pick-up. I have the 2013 1.2 and it looks like we share the frame.
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nice bike. congrats!
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nice ride! looks fun.
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One suggestion lose the wheel reflectors.
Why is it people seem to do this routinely?

Seems to me like good sense to keep them on, for commuting at least.
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Why is it people seem to do this routinely?

Seems to me like good sense to keep them on, for commuting at least.
It's the 41. Aesthetics matter more than actual riding.
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Why is it people seem to do this routinely?

Seems to me like good sense to keep them on, for commuting at least.
Many rattle, or will eventually rattle.
Weight.
Cheap plastic, will crack and fall off. Tou can do it in a controlled environment and dispose of properly, or wait til it does it going down the road and leave debris scattered for others to roll through.
Wheel imbalance. Though probably unlikely.
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If you only ride during daylight hours it prolly doesn't matter. I added a set to mine because my commute starts at 10pm.
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Why is it people seem to do this routinely?

Seems to me like good sense to keep them on, for commuting at least.
Looks > Logic

also flip the stem and lose the dork disk.


Great looking bike tho!
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also flip the stem and lose the dork disk.
I'm assuming the bike shop fit your bike to you? I'd leave the stem the way it is for now and just ride. It looks like the bars are an inch or so below the seat already. As your body becomes more accustomed to the riding position, you can try flipping the stem and see if you are comfortable with that.
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Thanks for the replies guys. Yes the bike shop fit me. I don't know what the stem is and a dork disk.
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