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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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    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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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by longbeachgary View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by jjjj View Post
    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.
    Why does the wind always blow cold, and always the wrong way? -Pain

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stix Zadinia View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Stix Zadinia View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Stix Zadinia View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Element GT View Post
    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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