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    Custom everything.

    Custom everything.
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    You can probably get a $1000 bike for $700 during...

    You can probably get a $1000 bike for $700 during year-end sales. There are some decent new ones for around $1000, but you might feel the need to upgrade after a short time if you go too low end. ...
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    All great advice, and from what I see this is...

    All great advice, and from what I see this is definitely based on personal preference or individual body characteristics. Sounds like i have to figure out what works... I already know that on a 2-3...
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    I'm quite out of shape these days, depending on...

    I'm quite out of shape these days, depending on the terrain I'll probably go around 25-30 miles/2-3 hours. A lot of people are saying that for rides under 20 or 30 miles they won't need anything, ...
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    Yeah, my bad, I'm still getting through all the...

    Yeah, my bad, I'm still getting through all the responses!
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    Jeebuz! I wasn't expecting this many replies!...

    Jeebuz! I wasn't expecting this many replies! Sounds like different strokes for different folks and there are a whole lot of options.
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    FOOD - what do you eat on your rides?

    I've always struggled with what type of food to bring along. Usually I just bring water and maybe some Gatorade. I've tried things like granola bars with nuts and what not but that didn't work out...
  8. I've actually read a few different reviews of my...

    I've actually read a few different reviews of my bike in which the reviewer said that the first upgrade they'd do is new wheels. Lighter wheels may not make you faster, but do they make riding...
  9. Thread: Road glasses

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    I was thinking the same thing; when I followed...

    I was thinking the same thing; when I followed the OP's link to the RIVBOS I also noticed a variety of 'brands' that are all basically identical.
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    I have a 2013 1.5c and love it, and got it brand...

    I have a 2013 1.5c and love it, and got it brand new during the 2013 year-end clearance for $899. The 2013's were slightly more expensive new, I think $1,250 or $1,300, due to some minor component...
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    Got me a set of Kool Stop Dura Type dual compound...

    Got me a set of Kool Stop Dura Type dual compound which also came with a pair of Salmon. Good deal on Amazon and night/day compared with my stock pads.
    I don't have experience with Swiss Stop, but...
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    Giro Atmos; no complaints. I didn't want to...

    Giro Atmos; no complaints. I didn't want to spend a lot of money, so I just waited for an REI sale and used that plus a dividend to get a nice expensive helmet for cheap. Like others say, just try a...
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    Also, not sure what your bike has on it, but my...

    Also, not sure what your bike has on it, but my derailleurs were perfectly compatible with Shimano brifters.
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    DON'T DO IT! I converted a Giant Rapid 3 a couple...

    DON'T DO IT! I converted a Giant Rapid 3 a couple years ago, then just ended up selling it and the original components and buying a real road bike. I wanted a project and didn't want to shell out for...
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    DON'T DO IT! I converted a Giant Rapid 3 a couple...

    DON'T DO IT! I converted a Giant Rapid 3 a couple years ago, then just ended up selling it and the original components and buying a real road bike. I wanted a project and didn't want to shell out for...
  16. Ohhh I like that! I don't think I've see...

    Ohhh I like that! I don't think I've see ass-savers, but that would save me a lot of hassle. Plus, it makes it look like you're going faster.
  17. I have one bike because that's all I have room...

    I have one bike because that's all I have room for or could afford. If it's raining I won't go out, but I've been caught in the rain and just give the bike a wipedown after the ride, and a real...
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    did you use Felix from newyorkcycling.org? I...

    did you use Felix from newyorkcycling.org?
    I notice you're in NY (although not sure where) and this guy in Brooklyn (where I live) came recommended by a few people.
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    Answer: YouTube

    Answer: YouTube
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    Get on a bike then jam on the front brakes, and...

    Get on a bike then jam on the front brakes, and you'll quickly find out why bikes also have rear brakes.
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    I came across this today, too. I want to wring...

    I came across this today, too. I want to wring that girls neck! If I was the guy she hit I would sue the crap out of her; self-centered entitled biotch.
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    Been there, done that. Ended up selling it...

    Been there, done that. Ended up selling it anyway for a 'real' road bike. It's not the same.
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    Haha. On the flip side, my wife is the one who...

    Haha. On the flip side, my wife is the one who helps me keep my weight in check, and otherwise I'd probably weigh 20 lbs. more. I've been fairly consistent since college, usually 170 +/- a couple...
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    I'm surrounded by stick figures! 5'9" and 168 lbs.

    I'm surrounded by stick figures! 5'9" and 168 lbs.
  25. +1 ^. Most bikes within a given (especially...

    +1 ^. Most bikes within a given (especially lower) price range will have similar components and quality. Most people will recommend riding them to see which fits better, and if they're both...
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