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    And also, my local bike shop has about 6-7 road...

    And also, my local bike shop has about 6-7 road bikes built half of which are women's bikes and the other half of which aren't remotely close to anything on my list. They did show me a nice S-works...
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    I think I forgot to stress just how small the...

    I think I forgot to stress just how small the town is that I live in. Campus is full of expensive bikes and I've never heard of a single one stolen or maimed so I really can't stress how unconcerned...
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    Of course someone had to say the bike is not...

    Of course someone had to say the bike is not holding you back. I don't give a damn if you've been riding for a year in a half compared to my 4+ years in the saddle putting countless miles on my...
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    Ehh. If I went to a different school I would be...

    Ehh. If I went to a different school I would be more concerned about locking it up, but I usually leave it directly in front of the building I'm in and never stay around past dark. I've always locked...
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    Time to upgrade. Now how to find a bike.

    I have been riding mountain bikes for a solid four years now, but last Christmas I got a Trek 1.5(58cm- needed a 56cm) to commute to school and back because parking had gotten so bad. Well, not only...
  6. I just picked up a Trek 1.5 alpha a year old for...

    I just picked up a Trek 1.5 alpha a year old for 600 bucks and then used the money I saved to buy some Easton wheels for it and tinker with some other aspects. The shimano sora on that 1.2 is crap...
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    On computers, you can get a cateye wired computer...

    On computers, you can get a cateye wired computer for VERY cheap online (~$20) so why not. You'll at least know how far you are riding and know general speed data. My bike came with a computer and it...
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    I just recently started out myself and I will...

    I just recently started out myself and I will tell you first hand that you need to get shorts before almost anything else. You don't have to spend the money on cages now if you just get a jersey that...
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    Thanks for all of the help guys. I'll probably...

    Thanks for all of the help guys. I'll probably hold off on bars for now unless I really just can't take it anymore as I begin to ride more and more.
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    While we are here... What is the difference...

    While we are here... What is the difference between compact, anatomic, ergo, etc....
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    I already went with some really good Sram tape,...

    I already went with some really good Sram tape, but that didn't really help with any of the issues above or add much comfort over the tape that was on there. Also, I got the bike used for a good deal...
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    I just assumed that it was like mountain biking....

    I just assumed that it was like mountain biking. The first thing I changed on my Trek Session was a more aggressive bar from truvativ. I just assumed that I would want a more aggressive and\or better...
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    Handlebars... Too many to choose from

    I just recently got into road cycling after years of mountain biking. I picked up a Trek 1.5 with the triple up front and I have been loving it so far, but obviously I have been wanting to tweak some...
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    If you read the article it does make quite a bit...

    If you read the article it does make quite a bit of sense especially applied only to cyclists. It doesn't say to do normal stretches immediately before your ride, but to do dynamic stretches (which...
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    I drool over the felts at the LBS here. Gorgeous...

    I drool over the felts at the LBS here. Gorgeous bikes for sure and I've never heard anything negative about them. I say if you love it, then just go for it. Having a bike that you think is that...
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    From a newb to a newb: I haven't been riding for...

    From a newb to a newb: I haven't been riding for long, but I know for me the drops just came naturally on my old crescent most likely because the lack of choice, though. I think it all depends on...
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    Would y'all recommend these over gels or bars?

    Would y'all recommend these over gels or bars?
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    Glad you went with not the denali, but there are...

    Glad you went with not the denali, but there are a lot of deals out there on good bikes that are a few years old. Sometimes you just have to camp out on craigslist and eBay and just see what you can...
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    I just picked up a 2012 trek 1.5 and I'm worried...

    I just picked up a 2012 trek 1.5 and I'm worried about the wheels and seat more than anything. Would it be worth it to pick up a cheaper set of Eastons or the zondas or something? My price range...
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    I'm new to road biking (been into mountain biking...

    I'm new to road biking (been into mountain biking for some time now and BMX when I was younger) and was thinking about getting a set of used rollers somewhere. What brands/models should I look for....
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