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Old 12-16-09, 02:07 PM
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Originally Posted by txvintage View Post
Run what ya brung and replace components as needed due to damage or wear.

You are better off investing in good pedals, shoes, gloves, saddle, and bibs at this point. Think about all of the points of contact between you and your bike.

Concentrate on those.
Good advice. I would only add make sure you have the right gears. Most races are criteriums and you live in Arkansas so I can assume it will be flat, so you will probably be best off with a very closely spaced cassette, 12-21 or 12-23. And get some good race tires in the 23mm-25mm range for good grip going around corners.
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