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Old 04-26-07, 10:02 PM
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What next?

This is sad, I have $300 to spend on my bike and I have no clue what to spend it on. In the past I have had the money spent before I got it now I am just clueless.

Here is my current setup:

06 LeMond Reno (stock drivetrain except DA brake pads)
Fulcrum Racing 5 Evolution
Cont GP 4000
Fizik Arione Saddle
Speedplay Zero
Sidi 6.6

Here are a few things I was thinking about:

Crank
Bars and stem
Drivetrain upgrade


That is all I can really think of, I would rather not purchase any clothes and a new bike is coming next season. Any suggestions that I have not thought of would be great. I get a pretty good discountn at my LBS for being on the team so this $300 could go a long ways.
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Old 04-26-07, 10:09 PM
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Did your Reno come with a Bonty crank? If so, that's where I'd spend the money.
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Old 04-27-07, 12:22 AM
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since you're in the racing forum, how 'bout 10 race entries

you should always have at least two sets of wheels, guys who miss a ride because they're wheels are in the shop are lame
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Old 04-27-07, 12:51 AM
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if it's a triple, consdider a compact or reg.double ring. If it's a double(doubt it), you need to tell what you have now.Cranks are harder to justify their changing unless aspects other than doub., trip.are considered Given your alotment,300 is not getting you wheels better than yours are now,used being the obvious exception.That bike has Tiagra and 105..? right??. Won't gain much for 3 bills there either,over what the bike came with no?? Bikes are spec'd with narrow bars in the Reno's price range,you'll feel the difference.Get your shoulder measurement,bone to bone.Bars should be as wide as your shoulders;19' shoulders = 46cm wide , 17' = 44 etc. Reconsider ..just what length stem you'd prefer or require to want to race with. Bars, stem, tape = 100 to 200 or more,already that's a bite out o' the budget.
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Mike after your report from Ft Davis I'd make trip here to Austin and spend some money with my coach Sean Ahmadi and have him do a power fit for you. I gained 10w and lowered my HR by 7 bpm and got more comfortable. Here is his email:

Sean Ahmadi <seanahmadi@yahoo.com>,

He really knows what he's doing and is coaching several people here on BF aside from me, Vinokurtov being one of them. This was some of the best money I've ever spent on a bike.
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I am thinking about grabbing this gropuo:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...0657&rd=1&rd=1
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Originally Posted by El Diablo Rojo
Mike after your report from Ft Davis I'd make trip here to Austin and spend some money with my coach Sean Ahmadi and have him do a power fit for you. I gained 10w and lowered my HR by 7 bpm and got more comfortable. Here is his email:

Sean Ahmadi <seanahmadi@yahoo.com>,

He really knows what he's doing and is coaching several people here on BF aside from me, Vinokurtov being one of them. This was some of the best money I've ever spent on a bike.

+1... go with a perfect fit. you will gain more from this than anything else. or keep saving up for about 2 years and go with the full carbon SRAM drivetrain... haha
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