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Old 09-16-11, 06:57 PM
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New Bike W/ Pictures! Bike Pr0n!

Here is a picture or three of me with the new bike that my wife bought for me today...did I mention yet that I LOVE my wife?





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Old 09-16-11, 07:02 PM
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Dude, I'm jealous! I want one!
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Old 09-16-11, 07:06 PM
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These were taken just before the official, inaugural ride on it. Not counting riding it around the LBS. FUNNY story, here...Once we bought it, I decided to ride it home. got about 100 yards from the LBS and heard what I thought was air coming out of my front tire. I immediately stopped and got off of the bike. Sure enough, there was a LOT of air coming out. Tire went flat with the quickness. I turned around and walked it back to the store. The guy laughed at me when he saw me limping it up there. Apparently, I ran over a small piece of metal that went through the tire and busted the inner tube...he fixed it for free and sent me on my way, smiling.
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Old 09-16-11, 07:35 PM
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I must warn you. Most stock tires are soft and not much prottion. I don't even bother riding my bikes off the show room floor without changing the tires first.

My Trek bikes had Bontrager Race (?) stuff, no good. Get some good Continentals, Specialized, or other name brand tires if you want happiness out of your bike.
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Old 09-16-11, 07:41 PM
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mr beanz if right.... stock tires suck. Try gaterskins. I went to them after having a lot of flats and I love them.

A few things to keep in mine:

1- learn how to change flats and practise. Also in the winter time... look for a mechanic class put on by Park Tools. Great to learn how to work on your own bike.
2- at some point, you might have issues with your knees, neck, back, sit bones, hands, palms, feet... etc. If that happens, post your issue here and people can help you. also use the search function. Also..... if needed, go get a professional fit. That can be down the road though. I went through all the pains.... hands, feet, knees, etc. Now 90% of it is solved.
3- post often... dont give up!
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Old 09-16-11, 07:42 PM
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Congrats! That looks alot like my Specialized Crossroads, which just passed 500 miles for the summer. Enjoy, and let us know how you like it!
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Old 09-16-11, 08:07 PM
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Congrats! Now ride it like you stole it!
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Originally Posted by Mr. Beanz View Post
I must warn you. Most stock tires are soft and not much prottion. I don't even bother riding my bikes off the show room floor without changing the tires first.

My Trek bikes had Bontrager Race (?) stuff, no good. Get some good Continentals, Specialized, or other name brand tires if you want happiness out of your bike.
Might be true for road bikes, but hybrids sometimes come with decent tires. I never had a flat on my Navigator, for instance.
 
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Mine has Bontrager on it. Took all we had to buy the bike and helmets so tires will have to wait.
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Old 09-16-11, 09:32 PM
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Very nice bike. Now get it and that t shirt dirty! :-)
 
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Nice bike

Enjoy

Neil is correct of course, get some oil or grease on that shirt ......
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Dude, I'm jealous! I want one!
you already have a wife
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Dude, Score!!!!!!!!!!!
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Dude, Score!!!!!!!!!!!
I know, right? I can't stay off of it! LOL.
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Old 09-19-11, 05:14 PM
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Nice bike congrats ride it like ya stole it!
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Originally Posted by Neil_B View Post
Might be true for road bikes, but hybrids sometimes come with decent tires. I never had a flat on my Navigator, for instance.
Ha ha! I missed this post.....and I was going to add "with the exception of some hybrids". Gina as well, Specilaized tires have only flatted once in several years.

I left it alone though hoping the OP would look into tire issues if it continued.
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Old 09-19-11, 05:58 PM
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Thats great man! good luck with it
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That first flat was from running over a piece of metal that stuck through everything. Dont think it could have been helped!
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Beautiful bike!

Love your signature line: "It doesn't matter HOW slow I go...I'm STILL lapping everyone on the couch!!"
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Congrats! Time to ride!
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Everybody's experience is different, I guess. Had, and still have, Bontragers on my 7300. Got 2,000 miles out of the back tire before I replaced it due to wear. 4,000 out of the front. Never had a single flat. Keep them aired up properly and watch what you ride through and you'll probably be ok. My Madone also has the Bontragers on it. 1,400 miles so far and no problems.
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I need to get a pump. Do you know what the psi should be on those Bontragers tires?
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Originally Posted by Allen55 View Post
I need to get a pump. Do you know what the psi should be on those Bontragers tires?
Somewhere on the tire's sidewall it'll say what the PSI range is, or at least what the max is.
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