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My new steed

Old 03-31-12, 09:57 PM
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My new steed

It came with a few free extras which was nice. I'm going to ride to my LBS tomorrow so I can buy a pair of cycling shorts, shoes, a new helmet, a light set and some other goodies. My training is going to reach a new level. Hopefully by the time I turn 19 I'll be in the sub-200 weight category.








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Nice bike, don't forget the patch kit and
frame pump when you go back to the LBS
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Old 03-31-12, 10:12 PM
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Originally Posted by 1nterceptor
Nice bike, don't forget the patch kit and
frame pump when you go back to the LBS
Those are sitting on my counter right now
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Congratulations! Enjoy it. In addition to a mini frame pump, my saddle bag contains: a Tube, tire levers, a couple glueless patches, a small multi tool (allen wrenches and screw drive) and a spare form of ID. I also usually through in a few bucks of cash and a debit card.
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Very nice bike! Here's to many happy miles.
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Nice Trek. Post traditional BF pic of it in front of garage door showing drivetrain.
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Originally Posted by bigfred
Congratulations! Enjoy it. In addition to a mini frame pump, my saddle bag contains: a Tube, tire levers, a couple glueless patches, a small multi tool (allen wrenches and screw drive) and a spare form of ID. I also usually through in a few bucks of cash and a debit card.
Sounds like a good idea! Do either of you have recommendations when it comes to water bottles? Something that keeps cold and doesn't make the water taste like plastic. I have seen water bottles priced in the $30 range, which in my opinion is way too expensive for a bottle.

Nice Trek. Post a traditional BF pic of it for us in front of garage door showing drivetrain.
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I would, but I don't have a garage because it was converted in to an extra room.
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Love my camelbak water bottles - nozzle doesn't leak. Oh, just add some ice.

What size frame is your Trek 1.2 Alpha? What vehicle is under that sheet?
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I don't actually like "cold" water when I'm riding. Cool tap works well enough for me. Although, I'm not in Florida and as I recall the tap water there isn't all that cool. Anyhow, I too tend to prefer the camelback podium bottles. They're not cheap but I like them and have a few. However, Mrs. Fred doesn't like the rubbery nipple of them at all and prefers traditional push/pull style bottles. And those are much cheaper (gotta' love her, don't know where I found her). All it takes is entering a few "event" type rides and pretty soon you'll be looking for somewhere to go with all the extra bottles you'll have accumulated. I'm targeting a particular century ride for the year and using a few other lesser "events" as training steps to that end.
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Originally Posted by bike_boy
Love my camelbak water bottles - nozzle doesn't leak. Oh, just add some ice.

What size frame is your Trek 1.2 Alpha? What vehicle is under that sheet?
58cm I believe, the fit is nice. And that is a recliner under the sheets
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Dooh...I just notice the tile floor and book/stereo shelf !
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Do you still have the Trek FX 7.2 and use it for commuiting to college classes and plan to use Trek 1.2 Alpha for all other riding (recreational, excercise, & such) ?
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Do you still have the Trek FX 7.2 and use it for commuiting to college classes and plan to use Trek 1.2 Alpha for all other riding (recreational, excercise, & such) ?
I do not. But it's not a big deal since the social arts building where class is held is right next to the trail.
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Ride safe, ride strong!
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I do not. But it's not a big deal since the social arts building where class is held is right next to the trail.
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Kudos on the new bike. Enjoy those 20's thin I don't doubt that you can do it, you've already done 40!
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