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Old 06-14-17, 02:24 PM
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Cannondale R1000 for a beginner

About a month ago I came across a 1998 Cannondale R1000 bicycle at a estate sale (new). I purchased it for $50, replaced both front and rear tire and tubes. I've been riding this bike three times a week for 10 to 15 miles each time. I'd like to know if this is a good bike for a beginner. All has gone well except for the fact that I have developed a blister in a place where a blister just shouldn't be.
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Good Bike and Price.

Where is the blister?
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Between my scrotum and anus (ouch)
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$50? You practically stole that bike! Nice find.

Sorry to hear 'bout the blister. Ouch. Have you been wearing cycling shorts? (They don't have seams there for a reason.)
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That is Saddle Sore.

Needs to be Treated before you get Blood Poisoning.

I had to have a full surgery operation to remove one.
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That is a fantastic bike for the price. Awesome score. You probably do need to get the sore looked at. When it heals, use padded bike shorts and chamois cream. Welcome to the forum. I would ask for pics but I don't think you can post them until you get 10 posts.
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Of the bike.
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Padded shorts and chamois cream isn't necessary...just sayin.
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Padded shorts are helpful, but if that bike has the original saddle, that's possibly the root of that sore. Those Coda saddles are just terrible, too much padding, too skinny, and too round. I took one off my R500 after 5 miles it was so painful. Great price, great bike. Get that sore taken care of and have fun.
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Buy it. Nice retro machine
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Yeah, for $50 great find.
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No just regular gym shorts
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No just regular gym shorts
Stay away from cotton briefs. Bike shorts are best, alternately compression shorts or some sort of athletic type underwear, preferable made of technical fabric and compression fit.
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Originally Posted by TaywuhsaurusRex View Post
Padded shorts are helpful, but if that bike has the original saddle, that's possibly the root of that sore. Those Coda saddles are just terrible, too much padding, too skinny, and too round. I took one off my R500 after 5 miles it was so painful. Great price, great bike. Get that sore taken care of and have fun.
The name on seat says Terry
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The name on seat says Terry
Terry is known as a women's brand, though I believe they now make saddles for both men and women.
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Originally Posted by SkyDog75 View Post
$50? You practically stole that bike! Nice find.

Sorry to hear 'bout the blister. Ouch. Have you been wearing cycling shorts? (They don't have seams there for a reason.)
The family had three of them (two new, and one used slightly) I kept one and gave my sons the others. Made them flip a coin for the new one, lol
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Originally Posted by Darklord1266 View Post
The name on seat says Terry
That's better than the stock one anyway. I'd look in to getting padded shorts. Loose fabric causes chafing, and cycling shorts have flat seam to help prevent rubbing too. You can wear something over them if you're not comfortable going out in lycra. Another idea is to maybe look in to some fit issues. You might be moving around in the saddle too much, which would be causing the sore. Maybe talk to your LBS, or watch some videos on YouTube.
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