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Old 08-18-15, 07:45 PM
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Hello from Houston

New to Biking, not to forums.
Hope everyone is doing well. So, over the last week or two i was sitting on more bikes than i did in the last 14 years. smile
I just upgraded my Sons Bike from a Academy 20" bike to a Jamis MTB with 26' wheels and 13" frame. He loves it, thats good.
Now the haunt was on for my bike. Was looking at losts of hybrid bikes like Specialized, Trek, Schwinn, Cannondale Bad Boy 4, Giant, Jamis, Raleigh, and was almost set on a Marin Muirwoods 29er, but, its unavailable till the end of 2015.
Then i came across the bike i ordered now without ever test diving it (call me Crazy). I feel like i became a hybrid bike guru over the last few weeks.
So after all the cross-referencing of specs, parts, price, made in, and most comfy frame size, I'm getting a Camaleonte Due Disc with an 59cm frame, and I'm only 5'11".
Will be mostly doing casual driving on paved roads in the Parks around here till the little one has better balance on his bike.
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Old 08-18-15, 07:48 PM
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Welcome!

I had to look up Camaleonte Due Disc as I had never heard of this Bianchi model. Enjoy!
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Welcome to Bikeforums. I am not familiar with the bike you selected but I hope you enjoy it. 59cm sounds big for your height. I m 5'10" and I ride a 56cm frame. Your body proportions may fit the taller frame.
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welcome to the forums...I lived in downtown Houston for years and just recently moved up to the Porter/Kingwood area...
hope the bike fit works out for you.
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Hey Maic,

Welcome to Bike Forums.

Congratulation on the new bike.

Many happy safe miles to you.
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Old 08-19-15, 02:39 PM
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Welcome to Bike Forums. Nice looking bike. I'm 5'-11" and my bikes are 54cm and 56 cm. I hope the 59cm isn't TOO big. Did you go to a Bianchi shop to at least do a stand-over fit?
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Hey there Maic. Spent many years just North of Houston in Crockett and Palestine, With the heat and humidity, my favorite times to ride where in the cooler months. Hope you have a great time and get to enjoy lots of rides with your family.
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Old 08-21-15, 09:56 AM
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Originally Posted by texbiker View Post
Welcome to Bikeforums. I am not familiar with the bike you selected but I hope you enjoy it. 59cm sounds big for your height. I m 5'10" and I ride a 56cm frame. Your body proportions may fit the taller frame.
I think so. A 23" Trek was just comfy.!

Originally Posted by obed7 View Post
welcome to the forums...I lived in downtown Houston for years and just recently moved up to the Porter/Kingwood area...
hope the bike fit works out for you.
Thanks. Will find out soon.

Originally Posted by 10 Wheels View Post
Hey Maic,

Welcome to Bike Forums.

Congratulation on the new bike.

Many happy safe miles to you.
Thanks. Looking forward on putting some miles down.


Originally Posted by RonH View Post
Welcome to Bike Forums. Nice looking bike. I'm 5'-11" and my bikes are 54cm and 56 cm. I hope the 59cm isn't TOO big. Did you go to a Bianchi shop to at least do a stand-over fit?
Nah, bought the bike pretty much blind. Just went by what i was feeling comfy with, while testing bikes over the weeks prior. Will see.!

Originally Posted by Cascades T700 View Post
Hey there Maic. Spent many years just North of Houston in Crockett and Palestine, With the heat and humidity, my favorite times to ride where in the cooler months. Hope you have a great time and get to enjoy lots of rides with your family.
Me too, thanks. Till my son has developed better handling, we will most likely hit the Parks around on the weekends.


Thanks all for the Welcome and have an awesome weekend.
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