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Old 07-14-08, 03:12 AM   #1
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Hi from Texas!

Hi Everyone! My names Bhav, I live pretty much next to the DFW Airport. I haven't rode a bicycle in over 8 years mainly because my last got stolen! Just recently to my trip to Austin, I saw a large community of bikers next to UT riding around. It spurred my memories of when I was younger and how much fun it was. Anyway after coming back I thought getting back into bicycling and decided to do more of an urban setup. I thought I should treat myself to a better bike because I really want to be serious. Ended up going to Bicycles Inc to get fitted and bought a Specialized RockHopper 29er for a good deal. I'm iffy on the "Rivet Stickering" but I'm not worried about that. All the bicycles I've ever owned were from Sams club or Walmart, so this bike is over the top for me.



Ive been riding some trails here and there but not too much my thing. I like being on the road, doing small technical stuff but nothing that'll slow me down to a crawl. Mainly doing this to get back into shape and I'm slowly getting back on track, Last year I weighed 248 pounds and today I weigh in at 217. I've only started riding since May 07. I'm really excited about riding and it's got me to the point where I'm confused on what kind of tire I should get. Currently I'm running Specialized Pro Borough XC @ 29" 1.9 and want to go for a more solid low resistance. I've tried searching but haven't really found out anything related to what size I can go. Looked at some that could possibly be good. The Maxxis Detonators/ Panaracer Pasela/ and Schwalbe Big Apple 29er. Would I have to get a 700x35 or can I do something like x25?


Thanks for reading my wall of an intro lol I'll be around here more often
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Old 07-14-08, 05:12 AM   #2
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Welcome to BF. Nice Pic.
My first bike was a MB.
I put Slick tires on it. Your bike shop can show you what you might need.
Now ride road bike with 700 X 23 tires. Get up to 30 mph with better gears and a tail wind.
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Old 07-14-08, 08:10 AM   #3
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Hi bhav, there are lots of members here who are in the DFW area. Check out the Texas regional forum.


Welcome to BF, and feel free to PM me with any questions !

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Old 07-14-08, 11:28 AM   #4
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Thanks for the replies guys! I'll check out the regional form, didn't even realize there was one since this forum is huge. On these tires on a flat road no wind I'm getting 16mph which is nice but I want more cuz I'm greedy that way lol.
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Thanks for the replies guys! I'll check out the regional form, didn't even realize there was one since this forum is huge. On these tires on a flat road no wind I'm getting 16mph which is nice but I want more cuz I'm greedy that way lol.
Yah, a lot of really nice folks are out in your neck of the woods. And, there's nothing wrong with wanting to go faster .

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Welcome to the forums.

If you haven't been on it, check out the North Shore trail up by Lake Grapevine.
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