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Old 07-17-08, 01:46 PM   #1
jgreen25
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Back in the game...Manhattan

I used to be into biking when I was a kid but that was BMX. Now seeing as i'm 27 and living in Manhattan I figured I should take up something a little more mature. Now seeing as i'm just starting out I decided to take the budget route when buying my bike and gear. I bought the Windsor Wellington 3.0. Got the Ascent Delta V computer and the Top Peak Micro Rocket ALT pump.

For the most part, I had no problems putting the bike together. Probably took me a little longer than the LBS but I don't have $50 to throw at a tune up.Looking online it doesn't look to difficult. The only problem I had was that I tore the seal around the stem of the tube when pumping it up. The little pump I bought is great for riding, its compact, its light but you'll be pumping all day if you try to pump the tires up to 120psi...

Oh yeah, the computer I bought liked to go a little crazy (Speed w/o even being set up 80mph) so I put a little aluminum foil between it and the clasp and it seemed to solve everything. Never went crazy again...

I'm hopefully going to join some riding groups around the area but I think I need to build some stamina first. I didn't pass to many people on my ride...they passed me.

My first ride (Central Park Loop):

Minutes: 41:53
Miles: 8.968
Max Speed: 27.1
Average Speed: 12.9

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Old 07-17-08, 02:19 PM   #2
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Make sure you are holding the pump with one hand over the valve. I broke a couple of valve before I figured this out. Personally, I hate these pumps. Pay more and get one with a hose. Maybe a second larger one for home. Pump the tire up to the recommended pressure.
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Old 07-17-08, 03:02 PM   #3
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Yeah, I might just buy a larger floor pump for home. I quit pumping at 80 psi because I was tired and affraid of popping another tube.
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Old 07-18-08, 09:03 AM   #4
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Hello jgreen25, you are off to a good start (well, except for the pump). There are plenty of riders in your area--check out the regional forums.

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