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Old 09-07-10, 07:37 PM
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Hello

Hello. I have not been cycling actively in over 16 years, but have finally decided to quit all the excuses and get back into it. I have been spending many many hours shopping around for a road bike and can't wait to get started again. I look forward to learning from everyone.
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Old 09-07-10, 07:38 PM
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Hi CK,

What bike did you decide on?
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I still haven't reached a decision (and the wife is pretty tired of hearing about all the options). I have been considering the Specialized Secteur Elite, Trek 2.1 and Giant Defy 2. Am also considering increasing my initial budget but am not sure if I should at this point. I took a test ride on the Secteur and it was very comfortable. Any suggestions?
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Brand doesn't matter.

A Friendly bike shop and a good feel and fit is what counts for me.
A friendly shop will help you with questions, minor adjustments and get quick service should you need warranty work.

Gearing is very important if you have hills.

I you fit on a bike and like the way it feels, you will ride many many miles.
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Thanks, I am fortunate to have so many bike shops close by. I will be test riding the other two this weekend at my LBS and then making a decision. Thanks for the tip on gearing - there are plenty of hill around here.
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