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Old 04-01-14, 05:42 PM
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Hello from Southwest Michigan

hey all!
just started using this a few days ago when I was looking for a road bike and came across the brand Motobecane!
I used to do tri's on a Cannondale R700 TT but bad knees later I couldn't really do any running.
I had a Specialized Crosstrail but 95% of my riding was on the road and encored 3 punctures in 2 mos. The tires on that Crosstrail, I understand were great for that, prone to punctures. I bought a set of Schwalbe Little Big Bens for it and those are NICE!
Anyway I do mostly road and couldn't enjoy the real speed rush I used to get on my R700; thought of changing things on the hybrid but it would cost me over $100 or so. So, I was looking all over for a road bike; couldn't touch 1 in a LBS for under $650 and the ones at Amazon and WalMart didn't really do it for me. I put the Specailized on Craigslist and the night I sold it I found BikesDirect; looked over the bikes; found 1 that had some good stuff, like a carbon fork and the STI brake/shifters; ordered the black 'cause it was the only color in my size and viola, I have a road bike! It's here and ready; now I hope the weather gets better.
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Old 04-01-14, 07:20 PM
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Welcome to BF and enjoy the new bike!
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Old 04-01-14, 10:56 PM
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Hello TheRealBobCat, welcome to Bike Forums!

Blackhawks, eh? They have a couple of players from our neck of the woods in their roster, I think.

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Old 04-02-14, 06:02 AM
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Originally Posted by Juha View Post
Hello TheRealBobCat, welcome to Bike Forums!

Blackhawks, eh? They have a couple of players from our neck of the woods in their roster, I think.

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yep, they have 2 from Finland; Antti Raanta and Teuvo Teravainen.
I also watch the Chicago Wolves on TV; just like hockey, especially now that I can see the puck on the newer big flat screen TV's!
I heard hockey is the fastest team sport and by some of the action, the toughest game!

Thx for the Welcome

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Old 04-02-14, 06:03 AM
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thx and I will!
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Hey TheRealBobCat,

Welcome to Bike Forums fro a Texas road rider.
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