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The bug has bitten...bike #2?

Old 07-01-08, 06:25 PM
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Originally Posted by jkizzle View Post
ahh yes, another wildcat BF'er.

definitely be sure to join up with the lexington bike crew some when you get down here, and join the UK cycling team this fall! they cover most of your racing expenses, and you get a sweet kit.

ill pm you some info for riding in lexington.
Geeze, I thought youze guyz was from Kansas!
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Old 07-01-08, 06:38 PM
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Originally Posted by Jaeger View Post
I'm sure it will be a fine commuter/utility bike., but I have to say I don't get the SingleSpeed trend. Yeah, they're cheap to buy and maintain, and they don't have many components thieves are likely to strip so you can leave them locked up in the city. Out of curiosity I've tried just picking a gear and seeing how long I can leave it there, but I inevitably end up facing a sustained headwind or tailwind on my commute and deciding the gear I'm in just isn't practical anymore. I suppose in a flat urban environment they'd be fine.

Enjoy the bike. You'll certainly feel better leaving that locked up around town than your road bike.
You basically hit the nail on the head. Lexington is a flat urban environment, and I don't want to leave my new Roubaix locked up while I spend long hours in the law library. The 925 is just going to be my all-purpose, safe alternative. As far as long rides, leisure rides, and potential future racing, my Fuji is going to be my baby.
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Old 07-01-08, 06:48 PM
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The Redline is going to be as theft prone-or more-than the Roubaix. Ranks right up there with the Cannondale Bad Boy. Lock it well.
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Old 07-01-08, 07:06 PM
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while bike theft is definitely to a minimum especially on campus, be sure to u-lock through the wheel and around the seat stays, that way the only thing to steal is the front wheel, which is much cheaper than the rear wheel, with potentially 2 cogs and 2 lockrings.
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Old 07-01-08, 07:07 PM
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Originally Posted by chipcom View Post
Geeze, I thought youze guyz was from Kansas!
go back to your ice cream you wussy
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Old 07-01-08, 07:08 PM
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I'm going to U-Lock and Chain it. I already have a kryptonite chain for my motorcycle....need to buy a Ulock.
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Old 07-01-08, 07:16 PM
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Originally Posted by bsyptak View Post
The Redline is going to be as theft prone-or more-than the Roubaix. Ranks right up there with the Cannondale Bad Boy. Lock it well.
Quite true, a SingleSpeed Redline still needs to be locked well. But where I live practically no one leaves a modern road bike locked up in the city. I believe it's partly because a thief doesn't need to defeat the lock to steal things of value off it, they can just strip the brifters off them. Thirty seconds with an Allen key and you can walk away with the handlebars, brifters and all.

The only road bikes I ever see in the racks are vintage ones with downtube shifters or SS/FGs.
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Sorry to thread-jack, but will my Trek 1500 be safe around Lexington (downtown and suburbia) with just a U-lock?
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Old 07-01-08, 07:28 PM
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Originally Posted by jkizzle View Post
go back to your ice cream you wussy
You Kansas kids are funny too!
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Originally Posted by jkizzle View Post
while bike theft is definitely to a minimum especially on campus.
I would argue with that. After having two bikes stolen in 4 years (all locked up securely) and hearing every week of customers that have had their bikes stolen. Not to mention the subforum on lexrides. We are no NYC but we definitely have bike thieves, and there are some that target campus.
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