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Old 08-02-09, 08:31 PM
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Giant Defy 3

Hello folks! I am new here and also new with these road bike(racer) thing, I usually use my mountain bike but I always wanted a Road bike so yesterday I took the plunge and bought my very 1st Road bike!! Its a giant Defy 3, I gotta say I love it!!It handles really well and man this thing is fast i mean it can move!! i probably rode atleast 5 miles yesterday just to try it and get use to all the mechanics and man I should have done(biking again) it long time ago, i just love to ride..Anyway I'm probably not making any sense but just wanted to say hi to this forum..
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Old 08-02-09, 08:33 PM
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Flip it.
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Old 08-02-09, 08:37 PM
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Welcome to the roadie family. Those Defys are fantastic bikes and darn comfortable.

Well done.
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i probably road atleast 5 miles yesterday

Congrats! It's fun and healthy and very addicting. Great looking bike! But you rode it, not road it.
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Old 08-02-09, 08:50 PM
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Awww..... thought i was going to get a chance to say the thread is worthless without pics.
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thanks, i need spell check.I think i need to replace the seat becs it really hurt my bum after only 5 miles..any recommendation??
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i probably road atleast 5 miles yesterday

Congrats! It's fun and healthy and very addicting. Great looking bike! But you rode it, not road it.
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Old 08-02-09, 09:05 PM
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give it a few days, this is normal.
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sorry i'm new and i don't get it??..do you guys mean sell it??that would be a no, i like this bike..
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Flip it.

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Old 08-02-09, 09:14 PM
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No, he is talking about the stem, it's a joke on BF that someone says whenever someone else gets a new bike.
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Those one's don't need to be flipped. They pivot, so you can "push it"
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Are they talking about spectators feeding the cyclists? You know, like don't feed the bears?
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Old 08-02-09, 10:49 PM
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I need some advice on what "things" to invest on once i start riding long distances, I was reading a couple of threads and It seems like there is a whole lot i need on a long distance rides any suggestions?? I already have the "save your bacon" protection cover (translation:I always have a piece with me).
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I just bought the same as my first road bike but had the stem swapped for a non adjustable one. Love it! Enjoy yours.

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I already have the "save your bacon" protection cover (translation:I always have a piece with me).
Does this mean you carry when you ride?

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sorry i'm new and i don't get it??..do you guys mean sell it??that would be a no, i like this bike..
your handlebars are higher than your seat. he wants you to flip the part between the fork and bars to make them lower.
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your handlebars are higher than your seat. he wants you to flip the part between the fork and bars to make them lower.
But as mentioned before, your stem looks adjustable. Your bars should be lowered over time. Get comfortable and move slowly. Above all stay comfortable.

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I need some advice on what "things" to invest on once i start riding long distances, I was reading a couple of threads and It seems like there is a whole lot i need on a long distance rides any suggestions?? I already have the "save your bacon" protection cover (translation:I always have a piece with me).
Stuff for long rides?
Get a bag that attaches under your saddle. Get tire levers, CO2 inflator, patch kit, and multitool. You'll want two water bottles and cages for them.
Wouldn't be a bad idea to have a clif bar in there also. And rubber exam gloves. Those can really help keep your hands clean when you need to do a dirty job in a pinch.

Regular stuff to keep in the saddle bag are cell phone, house keys, and ICE card. ICE card should have name, DOB, emergency contacts, blood type, known allergies.
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Old 08-04-09, 01:51 AM
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around my neighborhood no, but if i will go some where else i always do, you'll just never know when some lunitic will attack you, the aggression will not come from me if i can avoid it i will but if i feel like my life is in danger well thats a totally different ball game.
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I just bought the same as my first road bike but had the stem swapped for a non adjustable one. Love it! Enjoy yours.



Does this mean you carry when you ride?
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It's been a long time since a "I carry a piece thread...."

There are options.






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around my neighborhood no, but if i will go some where else i always do, you'll just never know when some lunitic will attack you, the aggression will not come from me if i can avoid it i will but if i feel like my life is in danger well thats a totally different ball game.
I was just curious since I hadn't seen a thread yet here. PM incoming.
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None of the usual photo criticism? I'm shocked. Per BF standards, you "must" take a picture of your bike with drive side toward us (the second one meets this), and it "must" be taken against your white garage door. You would also lose points for the reflectors and the dork disc. The haters must be sleeping late or still out on their morning rides. Enjoy your bike and ride it like it's stolen!
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Any recommendations for a lightweight firearm?
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You may find that if you lower your handlebars a bit and push your seat back a little bit that taking the weight into your hands a little more will ease the weight on your bum. You may also want to invest in some padded cycling shorts and chamois cream, as those will make the rides more enjoyable. The saddle on that bike isn't so great, but I put at least 200 miles on mine before deciding to change to an italian torture device.
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there is alot of option and i don't want to discuss it here..thanks..
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Any recommendations for a lightweight firearm?
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Thanks, I'm going to one of the bike shops around here and kinda see what they have, so i really need to get a cycling shorts w/ padded bottom but wait on getting a saddle? even though it really hurts my bum..thanks for the info.I have to read more becs i really want to enjoy riding and there is a yearly race around her, I just want to try it, there is a 25 miles, 75 miles and 100 miles, i'll try to enter in thed 25miles, Its sometime in septembet so i have atleast a month to practice..
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You may find that if you lower your handlebars a bit and push your seat back a little bit that taking the weight into your hands a little more will ease the weight on your bum. You may also want to invest in some padded cycling shorts and chamois cream, as those will make the rides more enjoyable. The saddle on that bike isn't so great, but I put at least 200 miles on mine before deciding to change to an italian torture device.
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there is alot of option and i don't want to discuss it here..thanks..
Sorry, my question was a joke; I guess I didn't make that clear. I've never had the need to shoot somebody while cycling.
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thats a good thing, lets all keep it thay way as much as possible.
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Sorry, my question was a joke; I guess I didn't make that clear. I've never had the need to shoot somebody while cycling.
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