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Looking for my first road bike...

Old 08-25-10, 06:57 PM
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Old 08-25-10, 07:42 PM
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I would look to see if the frame is cracked, but the parts are worth the price. You could build a nice bike with a new frame if the frame is cracked. Good Luck.
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Old 08-25-10, 08:15 PM
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Get the Felt.
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Get the Felt...don't worry about removing the interrupter brakes just leave it alone until it is time to replace the cables. It is not going to hold you back in any way.
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Old 08-25-10, 10:14 PM
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+1 for the Felt. THat's a nice late model bike, less headaches, good quality 10 speed 105, carbon fork, excellent first bike.
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buy the felt. period!
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Old 08-26-10, 09:18 AM
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Just get the felt and be done with it.. No need to grab the trek. Then get some clipless pedals and shoes right away!
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Old 08-26-10, 10:08 AM
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I live in the area, and if that Felt were bigger, I would buy it if you didn't! If it were me shopping, I wouldn't even wait for the weekend!
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just get the felt and be done with it.. No need to grab the trek. Then get some clipless pedals and shoes right away!
get the felt.
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Old 08-26-10, 10:26 AM
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Get the Felt, period. Excellent bike for the money.

You can also check this one out - brand new 2010 with full warranty & lifetime service - https://www.performancebike.com/bikes...1511000_400306
It only comes wit Sora fronts, but Tiagra rear which is good. It should make an excellent first bike. My first one was a Fuji, made by the same company. And don't forget: when you ride these components out, you can always upgrade. But for a first bike - I'd get a brand new one so that i'm sure nothing goes wrong with it.
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Old 08-26-10, 10:27 AM
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P.S. I think they also have a 10% off promo on bikes when u become a member.
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Pictures or it didn't happen.

Good luck. I'm envious!
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thanks, i'll have pics when i bring it home!
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Old 08-26-10, 05:58 PM
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Other than the Ultegra RD....I would still choose the Felt. Though I don't know why. Guess i just love the way they look!

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Get the Felt!!!
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OK, so go out there Saturday and ride them both. Buy whichever feels best. How they fit you is a far more important standard than how I think they look!
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Yah, but the F ans Z's are very different. Will be anxious to hear your impressions of the two and which one you bring home....because you WILL bring one home!
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I looked at this yesterday at PB. I know it's not the same level, but seemed pretty nice. Full Carbon and Rival for $1699
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Felt. It's a 2008. You will not be disappointed.
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The Felt is too much at $650 but just right @ $500.
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What does that mean?
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Fixed it For You. When you see that, check the quoted post for modifications - usually in an effort to be amusing.
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Well, if you're going to go Specialized:

https://losangeles.craigslist.org/wst...922913898.html

I'm just sayin!
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This thread has officially become a joke.
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