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Old 11-02-10, 07:58 PM
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ok so i just purchased this felt, it came with my size shoes a bunch of lights and a cateye wireless comp. It was just my size. It was really smooth when i road it. Its my favorite color! and its in great shape. I payed 600 for it and all the stuff.

Also this is my first road bike, i am a mountian biker.

what do you think of it?



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Old 11-02-10, 07:59 PM
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It's good stuff.

Congrats!
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Old 11-02-10, 08:09 PM
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enjoy it and ride it! Congrats
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thank you very much I can't wait till the morning
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Nice ride. What are the components and model of the Felt? Looks like an F60?

Maybe this one?

http://www.bikepedia.com/QuickBike/B...=F60&Type=bike
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It looks nice - I love that the shoes match the bike! Flip that bar though

I've been leaning towards a getting a Felt Z5 lately, the 2011 looks to be quite nice.
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what do you mean when you say flip the bar
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Welcome to the world of Felt bikes, you will love it, my F90 has been fantastic, I think I'll ride tomorrow, been off the bike for 2 months, lost job, sold house, moving, no time to ride, making time tomorrow.
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Flip the stem to have your bars down lower, giver you an aerodynamic advantage meaning more speed.
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Have fun with it......You will.
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very nice, not lame
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Dang, that is a hell of a deal. I'm jealous. Beautiful bike. Where did you find it for $600?
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That's one sweet deal to have picked up all that gear for $600. That felt is a sweet bike. Enjoy it!
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Seriously, if I came across the same deal right now I would buy it on the spot.
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Congrats and welcome to the FELT community. mine is a f85 and I love it, i wish i would of found mine at that price though, what are the components?
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it has ultegra components. Also how low should i make the bars?
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Very nice, congrats. Take it for a ride then decide if you like the way the bars feel or not.
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i road it around a bit and it felt pretty good, how far do you flip the bars exactly?
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Originally Posted by Johnny Law View Post
i road it around a bit and it felt pretty good, how far do you flip the bars exactly?
Good deal! Nice bike and you got an even better deal than expected.

When you flip the bars, if you think you want a lower handlebar position, you would have to remove the stem from both sides, flip it over and reattach it. This would get you a little more stretched out, both lower by maybe 1.5 - 2" and farther by maybe .5". If you decide that you want to try it, make sure that when you reattach the fork side that you properly load the headset (similar to most MTBs). Also be mindful not to overtorque the bolts as you can easily strip a thread. If you've never done this before you might want to seek help from a friend or a bike shop.
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Originally Posted by Steve Katzman View Post
Good deal! Nice bike and you got an even better deal than expected.

When you flip the bars, if you think you want a lower handlebar position, you would have to remove the stem from both sides, flip it over and reattach it. This would get you a little more stretched out, both lower by maybe 1.5 - 2" and farther by maybe .5". If you decide that you want to try it, make sure that when you reattach the fork side that you properly load the headset (similar to most MTBs). Also be mindful not to overtorque the bolts as you can easily strip a thread. If you've never done this before you might want to seek help from a friend or a bike shop.
thank you very much, i have the general idea now. If i go through and do it carefully and slowly it shouldn't be a problem.

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