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Finally bought my 1st Road Bike!!!

Old 04-08-12, 07:05 AM
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Finally bought my 1st Road Bike!!!

I am so excited. After shopping around for 1 month and visits to about 4 LBS I have purchased a new road bike.
I went with the 2012 Trek 1.5. I was originally going to buy the 1.2 but after I tryed out another bike with the Tiagra shifter I had to have the 1.5! It wil be ready for pick up on Friday.
Now I just need:
Helmet
Gloves
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Shoes (possible pedals) I find the trek cages hard to get into.
Water Bottles & Cages
Bike Rack

Thanks to this forum for all the wonder & helpful info.... And the headaches!
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Congratulations and welcome to the addiction.
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cut the pedal caged and make them mini clips. (or buy some)
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Old 04-08-12, 07:19 AM
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congrats!!! welcome to the club. Now get out and ride it!!!!!
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Ride it like you stole it!
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Ride it like you stole it!
Or at least the store you bought it from stole it.
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Originally Posted by rumrunn6 View Post
cut the pedal caged and make them mini clips. (or buy some)
Now that is ghetto!

OP, Congrats and welcome to the insanity.
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Thanks guys! When I was at the register i said to myself "this hobby/addiction Is going to get expensive"!
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Also, pics or gtfo I will come back on Friday and check for pics. Congrats on the ride!
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Thanks guys! When I was at the register i said to myself "this hobby/addiction Is going to get expensive"!
You have no idea.....
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Cool. I bought the 2.1 Friday. I haven't finished fine tuning it yet but have about 60 miles on it already. LOL.
Originally Posted by JMP0323 View Post
I am so excited. After shopping around for 1 month and visits to about 4 LBS I have purchased a new road bike.
I went with the 2012 Trek 1.5. I was originally going to buy the 1.2 but after I tryed out another bike with the Tiagra shifter I had to have the 1.5! It wil be ready for pick up on Friday.
Now I just need:
Helmet
Gloves
Glasses
Shorts
Jersey
Shoes (possible pedals) I find the trek cages hard to get into.
Water Bottles & Cages
Bike Rack

Thanks to this forum for all the wonder & helpful info.... And the headaches!
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Old 04-08-12, 09:43 AM
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Thanks. Yes, I wanted the 2.1. But unfortunately it was out of my budget.
1.5 I hear is a excellent starter.

Enjoy



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Cool. I bought the 2.1 Friday. I haven't finished fine tuning it yet but have about 60 miles on it already. LOL.
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Old 04-08-12, 09:55 AM
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Congrats and enjoy! You are correct on the financial burden this hobby/sport will inflict upon you. Well worth it in my opinion. My favorite justification is "I use it every day and it makes me healthier".
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Congrats - that's a nice bike!
I've had my Madone for a few weeks now and I'm loving it!
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Congrats! I got a 2010 1.5. I've had it for two years and love it! I was also looking at the 2.1 at the time. While the nicer frame and 105 would've been nice, I figured this bike was enough for me. And it has been. Enjoy!
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Congrats! You'll enjoy the ride and the addiction is real. I would try to avoid the trap of trying to upgrade everything. Go ride and figure out what you like and don't like about the bike and so you will have a good sense when you want to upgrade later down the road. Don't get caught up with the "how it looks" or Fred thing. If its a good fit and you are enjoying it, that's all that matters.
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Old 04-08-12, 04:25 PM
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My starter bike, only 10 months ago, was a Giant Defy 2 with Tiagr Groupo but my Giant had a 12/25 cassette. Your has a 30? That will make a nicer climber if you live in the hills. I bought the Trek 2.1 because of the APEX set up. I have chicken legs and live in the mountains. You will love the bike, it is a fine bike and I can tell you from experience that Tiagra works superbly. Cool bike indeed..
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Thanks. Yes, I wanted the 2.1. But unfortunately it was out of my budget.
1.5 I hear is a excellent starter.

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I only bought the 2.1 (APEX) because the granny gear will out pull a John Deer. Otherwise I would have gone straight for the 1.5.
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Congrats! I got a 2010 1.5. I've had it for two years and love it! I was also looking at the 2.1 at the time. While the nicer frame and 105 would've been nice, I figured this bike was enough for me. And it has been. Enjoy!
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Good luck and enjoy the ride.
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I have a 2.1 myself - I'm sure you will love your new purchase.
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I have a 2009 1.5 and it has been good to me.
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