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Old 09-13-2009, 02:03 AM   #12211
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Old 09-13-2009, 11:08 AM   #12212
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Anyone here ride a 55cm TT and need a new bike?

I have a Fetish SAC with a mix of 09 Rival and 9sp D/A that I need to sell. FSA Wing Pro compact bars, Ritchey Pro stem and SP, Aireone saddle, and some Ritchey Pro wheels.



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Old 09-13-2009, 01:13 PM   #12213
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It depends on how many it can carry. Don't forget to fill all the water bottles as well.
Good point...

But this is a delicate balance, dudes...

If I bring home too many, I can 'rest' too long between 'training' rides, and my fitness degrades to the point where I can't make it to the brewery.

This is a vexing problem.
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Old 09-13-2009, 01:18 PM   #12214
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What you'll hafta do is start with 1 and try it out. If that's not enough, go for 2.

Repeat till you go too far and then back off one growler.

My bet is 3 is about right from one 'training' ride to another...

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Old 09-13-2009, 05:03 PM   #12215
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What you'll hafta do is start with 1 and try it out. If that's not enough, go for 2.

Repeat till you go too far and then back off one growler.

My bet is 3 is about right from one 'training' ride to another...

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Old 09-13-2009, 05:19 PM   #12216
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Here's a question for you bikey types...

It's 52 miles round trip to the brewery and back...

How many growlers do I have to bring back on the Fargo in order to work off the burger and two pints I drink at the mid point of this ride?
If it was me, I'd have to carry the growlers and not drink or eat anything.

Saturday I met up with some fast company from work and rode 45 miles.

I gained 2 pounds!

All I had was water and an iced coffee.

So wtf does Starbuck's put in that iced coffee anyway?
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Old 09-15-2009, 05:32 AM   #12217
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Here's a question for you bikey types...

It's 52 miles round trip to the brewery and back...

How many growlers do I have to bring back on the Fargo in order to work off the burger and two pints I drink at the mid point of this ride?
Fargo as in Salsa Fargo?
4 ought to get you started!

Love my Fargo btw... I got a large from the first batch and haven't looked back.
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Old 09-15-2009, 05:49 AM   #12218
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Fargo as in Salsa Fargo?
4 ought to get you started!

Love my Fargo btw... I got a large from the first batch and haven't looked back.
How tall are you? I was looking into getting a large.
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Old 09-15-2009, 05:55 AM   #12219
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Anyone care to give me some advice?

My wife wants a decent but inexpensive bicycle for paved road riding, and she is considering trying a sprint triathalon at some point. Her B-day is coming up and I'd like to find a suitable road bike that is of acceptable beginner quality but not too expensive ($300-$500 price range).

I know nothing about bikes.
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Old 09-15-2009, 07:20 AM   #12220
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Either go to your local LBS and find out what they have or check the local craigslist for used bikes. You can sometimes find decent deals on used bikes on craigslist.

$500 would probably be the lowest cost road bike around anymore that is of decent quality. There are a few people here that work at bike shops, but from what I have seen around our area, sora components on an aluminum frame are right around $500.00
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Old 09-15-2009, 07:42 AM   #12221
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+1 on going to your Local Bike Shop(s). They can find the bikes that will fit her and allow test rides. I dunno about dedicated roadies in your price range, but lots of comfort/MTB/hybrid type bikes are available at most LBS for under $600.
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Old 09-15-2009, 12:43 PM   #12222
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Anyone care to give me some advice?

My wife wants a decent but inexpensive bicycle for paved road riding, and she is considering trying a sprint triathalon at some point. Her B-day is coming up and I'd like to find a suitable road bike that is of acceptable beginner quality but not too expensive ($300-$500 price range).

I know nothing about bikes.
Fit is important, and a LBS is great for that. Take a look at the specialized sequoia- it's a road bike made with comfort in mind. It's a little above your price range, but not too much. Also look for used bikes- there's often a big price break for bikes that have been stored for a couple years and rarely ridden.

I'd budget for new bars, stem, seat, and pedals for a used bike (~$150-200 if you get decent stuff, but shop around). For a new bike, you'll often want better seat and pedals, hopefully the shop will set you up with the correct stem, and the bars will be pretty close.

Even the lower grades of Shimano (Sora and Tiagra) work well these days, though they weigh a bit more and may not have the durability of the really pricey stuff.

Get a bike with a triple chainring crankset if there are any hills in your area.
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Old 09-15-2009, 03:12 PM   #12223
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How tall are you? I was looking into getting a large.
I'm 6'1" and the fit is spot on. My road bikes are all 57.5 to 58 TT and the Fargo is perfect with a shorter stem.
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Old 09-15-2009, 06:40 PM   #12224
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I'm 6'1" and the fit is spot on. My road bikes are all 57.5 to 58 TT and the Fargo is perfect with a shorter stem.
I'm 6", ride a large, and I've changed the stem from 100@110degrees to 110 @ 90 degrees. Longer body and arms than most. Ride mostly 59cm and 60cm road machines. Works sweet. Just a tad more tiller effect.
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Old 09-15-2009, 07:11 PM   #12225
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I'm 6", ride a large, and I've changed the stem from 100@110degrees to 110 @ 90 degrees. Longer body and arms than most. Ride mostly 59cm and 60cm road machines. Works sweet. Just a tad more tiller effect.
Hell, 110mm is nuthin! My first mtn bike had a 130mm stem on it!

(still have it if anyone needs a 1" t-less Salsa stem)

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