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Old 09-14-2012, 12:25 PM   #901
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Thanks! Will keep those options in mind.

Will visit a few stores this weekend. Which stores do you guys recommend?

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Strictly my opinions only. Consider what others have to say as well.

1. You can get a new or use Tiagra level bike with that price but you have more options of you have a budget somehere between $750 - $1000. Bike stores are having sales now so now is a good time to look around.

2. Stick with the popular brands - Cannondale, Trek, Giant, Scott, Specialized etc. Again, for that price you have in mind, try to get at least a Tiagra level bike. Try it out for a season or two and if you don't like it, you can always sell it again without breaking the bank too much.

3. I'm generalizing but I think a 53 or 54cm bike would work for you. Always make sure it fits! Go to the store to figure that out first.

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Howdie,
1. Budget is 750.00
2. Looking for a road bike, have another recreation bike
3. Height - 5"10

I am a noob when it comes to cycling, looking for a road bike to start with.
Sportchek
Jamis Ventura Race
105 Components + Carbon Fork and Seat Stay/Seat Post
$1119.99-20% (team assist) = $895.99
54cm in stock at Marine Drive/Bryne Sportchek and Abby
And maybe Richmond/Metro

Jamis Ventrua Comp
Tiagra/Sora Component, Carbon Fork/Seatpost
$799.99-20% (team assist) = $639.99
54cm, RC shows 1 in stock, so does park royal

GT Series 2 Road Bike
105 Components and Carbon Fork
$1039-20% off (team assist) = $831
Size M avaliable at Abby or Metro (each shows 1)

Those 3 are all solid values imo...
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Old 09-15-2012, 12:31 PM   #903
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saw the gt series 2 during my commute to work - sexy bike and solid components for a sub $1000 price tag!

fixie ride to iona and steveston today. it was cool running a paceline with fixies because we all more or less have the same gear ratios so it was super easy to get in sync.
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Old 09-15-2012, 12:37 PM   #904
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Fixed or singlespeed? I have no idea what compels people to ride true fixies aside from a premature death wish haha
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Old 09-15-2012, 01:02 PM   #905
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fixed lol just give it a go dude very different experience riding a fixed gear than a geared road bike. almost zen-like being one with the bike

i don't do skidz fo daYz haha i find that riding fixed is great training. helps develop a good cadence and spin form.
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I tried the singlespeed thing for a while on a MTB, and I really wanted to like it more than anything else. But I couldn't go downhill as fast as I wanted, or go uphill as efficiently as I wanted either. I found it took away from my enjoyment of riding, and I didn't want to change what I rode to accommodate the lack of gears.
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Old 09-16-2012, 05:41 PM   #907
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Fun 60km ride today from kits, to Stanley park, over the lions gate bridge to whytecliff park

Cycling Activity 59.76 km | RunKeeper
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group ride before the cold really sets in folks? easygoing of course (not to be confused with easy)
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I haven't ridden more than 7km in almost 3 months now but I'm down. I need to get my riding legs back. I'm a nogo for this Saturday though. Just putting that out there.
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Old 09-18-2012, 05:43 PM   #911
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lol i only wish i was as crazy as you make me out to be :P i'm up for early sunday morning if anyone's down. maybe a stanley park loop, ubc, iona?
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^^ Where do you live? Where u starting from

Totally OT, but I bought a pair of bib shorts and it's the single best purchase I've ever made biking wise.
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lol i only wish i was as crazy as you make me out to be :P i'm up for early sunday morning if anyone's down. maybe a stanley park loop, ubc, iona?
I truly think you are.

How long do you expect to complete this ride in? I ask because last time I did that with Alphamale (with the exception of a hill climb up Grouse) it took us 6 hours. 7 if you include a food break and the ride home.

If you plan on finishing that in 3 hours...
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Sorry if this is a bit late but... REI-Outlet.com had 75% off quite a number of items today!! Great time to stock up on new jerseys, shorts, commuting gear etc.. Hopefully they extend it another day, but lots of sizes sold out now.

bcrdukes, you're welcome to join our group this Saturday morning, we're riding to Iona from South Burnaby. Leisurely pace.
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I start from south van (kerrisdale/oakridge-ish)

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If you plan on finishing that in 3 hours...
maybe 4-4.5 including a snack break?


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DAFUQ!?

Yeah. Not riding with you.

Gotta sort out my rear hub preload. It's driving me nuts! Grrr!
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lol i only wish i was as crazy as you make me out to be :P i'm up for early sunday morning if anyone's down. maybe a stanley park loop, ubc, iona?
"Early Sunday morning" to me is 11:30am.
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Ok, guys.

I've made the decision to upgrade bikes. For anybody looking to get into road biking, I'm selling my 2011 Diamondback Podium 4 with Shimano Ultegra group/FSA Energy compact hollow forged crank. $1200 obo!
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oh shieet what are you going to buy?
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Going to join the Cannondale crew with a CAAD10-4 (SRAM Rival)
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Ok, guys.

I've made the decision to upgrade bikes. For anybody looking to get into road biking, I'm selling my 2011 Diamondback Podium 4 with Shimano Ultegra group/FSA Energy compact hollow forged crank. $1200 obo!
That was fast. He's going through bikes like he goes through women.. JUST KIDDING!
Whatcha gonna get now???

Anyone got any old 7 spd Shimano Mountain Bike shifters/levers?? Will trade you something! (Or buy from you!)
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Good choice!! What paint scheme?
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Nice choice of new ride! I've gotta say though I think you may have a tough time getting offer at that asking price (maybe I'm wrong) but with the time of year and all the sales going on... anyways best of luck and the CAAD10 is shweeeet!

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Now that I have developed a road bike addiction, I'm looking to get a set of slicks for everyday riding so I can save the cross tires for trail/winter rides.

Anyone have recommendations on tires that they have enjoyed? I'm leaning towards Conti Gatorskins (~$40 on Amazon) for their puncture resistance, as the roads here are quite rough and always full of debris.
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