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Only being able to afford research and empty shopping, I found this place and appreciate all the info so far. I'll keep reading, riding, and longing for that elusive next bike!
Thank you for letting me sign up! See you out on the road (as you all pass me)....
Thanks!micky wrote:Welcome in the forum!
Well, the aforementioned riding buddy has found me a carbon Fondriest frame. Not sure exactly what it is, but he says it's a nice bike for me, and I respect his opinion. The price was right, but it's going to be a while before I can build it up, saving my extra pocket change along the way. Hopefully, he won't come up with more deals too good to pass up on components. It's hard to justify a new bike to SWMBO when I already have three (one road, one mountain, and one freeway (motorcycle)). The only consolation is that my road bike will fit her in case she should start getting the bug to ride. I'm hopelessly optimistic.Any idea yet on what is tempting you as a new ride?
PS Search the wanted ads here. Post things you are looking for in the wanted forum. Ebay, Craigslist and other cycling related forums are great sources too. Try to buy from long established members to try to avoid a bad deal or at least better odds of having a good deal.
Thanks! A couple of official "Welcomes" really make a guy feel the spirit of being invited to the party.Juanmoretime wrote:Another welcome! Every weight weenie bike starts as a thought!
Thanks for the tip! I'm forced to go low-budget on the new toy, and have the advantage of time to hunt for the best deals. I'll get a pic of my current bike and more info on the new-to-me frame ASAP.PS Search the wanted ads here. Post things you are looking for in the wanted forum. Ebay, Carigslist and other cycling related forums are great sources too. Try to buy from long established members to try to avoid a bad deal or at least better odds of having a good deal.
The plan is to keep riding my steel pony and getting in better riding shape through this season, then having an option of a lighter bike for those special occasions when I ride in groups or mass events next year.
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And you can call me Macktastik Honey Pete Kicks, thank you.
It could be a bit lighter, but it's significantly lighter than my Schwinn, and I could be significantly in better shape than I currently am, so I'll invest in that aspect before upgrading any more hard parts.
This place has been an excellent resource during the project! Thank you!!!
As pictured, 15.6 lbs. Not completely finished yet, due to a pending change to a Rotor 3D crank, but other than that, pretty much done, until a lighter frame comes along.
It feels pretty quick, but my 1985 Schwinn Peloton is all I have to compare with. I've ridden a lot of other folks down with it locally, and I haven't been caught (yet)....
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