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Finally got around to buying a road bike. I figure spring is here, so it's time. It's Trek's entry level roadie, the 1000. Didn't wanna spend too much in case I get tired of it and go back to the mountain bike. Personally, I would have preferred a C'dale, but they're too expensive. Now I just gotta take off those retarded reflectors. And yes, folks- THE ROOF RACK IS BACK
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Your Ride: 98 328i
nice bike! how heavy is it?
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MTurboPower3, that's why he needs the roof rack, so that he can take the bike with him to a place where he can ride.
For me, the first things that come off the bike are reflectors and that stupid plastic guard on the back wheel between the spokes and the largest cog (sprocket). A lot of riders feel the same way, for different reasons. Heck, these things don't even come with kickstands anymore. Clothing/shoes/helmets for cycling typically have reflective patches or strips, and I if I ride at night (if ever), a reflective vest is a must. Yea, it might seem dorky to a non-rider, but it's a hell of a lot safer than a couple of tiny reflectors on the bike
his road bike looks kind of like the american flag, not sure what the model is, I assume something very similar to yours
That might be the US Postal Service team replica bike?
Originally Posted by drtye30
^^heh.. I hate that damn plastic thing.
It's for idiots who don't know how to tune their bikes.
Well, this road biking thing takes a little getting used to, but I'm liking it. Much faster and almost effortless on uphill climbs, but the bike is pretty stiff. The carbon fiber fork & seatpost help, but nothing like the suspension on my mountain bike. Two completely different worlds I guess. Already I'm thinking about upgrades, get it closer to the performance of Nick's 1500