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Own a Road Bike?

Do you own a road bike?


No
42.9%
Yes
57.1%
Total votes: 42
Sept. 7, 2003, 6 p.m.
Posts: 66
Joined: June 29, 2003

Do you own a road bike?

Sept. 7, 2003, 6:06 p.m.
Posts: 1611
Joined: Nov. 19, 2002

I would if I didn't have to shave my legs and wear lycra.

Sept. 7, 2003, 6:50 p.m.
Posts: 129
Joined: Sept. 4, 2003

Why? It won't give you any more power unless you're an eleate xc racer there is little benefit exept for a smother pedal stroke and you can put slicks on your mountain and work on that.

:high: If bikes were crack,I'd be Lindsy Lohan.

Sept. 7, 2003, 7:30 p.m.
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Joined: Sept. 1, 2003

yup

Get the wife beater out….bucket spunk

Sept. 7, 2003, 7:40 p.m.
Posts: 658
Joined: July 29, 2003

I wish.

I'm quitting organized crime; from now on I'll stick to the regular kind.

Sept. 7, 2003, 7:45 p.m.
Posts: 3711
Joined: Nov. 21, 2002

I don't but I wouldn't mind one. Shaving and lycra isn't that big of a deal… the hardest part is actually the shaving itself, not being in public.

Sept. 7, 2003, 8:42 p.m.
Posts: 7729
Joined: Nov. 20, 2002

road bikes are amazing. sooooo fast. you can clip along at 35 miles an hour.

i have a double butted steel catolouge frame. single speed…. it cooks.

Sept. 7, 2003, 8:43 p.m.
Posts: 7729
Joined: Nov. 20, 2002

Originally posted by TokSik
I would if I didn't have to shave my legs and wear lycra.

Originally posted by ATN
I don't but I wouldn't mind one. Shaving and lycra isn't that big of a deal… the hardest part is actually the shaving itself, not being in public.

i wear khaki cutoffs and a tee shirt. i don;t shave my legs.

Sept. 7, 2003, 11:16 p.m.
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Joined: Nov. 19, 2002

in a couple weeks, the 04 grey version of this:

http://www.specialized.com/SBCBkModel.jsp?san=04AllezSport27[HTML_REMOVED]bl=top[HTML_REMOVED]JServSessionIdroot=1rr0dtwp42.j27004

This bike, plus full ultegra dbl groupo and michelin axials. :thepimp:

Im getting it setup for amazingly low dinero :D

SOR

Sept. 8, 2003, 12:03 a.m.
Posts: 14115
Joined: Nov. 19, 2002

nope….

i totally dont understand the "riding a endless ribbon of blacktop" mentality…

i just dotn get it… for me there would be NO motivation whatsoever…:???:

Sept. 8, 2003, 12:16 a.m.
Posts: 177
Joined: March 14, 2003

I'm seriously thonking about it!
Got my eye on a used Dde Vinci Apogee with Dura Ace and Altegra running gear.
It feels good - any opinions!?

burp

Sept. 8, 2003, 12:46 a.m.
Posts: 387
Joined: Nov. 25, 2002

I sometimes ride one simply because I dont drive and you can get to work faster on a road bike then a bmx or mtn bike

Sept. 8, 2003, 6:08 a.m.
Posts: 45
Joined: Nov. 19, 2002

Originally posted by IFO
i just dotn get it… for me there would be NO motivation whatsoever…:???:

The motivation is the increased speed and fitness it gives you for riding a mountain bike. No matter what, nothing gets you in shape for mountain biking as fast as riding the road.

Sept. 8, 2003, 7:38 a.m.
Posts: 11827
Joined: Nov. 20, 2002

If your used to riding big squishy bikes with big tires you will be blown away how fast you can rip on a road bike.

Sept. 8, 2003, 10:44 a.m.
Posts: 14373
Joined: Nov. 20, 2002

yes ,I bot an old 14 spd vitus for only 500$ but go for a 9 spd cogset and sti

why road ride:

-in 2 seasons on a 10 year old road bike I spent 40$ on a replacement rear tire tire and a spare tube ,total break downs were 2 flats,no crashes ,no broken bones.
-you can go fast,and riding as a group even faster cuz aero dynamics is a huge part of road biking… you take your turn pulling at the front and dropping back in the draft,or if its a really fast group just hang off the back.Or you can ride slowly as a group and shoot the shit.
- some of the group ride's are with buffed female triathalethes in tight spandex
- I have had faster riders drop back and pull me back to the peloton when I drop off the back .
-Its really a good time IMO

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