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ATTN: Road Bikers - September 13, 2008, 06:31 PM

I just got a new toy who wants to come out and ride at fast pace.

http://www.performancebike.com/shop/...estore_ID=1840

This thing is sooo much faster than my mountain bike.
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September 13, 2008, 07:09 PM

Pretty good price on those bikes. I have a litespeed that cost me way too much. O well. They are much faster than mountain bikes. I love flying up rolling hills at 30 mph.

I tried to get a speeding ticket in a 30 mph zone on my mountain bike once but the cops just laughed at me and said 26 sorry.


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September 13, 2008, 09:36 PM

Gimme a week or so and I'll ride with you and Kenny, looking at a Specialized Allez Elite tomorrow...
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September 14, 2008, 12:08 PM

It's a total piece of shit and he hasn't even taken the training wheels off yet.
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September 14, 2008, 12:14 PM

no seriously, I don't know if I like the shifters on that bike, the was you have to take your hand off the bar and reach around to the top. Maybe I didn't have the right grip.
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September 14, 2008, 12:42 PM

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no seriously, I don't know if I like the shifters on that bike, the was you have to take your hand off the bar and reach around to the top. Maybe I didn't have the right grip.
you use your thumb to shift silly.
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September 14, 2008, 12:49 PM

is there a lever on the bottom too? or do you have to hold the bar from the top?
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the gear changing is integrated into the brake levers.


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Gimme a week or so and I'll ride with you and Kenny, looking at a Specialized Allez Elite tomorrow...
http://washingtondc.craigslist.org/n...838069021.html

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the gear changing is integrated into the brake levers.
these brake levers shift one way, but not the other, I believe.
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September 14, 2008, 02:24 PM

I dont know about the groupo on that bike but the Ultegra levers go both ways.


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Nice!
I'll be riding a lot more next year (PWC) area so if you're serious shoot me a PM.
Right now, I only average 20+ mph for 30+ miles alone on rolling hills so I'm not anywhere close to what I used to be but if anyone wants to meet up shoot me a PM (roadbike only). I'm trying to remain local because meeting up in Reston takes way too much time so, if you want to ride in the woodbridge area and skyline drive on weekends (hill work) let me know.

I just picked up a Felt B12 TT bike and in the spring I'm going to pick up a Felt F4. I currently have a Specialized Allez Elite, good training bike but not what I need for races.
If you want a bike for long rides/training the Allez Elite is good but not sure I would recommend it for racing.


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Always up for a bike ride. W&OD?


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September 14, 2008, 08:31 PM

Kenny, it was that bike, but the guy sold it to someone else about an hour before I got a chance to go out there Second time that happened to me in a week.
Maybe Dan will let me check his out and I'll just buy the same one if I like it (hint hint). We'll see...
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September 14, 2008, 08:45 PM

The rolling hills in Calvert county give you a nice build in speed and you just need to maintain over the top of the next peak.

I am in no shape for that kind of riding anymore either. The motorcycle has taken away my desire to workout. I should sell the busa and stick to working out. LOL


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