Suggestions for a new bike? (Read 1709 times)

    I was on the trainer for an hour last night, and now my ass is killing me.

    Though I've been lazy about biking lately, I did ride the trainer for an hour yesterday with no ill effects. If you are worried about your ass killing you I recommend you get a restraining order before it actually does.

      Though I've been lazy about biking lately, I did ride the trainer for an hour yesterday with no ill effects. If you are worried about your ass killing you I recommend you get a restraining order before it actually does.

      I haven't been riding much at all this year, so I think that is part of the problem.

       

        I GOT IT! I just got back from picking up my sweet new ride. They took $1200 cash, no tax added! DH compared me to a badger when I really want something. Thanks for all the input! Big grin

        I don't half-ass anything

         

        "I have several close friends who have run marathons, a word that is actually derived from two Swahili words: mara, which means 'to die a horrible death' and thon, which means 'for a stupid T-shirt.' Look it up." - Celia Rivenbark, You Can't Drink All Day if You Don't Start in the Morning

         

          nice! you should ride it in the hallway!


          Needs more cowbell!

            I GOT IT! I just got back from picking up my sweet new ride. They took $1200 cash, no tax added! DH compared me to a badger when I really want something. Thanks for all the input! Big grin

             

            Sweet...happy new year to you! Cool

            Kirsten - aka "Auntie Kirsten"

            '14 Goals:

            • 2 olympic distance duathlons -- 6 days apart -- PR at least 1

            • 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)

              I GOT IT! I just got back from picking up my sweet new ride. They took $1200 cash, no tax added! DH compared me to a badger when I really want something. Thanks for all the input! Big grin

               

              Awesome! Hope you post pictures!

              Kerry

              HF #1048

              Concept2 - Marathons Rowed April & May 2013

               

               

               

               

               

                Yeah let's see a pic, and how you like the bike.

                "It's a must that you outwork your competition today! Think training is hard? Try losing!" Eric Thomas

                The Cyclops


                Run Angry

                  I finally talked DH into a new road bike, but I know next to nothing about them. I don't ride tons so I don't need anything super nice but I want to be happy with my bike too. I have a road bike, but it was a $150 Walmart special and I hate it. A friend suggested a Cannondale CAAD8, but someone at a bike shop today had bad things to say about them. I don't think I can talk DH into spending more than about $800 - preferably less. Can someone please help with suggestions?

                  Thanks!

                   Hey this is my 1st post,glad to be here.I am a runner and cyclist and thought you might check out JAMIS.Very nice bikes in various price ranges,and overall a little cheaper than trek/specialized/fuji or most of the big names in road bikes...Good luck!

                  EDIT:Just seen you alread yhave it o.O Surprised

                  Runner 4life.MMA fan 4life.Athlete 4life.Reallybadgas 4life.

                    I finally took a picture! I've never posted pictures before so we'll see if this works...

                     

                    http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5123/5355206164_588038b734_m.jpg

                     

                    If not, here it is via a web link: http://www.flickr.com/photos/unlandfamily/5355206164/

                    I don't half-ass anything

                     

                    "I have several close friends who have run marathons, a word that is actually derived from two Swahili words: mara, which means 'to die a horrible death' and thon, which means 'for a stupid T-shirt.' Look it up." - Celia Rivenbark, You Can't Drink All Day if You Don't Start in the Morning

                     

                      I finally took a picture! I've never posted pictures before so we'll see if this works...

                      http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5123/5355206164_588038b734_m.jpg

                      <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/unlandfamily/5355206164/" title="bike 2 by utis1, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5123/5355206164_588038b734.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="bike 2" /></a>

                       

                      If not, here it is via a web link: http://www.flickr.com/photos/unlandfamily/5355206164/

                       

                      Sweet. That's a nice ride. I see the roads are dry. Have you given it a spin?

                       

                       

                        That bike needs a kick stand.... 

                          Nice looking bike!

                          Kerry

                          HF #1048

                          Concept2 - Marathons Rowed April & May 2013

                           

                           

                           

                           

                           

                             

                            Sweet. That's a nice ride. I see the roads are dry. Have you given it a spin?

                            I have only ridden it once so far. I went out of town and it's been sub-30 degrees since. It should get up to 40 tomorrow so I'm hoping to ride then. Now I'm working on talking DH into a trainer! Big grin

                            I don't half-ass anything

                             

                            "I have several close friends who have run marathons, a word that is actually derived from two Swahili words: mara, which means 'to die a horrible death' and thon, which means 'for a stupid T-shirt.' Look it up." - Celia Rivenbark, You Can't Drink All Day if You Don't Start in the Morning

                             


                            Needs more cowbell!

                              That is GORGEOUS and looks way fast!  I think you have the same Mavic Aksium wheels that my bike has, too.  Those are really spiffy.

                               

                              What size did you end up with?

                              Kirsten - aka "Auntie Kirsten"

                              '14 Goals:

                              • 2 olympic distance duathlons -- 6 days apart -- PR at least 1

                              • 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)

                                is winter over yet? sigh.