Suggestions for a new bike? (Read 1710 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!


          Princess Cancer Pants

            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

            '17 Goals:

            • Chemo

            • Chemo-Radiation

            • Surgery

            • Return to kicking my own ass by 2018

             

            She was not strong. She was valiant. Radiant. Brave and broken. The beauty she discovered in the aftermath was unparalleled to anything she had known before, because it had come at such a cost.

            ~ Unknown

              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!

               

               

               

               

               

               

                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!

                           

                           

                           

                           

                           

                           

                             

                            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

                             


                            Princess Cancer Pants

                              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?

                              '17 Goals:

                              • Chemo

                              • Chemo-Radiation

                              • Surgery

                              • Return to kicking my own ass by 2018

                               

                              She was not strong. She was valiant. Radiant. Brave and broken. The beauty she discovered in the aftermath was unparalleled to anything she had known before, because it had come at such a cost.

                              ~ Unknown

                                is winter over yet? sigh.