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DAVISJH's Photo DAVISJH Posts: 64
10/21/10 4:43 P

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I'm jealous. Enjoy the new bike!!

2009 Cycling Goal: 2,750 miles (3,500 miles 8/15)
Year to 10/2: 3,255 miles
Previous Goals/Miles:
2008 2,500 mi/2,419.1 logged (80.9 miles short)
2007 (1/2 Year): 1,000 mi/ 1,002 logged!!

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TOOTHFUL99's Photo TOOTHFUL99 Posts: 503
10/21/10 2:57 P

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Nice wheels! You'll get a lot of use out of that.

I just got a new bike at the end of August. Had been riding on a frame that was too big for me for four years. The new bike is a woman's specific and fits like a glove. It's so much easier on my knees!

My only upgrade to the new bike was to put a triple on the front with a 28 on the back. I live in the mountains and need the extra help climbing! (I had to pay an extra $700 for the conversion!)

Already have over 1,000 miles on the new bike. Rides like a dream!

...and then in the middle of everything, you realize you're alive right now, and the time to live is right now!

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PERRYR's Photo PERRYR Posts: 682
10/21/10 7:46 A

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S W E E T bike! Nice job!

You can certainly build up a bike yourself but it does take some knowledge and a few bike specific tools.
I suggest that you buy a book and learn as much as you can before tackling the job yourself.
A good used bike, craigslist, ebay, classified, bulletin boards, etc will be cheaper and certainly easier.
Buy the good used bike, then upgrade it and learn as you go.


10/21/10 2:09 A

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Nice! Watch out you'll get hooked on riding.

I got my first bike in college... a real junker, but it worked. That was 40 years ago and I'm still riding every chance I get! emoticon

“The only way to keep your health is to eat what you don't want, drink what you don't like, and do what you'd rather not.”
Mark Twain

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10/21/10 12:09 A

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Nice! I'm a starving student myself and have been wanting a decent hybrid for ages...what's the likelihood that I could do something like this without knowing the first thing about bikes...?

The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.

-Lao Tzu

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COOLPICK87 Posts: 3
10/20/10 11:30 P

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Hello everyone! I finally got all the parts converted over to my new frame this week, I was just waiting on some new cables to come in the mail. The old frame didn't fit me so I've been waiting for awhile to get a new frame going. I took it out for a short 20mile ride, who would have thought a different size frame would make all the difference! Here is a pic...

So here is my cheap college student build.
*2006 Giant TCR 2 frameset $125 on eBay
*105 drivetrain, shifters, wheels, crank off of old bike, paid 300 for the old bike(I bought a brand new corsa fa at a surplus store, only had 200miles on now,)
*27.2 carbon fiber seatpost 20% off coupon on a return $20
*Bottom bracket and crank taken out of old bike installed in TCR at LBS $30
*Two new cables $6

Total: $481

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