I just bought a bicycle!

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Postby GORDON » Fri Sep 07, 2018 8:36 pm

Because I need my kid to be more active and now we can go on long bike rides.

Bought it today so we could ride this weekend.

And now rain just popped up in the forecast for every day.

Eat a bag of dicks, weather.

I paid like $400 for it. I know a couple people who spend $6k+ for bicycles. What the.
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Postby TheCatt » Fri Sep 07, 2018 9:04 pm

GORDON wrote:Source of the post I know a couple people who spend $6k+ for bicycles. What the.

Totally worth it and watch your words :)

I've never paid more than $2k actually.
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Postby GORDON » Fri Sep 07, 2018 9:05 pm

Break down in increments what each extra K gets you.
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Postby TheCatt » Fri Sep 07, 2018 10:15 pm

GORDON wrote:Source of the post Break down in increments what each extra K gets you.

Depends on the type of bike. But overall, it's just better components (more reliable, more features), and lighter weight. The cost -benefit gets geometric pretty quick. $2k was where I saw the most value. Road bike is carbon with fancy components; Mountain bike is full suspension with dropper post, hydraulic disc brakes, etc (but was used to get down to $2k range)
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Postby GORDON » Fri Sep 07, 2018 10:23 pm

Wild.

Mine has gears and shit.
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Postby TheCatt » Sat Sep 08, 2018 8:20 am

GORDON wrote:Source of the post Wild.

Mine has gears and shit.

Gears are good.

I raced yesterday for the first time in forever. I was predictably terrible, but I managed 8th out of 14th without dying.
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Postby GORDON » Sat Sep 08, 2018 12:39 pm

Rode mine up and down the street last night, getting a feel for ol' girl.

I learned how to pop the chain off the sprocket by shifting gears wrong.
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Postby TheCatt » Sat Sep 08, 2018 12:52 pm

GORDON wrote:Source of the post I learned how to pop the chain off the sprocket by shifting gears wrong.

That... can happen, but should be pretty rare. Is this a new bike, or used? If new, you'll also need it adjusted around 100 miles as cables stretch out a bit.
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Postby Leisher » Mon Sep 10, 2018 12:27 pm

GORDON wrote:Source of the post Break down in increments what each extra K gets you.


Streamers.

That bell.

A basket with flowers on it.

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Postby Cakedaddy » Mon Sep 10, 2018 5:45 pm

A clothes pin and card for the spokes.

A rope to pull your friends on their skate boards.

A tiny license plate with your name on it.

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Postby TheCatt » Mon Sep 10, 2018 5:54 pm

I really want that last one on my race bike, now
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Postby GORDON » Mon Sep 10, 2018 6:21 pm

Maybe a chunk of that extra money gets you an Apple logo.
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Postby Cakedaddy » Mon Sep 10, 2018 6:42 pm

On short trips around the block, etc, $400 = $2000. On longer trips, every ounce that $2000 saved you, every bit of effort the better shifter saves you becomes well worth it. If you never intend to do a challenging ride, then you won't miss the extra stuff. Or, if you are simply riding for exercise and want the 20 miles to be as hard as possible, you won't miss the extra stuff. I will often ride my mountain bike on smaller tours just so it's more of a workout.

When you are on mile 60 of a 65 mile tour with the temp reading 115+ on the blacktop, you are suffering advanced stages of heat stroke and dehydration because you kept a ridiculously stupid pace the first half of the ride, your lower end bike weighs about 10 pounds heavier for every $1 you saved on it and you envy everyone around you on their 6k bikes.

For the record, the following year I finished the tour 30 minutes faster, with no issues because I learned pacing. But really, the year before I was just trying to keep up with riders who were better than me, and that was stupid cause I knew it was going to fuck shit up. But I did it anyway, and it did.


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