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  1. General Cycling Discussion
    I'm looking to go clipless after a few weeks of trying to deny that it's probably better. I don't want to put much money into this, but I need shoes and pedals. Any suggestions?
  2. General Cycling Discussion
    Hey guys I have a question...is it possible/probable to gain weight from cycling? Background/history: I've been a rather active runner for the last few years (7-10 miles during the week with a long run 10-15 miles on the weekends). I started cycling late fall and naturally my running mileage...
  3. General Cycling Discussion
    So I've been scanning these forums and various reviews online for about 6 months now and have narrowed down my choices to a few bikes at various shops near my home. This will be my first "actual" bike purchase and I'd love to hear some advice regarding the following questions: 1) Is it...
  4. Bikes, Frames and Forks
    :mad2::confused:Here is my story. 58 year old rider who has been pedaling a Trek 1000 with Sora components for the last 8 years. My LBS is suggesting the Cannondale Synapse Apex 6 Carbon-suppsedly a smoother ride and better gearing for hills. I ride about three times during the week- avg. 15-20...
  5. Beginner's Corner
    Yesterday I went out for a ride in the pouring rain. Two hours after and soaking wet by this time, I find out I couldnt clip out! I finally did, clipped in again and again I had difficulty clipping out. With lots of intersections on the way home--I limped home-pedals unclipped. (its a scary...
  6. General Cycling Discussion
    I bought a Specialized Dolce Sport triple for my wife but right after we got the bike home we went for a Dr. appoiment and they told us she's pregnant but also she's type 2 diabetic. Long story short, I had a brand new bike just sitting in the garage, my wife rode it only about 5 miles and...
  7. Bikes, Frames and Forks
    While working on my bike tonight, I took a closer look at some damage I incurred last fall to my right seatstay. Another rider ran into me from behind and got his handlebar/shifters tangled up into my rear wheel. At the time I didn't notice the damage to the seat stay, but tonight I notice...
  8. General Cycling Discussion
    I'm looking at a 2011 Trek 2.1 and a 2011 Cannondale CAAD 10. Both have Shimano 105 components. The CAAD 10 is about $150 more. Any suggestions on which is the better bike for the money?
  9. Beginner's Corner
    The other day I went over to a friend's house to get his and his wife's bikes ready for a duathlon. I asked him if he had a workstand, and he pointed to his workbench, covered in junk. I said I meant a bike stand, but I figured he did not have one. I then said "No problem, we will just make...
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