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  1. Tieme

    Free Fitting

    The more time I spend with this shop the more I wish I had chosen another one to purchase from. I chose them because they have helped me out free on an older bike and have the best price on a road bike I've seen (420 for Schwinn Circuit which is what I bought) and they offer two free tune ups...
  2. Tieme

    Is There any point in Cycle Shorts?

    WELL SAID!! It is about time I find someone else who feels this way. While picking out my road bike at a local shop (just bought it today - I am pumped!!) I basically had the same discussion. Pay $300 more to save 3 pounds. I told them I am 210 already plus my clothes plus my backpack, rack...
  3. Tieme

    Free Fitting

    Well the frame size I think is right - I am 5'8-5'9 and it is a medium which is pretty much the consensus I have gotten from anythere I've looked.
  4. Tieme

    Free Fitting

    That is kind of how I thought it should be too. However I just picked up my bike today and they don't even do a short fitting. She said she could change the seat or bar height if I wanted but they don't actually help me measure they will just go up or down if I ask. I picked this shop because...
  5. Tieme

    Free Fitting

    Hi guys. I just bought my first new road bike ever yesterday - I am still waiting on the check to clear so I can pick up but I was wondering if it is normal for them not to include a fitting with the purchase of a bike. Like I said it's my first new bike really and I has always assumed they...
  6. Tieme

    Returned my Bicycle Today....

    Yes, something is definately weird there. I am writing an old 70's Schwinn and I have 6 dollar tires from fleet farm, 2.79 tubes from fleet farm, and all I used for rim tape or w/e (the padding between the spoke tops and your tube) was one round of electrical tape. I have been riding it ~1.5...
  7. Tieme

    Best way to reduce road shock

    Eden, that is not entirely correct. If you have shocks when you pedal you do waste energy on compressing them. This is because when you pedal you press downwards on the the pedal which puts a downward force on the frame and when the tires resist moving down because of the ground, the force...
  8. Tieme

    Cheap Road Bike (ouch)

    Well thanks for the advice guys. I keep mentally bringing myself to the point of "maybe I should just save up the extra 200, bite the bullet, and get something nicer" but I keep worrying about someone stealing it. And honestly I don't know enough about bikes to really know what I am buying and...
  9. Tieme

    Cheap Road Bike (ouch)

    Also. Do you think maybe walmart would be a better option since I would be able to return it pretty easy whereas on Ebay I am all alone? EDIT: Just called walmart - they do assembly which would help me a lot. I think I am going to go that route unless you think the ebay bike is a lot...
  10. Tieme

    Cheap Road Bike (ouch)

    Excellent! Thanks for the reply. I have read that page you linked before and I nearly bought the bike at that time but then got word of that old Schwinn. I think I will probably end up going with then once I get the funds situated if I don't hear of anything better. One more quick...
  11. Tieme

    Cheap Road Bike (ouch)

    [Start back story here - skip if you don't want to read it] Hello everyone. I am brand new to posting. I have read a few posts on here over the past 6 months. I have just recently started cycling at all. Of course I have biked when I was younger but only lately have I really gotten into it...