New Bike!!

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  1. cycle life

    cycle life New Member

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    Just purchased my first road real road bike. Its a 2007 Schwinn Le Tour and love it! This is also my first 'pricey' bike.

    Unfortunately my shiny super sport was stolen last week and though i was sad this replacement has made me much happier. I dont think I will be commuting or locking this bike up since i will be using this for training and riding around town, no pit stops.

    On another note, is there bicycle insurance? and whats the toughest lock out there? If i do decide to lock up i want the toughest!

    Ok now time for a spin :)
     
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  2. Cycler6n

    Cycler6n New Member

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    pretty nice bike! I got my first road bike too, I know that feeling, the "new bike" feeling
     
  3. Speedy_Gonzales

    Speedy_Gonzales New Member

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    there is bike insurance but it's really expensive.
    i never seen a road bike with a kick stand before!
     
  4. cycle life

    cycle life New Member

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    Haha i paid extra for that.:D
     
  5. Bikelyst

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    You should consider upgrading your kickstand to a CF one, saves about 50 grams.
     
  6. cycle life

    cycle life New Member

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    Or I could just remove it :)
     
  7. TheBugGuy

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    Pretty sweet bike! I'm still dreaming of my first road bike . . . *faraway look*

    As for insurance, if you have a homeowners or renters policy, ask your agent what's covered. My bike is covered under my renters insurance but it cost less than the deductable.
     
  8. cycle life

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    Thanks for the good words. Even though its not as pricy as some of the other bikes on here, its still a prize to me.

    I have renters insurance, but the deductable is $500 which just about doubles to the price of the bike... :confused:
     
  9. cycle life

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    Here is another pic. Just added a Cateye Astrale 8 computer

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  10. Niblox

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    I know the feeling - a new bike is something else. I got myself a Pinarello 4:13 last year but initially I was having a lot of grief with the LOOK clipless pedals and fell off twice before I replaced them with Shimano SPD's. Pic attached!

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  11. Powerful Pete

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    Niblox, that is one sweet bike. Congrats.

    No offense to the OP, of course! Congrats on your new bike!
     
  12. Niblox

    Niblox New Member

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    Thanks a million mate, it is a beautiful machine to ride. I was pottering around on my Marin Eldridge Grade MTB for years, then last year I finally got my PhD and decided to treat myself to a really good road bike. The MTB was like a sure-footed mountain goat, the Piranello is like being on a thoroughbred racehorse! Just back from a 15 mile (24 km) ride this evening which I did in 59 minutes. Not bad for an old greybeard of 49! All the best,

    Niblox
     
  13. cycle life

    cycle life New Member

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    That is indeed a lovely bike :D

     
  14. cycle life

    cycle life New Member

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    Ive been liking the cannondales alot, soon when I have $$ saved up I will pick one up
     
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