New road bike, what do I need??



ifly4mesaair

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May 28, 2003
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Hi, JUst bought a new road bike and was wondering about jerseys and shorts and other equipment I need. I mostly ride MTB but want to give the road a try. Have always used Camelbacks but with the bent over position on the road this seems to hurt my back a bit. Do the bike tools go in the jersey or a small pouch under the seat?? Also what do I look for in a Jersey and Padded shorts?? Lots of questions here but wanted to get some advice before I went shoppin!!!
 

climbo

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Apr 4, 2003
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where did you buy the bike? surely you could get more info there? look around a bit. Camelbak hurts? use bottles then. Tools, whatever you find more comfortable, i would put them in a small seat bag instead of my jersey. SHorts? what do you wear now? Just get regular bike shorts with a padded crotch. Basically you wear whatever you want but proper cycling gear is more comfortable for most people in the long run.
 

ifly4mesaair

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May 28, 2003
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I bought the bike at a garage sale .. its a new 2003 giant tcr ... all shimano 105 stuff with a flight deck computer. I guess the guy was riding a motorcycle and broke a leg and his pelvis ... wife got mad and told him to sell everything. I have checked several bike shops .. got a different answer from each one .. Just wanted some imput here so I could make an educated decision. I ride shorts that have the padded liner .. have been told these will chafe bad for prolonged periods .. and don't have a clue what to look for in a jersey .. thanks for the info on the small pouch .. seems like everybody has their own way ... just lookin for some ideas
 

climbo

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cool, well CHEAP shorts may chafe, good quality ones will not, try www.voler.com, they make great shorts at a reasonable price. Jerseys are all the same basically, get what you like and what fits, looks cool, whatever you like there. good luck