Where to start? for me road cycling is like a giant forest

Discussion in 'Road Cycling' started by tdcadillac, Jul 5, 2020.

  1. Yojimbo_

    Yojimbo_ Well-Known Member

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    Have you got a bike yet? It's almost Sept and summer will soon come to an end where I live.
     


  2. tdcadillac

    tdcadillac New Member

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    Hello Yojimbo, Yes I got a bike 2 weeks ago and the Kicker snap too. Here it is raining crazy lately so I decided to get the trainer sooner. I have been on the road 3 times at night after 10 pm just to have an empty road and get used to road biking. I do 30 minutes every time and will build on that in the future.
    today my first indoor ride with zwift. the trainer was silent but my crank and chain sometimes keeps jumping not sure if it is normal do I need to adjust set up of the wheel? I will try many platforms in the future but cycling is great, I just love it. Catch you soon with more questions :) have a great week
     
  3. cyclintom

    cyclintom Well-Known Member

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    Be sure to start out knowing how to fix a flat and have all the necessary items in your saddle pack. After going around the block so to speak I recommend you only use clincher rims (not tubeless rims) and clincher tires. These are by FAR, the easiest tires to repair and replace. And Yesterday one of the stages of the Tour de France was won on a clincher with tube in it. So there's no performance loss.

    After this you're going to have to get used to driving around traffic. Just follow the traffic laws and you'll soon learn the tricks.
     
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  4. Jesica Miller

    Jesica Miller New Member

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    Hey, I needed advice on this topic as well. Thank you all the people who have written here.
     
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  5. Froze

    Froze Well-Known Member

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    Ol Ben Riddle rides on spam and doesn't hit on the road with a single speed bike.
     
  6. cyclintom

    cyclintom Well-Known Member

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    Maybe you should change your name to Mr. Bunz.

    If you are heavy and are a new rider I don't see anything wrong with buying a used bike off of a eBay or such but the lack of good bikes in dealerships has driven the cost of these "used" bikes to almost new bike heights. I hate to tell this idiots, but a NEW steel Bataglin from the factory custom built with a Campy Centaur Group and Campy cheap wheels is 200 times the bike that a Colnago Super EVER was. And you can actually lift it without a forklift.

    You're pretty much stuck with 11 speed stuff these days but there's nothing wrong with 8 or 9 speed brifter setups. Especially Campy Record or Dura Ace.

    I'd recommend that a new rider stay away from carbon fiber or aluminum and I wouldn't want to buy a titanium bike you could get for a grand today.

    I think that as usual we pretty much agree on these sorts of things. But then that is what experience does to you. Gives you wisdom that enrages the sociopaths.
     
  7. Froze

    Froze Well-Known Member

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    Mr Bunz...LMAO!!
     
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