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Which bike is right for me? Please help!(6 posts)

Which bike is right for me? Please help!Undecided Creep
Jan 13, 2002 10:11 PM
I'm about 195lbs right now, but would like to get down to 175 or so. Which bike would work best for me? I want something I am going to be happy with for a while. It has to be very light, because my body fat % is already quite good, and getting better by the day. (That should be evident by looking at the attached jpg.)

Yup, no fat there whatsoe'er.Leisure
Jan 14, 2002 12:40 AM
Look through the archives; you'll be able to find much more information than you never knew you needed. Right off the bat, you may not know what kind of ride, handling, price, etc. you want, and would benefit from seeing how others' questions are addressed. My personal suggestion: Lemond or Gunnar (the ride of steel) with at least 105, preferably Ultegra or Daytona/Centaur and up. Make sure to get a professional fit and don't cheap-out on the fork.
picture?ga
Jan 14, 2002 3:08 AM
Where is the picture.
I hate posts like thispmf1
Jan 14, 2002 6:26 AM
A Colnago C-40 with Campy Record and a set of ADA wheels.

Seriously, what can you say? There are a million bikes out there and everyone advocates the one he or she has. He doesn't even specify a price range. Asking opinions about a particular bike (especially if it starts a bash Litespeed war) may result in some usable information. Asking a general question like this won't.

Go out and ride a few bikes. Do some research. Decide how much you want to spend.
Go to Bicycling Mag SiteMisJG
Jan 14, 2002 6:36 AM
Go to the bicycling magazine site, http://www.bicycling.com and find the link to their 'Bike Finder' service. It takes you through a series of questions and narrows down a list of several thousand to a managable list of possibilities. I found my bike this way and have been very happy with my 1997 Cannondale R500 (I got a great deal in the winter of '97-'98). Now is a great time to look. The 2002 models probably aren't loaded into the site yet, and the LBS' are looking to get rid of their 2001s.
Don't fall for this, people!MikeC
Jan 14, 2002 9:35 AM
Someone's having fun with us. If you right-click on the picture link, you can see the properties. The URL indicates that it's a porno site...