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what bike?(2 posts)

what bike?dorkadoo
Apr 21, 2001 9:28 PM
hey, what bike do you think I should buy? I've been riding BMX for almost 20 years and mountain biking for the last 11 years. I was at the local shop the other day and test road a Serotta. What a blast!! Road bikes are really fast! Just to think, I've been making fun of roadies all these years, oblivious to the fact that you guys are out having all the fun. Anyway, I think I'm hooked. I'm 6'2", 190lbs. and I'd like a bike that sprints and climbs well and that will grow with me as I become more skilled. I would like to find the best frame I can get on a bike priced below $1500. What do you guys suggest? I wish I could afford that Serotta I tested, but it's close to $4k.
re: what bike?fuzzybunnies
Apr 22, 2001 6:15 PM
If you have a schwinn dealer near you try to pick up a peloton from last year, was 853 steel and they no longer make it. for your first road bike new is the best since it doesn't require you to have a lot of knowledge of older components and hopefully a decent shop will size you properly. Also try to get a year old model since there have been no real equipment modifications in the last 2 years in the 1500 range and a sale bike will get you a better value. TTFN