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First road bike...(2 posts)

First road bike...NPA
Jul 2, 2002 9:43 AM
i've been lurking around this site for about 3 months now,
and in light of all the first bike stories, i thought i'd share mine. after all the usual steps recommended here (check LBS,set a budget,get at least mid-level components,etc.) i got serious about finding a used bike in order to make budget and delay the inevitable upgrade fever.
i soon got lucky with a classified ad (of which there are very few here) and ended up with a '99(i think) trek 5000 OCLV (a nice shade of Homer Simpson yellow) with Veloce components, Mavic wheels, an extra saddle and two jerseys, all for $675. another $500 well spent on shoes, new pedals, shorts,etc. anyway, thanks to all on this board for advice that helped me make a decision, and for other newbies, there are deals out there, just be patient and know what you want/need.
re: Congrats on the find.JL
Jul 2, 2002 11:29 AM
Enjoy the ride.

Happy riding.

John