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I took the plunge!!!(6 posts)

I took the plunge!!!makalu
Feb 26, 2003 12:25 PM
Its official, I am now the proud owner of a 2003 Trek 1200 road bike.
While not the greatest bike in the world, its great for me and what I am looking for.
I did decide (against the sales dude recommendation), to swap out the triple crank/BB/FD to a double. Upon weighing all benefits/drawbacks, the final decision was what I truely wanted, and that was a double.
Should have the bike in a week or two. Now I gotta let the snow melt.
Thanks for all who helped in the process.
C Ya out there

(X-post from MTBR 'general' forum)
Only real men use double chainrings! ;) nmeschelon
Feb 26, 2003 12:31 PM
The best part of owning a road bike ...laffeaux
Feb 26, 2003 12:53 PM
... is that you get to waste twice as much time on discussion boards, compared to those who only own a road or MTB bike.
Cool Dude!...asphalt assault
Feb 26, 2003 1:25 PM
I went with a double for the roadie I'm building and seeing how I wont be riding my MTB on the street anymore, I'm swapping out my big ring for a bash ring so I can get over logs and such better.

So your tired of riding in the mud so yooz getting a roadie for springtime leg amusment too? I decided to do that and now I roped my best MTB buddy to do the same...he just ordered a roadie yesterday!
Hey makalu, are you a climber?VertAddict
Feb 26, 2003 11:29 PM
Just wondering if your name is deliberately after the 5th highest mountain in the world.
Yes, its deliberatemakalu
Feb 27, 2003 7:49 AM
But no, I am not a climber. However, I am a major climbing fan. I tend to fall into the hiker, backpacker genre, but love to follow, read about, research all the climbers.

My favorite is Ed Viesturs. Besides having Gregory packs in common LOL, I think Ed is a true climber. Scaling peaks sans oxygen, looking out for the well being and benefits of other climbers, and genuinly being a 'nice guy', along with being one of the most talented climbers ever, makes him a fan favorite.

I also was a major fan of Anatoli Boukerev.

To me, Makalu is the most beautiful mountan in the world. WHile not the highest, being standalone (unlike Everest for example) it certainly seems higher than it is.

My dream is to see some of these peeks in person. A month long trek around the baecamp of Everest is pretty much my dream trip, and shall see it with my own eyes before I leave this world.

Do you climb?