|Does it hurt as much to remove tattoos as it did to get 'em?||Nealz|
Apr 4, 2003 2:15 PM
|I was given the chance to ride a buddy's Trek 5200 last weekend and after 15-odd years (some more odd than others) as a mtbr, I've fallen back in love... with the road.
Many years prior, I rode crits and centurys on a Paramount/531/Nuevo Record until I was seduced by the trails and the excitment of the mountain world. Make no mistake, I'll still ride the trails but I gotta get back on the road.
Here's my question - Let's say that I have an IRS refund and incredibly, a stock dividend that together come to about 3800 Washingtons. I'd like a stiff, responsive road ride that'll do the trick for local crits and club rides. I don't see me on a Tri or tourer. Carbon? Ti? Steel? Aluminum? What would you do? Any and all info is valued and appreciated. Thanks!
|visit a bunch of shops that carry different lines...||merckx56|
Apr 4, 2003 3:53 PM
|and ride all different materials, components, wheels, etc. If a "GOOD" shop knows that you have the dough to spend, they'll take the time. If they show you two things, leave. At my old shop, we kept pretty detailed records of who bought what. A lot of times, we may not have had something special or high end in stock for a test, but knew of a customer that did and would work out a deal of some sort to get their bike for a loaner ride. It's worth checking. Just be very thorough so that you are happy with what you buy!|
Apr 4, 2003 4:39 PM
|If you fell back in love on a 5200, why dont you consider a trek? you could deck one out quite nicely with the extra money left over, and they are more than raceable (which is why you will without a doubt see a whole bunch at the races)
Or, I would recommend a nice light alum. bike, which will be nice and stiff for the crits and what not, maybe a specialized or a titus (if you can find a dealer, they look very sweet)
|Yes. But that was nothing compared to the Prince Albert||Fez|
Apr 4, 2003 6:42 PM
|That was the most painful.|
|yea, that's why I decided to go with the clip-on ;) (nm)||joekm|
Apr 4, 2003 7:14 PM
|re: Does it hurt as much to remove tattoos as it did to get 'em?||Zogpound|
Apr 4, 2003 7:50 PM