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RFD Cycling Thread [OFFICIAL]

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May 6, 2005
1690 posts
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Toronto
Location: North York (Yonge and Finch)
Experience: Intermediate
Comfortable with riding on the road? Yes
Comfortable with riding on trails off-road? Yes

Type of Riding?

* Road? Yes
* Mountain? Yes
* Commute/Recreational? Yes
* Urban/Freestyle/BMX/Trials? No
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Mar 25, 2005
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Location: Richmond Hill
Experience: Beginner to Intermediate
Comfortable with riding on the road? Residential areas only
Comfortable with riding on trails off-road? Yes
Type of Riding?

* Road? Yes/No
* Mountain? Yes
* Commute/Recreational? Yes
* Urban/Freestyle/BMX/Trials? No


Current Ride(s):
-Giant Rincon 2008
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Mar 17, 2004
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Location: North York, Leslie and Steeles Area
Experience: Beginner
Comfortable with riding on the road? Residential, and Downtown. Sub-urbs not so much.
Comfortable with riding on trails off-road? Yes
Type of Riding?
Road? Yes
Mountain? Yes
Commute/Recreational? No commute, recreational
Urban/Freestyle/BMX/Trials? No

Current Ride(s):
-Trek 3700 Hardtail MTB, stock everything.
-Craptastic Broken up 10yr old Huffy 'mountain bike' (both mountain and bike used loosely)


Maybe we should add if we have equipment in our vehicles to load bikes or not.
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Aug 15, 2003
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Location: Scarborough (Near Bridlewood Mall @ Finch/Warden)
Experience: Intermediate
Comfortable with riding on the road? Residential, and light traffic maybe (prefer bike lanes)
Comfortable with riding on trails off-road? Yes, but depends on skill level
Type of Riding?

* Road? Yes
* Mountain? Yes
* Commute/Recreational? Yes
* Urban/Freestyle/BMX/Trials? No


Current Ride(s):
-Kona Cindercone 2006
-Crap Tire CCM
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Jul 10, 2007
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Toronto
Location: North York (Leslie and Finch)
Experience: Intermediate
Comfortable with riding on the road? Light Traffic
Comfortable with riding on trails off-road? Definitely
Type of Riding?

* Road? No
* Mountain? Yes : downhill included
* Commute/Recreational? Yes
* Urban/Freestyle/BMX/Trials? No


Current Ride(s):
-Specialized Hardrock with Avid Juicy's, eThirteen, Deore, RaceFace, etc ;)
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Aug 8, 2007
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St. Catharines
Location: St. Catharines
Experience: Not as good as I used to be! Intermediate I guess.
Comfortable with riding on the road? Yes
Comfortable with riding on trails off-road? Yes

Type of Riding?
* Road? Yes, a little
* Mountain? Yes, mostly XC
* Commute/Recreational? Yes
* Urban/Freestyle/BMX/Trials? No


Current Ride(s):
2002 Klein Attitude Comp
2003 Devinci Apex
2000 Diamond Back entry level MTB
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Nov 22, 2007
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Barrie
Location: Midland(north of Barrie)
Experience: Intermediate to advanced
Comfortable with riding on the road? very much so
Comfortable with riding on trails off-road? On regular XC i am fine, some of the trials stuff scares me

Type of Riding?
* Road? Yes, mostly
* Mountain? Yes, XC
* Commute/Recreational? Yes
* Urban/Freestyle/BMX/Trials? No


Current Ride(s):
2002 Trek 2000(complete 105)
2003 Cervelo P3(complete DA 10speed)
2003 Guru Carbino Ti(Campy Record/Chorus mix)
2006 Rocky Mountain Element Team(SRAM x9)

I have an amazing set of custom Zipp 404s built up. I think that they are worth more then any one of my bikes.....almost. All in all I think I am about $15k in with my bikes, there are much worse ways to spend my money. I figured last year I saved about $400/mo by commuting on my bike versus my 2 hours of commuting in a car(2 way). It was 4 hours on a bike, and it sucked in the rain, but it was worth it. Now I have a car again, and am in debt again, so once it warms up, I think I am going to start commuting again.
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Oct 26, 2003
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Nepean
I'm looking to start biking again. Just picked a roof rack for my car. Any advice on buying a bike? I'm looking to buy used bikes, GIANT, Specialized, Norco, etc. I'll go getting a hardtail for sure but does it really matter the year of the bike? I found a couple bikes that are 2004-2006 are the newer bike that much better? My spending limit: $300~ (not a lot but I'm just a casual weekend rider).
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Aug 15, 2003
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TenzoR wrote:
May 1st, 2008 12:55 pm
I'm looking to start biking again. Just picked a roof rack for my car. Any advice on buying a bike? I'm looking to buy used bikes, GIANT, Specialized, Norco, etc. I'll go getting a hardtail for sure but does it really matter the year of the bike? I found a couple bikes that are 2004-2006 are the newer bike that much better? My spending limit: $300~ (not a lot but I'm just a casual weekend rider).
No difference really, you're just paying for a newer model/design. Most bikes under $500 are the same.

Components should be generally the same or similar, check the specs to make sure.
Newbie
Nov 15, 2006
83 posts
6 upvotes
Toronto
Location: Downtown TO
Experience: Intermediate
Comfortable with riding on the road? Yes
Comfortable with riding on trails off-road? Yes

Type of Riding?
* Road? Yes
* Mountain? No but would like to try this summer
* Commute/Recreational? Yes
* Urban/Freestyle/BMX/Trials? No

Current Ride(s):
'04 Giant Boulder SE

There's a bike event around the Rouge Valley next Sat... anyone interested?
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Mar 15, 2003
615 posts
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Location: Downtown or Markham
Experience: Intermediate
Comfortable with riding on the road? Yes
Comfortable with riding on trails off-road? Yes
Type of Riding?
  • Road? Yes, mostly
  • Mountain? XC, no downhill
  • Commute/Recreational? Yes, daily
  • Urban/Freestyle/BMX/Trials? No
Current Ride(s):
2003 Giant TCR
2000 Giant ATX 890
2003 Marin Palisades Trail

Previous Rides:
1988 Norco bush pilot (retired)

Future Ride:
Cervelo soloist team
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