Page 4 of 5 FirstFirst ... 2345 LastLast
Results 61 to 80 of 99

Thread: Looking Into Buying a Bike

  1. #61
    Jets Insider VIP
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Staten Island
    Posts
    8,695
    Post Thanks / Like
    Quote Originally Posted by Peebag View Post
    Nice! Any carbon on it?
    Nah, aluminum alloy. Has that carbon look though, right?

    Quote Originally Posted by crossfire View Post
    Get a gel seat...

    your sphincter will thank you.
    Already planning on this.

  2. #62
    Veteran
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Vinegar Hill, Brooklyn ...
    Posts
    2,228
    Post Thanks / Like
    Quote Originally Posted by gunnails View Post
    =============================================

    nasty sh*t but funny ...

  3. #63
    Veteran
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Vinegar Hill, Brooklyn ...
    Posts
    2,228
    Post Thanks / Like
    i Have an advanced vintage road bike addiction ...if anyone needs a somewhat higher end vintage road bike ... I have a small collection of Kleins/Cannondale that need a home.

  4. #64
    Hall Of Fame
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Location
    Vermont
    Posts
    24,086
    Post Thanks / Like
    Quote Originally Posted by Jetworks View Post
    Well, I finally made up my mind and went with a Cannondale Bad Boy 9. I think it's perfect as a recreational/commuter bike. The guy gave me a solid deal on a 2013 model. Tried to get a 2012 on leftover, but no dice. I pick it up next week!

    If that's aluminum with no carbon you'd be wise to swap out that seat with a Gel model. Your butt will thank you.

  5. #65
    All Pro
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Location
    great midwest -well not so great
    Posts
    8,809
    Post Thanks / Like
    Quote Originally Posted by Timmy® View Post
    If that's aluminum with no carbon you'd be wise to swap out that seat with a Gel model. Your butt will thank you.
    you're one to talk...


  6. #66
    Hall Of Fame
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Location
    Vermont
    Posts
    24,086
    Post Thanks / Like
    Quote Originally Posted by Peebag View Post
    you're one to talk...

    rasta - la-veesta baby


  7. #67
    Rookie
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Posts
    509
    Post Thanks / Like
    Quote Originally Posted by Gangrene View Post
    i Have an advanced vintage road bike addiction ...if anyone needs a somewhat higher end vintage road bike ... I have a small collection of Kleins/Cannondale that need a home.


    56 or 57 cms?

  8. #68
    Veteran
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Vinegar Hill, Brooklyn ...
    Posts
    2,228
    Post Thanks / Like
    Quote Originally Posted by Sports View Post

    56 or 57 cms?
    Close 58mm





    Above is the all carbon klein

    Kelin below is a alloy frame with carbon fork and seat stem.

  9. #69
    Jets Insider VIP
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Staten Island
    Posts
    8,695
    Post Thanks / Like
    Quote Originally Posted by Timmy® View Post
    If that's aluminum with no carbon you'd be wise to swap out that seat with a Gel model. Your butt will thank you.
    Thanks, I plan on getting one of the gel saddle sleeves at first, heard they are pretty good. Eventually I'll invest in a really good saddle.

    Quote Originally Posted by Gangrene View Post
    Close 58mm





    Above is the all carbon klein

    Kelin below is a alloy frame with carbon fork and seat stem.
    Saw someone riding one of these today, never heard of them. Are they good? I'm guessing yes.

  10. #70
    Board Moderator
    Jets Insider VIP
    Charter JI Member

    Join Date
    May 1999
    Location
    State Location Here
    Posts
    8,017
    Post Thanks / Like
    Quote Originally Posted by Jetworks View Post
    Well, I finally made up my mind and went with a Cannondale Bad Boy 9. I think it's perfect as a recreational/commuter bike. The guy gave me a solid deal on a 2013 model. Tried to get a 2012 on leftover, but no dice. I pick it up next week!

    Congrats man. Your laundry is gonna look sick hanging on that bad boy.

  11. #71
    Veteran
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Vinegar Hill, Brooklyn ...
    Posts
    2,228
    Post Thanks / Like
    Quote Originally Posted by Jetworks View Post
    Thanks, I plan on getting one of the gel saddle sleeves at first, heard they are pretty good. Eventually I'll invest in a really good saddle.



    Saw someone riding one of these today, never heard of them. Are they good? I'm guessing yes.
    A famous US hi-end brand of mountain and road bikes manufactured in Washington State that was bought out by Trek about 17 years ago and moved to Wisconsin. Trek stopped producing Klein bikes in 2005.

    In the Seinfeld series a Klein mountain bike hangs in Jerry's apartment.

    So yes, they have a great reputation and a good looking bike.

  12. #72
    Rookie
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Posts
    509
    Post Thanks / Like
    Quote Originally Posted by Jetworks View Post
    Thanks, I plan on getting one of the gel saddle sleeves at first, heard they are pretty good. Eventually I'll invest in a really good saddle.



    Saw someone riding one of these today, never heard of them. Are they good? I'm guessing yes.
    I made a small investment on a Cannondale to start training for triathlons:



    What is your training routine? You have some very decent bikes.

  13. #73
    Jets Insider VIP
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Staten Island
    Posts
    8,695
    Post Thanks / Like
    Quote Originally Posted by shakin318 View Post
    Congrats man. Your laundry is gonna look sick hanging on that bad boy.
    LOL, thanks! Look for my ad on Craigslist in the coming months!

    Quote Originally Posted by Gangrene View Post
    A famous US hi-end brand of mountain and road bikes manufactured in Washington State that was bought out by Trek about 17 years ago and moved to Wisconsin. Trek stopped producing Klein bikes in 2005.

    In the Seinfeld series a Klein mountain bike hangs in Jerry's apartment.

    So yes, they have a great reputation and a good looking bike.
    Very cool, thanks for all the insight. I'm sure I will be bumping this thread downt he line to pick your barin some more.

    Quote Originally Posted by Sports View Post
    I made a small investment on a Cannondale to start training for triathlons:



    What is your training routine? You have some very decent bikes.
    Nice! I saw that and the CAAD10, cool looking road bikes.

    I don't have a training routine, nor do I think I will. This is all about enjoyment for me, maybe some personal challenges or goals, but nothing hardcore. I highly doubt you'll ever see me on a road bike with a cycling bib on.

  14. #74
    Jets Insider VIP
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Staten Island
    Posts
    8,695
    Post Thanks / Like
    So, it's the second day that I've had the bike and I am having a lot of fun. Downloaded an app called Cyclemeter that tracks your route, time, speed etc. I'm starting slow, concentrating on things like obstacle avoidance, cadence and safety before I go very far. I did a half mile more today than yesterday in the same amount of time, so I am pushing myself more. Even blasted downhill at 26 MPH! Good times.

  15. #75
    Veteran
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Vinegar Hill, Brooklyn ...
    Posts
    2,228
    Post Thanks / Like
    Quote Originally Posted by Jetworks View Post
    So, it's the second day that I've had the bike and I am having a lot of fun. Downloaded an app called Cyclemeter that tracks your route, time, speed etc. I'm starting slow, concentrating on things like obstacle avoidance, cadence and safety before I go very far. I did a half mile more today than yesterday in the same amount of time, so I am pushing myself more. Even blasted downhill at 26 MPH! Good times.
    Sounds like fun. I do not have that app, will have to download it ...

  16. #76
    Rookie
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Posts
    722
    Post Thanks / Like
    Quote Originally Posted by Sports View Post
    I made a small investment on a Cannondale to start training for triathlons:



    What is your training routine? You have some very decent bikes.
    That's a nice bike! I own a specialized sirrus fitness bike with carbon fork. I picked it up used in excellent condition for $400.

    For a big guy like me (5'11" 260) it's great. I hope to move to a legit road bike as I get in better shape. Congrats on the ride!

  17. #77
    Jets Insider VIP
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Staten Island
    Posts
    8,695
    Post Thanks / Like
    Some quick and dirty pics of the new toy:






    Went 15 miles today, just over 50 for the week. I'm really enjoying this, safe to say I'm hooked. I already started looking at winter cycling gear.

  18. #78
    Veteran
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Vinegar Hill, Brooklyn ...
    Posts
    2,228
    Post Thanks / Like
    Goodlooking ...

    the bike equivalent of Pamela Anderson while she was still on Baywatch.

  19. #79
    Jets Insider VIP
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Staten Island
    Posts
    8,695
    Post Thanks / Like
    Quote Originally Posted by Gangrene View Post
    Goodlooking ...

    the bike equivalent of Pamela Anderson while she was still on Baywatch.
    LOL, thanks! Thing is bombproof and I love the matte finish.

  20. #80
    Jets Insider VIP
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Staten Island
    Posts
    8,695
    Post Thanks / Like
    Quote Originally Posted by Jetworks View Post
    LOL, thanks! Look for my ad on Craigslist in the coming months!



    Very cool, thanks for all the insight. I'm sure I will be bumping this thread downt he line to pick your barin some more.



    Nice! I saw that and the CAAD10, cool looking road bikes.

    I don't have a training routine, nor do I think I will. This is all about enjoyment for me, maybe some personal challenges or goals, but nothing hardcore. I highly doubt you'll ever see me on a road bike with a cycling bib on.
    Thread Necro Thursday!


    Apparently this little proclamation was wrong:




Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Follow Us