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Old 12-12-21, 09:51 PM
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This is Tina, and I registered the forum for a while, but not post anything, I am actually waiting for the good moment when I get my own bike and start my cycling life.

So I have done some research online and visited the local store, and finally I ordered my first road bike yesterday,. I thought it will be great time for me to start the journey now, haha! I cannot wait for the new bike arrive.

So the bike I ordered:
Wilier Carbon frame + Shimano 105 group set + Rim brake . It might be the best bike I can afford and I hope it will be a great choice. The store owner say the bike can arrive within one week time, so after that I can start training. I know there will be many activites from next Spring, so I hope I could be enough good to join those activities. Any advice?
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Old 12-12-21, 11:37 PM
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Welcome Tina! Good choice for a ride. Now, when it comes, work closely with the shop to set it up to fit. I'm guessing you are relatively new to serious riding. If so - bike fit is the most important aspect for both performance and enjoyment of a bike. IMO, by quite a lot. Fit changes overtime. You will morph into becoming more comfortable in a good riding position. (And if you keep riding you will someday have to address that aging factor!) Listen to your body. Keep an open mind. Never settle for a bike that doesn't put a grin on your face.
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Welcome.
Nice bike.

Advice = rubber side down, at all times!

2nd advice = work up to your goals sensibly.
The greatest benefit comes with a lifetime of consistent cycling, not a couple of years of ‘hard effort’.




clear your handlebars and your mind will follow.
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Originally Posted by 79pmooney View Post
Welcome Tina! Good choice for a ride. Now, when it comes, work closely with the shop to set it up to fit. I'm guessing you are relatively new to serious riding. If so - bike fit is the most important aspect for both performance and enjoyment of a bike. IMO, by quite a lot. Fit changes overtime. You will morph into becoming more comfortable in a good riding position. (And if you keep riding you will someday have to address that aging factor!) Listen to your body. Keep an open mind. Never settle for a bike that doesn't put a grin on your face.
Thank you 79pmooney, I am keen on the bike size as well, as I know a littler higher bike might cause a lot inconvenience (I tried one at shop). I hope the XS size fit me, and I will go to the shop and help them adjust the size for me accordingly. If there is any feedback from my body that I need to adjust the fit, I will also go to the shop again. So lucky I found a shop near from where I live.
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Old 12-13-21, 07:32 PM
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Originally Posted by Wildwood View Post
Welcome.
Nice bike.

Advice = rubber side down, at all times!

2nd advice = work up to your goals sensibly.
The greatest benefit comes with a lifetime of consistent cycling, not a couple of years of ‘hard effort’.
Thank you Wildwood for the great advice! I will keep up cycling.
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CG, welcome to the Forums. Nice bike, take care of it and ride it like you own it. Enjoy the ride, be safe.
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You don't have your location in your profile. Are you somewhere where weather allows some riding during the winter? I should have brought my bike in a few weeks (OK, a month) ago, but keep procrastinating. I have always taken winters off but as I get older getting back into shape in the spring keeps getting harder and harder! Anyway, try to put in a few miles consistently until nicer weather comes back; it'll make group rides in the spring SOOOO much easier.
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Originally Posted by delbiker1 View Post
CG, welcome to the Forums. Nice bike, take care of it and ride it like you own it. Enjoy the ride, be safe.
Thank you, I should have good news today or tomorrow from the bike store. Also , my other accessories will arrive in two days, excited!
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You don't have your location in your profile. Are you somewhere where weather allows some riding during the winter? I should have brought my bike in a few weeks (OK, a month) ago, but keep procrastinating. I have always taken winters off but as I get older getting back into shape in the spring keeps getting harder and harder! Anyway, try to put in a few miles consistently until nicer weather comes back; it'll make group rides in the spring SOOOO much easier.
I am in Chengdu, China, here the temperature is always above 0 during winter. So I think it is still fine for me to ride. Just try to avoid the raining days. The reason I buy the bike now, is recently there are a lot out of stock issue for the bikes, so they say, as long as you have something fit your size and you like, grab it immediately or someone else will do! Haha! Another reason is I know there will be some group ride activities hold next Spring, as I am a totally newbie, I hope I can do some training before that, so I won't be too bad for the group ride.
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Welcome CycleGemini, your English is very good. You got yourself a nice bike with a good group set that should last you a long while. Enjoy,
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Thank you SpedFast! I will get my bike today, and begin my ride.
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Thank you SpedFast! I will get my bike today, and begin my ride.
I'm excited for you!
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Did you get your bike? Would love to see a photo!
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