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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-27-2009, 01:31 PM Thread Starter
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Getting measured for a roadbike?

Where Can I go in The Irving/Arlington area to get measured for a roadbike?

Any Advice?

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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-27-2009, 01:32 PM
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Ninja 250 for you, my friend.
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post #3 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-27-2009, 01:37 PM Thread Starter
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Ninja 250 for you, my friend.
LOL!

Get out of here. These questions are for serious folks. LOL
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post #4 of 10 (permalink) Old 07-28-2010, 02:07 PM
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hey douche

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post #5 of 10 (permalink) Old 07-29-2010, 08:26 AM
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I honestly do not know. I am north of town. I usually go to bicycles plus here in flower mound or Coppell. Any reputable bike shop though will have a few very well educated riders that will be able to help you out. I think there is a bikes Inc. in Irving, not sure about Arlington.

The first thing they aure going to do is put you on a few bikes based on your height. from there they will fine tune your fit with saddle placement and a few other tweeks.

From your visit you should be able to know what size bikes you need to look at.


*Other things to consider. When purchasing a road bike you need to test fit lots of bikes. Every manufacture has a different fit. Some have longer or shorter head tubes, and bar placement is different so everyone will fit differently. Find one that will be comfortable for you. Think long term comfort as well, becuase you could potentially be in the saddle for 2, 3, or more hours and you want it to be as comfortable as possible.

Most shops also do test drives, some will let you give a CC number and take the bike home for a week and try it out. Take advantage of this. This will help you make sure you get the bike that you really want. Spending that much money and having buyers remorse will not encourage you to ride the bike when you get it home.
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post #6 of 10 (permalink) Old 07-29-2010, 09:18 AM
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There's a bikes inc on 20 and Green Oaks, but if I were you I'd drive over to Dallas and goto one of the Richardson Bike Marts. MUCH better service!
Damn 2009
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post #7 of 10 (permalink) Old 07-29-2010, 10:02 AM
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If they measure you, they're going to want the sale, too. RBM is fine, but notoriously expensive (and you have to put up with Jim Hoyt's ego).

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post #8 of 10 (permalink) Old 07-29-2010, 03:13 PM
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I would select a shop near home that sells the brands you are interested in. That way when you need a tune up or have a problem they can fix it up for you.
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post #9 of 10 (permalink) Old 07-29-2010, 03:22 PM
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lol @ the old ass thread
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post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old 08-02-2010, 08:41 AM
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wow, didnt even look at the date. go me.
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