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Old August 21st, 2014, 03:43 PM   #1
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I've been working hard at getting into shape, I live less than 4 miles from work and was thinking i should bike to work to supliment my current excersize rountine/save on gas.


The rub is I don't currently own a bike and haven't since I was a teenager and then it was just a Orange diamondback I knew no details about.


What should i be looking for, what should I expect it to cost? Where should I look, new, used etc?

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Old August 21st, 2014, 03:46 PM   #2
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Sorry, I have no useful information.

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Old August 21st, 2014, 03:48 PM   #3
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If I was just gonna ride a bike back and forth to work i'd get a $50 beater.

If you want to get into biking/mountainbiking I'd buy a $500-600 bike from the bike store that would hold up to mild trail riding and see if I liked it enough to justify more expensive bikes.

If you know what you're looking for a used bike can save you a lot of money, if you don't you can get screwed.

Buy a bike that fits, good bike shorts, and a comfortable seat for your ass. It will make biking more enjoyable.
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Find what size frame you need, then hunt craigslist. Women's bikes are dirt cheap used.
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How do I know.what size I need?
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A medium frame
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Or sit on them until your comfortable
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We've got a few good bike shops in GR. Stop by one or two and ask them to fit you for a bike.

Then you'll know what feels comfortable and what size to look for used.
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That's what she said





Thank you guys, atleast I have an idea where to start, I looked on c-list and saw numbers and measuements and it was all Greek to me.
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26" rim, I'm guessing medium or small frame.

Look for a cheap specialized brand bike if you want mountain, or throw some cyclocross tires on them
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Does your frame go by your weight or height or what?
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Height, body you're oasis into it a little bit

Edit: I don't know what the he'll I was trying to type there
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its only 4 miles.

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I got a "bike" you can ride.
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its only 4 miles.

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Lol thats funny, I'm starting to get into.shape meaning not.going to run 4 miles before I start a shift.
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Is your dick named bike?
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Bike is great for cardio workouts. #jussayinyo
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Does your frame go by your weight or height or what?
I find that your upper torso and your reach is more important than your height.

My wife is 5'7, everyone tries to stick her on a medium, she has long legs and a short torso, she feels WAY more comfortable on a small for mountain biking. Mediums are fine for her for riding throught he neighborhood.....she feels too stretch out on a medium, where as on a small the reach tot he handlebars feels better for her. I've tried everything in my power to make a medium fit her (different stems, bars, seat position, bar height, etc.) and she still prefers a small. I only tried to make a medium fit her because that is what some douchebag at a bike shop sold her before we met.

Buy what YOU feel most comfortable on, not what some douchebag bike shop employee tells you to buy.
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If you're going to be 'on road' riding (not on the sidewalks) I'd highly suggest lighting and some high visibility clothing. I bought a rear blinking light off amazon for less then $5 and it's super bright/attention getting.

It's really great to commute on a bike. I did it for a year straight and never regretted it, even in the middle of winter. I logged about 15 miles a day though. Good luck!
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