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post #46 of 71
Probably not what you're looking for but I like it

post #47 of 71
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Originally Posted by jkw View Post
Remember, you can get disc brakes on a cyclox, and trus me those make a hell of a difference.
You can also get by with 28c tires, for most uses, including your dirt trail, as long as it isnt loose. 32cs might be useful, but either way, as long as it has a bit of knobbliness, you should be fine


Edit, that's a sexy bike lake wolf... I'm very jealous it's actually jaw droppingly beautiful

Here are some of mine...





Ahhh Bianchi ....

now you are talking about my true love

here is mine



post #48 of 71
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Originally Posted by pabloj View Post
Probably not what you're looking for but I like it


Another beautiful bike, though it is strictly a town commuter.
post #49 of 71
I have one of these (Trek 2100): http://www.hodsonsbay.com/images/otherimages/2100-s.jpg for excercise and having fun.

I have a A Rocky Mountain Stratos that I barely ride at all anymore (do they even make hard tail MTB's anymore?).

And I am about to pull the trigger on one of these: http://www.norco.com/bikes/city-and-...io-vista-mens/ to go to the store and such. Need that chain guard for the grocery getter.

Moral of the story is there is really no bike that will do everything you want. But, the best way to go for an all rounder is something like the first one posted.
post #50 of 71
I like Cannondale's Prophet 2
post #51 of 71
Blog post on Continuous Lean that shows some bikes with links for purchase. Check the comments below for even more options.

http://acontinuouslean.com/2009/04/0...ike/#more-7532





post #52 of 71
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Originally Posted by pabloj View Post
Probably not what you're looking for but I like it


Shaft drive?
post #53 of 71
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Shaft drive?
Yes! Good for your trousers (and less maintenance hassles)
post #54 of 71
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I bought my daughter one of these:

She is nearly ten, but hasn't learned to ride a bike and yesterday was day-one of trying, without training wheels. I am now one step closer to pulling the trigger on one of my own.

I am torn between spending a few hundred bucks on a decent bike that I will replace if I stick with it, or just pulling the trigger on one of these:
or these:
post #55 of 71
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I am torn between spending a few hundred bucks on a decent bike that I will replace if I stick with it, or just pulling the trigger on one of these:

If you're reasonably certain that you'll upgrade, then I don't think there's much sense not getting the bike you want, if you can. That will make it more likely that you'll use it.

Also, how did your daughter get to be 10 without learning to ride?
post #56 of 71
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If you're reasonably certain that you'll upgrade, then I don't think there's much sense not getting the bike you want, if you can. That will make it more likely that you'll use it. Also, how did your daughter get to be 10 without learning to ride?
We lived in a neighborhood without many large parks and a lot of street traffic.
post #57 of 71
I'm sorry

My road bike is sitting around not getting much use at all because I'm in a much less convenient riding area than I was when I bought it.
post #58 of 71
I’d go for the Sam Hillborne with rack and fenders.

post #59 of 71
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Originally Posted by dopey View Post

I am torn between spending a few hundred bucks on a decent bike that I will replace if I stick with it, or just pulling the trigger on one of these:
or these:

Those Rivendells are kind of cool in an old school Fredilicious sort of way.

One thing I regret is not spending more when getting back into cycling.
If you think you'll stick with it, go for broke and get something nice.
post #60 of 71
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Those Rivendells are kind of cool in an old school Fredilicious sort of way. One thing I regret is not spending more when getting back into cycling. If you think you'll stick with it, go for broke and get something nice.
Enablers like you and philosoph are just what I was looking for. A Waterford built frame in this color is likely what I am going get: It is a bit lighter in color than the frame I posted above. I am still thinking about the setup, but I am leaning towards cushy over speedy, except that I like downtube friction shifters rather than index bar end. But that is habit and perhaps I will be talked out of it. Some lugwork photos:
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