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Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by TSGB, Apr 17, 2007.

  1. TSGB

    TSGB 1 ton status

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    I'd like to pick up a reasonably priced bike. I'd say 80% commuting 10-12 miles to work on nice days, the rest for hitting trails. Any recommendations?

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    I SAID REASONABLY PRICED, DAMMIT!

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  2. MNorby

    MNorby 3/4 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    I have a haro x1. I use it for urban riding and downlhill. MY roomy has built his own DH bike..... about $8k worth.
     
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    Just go to a bike shop, a real bike shop, and try a few out. Anything that you get from a shop that will service it later should be fine for what you are doing. you do not need dual suspension, disc brakes or any of the other bling to commute and ride 10 miles on trails.
     
  4. MNorby

    MNorby 3/4 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    My roomy works at a bike shop hence all the bikes at our place. There is about $14,000 worth of bikes here new price. Definately have a bike shop set you up. I would probably jump for disk brakes but cable ones are fine, probably don't need hydraulic for what your doing. Depending on the trails you wanna hit if anything fast paced I would jump for dual suspension but if just casual rides on smooth trail a hardtail would probably be ok too. Actually I like to urban ride and would prefer a hardtail for that but thats more a trial style riding than just commuting
     
  5. TSGB

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    The bike shop here is run by sleazy douchebags, so I'd have to find one maybe in Olympia...

    What are some brand names to look for or avoid?
     
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    My little boy has ootgrown his tricycle so how aboot me giving it to you?

    You're aboot the same size...:whistle:





    :haha: :D
     
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    I have a giant, I got it about 5 years ago, I paid $300 for it, It is simple, front shock, but I like it. I ride about 10 miles a night on it.
     
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  9. TSGB

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    I'd like around the $200 range.
     
  10. TSGB

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    Oh yeah, I'll just sell both of my vehicles, and borrow some money from my uncle... :haha:
     
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    Hot damn!

    That's a bada$$ bike!
     
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    I dunno about all that great of a bike for $200 but, for a bit more, get a Giant, Giant makes the low to mid Treks anyway. My buddy used to work for a shop and that is what he opted for. I have had Schwinn (a low end junker), Mt Shasta Pachanga (bling, bling! Not, just another junker), old school (1996) Trek 8000 (awesome and muy expensivo (for a hardtail) even then) it got stolen (bummer), Gary Fisher Tassajjara (no clue on spelling, my buddy has it) it was a good low-midrange bike (about $500), now, Trek liquid 20 freakin' sweet dual suspension (only one I have owned) originally $2100 sticker, was discontinued and I bought it for $1400. For just a recreational occaisional fun bike, I would get an aluminum frame, hardtail bike (no use killing all of your energy pedalling a dual suspension if you'll never use it) with a good front shock, normal click shifters (none of that grip-shift crud, never have liked them), and the best components you can get in your price range. I would try to see if they have any good deals on last years models, and go for a Trek, Gary Fisher, or Giant personally. Most of the people I know have on of those brands and no real troubles to speak of. Good luck! :D
     
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    Thanks! :waytogo:
     
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    Just ride on the sidewalk when you commute, please. It used to drive me nuts to be running late for a train and have to sit behind a club of 15 sweaty dorks in spandex blocking the road and moving at 20mph. It still aggravates the crap out of me when I get stuck behind some lone turd that rides his pedal-power like a motorcycle; in the middle of a 45mph road blocking traffic.

    My brother is into the $1000+ bikes. He used my ebay account to sell some hacked together POS for $400, I couldn't believe it.
    I bought one from Walmart for $100 that helps me keep up with the kids just fine. I'm going to throw it on the truck or motorcycle when I commute to work in nice weather and use it during lunch hours to get my lazy arse in shape for some upcoming physical stuff in june. I've used it 5 times already and nothing has broken off. Although it doesn't feel quite sturdy...
     
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    Here ya go man...perfect bike for ya













































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    I just threw out our Disney princess bike...
     
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    buy a huffy
     
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    I like mine
     
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    Have any more information on that, so I can search it?
     
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    Info on my bike?
    If so its a Cannondale Jekyll 2000 often referred to as a lefty cuz it only has one front fork
     

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