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Old 04-17-2008, 10:59 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I stay away from the first one. Here's a thread on one just like it.

I personally would not look for anything under 36 volts. I would go fo the KHS(the last one) as long as it fit's you properly. 10 miles sounds like alot but it really won't be that bad. Give it a try on the MTB or see if you can borrow a friends and do a test run. Be sure and scope out a safe route. The direct route is not always the safest.

Try the local Fire Alarm dealer. When they test the batteries for there systems if they don't pass they have to replace both of them. So you can get good batteries for free. W00T

I second that.. That last bike looks good... But you really NEED to go for a test ride first. Tri bikes tend to have fast/twitchy/sensitive steering - by design of course... If you're not used to it - and will be using it as a commuter - you might not like it. That's just personal preference -- I like riding slow turning bikes myself

Oh man, that trek looks awesome... That price is pretty good if it's really Shimano 105's

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Old 04-17-2008, 11:05 PM   #12 (permalink)
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The trek is a much better bike IMO. 10 miles on that would be a piece of cake it it fits properly. Fit is the most important thing. Also you'll have 2-4 hours to hydrate, eat and rest before you have to go back home. The more you ride the easier it gets once you get into shape. As mention eariler you could always drive halfway until you get into shape.
I'm not for half-assing.
I'm not crazy fit, but I've been going to the gym quite a bit these past two months. I was doing a lot of jogging (apples and oranges I know, but...) before I hurt my achilles two weeks ago it was working out to about 3.75 miles for 40 minutes which is pretty good for a 205 lb guy I thought, hahah.

I'm going to call these sellers and see if their bikes are still available.

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Old 04-17-2008, 11:10 PM   #13 (permalink)
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I'm not for half-assing.
I'm not crazy fit, but I've been going to the gym quite a bit these past two months. I was doing a lot of jogging (apples and oranges I know, but...) before I hurt my achilles two weeks ago it was working out to about 3.75 miles for 40 minutes which is pretty good for a 205 lb guy I thought, hahah.

I'm going to call these sellers and see if their bikes are still available.

Again, thanks for the info fellas.
Man if you can jogg for 40 minutes then riding for 40 minutes should not be a problem it is so much easier on the body. Was a long time runner until the knees gave up the ghost that's what got me into biking. There's no comparison on wear and tear.
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Old 04-17-2008, 11:16 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Alright the KHS is available, seems kinda shady dude is selling bikes out of his APT.
Do I do it or not?
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Alright the KHS is available, seems kinda shady dude is selling bikes out of his APT.
Do I do it or not?
Go for the Trek first. I wouldn't get into big a hurry you seems to find quite a few bike fairly quickly. Like trebuchet03 mention it would not hurt to go ride it around and see how it feels but that trek would be a better bike if it fit. IMO
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Trek sold. :\
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I'm just way to curious now
I am going to go check this guy out.
http://www.myspace.com/junkyrustybikes

If you don't hear back from me tomorrow, I died in LBC. hahah
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I am going to go check this guy out.
http://www.myspace.com/junkyrustybikes

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Looks interesting. Take your BMXer and MTB and trade them in on a new one Good luck with the hunt.
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Bought a black road bike, made in France, can't remember the name off the top of my head but it fit like a dream and was light so I went for it.

As for trading in my BMX, no way! I still need to track it before I decide what to do with it, it's wholly responsible for my health conversion. I weighed 270 a year ago, then I drastically changed my dietary intake and began mild exercise.

MTB can go though.

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Well I was looking over his myspace and here's my new bike:

MENS 52CM MOTOBECANE 10 SPEED ROAD BIKE

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