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Old 02-13-2013, 02:32 PM  
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Okay, bike (cycle) enthusiasts!!

I've decided I am going to start riding a bike to work once the weather gets a tad warmer. It's only 5.8 miles both ways.

Any recommendations or brands to target, or stay away from?

I'm not looking to spend a lot of money -- and will probably wind up just buying something used.

I'll dish out a couple of extra dollars if I can get sweet, red/blue KU streamers and a sweet horn too. So, that won't be an issue.

Thanks!
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Old 02-14-2013, 08:38 AM   #76
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Mrs. Plow has always kind of laughed it off when I said I want to ride a bike to work during the summer. I've been really thinking about doing it this year.
If you also get a bike we can go shop for helmets together!
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Old 02-14-2013, 08:40 AM   #77
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If you also get a bike we can go shop for helmets together!

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Old 02-14-2013, 08:43 AM   #78
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Well if you don't mind the extra weight (it's going to work you harder) and you don't care about top end and you change out the tires like Chest mentioned...nothing really.
This. If you're looking for an extra workout, it's not a bad option.
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Old 02-14-2013, 08:43 AM   #79
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I would prefer to be a boobies head. Not an ass head.
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Old 02-14-2013, 08:51 AM   #80
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I may be looking at hybrids this summer. This is the one I think I want, but I certainly don't need it:

http://www.specialized.com/us/en/bik.../sirruslimited
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Old 02-14-2013, 08:54 AM   #81
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I would prefer to be a boobies head. Not an ass head.
Although, if I wore that helmet my goatee would make a pretty awesome bush.
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Old 02-14-2013, 08:59 AM   #82
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Although, if I wore that helmet my goatee would make a pretty awesome bush.
I assume that one works well for Plow as it would be difficult to discern if he were wearing the helmet or not.
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Old 02-14-2013, 09:01 AM   #83
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And anybody be interested in a CP Strava group or something? Maybe competing with you mastidges is what I need to get my fat ass in the saddle more this winter.
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I assume that one works well for Plow as it would be difficult to discern if he were wearing the helmet or not.

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Old 02-14-2013, 09:03 AM   #85
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I assume that one works well for Plow as it would be difficult to discern if he were wearing the helmet or not.
Much like some female bums, there is a little fuzz on his head.
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Old 02-14-2013, 09:04 AM   #86
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Old 02-14-2013, 09:18 AM   #87
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A lot of bike shops in my area clearance out last year's models this time of year. I have seen basic Specialized Hardrock mtb at $250. You don't get things like disc brakes at that price but it's a solid bike that you can update later if you want. A used bike might be cheaper at first but you will likely have to pour money into it.

Just don't go with a department store bike. Specialized and Trek offer some nice, low priced entry level bikes.
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Old 02-14-2013, 10:27 AM   #88
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I may be looking at hybrids this summer. This is the one I think I want, but I certainly don't need it:

http://www.specialized.com/us/en/bik.../sirruslimited
Come on, it's not about need. And that's a nice bike; I considered the Sirrus last year when I got my newest bike.
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Old 02-14-2013, 11:03 AM   #89
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Come on, it's not about need. And that's a nice bike; I considered the Sirrus last year when I got my newest bike.
You're right. I must have it.
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Old 02-14-2013, 11:28 AM   #90
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That sounds like an awesome idea. But no stealing my one and only KOM!

http://app.strava.com/segments/1965485
Oh you done done it. Now I know where it is. I'm adding that to my calendar for my next trip back that way.

Seriously though some people are crazy about that. I know a couple of guys who just go around trying to poach each other's KOMs. And they actually legitimately dislike each other.
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