Freeagent Intrepid AL - 2007 Winter Commuting Bike
Just got a 2007 FreeAgent AL (black / 7005 Aluminum frame) with a 400mm seatpost for commuting in next winter's snow/ice in Philly (26 mile round trip). It's super light at 25 lbs and should handle the ice and snow better than my 97 Predator which I sold this past August. I'm a vintage roadie and know very little about bmx. Anyone have any experience with this model?
why would you get a bmx to commute 26 miles again?
I commuted on the Predator for 5 years in snow / ice instead of taking public transportation. The bmx offers a very stable ride in these bad conditions. I'm not a skilled enough rider to ride my track bike or road bike on ice or snow. I tried both as well as my mountain bike and kept falling and getting injured. I tried my kid's bmx one day and was having a blast riding around the neighborhood on the snow and ice. This was the ticket for my snow / ice ride to work. I can ride my track bike / road bikes in rain, cold and heat without a problem. The ice and snow was a show stopper for me until the bmx bike. If the snow is over the axles, then I'm unable to get to work unless the roads are plowed.
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