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    Flat Bar for a Fat Boy?

    I went out and bought a new decent bike to commute to work on, but find that most of the time I need to bring suits to the office and it just isn't convenient to ride to work...but I do get time during the day to go out riding, but the only place I can park a bike is down in the parking garage...so my $3000 road bike is out. Was thinking of getting a cheap flat bar to ride on a paved trail within 1/2 mile of the office. Any suggestions on a relatively cheap but workable bike?

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    The Site Administrator: Currently at home recovering from a couple of strokes,please contact my assistnt admins for forum issues Tom Stormcrowe's Avatar
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    A Navigator, or entry level Giant?
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    You could also go for a drop bar single speed. Performance has an '08 Scattante Americano for $300 right now.

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    Since you already have a road bike a mountain bike might be nice also. You could put a skinnier tire on it if you wanted or needed to. My son has a Trek 4300 that is a lower priced but very nice bike and the Hardrock series by Specialized gets lots of good reviews and is well regarded as a clyde ride.

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    I would get a used mountain bike on Craigs List. I see decent to better ones around here all the time for $100 or less. Then install slick tires or similar, and you are ready to go.

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    You might consider visiting the folding bikes forum and see if your situation warrants a folder. They say you can carry it in your car or on public transportation, wheel it in to stow at work, then go out lunch riding. Just a thought.

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