Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: The Woodlands, Tx
Bikes: Schwinn Avenue Hybrid
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Not so new biker, new stories!!!
I've been frequenting this forum since May as a lurker.
I got a new job and had to move and get a bike to get back and forth to work. After many days of research and double triple checking I went with the Schwinn Avenue Hybrid from Walmart. $229 +tax out the door. Comfy ride to work, I only ride on the road so no off-roading. I put about 3 months of 9 to 20 miles per day riding on it.
Needless to say, it was stolen yesterday (covered by renters insurance). I am glad I didn't get the new tires and clipless pedals for it. I lost the chain, light kit (I work midnight to 9am), and bike in the investment. I plan to replace it with the exact same model as the ride was always smooth.
I didn't have the serial number for the bike and that sux, but now I know to record that info. I still have my original receipt. I'm not sure about any deductible, but even so the bike is worth more than my yearly renter's insurance premium.
In my time, I had no falls, a few close calls, and 3 flats. I learned about presta valves and tire sizes, etc. Went from a complete newb to a semi-newb.
Anyways, I'm here and this is a great place to learn so much about cycling.