Chairman of the Bored
Join Date: May 2004
Location: St. Petersburg, FL
Bikes: 2004 Raleigh Talus, 2001 Motobecane Vent Noir (Custom build for heavy riders)
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Maybe we could jsut have a beginner's forum, and have a sticky of some of the basic things to know, such as fit, buying tips, comfort (buying the right bike/parts for the task), safety/legal, etc. that should be enough to give a new cyclist something solid to start off with.
Like for a commuter...whatever you get, have slicks and have something you proper for distance....a short range commuter can use basically anything he wants, but anything more than a few miles he will either want a cross or road bike of some flavor. Then going into how each bike is fitted to the user, and the concerns of using any type of bike (like roadies are not that good on sand and extremely choppy terrain, mtb's are fatiguing for long hauls comapred to roadies, etc).