Duct tape won't fix that
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Covington, Washington
Bikes: 2003 Bianchi Veloce, 2002 Gary Fisher Utopia
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Hi AntiZero. Welcome to the forums. Just a few questions/comments....first of all, Cannondale makes a great product but I would never buy a bike without first trying it out. You say that your LBS will special order it for you - I'd find out if you have the option of saying no to the transaction if you don't like how the bike rides. Second, it's impossible to tell if a bike will fit you without physically taking a ride and having a sales tech look at it with you on it. Thirdly, what kind of riding are you going to be doing? You say that your primarily going to be city riding - curb hopping and other rough manuvers or just cycling along the streets? The reason I ask is because I see that the Bad Boy comes with 26X1 tires, which is mountain bike size. If you're thinking of riding the streets only and have the need for speed, a hybrid style bike with 700c (road size) wheels will be much faster than the 26's and a full blown road bike will be faster than a hybrid model. It's easy to fall in love with a ride that you see in a magazine, on line, or in the shop (happens to me weekly, in fact) but until you actually take it for a test ride, you'll have no idea how it will perform. Keep your options and mind open to alternate styles and bikes but above all, go for as many test rides on different bikes that you can and get the one that sings to you - you'll know when you ride it! Again, welcome to the addiction and I look forward to your future posts. Let us know what you decide - asking questions is the first and most important step.