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Old 05-27-08, 06:58 PM   #1
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Bikes for the Mrs. and I

I am in need of advice....My wife and i currently have two old bikes that we use for riding around on the week nights and weekends. We are also going to start to commuting to work. My commute is 5 miles and hers is about 1 mile. 95% of our riding will be in town. We are going to replace them, the question is with what? I have been doing my research and have come to these choices...........

Trek 7.2
Giant FCR 3
Scott P5
Specialized Globe (for her) Globe sport (me)

I know there are tons of questions like this, but i would really appreciate the input.

OOOO i want to spend max of $550 per bike, just in case there are other choices i have missed.
Thanks so much..


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Old 05-27-08, 07:01 PM   #2
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Test ride them all, choose the bike that fits each of you best.
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My advice is to shop for a bike shop first.

Check out as many as you can. When you find the "right" people you'll know it. Buy a brand they carry and you'll never go wrong.
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What is wrong with your old bikes?

What make/model?
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She has a old Huffy. I bet the is a forbidden word around here... I have a Raleigh M50, it is very small and worn out. I have been to my LBS(specialized, Raleigh, bianchi, and diamondback). I am very loyal to the local small business. After doing all the research i am leaning towards the Globe(sport). My only hesitation is, I have not found many user reviews for the bike. I just like to hear what others have to say.
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She has a old Huffy. I bet the is a forbidden word around here...
If she is comfortable on her Huffy and it functions properly, go ahead and use it. A 1 mile commute is hardly a commute on bicycle. You can walk that.

Specialized is a good company that makes good bikes. The Globe will suit your needs, ask your LBS to take it for a test ride. If it fits you, slap some fenders and a rack on it, and go.
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Unfortunately if i could get away with me just getting a bike and having her use what she has then, let me tell you what.... I WOULD. If we were only going to commute then it my be considered. We have both test rode the globe and do like it. I think that my decision is pretty much made up unless someone has a bad story about them... i doubt that.. I do appreciate the help.

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