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Join Date: Feb 2006
Bikes: 06' Trek 7.5 FX, '09 Dawes Steel SST
It could very well be that there was nothing wrong with the bike at all, nor you. First decide what kind of riding you want to do? Road, trails, commuting? Do you want something fast & furious or laid back & upright or something in between? Now figure out your budget & let the bike shop know what you are looking for along those guidelines & ask to ride some bikes.
Don't assume it's a problem with the bike. It might just be something as simple as lowering or raising the seat post or swapping out a stem, trying bikes with different handlebars, saddles etc etc. Ride the bikes then give the bike shop some feedback about your comfort as far as arm reach & saddle height etc. A few tweaks can turn the wrong bike into the right bike. A good bike shop will ask you questions to better fit a bike for you. If they are unwilling to help you, find another shop.
Melancholy is incompatible with bicycling. ~ James E. Starrs
Last edited by DavidLee; 04-21-11 at 01:02 PM.