Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Southern Maine
Bikes: 2006 Giant Cypress EX (7-speed internal hub)
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Introduction to Bikes?
Sure, everyone knows what a bike is, it's got two wheels, two pedals, handlebars, and no internal combustion engine. But for those of us still fairly new to bicycling as adults, the discussion among experienced cyclists quickly gets down into unfamiliar jargon and a dizzying array of choices about type of bike, frames, brakes, shifters, tires, fenders, lights, mirrors, helmets, clothing, etc.
As basic as it may sound, what would be good is an "Introduction to Bikes", which would review the basic options in each area, maybe list some major vendors (but should not be limited to just one), and include a glossary of terms and acronyms used in the community (LBS, MTB, etc). Anyone know of anything like this on the Internet?