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    what bike should i tell my friend to get.

    I have a friend that i got into biking but she has a really crappy roadmaster wallmart bike. She wants to get a new lighter bike, she likes neon colors(mostly green) but i can't find anything that i would recommend to her. she wants multi speed and likes more comfort type bikes(she did like my gary fisher pro caliber a little bit once she got used to it). She's got a lot of potential, when i let her use a friends cross country bike she took right off. so if anyone has any idea what she should get please let me know. she doesn't want to spend more than $350 if it can be helped. thanks.

    (tweaked my pro caliber frame:bang

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    What brands are sold in the bike shop you like doing business with?

    The After Sale Service is there. a $350 bike in a bikeshop
    is close to the same across the Brand names.

    it is About entry level at current costs..

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    If she wants comfort, take a look at recumbents (although, at those prices, you'd be looking at used). Don't oversell that, though. A lot of people, once they get on a decent cyclocross or road bike, will really feel the difference, and be willing to put in the time and effort to get used to it.

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    The closest bike shop sells Trek.

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    The closest bike shop sells Trek.
    Trek has a broad selection, Have her drop by and talk and take some test rides.

    their take on a classic design
    http://www.trekbikes.com/us/en/bikes...reation/cocoa/

    hybrid,
    http://www.trekbikes.com/us/en/bikes...al_sport/neko/

    Racy sport
    http://www.trekbikes.com/us/en/bikes/road/sport/lexa/

    full tilt
    http://www.trekbikes.com/us/en/bikes..._wsd_compact/#
    Last edited by fietsbob; 10-30-12 at 11:53 AM.

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    I'm going to show her a Diamonback lux 29 and see what she thinks. We've also been looking at Motobecane. thanks for the suggestions.

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    We'll go down and look at some Treks and see what she thinks.

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    Also thinking about getting a frame and putting together a build kit. Both my bikes I made from the frame up and she kinda' likes that idea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by caleb oliver View Post
    Also thinking about getting a frame and putting together a build kit. Both my bikes I made from the frame up and she kinda' likes that idea.
    That would cost more than three fifty.

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    A red one.
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    Headwind is like a hill without a soul. Just gear down and suffer.
    Quote Originally Posted by jrickards View Post
    Headwinds are hills dipped in evil!
    Tabarnac de vent!!!

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    it would cost about 370. check out bike nashbar, crazy frame prices.

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    i like the neko, i'll show her that, thanks fietsbob.

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