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    NJ newbie

    hi all,
    just wanted to say hello to everyone.
    35 yrd old - more of a basketball player and runner, really.

    just got started into cycling. I had knee surgery (acl reconstruction) a year ago and cycling is a good way to strengthen my leg.

    i have only been riding with a hybrid bike and would really like to get a road bike.
    i like it so far but am not sure if i will be serious with it.

    some have said if i'll be riding a lot might as well spend the money with your first bike, i.e., go for the intermmediate or advanced type bikes.

    any advice?

    thanks.

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    welcome from a former, fellow new jersey-ite. i miss that place.

    i've never had acl reconstruction but had major ligament problems as a kid and i remember my doc telling me to cycle to strengthen it back then. it must've worked ok because i'm still standing. i hope it works well for you too.

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    Welcome to BikeForums.

    I will be getting a road bike soon (hopefully) and I think the best combination of quality and price is probably a used road bike from a bike shop. That way you can get a decent bike at a good price and you should be able to get the same service/maintainance as you would if you bought a new road bike from a shop.

    If you can't find a shop that sells used road bikes, maybe go for a low/intermediate new bike and upgrade parts when you feel that you need to.

    Good Luck.

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