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  1. #1
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    Hello, new member looking for information

    Hi - I am buying my fiance a bike as a wedding gift so I will be posting in the hopes of getting some feedback on bikes. We live in Queens, NY. My fiance used to ride a lot but hasn's in several years. I know he'd like to get back into it.
    Last edited by diotino; 03-30-06 at 07:00 AM. Reason: make it an intro

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    Senior Member
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    You should check out the 'road bike' forum. It has lots of threads on topics like 'which bike should I buy'?

    Good luck!
    Hot's good. Cold is good. Up, down. Those are good, too.

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    We have a 05 C-dale tandem. Love it! Nice componet package, Ultegra, XT, TruVativ, Avid discs....Have a L/S good fit, comfortable, smooth ride.

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    highly modified specialized crossroads and GT hybrid (really a [formerly] 12-speed bmx cruiser, made before 'hybrid' took on its current meaning), as yet unmodified redline 925, couple of other projects
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    you should get him a gift certificate, no other way to get him something that fits well and meets his needs/desires.

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    You might want to check out old Bicycling magazines. They have a feature about someone with a certain budget that wants a bike for a specific purpose. I normally don't agree with their selections as the specific bike they push seems to be based on advertising dollars received from the bike company and whose turn it is. What I do like is that they bring up a lot of good questions and points that you might not think of asking about and are worth considering in your personal decision.

    I have always found that the most important factor in selecting a bike is the bike dealer and what they are capable of in case you ever need their services. I was looking at a bike once and someone came in for a fairly easy fix to their bike and they were told it would be 6 weeks. Another dealer told my son it would be 2 days to fix a flat when he was on a ride and 10 miles from home. Obviously I won't buy anything from either one.

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