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Old 11-21-07, 09:28 AM   #1
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Represent'n Brooklyn!

Wassup?

Started cycle-commuting this past spring and it sorta works for me. It's 7.5 miles each way and I managed to lose 20+ pounds so far. I'm not fast but I'm getting there.

This forum looks like an interesting resource. Happy to join.
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Hello Jackie, it sounds as if the commuting is doing a lot of good, actually, if you've managed to lose 20+ pounds .

What kind of bike are you riding for your commuting?

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It's a rustbucket. And ugly too. No self respecting thief would want it.
I'm shopping CraigsList for a slight upgrade so I can pass on this Purple Huffy : to my kid.
If I throw in a few accessories, I think she will still love me.
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Hey, no dissin' the purple Huffy, it's served it's purpose AND could potentially get your your daughter hooked on cycling as well .

What kind of upgrade are you looking at?

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Looking for a cheap hybrid. Upright handlebars and fat tires for city riding but the proportions of a touring bike so my feet won't hit the panniers. After having three bikes stolen, I'm not looking for anything nice.
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Have you thought about something like a mixte off CL? They aren't as likely to be stolen, if nothing else .

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Old 11-27-07, 09:55 PM   #7
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Wahoo - fellow commuter!! I'm currently using my mtb, which I use off roading and want to switch - so I just purchased a 10-ish yr old Giant Acapulco that I'm turning into my commuter - frame is sound - brakes ---- eh, probably replacing them - not crazy about the style - and have another seat... But it's sound - and I'm putting my rack on the back with my trunk with yet another back taillight (can't have ENOUGH of those!!!). So I have my work cut out for me!

Probably putting studs on this - I'm able to park my bike inside my building - which is a plus!

Shopped around for a bike for a while - and ended up drooling on other bikes I didn't need (but WANTED on Craigslist) and ended up with this for $50- but it's solid and while it's really not what I prefer to ride - it will make a nice commuter bike. And save my other bikes from the day to day slush/salt frenzy that takes it's toll on all parts of the bike - even with being vigilant and wiping the bike down all the time after each daily use. done that and replaced that.

Check out the Commuting and Living Car Free forums for other people riding ...
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And we are very happy to have you, Jackie! Too lose weight AND have fun while doing it? Yup, that's cycling in a nutshell.

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