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Old 02-13-08, 09:04 PM   #1
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Central Florida commuter wanna-be

Hi everyone! I stumbled upon the BikeForums when I began my search for a worthwhile bike to get me to and from work and school. The parking on the University of Central Florida campus is absolutely horrendous, plus I have begun riding my girlfriend's bike from Target around the area and have really been enjoying it (the gears don't shift and the brakes don't stop...other than that, it's a great bike ).

I'm new to the biking community, so I don't really know what I'm looking for. However, I look forward to learning more and purchasing a new (or used) bike in the near future!
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Old 02-13-08, 10:22 PM   #2
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Good luck

I found a 59 Raleigh last year at a thrift shop ($20) my third bike it has become my daily commuter and favorite in town rider, so look around try craigslist and check here for advice a lot of folks willing to help.
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Hello gforcesmith, yes, keep an eye on Craigslist, and if you see anything of interest that's older, ask the Classic & Vintage forum folks their opinion. Or, you could check out the C & V forum, and keep an eye on the eBay and CL finds thread stickied near the top of the forum.

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Old 02-14-08, 01:19 AM   #4
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Oh man - you are so in need of a bike that works, especially if you enjoyed riding on one that --- had issues! Definitely search out Craigslist, perhaps local papers (my local papers don't really have much), - but also Google local Bicycle clubs - my club has not only a side listing of what they have for sale (my club is 450 strong so there's usually something out there for sale) - and also I have one - if not more LBS that have some used bikes for sale.

the college may even have some tips on bicycles, if not even some people available who can help perhaps with the bicycle problems.

I work at a 2 yr school here in NY and we've gone "green". There are a serious bunch of us commuters here who, with the help of a Dean who bicycles as well as many others, encourage bicycling as a means to commute, live well and also be a non-polluter and enjoy yourself.

I also know of one - if not two 4 yr schools around here who encourage the same (bicycling) and have some programs set up for maintenance and/or bicycle sharing.

check 'em out!

Meanwhile - Welcome aboard!
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I don't know what your budget is but why not visit a few shops near UCF (like Bike Works - 2 shops near UCF). Most other bike shops are farther west in Orlando/Winter Park/Altamonte Springs/Lake Mary.

Contact http://www.metroplanorlando.com/home/ for info on good commuting routes.
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