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Old 04-18-08, 07:12 AM   #1
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Guess that makes me the new guy

Hi everyone! Name's Bozz. I'm active duty Air Force, and just recently decided to buy a bike for commuting to/from work. Don't ride currently, but (hopefully) changing that in a couple three weeks.
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Hi Bozz, what do you do in the AF? My father was a pilot in the RAF, one brother was a mechanic at Beale, and one sister and her husband graduated from the AF Academy.

What bike are you looking at?

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I'm a Medic, currently assigned to an Urgent Care Center/Ambulance Operations. It's a pretty sweet job.

Right now, I'm looking at the Gary Fisher Monona. I rode one the other day at a bike shop, and was very happy with the feel. I'll probably check out a few more models, but I've heard nothing but good about Gary Fisher bikes and the Fast City series. And it doesn't hurt that I grew up fishing and boating on lakes Mendota, Monona, and Wingra.
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You should be happy with the Gary Fishers, but if I remember correctly, you might want to upgrade the rear derailleur if it's an Alivio. Do a search for 'Alivio', but I think a lot of people don't like that model of derailleur.

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It looks like the Wingra has the Alivio derailleur in the back, so I should be good with the Monona.

Is there anything else I should think about upgrading from the get go?
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It looks like the Wingra has the Alivio derailleur in the back, so I should be good with the Monona.

Is there anything else I should think about upgrading from the get go?
A lot of people like to change the pedals. I'm not sure what's on there, but usually the stock pedals are heavy ankle maulers .

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Anyone else have any input on upgrades?
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Anyone else have any input on upgrades?
Try asking this same question in the General Cycling forum--you should get a few more suggestions there.

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