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    On your left! from LA

    Hey,
    i've been cycling for a while but my 1st beginner bike, a walmart roadmaster mtb keeps breaking and I'm tired of it so I'm on a quest for a new bike.

    I need a bike that can go fast on Los Angeles city streets. Thats means occasional potholes and cracks in the asphalt. Around 15-20miles a day.
    But it needs to support a 5'11 rider 180 pounds and maybe 20lbs of luggage.

    I was thinking of a new old stock bike, 10 gear but I'm worried about it being to frail and the city streets.
    Don't know if I should purchase 'urban' 'hybrid' or 'road'

    Thanks for all the help!

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    A nice steel touring bike is a lot sturdier than most of what you will find nowadays. If you were lucky enough to find a Miyata 912 to fit you, you would marvel at the comfort, and appreciate the street worthiness of such a gem.

    Welcome to BF, and feel free to PM me with any questions !

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