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Old 09-01-08, 05:48 PM   #1
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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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Old 09-01-08, 07:30 PM   #2
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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.

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