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    Newbie dave.cyco's Avatar
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    I live to ride! ...and ride to live, of course.

    Hey all! My name is Dave and I found out about this awesome site through fellow bodyweightculture.com member Amit_Shah25.

    I commute 23 minutes a day at 23 kph to get to and from work, not very far compared to some people, but still keeps me in good shape in addition to my regular workouts. I ride a 23" 2008 Specialized Rock Hopper 29er, and I love it, but I need to find a beater for the harsh Canadian winter coming soon. I rode my Norco Rival through it all last year, and now the poor thing needs $350 of work just to be *almost* road worthy!!!

    Any suggestions on a cheap but rugged winter ride would be most appreciated!

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    Life is good RonH's Avatar
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    Welcome.
    Cheap and rugged can't be used in the same sentence.
    Try craigslist to find a bike you can build up to meet your expectations. Or stop by the Commuting forum and Winter Cycling forum for ideas/suggestions.
    My bikes: 2001 Litespeed Tuscany---2015 Cannondale SuperSix EVO carbon

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    Lanky Lass East Hill's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by RonH View Post
    Welcome.
    Cheap and rugged can't be used in the same sentence.
    So true! Why not see if you can't pick up a Rockhopper from CL?

    Welcome to BikeForums, and don't hesitate to send me a PM if you have any questions .

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    Newbie dave.cyco's Avatar
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    Hey guys, thanks for the welcome and the suggestions. I just checked craigslist and there are no bikes available in my area right now.

    I appreciate the offer East Hill!

    We have a good shop in town that might be able to help me out. I need a 22-23" frame, so it's almost as tough to find a bike as it is to find pants that fit (tall thin guy).
    Focus on where you want to go, not on what you fear

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    Lanky Lass East Hill's Avatar
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    Bummer about non-availability, but things do come up in a flash on CL. Sometimes you have to be up early in the mornings to catch one before someone else snags a gem, too!

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