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    Hello from Gainesville

    Hello from Gainesville, here. I've been using the forums for bike research since my Giant hybrid/standard college fare bike was stolen a few weeks ago. Now that I'm getting ready to make a new purchase I figured I'd register and get some advice

    Great site!
    Nate

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    Welcome to Bike Forms. It's too bad your bike was stolen. But the good part is that you have an excuse to shop for a new one!

    What kind of bike are you looking for?
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    So Tom only hires people that are nutty? Is part of the requirement to be a moderator on this site is that you have to be nuts??
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    Life is good RonH's Avatar
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    Welcome to BF.
    Which Gainesville? FL, GA, TX????
    My bikes: 2001 Litespeed Tuscany---2015 Cannondale Supersix EVO carbon 105

    Life is like a 10-speed bicycle. Most of us have gears we never use. ~ Charles Schultz

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    I'm thinking of pairing a modern fixed-gear with a vintage road bike (preferably with an internal gear hub, but man are those hard to find!).

    I've been looking at the Jamis Beatnick and the SE Lager as a "school and back" bike.

    For the vintage bike, I've been looking for Raleighs, etc, from the 1940s and 1950s, but apparently they're very rare. I might have to give up on the internal gear hope (short of doing a conversion myself) and go with a vintage 10 speed or similar.

    Another option would be to flip it: get a vintage fixed gear (tons of those around) and a modern road/comfort bike. I like the first setup though.

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    Oh, and Gainesville, FL. Don't worry, I'm a grad student, so I won't start off with any Go Gators chants

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    How can you live in G'ville and not get all caught up in the Gator hype? Especially during football season. Good luck finding a new ride. With all the students it shouldn't be too hard. And take a look at Craigslist for something slightly used is you know what your looking for.

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