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Old 08-10-09, 01:22 PM   #1
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Thank you Tom...

It'e s been awhile since I've been on one of these formum places so I might be a bit out of place at first. I joined because now that we have our rv and have started going south in the winter I am interested in learning about bikes! My husband will still be employed this winter but I am older than he and would enjoy hearing suggestions on buying a bike just for pleasure riding. We will be in St. Marys GA where the lay of the land is akin to a bowling alley. However I am an astmatic and have not ridden since a child... 55 yrs ago. So I guess that makes me old... out of shape and wheezing! The big question is "What should I buy?" Having heard the "more gears, the better", sort of scares me as I have never ridden anything with gears. My old bike had what I guess today would be called ballon tires??? I am just a little old lady from NH who wants to get out an go while hubby works one more winter and hopefully then he will get with the program as well. What should I consider for purchase?
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Old 08-10-09, 01:56 PM   #2
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Old 08-10-09, 02:02 PM   #3
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Welcome to BF young lady!

You don't need to worry about all those gears...they still make those simple cruiser-type bikes that range anywhere from only one speed to 3-8 speeds. In a flat area, a simple 3 speed cruiser would be more than adequate for you. They come in really great colors now too!

Take a look at Electra bikes online for starters, then get yourself down to your local bike shops and test ride to your heart's content till you find a bike that fits you, fits your budget, and most of all, makes you feel like a kid at Christmas again!
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Old 08-10-09, 03:13 PM   #4
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Thank you...

I have just found CatWeazel and have been reading his missive. I wish I could say I really understood the stuff about gears... perhaps after a few readings.
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