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Old 11-06-09, 03:33 PM   #1
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Dawes SSt beating a dead horse?

I'M actually a chef at a hotel that decided to commute 10 miles a day on an ss that I havent ordered yet. I want to get exercise and my driving privleges are suspended for 3 months. I was looking at the Dawes SST because it was definitly in my price range. Does this bike exist? or is Bikes Direct the only one selling it??? I wish I could afford more but its time to make some sacrifices. I like the Bullnose handles . Im 6 foot 3 220 lbs. Im hoping to really get in to the cycling not only because Im forced to but because of the physical value. Any sugesstions? And where the hell can I buy this bike cheaper? I have a feeling its not what it is worth? Thanx dudes..
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Old 11-06-09, 04:50 PM   #2
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It's a fine bike. As far as I know it's only available through BikesDirect.

Look for threads about it in the Singlespeed/Fixed Gear Forum further down the main page.
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Old 11-06-09, 09:03 PM   #3
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Welcome to Bike Forums. I will echo lambo_vt's advice to check out the Singlespeed/Fixed Gear forum.
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Old 11-06-09, 09:22 PM   #4
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The Dawes SST is on sale ...

2010 Dawes SST Web Only Sale $299.95
http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/dawes/sst.htm

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Old 11-11-09, 07:17 PM   #5
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Thank you for the reply's!!, Although Ive been on my bike search now for the last month, I'ts came to my attention that I live in a rural area with moderate rocks and trails. Bikes Direct sounds like my best best for purchasing a bike for my needs. I have recently took in to account that not only do I have to commute to work but would enjoy riding through some of the trails througout Yorktown battlefield and rough canvased roads here in Virginia. I need to keep up with my wifes comfort Raliegh, cause she can really hall A@S>!!!!!!!. I was thinking about the Stratford Windsor? I had my heart set on this Street bike but now Im opt to change , and the money is still dormant,lol! What are anyones thoughts on the Windsor? I'm not very quick to purchase something I think I wouldnt be unhappy with. Lbs are like car salesmen! I know how to fit my bike I just need the right bike!!! I like the flat handlbars, gears arent an issue for me. Any suggestions? Judgement day is coming very soon .
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Thank you for the reply's!!

I was thinking about the Stratford Windsor? I had my heart set on this Street bike but now I'm opt to change , and the money is still dormant,lol! What are anyones thoughts on the Windsor? I'm not very quick to purchase something I think I wouldn't be unhappy with. Lbs are like car salesmen! I know how to fit my bike I just need the right bike!!! I like the flat handlebars, gears aren't an issue for me. Any suggestions? Judgment day is coming very soon .
The Stratford Windsor is a nice bike ... have you also considered the Dawes Lightning?

Dawes Lightning Tour Shimano 24 Speed Road Bike
Altair 1 aluminum compact frame, Shimano 2200 24 speed
http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/dawes/lttour.htm

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Old 11-12-09, 09:54 PM   #7
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If you find the trails a bit hard with the Windsor or Lightning, a switch of tires to 28 mm would not be too expensive, but 25 mm ones should do.
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Old 11-15-09, 09:37 AM   #8
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I am new here also but since you say you are thinking about maybe riding some trails, that opens up the bikes quite a bit for you.

I am not sure if it is the same where you live but there are deals on mountain bikes and hybrids near me but none on road bikes. I ordered a Mercier Aero TT from Bikesdirect because I couldn't find anything for the price near me. If I were you, I would check Craigslist for a hybrid. It sounds like exactly what you need.

You should be able to find dozens of decent hybrids for good prices. I have a Specialized Sirrus that I got at a local bike shop in 07 for $550 but if I were to buy now, I could save hundreds on CL. I have seen the Trek 7.3 (or whatever their hybrid is) on CL for $75-350. Average price is $150-250 for bikes that normally have only been rode a few times. When you consider that new they are $400-$600 and they often are still in like new condition, they are bargains.

What city are you in? Post that and we can look on CL for you.
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