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Old 05-14-10, 01:29 AM   #1
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Hello! From Ann Arbor, Michigan

Hello everyone. Just wanted to introduce myself to all of you and say that I've read quite a few posts on this site and have really enjoyed them. I finally decided to sign up and I think I'll enjoy the community here.

I don't yet own my own bike (I've been using my girlfriends) but I hope to own one soon. If any of you have any tips on where to get a nice used, or the type to get, that would be wonderful!

I live in a college town, about 3 miles to downtown, and I want to get into biking more. The downtown is bike-friendly(ish), but there is also a LOT of traffic at certain times, and most drivers don't pay much attention or much care to bikers or pedestrians.

So with that, I'm looking for a bike that is good for commuting, but I'd also like one that I could use for longer distance biking. If possible, I'd like to be able to do trips of 15, 20 miles or more comfortably.

Thanks a lot everyone, and I am looking forward to being part of Bike Forums!
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Old 05-14-10, 05:49 AM   #2
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Hello cineman, and welcome to Bike Forums!

I'd expect used bikes market to be somewhat lively in a college town? It would be good to have someone with you who knows bikes when you go shopping though.

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