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    Hello - novice bike commuter

    Hi!

    I am a law student in the Washington DC area, and 75% of my commutes to and from school and work are done on my bike. I ride a 2006 Raleigh Cadent 2 and have few complaints. Poor as dirt, so I am stuck with it for at least another year or two. I guess I had better speak kindly of the bike or something else might break.

    I've been snooping around on the forum the last few days. Having participated on other hobby/lifestyle forums in the past, I am looking forward to being a member here.

    If anyone feels like pitching in their two cents, I have made a post about my hunt for a good, inexpensive set of panniers here.

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    Life is good RonH's Avatar
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    Welcome to BikeForums.
    There's nothing wrong with a Raleigh Cadent, so don't put it down too much.
    My bikes: 2001 Litespeed Tuscany---2015 Cannondale SuperSix EVO carbon

    If you worried about falling off the bike, you’d never get on. -- Lance Armstrong

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    Quote Originally Posted by RonH View Post
    Welcome to BikeForums.
    There's nothing wrong with a Raleigh Cadent, so don't put it down too much.
    Good point. I suppose I have to claim responsibility for some of the reliability issues, owing partly to neglect and partly to hard use. The bike was an upgrade - from a Pacific, I think - and I loved it from the first ride. Such a difference! So I don't want to demean the model is general. It really is a nice ride.

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    Senior Member rumrunn6's Avatar
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    welcome to the forum. hope you like it. nice bike btw ... *jealous* how'd you get such a nice bike if you are dirt poor? gift?
    cycling is like baseball ~ it doesn't take much to make it interesting

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    Thanks, rumrunn6. Well, before I started school I had a job that provided expendable income. Final big purchases were a decent bike and a reliable car, knowing that there would be no way of affording it while in school!

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