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Old 06-10-10, 09:37 AM   #1
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Hello - novice bike commuter

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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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Old 06-10-10, 10:34 AM   #2
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Welcome to BikeForums.
There's nothing wrong with a Raleigh Cadent, so don't put it down too much.
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Old 06-10-10, 12:15 PM   #3
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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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Old 06-10-10, 12:55 PM   #4
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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?
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Old 06-10-10, 01:23 PM   #5
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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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